Executive Officers:

Alim Kassam, Co-Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Kassam is the Co-Chief Executive Officer of Rama Capital Partners, LLC and Athas Capital Group, Inc., both companies that he co-founded in 2008. Athas has the distinction of being one of the nation’s largest non-prime mortgage lenders and has been credited for pioneering the re-birth of “sane” sub-prime lending. Rama Capital is Athas’ in-house financing arm.

Previously, Mr. Kassam joined Quality Home Loans as its Chief Executive Officer one week after the company filed for Chapter 11 protection. In addition to managing the day-to-day operations of the company, Mr. Kassam was responsible for navigating the bankruptcy process and architected a $167M securitization.

Prior to Quality Home Loans, Mr. Kassam was the Senior Credit Analyst at Pacificor LLC where he focused on investing in stressed, distressed and special situation credit opportunities. Over his tenure, Pacificor’s returns outperformed the high yield indices by over 10% per year and the firm’s assets under management grew to $600 million from $200 million.
Before joining Pacificor, Mr. Kassam was an Investment Analyst with CapitalSource Finance LLC where he focused on making secured debt and mezzanine investments in healthcare companies.

Mr. Kassam began his career as an Investment Banker with Lehman Brothers, Inc. where he worked with private equity firms to source and finance leveraged acquisitions and to develop strategic alternatives for their existing portfolio companies. He also worked with global industrial companies across a broad range of corporate finance projects including mergers and acquisitions, all tranches of debt offerings/underwriting, and both public and private equity offerings

Mr. Kassam graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles where he studied Business Economics and Accounting.

Brian O’Shaughnessy, Co-Chief Executive Officer

Mr. O’Shaughnessy is the Co-Chief Executive Officer of Rama Capital Partners, LLC and Athas Capital Group, Inc., both companies that he co-founded in 2008. Athas has the distinction of being one of the nation’s largest non-prime mortgage lenders and has been credited for pioneering the re-birth of “sane” sub-prime lending. Rama Capital is Athas’ in-house financing arm.

Previously, Mr. O’Shaughnessy was the President of Quality Home Loans, joining them after they purchased his prior company, Bankers Express Mortgage, in 2007. While at Quality Home Loans, Mr. O’Shaughnessy helped to orchestrate a $167M securitization.

In 1998, Mr. O’Shaughnessy founded Bankers Express Mortgage with the vision of running a private, alternative mortgage lender that put profit above production. Bankers Express participated in all aspects of mortgage origination and secondary market activities, including A paper, sub-prime, and hard money paper. The company grew to over 55 employees and posted an impressive streak of profitability for 36 consecutive quarters, the entire span of its existence.

Mr. O’Shaughnessy had his start in the mortgage banking industry with Title West Mortgage Inc., where he excelled to become President. During his tenure, he helped Title West grow from 20 employees to over 250 employees and $160 million per month in production. Mr. O’Shaughnessy is also credited with building a wholesale division and pioneering sub-prime loans with Bank One, in the days before FICO scores were established.

 

Rama Capital Partners CFL# 603 H047
The Rama Fund CFL# 603 H064
Rama Capital Advisors DRE# 01912784
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