Our Team

Pratima Damani, CEO and Founder

Ms. Pratima Damani, CEO and founder of SP Group, brings over 20 years of experience and demonstrated capability in coordinating multiple projects, managing personnel and ensuring successful and timely delivery of tasks. Ms. Damani brings extensive experience in the financial services industry and has managed loan and credit analyses projects, conducted due diligence and regulatory compliance assessments. She has held leadership positions at large institutions such as Fannie Mae, The World Bank Group, International Finance Corporation, and Toronto Dominion Bank. Ms. Damani holds a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.

Ronald Freudenheim, Vice President

Mr. Freudenheim brings more than thirty years of private and public sector consulting experience to SP Group. Prior to joining the firm in 2015, Mr. Freudenheim was President of a real-estate oriented asset management consulting firm focused on resolution of distressed assets.  In addition to providing asset resolution services, he developed a series of portfolio management software platforms and due diligence systems used extensively in the sale of government loans. Prior clients include banks and thrift institutions throughout the middle-Atlantic, private investment partnerships and agencies of government.  Mr. Freudenheim has experience consulting for several federal agencies including the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Resolution Trust Corporation, the General Services Administration, the U.S. Forest Service and the U.S. Small Business Administration. Mr. Freudenheim also provided consulting services to the Executive Office of the President of the United States. Mr. Freudenheim holds a B.S. from Cornell University and completed course work for a Masters in City and Regional Planning from the Cornell University Graduate School.

Erick Torres, Senior Analyst

Mr. Torres joined SP Group in 2015. He provides critical data support to SP Group’s clients using mastery of tools such as Alteryx, Tableau, Microsoft Access, and SQL Server. He has used his experience with the Multifamily Accelerated Processing (MAP) Guide to manage the closing of 100+ MAP FHA-insured loans, as well as provided support on the processing of many other FHA-insured mortgages. When he is not curled up reading a good HUD Notice, Mr. Torres uses his adaptive skill set to support the SP Group team in their many endeavors. Mr. Torres received his Bachelor’s degree from Cornell University

Sameer Sawant, Senior Consultant/ Financial Systems SME

Mr. Sawant brings about a decade of experience in design, development and deployment of business systems for financial services industry. He specializes in Eagle Pace and STAR, Investment & Core Banking services. Mr. Sawant has hands-on experience in leading end-to-end implementation, customization and application support. In addition to providing production support to various private sector clients, Mr. Sawant also brings over 5 years of experience in working with a large federal agency for assisting in the implementation of Eagle solutions, as well as providing ongoing maintenance support services. Mr. Sawant holds a Bachelors of Engineering Degree from Mumbai University, India.

Samuel Webber, Analyst

Mr. Webber joined SP Group in 2020. He brings experience in working with large data sets utilizing tools and frameworks to turn disparate data points into actionable information. He is experienced in using Microsoft VBA, Stata and R with complex data sets such as those from the Federal Reserve Economic Data and the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey. Most recently, he used his data extraction and analysis skills to assist in the negotiation of a multi-million dollar Tax increment Financing deal for the Scarborough Economic Development Corporation in Maine. Mr. Webber received his Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Northwestern University.

Subject Matter Experts

SP Group has access to a wide network of Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) with decades of experience in housing policy, mortgage finance and community development. Our SMEs bring expertise and experience in working with industry, policy makers and other constituents, often times in senior capacities.

Teaming Partners

SP Group has a history of working together with large and small business partners. We continue to team and partner with large firms such as CGI Federal Inc., Booz Allen Hamilton, and ICF International, Inc. We also work with other firms that bring specialized service offerings such as Federal Practice Group and Econometrica. SP Group brings immediate access to Tableau certified analysts and skilled resources in Alteryx data analytics platform.

Associations

SP Group is an active member of the Association for Government Accountants (AGA), the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), Women in Housing Finance (WHF) and the Association of Public Data Users (APDU).