Your Success Team
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The SCALE ™ Model
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The Vertical Way™
Be In Gratitude (BIG)
Go BIG in all circumstances.
Invest in people and everyone we impact.
Educate, motivate, and empower others to achieve their fullest potential.
Communicate openly and do what we say we’ll do.
Challenge the status quo, even when things are working.
Jenny focuses on company operations and leads the VSV Multifamily Academy. Prior to VSV, she was a Sales Director at Procter & Gamble setting national sales strategies for several billion-dollar brands and launching key initiatives across top retailers in the U.S. Her overall experience in leading teams, strategy, and project management gives her a unique ability at VSV and helping others achieve success through the VSV Academy.
Jenny received a Bachelor’s in Business Management at the University of Arizona and her MBA at the University of Minnesota. She currently lives in Southern California with her husband and kids.
Kiyoshi Simon CPA, MST
Kiyoshi is responsible for directing and overseeing the financials and economic position of Vertical Street Ventures. In addition to being one of the partners, Kiyoshi is the founder of the CPA branch – Vertical Street Ventures CPA, LLP. As a CPA and real estate investor, Kiyoshi brings over a decade of tax planning expertise in working specifically with high net-worth individuals and real estate investors, professionals, and investment firms.
Kiyoshi began his career working for a private real estate investment firm during college, where he focused on finance and accounting measures and strategy for multifamily investments in the Los Angeles area. Kiyoshi went on to develop his tax and accounting expertise at a boutique real estate tax firm in Irvine while pursuing his Masters in Taxation degree. Prior to joining Vertical Street Ventures, Kiyoshi was a Real Estate Tax Manager of a Top 20 International CPA firm. With his rich experience in real estate investment and public accounting, Kiyoshi understands the benefit of strategic tax planning as both an investor and advisor.
Kiyoshi received his Bachelor of Arts degree from UCLA and a Masters in Taxation degree from California State University, Fullerton. In his spare time, Kiyoshi enjoys trying new restaurants, competing in athletic events, and struggling at golf. He is married to his college sweetheart Tiffany and resides in Huntington Beach, CA.
Steven leads Investor Relations and also focuses on building key strategic partnerships, including sourcing acquisitions and capital. Prior to VSV, Steven held numerous Executive-Leadership positions at Mercer and MetLife, both global Fortune 200 organizations. As a Partner at Mercer, Steven was the Southern CA Office Leader for Mercer’s Health, Wealth, and Human Capital Consulting practices. Prior to Mercer, he led the Institutional Sales division at MetLife.
Steven graduated with a Finance degree from California State University Fullerton. He enjoys the “need for speed” as he shifts gears around the race track. Steven also enjoys vacationing with his wife, Rebecca, and two daughters.
Kyle focuses on acquisitions, dispositions, underwriting, asset management, construction and operations. He builds strong local market relationships in the Arizona markets. He is also the author of the best-selling book, Best In Class, which teaches investors how to manage their multifamily assets, avoid mistakes, and build wealth through real estate. Kyle was previously a Regional Manager for a golf management company where he oversaw 250+ employees and $20MM+ in revenue daily. His overall experience in management, operations and real estate helps position Vertical Street Ventures as an industry leader in multifamily operations and acquisitions.
Kyle played golf professionally and outside of golf, he enjoys traveling and trying new foods. He lives in Scottsdale, Arizona with his wife, Lalita, and two dogs.
Director of Investor Relations
Charlie is responsible for improving the overall experience of VSV’s investor base. He has 29 years of institutional and retail investment management experience and prior to VSV, was at Ascendant Capital Management, a Southern California based Investment advisory firm. Previously, Charlie was a Managing Director, Partner and Chief Investment Officer at Pacific Alternative Asset Management, a ($12.5B AUM) fund of hedge funds, serving corporate and public pension funds, foundations and endowments.
Charlie holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Southern California and an M.B.A from the Amos Tuck School of Business Administration, Dartmouth College. Charlie and his wife Mary live in Capistrano Beach with their dogs John, Fred and Annabelle and have 2 daughters and 2 granddaughters. In his spare time, Charlie enjoys backpacking, reading and spending time with family and friends.
Philanthropy and Investor Support
Rebecca is responsible for philanthropic projects as well as outreach with investor relations. She directs logistics for VSV events and will always welcome you with a happy smile.
Rebecca was a high school science teacher. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences at University of California, Irvine and her teaching credential at California State University, Fullerton. After the birth of her first daughter, Rebecca became a stay-at-home mom. She could be seen volunteering in the classroom, on the PTSA board, at school site council meetings, and participating with Booster Club. Rebecca has been actively involved with National Charity League as well as being a dance mom at both the dance studio and the high school dance team.
Rebecca, alongside her husband Steven, has grown their Multifamily portfolio over the years. Rebecca brings her organizational and leadership skills along with her philanthropic experiences to VSV. In her free time, she enjoys crafting and volunteering at Meals On Wheels.
Affiliate Partner / VP Marketing
Kathy leads marketing strategy and execution across the VSV umbrella of companies and properties. Prior to VSV, Kathy was dedicated to medical device marketing and also has a multifamily portfolio consisting of ~2,000 multifamily units, with >$130 Million Assets under Management. She is also an active contributor on LinkedIn, with a passion to educate both kids and adults on personal finances. Kathy has a MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management, and an undergraduate degree from UC Berkeley’s Haas Business School after which she was a Big 4 consultant at Deloitte and KPMG.
