Daily News: October 9, 2013

Lofaso Joins Healthcare Finance Group as CFO

Healthcare Finance Group announced that John Lofaso joined the company in the new position of chief financial officer. Lofaso will lead all aspects of the financing and accounting functions, and have primary responsibility for financing matters involving HFG’s lenders and Fifth Street Finance.

The CFO role at HFG was established to handle expansion of the financial and reporting requirements anticipated as HFG’s business grows and increases in complexity.

Lofaso was previously the chief financial officer at DiMaio Ahmad Capital, a fixed income hedge fund in New York. Before joining DA Capital, Lofaso was chief financial officer of the Fixed Income Alternatives division at Citi Alternative Investments. Previously, he was senior credit analyst at Refco Securities and an associate in JP Morgan’s M&A and controller’s departments. Lofaso started his career as an auditor at PriceWaterhouseCoopers. A licensed CPA, he holds a MBA from Fordham University and a BBA from Hofstra University.

Dan Chapa, CEO, said, “John has an impressive background, having held senior positions at different financing firms during his career. This experience has given him insight into a variety of financing aspects that affect HFG and will enhance his ability to lead HFG’s efforts as it grows in size and complexity. We are confident that John will have an immediate positive impact on HFG’s operations and are delighted that he has joined our team.”