#HustleHarder

Hustle Harder is not a throw-away marketing slogan. It’s the foundational value of our culture: a “can-do” attitude and the energy to deliver an exceptional customer experience with every interaction. We listen. We ask questions. And we do everything possible to help you succeed.  You have our commitment.

Leadership Team

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Kevin Werner

CEO / Co-founder

I interact daily with our key stakeholders, incredible employees, and EXCEPTIONAL customers to continue to build and grow our lending platform. More than anything, we pride ourselves on being able to provide innovative products and unsurpassed service to real estate investors.

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Daniel Rosen

Chief Lending Officer / Co-Founder

I work every day with all of our Lending Teams to help create a world class borrowing experience for our clients. We are driven to deliver on expectations, deliver amazing customer service, and provide a product suite our clients need to be successful.

Phone: 847-347-4781

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Dan McLaughlin

CFO

I work every day to strengthen core internal processes, so Renovo’s remarkable team can focus on delivering unparalleled experiences for clients.

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Remi Gangarossa

Chief Operations Officer

I ensure the company’s strategic vision is communicated accurately and effectively. I lead the Middle-Office team in setting expectations and the Portfolio Management team in helping our clients exit their projects successfully.

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Brett Sims

Head of Growth

Lending Team

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Brandon Moulton

SVP Lending Chicago

Developing and cultivating strong relationships with both existing and potential clients to assist them in realizing their investment goals.

Phone: 312-477-0814

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Eric Workman

SVP Lending Chicago

What inspires me most each day is watching our clients achieve their real estate and life goals…and being part of helping them set new, higher goals. I love being able to create and deliver solutions other lenders can’t – the entrepreneurial focus of the company makes a huge difference.

Phone: 630-408-5582

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Jon Shipley

Managing Director, Texas

I am here to help you and your business grow. I know Texas, I know investment lending, and now I have a whole new set of tools, products and resources to help support your business goals – the likes of which are not currently offered by other local or national lenders.

Phone: 713-492-1188

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Menia Johnson

AVP Lending Chicago

My responsibility is focusing on my customers to ensure that they receive the best experience possible. From structuring the deal all the way to loan payoff, I truly enjoy helping my customers achieve their real estate goals.

Phone: 312-651-4056

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Paul Shaughnessy

SVP Lending Massachusetts

Renovo Financial is truly bringing something unique to Boston with its one-stop-shop for real estate investors. Unlike other lenders in the market, Renovo is different because of its flexibility and obsessive focus on the customer experience. We look forward to growing alongside our real estate investor partners in Massachusetts.

Phone: 339-224-2586

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Zac Miller

SVP Lending Florida

Zac Miller brings over 10 years of Florida Real Estate and Finance experience, most recently serving as Regional Manager for a nationwide lender. Originally from New York, Zac has spent his entire professional career in Florida with various roles in real estate finance including brokerage, non-performing note sales and loan origination. Zac is well equipped with knowledge and experience across all facets of the Florida real estate market.

Phone: 305-433-0555

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Scott Anspach

VP Lending Raleigh

Phone: 919-740-5210

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Jesse Ramirez

VP Lending San Antonio

Being local to San Antonio, Jesse Ramirez brings over 10 years of Real Estate Experience. He's eager to help our clients grow their real estate business and support their vision to accomplish success. With great lending products available, sky is the limit. Jesse looks forward to helping every investor in San Antonio.

Phone: 210-836-8458

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Erik DeMiranda

SVP Lending Rhode Island

Erik DeMiranda has been in the real estate industry for over 15 years. Before joining Renovo, Erik founded his own real estate investment firm specializing in purchasing, renovating and reselling residential properties. He then went on to work in a similar role with a private lending institution providing renovation, new construction and commercial bridge loans in New England. Now based in Providence, Erik is excited to start helping Rhode Island investors build their businesses.

