Mission & Vision
North Fork Partners was formed in 2014 with the primary purpose of originating and funding private debt transactions to generate superior risk-adjusted returns. The current management team has been originating and funding similar transactions through superior structuring and industry knowledge since 2010.
North Fork Partners, is uniquely positioned to originate and underwrite private investments. Through our network of originators along with our deep legal, accounting and auditing expertise, we have created a long track record of analyzing and structuring financings for underserved companies.
John C. Fernando
John C. Fernando has 20 years of experience in the specialty finance arena as a lender, investment banker and attorney. He has expertise in a variety of financial products, from secured and unsecured lending to asset-backed securities private equity investments. Mr. Fernando was appointed to the Board of Directors for the Virginia Tech Foundation for a three-year term in 2016 and is an active member of the Foundation’s Investment Committee.
Prior to joining North Fork Partners, Mr. Fernando was the president of Boston Finance Group where he oversaw the origination and underwriting of BFG’s debt portfolio. From 1997 to 2005, Mr. Fernando led a team originating and structuring new and complex ABS at Lehman Brothers. During his tenure at Lehman, Mr. Fernando executed cash and synthetic securitizations of asset classes including corporate loans, credit linked notes, legal fees, structured settlements, commercial aircraft, cell towers, FCC licenses, intellectual property rights, and utility rate reduction bonds. Prior to joining Lehman Brothers, Mr. Fernando was an attorney at Brown & Wood where he provided tax advice on structured finance transactions. Mr. Fernando holds a B.S. in Physics from Virginia Tech, a J.D. from William & Mary, and an LL.M. in Taxation from New York University.
Frank M. Gren
Frank M. Gren is a trusted advisor to the highest levels of federal and state governments, investment banks, and the trial bar regarding issues ranging from national security to esoteric financing. Mr. Gren has previously served in the US Navy as an aviator, Head of Nominations and Appointments for the Naval Academy, and Congress/Senate Liaison.
Mr. Gren is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and the Georgia Institute of Technology. He has served on the board or committees of numerous corporate, professional and civic organizations ranging from the U.S. Naval Institute to the Harvard Fogg Museum.
Noah F. Cutler
Noah F. Cutler has over 15 years of structured finance and credit experience, having underwritten over $5B worth of secured and unsecured debt. Additionally, he has structured and closed over $100MM of asset-backed loan facilities for small to medium sized businesses.
Prior to joining North Fork Partners, Mr. Cutler was a Financial Advisor with Bank of America Merrill Lynch where he was responsible for, origination, structure and execution of a $400MM investment portfolio of retail and institutional investors. Prior to Merrill Lynch, Mr. Cutler was a founding partner of a private money fund that provided bridge financing for commercial real estate assets. Mr. Cutler has also worked for the numerous financial institutions including Deutsche Banc, Lehman Brothers, Société Générale and The Related Companies by providing underwriting, deal structuring and due diligence for their structured lending and commercial mortgage platforms. Mr. Cutler holds a B.A. in Economics from New York University.