NewOak has hired Andrea Bryan as a managing director in its credit services group. In her new role, Bryan will be responsible for credit risk management and operating advisor services for structured products.

“It’s a pleasure to have Andrea join NewOak to help spearhead such essential services as collateral validation, servicer oversight and other credit management functions,” said Ron D’Vari, NewOak’s CEO and co-founder. “Andrea’s expertise will be an excellent resource and guiding force as we move forward.”

Bryan brings more than 20 years of experience in structured finance markets to NewOak, with a focus on commercial real estate, commercial mortgage-backed securities and collateralized debt obligations.

Prior to joining NewOak, Bryan worked for Standard & Poor’s for 15 years. Early in her time at S&P, Bryan was an analyst charged with evaluating CMBS transactions and eventually was lead analyst on more than $5 billion of CRE securitizations.

She was later named head of S&P’s structured finance team in Tokyo, where she managed a team of 20 analysts responsible for rating all securitizations in the region and was also a member of the executive management team responsible for implementing business strategy in the region.

She returned to the U.S. in 2004 to become regional practice leader for the North America structured credit ratings team responsible for rating pooled credit derivatives transactions.

“Andrea is a true professional who not only brings tremendous experience and skill to NewOak, but also has the leadership and vision necessary for our entrepreneurial and growing firm,” said Chad Burhance, partner and head of credit services.