Financial Institutions Group

The Capital One® Financial Institutions Group combines a long-standing culture of innovation with industry expertise, advanced analytics and proactive and customized solutions to empower our clients with the information and insights they need to make the right moves at just the right time.

Industry expertise–Leveraging the resources of a top 10 U.S. bank, we use our deep understanding of industry trends, both on a micro and macro level, to help clients get, and stay, ahead.

Advanced analytics–Our expansive and growing network provides us – and our clients – with access to powerful data that can be analyzed and reanalyzed to help make smarter decisions.

Proactive and customized solutions–Our commitment to innovation and technology helps us create customized solutions and anticipate the needs to our clients.

Across our commercial and consumer segments, we combine a leading bank’s balance sheet with the disruptive spirit of an innovator to make sure that you’re always a step ahead of the competition.

Who We Serve

  • Commercial and Consumer Finance Asset Managers
  • Commercial and Consumer Finance Companies
  • Captive Finance Affiliates

Asset Class Expertise

Commercial Assets

  • Asset-Based Lending & Factoring
  • Secured Business Credit
  • Leveraged Lending
  • Security Finance 
  • Small Business Finance
  • Subscription & Fund Finance
  • Working Capital Finance

Consumer Assets

  • Auto Lending & Leasing
  • Home Improvement Finance
  • Residential Mortgage Finance
  • Tax Liens
  • Timeshare Finance 
  • Unsecured Consumer Point of Sale Finance

Additional Banking Solutions

Our Leadership

Dave Kucera
Head of Financial Institutions Group

Dave has more than 25 years of investment and commercial banking experience advising owners and managers of financial assets, assisting in financing, raising capital and delivering customized solutions to clients in many countries. Before joining Capital One, he led the U.S. Securitization business for BMO Capital Markets, which he co-founded and helped build into a leading North American provider – providing more than $75 billion in funding for the lender finance markets.

Mike Sznajder
Managing Director

Mike has worked in the commercial finance industry for more than 25 years. His background includes building and leading specialty lending teams, as well as founding and running leveraged lending businesses focused on the healthcare industry at both CapitalSource and Heller Financial, Inc. In addition, Mike also has experience in credit and private equity.

Kevin P. Gibbons
Managing Director

Kevin is responsible for the origination and structuring of asset-backed financings for specialty finance companies and asset managers as well as the management of the consumer asset financing businesses within Capital One's Financial Institutions Group. During his career, he provided more than $10 billion of financing to owners of financial assets through asset-backed lending and capital markets solutions across a wide array of assets. Kevin is a CFA Charterholder.

Mahesh Rajagopalan
Managing Director

Mahesh leads 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.

Meet the Team

Matt Tallo
Managing Director

Matt has more than 20 years of experience in structured finance. He has worked on a variety of consumer and commercial asset classes for clients in North America, Asia, Europe and Australia. Before coming to Capital One®, he was with WestLB AG for more than 21 years.

John Walsh
Managing Director

John joined Capital One in 2011. With 13 years of experience, prior to Capital One, he was chief financial officer for MainStreet Lender where he successfully grew the business from a de novo entity to one of the 20 largest SBA 7A lenders in the country. Before that, he worked for Well Fargo's Corporate and Investment Banking Group.

Daniel Strong, CFA

Daniel joined Capital One in 2016 with a focus on relationship management for the Financial Institutions Group, involving the origination, structuring and placement of structured credit investment opportunities. Prior to joining Capital One, Daniel worked in the U.S. Structured Credit and Solutions Group at Natixis in a similar capacity.

Dan Tsacoumangos

Dan joined Capital One in 2016 as a director in the Financial Institutions Group. Prior to joining Capital One, Dan 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.

Meet the Team

Dave Donofrio
Managing Director

Dave joined Capital One® in 2016 as managing director in the Financial Institutions Group. Prior to joining Capital One, Dave served as a director of the Asset-Backed Finance division of HSBC Securities (USA) Inc. Dave holds an undergraduate Bachelor of Science degree in finance from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Anita Kennedy
Senior Vice President

Anita has been part of the Financial Institutions Group at Capital One and its predecessor bank, Hibernia, for the past 15 years. She began her career as a portfolio manager and continued on to positions as a relationship manager and section manager. She also served in various other roles at Hibernia Bank and First Commerce Corporation.

Donald Potts
Senior Vice President

Don has 25 years of industry expertise experience. He has served in a variety of roles, working most recently for Capital One as well as CapitalSource, FINOVA Capital Corporation – Rediscount Division and Creekwood Capital Corporation.

Recent Transactions


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