Phone: 508-572-9400

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Alex McKinley

SVP Lending New Jersey

A Princeton local, Alex McKinley has been in the private lending industry for 8 years, since he was a junior in college. He has extensive experience in the New Jersey market and always goes the extra mile for his clients. With Renovo's robust product suite and hands-on approach, he's excited to revitalize the industry and offer investors a truly unique lending experience.

Phone: 215-512-9336

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Andrew Faught

SVP Lending Houston

Phone: 210-425-2190

Credit Team

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Ian Knibbe

SVP Credit Administration
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Elliot Johnson

AVP Credit, Long-Term Financing

Developing and cultivating strong relationships with both existing and potential clients to assist them in realizing their investment goals.

Phone: 312-279-7306

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Andie Sismour

VP Credit Analyst

I’m responsible for implementing and maintaining a strong credit culture throughout the entire organization. I oversee a team of credit analysts, helping them to move loans through the pipeline and ensure that thoughtful, sound credit decisions are being made. My goal is to maintain a balance between growth and risk management.

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Bryan Hancock

Senior Credit Analyst
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Kayla Hughes

Credit Analyst

It’s my responsibility to ensure that all clients receive exceptional service post-close!

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Eric Robbins

Senior Credit Analyst
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Morganne Leis

Credit Analyst

Closing Team

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Anne Polson

VP Closing

As a closing coordinator, I work in tandem with our account managers and servicing team to ensure our clients a smooth and fast closing. I love working with a team that is passionate and dedicated to making sure each client has a positive experience and assisting each client in achieving their goals.

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Aaron Denk

Closer

I work alongside our Account Managers and Servicing Team to ensure our clients have flawless closing experiences. I tirelessly dot all the i’s and cross all the t’s, providing a seamless and easy loan closing experience.

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Jeannie McKeogh

Closer
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Krisan Nash

Senior Loan Coordinator

My role is to assist the borrower from start to finish when they come to Renovo with a new deal. Along with a Loan officer, my goal is to know all the ins and outs of a file in order to get the file from origination to closing as quickly an efficiently as possible.

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Edgar Ortega

Closer

Production Team

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Abbey Hearn

VP of Production

As a Production Partner, I work in tandem with our top-performing Loan Officers to gather, organize, and maintain up-to-date credit files for Renovo’s clients. I specialize in capturing the structure and context of each deal and present Renovo’s Account Managers with completed loan files for efficient processing and underwriting.

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Ashleigh Cummins

Production Assistant

My focus is to gather, organize, and maintain up-to-date credit files for Renovo’s clients. I specialize in capturing the structure and context of each deal and providing completed loan files for efficient processing and underwriting.

 

 
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Brianna DiZeo

Production Assistant

My focus is to gather, organize, and maintain up-to-date credit files for Renovo’s clients. I specialize in capturing the structure and context of each deal and providing completed loan files for efficient processing and underwriting.

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Kaitlin Heenan

Production Assistant

I work with our Loan Officers to gather, organize, and maintain up-to-date credit files for Renovo’s clients. I specialize in capturing the structure and context of each deal and providing completed loan files for efficient processing and underwriting.

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Daniela Rodriguez

Production Assistant

I work with our Loan Officers to gather, organize, and maintain up-to-date credit files for Renovo’s clients. I specialize in capturing the structure and context of each deal and providing completed loan files for efficient processing and underwriting.

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Arlene Serrano

Production Assistant

Asset Management Team

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Joe Cantanzriti

VP Real Estate and Construction Management

I lead our Asset Management Team, providing construction insights for Renovo’s informed credit decisions. Additionally, I oversee the development and liquidation of Renovo’s owned assets.

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Fred Garay

Senior Asset Manager

I’m part of an Asset Management team that helps to ensure that our clients’ projects (Renovo’s assets) are successful. We perform site visits, approve draw requests and do behind-the-scenes work. Our team likes to help you when you need it and stay out of your way when you don’t. I enjoy developing relationships with our clients and balancing time between the office and project sites.

