As CEO and Co-founder of NewOak Capital, Ron’s focus on overall firm management and directly oversees the fiduciary asset management, principal investments and firm’s strategic mergers and acquisition. Ron is actively devising and implementing creative solutions to many of the credit and liquidity crisis dilemmas across the globe for its institutional clients in advisory, asset management or capital markets roles. Ron was formerly with BlackRock where he was Head of Structured Finance Business and senior member of several key committees: Alternative, New Business, and Fixed Income Business Committees. In the last two years Mr. D’Vari focused on some of the largest advisory, de-risking and restructuring global assignments in the industry. He also helped to set up Penny MAC, a mortgage company and was lead portfolio manager for BlackRock’s Mortgage Investors, a distressed securities fund. Prior to BlackRock, D’Vari was a member of Bond Policy Committee responsible for MBS/ABS/CMBS sectors of the portfolios and overall fixed income research; D’Vari holds MBA, PhD and MS degrees from UCLA and has held adjunct faculty positions at UCLA, Boston University, and Brandeis.