Board of Directors

RICHARD E. KIPPER

CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD AND CHAIRMAN OF THE AUDIT COMMITTEE

Dick Kipper serves as Chairman of the Board and Chairman of the Audit Committee for BridgeForth Capital. Mr. Kipper is also a member of the Board of Directors of Guggenheim Capital, LLC where he serves as Chair of the Audit Committee and is a member of the Executive and Compensation Committees. He has also held senior executive positions with some of the nation’s leading financial institutions including First Chicago Corporation and AFSA Data Corporation, a company which Mr. Kipper co-founded and grew to become the largest service of student loans before being acquired by Fleet Financial Group. Under Fleet Financial Group, he served as corporate Chairman and CEO. Mr. Kipper served on the Board of Directors of the Alzheimer’s Association for eight years, the last two as national chair. He is an advisor to the American Bar Association (ABA) Commission on Law and Aging and the Borchard Foundation for the ABA Justice and Education Fund.
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HOMER J. HOLLAND

BOARD MEMBER AND CHAIRMAN OF THE LOAN COMMITTEE

Homer J. Holland serves as a board member and Chairman of the Loan Committee for BridgeForth Capital. Mr. Holland is also a member of the Board of Managers of Guggenheim Capital, LLC and the Board of Managers of Stillwell Madison, LLC. He is a former director of USAA Capital Corporation, Lifeline Shelter Systems, Inc., Wisconsin Industrial Products, Inc., First Financial Training Services, CILCORP, Inc. and the Institute of European Studies. Mr. Holland is the former President and Founder of Holland Partners, Inc. In this position he led the acquisition of six Illinois savings banks and one Texas savings bank. Following the sale of these banks, he turned his focus to managing a portfolio of financial services and real estate investments.
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STEVEN T. ANAPOELL

MANAGING PARTNER/GENERAL COUNSEL/BOARD MEMBER

Steve Anapoell is recognized as one of the top EB-5 program securities attorneys in the United States and is considered a thought leader in the industry. Prior to forming BridgeForth Capital, Mr. Anapoell was a founding shareholder of the Orange County, California office of one of the largest international law firms in the world, where he established the firm’s EB-5 Corporate and Securities practice. Mr. Anapoell has played an integral role in some of the largest and highest profile EB-5 projects in the country involving in excess of $1.5 billion of EB-5 program dollars. Mr. Anapoell is a popular and sought after speaker on the EB-5 program. He holds a rating of preeminent in his field by Martindale-Hubbell, one of the world’s most respected rating services of attorneys.
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HOWARD S. COHEN

MANAGING PARTNER/BOARD MEMBER

Co-founder of BridgeForth Capital Group, Howard Cohen has over 35 years of experience in real estate, finance, venture capital, consulting and investment management. As an advisor, broker and principal financier, he has provided funding for numerous equity, mezzanine, convertible debt and mortgage loan transactions to a broad range of industry sectors. He has arranged financing in excess of $1.0 billion and attracted and retained a loyal core of private investors.
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JAY HOLLAND

BOARD MEMBER AND CHAIRMAN OF THE ORGANIZATIONAL COMMITTEE

Mr. Holland serves as Board Member and Chairman of the Organizational Committee for BridgeForth Capital. He also serves on the Board of Managers of Stillwell Madison LLC. Prior to Stillwell Madison, he co-founded and served as President and CEO of Alternatech Inc. Mr. Holland has held several executive positions with River Valley Savings Bank, including Chief Technology Officer.
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