Evan Gentry is the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Money360, a tech-enabled direct lender specializing in commercial real estate. As the CEO, Evan oversees the overall business strategy, operations and strategic partnerships, and long-term vision of the company, which has revolutionized the commercial real estate financing model by providing more transparent and efficient lending. With over 20 years of experience, Gentry is an entrepreneur and innovator with a strong background in the application of technology to the real estate, lending and investment industries. Prior to the creation of Money360, Gentry founded two highly successful real estate investment and finance firms, G8 Capital and MoneyLine Lending Services. G8 Capital is a real estate private equity firm founded in 2007, which has acquired more than $700 million in distressed real estate loans and properties, and has delivered 20%+ annualized returns to investors. In 1996, Evan co-founded MoneyLine Lending Services (“MoneyLine”), which provides regional and national banks with outsourced mortgage lending services including loan origination, processing, underwriting, delivery to secondary markets, and post-closing/interim servicing functions. As CEO of MoneyLine, Evan oversaw MoneyLine’s dramatic growth, which eventually included 50 bank clients nationwide. In 2006, MoneyLine was sold to Genpact, a spin-off of GE Capital.
Evan earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management and Finance from Brigham Young University.
Gary is the President of Money360, and is responsible for developing and executing Money360’s expansion strategy. Gary also serves on Money360’s Credit Committee and Board of Directors.
Prior to joining Money360, he was Chief Lending/Originations Officer of CU Business Partners, LLC, the nation’s largest credit union service organization. Previously, Gary held management and production positions at Grubb & Ellis Company, Meridian Capital, Johnson Capital, FINOVA Realty Capital, Pacific Southwest Realty Services and Hometown Commercial Capital. Gary began his career with the Alison Company. Over the past thirty-one years, Gary has served in numerous roles (as a lender or an intermediary) and has been involved in all aspects of the commercial real estate finance industry including the origination, underwriting, structuring, placement and closing of over $9 billion in commercial debt transactions ranging in amounts from $1 million to $150 million. These transactions were placed/funded with a variety of capital sources including life companies, commercial banks, and equity and mezzanine funds, on property types that included office, retail, industrial, multifamily, hospitality, self-storage and manufactured housing. He is a member of the Mortgage Bankers Association of America, California Mortgage Bankers Association, National Association of Industrial and Office Properties, and International Council of Shopping Centers. Gary has spoken at numerous industry events, written articles and has been quoted in a number of regional and national publications.
Mr. Vetter is Co-founder and Chief Investment Officer of Money360, Inc.—a direct lending platform specializing in commercial real estate loans. Mr. Vetter is also Co-founder and President of M360 Advisors, LLC—an investment management company that manages fixed income alternative investment vehicles for institutional and accredited retail investors. Mr. Vetter’s responsibilities encompass capital markets, fundraising, portfolio management and institutional investor relations.
Prior to joining Money360, Mr. Vetter worked for PIMCO, the largest bond manager in the world at that time with $2 trillion of assets under management. Mr. Vetter oversaw $15 billion in managed assets across a wide range of investment strategies, advising institutional clients with respect to their residential and commercial mortgage allocations. Prior to joining PIMCO, Mr. Vetter worked for several years on Wall Street in various roles ranging from sell-side equity research to investment banking.
Mr. Vetter earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School, where his coursework emphasized commercial real estate valuation and finance. Mr. Vetter also earned a Master of Public Policy degree from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, a Master of Accountancy degree from Brigham Young University, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Brigham Young University. Mr. Vetter holds a CFA charter.
Paul Cleary serves as the Chief Operating Officer of Money360 and oversees ongoing business operations within the company.
Paul has 20 years of experience in commercial real estate financing for all types of commercial properties, including multi-family, office, retail, industrial, hotel, self-storage, mobile home parks, and assisted living facilities.
Prior to joining Money360, Paul was a founding member and the EVP, National Production Manager for Cherrywood Commercial Lending, a national small balance commercial real estate lender. Paul has held management or production positions with Kinecta Federal Credit Union, Impac Commercial Capital, Hawthorne Savings, Fremont Investment and Loan as well as FINOVA Realty Capital. He brings a broad base of knowledge and experience given his prior management roles spanning from credit and underwriting, operations and sales and marketing.
Paul earned a B.A. from the University of California, Santa Barbara, a J.D. from the University of San Diego, School of Law and an M.B.A. from the University of California, Irvine, Merage School of Business. He is a licensed attorney as well as a licensed real estate broker in California.
