Eric Paul serves as president of Four Springs Capital Markets, where he is responsible for developing strategic initiatives to help grow the firm. He possesses more than 25 years of experience developing marketing programs for financial services, technology, and consumer products companies. Eric previously served as chief marketing officer at Black Creek Group and Dividend Capital from 2004 to 2018, where he helped the firm establish itself as one of the most respected and successful sponsors and manager of real estate-focused alternative investments in the country. Eric holds a Bachelor of Arts from Syracuse University. He holds FINRA Series 7, 24 and 63 licenses.
Heather Ahrens is the director of national accounts for Four Springs Capital Markets, where she is responsible for relationship management with the firm’s broker dealer partners. Heather previously served in various sales and management roles with Spencer Trask Ventures, a private equity firm focused on early stage technology investments. Heather holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Bryant University.
Hall Jones serves as Senior Vice President of Business Development, where he collaborates with the company’s senior management team on corporate strategy and growth initiatives. Hall joins Four Springs Capital Markets after a more than 20-year career at AEW Capital Management, one of the world’s leading real estate investment advisors with property holdings and securities across North America, Europe and Asia. In his most recent role as Portfolio Manager, he was part of the team that oversaw the firm’s growth in REIT assets under management from less than $1 billion in 1999 to a peak of nearly $10 billion.
Preet Kaur serves as a manager of operations and investor relations at Four Springs Capital Markets. Her responsibilities include managing all DST syndications under Four Springs TEN31 Xchange and issuance of new securities. In addition, Preet handles shareholder services and manages books and records for the REIT with the company’s transfer agent, American Stock Transfer. Preet holds a Masters in Business Administration from Monmouth University.
Joseph Marinelli acts as controller of Four Springs Capital Markets. He is responsible for maintaining the books and records as well as the maintenance of cash receipts, cash disbursements, accounts receivable, accounts payable, and payroll functions. He reviews all closing proceeds statements and prepares commissions schedules for distribution to the various wholesale broker dealer participants. He possesses more than 37 years of managerial accounting experience with a FINRA Series 7 license and a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in accounting from Brooklyn College.
Jodi Hopkinson has worked as director of compliance and operations at Four Springs Capital Markets since its inception. She brings 20 years of broker-dealer and investment advisor compliance and regulatory experience to the firm. Jodi holds the FINRA Series 7, 24, 63 licenses and a Bachelor of Science in Finance degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Chris Neary serves as senior vice president of sales for the Eastern United States for Four Springs Capital Trust and Four Springs TEN31 Xchange. Since joining Four Springs Capital in 2011, he has served in pivotal roles of capital introduction and education for all of the firm’s sponsored programs. Chris holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Bentley University. He also holds his Series 7 and 63 licenses.
Joshua McKinley serves as Senior Vice President of Sales for the Western United States for Four Springs Capital Markets and Four Springs TEN31 Xchange. Josh has been in financial services for over 20 years, including 8 years specializing in non-traded real estate, DSTs and 1031 exchanges with AEI Capital. Josh holds his Series 7, 66 and 31 licenses and has a BA in Business from St. John’s University.
Justin Tietema serves as Senior Vice President of Sales for the Central region for Four Springs Capital Markets, representing Four Springs TEN31 Xchange programs. Justin is an experienced financial services professional, specializing in non-traded real estate, DSTs and 1031 exchanges while with AEI Capital. Justin holds a series 7 license and has a BS in Marketing from Minnesota State University – Mankato.
Marie Reed is a Managing Director at Four Springs Capital Markets where she is responsible for marketing and sales of Four Springs alternative investments and individual properties. Ms. Reed is an experienced financial services executive with a long track record in alternative investments and the broader capital markets. She spent 25 years serving in a variety of leadership roles within Citi Global Markets where she was Head of Leveraged Credit Sales. She was responsible for all Institutional Fixed Income clients investing in Leveraged Loans, High Yield and Distressed Debt. Ms Reed holds her Series 7, 3, 63 and 24 Licenses. Prior to working at Citi, Ms Reed was a Financial Analyst at Alliance Capital and Ernst and Young. She received her MBA from the Joseph M. Katz School at the University of Pittsburg and her undergraduate degree from Boston College.
Prior to joining Four Springs Capital Markets, James spent three years with Third Seven Capital the managing broker dealer for Four Springs Capital. Previously, he spent twelve years with the Credit Suisse Private Bank’s Fixed Income Group. During his career at the bank he held multiple sales/trading roles, was a fixed income credit specialist, and helped manage an almost $30 billion cash management business. He left the bank as a Director and holds both his Series 7 & 63. He is also a licensed NJ Real Estate Agent. James obtained his Bachelors of Science in Management from Tulane University’s AB Freeman School and his MBA from NYU’s Stern School of Business with a focus on International Finance and Economics.
