American Colonial Capital has been created by and will be implemented by a highly accomplished team. First and foremost, the management team is experienced creating profit with cross core capabilities development, operations management, transaction management and executive leadership. Secondly, the team has a relationship driven inside track for prime locations which accommodate proven growth concepts in cycle-resistant markets. Third, the investment approach is one of control, to always strike the right balance between property ownership and operations management, new development and existing assets, urban and suburban locations, and strategic versus opportunistic investments.
Peter J. Shoobridge
Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Peter Shoobridge is a specialist in the field of financing, strategy and business development, primarily focusing on the real estate, hospitality and destination resort development sectors. He has provided leadership in growth and corporate development to both public and private entrepreneurial companies.
Peter is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
Until 1994, he was a Manager in the Corporate Finance team for the London office of BDO, where he was responsible for a full range of advisory services in capital market and venture funding transactions, and in corporate restructuring and turnarounds, most notably for clients of the firm's extensive hospitality and real estate practice.
In 1994 he joined LSI Group Holdings ("LSI") as Chief Financial Officer of the European vacation resort development group. From 1995, Peter assumed a general management role in which he originated and directed a broad portfolio of new initiatives within sales, marketing, and business development, including the substantial expansion of LSI's primary product offering, The Grand Vacation Club, driven by enterprise-wise rebranding. Branding initiatives incorporated development of a retail sales showroom environment at each of the on-site and off-site sales locations and innovative consumer marketing and communications materials, with the first recorded deployment of multimedia technology in the resort sales industry. Peter spearheaded the acquisition of properties and development sites in France, Italy, Germany, Austria, mainland Spain and the Balearic and Canary Islands, Portugal, and the United Kingdom. During Peter's period of service LSI became one of Europe's largest privately held resort development groups, with operations in seven countries.
In 1997, following the sale of LSI to Sunterra Corporation ("Sunterra"), a company listed on the NYSE, Peter was hired by Sunterra as its head of strategy and business development, based in Orlando, Florida. While with Sunterra, Peter built an industry-leading team of resort professionals to create the central marketing and management infrastructure of the rapidly-expanding group, providing sales support, product development, branding and communications, call centers, and strategic alliances. Peter was also the principal architect of "Club Sunterra", and held overall executive responsibility for bringing to market the vacation product which, at the time of its launch, was the world's most extensive points-based vacation ownership club, with around 100 resorts in Europe, North America, Mexico, and the Caribbean.
In 2001, Peter established Alba Consulting, a management consulting practice providing strategic financial and business development advice for startups, technology commercialization projects, corporate growth initiatives, and turnarounds. Peter has provided consulting services for hospitality groups ranging in size from niche regional developers and operators to several of the principal companies active in the fractional and vacation ownership sectors in the US, Europe, and Asia, including Hyatt Vacation Club, Wyndham Vacation Ownership, and Club Mahindra. He has also worked as a value-added consulting partner to such firms as Alix Partners, Ragatz Consulting, RCI Consulting, and PKF Consulting.
In 2006, after moving to Las Vegas, Nevada, Peter became CFO of Aspen Pacific Capital, a boutique real estate private equity and investment-banking firm, where he was responsible for all aspects of operations, including transaction structuring and asset management, fund raising, and investor relations, handling transactions and assets under management in excess of $200 million.
Principal and Chief Financial Officer
J. B. (Bill) McKinney, CFO, started his career in Nashville, Tennessee with Ernst & Ernst, Certified Public Accountants (now Ernst & Young). After five years experience, he joined GENESCO, a New York Stock Exchange-listed company headquartered in Nashville, and was eventually promoted to Director - Internal Auditing, where he managed a 26-person team of auditors, 10 of whom were CPAs, and conducted both financial and operational audits of the various GENESCO divisions throughout the U.S. and Canada. He later accepted a position as Chief Financial Officer of Bonwit Teller, a $100 million in sales fashion department store chain headquartered in New York City and a division of GENESCO.
Mr. McKinney left Bonwit Teller to accept a position with the American Express Card Division as Vice President - Department Store Sales and Marketing, a position created by Amex because they had been unsuccessful in getting the nation's major department and specialty store chains to accept the American Express Card. Less than four years later, after 30 of the top 50 store chains in America had been persuaded to accept the American Expresss Card, Mr. McKinney was promoted to Regional Vice President in charge of the American Express Southern Regional Operating Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, which employed more than 3,000 workers and was the largest American Express operating center in the world.
