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Team member JORDAN RAY, PRINCIPAL - THE DEBT & EQUITY FINANCE GROUP at Mission Capital

JORDAN RAY

PRINCIPAL - THE DEBT & EQUITY FINANCE GROUP

NEW YORK, NY

212.925.7708

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Jordan Ray is the Principal of The Debt & Equity Finance Group at Mission, which he founded in 2009. Jordan has been honored with such industry awards as the 2016 Real Estate Finance and Investment Magazine - Mortgage Broker of the Year Award, the 2013 and 2012 Observer Top 20 under 35 and the 2017 NYU Schack Institute Financing Deal of the Year. Jordan sits on the board and co founded EquityMultiple - an online marketplace real estate finance company - in 2015. Jordan is also actively involved in UK/European real estate financing.

Background

Jordan is the proud dad to Otis and Edie, husband to Samantha, and among other things is: an avid skier, world traveler, reader, podcast listener, lover of great food and drink. Jordan is a devout and practicing Montreal Canadiens fan.

Prior to joining Mission Capital, Jordan served as Managing Director at The Ackman-Ziff Real Estate Group LLC, a New York Real Estate Capital Advisory Firm which he joined in 2002. Jordan graduated from New York University's real estate institute with a master's degree in real estate finance and investment and from American University with a B.A. in Finance.

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Team member MIMI GROTTO, MANAGING DIRECTOR at Mission Capital

MIMI GROTTO

MANAGING DIRECTOR

NEW YORK, NY

212.925.6692

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Mimi Grotto is a Managing Director of Business Development with Mission and has over 20 years of experience in mortgage products sales and trading.

Background

Ms. Grotto joined Mission from Credit Suisse First Boston where she was a Director of mortgage trading. Ms. Grotto held the same position at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette prior to its acquisition by CSFB. Prior to DLJ, Ms. Grotto was at Fortress Investment Group where she was responsible for business development, specifically sourcing investment opportunities in non-performing and sub-prime assets for its various funds. Prior to Fortress, Ms. Grotto spent 17 years at GE Capital, where she was a Senior Vice President. Ms. Grotto held positions in sales management, business development and trading at various GE Capital subsidiaries including GE Mortgage Insurance, GE Mortgage Services, GE Asset Management and Kidder Peabody. Ms. Grotto holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Babson College.

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Team member WILL SLEDGE, MANAGING DIRECTOR at Mission Capital

WILL SLEDGE

MANAGING DIRECTOR

NEW YORK, NY

212.925.6692

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Will Sledge is a Managing Director of Sales and Trading, where he oversees business development and project management for the Commercial Asset Sales Group. His team's responsibilities include the sourcing and sale of REO, commercial, C&I and residential loans as well as equipment lease and finance business.

Since joining the firm in 2003, Mr. Sledge has originated and closed billions of dollars of commercial, residential, C&I, and equipment lease and loan sales. Mr. Sledge represents banks, special servicers, private equity funds and other financial institutions nation-wide. Mr. Sledge also originates debt placement mandates on behalf of Mission's Debt and Equity Finance Group.

Background

Mr. Sledge received his Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Alabama with an emphasis in Corporate Financial Management and Real Estate.

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Team member DWIGHT BOSTIC, MANAGING DIRECTOR at Mission Capital

DWIGHT BOSTIC

MANAGING DIRECTOR

AUSTIN, TX

512.327.0101

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Dwight L. Bostic is the Managing Director of Residential Sales & Trading for Mission and has over 25 years of marketing, mortgage trading, risk management and operational management experience working for major financial firms and investment banks, including Credit Suisse, DLJ, Bayview Financial, Ocwen Financial, and Prudential Home Mortgage. As the head of Mission Capital Advisor's residential trading business, Mr. Bostic has advised high profile commercial and government clients on the more than $50 billion of residential mortgage loan portfolio sales and agency deliveries.

Additionally, Mr. Bostic serves on the Board of Directors and is Chief Marketing Officer for Mission Global, a full services due diligence services firms owned by Mission Capital.

Background

Dwight Bostic has demonstrated abilities in managing complex trading and operational management, asset pricing, deal structuring, transaction management, risk management and corporate finance. He was the lead advisor on the $1.2 billion residential loan sale for the Federal Reserve Bank of New York in 2012, HSBC's multi-year exit of their legacy portfolio, and American General Financial's structured whole loan sale to HSBC and HSBC's subsequent delivery to Fannie Mae during the depth of the mortgage market decline in 2009. Mr. Bostic received a Bachelor of Science in Business Management with concentrations in finance and economics from West Virginia University.

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Team member STEPHEN EMERY, MANAGING DIRECTOR at Mission Capital

STEPHEN EMERY

MANAGING DIRECTOR

NEW YORK, NY

212.925.6692

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Stephen Emery is a Managing Director of Sales & Trading with Mission. Mr. Emery joined Mission at inception of the firm in June of 2002, and throughout his tenure has managed and closed in excess $20 billion of commercial & residential real estate loan sales on behalf of clients including Bank of Montreal, Bank of the West, Bank of America, Keybank, Zions National Bank, Lone Star Funds, LNR Partners, ORIX Capital Markets, FirstBank Puerto Rico and numerous others.

Additionally, Mr. Emery has been responsible for the ongoing corporate development and oversight of Mission's various technology related initiatives including the Mission Market web-based asset-trading platform.

Background

Prior to joining Mission, Mr. Emery was with Banc of America Securities, LLC, where he worked in the Retail and Consumer Investment Banking Group. During his tenure with BAS, Mr. Emery was involved in transactions raising capital in excess of $850 million for clients including Nordstrom Department Stores and Brinker International. Mr. Emery received his Bachelor of Business Administration from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX with an emphasis on Finance and Economics and studied Real Estate Finance at New York University's School of Continuing and Professional Studies.

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Team member ARI HIRT, MANAGING DIRECTOR - THE DEBT & EQUITY FINANCE GROUP at Mission Capital

ARI HIRT

MANAGING DIRECTOR - THE DEBT & EQUITY FINANCE GROUP

NEW YORK, NY

212.925.7708

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Ari Hirt is a Managing Director in The Debt & Equity Finance Group at Mission where he oversees the firm's placement and execution efforts for commercial real estate developers, owners and investors nationwide. Ari also leads Mission's efforts in maintaining relationships with hundreds of capital sources and is responsible for business development including sourcing and evaluating new financing opportunities.

Background

Ari has diverse experience in real estate and capital markets ranging from investment banking, securitization, asset-based lending, principal investment and asset management. Prior to joining Mission, while at Ackman-Ziff and DebtX, Ari led the placement of debt, mezzanine financing and joint venture equity for developer clients completing over $4 billion in transactions including complex structured commercial real estate financings on office buildings, mixed-use properties, regional malls, hotels, condominium conversions, and multifamily rental properties. Earlier in his career Ari held senior positions as a lender at Nomura Asset Capital Corporation and KeyBank. Ari has lectured on real estate matters at Columbia University and at the Real Estate Board of New York. Ari received an MBA in Finance (with distinction) from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University, and a BA in Economics (Magna Cum Laude), from Yeshiva University.

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Team member WILLIAM DAVID TOBIN, PRINCIPAL at Mission Capital

WILLIAM DAVID TOBIN

PRINCIPAL

NEW YORK, NY

212.925.6692

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William David Tobin is one of two Principals of Mission, founded in 2002. He has extensive transactional experience in loan sale advisory, investment banking and commercial real estate debt and equity raising. From 1994 to 2002, Mr. Tobin was associated with a national brokerage firm, where he started and ran a loan sale advisory business, heading all business execution and development. David is also actively involved in UK/European real estate financing.

