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.