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Key Personnel

Gregory D. Vickowski - Chief Financial Officer, Principal

Gregory D. Vickowski is the Chief Financial Officer of Procaccianti Companies and its affiliates, and senior member of the Company’s Investment & Loan Committees. Working side by side with two generations of leadership for nearly three decades, Mr. Vickowski has been integral in driving the Company’s unprecedented growth and evolution of the Firm’s vertically integrated platform which has propelled the organization among the top echelon of U.S.-based real estate investment and services firms.

Mr. Vickowski has personally been involved with approximately $1.5B in equity investments, $3B in debt financings and approximately $4B in total real estate and hotel transactions. As CFO, Mr. Vickowski oversees all aspects of the Firm’s investment strategy and asset management of the Company’s national real estate portfolio while supervising all functional areas of accounting, tax management, information technology, and management of the Company’s multiple investment funds.

Mr. Vickowski has developed tenured relationships with the top pension, private equity, endowment, High Net Worth and family office investors in the world as well as leading hotel brands like Marriott, Hilton and Hyatt, and premier lenders like JP Morgan, Bank of America and Deutsche Bank. Additionally, Mr. Vickowski has orchestrated numerous transactions with premier investment partners including LoneStar Funds, Rockbridge, BlueDog Capital, InvestCorp, and CalPERS – the largest employee pension fund in the United States.

Under his leadership, the Firm has established an extensive network of financial, brand, broker, and investment partners that enable the organization, and its multiple operating affiliates, to execute a business strategy that has continuously delivered above-market, risk-adjusted returns.

Mr. Vickowski earned a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth in Business Administration, a Master’s Degree from the University of Rhode Island in Business with course concentrations in Finance and MIS and earned a Master’s Degree in Taxation from Bryant University. Currently, he is a member of the Pension Real Estate Association and the Hotel Asset Management Association.

Mr. Vickowski is recognized nationally as a subject matter expert with regular editorial contributions to industry publications including Hotel Business Magazine and Hotel Management Magazine, and is a sought-after guest speaker with recent engagements including the Great Boston Real Estate Finance Association and the Boston University Distinguished Speaker Series. Mr. Vickowski is a past recipient of the ‘CFO of the Year’ by Providence Business News.

 


Michael Chadwick, Vice President - Real Estate & Lending

Michael Chadwick is responsible for directing the day to day operations of Emerald Capital as well as TPG Residential and TPG Brokerage. Since Emerald's inception, Mr. Chadwick has originated over $30MM in loans and built out an organization that is capable of closing and servicing construction loans in 3 states. Mr. Chadwick has also overseen the acquisition, renovation and property management of over 100 homes in Southern New England. Mr. Chadwick has also served in other capacities in his 10 years with TPG. Entering the company as Director of Capital Markets, he worked closely with the CFO in handling the company's $1.7B debt portfolio. In addition, Mr. Chadwick was responsible for the acquisition of 400 apartment units and the development of a Rhode Island coastal subdivision.

Prior to joining The Procaccianti Group in 2007, Mr. Chadwick was Vice President of TriSail Capital Corporation (a wholly owned subsidiary of Bank of America) where he was responsible for underwriting, closing, and asset management of highly structured mezzanine and participating debt transactions across all real estate property types nationwide. During his time at TriSail, Mr. Chadwick worked closely with originators to structure more than $2B in real estate loans. In addition, Mr. Chadwick was responsible for developing portfolio management strategies as well as investor reporting tools for TriSail’s investor funds. Prior to joining TriSail, Mr. Chadwick spent three years as an underwriter with Berkshire Mortgage Finance where he underwrote and closed more than $200MM in first mortgage multifamily loans under Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s lending programs.

 


Jim Canavan, Originator / Portfolio Manager

James E. Canavan brings nearly three decades of institutional banking industry experience to EMCAP. Most recently he served as a Senior Review Appraiser at Berkshire Bank after holding the position of Managing Partner at Stone Castle Mortgage Company. Throughout his extensive career, Mr. Canavan also held the positions with Bank of New England, Butler Bank, Bank of America Mortgage, Bank of New Hampshire, Federal Deposit Insurance Corp (FDIC), and Bank of Boston. Mr. Canavan is based in the Greater Boston area where he can be reached by phone at 603-770-1651 or by email at: jcanavan@emeraldcapllc.com.

 


Pauline L Sionni, Controller

Ms. Sionni is responsible for the administration of all accounting and information processing of lending activities for EMCAP.

Prior to joining Procaccianti Companies (Emerald Capital’s parent company) in 2004, Pauline worked as a Controller for the Village Retirement Communities., which owned and operated ten retirement communities in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Ms. Sionni also work in the Commercial Truck industry for five years as a Financial Business Manager arranging financing for Rhode Island Companies, State of Rhode and several Town Municipalities.

Pauline earned her Bachelors of Science degree in Accounting for Johnson and Wales University.

 


Donna Masiello, Portfolio Manager / Closer Specialist

Responsibilities: Processing, managing and organizing all loans in the firm’s portfolio. Daily bookkeeping and tracking of all loans from closing through maturity. Prior to joining EMCAP, Ms. Masiello worked as a paralegal for a Massachusetts Real Estate Law Firm for over 10 years. She has been involved in all aspects of real estate closings – both commercial and private lending.

Ms. Masiello received her Bachelor’s Degree from Rhode Island College.

 

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