Background

From 1992 to 1994, Mr. Tobin worked as an asset manager in the Asset Resolution Department of Dime Bancorp (under OTS supervision) where he played an integral role in the liquidation of the $1.2 billion non-performing single-family loan and REO portfolio. The Dime disposition program included a multi-year asset-by-asset sellout culminating in a $300 million bulk offering to many of the major portfolio investors in the whole loan investment arena. Mr. Tobin has a B.A. in English Literature from Syracuse University and attended the MBA program, concentrating in banking and finance, at NYU's Stern School of Business. He has lectured on the topics of whole loan valuation and mortgage trading at New York University's Real Estate School. Mr. Tobin is a member of the board of directors of H Bancorp (www.h-bancorp.com), a $1.5 billion multibank holding company that acquires and operates community banks throughout the United States. Mr. Tobin is also a member of the Real Estate Advisory Board of the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University.

Under Mr. Tobin's guidance and supervision, Mission has been awarded and continues to execute prime contractor FDIC contracts for Whole Loan Internet Marketing & Support (loan sales), Structured Sales (loan sales) and Financial Advisory Valuation Services (failing bank and loss share loan portfolio valuation), Federal Reserve Bank of New York (loan sales), Freddie Mac (programmatic bulk loan sales for FHFA mandated deleveraging) and multiple ongoing Federal Home Loan Bank valuation contracts. In addition, Mr. Tobin is Chief Compliance Officer for Mission Capital.

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Team member JOSEPH A. RUNK, JR., PRINCIPAL at Mission Capital

JOSEPH A. RUNK, JR.

PRINCIPAL

JUPITER, FL

561.622.7022

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Joseph A. Runk, Jr. is one of the two Principals of Mission, founded in 2002. He has over 25 years of experience in real estate capital markets and banking. He has advised a variety of commercial and government clients on the sale of nearly $70 billion of mortgage loan portfolios and over $150 billion of asset valuations. In his role as Principal, he has a responsibility for a wide range of professional services, with demonstrated abilities in asset pricing, deal structuring, transaction management, risk management and corporate finance. He has direct oversight of all three of the contracts with the FDIC (Valuation Advisor, Loan Sale Advisor, and Structured Sale Advisor) since 2009.

Background

Prior to founding Mission Capital, he was the head of nonperforming residential mortgage loan acquisitions at GMAC-RFC and Ocwen and was a bank examiner with the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. Mr. Runk has BS degree in Economics from the University of Richmond and an MBA from Duke University.

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Team member JONATHAN MORE, MANAGING DIRECTOR - THE DEBT & EQUITY FINANCE GROUP at Mission Capital

JONATHAN MORE

MANAGING DIRECTOR - THE DEBT & EQUITY FINANCE GROUP

NEW YORK, NY

212.925.7708

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Jonathan More is a Managing Director in the Debt & Equity Finance Group at Mission Capital, where he is responsible for originating, underwriting and structuring commercial real estate transactions nationwide on behalf of owner-operators, private equity firms, developers and family offices. Jonathan's diverse skill sets, deep market knowledge and industry relationships have proved critical in working through transactions and originating business over his 15-year real estate career.

Background

Prior to joining Mission Capital, Jonathan worked on the execution and originations teams for Ackman-Ziff, specializing in financing office, retail and residential properties, as well as loan sale advisory work. At Ackman-Ziff, Jonathan structured and completed $2.0 billion of closed debt, mezzanine, preferred equity, joint venture equity and loan sale transactions. Prior to Ackman-Ziff, Jonathan worked in leasing and investment sales for the Manhattan office of CBRE Group. Jonathan received a B.A. in Economics from the University of Michigan, and an M.B.A from Columbia Business School, where he placed first overall in the Bodini Competition for Real Estate Investment & Entrepreneurship. He is licensed as a real estate broker in the state of New York.

"I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have." -- Thomas Jefferson

Interesting Facts

Travel, tennis, reading, networking and investing.

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Team member LUIS VERGARA, MANAGING DIRECTOR at Mission Capital

LUIS VERGARA

MANAGING DIRECTOR

NEW YORK, NY

212.925.6692

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Mr. Vergara is a Managing Director of Sales and Trading with Mission Capital. He has over 20 years of domestic and international experience in investment banking, sales and marketing, private equity, real estate, and mortgage valuation and loan sale advisory. While at Mission Capital, he has transacted over $20 billion in U.S. and international mortgage loan and REO portfolio sales and valued approximately $300 billion in mortgage loan portfolios on behalf of public and private financial institutions and governmental clients such as the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (FRBNY), FDIC, and Federal Home Loan Banks (FHLBs).

Mr. Vergara has extensive experience in the mortgage industry sourcing and trading portfolios of performing and non-performing residential and commercial mortgage whole loans and REO assets. Portfolios comprise seasoned performing, scratch-and-dent, and other distressed assets of varying credit categories (prime, Alt-A, subprime), mortgage types (fixed rate, adjustable rate, first and second liens), and collateral types. He also has a deep background in valuing portfolios, structuring pooling and asset selection strategies, and providing asset sale recommendations to clients. Mr. Vergara is responsible for managing all phases of deal execution, including marketing, investor communications, due diligence management, contract negotiations, and closing.

Background

Prior to joining Mission Capital, Mr. Vergara served as Director of Business Development for PayQuik, which was acquired by Citigroup and provides electronic payments solutions for U.S. and foreign financial institutions. He also previously worked at Tower Hill Capital Group (THCG), Inc., Santander Investment Securities Inc. (brokerage and investment banking arm of Banco Santander Central Hispano), and CIBC World Markets (formerly known as Oppenheimer & Co., Inc.) in private equity, investment banking and advisory, and high yield/distressed debt trading capacities. Mr. Vergara received his Bachelor of Arts degree, with distinction, from the University of Virginia and MBA in Finance and Management from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a recipient of the coveted Howard E. Mitchell Fellowship award. He is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese.

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Team member RAY RALPH, MANAGING DIRECTOR - LOAN SALE OPERATIONS at Mission Capital

RAY RALPH

MANAGING DIRECTOR - LOAN SALE OPERATIONS

AUSTIN, TX

512.327.0101

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Ray Ralph is Managing Director of Operations with Mission Capital and has extensive experience in various areas of the residential mortgage industry including loan servicing, risk management, retail and wholesale originations, underwriting and due diligence for performing, sub- and non-performing assets. Mr. Ralph joined Mission Capital's Transaction Team in 2002 to manage the whole loan sale operations. Responsibilities include management of all due diligence operations, collateral document delivery, servicing transfers, interim servicing oversight, remittance reconciliations and post-closing rep and warrant contract management. Other responsibilities include similar transaction management functions for the Agency deliveries. Since joining Mission Capital, Mr. Ralph has been actively involved in over $16 billion in whole loan transactions and agency deliveries. Mr. Ralph designed and developed standardized databases for whole loan sales and post-closing contract management of all sales in a centrally controlled platform. In addition to designing and developing numerous reports for both client communication and internal controls, Mr. Ralph developed the operational procedures manuals for the loan sale transaction management and for the loan sale post-closing management.

Background

Mr. Ralph joined Mission after three years with Credit Suisse First Boston (CSFB) where he most recently managed the development of a Multi-Servicer Default Management application. He previously managed CSFB's due diligence operations for acquisitions, trading and securitization of scratch and dent, sub- and nonperforming assets. Prior to CSFB, Mr. Ralph worked four years developing and managing the Default Servicing Oversight group for Goldman Sachs, which included the servicing oversight of all Goldman Sachs' special servicers. Mr. Ralph received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada.

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Team member MICHAEL BRITVAN, MANAGING DIRECTOR at Mission Capital

MICHAEL BRITVAN

MANAGING DIRECTOR

NEW YORK, NY

212.925.6692

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Michael Britvan is a Managing Director in the Loan Sale and Asset Sale group at Mission Capital. As head of underwriting and execution, he oversees valuation and trading of performing, sub- and non- performing commercial, residential, business, and consumer loans in both the United States and Latin America. In this capacity Mr. Britvan has executed over $15bn of asset sales on behalf of commercial banks, servicers, and funds. Additionally Mr. Britvan manages valuation and trading assignments on behalf of various government clients.

