My Story

Investor. Entrepreneur. Author. Coach.

 

I’ve been an entrepreneur all my life.

In fact, I started three businesses before I was 13 years old – two in door to door sales (candy and air fresheners) – and a babysitting syndicate.

In my corporate life, I was a national sales trainer and revenue manager for a Fortune 100 company.

Translation: I was on the road 3 weeks a month in an ultra-corporate environment that sucked mainly because I wasn’t allowed to wear flip flops to work.

I really love flip flops.

I left the corporate gig in 1998 to open the #1 mortgage company in Denver specializing in residential, commercial and private funding specifically for real estate investors. That company and the private equity fund I launched during that time closed in 2008 as a result of the subprime mortgage crisis.

Currently, I’m a full-time investor, entrepreneur, author, and coach.

I’m the president of the American Association of Alternative Investors and founding editor of the Investor Insights, a privately held financial publishing company.

I’ve closed 612 real estate investment transactions, raised $30.3 million in private capital and my insights are consumed by more than 52,000 subscribers in the US and Canada.

I’m a prolific real estate and angel investor managing a portfolio that includes 740 real estate units, 11 tech start-ups, and 7 cannabis companies.

In addition to my investing efforts, I’m also active with several non-profit organizations including the Rocky Mountain MicroFinance Institute, Human Rights Campaign, Beagle Freedom Project, and Joyful Heart Foundation.

I graduated magna cum laude from Regis University with a B.S. in Business Administration and am a member of Alpha Sigma Nu, the Jesuit Honor Society.

I live in Denver, CO with my wife Annette and our dogs Harper and Hank.