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CORY JOHNSON : Chief Executive Officer

CORY JOHNSON

Chief Executive Officer

CORY JOHNSON

Chief Executive Officer

Cory Johnson serves as Chief Executive Officer of Pender Capital Management, and brings over 18 years of experience in real estate acquisition, development, finance, and asset management.

Mr. Johnson co-founded Pender Capital Management in 2014, and is responsible for the firm’s strategic vision and financial success. The firm is an SEC-registered investment adviser, specialized in U.S. based real estate credit opportunities. Since inception, the firm has funded over $425,000,000 in loans, secured by commercial real property collateral valued at $700,000,0001.

Prior to Pender Capital Management, Mr. Johnson founded several opportunistic real estate funds, which deployed value-add strategies through asset repositioning, while maintaining attractive risk-adjusted returns for investors. In 2012, Mr. Johnson co-founded Latitude Properties, LLC, a vertically integrated real estate investment firm focused on the acquisition, stabilization, and disposition of distressed single-family residences throughout Central and Southern California. In 2008, Mr. Johnson served as Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Paladar Capital Investments, L.P., and Montero Capital, LLC, with each fund specializing in the acquisition and repositioning of distressed single-family residential assets.

From 2006 to 2008, Mr. Johnson served as land acquisition manager for M.D.C. Holdings, Inc., the nation’s 9th largest homebuilder at the time, where he was responsible for acquiring prospective development sites based on suitability requirements.

From 2002 to 2005, Mr. Johnson served as a business development representative for Weyerhaeuser Mortgage Company, a GE Consumer Finance company. During his tenure at GE Consumer Finance, Mr. Johnson’s team originated more than $525 million in residential debt.

Mr. Johnson holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara.


1. The aforementioned collateral value is based on the value of the property at the time of origination, with funding issued through Pender Capital Asset Based Lending Fund I, L.P., Pender Capital Management’s inaugural fund.

CORY JOHNSON

Chief Executive Officer

ZACH MURPHY : Chief Investment Officer

ZACH MURPHY

Chief Investment Officer

ZACH MURPHY

Chief Investment Officer

Zach Murphy is the Chief Investment Officer at Pender Capital Management, and brings over 18 years of experience in both commercial real estate finance and capital markets.

Mr. Murphy co-founded Pender Capital Management in 2014, and is responsible for the firm’s investment portfolio and strategic growth. The firm is an SEC-registered investment adviser, specialized in U.S. based real estate credit opportunities. Since inception, the firm has funded over $425,000,000 in loans, secured by commercial real property collateral valued at $700,000,0001.

Prior to Pender Capital Management, Mr. Murphy served as Managing Director and Senior Vice Present for Liberty SBF, a commercial real estate finance company, where he was responsible for establishing the presence of the company on the West Coast, along with overseeing and managing originations and operations in the region.

In 2008, Mr. Murphy joined Silver Point Capital, L.P., a Goldman Sachs partner fund, where he was responsible for commercial real estate loan originations and insurance-linked securities trading. During his tenure at Silver Point, Mr. Murphy traded more than $500 million in distressed commercial real estate debt, insurance-linked securities, and assets in the capital markets.

From 2004 to 2008, Mr. Murphy served as Senior Vice President & Division Director of Velocity Commercial Capital. During his tenure at Velocity, Mr. Murphy was responsible for more than $300 million in loan originations.

Mr. Murphy earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Arkansas.


1. The aforementioned collateral value is based on the value of the property at the time of origination, with funding issued through Pender Capital Asset Based Lending Fund I, L.P., Pender Capital Management’s inaugural fund.

