PERSEVERANCE MEETS PROVEN EXPERIENCE

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Management Team


Christopher M. Garcia

CEO & Chief Investment Officer

Mr. Garcia is Chief Executive Officer of Wilshire Quinn Capital Inc. and Chief Investment Officer of the Wilshire Quinn Income Fund LLC. Mr. Garcia oversees all aspects of the Fund’s day-to-day operations, including loan acquisition, underwriting and investor relations.

In 1998, Mr. Garcia began his career as an assistant equities broker in the Encino, California offices of Merrill Lynch. In 2000, he became a registered commodity trader, and as a result of his efforts, quickly became one of the country’s largest retail traders of interest rate derivatives. Capitalizing on this success, Mr. Garcia formed Wilshire Quinn Capital in 2004, with the vision of offering a diverse range of world-class investment products for his firm’s clients.

Mr. Garcia launched the Wilshire Quinn Income Fund in September 2011, seeking to offer new and existing clients an investment product secured by real estate with low correlation to the equity and bond markets. Under his leadership and guidance, the Fund has realized high single-digit returns on an annual basis, without any monthly drawdowns or the use of leverage.

Mr. Garcia continues to outperform the overwhelming majority of credit and fixed income funds, both domestic and international, by employing a customer-first mentality and disciplined asset-based investment approach. During his 15-year career as CEO, Mr. Garcia has fostered numerous relationships with investors, borrowers, bankers and financial professionals. The leadership teams he manages are strategic and focused on creating value for their customers.

Mr. Garcia resides in San Diego and supports various organizations throughout Southern California, including the San Diego Foundation, the Ocean Institute, the High Country Boys and Girls Club, and his alma mater Loyola High School.

Mr. Garcia received his bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and an MBA from Pepperdine University.

Matthew Mielke

Director of Business Development

Matthew is Director of Business Development at Wilshire Quinn and has been involved in all phases of the Fund’s growth since joining the firm in 2012. Matthew is principally responsible for capital raising and investor growth opportunities, as well as new loan originations. Matthew also plays an integral role in forming the Fund’s sales and marketing strategies.

Prior to joining Wilshire Quinn, Matthew worked for the multinational marketing company Publicis Groupe in San Francisco and nationwide small business lender Reliant Funding in San Diego.

Originally from the Bay Area, Matthew lives in La Jolla where he is a frequent beachgoer and sports enthusiast. He supports various local organizations, including the Salvation Army and Wounded Warrior Project.

Matthew graduated from the University of Hawaii’s Shidler College of Business with a bachelor’s degree in finance, and earned his MBA from the University of Mississippi.

Anna Janiec

Managing Director

Anna joined Wilshire Quinn in February 2012 and is responsible for transaction processing, tracking the Fund’s cash flows, and communicating with borrowers and investors.

Anna also manages investor files, performs data validations, coordinates meetings and travel arrangements, and ensures day-to-day operations run smoothly and efficiently.

Born in Connecticut, Anna currently resides in downtown San Diego. In her spare time Anna is an avid reader and fitness devotee. Anna supports the Rachel’s Women’s Center, part of the Catholic Charities Dioceses of San Diego, and the Olive Crest Foundation dedicated to helping at-risk youth and their families become healthy, productive citizens.

A graduate of Clemson University, Anna holds a bachelor’s degree in economics, with an emphasis in business administration.

William Lanting

Senior Director of Origination

William Lanting currently serves as Senior Director of Origination for Wilshire Quinn. In this capacity, he oversees the origination of commercial real estate bridge lending opportunities for the Fund. Mr. Lanting has over 35 years of experience in the commercial real estate and commercial lending space.

Mr. Lanting began his career in the hotel industry at Hotels of Distinction, and then transitioned to Radisson Hotels and Wyndham Hotels. As Vice President at Hotels of Distinction, he purchased and oversaw nine full-service hotels for the company’s investment fund, which was later sold to Starwood Lodging Trust, as one of their first portfolio acquisitions. Mr. Lanting has gained valuable experience in the purchase, renovation, and operation of twenty-seven hotels throughout the United States.

Mr. Lanting joined Thorofare Capital in 2013 as a hospitality lending professional, where he was primarily responsible for new bridge loan originations. Following this appointment, he served as Vice President of Loan Originations at Partners Capital Finance, and Chief Production Officer at District Capital.  In these positions, he created and oversaw both firms lending divisions.  Mr. Lanting and his teams have originated approximately $500 million in debt transactions over his career.

Mr. Lanting resides in Long Beach, California, and supports multiple organizations, including PATH (People Assisting the Homeless) and the Sheepfold, a shelter for homeless women and children in Orange County, California.

Mr. Lanting received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern California.

Jeremy Hammer

Origination Associate

Jeremy sources new loan opportunities for Wilshire Quinn by establishing and maintaining broker and borrower relationships.  Since joining the firm in 2018, he has helped to expand Wilshire Quinn’s borrower network.

Mr. Hammer began his career in the lending industry in 2012 by originating loans for nationwide lenders, Citigroup and Freedom Mortgage, in their personal loan and home mortgage divisions. With the experience and knowledge garnered in his previous endeavors, he has been a valuable contributor to the Wilshire Quinn team.

Originally from Maryland, Mr. Hammer currently resides in San Diego, and is an active member in several athletic communities in the area. He is also passionate about helping the local homeless community and supports the Alpha Project for the Homeless in San Diego.

Mr. Hammer graduated from West Virginia University and holds a bachelor’s degree in Business, Communications, and Economics.

Key Affiliates

Moss Adams LLP

Auditor

The Geraci Law Firm

Legal

FCI Lender Services, Inc.

Loan Servicer /
Fund Administrator
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