Management Team

George Oka

George Oka

Senior Vice President, Head of Corporate Development

Mr. Oka joins Ladenburg with over 14 years of experience in investment banking and financial services. Mr. Oka previously served as Senior Vice President at Jefferies Finance LLC, a joint venture between Mass Mutual Life Insurance Company and Jefferies LLC. In this role, Mr. Oka led the structuring, origination and execution of leveraged loan transactions for leveraged buyouts, acquisitions, refinancings and dividend recapitalizations across multiple sectors. He also previously served as Vice President in the Financial Institutions Group at Jefferies LLC, where he completed a variety of mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt transactions across multiple financial sectors, including specialty finance, broker-dealers and diversified holding companies.

Mr. Oka received a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Marketing from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University.

Brett H. Kaufman

Brett H. Kaufman

Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Brian L. Heller

Brian L. Heller

Senior Vice President - Business and Legal Affairs

Craig Timm

Craig Timm

Chief Risk Officer