Ron DíVari, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer at NewOak Capital Advisors, has over 29 years of experience in alternative asset management, advisory, solutions, and academics. DíVari has helped structure creative solutions for many high profile global complex-securities cases. Formerly an executive at BlackRock, DíVari served as the global head of structured finance and member of Fixed Income Business, Investment Strategy Group, Alternatives, and New Products Management Committees. DíVari co-managed over $60 billion in structured strategies and lead structuring, securitization and management of over $30 billion. DíVari has over 15 years of teaching experience at UCLA, USC, Boston University, and Brandeis, and has authored several peer-reviewed papers. DíVari is currently on the editorial board of Journal of Structured Finance and serves on ASF Advisory Board. DíVari has served on the board of the Boston Security Analyst Society and United Planet. DíVari holds B.S., M.S., M.B.A., and PhD degrees from UCLA, and is a CFA charterholder.