Thomas Buttacavoli serves as Chief Investment Officer at Ready Capital. Mr. Buttacavoli is also CIO of Ready Capital’s external manager, Waterfall Asset Management, LLC and is Portfolio Manager of the firm’s SBC loan portfolio. Prior to joining Waterfall in 2005, Mr. Buttacavoli was a Structured Finance Analyst specializing in intellectual property securitization at Licent Capital. Prior to joining Licent Capital, he was a Strategic Planning Analyst at BNY Capital Markets. Mr. Buttacavoli started his career as a Financial Analyst within Merrill Lynch’s Partnership Finance Group. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Finance and Accounting from New York University’s Stern School of Business in 1999.