Brett serves as Chief Credit Officer and Co-founder of Money360, responsible for transaction due diligence and risk management.
Brett has 30 years of capital markets experience in the structuring and financing of commercial real estate. Prior to joining Money360, Brett founded European Tax Credit Corporation (ETCCorp) in 1999, a financial services company specializing in the origination and development of commercial real estate lending programs utilizing capital market funding sources and non-traditional banking facilities.
Prior to organizing ETCCorp, Brett worked for over 15 years with various private equity and Wall Street groups specializing in equity and fixed-income products. During this time Brett co-originated a lending subsidiary that directed the tax-exempt lending platform of Nomura Asset Capital Corporation’s commercial real estate conduit CMBS/CDO business, one of the largest lenders in the U.S. commercial real estate market at the time.
Brett earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Brigham Young University.
Jym is the Chief Technology Officer and is responsible for the technology strategy and implementation at Money360. He has over 18 years of experience developing software and IT solutions for the financial industry.
Prior to joining Money360, he served as the Vice President of Software Development for Genpact Mortgage Services, a division of Genpact LLC., where he designed and lead development of the Genpact Lending Solution (GLS) platform. The platform enabled Genpact to streamline and enhance mortgage processes for industry leaders such E*Trade® Mortgage, USAA®, Nationstar® Mortgage, Citibank®, and many others. He also designed and oversaw development of Genpact Document Solutions (GDS) – a document management and workflow system for MERS® (Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems) that provides significant cost savings to MERS through workflow and delivery automations for the millions of documents MERS handles each year.
Jym started his career with MoneyLine Lending Services, where he designed and developed MoneyLine’s proprietary mortgage origination and workflow system called Loan Officer Live, which has since been adopted by 65 financial intuitions throughout the United States.
Throughout his career, Jym has been on the front lines of designing and developing advanced workflow and orchestration systems for lending businesses that allow for transparent, efficient, and secure operations.
Jym earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Brigham Young University.
Alex Vellandi serves as General Counsel of Money360, responsible for all legal aspects of Money360’s corporate and business operations. With over $15 billion in transactions and 17 years of experience in commercial real estate and finance, Alex draws from his extensive business background to provide measured and practical counsel to Money360’s senior executives and board of directors.
Alex has served as an attorney with two of California’s pre-eminent law firms and as in-house counsel at leading real estate investment and financial services companies. In private practice, he has represented large corporations, developers, landlords, tenants, real property purchasers, borrowers and secured lenders on a wide range of real estate related transactions in various states.
With a B.A. from the University of California at Irvine, Alex earned his J.D. from UCLA School of Law. He is a member of the State Bar of California, is a California licensed real estate broker and serves in a leadership capacity for various charities and professional organizations.
Kurt serves as the Chief Financial Officer of Money360, responsible for financial reporting and investor relations.
Prior to joining Money360, Kurt spent five years at Deloitte & Touche, where he led financial audit teams, completing audits on both public and private financial and investment companies including Credit Suisse, Morgan Stanley, US Trust, and the Capital Group Companies. Kurt was also part of the national training team for new employees at Deloitte & Touche, facilitating trainings on technical accounting pronouncements and general procedures.
Prior to Deloitte & Touche, Kurt worked for Glenwood Financial Group, a private real estate investment company, and co-founded K&J Mortgage Protection Services, a company that generated leads for insurance professionals.
Kurt earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Brigham Young University. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Laura Catalino is Senior Vice President of Investor/Media Relations for Money360, where she establishes and maintains relationships with institutional and accredited investors, and assists them in identifying sound opportunities to meet their specific investing goals and objectives.
Laura has 20 years of experience in money management and investor relations, working for private banks, institutional investment firms and public companies. She held positions of increasing responsibility in securities analysis, portfolio management, fixed-income trading, sales of securities to high-net-worth investors, and international sales of hedge fund interests to institutional investors.
As an investor relations executive, Laura represented public companies to Wall Street analysts, including MP3.com (acquired by CNET), Infonet (acquired by BT Global), Titan Corporation (acquired by L-3 Communications), and HCP, Inc. (NYSE: HCP).
Throughout her career, Laura has been an active real estate investor. In 2005 she made this her primary focus, concentrating on real estate acquisition, redevelopment, property management, and private lending. She currently manages real estate holdings and trust deed investments, underwrites and funds short-term loans, and connects investors seeking safe, mid-return investments with selected issuers of high-quality real estate-backed financial instruments. Laura holds an MBA in Finance and International Business from Pepperdine Graziadio School of Business and Management, and a Bachelor of Science in Business from Rochester Institute of Technology.