Trish Sullivan serves as Operations Associate for Four Springs Capital Markets. Her responsibilities include client document legal review, facilitate fund offerings from inception to close, instruct wire transfers and liaison for broker-dealer/QI support. Trish possesses over 18 years’ experience in the financial industry. Prior to joining the firm, Trish was an AVP with BlackRock Private Funds, providing legal analysis, onboarding and client account maintenance for over 45,000 accounts with an average AUM of $10 Billion. In addition, she has worked for Merrill Lynch providing market timing analysis, collective trust product underwriting and money market research. Trish has a communications degree from Middlesex College.
Michael Davey serves as the CRM Manager for Four Springs Capital Markets. Since joining Four Springs Capital in 2016, he has been responsible for managing the company’s capital raising efforts in Salesforce and executing its digital marketing campaigns. Michael holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and a Business Minor from Penn State University.
Kenneth Dioguardi serves as CRM Manager for Four Springs Capital Markets. After spending some time as an intern, Kenneth joined the Four Springs Capital team full time in 2018. His responsibilities include using Salesforce and marketing to analyze data to drive sales growth for capital raising efforts. Kenneth holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Rutgers University.
Mr. Dioguardi has served as the Chairman of our board of trustees and our Chief Executive Officer since our formation in July 2012. Mr. Dioguardi was the founding shareholder of Four Springs Capital, LLC, a real estate investment management firm focused on net lease real estate, in November 2008, where he led the acquisition and asset management of net lease properties through syndication to investors. Prior to Four Springs Capital, LLC, Mr. Dioguardi was President of Spencer Trask Ventures, Inc., a leading private equity firm based in New York City, at which Mr. Dioguardi led a team that invested in technology companies. Mr. Dioguardi also founded and built Vantage Securities, an investment banking firm that participated in public and private offerings of securities. Prior to founding Vantage, Mr. Dioguardi served in several senior roles of increasing responsibility at Integrated Resources Equity Corp., at the time the largest real estate syndication firm in the United States. Mr. Dioguardi received a B.S. degree in Business Administration from Monmouth University. Active in community affairs for many years in Avon‑by‑the‑Sea, New Jersey, Mr. Dioguardi served as Commissioner of Revenue and Finance from 1991 – 2003. In addition, from 2005 – 2015, he served as a member of the board of trustees of Monmouth University and the University’s Investment Committee, which he chaired for several years. Our board believes that Mr. Dioguardi’s strategic vision, intimate understanding of our history and operations and his extensive real estate and capital markets experience make him well‑suited to serve as a trustee.
Mr. Johnson has served as our President since June 2014 and as our Chief Operating Officer, Secretary and a trustee since our formation in July 2012. From October 2010 until July 2012, Mr. Johnson was a Managing Director of Four Springs Capital, LLC focusing on all aspects of net lease real estate acquisition and investment. Prior to joining Four Springs Capital, LLC, Mr. Johnson led the alternative investments group of a financial services firm, served in business development, operational and advisory roles for enterprises in industries including real estate, financial services and technology, and practiced corporate and securities law at major firms in Boston and Philadelphia. Mr. Johnson has participated in numerous real estate and capital markets transactions, including public and private equity and debt financings. Mr. Johnson received a B.A. in Economics from the University of Illinois — Urbana and a J.D. from Emory University School of Law. Our board believes that Mr. Johnson’s familiarity with our history and operations, his experience as a participant in net lease financing and his extensive real estate and capital markets experience make him well‑suited to serve as a trustee.
Mr. Segura has served as a trustee since our formation in July 2012. Mr. Segura has been managing his family office for over five years. Mr. Segura was formerly Senior Managing Director of Spencer Trask Ventures, Inc., which he joined in 1995 and oversaw the development and financing of numerous early‑stage companies. He co‑founded or provided initial equity capital for several portfolio companies, including companies such as Faroudja, Next Level Communications, Prospect Medical, and Arrive Technologies. Prior to Spencer Trask, he held positions in the financial services industry, including at Oppenheimer & Co. Mr. Segura earned a B.A. in History from the University of California at Los Angeles and a J.D. from Loyola Law School. Mr. Segura serves on the board of trustees of Imthera Medical Inc., a privately funded company that has developed a neuro‑stimulation medical device for the treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Our board believes that Mr. Segura’s extensive investment banking and capital markets experience and his expertise in finance make him well‑suited to serve as a trustee.
Member of Four Springs Capital Trust Board of Trustees