Partner, Advisory, Capital Solutions, KPMG US
Mark J Darin
Partner, Advisory, Capital Solutions
Mark is a partner in the Due Diligence for Lenders practice with over 16 years of experience leading asset-based lending (ABL) and securitization engagements with a focus on identifying lender risks associated with inventory, accounts receivable and equipment used to collateralize ABL facilities. Additionally, Mark specializes in designing and executing consulting and attestation procedures as applicable to issuers, servicers, trustees and document custodians of asset-backed securities.
Mark has performed lender due diligence procedures on target companies in a variety of industries including: Healthcare, Utilities, Metals, Oil and Gas, Chemicals, Manufacturing, Retail and Consumer Products and he has experience with coordinating ABL procedures for multinational transactions and acquisition financing for strategic buyers and private equity sponsors. Mark has also performed numerous “sell-side” lender due diligence engagements, working with consultants advising companies seeking to obtain asset-based credit facilities or trade AR securitizations.
With respect to asset-backed securities, Mark has led multiple Regulation AB attestation engagements and consulting engagements for some of the industry’s largest captive automotive finance companies, as well as mortgage lenders, with an emphasis on automated application controls, substantive compliance, investor reporting analytics and developing strategies for operational improvements.
Mark is a past recipient of KPMG’s Chairman’s Award for High Performance representing the Chicago market as recognition for exemplary client service and care, the ability to lead & develop people, and professional & technical expertise. Mark currently serves as the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion leader for KPMG’s Capital Solutions practice and is a partner ally for the African Ancestry Business Resource Group helping to drive diversity and inclusion initiatives at KPMG and within the broader accounting and finance industries.
Mark is a certified public accountant licensed in Illinois, a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a member of the Midwest Chapter of the Secured Finance Network.