Background

Prior to joining Mission, Mr. Britvan worked at Silver Point Capital as a sourcer in the Secondary Loan Acquisitions Group. Mr. Britvan earned dual degrees in Philosophy Politics & Law and History from Binghamton University where he was a captain of the Division 1 swimming team.

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Team member CHRISTINA CARR, MANAGING DIRECTOR - STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT at Mission Capital

CHRISTINA CARR

MANAGING DIRECTOR - STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT

SOUTH CAROLINA

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Christina Carr is the Managing Director of Strategic Development for Mission and has over 20 years of experience in banking and markets, including many years of direct experience in mortgage products and asset-backed finance. Mrs. Carr has focused on risk management and strategic development roles at major financial firms and investment banks, specifically, Wells Fargo, HSBC, UBS and Fannie Mae. In her role as Managing Director of Strategic Development, she is responsible for analyzing real estate market conditions to identify and design potential growth opportunities for the company. Additionally, she will build out Mission's product offerings around government-sponsored enterprises and other government agencies; identify opportunities in other asset classes and client segments, for both the services and transactional aspect of Mission's business; and provide transactional support for collateral risk review and other risk management activities.

Background

Mrs. Carr earned a bachelors degree from Radford University, and a masters degree from George Washington University.

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Team member CHAD COLUCCIO, MANAGING DIRECTOR at Mission Capital

CHAD COLUCCIO

MANAGING DIRECTOR

NEWPORT BEACH, CA

949.706.3001

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Chad Coluccio is a Managing Director of Sales & Trading with Mission, and has approximately 15 years of experience in commercial loan origination, underwriting, asset management, joint venture equity placement and loan sale advisory. His primary focus is sourcing and executing commercial and residential loan sale transactions for Mission’s Asset Sales Group. Additionally, Mr. Coluccio participates in originating new financing mandates for Mission’s Debt & Equity Finance Group.

Mr. Coluccio has been with Mission Capital since 2009, where he has closed billions of dollars in loan sale and debt placement transactions. His clients include commercial banks, regional banks, insurance companies, private equity firms, credit unions, and other financial institutions. Mr. Coluccio opened Mission’s west coast office located in Newport Beach in 2010.

Background

Prior to joining Mission, Mr. Coluccio was a founding partner at Citation Capital Partners, a commercial mortgage brokerage firm focused on debt and equity placement. Previously, Mr. Coluccio was an Asset Manager at Citigroup, where he helped manage Citibank's multi-billion dollar commercial real estate loan portfolio. Mr. Coluccio has his Bachelors of Business Administration degree from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX. He is Licensed as a Real Estate Broker in the state of California.

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Team member DANIEL O'DONNELL, MANAGING DIRECTOR at Mission Capital

DANIEL O'DONNELL

MANAGING DIRECTOR

DALLAS, TX

347-344-6132

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Daniel O’Donnell is a Managing Director of Sales & Trading with Mission Capital, and has over 14 years of experience in commercial real estate, loan sale advisory, underwriting and asset management. His primary focus is on sourcing and executing commercial and residential loan sale and REO sale transactions for Mission’s Asset Sales Group. His clients include national banks, regional and community banks, life companies, special servicers, debt funds and other holders of commercial and residential loans. Additionally, Mr. O’Donnell participates in originating new financing and equity raise mandates for Mission’s Debt & Equity Finance Group.

Background

Prior to joining Mission, Mr. O’Donnell was a Managing Director with HFF (Holiday, Fenoglio, Fowler L.P.) in its National Loan Sales Group. Mr. O’Donnell was responsible for sourcing, evaluating, structuring, and executing performing loan sale and distressed debt opportunities for a wide variety of clients including banks, life companies, special servicers and debt funds. Prior to HFF, he served as Vice President of U.S. Acquisitions for FirstCity Financial Corporation where he was responsible for individual asset and portfolio due diligence, including credit quality evaluation, real estate valuation and business collateral valuation. He was also involved in the ongoing credit decisions related to the restructuring, servicing and settlement of acquired loans and properties. Prior to FirstCity, Mr. O’Donnell worked for Bank of America in its Private Wealth Real Estate Group. Mr. O’Donnell received his Bachelor of Business Administration from Baylor University in Waco, TX with an emphasis on Finance and Real Estate.

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Team member STEVEN BUCHWALD, MANAGING DIRECTOR - THE DEBT & EQUITY FINANCE GROUP at Mission Capital

STEVEN BUCHWALD

MANAGING DIRECTOR - THE DEBT & EQUITY FINANCE GROUP

NEW YORK, NY

212.925.7708

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Steven Buchwald is a Managing Director in The Debt & Equity Finance Group at Mission. His responsibilities as the head of underwriting include debt placement, managing the team of analysts, client and investor correspondence, and preparation of models and investment materials. He also acts as desk CFO of the group handling the desk's modeling and payouts.

Background

Prior to joining Mission Capital, Steven served as a Senior Associate of Acquisitions at the Athena Group, a private real estate development and investment company specializing in infill multifamily acquisition of almost $1 billion worth of real estate. Steven led the acquisitions process on the West Coast for over two years of his five years at Athena, and was the primary contact for lenders, sellers, brokers, and investors in Los Angeles. Mr. Buchwald also has extensive experience as a Financial Analyst and has consulted for several real estate companies including the WJCK Investors, Farmer & Flier, the Borman Group, and Universe Holdings. He graduated from the Cornell University School of Engineering with a B.S. and a M.Eng.

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Team member ALEX DRAGANIUK, MANAGING DIRECTOR - THE DEBT & EQUITY FINANCE GROUP at Mission Capital

ALEX DRAGANIUK

MANAGING DIRECTOR - THE DEBT & EQUITY FINANCE GROUP

NEW YORK, NY

212.925.7708

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Alex Draganiuk joined the Debt and Equity Finance Group to focus on the firm's placement and execution efforts of debt, repurchase, warehouse, and corporate loan facilities, mezzanine financing, joint venture equity, and preferred equity for its commercial real estate developers, owners, and investors nationwide. He is also responsible for assisting in Mission Capital's efforts in maintaining relationships with hundreds of capital sources, and assisting originators in business development, including sourcing and evaluating new debt and equity financing opportunities.

Background

Alex has been involved in single-family residential property acquisitions, dispositions and management services, as well as commercial real estate dispositions, in San Antonio, Texas. Prior to that, he served as Managing Director of The Ackman-Ziff Real Estate Group, headquartered in New York, and was responsible for the firm's operations and relationships in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. Alex joined Ackman-Ziff in January 2001, and successfully closed approximately $2.6 billion in debt, mezzanine, and equity financing on approximately 60 transactions in his time at the company. Alex's responsibilities included sourcing, underwriting, structuring, marketing, negotiating, and closing debt, mezzanine, and equity transactions for all property types, including office, retail, residential, mart, land, hotel, and industrial / logistics. Alex also did consulting work for a leading non-bank-affiliated issuing house listed on the German stock exchange. Earlier in his career, Alex was an Associate at Sonnenblick-Goldman Company from 1998 to 2000, where he successfully closed in excess of $625 million in sales and debt and equity financings. Prior to 1998, Alex was a Senior Corporate Paralegal at LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae and a Corporate Paralegal at Hunton & Williams, where he closed in excess of $5 billion of structured finance, M&A, oil and gas, and real estate transactions. Alex earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree with honors in International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania and studied abroad at Cambridge University in England.

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Team member PHILIP JUSTISS, MANAGING DIRECTOR at Mission Capital

PHILIP JUSTISS

MANAGING DIRECTOR

NEW YORK, NY

850.558.5535

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Philip Justiss is a Managing Director at Mission Capital where he is responsible for originating, structuring, placing and executing commercial real estate capital on behalf of major owners, investors and developers nationwide. His responsibilities also include the sourcing and sale of REO, commercial, C&I and residential loans on behalf of banks, special servicers, private equity funds and other financial institutions.

