OUR TALENTED TEAM OF PLACEMENT AGENTS
We have carefully reviewed and selected our Team of Placement Agents from hundreds of capable applicants and candidates. Our Team is the most qualified, motivated and tenacious team we could assemble. We are always open to chat with candidates that have a strong background in Investment Banking, B2B Marketing, or Capital Raising to see what they can bring to the table.
OUR PLACEMENT AGENT TEAM
Highly Qualified Team and Highly Motivated.
JOHN DENES – CEO – EMERITUS
Phone: +1 (310) 909-8727
Started his Team in 2010 to accommodate the needs of the Emerging Managers - General Partners of various Private Equity Funds from $100mm to $500mm. John was the Chief Development Officer for a leading Private Equity Technology firm that specialized in Data Centers where he was responsible for raising $500 Million for their Big Data fund. John was also Chief Development Officer with a Biofuels Clean Tech firm where he was responsible for raising capital for their Bio-Fuels PE fund totaling $100 million. John also served as the VP of Institutions for a Global Macro Long Short Fund raising over $600 million for their Hedge Fund and Long Only funds. John has raised capital for various Real Estate Funds totaling over $200 million. John has worked as an Officer of RIA firms, Hedge Funds, and Private Equity Funds advising them on raising capital for the past 10 years. John started off his career with Dean Witter and later moved to Prudential Securities as a Quantitative Portfolio Manager where he raised $100 million in capital that he managed for nearly a decade. John’s undergraduate degree came from the "Harvard of Aviation" – Embry Riddle Aeronautical University where he received his Bachelors of Science in Aeronautical Science along with his Private, Commercial, Instrument, and Multi Engine Pilots Licenses. John later went on to receive his MBA in Finance. John is semi-retired and will assist REO Capital by consulting the Team as Emeritus.
RAYMOND ESPINOZA – MANAGING PARTNER
Phone: +1 (424) 284-4047
Raymond Espinoza brings the strategic focus, vision, and mature judgment gained during a successful career leveraging diverse business and financial advisory expertise with a variety of entrepreneurial, and market-making businesses. Raymond brings several years experience in raising capital for Commercial Real Estate and Residential Real Estate to the REO Capital team. Raymond served as a Capital Advisor for several start-up Commercial Real Estate funds where he led acquisitions, capital raising efforts, and negotiated strategic partnerships. In particular, Raymond’s recent work with Tauro Capital resulted in raising $57 million for expansion efforts. Raymond has also leveraged his accounting and economic skills to analyze corporate needs and quickly develop and implement plans to facilitate operating improvements. Raymond holds a Bachelors of Business Administration from Stanford University in the field of study of business and managerial economics . Raymond delivers speaking engagements throughout the United States regarding entrepreneurship and financial management topics. Ray is registered with a Broker Dealer and FINRA plus the State of California with his Series 82 & 63 Securities Licenses.
JEB ALTONAGA – MANAGING PARTNER
Jeb J. Altonaga was the Chief Operating Officer and Head of Distribution at Sandon Capital. Previously COO of PINYIN Capital Management Hong Kong and a Board Director of the Cayman investment manager and PINYIN Capital Cayman Funds, while chairing the Valuation and Operating Committees. Jeb’s responsibility is for day-to-day oversight of key business functions including distribution, investor relations, marketing, vendor relationships, technology, operations, and risk analysis. Before moving over Jeb was SVP, Head of Asia-Pacific for Northern Trust Hedge Funds Services (NTHFS) / a Citadel Group company. Jeb was part of the NTHFS Management Team, Hong Kong Management Team, NTHFS Operating Committee and a member of the Global NTHFS and Hong Kong Risk committees. In Chicago, he managed the team responsible for Valuations and Business Unit Control. Jeb has worked in a series of front & middle office roles while at Countrywide Securities (Now Bank America) and Citigroup. Jeb has prior positions involving fixed income valuations, forensic restructuring, and litigation consulting. Jeb earned his B.S. in Finance, Bus Law from CSULA and an Accounting Certification from UCLA. He was a board member of Hedge Funds Cares, Asia (HFC) and Chaired the Grants Committee. Jeb is presently acquiring his Series 82 Private Placement License and his Series 63 State of California Securities License.
FRANK KUDELKA – MANAGING DIRECTOR
Frank provides critical judgement to various strategies and business development procedures. He is focused on completing targeted goals by staying on track to complete specific objectives. His experience has come from numerous business development roles that he ran for various Venture firms specializing in software companies. Here he worked directly to maximize the benefits of marketing plans. Additionally he has developed skills in financial modeling while working on assigned projects. Frank is completing his Bachelors of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Financial Management from Cal-Poly Tech University in San Luis Obispo. Frank is currently completing his Series 82 & 63 Securities Licenses. He is also working on completing his CFA charter.
CEO – Emeritus
John was the Chief Development Officer for a leading Technology firm that specialized in Data Centers where he was responsible for raising $500 Million for their Big Data fund. John is serving as Emeritus and is Semi-Retired.
Raymond served as a Capital Advisor for several start-up Commercial Real Estate funds where he led acquisitions, capital raising efforts, and negotiated strategic partnerships.
Jeb was part of the NTHFS Management Team, Hong Kong Management Team, NTHFS Operating Committee and a member of the Global NTHFS and Hong Kong Risk committees.
Frank, comes from numerous business development roles where he ran projects for Venture firms. Frank is focused on completing targeted goals by staying on track to complete specific objectives. Frank has developed skills in financial modeling.
REO Capital seeks talented marketing individuals experienced in raising capital and are highly motivated by monetary rewards who will work extremely hard for the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.