Staff News: IFF hires new CFO Leao-Reuter, Moore joins as Managing Director of Lending August 2, 2017

Suzanne Leao-Reuter is IFF’s Chief Financial Officer, effective August 1. Her responsibilities include overseeing IFF’s accounting and internal controls, risk management, investor relations, and capital raising. Prior to joining IFF, Ms. Leao-Reuter occupied various roles at Goldman Sachs within the company’s real estate branch.

Most recently, she served as European Head of Portfolio Management within the Realty Management Division based in London, where she managed a team focused on providing portfolio services for Goldman Sachs’ real estate balance sheet positions in Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA). Before that, she was based in Munich as a Portfolio Management Vice President monitoring western European real estate investment portfolios through modeling of underlying real estate assumptions, financing execution, tax optimization, and equity valuation.

Ms. Leao-Reuter is originally from Germany. When she moved to Chicago in late 2016, she became a major Blackhawks fan and got involved in the People’s Action organization. She holds a master’s degree in Business Administration and Finance from the Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich.

Torrence Moore joined IFF in July as the new Managing Director of Lending. The position was previously filled by Dana Lieberman, who was promoted to Senior Vice President for Capital Solutions. Mr. Moore is managing IFF’s loan originations team and will work closely with lenders to meet loan disbursement targets and develop strategic business relationship across IFF’s Midwest footprint.

Mr. Moore has more than 25 years of experience in community and economic development lending. Most recently, he was the Managing Director for the Illinois market of VEDC, a leading nonprofit small business lender. Prior to VEDC, Mr. Moore provided consulting services to nonprofits and small businesses with regard to project finance and program administration. He also held roles at the Illinois Housing Development Authority, Kiwanja Capital Partners, and LaSalle Bank.

In the community, Mr. Moore has served on several boards, including LINK Unlimited Scholars, Genesis Housing Development Corporation, Delta Redevelopment Institute, and the Edward G. Irvin Foundation. He holds a master’s degree in urban planning and policy from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a B.A. in economics from Hamilton College.