Background

Prior to joining Mission, Philip worked for Colonial Bank and post-acquisition, Branch Bank and Trust. In his time at the banks he underwrote, originated and resolved over $1 billion of commercial real estate debt, managing clients nationwide. Philip received both his Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and his Masters of Business Administration from Auburn University. He is active in his community and serves on several non-profit boards.

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Team member JASON PARKER, MANAGING DIRECTOR - THE DEBT & EQUITY FINANCE GROUP at Mission Capital

JASON PARKER

MANAGING DIRECTOR - THE DEBT & EQUITY FINANCE GROUP

NEW YORK, NY

212.925.7708

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Jason Parker is a Managing Director in the Debt & Equity Finance Group at Mission Capital. He is responsible for business development, originating and structuring commercial real estate transaction on behalf of owners, developers, family offices, and private equity firms nationwide.

Background

Prior to joining Mission Capital, Jason served on the origination team at Cooper-Horowitz where he specialized in the origination and structuring of debt and equity nationwide. Jason previously served on the origination team at Hudson Realty Capital where he forged strong relationships with real estate developers, owners, and investors throughout the country. While at Hudson Realty Capital, Jason originated and invested over $300M in opportunistic real estate transactions throughout the country. Jason received a B.S. from the School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University and a M.S. in Real Estate Finance and Investment from New York University. He is a licensed real estate salesperson in the state of New York.

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Team member MATTHEW POLCI, MANAGING DIRECTOR - THE DEBT & EQUITY FINANCE GROUP at Mission Capital

MATTHEW POLCI

MANAGING DIRECTOR - THE DEBT & EQUITY FINANCE GROUP

NEW YORK, NY

212.925.7708

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Matt Polci serves as a Managing Director of the Debt & Equity Finance Group at Mission Capital where he is responsible for the origination, structuring, and placement of commercial real estate transactions on behalf of owners, investors, and developers nationwide.In addition to the finance business, Matt's responsibilities include sourcing and executing loan sale opportunities.

Background

Prior to joining Mission Capital, Matt was a Director at Ackman-Ziff, which he joined in 2009. At Ackman-Ziff, Matt successfully structured and closed 72 transactions totaling more than $3.5 billion in debt, mezzanine and joint venture equity financing. Prior to joining Ackman-Ziff, Matt was an Associate with Avison-Young in Toronto, Canada. Matt holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Queen's University, Canada (2007) and an M.S. in Real Estate Finance & Investment from New York University (2011) where Matt currently serves as an Adjunct Professor of Valuation and Real Estate Financial Analysis. Matt is an active member of NAIOP (New York Chapter) and currently serves as Co-Chair to the organization's Student Affairs Committee where Matt regularly oversees and participates in speaking engagements at New York University, Columbia University, and Baruch College.

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Team member MELANIE HERALD, MANAGING DIRECTOR - The Debt & Equity Finance Group at Mission Capital

MELANIE HERALD

MANAGING DIRECTOR - The Debt & Equity Finance Group

MIAMI, FL

305.669.4102

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Melanie Herald serves as a Managing Director of the Debt & Equity Finance Group at Mission Capital where she is responsible for the origination, structuring, and placement of commercial real estate transactions on behalf of operators, developers and global institutional and family office investors. In addition to the finance business, Melanie focuses on sourcing and executing loan sale opportunities and will oversee growth in the Miami office for Mission Capital.

Background

Prior to joining Mission Capital, Melanie was a Principal with Sienna Capital Partners where she executed over $200mm in equity fund recaps and new acquisition transactions for clients. Prior to Sienna, Melanie served as Head of Capital Markets and Investors Relations for Urban American, a multifamily operator in New York City for whom she currently consults. From 2002 - 2011, Melanie executed over $50bn of commercial and residential mortgage transactions as a senior salesperson at Goldman Sachs Melanie holds a BA from Bowdoin College, where she received a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship and earned an MBA from the Johnson School at Cornell University and served as a Student Agencies Fellow. She serves on the corporate board of PopTracker LLC, a technology and media company and FORCE, a non-profit. Melanie is a fluent Spanish speaker and holds Series 63 and 7 licenses.

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Team member JEFF GRANOWITZ, MANAGING DIRECTOR - THE DEBT & EQUITY FINANCE GROUP at Mission Capital

JEFF GRANOWITZ

MANAGING DIRECTOR - THE DEBT & EQUITY FINANCE GROUP

NEW YORK, NY

212.925.7708

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Jeff Granowitz is a Managing Director in the Debt & Equity Finance Group at Mission Capital. He is responsible for business development, originating and structuring commercial real estate transactions on behalf of owners, developers, family offices, and private equity firms nationwide. Jeff's principal and advisory real estate investment experience encompasses over 60 transactions exceeding $5 Billion in value throughout the USA, Canada and Caribbean. Jeff has extensive background making investments in strategic equity joint ventures, mezzanine and preferred equity capital, bridge debt transactions, and the recapitalization of transition assets.

Background

Prior to joining Mission Capital, Jeff served as a Managing Director at Magnum Management Services, a real estate advisor for distressed assets. Prior to that, Jeff was a Principal at Praedium Funds, an institutional real estate private equity firm, making opportunistic equity investments in all product types throughout the United States. Additionally, Jeff has held real estate investment and asset management positions at Credit Suisse First Boston, GE Capital, Tishman Realty, and Salomon Brothers. Jeff has an MBA from Kellogg Business School and a BS from the Wharton School.

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Team member MALCOLM ROLLO, MANAGING DIRECTOR - OPERATIONS & REVENUE at Mission Capital

MALCOLM ROLLO

MANAGING DIRECTOR - OPERATIONS & REVENUE

NEW YORK, NY

212.925.7708

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Malcolm Rollo is the Managing Director of Operations & Revenue at Mission. His responsibilities include revenue optimization and overseeing day to day operations. Malcolm is also actively involved in UK/European real estate financing.

Background

Prior to joining Mission Capital, Malcolm held the position of First Vice President at MFA Financial, a self-advised REIT investing in over $12bn of residential mortgage assets via Agency/Non-Agency MBS, RPL/NPL MBS and Whole Loans. Malcolm ran the Trade Support and Operations Group at MFA, working with Portfolio Managers and counterparties, to successfully execute on multiple initiatives, including bespoke financing arrangements, asset repositioning, and whole loan deal closing and financing. Prior to that, Malcolm worked at Goldman Sachs for six years, where he held the title of Vice President and ran the GSAM Trade Middle Office group, overseeing trade support across multiple business units, for products including MBS, ABS, Bank Loans and bespoke derivatives. Malcolm graduated with a BA in Modern Art, Design and Film, from the University of Northumbria, Newcastle, U.K.

Difficulties mastered are opportunities won.

Interesting Facts

From very rural Scotland

Craft beer nerd

Likes to pedal and run a bit

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Team member ROGER NUSSENBLATT, MANAGING DIRECTOR - THE DEBT & EQUITY FINANCE GROUP at Mission Capital

ROGER NUSSENBLATT

MANAGING DIRECTOR - THE DEBT & EQUITY FINANCE GROUP

NEW YORK, NY

212.274.2033

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Roger Nussenblatt is a Managing Director in the Debt & Equity Finance Group at Mission Capital. He is responsible for arranging debt, equity and loan sale transactions for real estate owners, investors, developers, banks and funds.

Background

Roger Nussenblatt has 22 years of experience investing principally, sourcing, financing, structuring and securitizing real estate. Roger also spent time as an investment banker covering real estate private equity funds and REITs. Roger has worked on over $20 billion of commercial real estate transactions in his career.

