David Johnson, Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Johnson is a Principal with Clearpath Advisors LLC. Prior to joining the firm he was SVP of Corporate Development at Memec LLC. Prior to Memec, he worked at McKinsey & Company and Bain & Company. David has an MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
Larry Chiavaro, Executive Vice President
Mr. Chiavaro has over 20 years of progressive experience in the Consumer Finance industry. Most recently, he developed the BPO Loan Servicing Business for CSC, working with Banks, Investment Banks, Finance Companies, and Credit Unions, on a national level. Prior to CSC, Mr. Chiavaro created and managed a national wholesale sales force for NovaStar Mortgage, and held leadership positions at Household / HSBC Auto Finance and GE Capital, where he was recognized by Jack Welch, the legendary CEO of General Electric for his record setting production. Mr. Chiavaro will be overseeing many areas at First Associates and will maintain an office in the New York City area.
Jeanne Ray, Vice President Call Center Operations
Ms. Ray has 15 years of senior management experience in developing call center operations for financial services companies. Prior to joining First Associates, Ms. Ray served as Senior Vice President of Operations and Technology for Inspyre Solutions, a contact center firm that provides solutions to Fortune 500 corporations in the U.S. and Canada. In that role, she led operations management, customer service representatives, quality analysts, applications developers and technical support teams. Before Inspyre, Ms. Ray was the Director of Contact Strategy for Associated Recovery Systems, a Southern California-based financial services firm specializing in late stage collections for many of the largest credit card companies. She holds a bachelor's of science degree from the University of California at San Diego.
David Lamb, Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Lamb is the Chief Financial Officer of Tetra Financial Group, an equipment leasing company, located in Salt Lake City and First Associates. Prior to Tetra Financial Group he served as Founder of AVID Acceptance and Sr. VP of Prestige Financial. Mr. Lamb was instrumental in growing Prestige Financial and maintaining Return on Equity of approximately 25% since the year 2001. Previous positions include: Vice President of Finance and Strategy at Automatic Web, Inc.; Founder/CEO/CFO at Net-Mercial.com, an Internet advertising technology ASP specializing in the development of interstitial ad networks; Founding Executive Director of the Utah Angels, an angel investor network; and Managing Analyst at Venture Analysis, a firm specializing in analytical support for venture capitalists, angel investors and early-stage companies. Mr. Lamb has a BS in Economics from the University of Minnesota and an MBA from Brigham Young University and has been awarded the Chartered Financial Analyst professional designation.
Scott Scharman, Director
Mr. Scharman is President and CEO of Tetra Financial Group; a Salt Lake City based Equipment Finance Company. Prior to founding Tetra, Mr. Scharman held various management positions within the equipment finance industry. Mr. Scharman received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Utah Valley University and a Master of Business Administration from Westminster College.
Jerry Corvino, Chief Technology Officer
Mr. Corvino brings more than three decades of strategic information technology and operations expertise to the firm. Mr. Corvino served as Oracle's CIO in the late 1990s before becoming the CIO and COO of ZiLog, Inc, a supplier of application-specific embedded systems-on-chip solutions for industrial and consumer markets. He was later the CIO for Memec, a global semiconductor distributor that is now part of Avnet (NYSE: AVT). Prior to Oracle, he was the CIO for AT&T Microelectronics and VP of Corporate Information Services for Amdahl, then an information technology company that specialized in IBM mainframe-compatible computer products and was ultimately purchased by Fujitsu.