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Nic Maranell

Senior Asset Manager

As part of the Asset Management team, I perform site visits to make sure the work is being complete and approve draw requests. We are there when needed, developing relationships with our clients that help them keep their projects running smoothly and their contractors happy.

Marketing Team

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Nicole Hardey

SVP of Marketing
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Jessica Ortiz Medina

Client Relationship Manager

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Joshua Smith

Web and Graphic Designer

I work closely with all of our lenders to ensure that they reach the most relevant new clients. This involves continually enhancing the user experience of our website and designing top-notch marketing materials.

Servicing Team

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Alyssa Tebbitt

VP Servicing

I manage our servicing team to help guarantee after your loan closes all your needs are meet and you receive exceptional customer service.

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Dominic Cione

Loan Servicing Associate

I work with our clients post-closing, drafting and processing draws, extensions, and payoffs. Delivering an exceptional customer experience through the life of the loan is my top priority.

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Katrina Nitti

Loan Servicing Associate

As a member of the servicing team I continue to make sure that our clients receive amazing service by drafting and processing draws, extensions, and payoffs. Essentially, I’m your money girl!

Growth Team

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James Gaskin

SVP Corporate Development

I focus on helping Renovo grow by entering new lending territories with strategic sourcing and structured partnerships with local lending groups. After we form partnerships, I drive new markets’ success by supporting local partners as they seamlessly integrate into Renovo’s culture and operations.

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Tiffany Taylor

C3 Program Director

I provide strategic vision and identify investment partners for C3 so that the fund can deploy capital to real estate investors focusing on low to moderate income communities.

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Don Ghilardi

VP Talent Acquisition and Recruitment

I head the talent acquisition and recruiting efforts for Renovo bringing in top talent, while continuing to develop the skillsets of our current employees. I believe that great talent acquisition is the difference between survive and thrive.

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Jose Vasquez

VP of Technology

Every technology implementation is going to come with its own unique issues. Sometimes they are easy to manage and sometimes they are more difficult to work through. I work with users and providers to ensure a seamless and exceptional technology experience.

Finance Team

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Chris Van Sickle

Controller

I am in charge of the accounting operations at Renovo. I prepare and review all of our accounting records and ensure that we produce accurate and timely financial reporting.

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Chris Chacko

Senior Staff Accountant

I support Renovo’s financial transactions and operations, keeping the back-end of the office running smoothly and consistently.

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Kayla Kling

Senior Finance Associate

Senior Credit Team

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Robert Polenzani

30+ Years Investing Experience

Mr. Polenzani is a seasoned commercial lender with more than 30 years of banking experience. He retired in 2009 as Senior Credit Officer of a seven bank, $22 billion holding company FBOP Corporation. Since retirement, he has been an active consultant to banks, addressing problems in their loan portfolio and credit culture. His responsibilities with Renovo include chairing the internal and senior Loan Committees and assisting in the training of Loan Officers and Credit Analysts.

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Mark Radzik

25+ Years Investing Experience

Mr. Radzik co-founded Granite Creek Capital Partners and is a member of their Investment Committee. He spent seven years at Equity Group Investments (EGI), billionaire Sam Zell’s private firm, investing throughout the capital structure in buyouts, growth equity, and distressed situations. Before EGI, Mr. Radzik invested in senior debt and made equity co-investments for BNP Paribas. Mr. Radzik started his career working in the Special Services Division of Arthur Andersen & Co, is a CPA and received a B.S. and an M.B.A. from Indiana University.

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Peter Lehman

20+ Years Investing Experience

Mr. Lehman, a co-founder of Granite Creek Capital Partners and member of their Investment Committee, has led private equity transactions and investment operations processes since 1998. As a former leader of an entrepreneurial business venture, he provides substantial guidance and supervision to Granite Creek Capital Partners' portfolio companies in addition to his overall investment oversight. Mr. Lehman began his career at Dakota Capital Partners and received a B.S. in Organizational Studies from Northwestern University.

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5K's, Marathons and Triathlons Completed

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National Championships Won

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