Lima One Capital Leadership
With decades of experience in the Mortgage and Business Purpose Lending industry, combined with a deep passion and personal experience as investors, the Lima One Leadership team is second to none.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Managing Director - Head of Operations
Managing Director - Head of Sales
Chief Human Resources Officer
Managing Director - Head of Servicing
Chief Operating Officer
Director - Multifamily Finance
John Della Bella
Director - Broker Sales
Director - Short-Term Finance
Director - Inside Sales
Director - Servicing Operations
Director - West Coast Operations
Director - Strategic Accounts
Director - Construction Management
Chief Marketing Officer
Director - Business Development
Director - Rental Finance
Senior Director - Technology
Senior Director - Legal and Compliance
Managing Director -Head of Operations
Rankin Blair oversees Lima One Capital’s loan production and technology infrastructure.
Rankin joined Lima One Capital in 2013 as an underwriter where he significantly increased the company’s origination volume. By 2014 he had assumed his current role where he is responsible for the entire analyst team. He also played a pivotal role in implementing institutional grade policies and procedures to support Lima One Capital’s continued growth. Additionally, he is responsible for the design and installation of the company’s’ loan origination software, as well as a custom inspection management platform.
Rankin earned a B.S. in financial management from Clemson University. Prior to joining Lima One Capital, he worked as a commercial credit analyst for a global specialty electronics distributor. He also currently serves as a member of the United States Army Reserve.
Chief Financial Officer
Josh joined Lima One in 2013. He has played an integral role in the company’s capital markets, FP&A, product development, and servicing functions. Prior to joining Lima One, Josh worked in Bank of America’s Enterprise Capital Management Group and held various other corporate finance roles during his tenure there. Josh earned his MBA from the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler School of Business, specializing in Corporate Finance, and his B.S. from Clemson University.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Jeff Tennyson is President and CEO of Lima One Capital. Jeff is responsible for the Company’s overall business strategy and day-to-day operations. Tennyson brings more than 30 years of financial services leadership, operating and executive experience to Lima One. Since joining in 2018, he has led the Company to exponential growth with Lima One recently being recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of America’s Fastest Growing Companies on the Inc5000 list and also led the Company’s recognition as a Top Workplace and Best Place to Work.
Tennyson has held various C-level executive roles for both single-family rental and residential mortgage lenders. Prior to Lima One, Tennyson was President of Clayton Holdings (a wholly owned subsidiary of Radian Group (NYSE:RDN)), where he served on Radian’s Executive Committee and oversaw the global mortgage services business units. Prior to Radian, Tennyson served as founding CEO and COO for B2R Finance (a Blackstone sponsored company). He also previously held C-level positions at Strategic Growth Bank, EquiFirst Mortgage Corp (a Barclays Bank subsidiary), and Anchor Glass Container Corporation. Tennyson is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a BBA degree from Harding University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Managing Director of Capital Markets
Trez is responsible for positioning Lima One Capital for strong long-term growth through a strategic capital market strategy, oversight of the Company’s mortgage-backed securitization activity and ensuring ongoing liquidity for the Company’s mortgage lending. Moore has over 40 years of experience in capital markets, origination, and risk in both residential and commercial real estate.
He has in-depth knowledge of the primary and secondary mortgage markets, including credit risk and portfolio management, finance, servicing and securitization. He has held positions with Freddie Mac, Cerberus, RBS and Promontory. Moore holds a B.A. and MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Chief Operating Officer
As COO, Josh oversees all sales, marketing, operations, and technology for the firm. Prior to joining Lima One, Josh worked for Finance of America Commercial as part of the core leadership team accountable for the company’s exponential growth. His responsibilities were diverse, spanning the organization from sales leadership to product development to strategic planning and competitive positioning. Prior to that, Josh worked for Wells Fargo in various capacities including strategy consulting, project management, and consumer lending leadership.
Josh is extremely passionate about all things real estate investing and is an active SFR investor himself. He earned his MBA from Wake Forest University and his B.S. from Kentucky Wesleyan College.