Mr. McKinney left American Express to join SafeCard Services, a national provider of credit card registration services located in Fort Lauderdale, as Executive Vice President. At that time SafeCard was a NASDAQ listed company, but was subsequently listed on the New York Stock Exchange before being acquired by a larger company. Mr. McKinney was successful in attracting American Express as one of SafeCard's largest clients.
Mr. McKinney holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Delta State University. He is a Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Internal Auditor, and a Chartered Global Management Accountant. He is a member of the American Institute of CPA's and the Florida Society of CPA's. Mr. McKinney has been active in entrepreneurship and in numerous civic activities in Broward County, Florida, and was a co-founder of the Broward Workshop, a highly active organization of CEOs of major Broward County businesses.
Principal / Executive Vice President, Finance
Mr. Caffery joins the team with 30 plus years in Real Estate Finance, Brokerage and Development experience. Born and raised in Southern California and a 50 year resident of the Coachella Valley, Mr. Caffery started his career in the Savings and Loan industry with his father the CEO of Coachella Valley Savings and Loan Association in Palm Springs, CA. with 6 additional Branches throughout the area.
Mr. Caffery attended the California School of Mortgage Banking, while working in the Loan Division of San Clemente Savings and Loan during 1983 and Anthony's Real Estate School where he acquired his Real Estate Broker's license. In 1984 he became the Branch Manager of S & L Mortgage in Palm Springs, CA. and a top producer in FHA, VA and Conventional Loans. In 1986 he started Performance Mortgage, the only local Mortgage Banker / Broker in Palm Desert, CA. and became the Executive Vice President with nationwide loan volume of $1,000,000,000.
In 2000 Mr. Caffery became the Broker / CFO of First Priority Mortgage Inc. and started to develop new markets for Construction, Development, Commercial and Subdivision financing. In addition, he personally built and managed a $10,000,000 private placement mortgage pool. In 2005 Mr. Caffery started Caffery Financial Inc. and continued to create and deliver innovative products to the Mortgage Industry. He has closed over 10,000 transactions during his 30 year career and has extensive experience in Product Development and Management.
Principal and CEO of Construction Division
Principal and CEO of Tricorp Hearn Construction, has 34 years of construction experience. He is also CEO and President of TMCS, a Construction Management firm which he personally founded in 2003. Under Tony Moayed's tutelage, TMCS has managed over $2 billion of construction projects over the last ten years.
The Company was named the Fastest Growing Company in the Sacramento and its four surrounding counties in 2006 and the General Contractor of the Year in 2007 by the American Subcontractors Association, Sacramento Chapter. In 2010, Tricorp structured a business transaction to acquire Hearn Construction, a 32 year old general contractor specializing in hospitality and multifamily projects. The new entity, Tricorp Hearn, grew over 110% in 2011, created employment for over 50 additional employees and expanded its operations to the Bay Area and Southern California.
Tricorp Hearn has completed over 50 hotel projects in California, including the award winning Hyatt Place Los Angeles/LAX/El Segundo. The company is currently building: Springhill Suites by Marriott in Anaheim and Atascadero, Hampton Inn and Suites in San Diego (Mission Valley), Salinas and Union City, and an expansion to Hyatt Place at UC Davis in Davis.
Tony Moayed's diverse experience as a general contractor and construction manager includes programming, pre-construction, estimating, sustainability best practices, design/build and Public Private Partnerships. Mr. Moayed holds a Bachelors of Science in Construction Management, and an M.B.A. from CSU Fresno, and is a LEED Accredited Professional. Tony was a professor teaching construction management courses at CSU Sacramento and served on CSU Sacramento's Construction Advisory Board for three terms, or nine years.
Jaime A. Diaz-Fonseca
Principal and Sr. Vice President Real Estate - Broker (00934042)
Mr. Diaz-Fonseca will serve as the General Partner's Chief Real Estate Officer/Broker. Mr. Diaz-Fonseca has been active in real estate brokerage and asset management since 1986, working mostly in the southern California area. He was involved in purchase, exchange of residential properties in the southern California area. Mr. Diaz-Fonseca has represented landlords, tenants, buyers, sellers, new development and expansion consulting, tenant mix consulting, and property management. He returned to the Enforcement Division of the California Department of Real Estate in the year of 2012. His primary duties were to assess and do enforcement of California Department Real Estate.
