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Modeling Structured Finance Cash Flows with Microsoft® Excel®: A Step-by-Step Guide by KEITH A. ALLMAN

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Acknowledgments
My career in finance began at MBIA, Inc., a leading financial guarantor and provider of specialized financial services. There three individuals provided an excellent introduction to financial modeling, namely Henry Wilson, William Devane, and Melissa Brice-Johnson. In particular, I would like to thank Henry for giving me the opportunity to work on a variety of transactions and William for showing me many fundamental techniques. After leaving MBIA, I wrote the first three chapters of this book as part of a proposal to John Wiley & Sons, where I would like to thank my peer editors Maria Costa for her in-depth review as well as Lionel Beehner for his editorial suggestions. Further editorial suggestions were made by Omar Haneef and Matthew Niedermaier as the book developed, both whom I would like to thank especially for their work on the text and Model Builder exercises. Also, this book could not possibly have been brought to market without the amazing support of William Preinitz, who read through, approved, and was a driving force in receiving Citigroup’s compliance approval. Lastly, I am very grateful for Siobhan Devine, whose patience and encouragement kept me centered throughout everything.
Also at Wiley, I would like to thank Bill Falloon for working with me from taking the proposal to a signed contract, Emilie Herman for her consistent involvement in every aspect, Laura Walsh and her team for the cover and marketing work, and Mary Daniello and her team for copyediting ...

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