Conference Speakers

Chetan Bhandari

Senior Vice President, Corporate Finance & Treasurer
Toys “R” Us

Chetan BhandariChetan Bhandari, Senior Vice President Corporate Finance and the Treasurer at Toys “R” Us is responsible for managing relationships with domestic and international lenders, depository banks, credit insurers and credit rating agencies, as well as overseeing the company’s global cash management, foreign exchange programs and capital markets activities. An experienced finance executive with broad retail and consumer goods experience, he was most recently Managing Director at GLC.

In his role at GLC, Mr. Bhandari primarily focused on restructuring advisory assignments and building the firm’s M&A, financial sponsor and private placement business. Prior to this, he served as a Managing Director in Investment Banking at Goldman, Sachs & Co., responsible for the Consumer/Retail group’s leveraged finance business across the Americas.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Bhandari served as a Managing Director in the Restructuring Group with UBS and a Vice President in the Investment Banking division with Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette.

Previously, Mr. Bhandari was a founding member of Merrill Lynch & Co.’s European leveraged finance business.

He received a bachelor’s degree in economics and international relations from Brown University and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School.

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Jessica Butler

Principal
Attain Consulting Group | Attain Academy

Jessica ButlerJessica Butler is the founder of Attain Consulting Group, a deduction and chargeback management advisory firm. Creating Attain in 2004 after discovering her passion and talent for helping companies reduce chargebacks & deductions, Attain Consulting Group provides practical, experience-based solutions in all areas of the deduction management process.

Known throughout the industry as an expert and thought leader in the area of deduction management as well as negotiation, Jessica works with companies to help them “Take Control of Deductions”, is frequently published and is a highly sought after speaker at conferences and seminars. As a former partner with Grant Thornton LLP, Jessica has over 30 years of consulting experience and has dedicated most of the past 16 years focusing exclusively in the area of deduction and chargeback management. Jessica is a CPA and received her MBA from New York University.

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Dennis Cantalupo

Chief Operating Officer
Creditntell.com

Dennis CantalupoDennis Cantalupo, Chief Operating Officer of Creditntell.com, has been conducting in-depth analyses of high-risk companies and was especially instrumental in the continued development of company’s products & services since his joining the Creditntell’s analyst team in May of 2000.

Dennis began his career with the Chase Manhattan Bank as an Interest Rate Swap Analyst eventually moving to a senior position where he further analyzed the intricacies of hedging fixed income debt with Exotic Interest Rate Swaps.

After his tenure on the derivative side, Dennis moved to the fixed income end as a Syndicate Associate with Chase Securities’ Corporate Bond Underwriting group. In this position, Dennis helped high profile corporations raise needed capital through the issuance of debt securities.

Dennis holds the MBA degree from the Colorado Technical University and received his Bachelor's degree in Finance from the University of South Florida Colorado Technical University.

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