Chief Human Resources Officer
As CHRO, Annmarie oversees all human resources functions at Lima One. Most recently, Annmarie served as the Head of Human Resource for Samsung Electronics Home Appliances America. Prior to that, she was VP of HR at SCANA and BMW. At BMW, Annmarie launched BMW’s state-of-the-art Family Health Center which included primary care, occupational health, physical therapy, dental, vision, and pharmacy.
Annmarie has served as a leading community advocate, both internally and externally. Annmarie currently serves on the Board of Directors for the United Way of Greenville County and for Prisma Health Upstate Affiliate. She was involved in the startup of the South Carolina Business Coalition on Health, later serving as Chair. Previous board positions include University of South Carolina’s Riegel and Emory Board, Utilities Employees Credit Union, United Way of the Piedmont, United Way Young Philanthropist Society, Leadership Greenville, and Opportunity Greenville. She is a graduate of The Riley Institute Diversity Leaders Initiative. Annmarie earned her Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from the University of Virginia. She is a Fellow of the ninth class of the Liberty Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network. Annmarie is married with two daughters.
Head of National Accounts and Commercial Lending
Cortney Newmans serves as Lima One’s Head of National Accounts and Commercial Lending. In this role, he is charged with managing large, institutional-scale accounts for the company. His product focus includes multifamily properties and single-family portfolios for Lima One. Additionally, Cortney leads the expansion and optimization of Lima One’s national partnerships and strategic relationships across the Company’s lending network.
In his role as Director of Business Development starting in 2014, Cortney oversaw development of sales operations into 42 states including the District of Columbia. His responsibilities included providing senior-level management to business development teams. Cortney has personally originated over $275MM in SFR and Multifamily assets and overseen the production of over $375MM.
Cortney is also a real estate investor with nearly 10 years of real estate ownership and management experience, with a strong track record of executed value-add deals. He currently owns over 65 doors.
Director – Strategic Accounts
Tim Lawhorne serves as Lima One’s Director of Strategic Accounts. In this role, Tim oversees daily operations and loan production for strategic accounts, and he is responsible for the creation and implementation of processes and procedures to ensure that Lima One Capital is effectively and efficiently meeting the needs of real estate investors. He is also responsible for coordinating with senior management on product development and best practices to ensure that Lima One Capital continues to originate loans of the highest quality.
Tim joined Lima One Capital in 2016 as an Operations Analyst in the Short Term Finance Department. He shortly moved into a Senior Analyst role within the company’s multifamily and commercial division, where he was instrumental in turning a newly-launched loan program into the fastest growing division within the company. He assumed the role as Director of Short-Term Financing in 2019 and became Director of Strategic Accounts in 2021.
Tim earned a B.S in Biological Sciences from Clemson University. Prior to joining Lima One Capital, Tim worked as a IT recruiter for a recruiting firm, followed by a role as the Territory Sales Manager for a Texas-based tech firm.
Director – Inside Sales
Dalton Elliott serves as Director of Lima One’s Inside Sales team. In this role, he oversees the daily operations and long-term strategy of our in-house sales team. He is also the host of Lima One’s Real Estate of Things podcast. Previously, Dalton has served as Director of Customer Experience, and overseen Lima One’s mortgage broker and lender finance channels. Dalton joined Lima One Capital in 2015 and previously worked as an analyst in the Rental30 department.
Dalton earned a B.A. in Political Science from Furman University. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Greenville Humane Society, where he and his wife adopted their dog Oliver. Dalton is also Chair of the Ethics Committee for the National Private Lenders Association.
Director of Multifamily Finance
Brian Cauthen serves as the Director of Multifamily Financing. In this role Brian is responsible for developing and maintaining a commercial loan program that fits the needs of real estate investors. Brian is engaged in the day-to-day management of underwriting and financial analysis of loan submissions, along with looking for macro solutions for growth within a constantly changing lending market.
Brian graduated from Florida State University with a degree in Finance. He started his career as a Commercial Real Estate Underwriting Analyst, followed by positions in equities trading and residential mortgage banking. Prior to Lima One Capital, Brian worked as a Financial Analyst for a conventional and SBA commercial loan portfolio servicer.