Roger began his career on Wall Street in 1997 before moving into private equity in 2010. He has worked Credit Suisse, RBS, JPMorgan, Lehman Brothers / Barclays, CWCapital Investments and Perella Weinberg. [Roles included business development, origination, loan structuring, underwriting, negotiating legal documentation, investment committee, securitization and selling mezzanine loans.] [He spent the first three years of his real estate career (1994-1997) as a residential mortgage lender in Austin, TX.] Roger has a Bachelors of Journalism Degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 1994 and had both a Series 7 and Series 63 license. For the last 10 years, he has taught two commercial real estate finance courses at Columbia University in their Masters in Real Estate Program.

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Team member JILLIAN MARIUTTI, DIRECTOR - THE DEBT & EQUITY FINANCE GROUP at Mission Capital

JILLIAN MARIUTTI

DIRECTOR - THE DEBT & EQUITY FINANCE GROUP

NEW YORK, NY

212.925.7708

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Jillian Mariutti is a Director in the Debt & Equity Finance Group at Mission Capital, where she is responsible for originating and structuring real estate capital for the nation’s premier owners, investors, and developers. In addition to the finance business, Jillian focuses on sourcing and executing loan sale opportunities.

Background

Prior to Mission Capital, Jillian worked at JCRA Financial LLC as the Head of Real Estate North America and was responsible for providing foreign exchange and interest rate risk management services to Real Estate clients. She joined JCRA from Wells Fargo in New York where she was a Vice President and marketed and structured interest rate management solutions for Public REITS, Multi Family and Hospitality Finance clients. Jillian also spent a year working in the San Francisco office where she advised on interest rate risk management for the Gaming sector and the West Coast Real Estate Capital Markets team. She started her career at Wachovia in 2007 and covered a variety of industry groups within the firm's Corporate and Investment Banking platform. Jillian was named a 2014 Rising Star by the Women's Bond Club of New York. This award is given to a woman from each Corporate Member Firm on Wall Street who has demonstrated leadership qualities and is viewed as a future leader in the financial services industry. Jillian graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.S. degree in Mathematics from the University of Pennsylvania.

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Team member ROB BEYER, DIRECTOR - THE DEBT & EQUITY FINANCE GROUP at Mission Capital

ROB BEYER

DIRECTOR - THE DEBT & EQUITY FINANCE GROUP

NEW YORK, NY

561.409.5120

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Robert Beyer is a Director in The Debt & Equity Finance Group with Mission where he is responsible for the origination, structuring and placement of debt, mezzanine and equity capital on behalf of real estate owners and developers nationwide. Rob also serves in a compliance role for the firm. Rob is based in Boca Raton, Florida.

Background

Prior to joining Mission, Rob worked for such prominent real estate firms as the Related Companies and practiced real estate law privately and in an in-house capacity offering a unique perspective to financing transactions for his clients. Rob also serves as counsel to a real estate investment firm with significant multifamily, hotel, office and retail holdings with offices in Las Vegas and Los Angeles. Rob received a B.B.A. in Finance from the University of Miami, a J.D. Degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Nevada-Las Vegas and an LL.M. in Taxation from the New York University School of Law. Robert also served as a judicial law clerk to U.S. District Judge Kent J. Dawson. Rob holds real estate broker licenses in several states.

In his free time, Rob can be found in the pool with his sons, Dax and Ace, on the tennis court or at a restaurant featured on the Food Network.

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Team member DAVID BACHOWSKI, DIRECTOR - TECHNOLOGY at Mission Capital

DAVID BACHOWSKI

DIRECTOR - TECHNOLOGY

NEW YORK, NY

212.925.6692

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David Bachowski is the Director of Technology for Mission Capital. He is responsible for building the teams that deliver all technology and software related initiatives.

Background

Prior to joining Mission Capital, David was CTO at Shareablee, a social media analytics company tracking and aggregating billions of social interactions per month. He has shipped over 25 products throughout his career within web, government software, and mobile video games. David holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from University at Buffalo.

Do nothing which is useless - Miyamoto Musashi

Interesting Facts

Played bass in a classical orchestra as well as jazz and metal bands.

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Team member DEBBIE JOHNSTON, VICE PRESIDENT at Mission Capital

DEBBIE JOHNSTON

VICE PRESIDENT

AUSTIN, TX

512.327.0101

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Debbie Johnston is the Vice President of Loan Sale Operations for Mission's Austin operations and has been in the mortgage industry for 25 years. Ms. Johnston has a diverse expertise in various areas of the mortgage industry including loan sales, mortgage servicing, originations, system administration and application development. Her responsibilities with Mission Capital include managing agency and private securitization deliveries, contract management and quality assurance processes. Additional responsibilities include whole loan sales, including on-site due diligence, post-closing contract management, repurchase requests, transfer of servicing and delinquent tax claims and Remittance reconciliations. While at Mission Capital, Mrs. Johnston has managed 31 agency deliveries consisting of 70,000 loans in excess of $14 billion and 6 private deliveries consisting of 14,000 loans in excess of $1 billion.

Background

Prior to transitioning to the mortgage insurance operations, she was responsible for the system application support functions. She previously handled loan servicing acquisitions and transfers for Empire Funding along with application support for all servicing functions.

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Team member CHRISTIE TULLY, DIRECTOR - HUMAN RESOURCES at Mission Capital

CHRISTIE TULLY

DIRECTOR - HUMAN RESOURCES

NEW YORK, NY

212.925.6692

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Christie is the Director of Human Resources for Mission Capital, where she manages efforts to find, attract and retain top talent for the firm.

Background

Prior to Mission Capital, she worked at Glocap Search and Kain Management Group, where she partnered with financial and technology clients on their staffing needs. Earlier, she worked at GE, Thomson Financial and Goldman Sachs. Christie holds a BS in Business Administration from the University of Vermont.

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Team member KYLE KAMINSKI, DIRECTOR at Mission Capital

KYLE KAMINSKI

DIRECTOR

NEW YORK, NY

212.925.6692

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Kyle Kaminski is a Director with the Commercial Loan Sale group at Mission Capital. His responsibilities include loan valuation, deal preparation, marketing, trading, investor interfacing, and project oversight. In this capacity, Mr. Kaminski has executed on the closing of billions of dollars of loan sales on behalf of numerous financial institutions including national, regional and community banks, servicers, insurance companies, private equity firms, and various government entities.

Background

A Milwaukee native, Kyle earned a B.S. in Sport Management with a minor in Business Administration and a M.S. in Sport Psychology from the University of Tennessee. He has also completed courses in Real Estate Finance at New York University's School of Continuing and Professional Studies.

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.

Interesting Facts

Has an identical twin

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Team member ADAM GRANT, DIRECTOR at Mission Capital

ADAM GRANT

DIRECTOR

NEWPORT BEACH, CA

949.706.3001

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Adam is a Director with Mission Capital in the firm's Newport Beach office. His responsibilities include all aspects of the loan sale process from pre-sale underwriting and valuation to trading & due diligence management. Adam has contributed to the closing of more than $9bn of commercial mortgage loan sales of varying performance.

Background

Prior to joining Mission in April of 2010, he spent several years working for a $22 billion, buy-side asset manager in Los Angeles. A native of California, he earned a B.A. with honors in Economics and Political Science from the University of California at Davis.

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Team member BEAU WILLIAMS, DIRECTOR - THE DEBT & EQUITY FINANCE GROUP at Mission Capital

BEAU WILLIAMS

DIRECTOR - THE DEBT & EQUITY FINANCE GROUP

NEW YORK

212.925.7708

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Beau Williams serves as a Director within the Debt & Equity finance group, where he is responsible for originating and structuring capital on behalf of premier institutional clients, private ownership and development groups, major REITS, Franchise groups, and third party management companies specifically within the hospitality industry. In addition to financing, Beau focuses on sourcing and executing loan sale opportunities.

