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The Leadership Team

Mark B. Prior

Mark B. Prior is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer. He has deep experience in fund management, alternative asset analytics, enterprise level senior management, and strategy formulation/implementation. Additionally, Mark was a co-founder and Chief Investment Officer of a very successful mortgage fund where he developed and actively managed a national real estate debt investment fund that produced a high return on investment and managed a portfolio of both collateralized commercial/residential debt and real property. Before co-founding the fund in 2004, Mark spent more than a decade in the Fortune 100 manufacturing and forest product sectors which culminated in profit and loss responsibility for a $600 million business unit. He also has extensive experience managing projects in Asia, Europe and South America.

Mark holds degrees from Duke University (Master of Environmental Management) and Pepperdine University (Master of Business Administration).

Patrick Gilbert

Patrick Gilbert is a Partner and Chief Technology Officer. Pat is both an accomplished Product Marketing Manager and Software Development Manager with a strong track record of delivering innovative software solutions to a global market.   His 20+ year technical background in both Enterprise Software Development and Product Management allows him to effectively lead technical teams, sell solutions and manage portfolios for in both a corporate and entrepreneurial environment.    His career included senior technology management at General Motors, product marketing at Stanley Black & Decker, and key technology roles in early stage ventures.

Pat holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Computer Information Systems from Texas State University.

Jacob Y. Riser

Jacob Y. Riser is a Partner and Chief Operating Officer.  He is the founder of a consumer finance company that offers high risk short term installment loan products. Jacob has an extensive background in credit management, credit risk analysis, and regulatory compliance experience.  He also has many years of non-performing and alternative hard money debt collection experience.

Jacob holds a Bachelor of Science and Masters of Business Administration from the University of Houston.

Annor A. Ackah

Annor A. Ackah is the Chief Marketing Officer.  He has over twenty years of investment banking and principal investing experience.  Mr. Ackah began his career in 1989 at Smith Barney, Harris Upham & Co., in the investment bank’s financial restructuring group.  After two years of working at a law firm, he returned to investment banking, joining Schroder Wertheim & Co. Incorporated in 1996 and then Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette’s where he worked in both New York and Los Angeles. In 1999, Mr. Ackah joined a technology investment banking firm’s mergers group and then, in 2001, he co-founded a boutique financial services firm based in Los Angeles and New York, where he focused on advisory work and financing of small and middle market companies. In 2006 Mr. Ackah became co-head of the investment team for a $600 million New York based hedge fund.  After working briefly at  a Los Angeles based technology investment bank, he returned to alternative investments and most recently was the CEO of a digital media start up.

Mr. Ackah earned an AB in Government from Harvard College and a JD from Columbia University School of Law.

Israel Eissler

Israel Eissler is Senior Director of Portfolio Analytics.  He has extensive experience in real estate financial analytics, model development, portfolio management, and asset underwriting.  He started his career in real estate analysis and Cousins Properties and served in key underwriting roles at both Applied Analytics and Upland Logic and managed a number of key data analytics projects at a Fortune 500 company.

Mr. Eissler holds a BS in Economics from Auburn University and a Master of Business Administration from Emory University.

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