Tim is a principal in Financial Training Partners. He teaches entry-level and advanced seminars in credit analysis, debt structuring, and financial markets at commercial and investment banks around the world. Tim is the co-author of Financial Training Partners’ Essentials of Finance. He is a former Adjunct Assistant Professor of Banking at New York University, where he taught corporate credit analysis for ten years.
Before joining FTP, Tim worked in the training group at J.P. Morgan, where he was in charge of the Global Credit training program and the financial modeling and credit curriculum for the Investment Banking and Global Markets training programs. In addition, he designed and taught credit analysis and financial modeling in J.P. Morgan’s Client Training program. Tim was a banker at Citibank. He was responsible for a portfolio of large corporate credits in Los Angeles and New York, and did corporate finance work in the Citibank Private Bank. He also did leveraged buyouts and mezzanine investing at General Electric Capital Corporation.
Tim earned a BA from Fordham University and an MBA from the Anderson School of Management at the University of California Los Angeles.
Ron is a principal in Financial Training Partners. He teaches company analysis, corporate finance, credit analysis, financial markets, and debt structuring at commercial and investment banks worldwide. These seminars range from entry-level programs for analysts and associates through senior seminars for experienced practitioners.
Before joining Financial Training Partners, Ron worked in the training group at J.P. Morgan. He managed, designed, and taught in the entry-level training programs for investment banking and credit. In addition, he designed and taught continuing education seminars in the U.S. and Europe.
Ron teaches at the Kenan-Flagler Business School of the University of North Carolina and is the co-author of Financial Training Partners’ Essentials of Finance series of Guides, Notes and Job Aids. His articles have been published in The RMA Journal and he co-authors the industry leading blog commentsoncredit.com. In addition, for over a decade he was an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Banking at New York University, teaching courses in credit and corporate finance.
As a banker at J.P. Morgan for over a decade, Ron was responsible for a portfolio of large corporate credits. His clients included retailers, finance companies, manufacturers, and service companies. His transaction experience includes debt underwriting, M&A advisory, leveraged finance, and securitization. Ron also worked in Morgan’s special asset and corporate restructuring group.
Ron earned a BS in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and has an MA in American History from Columbia University. He serves on the Board of Directors of Alliance of Nonprofits for Insurance and of CultureConnect, Inc. He lives in the Hudson Valley of New York State.
Keith Gossler is an instructor for Financial Training Partners and the founder of Gosscon, LLL, a business consulting and investment firm. He teaches various credit and corporate finance topics, including commercial lending, real estate finance, and corporate and personal credit analysis.
With over three decades in the banking industry, Keith has expertise in private banking, strategic planning, financial management, commercial lending, and commercial real estate.
Prior to joining Financial Training Partners, Keith was the Wealth Management Chief Credit Officer at The Northern Trust Company where he participated in all facets of credit origination for credits ranging from private banking to large commercial transactions. As a member of the Credit Policy Committee, Compliance Committees, Strategic Planning Group, and Corporate ALCO Committee, he brings a comprehensive view of the banking industry to the classroom.
Keith is an honors graduate of the Stonier School of Banking and resides in Scottsdale Arizona.
Jake is the Principal Advisor of Leap Advisory Services, where she partners with market leading consulting and training firms in the financial services sector. She is also the Founder of Leap Learning Lab, an online learning accelerator for female entrepreneurs.
For 20 years, Jake worked in the financial services industry partnering with businesses in automotive, retail, manufacturing, not-for-profit, commercial real estate, and professional services. She has managed teams of account managers, with responsibility for account strategy, underwriting, and risk management. Jake also developed and managed a nationwide training and mentoring program for junior bankers.
Jake earned her undergraduate degree in Political Science and Economics from Western University and an MBA from Royal Roads University. She lives in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Zahid is an instructor for Financial Training Partners and a principal of Risk Consultancy, a consulting and training firm that focuses on corporate credit risk, leveraged finance, and project finance. He works with banks throughout Asia and the Middle East.
He has been a professional trainer since 2009. His expertise includes courses in Advanced Corporate Credit Analysis, Deteriorating Credits, Corporate and Leverage Finance, Project Finance, and Commodity Finance. He has taught within MENA and Asia Pacific regions to global multi-national banks, sovereign wealth funds, and NBFI.
Zahid was a banker for 23 years based in the United States, Singapore, and Pakistan. He was a corporate banker and chief credit risk officer for Asia at American Express Bank and head of counterparty risk in Asia for Visa. He is actively involved in alternative investments and managed a statistical arbitrage commodity hedge fund for 3 years. He has a BBA and MBA from the Institute of Business Administration, Karachi.
Zahid is a Singaporean and resides in Singapore.
Fiona is an instructor for Financial Training Partners and a co-founder and principal of Capital Skills Limited. She teaches courses in debt structuring, corporate credit analysis, analyzing banks and corporate finance at commercial and investment banks around the world, particularly in Western and Central Europe, Central Asia, North Africa, and the Middle East.
Fiona was a banker at Standard Chartered Bank with responsibility for developing corporate banking relationships with large UK companies. She also worked on the UK Syndications Desk and in Acquisition Finance on a number of acquisitions, buy-outs and restructurings, including some of the largest deals committed to by Standard Chartered. Fiona was also a training manager for investment banking at Deutsche Bank and at Goldman Sachs.
Educated at Bristol University, England with a degree in Economic History, Fiona holds the ACIB International Banking qualification and CISI Certificate in Corporate Finance. Fiona is a co-author of Financial Products, A Survival Guide, Euromoney Publications. Fiona lives in Walsingham in England.