Capital One expanded its Financial Institutions Group with the appointment of four senior professionals. Managing Director Mahesh Rajagopalan and Directors Dan Tsacoumangos and Daniel Strong will report to Dave Kucera, managing director and head of the Financial Institutions Group. Managing Director Dave Donofrio will report to Kevin Gibbons, managing director and head of Consumer Assets Relationship Management.

“Capital One is bringing significant resources to bear upon the financial institutions and asset-backed securities marketplaces, and we’re pleased to welcome these experienced professionals to further build our capabilities and leverage the latest market analytics and intelligence,” said Kucera.

Donofrio assumed the role of a relationship manager for the Financial Institutions Group. Before joining Capital One, he served as a director of the Asset-Backed Finance division of HSBC Securities (USA). With more than 25 years in structured finance banking, his experience encompasses a broad range of conventional and esoteric asset classes in both the commercial and consumer sectors.

Rajagopalan will spearhead the structuring and analytics efforts for the various industries and asset classes originated within the Financial Institutions Group. With more than 18 years of experience, he previously led the structuring team in the Securitized Products Group at Barclays, providing structuring and analytics expertise in consumer and commercial receivables, non-traditional/esoteric assets, and residential mortgage backed securities.

Tsacoumangos most recently served as director within the Asset-Backed Finance Group at PNC Capital Markets, where he was responsible for origination, structuring and analysis of structured transactions for financial services clients.

Strong is focused on relationship management for the Financial Institutions Group, which will involve the origination, structuring and placement of structured credit investment opportunities. Previously he worked in the U.S. Structured Credit and Solutions Group at Natixis in a similar capacity.

Capital One’s Financial Institutions team is dedicated to the lender finance market and partners with non-bank financial institutions and asset managers to provide a variety of customized lending and financing products, including asset securitization, recourse and non-recourse financing and interest rate hedging.