Mr. Diaz-Fonseca was a Supervising Investigator for the California Department of Motor Vehicles from 1996-2011, where he directed the staff of the investigators conducting complex criminal, administrative, and selective internal affairs investigations. He also assisted in the developing and directing of major components of investigative programs, and headed various multi-jurisdictional task forces in conjunction with local, state, and federal agencies.
From 1994 to 1996, Mr. Diaz-Fonseca served as a Deputy Commissioner for the Enforcement Division of the California Department of Real Estate. During his time there, he successfully conducted several high-profile identity theft investigations. He evaluated progress on cases, case closings, and designated formal actions for submission to the Real Estate Legal Department in accordance with statues, codes, regulations and departmental policy. He also provided real estate deputies with on-the-job and classroom trainings, mentoring them to develop their analytical, investigative, and communication skills.
Mr. Diaz-Fonseca served as a Reserve Lieutenant with the El Monte Police Department from 1994-2011, in which he was involved with city Patrol, Auto Theft, Gang, and Special Enforcement Units. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with a major in Computer Information Systems from California State Polytechnic University in Pomona, California.
Sr. Vice President Hospitality Procurement
Ms. Jennifer Evans began her journey within the hospitality industry 14 years ago. Recruited from The Perrier Group, where she led business development for the consumer products company, Jennifer left to tackle hospitality with KOJO Worldwide; a bedding and drapery manufacturer. KOJO sought her out to rapidly increase sales by leading their product development team and sales force. She was able to quickly develop a partnership with one of the most cutting edge hotel brands, Westin Hotels, creating a revolutionary bedding program coined the "Westin Heavenly Bed". This concept transformed the hospitality industry. Not only did this bring a fresh, clean look into guest rooms that were previously covered in multi-colored floral, stain-hiding bedspreads, it also brought the feel of home into the hotel room with the white, turned down duvet cover and exposed, crisp white bed pillows. The new European design flooded the market and today, over 10 years later, almost every major chain now features a white bedding program. The Heavenly Bed success spurred the launch of the Sweet Sleeper bedding program for the Sheraton brand, which Jennifer again collaborated with Starwood's team to create. In addition, she forged a partnership with Intercontinental Hotel Group for their Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express brands, which in turn became an integral part of their Standardized Room Decor program.
With many successful hotel programs under her belt she began her own company, consulting to the industry. She has completed thousands of hospitality projects, ranging from renovating over 2600 guest rooms in a Las Vegas casino at 100% occupancy, to the full design and installation of over 1000 rooms at the Imperial Palace Biloxi. Educated in Boston, at the number one business school for entrepreneurial studies, Babson College, she developed an enterprising business acumen and an infallible work ethic. Jennifer currently resides in San Diego and enjoys traveling to all regions for her projects.
Jerome I. Steinman, Ph.D.
Principal : Strategy\Advisor
Dr. Steinman spent over two decades working with senior executives and CEOs developing business and corporate strategy. Some of his clients include: Texas Instruments, Hewlett-Packard, DuPont, Halliburton, Mary Kay, Ryder, the Atomic Energy Commission, Liberty Mutual Insurance, AT&T, Bank of America, Longaberger, Becton Dickenson, and Praxair.
His client engagements span a wide range of businesses including: parallel computing, mobile communications, telecommunications, displays, optical storage, laser printers and copiers, semiconductors, defense electronics conversion, software, rocket motors, medical devices, flow cytometry, industrial gases, mining, pipe, packaging, direct sales(cosmetics and baskets), real estate development, finish product pipelines, retail gasoline, engineering and construction (environmental, nuclear and fossil power, pulp and paper, petrochemicals, buildings, and highways), agriculture, consumer equipment rental, development banking, leasing, retail banking, and insurance (life, property casualty, health and workers compensation.)