ZACH MURPHY

Chief Investment Officer

CAMERON NAZEMI : General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer

CAMERON NAZEMI

General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer

CAMERON NAZEMI

General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer

Cameron joined Pender Capital in 2019, and is currently General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer. Cameron oversees all legal, compliance, regulatory, governance, and transactional matters. Prior to joining Pender, Cameron was Senior Vice President & General Counsel at Red Mountain Group, and served in various executive and management legal roles at Ten-X, LLC (a Google Capital Partners affiliate) and KSL Resorts (a KSL Capital Partners affiliate). Cameron began his legal career as an attorney with Robbins, LLP. He is licensed to practice law in California, and holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Irvine, and a J.D. from the University of San Diego, School of Law.


CAMERON NAZEMI

General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer

ED FASANO : Chief Operations Officer (Outsourced)

ED FASANO

Chief Operations Officer (Outsourced)

ED FASANO

Chief Operations Officer (Outsourced)

Ed Fasano has 25 years of experience as an investment adviser COO, CFO, CCO, Treasurer, and Head of Investor Relations.  His role at Experienced Advisory Consultants includes co-heading the company’s advisory offerings as well as leading Experienced Advisory Consultants’s global sales and marketing effort.

Prior to joining Experienced Advisory Consultants, Mr. Fasano launched SAYA Management, serving as COO, CFO and CCO; responsible for all finance and accounting matters in addition to compliance, investor relations and personnel matters. Before starting SAYA, Mr. Fasano was with Seawolf Capital, where he was responsible for the Firm’s launch and later served as the Firm’s COO, CFO and CCO. Prior to Seawolf, Mr. Fasano lead Treasury and Operations functions at FrontPoint Partners; and spearheaded portfolio finance for DKR Capital. Earlier in his career, Mr. Fasano held operational and finance roles at Tiger Management and Paloma Partners. Moreover, he had a key role in establishing and operating the stock loan finance broker-dealer at Citadel Investment Group and managing its relationships with stock loan counterparties.

Mr. Fasano holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from Bryant University and resides in Connecticut with his family where he is an active youth sports coach and avid fan of the sports careers of his four children.


ED FASANO

Chief Operations Officer (Outsourced)

TOM KING : Chief Financial Officer (Outsourced)

TOM KING

Chief Financial Officer (Outsourced)

TOM KING

Chief Financial Officer (Outsourced)

Tom joined Pender Capital in 2019 as the firm’s outsourced Chief Financial Officer through Experienced Advisory Consultants. With over 25 years of industry experience, Tom is skilled at building and scaling financial and operational infrastructure and controls, managing global teams and cultivating strong relationships with clients, regulators, and auditors. Tom’s career includes leading teams at recognized industry leaders including Citadel Investment Group, Nantahala Capital Management, and Round Table Investment Management Company. Tom holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from St. Joseph’s College in Rensselaer, Indiana, and is a licensed Registered Certified Public Accountant in the State of Illinois.


TOM KING

Chief Financial Officer (Outsourced)

STEVE THOMAS : Controller

STEVE THOMAS

Controller

STEVE THOMAS

Controller

Steve joined Pender Capital in 2019, and is currently the Controller. Steve brings 12 years of experience in hedge funds and private assets, with a focus in operations, finance, and accounting. Steve is responsible for the firm’s financial accounting, tax and treasury functions. Prior to Pender, Steve held various roles for Cliffwater, LLC and Coast Asset Management, LLC. Steve graduated from Alabama State University with a degree in finance.


STEVE THOMAS

Controller

TYLER TINOCO : Manager, Investor Relations

TYLER TINOCO

Manager, Investor Relations

TYLER TINOCO

Manager, Investor Relations

Tyler joined Pender Capital in 2016, and is currently Manager, Investor Relations. Tyler brings over 10 years of experience in customer satisfaction, client service, and retention, and is responsible for facilitating all communications with Pender’s investors to ensure client satisfaction. Tyler has been a key part of the tremendous growth of the company.


TYLER TINOCO

Manager, Investor Relations

JEFFREY BOEHNLEIN : Accountant

JEFFREY BOEHNLEIN

Accountant

JEFFREY BOEHNLEIN

Accountant