Executive Leadership

Steve Anapoell

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. Click here to learn more

Howard Cohen

HOWARD S. COHEN
MANAGING PARTNER / BOARD MEMBER

Co-founder of BridgeForth Capital, 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. Click here to learn more

Gerald Sawyer

GERALD J. SAWYER
MEMBER OF REAL ESTATE UNDERWRITING TEAM, CEO OF BRIDGEFORTH DEVELOPMENT, LLC, CEO OF ROCKBRIDGE SENIOR LIVING GROUP, LLC

An accomplished leader in global real estate development and asset management with over 30 years of experience, Gerry Sawyer has a proven track record of success in launching new developments, renovating properties and turning around underperforming organizations both in the private and public sectors. As Lead Operations Consultant and SVP of Operations for Las Vegas Sands’ Marina Bay Sands iconic luxury resort in Singapore, Mr. Sawyer was a member of the launch team that made industry history by achieving over $1 billion in EBIDTA in the first 12 months of operation. As COO of World Market Center, he led the successful and award-winning launch of this $1.1 billion trade show and convention center project – a complex that included six facilities totaling 5.35 million square feet. In the public sector and as a decorated military officer, Mr. Sawyer served as Commander of Nellis Air Force Base, a 4,531 square mile complex and the U.S. Air Force’s second largest and most important installation in the U.S. Click here to learn more

Jim Mckay

JIM MCKAY
CEO, BRIDGEFORTH FINANCE

As CEO for BridgeForth Finance, Mr. McKay leads all origination, underwriting and fund raising activities to support bridge and construction loans for BridgeForth Capital. BridgeForth Finance is the third successful fund Mr. McKay has helped launch and lead. He has over 30 years of additional experience at both GE Capital and Bank of America, where he launched numerous businesses, opened up new global markets, and led divisions to achievements still unsurpassed. Mr. McKay has also served as Partner and co-founder of Imperium Global Partners (IGP), a company aimed at helping hedge fund customers to export products into new markets including MENA, Southeast Asia and the Balkans. Prior to IGP, Mr. McKay was the Group President for New Stream Commercial Finance LLC where he played a critical role in the portfolio’s significant growth and generating superior returns for Investors. Mr. McKay has a Master Black Belt in Six Sigma and is a military veteran who served with SEAL Team Two. Click here to learn more

William Steward

WILLIAM C. STEWARD
COO, BRIDGEFORTH FINANCE

Bill Steward serves as Chief Operating Officer of BridgeForth Finance, an affiliate of BridgeForth Capital. A finance and operations specialist, Mr. Steward has a proven track record of success in implementing process improvements, building new businesses, managing risk and controllership, and developing technical infrastructures. Prior to joining BridgeForth Finance, Mr. Steward was co-founder and CFO of Imperium Global Partners, Inc., a provider of lending and investment services to middle market businesses. He was also co-founder and CFO of Imperium Partners Group, which had a fund of over $80 million in assets that achieved positive earnings annually since its inception. Mr. Steward was also co-founder and COO of New Stream Commercial Finance, a highly collateralized, secured lender to small and mid-sized companies. Under his leadership, the company generated a portfolio of over $110 million in transactions and collected over $10 million in ancillary fee income in the first year. During his tenure at GE Corporate Financial Services, Mr. Steward was awarded six U.S. Patents and won the prestigious Willis R. Whitney Award. Click here to learn more

Katherine Cloud

KATHERINE CLOUD, PhD
GENERAL MANAGER

Katherine Cloud serves as BridgeForth Capital’s General Manager. She is also is one of the firm’s analysts. Dr. Cloud is an economist and experienced business management specialist. She has a background as a precious metals trader and has spent several years trading in gold and silver. Dr. Cloud has extensive experience in academia, where she taught and lectured MBA and PhD level courses in economics, statistics and mathematics. Click here to learn more