Our Principals

Eric Koch, President & Senior Managing Consultant,

Prior to founding E.C. Koch & Co., Inc. in 1988, Mr. Koch was Vice-President & Treasurer of First Federal Savings & Loan Association of Rochester, a $5.5 billion savings and loan association where he was responsible for the overall management of the Association's corporate credit, commercial real estate underwriting and cash management functions as well as the management of the Association's $1.4 billion securities portfolio, $1.1 billion wholesale funding position and $425 million hedge portfolio. Mr. Koch is also the former Vice-President and Director of Fixed Income Research & Trading at GeoVest Advisors, Inc., a regional investment management company and a former Trust Investment Officer and Security Analyst for the Financial Services Industry at Security Trust Company which at the time had over $1 billion in assets. Mr. Koch has over 25 years of progressive experience in the areas of corporate administration and project management, financial management and analysis, credit analysis and hedging, security and real estate analysis, investment portfolio management and asset management and disposition. Among Mr. Koch's many significant accomplishments to date are the design and development of a multi-user securities trading and reporting system for money market and mortgage-backed securities and the design and development of a multi-user credit tracking system for commercial real estate investments, loans and securitizations; the successful negotiation of a $400 million revolving credit facility for the nation's third largest insurance premium finance company; the management oversight of 2 savings and loan associations with combined assets of over $1.3 billion; the supervision of 5 separate asset management departments and project teams which together were responsible for the management and disposition or more than $700 million in distressed real estate loans and properties; the supervision of pre-dissolution due diligence reviews for 42 separate real estate development, mortgage banking, retail financial services and wholesale funding companies; the management and leasing of a historic 1 million square foot downtown retail and office complex during bankruptcy and the credit scoring of a $13 billion international real estate portfolio. Mr. Koch is a former doctoral candidate in philosophy at the University of Rochester and holds an A.B. from Muhlenberg College were he graduated summa cum laude.

Joseph A. Yanni, Senior Managing Director,

Prior to joining E.C. Koch & Co., Inc. in 1989, Mr. Yanni was the Senior Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer of Security New York State Corp., a $1.7 billion multi-bank holding company where he had overall responsibility for all matters relating to accounting, budgeting, tax planning, SEC compliance and investor relations. Mr. Yanni is also the former Director of Finance of Irving Services Corporation, the credit card subsidiary of Irving Trust Company and Charter New York Corporation, the Chief Financial Officer of Columbia Federal Banking Association, the Vice-President and Senior Subsidiary Development Officer of Rochester Community Savings Bank and Vice-President and Deputy Controller of Irving Trust Company. Among Mr. Yanni's many significant accomplishments to date are the supervision of two complex financial assistance agreements for the Federal Savings and Loan Insurance Corporation and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation involving over $1 billion in covered assets; the sale and lease-back of a bank holding company's executive office building; the acquisition of six banks, the acquisition of a large cargo vessel and its long-term lease to a major oil company; and the issuance of numerous securities registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Mr. Yanni holds an A.B. in Commerce and Finance from Pennsylvania State University and an LL.B. from Harvard Law School. Mr. Yanni is a Certified Public Accountant, a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the American Bar Association and the Financial Executives Institute, and an Emeritus Life Associate of the National Association of Management Accountants.

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