Matt Rogers, SVP Institutional Sales for Money360, focuses on sourcing capital and establishing and maintaining institutional investor relationships.
Matt has over 25 years of experience in the banking and finance industry. Prior to joining Money360, Matt served as Senior Vice President and Relationship Manager in the commercial banking and finance industry with tenures at Torrey Pines Bank, Mutual of Omaha Bank, Textron Financial, and Silicon Valley Bank to name a few.
Matt has focused on securing mortgage warehouse lines of credit, real estate loans, specialty finance rediscount lines of credit, equipment and other fixed asset financing, as well as business loans and lines of credit during his career.
Matt earned a Master of Business Administration degree from the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University, as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations.
John Gaz serves as Director, Asset Management of Money360, responsible for all asset management aspects of Money360’s lending and servicing platforms.
Prior to joining Money360, John worked in the asset management departments of Berkadia Commercial Mortgage LLC (fka GMAC Commercial Mortgage and Capmark Finance), AMRESCO Management, Inc., and The Hanford/Healy Companies. He has over 20 years of loan asset management and underwriting experience for private, publicly-traded, and government institutions, and has successfully resolved over $750 MM of CMBS and company-owned real estate loans.
John earned a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of California at Irvine, Paul Merage School of Business. He also earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Small Business Management & Entrepreneurship from the University of Colorado at Boulder. John is a California licensed real estate broker.
Board of Directors / Advisors
John Maute is a pioneer in the globalization of distressed real estate investing and asset management.
With more than 30 years of real estate experience, John previously served as senior managing director at Situs Holdings (formerly Helios AMC), prior to its sale to Stone Point Capital.He co-founded Helios AMC, a nationally rated special servicing company, which he grew to more than $4 billion in assets under management. John also held senior positions at GMAC Commercial Mortgage where he built, bought and grew six distressed commercial real estate investment companies in five countries. An expert in developing best-practice operational controls, John has been instrumental in helping Money360 to institutionalize its back-end operations.
Hugh has been a successful real estate developer and investor for over 15 years. After retiring from a successful career in Oil Trading in 2013, Hugh has been actively involved in several real estate ventures including development, foreclosures, and distressed notes in the multi-family and commercial-industrial space. Hugh had 21 years in Executive and Leadership roles at BP, Morgan Stanley and Glencore. He obtained a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and an MBA in International Business Finance from the University of Hawaii.
Ron brings more than 20 years of experience in sales, marketing and business development across the hedge fund, broker dealer and registered investment advisor industries to Money360. Throughout his career, Ron has developed and successfully executed diverse strategies for raising debt and equity for fin-tech ventures.
Most recently Ron served as President of Prosper Marketplace, the first marketplace lending platform in the U.S. He was responsible for creating and executing the business development strategy to attract borrowers to the site, as well as ensuring a balance between institutional and retail investors on the Prosper platform. He continues to serve as President Emeritus and Senior Advisor to Prosper.
Before joining Prosper, Ron was Managing Director at Wells Fargo Securities and Head of Global Sales and Marketing and Senior Partner for Merlin Securities. Ron also served as President of Spectrum Global Fund Administration, and spent 14 years at Bear Stearns where he served as Senior Managing Director and Manager of Global Clearing Sales.
Ron serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Credible, and advisory member to Juvo, Yield Street, Docusign, Unison and eOriginal.
Ron earned a B.A. in Economics from the University
R. Todd Ruppert has 40 years of experience in the financial services industry. He retired from T. Rowe Price, the global asset management firm with over $940 billion under management, where he was CEO and president of T. Rowe Price Global Investment Services, co-president, T. Rowe Price International, and a member of the operating steering committee of the T. Rowe Price Group.
Currently, Todd is the founder and CEO of Ruppert International, a firm with diversified interests globally in various fields including financial services, disruptive technologies, strategy consulting, publishing, arts and entertainment, and education.
He is a venture partner at Greenspring Associates, a US based venture capital firm with over $6.0 billion under management. He is also a senior advisor to SenaHill Partners, a FinTech merchant bank, and Motive Partners, an investment firm focused on technology enabled businesses that power the financial services sector.
Education: INSEAD business school, Duke University, Kenyon College, Furman University, MarcoPolo Learning, MPower Financing, ActivEd, EduKit.org.uk, Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation
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