Background

Prior to joining Mission Capital, Mr. Williams was tasked with building out Meridian Capital's hospitality platform, solely focusing on hotel debt and equity. In his time with Meridian, Mr. Williams executed over $200M in hotel financings through various structures. Prior to Meridian, Mr. Williams held positions as a Director with Wyndham Hotel Group and Northcott hospitality. Mr. Williams graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in communication from NYU.

If you want to be strong, learn how to fight alone.

Interesting Facts

Played college basketball

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Team member NICHOLAS PAIDAS, DIRECTOR at Mission Capital

NICHOLAS PAIDAS

DIRECTOR

NEW YORK, NY

212.925.6692

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Nick Paidas is a Director with the Loan and Real Estate Sales group with Mission Capital. His responsibilities are to originate mandates for the sale of tax liens, mortgages, loans, leases, claims, real estate, and related real estate from banks, insurance companies, funds, and other financial firms.

Background

Mr. Paidas began his career expanding the institutional property tax lien secondary market in San Juan, Puerto Rico where he evaluated, traded and managed property tax liens in 29 states. He has spent the majority of his professional career in the delinquent property tax market servicing over 100 institutional counter-parties.

Nick is a graduate of Fairfield University in Fairfield, CT with a Bachelor of Science and a double major in Accounting and Finance.

Hard work beats talent when talent does not work hard.

Interesting Facts

  • PADI Certified Diver
  • iMentor Mentor
  • Resident of San Juan, Puerto Rico for 3 years
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Team member ALLISON ISRAEL WYLIE, PRODUCT MANAGER at Mission Capital

ALLISON ISRAEL WYLIE

PRODUCT MANAGER

NEW YORK, NY

212.925.6692

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Allison is a Product Manager for Mission Capital. She works with the Debt and Equity Finance and Asset Sales groups to identify technical opportunities, translate them into a roadmap, and lead the initiatives to develop and implement them.

Background

Prior to joining Mission Capital, Allison was in Enterprise Sales and Strategic Account Management working at Bloomberg, Dow Jones, and Dropbox. In her previous roles, she was responsible for client acquisition and implementation of technology solutions at corporations including News Corp, Capital One, and Bank of America.

Allison is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University, where she majored in Marketing with minors in Japanese and International Business. During her time at university, she spent a semester studying in Tokyo, Japan.

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Team member PATRICK GRIMES, MANAGER - DATA ENGINEERING & ANALYTICS at Mission Capital

PATRICK GRIMES

MANAGER - DATA ENGINEERING & ANALYTICS

NEW YORK, NY

212-925-6692

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Patrick Grimes is a Manager of Data Engineering and Analytics at Mission Capital. His responsibilities include architecting data products and analytics tools in order to scale Mission’s business operations and technology platforms.

Background

Prior to joining Mission, Patrick worked at Amazon in their consumable products division primarily engineering big-data pipelines and business intelligence tools. Patrick has a BA in Chemistry and Middle Eastern History from Amherst College, where he was captain of the cross country team.

Interesting Facts

Patrick grew up in Foxboro, MA and as a result has an incurable addiction to Dunkin’ Donuts and the New England Patriots.

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Team member LESLIE MCLAREN, VICE PRESIDENT OF ACCOUNTING & FINANCE at Mission Capital

LESLIE MCLAREN

VICE PRESIDENT OF ACCOUNTING & FINANCE

JUPITER, FL

561.923.8924

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Leslie is the VP of Accounting and Finance, located in the Jupiter, Florida office. She oversees the accounting team and is responsible for financial reporting, accounting systems, payroll, and the establishment of effective and efficient accounting policy and procedures.

Background

Leslie has over 16 years of accounting experience in both the private and public sectors and is a Florida Atlantic University graduate with a BA degree in Accounting.

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Team member RAYMOND SALAMEH, VICE PRESIDENT - THE DEBT & EQUITY FINANCE GROUP at Mission Capital

RAYMOND SALAMEH

VICE PRESIDENT - THE DEBT & EQUITY FINANCE GROUP

NEW YORK

212.925.7708

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Raymond Salameh is a Vice President in The Debt & Equity Finance Group at Mission Capital. His responsibilities include sourcing, underwriting and structuring senior debt, mezzanine and equity capital transactions on behalf of commercial real estate developers, investors and private family offices nationwide.

Background

Prior to joining Mission Capital, Raymond was a Senior Associate at HKS Capital, a New York-based real estate advisory firm. Raymond graduated from the School of Management at Binghamton University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance and Management.

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Team member JEANINE PETERSON, PAYROLL SPECIALIST at Mission Capital

JEANINE PETERSON

PAYROLL SPECIALIST

JUPITER, FL

561.622.7022

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Jeanine is Mission Capital's payroll specialist, hired in June 2017. Her responsibilities include processing newly hired employees for payroll and time management; ensuring accurate federal and state payroll tax filings; preparing semi-monthly payrolls; responding to verifications of employment and any payroll related questions from employees.

Background

Prior to joining Mission, Jeanine was a payroll specialist with PGA of America, Island Hospitality Management, and Cross Match Technologies. After receiving her bachelor’s degree in business from Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL, Jeanine worked in credit and financial analysis at Dun & Bradstreet, Sears Mortgage, PNC Bank and Ocwen Financial Services.

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Team member APRIL KENNEDY, VICE PRESIDENT - TRAINING DEVELOPMENT at Mission Capital

APRIL KENNEDY

VICE PRESIDENT - TRAINING DEVELOPMENT

TAMPA, FL

813.563.6777

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April Kennedy is the Vice President of Training Development and Quality Control for Mission’s Tampa Operations and has been in the mortgage industry for 25 years. Mrs. Kennedy has an extensive background in Mortgage Servicing and Default. Her responsibilities with Mission Capital include product and process training, quality assurance processes and assisting with production process development. Additional responsibilities include application and reporting enhancement development. While at Mission, Mrs. Kennedy’s responsibilities have include management of due diligence operations for Residential loan sales and management of transaction support for client services including collateral document delivery, repurchase requests, servicing transfers and title cures.

Background

Prior to joining Mission Capital she worked for IMC Mortgage, Citifinancial Mortgage Services, HSBC and Quantum Servicing. She managed several special projects, Cash Transactions, Charge off, Bad Debt Collections, Loss Mitigation, Foreclosure, Bankruptcy and REO. Mrs. Kennedy also worked at a Florida Law Firm managing processes from Foreclosure Judgment granted through Evictions.

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Team member JAMIE MATHENY, DIRECTOR - THE DEBT & EQUITY FINANCE GROUP at Mission Capital

JAMIE MATHENY

DIRECTOR - THE DEBT & EQUITY FINANCE GROUP

NEW YORK, NY

212.925.7708

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Jamie Matheny is a Director on The Debt & Equity Finance Group at Mission. During his tenure at Mission, Jamie has assisted in financings totaling more than $2.6 billion of closed debt, equity, mezzanine, and preferred equity transactions for a variety of residential, office, hospitality, retail, and mixed-use assets across the country. Notable transactions include 10 Sullivan in New York City, The Essex Tower & Hotel in Chicago, 1QPS Tower in Long Island City, the Washington Park Hotel in Miami Beach, and 995 Market Street in San Francisco. His primary responsibilities include debt placement, client and investor correspondence, and preparation of financial models and investment materials.

Background

Prior to joining Mission Capital, Jamie was an acquisitions analyst and Beck Street Capital and Time Equities, Inc., two private real estate investment and development firms located in New York City. Jamie graduated from NYU with a Masters of Science in Real Estate Finance & Investment in May 2013 and previously completed his undergraduate studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, earning a B.S. in American History and a minor in Urban Studies and Planning in May 2009.

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Team member STEVEN BIVONA, VICE PRESIDENT at Mission Capital

STEVEN BIVONA

VICE PRESIDENT

NEW YORK, NY

212-925-6692

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Steve Bivona is Vice President of Residential and Consumer Loan Sale Advisory at Mission Capital. He has over 6 years of fixed income trading experience across whole loans and securitized products. His responsibilities at Mission Capital include the Sales & Trading of seasoned residential mortgages, called loans, new issue jumbos, non-prime originations, investor properties, student loans, and other consumer products.

