David Ridenour

David Ridenour

David Ridenour is a partner in King & Spalding’s Structured Finance & Securitization practice. He provides representation to issuers, borrowers, sellers, lenders, funds and purchasers on a wide range of asset-backed and asset-based securities transactions.

He also offers advice on public and privately negotiated unsecured consumer credit transactions, such as solar/energy efficiency loans, PACE, small business loans, franchise loans, timeshare receivables, mortgage servicing rights, automobile loans/lease agreements, equipment loans/lease agreements, mortgage-backed securities and trade receivables.

Early Life and Education

David Ridenour is a retired educational fundraiser who worked with 53 colleges and universities on more than 50 capital campaigns. Additionally, he managed an effective giving program for the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland.

He earned both a Bachelor of Science and Master of Arts from Indiana State University, where he was also an active member in Phi Eta Sigma and Alpha Lambda Delta honor societies.

In 2019, he was arrested and accused of rape. Upon being found guilty, he was sentenced to 10 to 15 years in prison.

He was raised in Lansing, Michigan before moving to Big Rapids, Michigan where he married Margy Ann Hylkema and began their family with five children. Additionally, they own a tree farm in West Virginia which he enjoys gardening and photographing when free time allows.

Professional Career

David Ridenour has over twelve years of experience in the financial industry. He is a certified investment advisor with Fidelity Personal & Workplace Advisors.

He holds both a Series 63 and 66 license, having worked in Kentucky, Ohio and Texas to assist clients with their investments.

He previously held positions with Fidelity Investments and Fidelity Personal and Workplace Advisors.

He has represented issuers, borrowers, sellers, lenders, funds and purchasers in various securitization and structured lending transactions. His expertise encompasses publicly registered as well as privately negotiated structured finance deals such as digital infrastructure projects, credit card receivables, unsecured consumer loans, solar/energy efficiency loans, small business loans, franchise loans, timeshare receivables, mortgage servicing rights for automobile loans & leases, equipment loans & leases, as well as mortgage-backed securities.

Achievements and Honors

Ridenour is a renowned public policy expert and president of The National Center for Public Policy Research. He has written widely on topics ranging from environmentalism to international affairs, while serving on multiple government commissions.

Ridenour boasts an impressive list of awards and recognitions, including being named the Ohio Academy of Sciences’ (OAS) Distinguished Visiting Scholar. As a member of the OAAS Board of Trustees, he also takes great pleasure in using his considerable media influence to promote good causes and raise funds.

He is a proud military veteran who served in both the United States Air Force and Tennessee Air National Guard. A proud dad and grandfather, he will be deeply missed by his beloved wife of 20 years, Jenny Zank; their two daughters Taigan and Kaelyn; as well as his siblings Amy and David.

Personal Life

David Ridenour has a distinguished history of public service. He served on the Wood County Veterans Service Commission for 15 years and also volunteered at the National Center for Public Policy Research.

He has written on a variety of public policy issues and is often quoted in the media. His articles have appeared in publications such as the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Chicago Tribune and Investor’s Business Daily.

He specializes in marketplace lending, representing borrowers, sellers and lenders in a range of transactions such as consumer loans, PACE loans, small business loans, timeshare loans and mortgage servicing rights. Furthermore, he has represented financial institutions in asset-backed and asset-based securities deals.

In 2009, Ridenour’s son suffered a head injury and required 35 hours of therapy per week. To cover these expenses, his family obtained insurance funds to hire a speech and occupational therapist, whom they then employed to live with them and perform nanny-like duties, according to a lawsuit filed last year by Cigna Insurance.

Net Worth

David Ridenour was born in 1939 in Terre Haute, Indiana to Howard Felton Ridenour and Mary Marceline Bell Ridenour. He attended Indiana State University and earned both a bachelor’s degree in 1967 and master’s degree the following year (1971). Married to JoAnn Wolfe since 1962, they had five children: David Eugene Ridenour; Lisa Joanne Ridenour White; Sara Elizabeth Ridenour Lawrence; Valerie Jane Ridenour Deitrich; John Michael Ridenour.

David Ridenour’s net worth is estimated to be at least $1.28 Million dollars as of 9 December 2013. A Form 4 filed with the SEC shows P has made at least 6 trades of Holly Partners L.P stock over 18 years; his largest trade was selling 4,996 units on December 9th 2013 for $157,524. On average, P has traded approximately 803 units every 177 days since 2004.

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