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Gordon L. Monsen
Gordon Monsen is a Founding Member of the Firm and principal architect of its credit-based financing solutions for single tenant commercial properties. Mr. Monsen also spearheads the product development and overall market strategy for the firm. In addition to his leadership management responsibilities at the firm, Mr. Monsen undertakes Lead Banker responsibilities for most transactions at the firm, especially those involving high-leverage, complex lease provisions, and have intricate structuring requirements.

The Norseman Group, LLC
800 Lanidex Plaza
Suite 110
Parsippany, NJ 07054

Tel:  973.947.0304
Fax: 973.947.0319

Mr. Monsen brings over 22 years of varied experience in the capital markets to the Firm.  Mr. Monsen had formerly been Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Westmont Capital Corporation, a mortgage company with origination volume that hit $50 Million a month.

Mr. Monsen was a Managing Director at PaineWebber, now UBS/PaineWebber, from 1995 to 1997 where he was responsible for the securitization and placement of more than $4 Billion in asset-backed securities.  Mr. Monsen served as a Managing Director of Bear Stearns from 1991 through 1994 with responsibilities for trade support in the residential mortgage business and the development of long term credit default and prepayment models.  Mr. Monsen joined Bear Stearns from Telerate/Dow Jones, where he had been President of the Mortgage Division responsible for all mortgage products and markets.  He earned this position after completing the development of the Advanced Factor Services, a short-term mortgage prepayment model, which he sold to Telerate.  From 1979 to 1984, Mr. Monsen was a Senior Vice President of Citicorp responsible for the development of trading systems and analytics in the mortgage and fixed income groups.  His experience in the structuring, rating and sales of new esoteric asset-backed securities over the past 10 years was the basis for the creation of the Norseman Mezzanine Loan product.

Mr. Monsen is widely published in the mortgage industry.  Among Mr. Monsen's publications are 'Industry Dislocation Creates Market Opportunities', National Mortgage News, February 22, 1999; 'No Equity Debt Consolidation Loan Performance', Asset Backed Securities Week, December, 1996; 'Effects of Homeowner Creditworthiness on Mortgage Refinancings', Federal Reserve Bank of New York, July, 1996; and 'The New Thinking on Prepayments', Mortgage Banking, October, 1992.  Mr. Monsen has been a speaker at numerous industry conferences and has contributed chapters to several mortgage analytics handbooks.

  B.A. English, Trinity University