Background

Prior to joining Mission Capital, Mr. Bivona worked at JP Morgan in the Securitized Products Group where he helped manage a portfolio of structured products and whole loans at the investment bank. He also worked in the Capital Markets Group at Earnest, an ABS bond issuer based in San Francisco, where he helped the company fund their $2B loan business and determine a financing solution for risk retention and residual interests. He received his MBA with a specialization in finance from UCLA Anderson School of Management and his BA in Economics from NYU.

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Team member KATIE JUAREZ, VICE PRESIDENT OF OPERATIONS at Mission Capital

KATIE JUAREZ

VICE PRESIDENT OF OPERATIONS

NEWPORT BEACH, CA

949.706.3001

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Katie Juarez is the Vice President of Operations for Mission. Her responsibilities include providing operational support to the entire MCA team, investor relations, assisting commercial sale efforts, event planning, conference logistics and managing non-disclosure agreements.

Background

Prior to joining Mission, Mrs. Juarez was an Administrative and Marketing Assistant in Scottsdale, Arizona. Mrs. Juarez received her Bachelor of Education and Human Sciences degree from the University of Nebraska.

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Team member BALIN MICHAEL, VICE PRESIDENT at Mission Capital

BALIN MICHAEL

VICE PRESIDENT

NEW YORK, NY

212.925.6692

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Balin Michael is a Vice President with the Commercial Loan Sale group at Mission Capital. His responsibilities include deal preparation, due diligence, marketing, trading, and investor interfacing. In this capacity, Mr. Michael has assisted in the closing of over $1bn in loan sales and the completion of over $2.5bn in valuation and due diligence assignments in the U.S. and Latin America on behalf of numerous financial institutions including national, regional and community banks, servicers, insurance companies, private equity firms, and the FDIC.

Background

Prior to joining Mission, Mr. Michael completed internships with Morgan Stanley, Solaris Advisors, and Emax Financial & Real Estate Advisory Services. A Bedford, NY native, Mr. Michael graduated from Colgate University where he received a B.A. in Economics.

Interesting Facts

PADI Certfied Rescue Diver
Avid Traveler

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Team member TOM KARRAS, MANAGER - LICENSING & COMPLIANCE at Mission Capital

TOM KARRAS

MANAGER - LICENSING & COMPLIANCE

FLORIDA

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Tom Karras is the Manager of Licensing and Compliance at Mission Capital where he oversees Corporate Licensing and Real Estate Compliance.

Background

Prior to joining Mission Capital, Mr. Karras worked at Progress Residential as Eastern Regional Director managing over 5500 SFR Assets, Carrington Property Services as Regional Director, Atlantic Property Management as Director of Property Management, Excalibur Property Management as Director of Property Management. In addition to extensive Property Management experience, Tom Karras has a comprehensive background of Real Estate Auctions specializing in liquidating Commercial, Industrial, Residential, Hospitality and Land assets for the SBA, National and Local Financial Institutions, REIT's and Private Clients. Mr. Karras has over 35 years of Real Estate experience, CCIM Candidate and is currently a Licensed Real Estate Broker in 23 States.

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Team member LAURA CRAYTON, SENIOR MANAGER, SMS PLATFORM at Mission Capital

LAURA CRAYTON

SENIOR MANAGER, SMS PLATFORM

AUSTIN, TX

512.327.0101

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Laura Crayton is a Senior Manager for the SMS Platform with Mission Capital where she oversees the project and product management teams. She is responsible for setting product vision, technology roadmaps, design, implementation and development of new technology initiatives, as well as maintenance of existing technology products.

Background

Prior to joining Mission Capital, Laura served as Manager of Business Intelligence and Operations for Bowdoin Consulting, where she oversaw database and CRM development, metrics analysis, and reporting. Earlier in her career, she worked as a consultant Sales Operations Manager with a focus on CRM design, implementation, and management. Laura has a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts.

"If you want to fly, give up everything that weighs you down." Buddha

Interesting Facts

Powerlifter

Masters Swimmer

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Team member JACKIE FEAGANES, MANAGER - FINANCE & ACCOUNTING at Mission Capital

JACKIE FEAGANES

MANAGER - FINANCE & ACCOUNTING

JUPITER, FL

561.622.7022

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Jackie Feaganes is the Manager of Finance & Accounting in the Florida office. She is responsible for daily cash management, payroll, invoicing, accounting and financial reporting.

Background

Mrs. Feaganes received her BBA in Marketing and Advertising from Florida Atlantic University.

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Team member JORDANA STANHOPE, DESIGN DIRECTOR at Mission Capital

JORDANA STANHOPE

DESIGN DIRECTOR

NEW YORK, NY

212.925.6692

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Jordana Stanhope is the Design Director for Mission Capital. Her responsibilities include management and art direction of the design team; full creative authority over the design of pitch books, asset books, advertisements, and other company marketing materials; maintaining the Mission Capital website; and regulating the overall brand identity of the company.

Background

Prior to joining Mission, Jordana was a freelance print and motion designer for such clients as Scholastic, Putumayo, Kraft, RoseArt, and Lawline.com. Prior to freelancing, she was a Graphic Designer for KTP Design Company. Jordana received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in both Graphic Design and Motion Graphics from the School of Visual Arts.

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Team member PATRYK BRAGANZA-GALLAGHER, MANAGER - IT OPERATIONS at Mission Capital

PATRYK BRAGANZA-GALLAGHER

MANAGER - IT OPERATIONS

NEW YORK, NY

212.925.6692

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Patryk Braganza-Gallagher is the Manager of IT Operations at Mission Capital. He is responsible for all IT implementations, support, and maintenance. In addition, he is responsible for influencing and ensuring that Mission Capital's technological needs are addressed properly and securely.

Background

Prior to joining Mission Capital Advisors, Mr. Braganza-Gallagher worked at CytexOne Technology, where he was the lead systems administrator and lead security administrator. During his tenure at CytexOne, he was responsible for all security audits, while maintaining the lead role for all project implementations, system rollouts, and training. He was also the data center administrator of an international web host. Mr. Braganza-Gallagher's educational accomplishments include obtaining a technical endorsement in computer engineering while in high school, and actively pursuing a degree in English at Queens College.

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Team member NATHAN HINCHEY, SOFTWARE DEVELOPER at Mission Capital

NATHAN HINCHEY

SOFTWARE DEVELOPER

NEW YORK, NY

212.925.6692

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Nathan is a Software Developer for Mission Capital. He implements innovative technical solutions to help meet client needs.

Background

Prior to working at Mission, Nathan worked at Nickelodeon where he developed a social media analytics reporting platform for the product marketing team, which is now used across many different departments. Nathan has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Santa Cruz.

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Team member LEXINGTON HENN, VICE PRESIDENT at Mission Capital

LEXINGTON HENN

VICE PRESIDENT

NEW YORK, NY

212.925.7708

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Lexington Henn is a Vice President on the Debt & Equity Finance Team at Mission. Her primary responsibilities include: assisting with the creation of financing memorandums, preparing complex financial analysis for a broad range of real estate transactions, providing in depth market research, organizing and managing due diligence and offering materials, and coordinating the credit process with lenders, equity investors, attorneys, developers, and other third parties.

Background

Prior to joining Mission, Lexington was an analyst at DTZ, a global multi-facetted real estate platform. She graduated from the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University, earning a BSBA in Finance and International Business.

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Team member DON PAVLOV, ASSOCIATE at Mission Capital

DON PAVLOV

ASSOCIATE

NEW YORK, NY

212.925.6692

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Don Pavlov is an Associate with the Commercial Loan Sale group at Mission Capital. His responsibilities include business development, loan valuation, deal preparation, marketing, trading, and investor interfacing. Mr. Pavlov has assisted on the closing of billions of dollars of loan sales on behalf of numerous financial institutions including national, regional and community banks, servicers, insurance companies, private equity firms, and various government entities.