Dr. Steinman played an important role in creating many executive seminars and is an experienced and skilled presenter to executives. For 12 years he taught a one-day course in strategy development three times a year for Stanford University's continuing education program. In addition he has lectured at the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley and was a Professor for four years at the School of Business of Washington University in St. Louis.
He was a director and member of the executive committee of Strategic Decisions Group when it had revenue of $60 million per annum and over 300 employees in five locations. He served as leader of the Marketing, Change Management practices and co-leader of the Strategy practice.
He was in charge of strategic planning for the Southern Pacific Company in the early to mid 80's. Before that was a senior management consultant in the strategy practice at Stanford Research Institute (now know as SRI International) and worked as an operations analyst for Lockheed Missiles and Space Company and Douglas Aircraft. Dr. Steinman has served on the board of SCOR (Stanford Center for Organizations Research), as a member of the Strategic Process Committee of the United Way of America, as a loaned executive to the San Francisco United Way, on the steering committee of Business Week Corporate Planning 100, and on the Economic Advisory Council of the California Chamber of Commerce.
He is a real estate investor and is a partner in large apartment complexes in various locations around the US.
Dr. Steinman earned a BS in mathematics from Brooklyn College, City University of New York, an MS in applied mathematics from San Jose State University, and a Ph.D. in business administration from the University of California at Berkeley. He was a post-doctoral fellow at Stanford University.
Principal: Senior Vice-President of Strategy & Marketing
Mr. Braden owned and operated a mortgage company/correspondent lender with 8 offices in three states. This firm originated well over $500 million in residential mortgage loans in the states of Florida and Ohio and had 50 loan officers at its largest point.
In 2004 Mr. Braden developed an in house call center which had fifty phone representatives generating outbound telemarketing calls for the mortgage offices. This call center became one of the first call centers in the country that would "hot lead" transfer.
In 2005 Mr. Braden founded Evolution Capital. Evolution Capital acquired approximately $40 million in residential and commercial real estate in Florida. Mr. Braden then founded a mortgage correspondent lender, Evolution Funding that closed approximately twenty $5 million dollars a month in residential mortgage loans. Mr. Braden was simultaneously a partner in Evolution Title, a full service title company specializing in title loan closings in Florida.
In 2006 Mr. Braden founded Nationwide Home Relief. Nationwide grew from 4 employees to over 300 within six months. Nationwide Home Relief had 12 offices in 6 states. Nationwide Home Relief became one of the largest loan modification firms in the country, modifying more loans than any company. Nationwide Home Relief modified nearly a billion dollars in residential and commercial loans in a one-year period. Mr. Braden worked on Capitol Hill with members of the House to pass a bill to help restructure the way the banks used bailout funds.
Since 2009 Mr. Braden has been a partner in Instant Auto Sales. Instant Auto Sales is comprised of three used car dealerships and a large service facility located in Ohio. Within the company is an in-house finance company, DC Auto Finance, which currently holds over four million dollars in "buy here, pay here" car notes.
Mr. Braden attended Ohio University majoring in Business Management with a minor in finance and graduated from University of Rio Grande with a BA in Business Administration.
P. Wayne Little, II - Esq.
Wayne Little has a unique background combining significant legal experience and extensive business leadership. Mr. Little is experienced in corporate, civil litigation, technology, banking and international law/transactions. He has served as special counsel to several companies, with an emphasis in the financial and technology markets. He is experienced in working with cross border transactions in the commercial, governmental and financial sectors. In addition, Mr. Little has built and managed risk, underwriting and compliance programs for companies interfacing and working in the financial sector, including the implementation and management of programs ensuring compliance with Anti-Money Laundering, Patriot Act and various Federal/State statutes.
Serving in an executive capacity with a variety of clients, with extensive experience in the money remittance and the prepaid debit markets, he has been an advisor and counselor to various companies, financial institutions and organizations in those sectors. In 1999, Wayne Little founded and served as CEO of the first verification, certification and high-touch management services for online auction transactions. He was directly responsible for the development of North American and European business and networks, capital acquisition, and relationships with key partners and clients, including many Fortune 500 companies.
Mr. Little served as a Deputy District Attorney for Los Angeles County, one of the largest prosecutorial offices in the world. Early in his career, Mr. Little served as a legal intern in the United States Senate Foreign Relations Committee and the United States Justice Department, Office of Special Investigations.