Ken Strunk, SVP of Lending. Ken served as Managing Member of Fortitude Investments L.L.C., which acquires distressed and defaulted promissory notes, secured by first deeds of trust/first mortgages, and /or second deeds of trust/second mortgages from 2013 until 2016. Ken Strunk has also served as the Managing Member of Lions Mane Investments of Virginia since 2015. Ken Strunk has served as a Senior Federal Sales Executive with FurnitureSpeak, Inc. and an Engineer with Eastman Kodak.
Robert Buzzell, President and CEO. Bob has served as Senior VP of Commercial Development for CORT, a $550M furniture rental company owned by Berkshire Hathaway. He has served as CEO of Life Uniform Holdings, a $120M multi-channel marketing of medical apparel and SVP of the Product Group of Boat America Corporation (Boat US), a $140M multi-channel marketer of boating supplies. He has also been a Loan Officer for a Commercial Bank. He is a graduate of Lafayette College and the Harvard Business School.
William Warren, SVP of Sales and Marketing. Bill has served as a Managing Member of Lions Mane Investments since 2015. He is head of Sales and Marketing for Lion’s Mane Investments. In his career he has started two companies, EMS and BamBams. He was co-founder, President and CEO of EMS, a $25 million plumbing supply wholesaler which was sold to Home Depot in 2003. He subsequently founded BamBams, a $10 million supplier of promotional merchandise which was also sold. He is a graduate of the University of Mississippi.
Mark Andreotta, Board Managing Member. Mark spent over 32 years with Mobil Oil and ExxonMobil in various positions of responsibility. His final assignments included managing the Americas Marketing and Sales Operating Division with total revenues of $1.5B and as Vice President of Worldwide Back Office Operations. He currently consults for Golden Gate Capital and is a Board Member for USA Resources Technology. Mark is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and served his country in the military for 5 years.