She currently resides in Phoenix, AZ with her husband, 2 sons, and 2 puppies.
Investor Relations Associate
Ivana maintains and builds relationships with existing and prospective investors to ensure an excellent experience during all phases of the investment cycle.
Prior to joining VSV, Ivana worked to develop and deliver employee benefit solutions to employer groups – providing strategy, financial analysis, program design and execution, and business placement services. In addition to honing her organizational and analytical abilities, her prior experience instilled in her the importance of relationships, teamwork, culture, communication, and accountability – all values that serve her well in her role in Investor Relations.
Ivana enjoys connecting with people (a bonus if over food), being outdoors, staying active, reading, and the occasional movie or musical. She is always up for exploring new places and learning about cultures, cuisine, and history.
Program and Events Coordinator
Jourdan is the Program and Events Coordinator for VSV. She is responsible for supporting our Multifamily Academy program and events.
Jourdan graduated from Metropolitan State University of Denver with a degree in Behavioral Science and began her career as a Social Worker. She then transitioned to Event Planning for nonprofits such as Big Brothers Big Sisters, a foster care agency, and a Medicaid Waiver agency. She held a career as a Program & Events Coordinator for non-profits for over 7 years before joining the VSV team.
Jourdan was born and raised in Colorado but recently moved to NW Indiana, just outside of Chicago, to be closer to family. She currently lives with her boyfriend, his daughter, and their four dogs.
Director of Acquisitions
Peter leads acquisitions at VSV working with brokers and owners to source investments that deliver optimal returns for VSV’s investors. Peter comes to VSV with over 20 years of real estate experience in both corporate and entrepreneurial real estate settings. During this time, Peter honed his investment skills across multiple facets of real estate including investment, development, and brokerage with an aggregate value exceeding $500,000,000.
Peter has a MBA from the University of San Francisco and a BA from Kenyon College where he majored in Fine Arts focusing on large outdoor sculptures.
Peter has three children and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife Ellie. Peter enjoys fly fishing, skiing, and regular cold plunges.
Executive Assistant & Transaction Manager
Alex is responsible for ensuring our real estate transactions are completed on-time and in line with our strategic goals. She brings her organizational excellence and resourceful nature to VSV.
Alex earned her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from SNHU. She has 10+ years of experience in administrative and customer service positions, with proven success in managing real estate transactions in a fast-paced and performance-oriented culture.
When she isn’t being a professional problem solver, Alex can be found traveling or spending time with her family in the great outdoors.
Director of Construction
Damian currently manages the construction of VSV projects. Prior to VSV, he ran his own real estate team and company since 2013. Damian also operated and managed multiple construction projects of his own and partners’ since 2006. He is also a Real Estate Broker and an investor in the Phoenix area.
Damian has a Bachelor degree in Business, a minor in Project Manager and a Masters in Business Administration. Damian is passionate about building teams, individuals and businesses. He is the Owner and founder of ARGO Real Estate Professionals LLC and co-founder of ARGO Investments LLC. He and his family are residents of the southeast valley in the Phoenix area.
Chief Community Relations Manager
Cierra’s priorities focus entirely on the resident experience. Her duties include developing a robust offering for future, current, and past residents. Prior to VSV Cierra worked in mortgage lending as a Digital Brand Director where she played a key role in brand reputation, communications, and philanthropic initiatives. Paired with experience in multifamily housing, Cierra recognizes the importance of putting the residents first. She attended the University of Arizona where she received her BA in Communications and minor in Business Media Technology. Cierra enjoys working out, attending concerts, and traveling with her fiancé, Santiago.
Beth brings over 20 years of Business Administrative and Management experience to VSV as an Executive Assistant. She is eager and motivated to find solutions to problems, streamlining processes and procedures to ensure quick and efficient results, and is passionate about supporting those around her in their respective fields.
When not working, you can find Beth at the movies or strolling the nearest shopping plaza. She has 3 children, now all married, and enjoys spending leisure time with her husband of 24 years, Tim. They are welcoming their first, of hopefully many, grandkids this spring.
Director of Asset Management
Nadine is responsible for overseeing and guiding performance of all Multifamily Assets and Asset Managers. Prior to joining the VSV family, Nadine was a VP Executive who oversaw a portfolio of 30k + Class B and C Value-Add properties in 3 different markets. Having had experience in both operations and asset management, she really helps set the standard for bridging the gap. Nadine enjoys spending her free time anywhere surrounded by water, whether that’s pools, lakes or the ocean with her husband, 2 kids and dogs.
Maritza manages construction sites, leads on-site staff to deliver high-quality work on time, and leverages her experience with the largest convenience store chain in LATAM to develop effective strategies for managing processes, quality, time, and budget on VSV projects.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in Architecture from the University of Sonora and an MBA from the University of the Mexican Valley.
In her spare time, she likes to hit the trails on her mountain bike or go on a family hike.
Gabby brings her interpersonal and organizational skills to VSV as an Executive Assistant. With multiple years of experience as an Executive Assistant in the accounting field, she is passionate about managing a smooth and efficient workplace.
Gabby is a candidate for her Associates Degree at Cerritos College for Business Administration and plans to continue her education and obtain her Bachelor’s Degree. When the weather permits, she can be found on the mountain top, wiping out on her snowboard with friends, binging Netflix, or roaming the dog beach with her fluffy dachshund, Piper.
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