Director of Construction Management
Bill McDonald is Lima One Capital’s Director of Construction Management. His team of analysts manage pre- and post-closing risk and the construction draw process, and advise FixNFlip, ground-up construction, and heavy rehab borrowers on project budgets and processes. This process helps Lima One’s customers successfully complete their flips or construction projects, while ensuring the performance of their loans. Bill has built a best-in-class construction management department supports clients while identifying and mitigating risk on an hourly basis. This gives Lima One an advantage over its competitors in both customer experience and risk management.
Bill is a licensed general contractor and inspector who started and operated his own general contracting and real estate inspection firms in California and Maryland before joining Lima One In 2017. He has more than 25 years of experience in residential and commercial construction.
Director of Inside Sales
Justin Thompson serves as Director of Inside Sales for Lima One Capital.
Since joining Lima One Capital in 2012, Justin has overseen marketing for the company and assisted in the branding of several new investor programs as well as a successful nationwide expansion for the company.
Justin Thompson graduated from The University of Mary Washington with a degree in Political Science.
Director of Rental Finance
Diane Sugrue is Lima One’s Director of Rental Finance. In this role she oversees daily operations and loan production for rental property and portfolio loans. She is responsible for the creation and optimization of processes and procedures so that her team can efficiently and effectively meet the needs of real estate investors seeking long-term financing.
Diane joined Lima One in 2016 as an operations analyst in the rental department and shortly moved into a Senior Analyst role. She also spent time as a Senior Broker Consultant and Senior Multifamily Analyst where she helped build out both departments and their processes. Before her promotion to Director of Rental Finance in 2021, she was Deputy Director of the Multifamily and Rental Finance departments. Diane earned her B.S. in mathematical sciences from Clemson University with an emphasis in actuarial science and financial mathematics.
Managing Director – Head of Sales
Nate Trunfio is Lima One’s Managing Director – Head of Sales. In this role, Trunfio (who is based in Philadelphia) leads all of Lima One’s sales teams.
Trunfio was most recently President of DLP Lending, a company that funds bridge loans for single family and multifamily real estate investors. He was responsible for overseeing all aspects of the company, leading both sales and operations, and was instrumental in the company’s significant growth. Trunfio also served as Director of Operations for two different business-to-business alternative lenders, where he was responsible for the operations and sales team and improving efficiency and scaling the departments. He began his career by spending five years at New Penn Financial, where within two years, he became the top producing sales representative among a team of more than fifty. Trunfio earned a dual bachelor’s degree in Business Management and Marketing from Eastern University.
John Della Bella
Director of Sales – Broker
John Della Bella serves as the Director of Sales for Lima One’s Broker team, leading the team as they onboard and partner with brokers in the private lending space.
John has more than a decade in banking and private lending, and recently was Director of Inside Sales for another private lender. In that role, he was responsible for the growth and development of all sales associates within the organization and was a key factor in the company’s record growth. He began his career with Bank of America in consumer and small business before moving to private lending. John earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Miami and his MBA from Florida Atlantic University.
Senior Director – Legal and Compliance
Abigail joined Lima One in January 2021 and leads the company’s legal and compliance department. Prior to joining Lima One, Abigail was an associate at K&L Gates LLP in Charlotte, NC, where she focused on mortgage-backed securitizations and general corporate matters. Abigail earned her B.S. from the University of North Carolina and her J.D. from the University of South Carolina School of Law.
Director – Servicing
Brandy Cogsdill serves as Lima One Capital’s Director of Servicing. In this role, she manages all loan servicing functions including billing, collections, customer service, data management, and investor reporting. Brandy leads a department that oversees and reports on the company’s vast loan base across FixNFlip, Rental, and Multifamily loans and uses data to ensure that Lima One’s loan products and processes best serve our customers and investors. She joined Lima One in 2017.
Brandy’s career includes experience in finance and accounting at Advance America and United Resource Recovery Corporation. She also served as Co-Founder and Director of iRecycle, a non-profit organization that funded dozens of scholarships over its existence. She holds a B.S. in Business Administration from USC Upstate.