Background

Prior to joining Mission, Mr. Pavlov worked as an Agency Analytics Analyst at Bellwether Enterprise Real Estate Capital, a commercial mortgage banking company in Cleveland, OH. He graduated from Cornell University with a B.S. in Industrial and Labor Relations and minors in both Business and Real Estate. While attending Cornell University, Mr. Pavlov was also an active member of the varsity football team, the Cornell Real Estate Club, the ILR Sports Society, and president of his fraternity.

Success is not something you pursue. Success is something you attract by the person you become.

Interesting Facts

Played college football

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Team member JULIA BLEWITT, COMPLIANCE & OPERATIONS MANAGER at Mission Capital

JULIA BLEWITT

COMPLIANCE & OPERATIONS MANAGER

NEW YORK, NY

212.925.6692

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Julia Blewitt is a Compliance & Operations Manager for Mission Capital. In this role she is responsible for handling all internal and external compliance requirements. This includes interfacing with 3rd party compliance departments, review and responding to internal and external compliance information requests, and managing all compliance collateral. She is also responsible for office operations and procedures to ensure a safe and effective work environment.

Background

Prior to joining Mission Capital, Ms. Blewitt was Development & PR Coordinator for Palm Beach Opera. Ms. Blewitt received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication from Flagler College and in her spare time, volunteers for the New York City Ballet.

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Team member AFSOON TALAI, GRAPHIC DESIGNER at Mission Capital

AFSOON TALAI

GRAPHIC DESIGNER

NEW YORK, NY

212.925.6692

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Afsoon Talai is the Graphic Designer for Mission Capital. Her responsiblities include the design of pitch books, asset books, advertisements, and other company marketing materials.

Background

Afsoon graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design from Rhode Island School of Design. She has done design work for clients such as the Children's Museum of Manhattan, Uncle Goose, Center for Talen Innovation, Amnesty International, and Mazon | Jewish Response to Hunger. In 2013, Afsoon created an online multilingual store, Golreezan.com.

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Team member JONATHAN SCHWARTZ, ASSOCIATE at Mission Capital

JONATHAN SCHWARTZ

ASSOCIATE

NEW YORK, NY

212.925.6692

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Jonathan Schwartz is an Associate on the Commercial and Residential Loan Sale team at Mission Capital. His responsibilities include loan valuation, deal preparation, due diligence, data validation, marketing, business development, and investor interfacing. In this capacity, Mr. Schwartz has assisted in closing over $900 million of loan sales on behalf of banks, special servicers, private equity firms, and the FDIC.

Background

Prior to joining Mission, Jonathan worked for M&T Bank Corporation. Originally from Chappaqua, NY, Jonathan graduated from Colgate University with a B.A. in History.

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Team member PARIS BAZERMAN, ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT at Mission Capital

PARIS BAZERMAN

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

NEW YORK, NY

212.925.7708

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Paris Bazerman is the Administrative Assistant to the Debt & Equity Finance Group at Mission Capital. She provides support to all managers and employees, assisting in daily office needs and managing Mission Capitals’s general administrative activities.

Background

Paris graduated from American University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.

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Team member JENNIFER UNDERWOOD-SLACK, STAFFING COORDINATOR at Mission Capital

JENNIFER UNDERWOOD-SLACK

STAFFING COORDINATOR

AUSTIN, TX

512.327.0101

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Jennifer Underwood-Slack is the Staffing Coordinator for Mission Capital and is responsible for recruiting new talent, staffing projects, and project administration for the residential trading group.

Background

Prior to joining Mission Capital, Jennifer worked for a leading boutique staffing agency in Austin, TX where she facilitated the recruitment, management, and successful placement of over 200 temporary and permanent associates. Early in her career, she served as a property manager in the San Francisco Bay Area. Jennifer received her B.A. in Theater from The University of Texas at Austin.

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Team member JENNIFER OLSON, ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT at Mission Capital

JENNIFER OLSON

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

FLORIDA

561.622.7022

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Jennifer Olson is the Administrative Assistant for the Accounting department in the Florida office. She is responsible for routine clerical and office tasks. Ms. Olson also assists with payroll, employee time tracking, and Accounts Payable & Receivable.

Background

Jennifer received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Central Florida.

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Team member JUSTIN HUNT, ASSOCIATE at Mission Capital

JUSTIN HUNT

ASSOCIATE

NEW YORK, NY

212.925.7708

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Justin Hunt is an Associate on the Debt & Equity Finance Team at Mission. His primary responsibilities include assisting with the creation of financing memorandums, preparing financial analysis for a variety of real estate transactions, providing detailed market information through in-depth research, organizing and managing due diligence and offering materials, and interfacing with lenders, equity investors, attorneys, developers, and other third parties.

Background

Prior to joining Mission, Justin was an Analyst at Cushman & Wakefield. Justin graduated from Duke University where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree. Justin is currently pursuing a Master of Science Degree in Real Estate, with a focus in Finance & Investment from the Schack Institute of Real Estate at New York University.

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Team member ADAM KAHN, ANALYST at Mission Capital

ADAM KAHN

ANALYST

NEW YORK, NY

212.925.6692

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Adam is an Analyst on the Commercial Loan Sale team at Mission Capital. His responsibilities include loan valuation, property underwriting, deal preparation, due diligence, client interfacing, and business development. Since joining Mission, Mr. Kahn has created debt sizings for the Debt and Equity Finance group and assisted in the marketing of distressed loan sales and REO properties. Adam also co-authored a company report on the state of Puerto Rico, in which he covered the macroeconomic, social and political climate of the territory.

Background

Prior to joining Mission, Adam was an analyst at Wells Fargo in their Commercial Real Estate Capital Markets & Finance group. Adam graduated from Cornell University’s S.C. Johnson School of Business where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree with a minor in real estate. Adam has previously interned at Crescent Heights and Pan Am Equities during his summers at Cornell.

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Team member ANNA BAUMEISTER, ANALYST at Mission Capital

ANNA BAUMEISTER

ANALYST

NEW YORK, NY

212.925.6692

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Anna is an Analyst on the Commercial Loan Sale team at Mission Capital. Her responsibilities include loan valuation, property underwriting, deal preparation, due diligence, client interfacing, marketing and business development.

Background

Anna graduated from Cornell University’s S.C. Johnson College of Business, where she earned a B.S. in Hotel Administration with a minor in Real Estate. While attending Cornell University, Anna was also a member of the Varsity Women’s Lacrosse Team.

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Team member DANIEL AZIZI, ANALYST at Mission Capital

DANIEL AZIZI

ANALYST

NEW YORK

212.925.6692

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Daniel Azizi is an Analyst on the Commercial Loan Sale team at Mission Capital. His responsibilities include loan valuation, deal preparation, due diligence, marketing, business development, and investor interfacing.

Background

Prior to joining Mission, Mr. Azizi completed internships at Lightstone Group, Samurai Incubate, and Triangle Capital Group. Originally from Great Neck, NY, Mr. Azizi graduated from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School with a B.B.A. in Finance and Real Estate.

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Team member IRIS AMAYA, TECH ANALYST at Mission Capital

IRIS AMAYA

TECH ANALYST

NEW YORK

212.925.6692

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Iris Amaya is the Tech Analyst for the IT Department at Mission Capital. She is responsible for providing daily help desk support, performing system configurations, applying security updates to servers, and for maintaining proper documentation for the IT audits and policies.

Background

Prior to joining Mission Capital, Iris worked as an IT Assistant for the CLIP Program at The Bronx Community College, where she helped students with software programs and the daily maintenance of the computer labs. Iris received her Bachelors Degree in Computer Information Systems from Baruch College.

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