RD Companies Deepens Management Bench As They Expand Their New York Office

date: 08/01/2016

Cresskill, NJ - The RD Companies announced today that hedge fund industry veteran Amy B. Hirsch, has been hired to fill the newly created position of Chief Operating Officer.

Expanding the build-out of its New York office, and further strengthening the infrastructure, Mr. Phillip H. Kwon has been hired as General Counsel, and Ms. Linda Zheng, CPA as Chief Financial Officer.

Ms. Hirsch, CEO and CIO of Paradigm Consulting Services, LLC. brings 35 years of experience in Alternative Investments & Hedge Funds including due diligence, operations, and asset management. She has been responsible for managing in excess of one billion dollars of hedge fund-of-funds products and has conducted operational and investment due diligence on innumerable alternative investment firms. She started her career at Merrill Lynch Commodities where she was Vice President of Trading Services for ML Futures Investment Partners before becoming Senior Vice President at Smith Barney in their Managed Futures Group. She was Chief Operating Officer at Link Strategic Investments prior to becoming one of the four partners that launched Paradigm LDC. Ms. Hirsch has been the sole owner of Paradigm Consulting Services, LLC. since 1996.

Mr. Kwon brings twenty-two years of legal experience, most recently and notably federal- and state government litigation and regulatory practice. He was, most recently, First Assistant Attorney General of the Office of the Attorney General for the State of New Jersey, and held the positions of Assistant U.S. Attorney, Criminal Division and Special Prosecutions Division, Chief of the Violent Crimes Division, and Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division of the United States Attorney’s Office, District of New Jersey. Among his many accomplishments, Mr. Kwon was awarded the FBI, Newark Division Award for Outstanding Prosecution Skills.

Ms. Zheng joins the RD Companies from Premium Point Investments L.P. where she was the Director of Finance. Prior to Premium Point, she spent nine and a half years at Fortress Investment Group LLC, most recently as Deputy Chief Financial officer and Managing Director with responsibility for the Drawbridge Special Opportunities Fund. Prior to Fortress, Ms. Zheng was Manager, Financial Services Industry at Ernst & Young LLP, and started her career at Siguler Guff and Company, LLC where she was a Senior Accountant.

About the RD Companies

The RD Companies are comprised of RD Legal Funding, LLC, RD Legal Capital, LLC and RD Legal Group, LLC. The RD Companies together are in the business of originating legal receivables and managing investment vehicles that invest in these assets.

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