Managing Director – Head of Servicing
Vinod has over 30 years of progressive industry experience split between mortgage servicing and as a vendor providing products and services to the mortgage servicing community. Prior to joining Lima One Capital, he was the SVP of Mortgage Servicing at Fidelity Bank. He was previously the EVP of Mortgage Servicing at Pacific Union Financial, LLC. Before that, he was the SVP of Default Servicing at PNC Mortgage, where he was responsible for setting strategy and direction, as well as the oversight of all aspects of default loan servicing for a bank under the consent orders of both the OCC and the FRB. Under his leadership, all work required to remediate gaps identified by the OCC and FRB were successfully completed by 3Q 2014.
Prior to PNC Mortgage, Vinod had a senior leadership role at ServiceLink, a Fidelity National Title Company subsidiary. Vinod was the COO for LandAmerica Default Services Company, a subsidiary of the LandAmerica Financial Group, responsible for providing strategic and operational leadership to the group providing default-related products and services to the mortgage servicing community. Vinod started his career in mortgage servicing working for Bank of America, then was at Washington Mutual Bank.
Vinod is a graduate of the College of Business and Economics from California State University, Fullerton, with a degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance.
Director – Servicing Operations
Kevin W. Holliday, Director of Servicing Operations, joined Lima One Capital in the fall of 2018. Holliday joined Lima One with 11 years’ experience in management, loan originations, and mortgage servicing. Most recently he was at Shellpoint Mortgage Servicing, where he was responsible for managing the onboarding and deboarding team during a period of phenomenal growth at the company. He held prior experience dealing with investor reporting, cash reconciliations. and operations, as well as reporting and analytics.
In 2020, Holliday assumed his current role over the Servicing Operations and Special Servicing team. He is a graduate of Furman University with a degree in Business Administration and is a 10-year veteran in the armed forces currently serving with the Tennessee National Guard.
Director – Business Development
Rob Parsley joined Lima One Capital in January 2019 as a San Diego-based Business Development representative and spent a year serving as the Regional Sales Manager of the company’s Western Division. In his role as Director of Business Development, Parsley focuses on growing Lima One’s national business development team by enhancing production of existing sales reps and by hiring reps in additional markets across the country.
A graduate of Point Loma Nazarene University, Parsley has spent more than 25 years in the lending industry.
Senior Director – Technology
Lucas leads the technology organization across business intelligence, product, engineering, and IT operations and security teams. He joined Lima One Capital in 2017, implementing loan origination and servicing systems and constructing the company’s cloud data warehouse and analytics suite. He assumed his current role in 2018 and is responsible for technology strategy and customer-facing online services.
Lucas is a graduate of Clemson University with a B.S. in economics. Before joining Lima One Capital, he worked in lending in commercial loan operations, credit, and auto finance.
Director – Short-Term Finance
Kim Deter joined Lima One Capital in 2021. She brings a wealth of institutional finance experience to Lima One Capital, having built Insurance-Dedicated Funds for many of the world’s largest alternative asset managers. She has over 14+ years of construction, new business, and operations experience ranging from finance to advertising. She successfully ran a luxury custom construction company for over six years before starting her first company at 27. She has been involved in the real estate industry since the age of 7, helping her mom flip homes. Kim received her Bachelor in Business Administration majoring in Marketing and minoring in Psychology (’13) and MBA (’21) in Finance with highest honors at St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas.
Chief Marketing Officer
Taylor Owens joined Lima One Capital as Chief Marketing Officer in 2021 after spending a year in a fractional role with the company. In this role, Owens oversees lead acquisition and nurturing through inbound and outbound means while supporting Lima One’s sales channels.
A graduate of the University of Washington, Owens comes to Lima One from Hawke Media where he was Group Director of Client Strategy. He previously worked at POSSIBLE (now Wunderman Thompson) as a senior marketing analyst and served as a senior strategist at Wheelhouse Digital Marketing Group.
Director – West Coast Operations
Shahin Ilbeig joined Lima One as Director of West Coast Operations in December 2021. In this role, he played a key role in launching the company’s Irvine, California, office. He now leads the team of underwriters and loan processors based in Irvine.
Before joining Lima One, Shahin managed underwriters at several private lenders who serve real estate investors. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Global Socioeconomics from UC-Santa Barbara and his MBA in Finance from Pepperdine University.