Wayne Jones, Senior Executive Director
Wayne is a U.S. Army Veteran and has 35+ years experience in managing companies involved in real estate acquisitions, commercial and private financing, SBA financing, USDA financing, commercial and residential development, land sales, loan syndication, business consulting/restructuring and securities work. He has successfully completed numerous real estate development projects in Arizona, Colorado, Nevada and New Mexico.David Fedel, Executive Director
Mr. Fedel is also a U.S. Army Veteran and has an extensive history in the banking industry. For a number of years, he owned and managed a mortgage bank with a combined gross income of one billion dollars per year. While involved with the bank he was responsible for the origination volume, setting the daily rate structure, much of the day to day operations and the eventual bulk sale of the loan volume. He then expanded into commercial, industrial and multifamily lending. He is well versed in the construction lending industry and has financed and built a number of multifamily and commercial projects. He has also originated and packaged SBA and EB-5 projects. A few years ago he began syndicating mortgages and remains in that business today.
Harlan E Rubottom, C.P.A., P.F.S., Executive Director
Harlan has practiced public accounting since 1968, with the added benefit of two years experience as corporate tax manager for United Banks of Colorado, Inc. He provides financial and tax planning for corporations, partnerships and individuals with special emphasis on professional and closely held corporations as well as real estate development, sales, investment and management. Associated services include business organization, reorganization, budgeting, systems analysis and other financial services including reviewed and compiled financial statements, forecasts and tax planning and compliance. Harlan also holds the #1 Personal Financial Specialist certificate for receiving the highest score on the exam.
Michele Cruz - Real Estate Acquisitions & Construction Loan Supervision
Michele is a Realtor in Las Vegas, Nevada and also has 10+ years experience in Residential Mortgage Loan Processing primarily in New Home Construction. Michele also has 5 years experience working with small business owners creating SBA 7(a) and 504 Loan Request Packaging for small business financing that includes Real Estate Purchases, Working Capital requests and Business Acquisitions. Michele leads all loan packaging and processing activities as well as Construction Loan Supervision.
Michele has a commitment to providing excellent customer service for each small business owner who is seeking business financing for Start-Up Capital, Working Capital or Purchasing Commercial Real Estate. Her main goal is to create successful working relationships with each client she works with and provide them with the education & knowledge they will need to make the best decisions for their company’s financing needs and goals.
June G Cravenn, Executive Director
June has 35+ years experience in commercial real estate and finance and spent the last 17 years as the SBA business development officer and Vice President of a major national bank and was one of top producers of SBA loans in Nevada. She was an accountant in a major accounting firm in Los Angeles prior to becoming a commercial real estate and mortgage broker in California, Texas, Georgia, Florida and Nevada. In Houston, Tx she recruited, hired and trained commercial loan originators, packagers and underwriters for a national mortgage company. Using that background she has assisted many clients in analyzing and purchasing of properties nationwide and originating, packaging and obtaining financing. She has had many projection based loans approved being familiar with the exact format that underwriters like to see used for projections and narratives. June has been a national speaker on real estate and finance.
Brian Ichikawa – Business Finance Specialist
Currently Brian is a Nevada Realtor and for the past six years Brian has devoted his time to salvaging distressed businesses through debt refinance or mergers. Also, he has participated in the acquisition of several business opportunities through his ability to consult his clients in the many facets of the operation of each individual company. Mr. Ichikawa joined AMAGF in 2009 to assist his clients in SBA and commercial loan applications, packaging and processing of the packages.
Mr. Ichikawa developed relationships with lenders that worked outside of the conventional financing parameters. Through those relationships, he became a “go to” guy for several businesses that required creative types of financing. He joined AMAGF to bring his expertise to a company that would allow him to utilize his financial creativity. He remains a solid and respected member of the business and financing team.
Rich Hazeltine – Performance Consultant
Rich has spent over 25 years in the leadership development and organizational effectiveness space in addition to enterprise consulting and teaching at two universities. He spent 8 years at Zappos.com, after they were acquired by Amazon, building an emotional intelligence (EQ) practice to leverage company culture and EQ producing breakthrough business results with leaders, teams and entry-level staff.
His work capitalizes on level B psychometric tools at the organization and individual levels along with ICF Coaching certifications to enable players to apply new concepts to their work environment for upgraded results. The combination of an MBA and these certified skills has helped measure and improve performance and metrics like EBITDA, turnover, engagement and trust in organizations of all sizes including technology, non-profit and the U.S. Military.