Our Core Values

Transparency

Service Excellence

Integrity

Commitment to Security

Unparalleled Expertise

163 Years of Real Estate Experience

Lending

Expertise from over 20 years and 1,000 transactions of  lending for real estate projects from Fix & Flips to Ground Up construction.

Concierge Service

Comprehensive approach to provide a full range of service including funding, raising capital, real estate development, investment advising, and fund management.

Wealth Management

Paradyme’s wealth advisors are knowledgeable investment experts. Our experienced team will help walk you through the process and advise you along the way.

Client Relations

Our client relations team goes above and beyond for each investor, sponsor, and developer that we serve. Our main differentiator in this industry is that we care for our clients every step of the process.

Technology

Our easy-to-use, innovative software, and cutting edge technology makes the process of investing simple, even for those new to investing.

Marketing / Branding

Full in-house marketing team providing photo/video, social media reach, content and branding for each project, developer, and sponsor.

Our Team

Over 1,000 Transactions Totaling Over $1.5 Billion in Real Estate Investment Projects and Developments Combined

Ryan Garland

Chief Executive Officer

Ryan Garland’s unparalleled ability to understand the Real Estate market, and to consequentially shift his strategic thinking is the very foundation on which he has built his stellar career.

As an accomplished Civil Engineer, Ryan went on to work with Aegis Lending, a subprime lender, with the Pelorus Equity Group as the only originator and face of the company for four years, and subsequently with Anchor loans, the largest lender on the West Coast with a staff of 90 professionals and $3.5 Billion in annual transactions. Legacy Private Lending is the runway that launched Ryan’s career and allowed him to soar to new heights with the closing of 276 short sales for leasebacks in 2009, $140 Million deployed in 2012 alone, and a consistent 76% ROI for more than three years.

With a unique approach to financing and the use of private capital for velocity and flexibility unattainable by traditional banking, Paradyme has funded over 1000 projects, above $1.5 Billion since its inception in 2014.

With more than a dozen projects in its pipeline at any given time, as the only Private Capital firm in the Inland Empire, and with recession-resistant market ventures such as Senior Living communities, hospitality, and commercial projects, Paradyme has become one of the leaders in the Real Estate funding and investment industries. Every project undertaken by Paradyme is implemented as a joint venture with developers, thus supporting Paradyme’s fundamental principles of integrity, transparency and exceptional client relations.

Kara Garland

Chief Operating Officer

Kara Garland is Paradyme’s COO. With two decades of experience in Banking, Real Estate, Retail and Coaching, Kara is THE consummate multi-disciplinary professional who has fueled the responsible growth of every company she has worked with. As a co-founder of Paradyme, Kara leads the Marketing, Business Development and Operations departments, channeling her vast experience in senior management to create a world class team, dedicated to a level of service and success for our clients, unequalled in the industry. Kara’s life mission of giving back and empowerment permeates Paradyme’s culture, where every team member is encouraged to have a positive impact in their community, and through Paradyme’s dedication of aligning with cities’ visions for low income housing and Opportunity Zone projects. Championed by Paradyme, Kara founded The Salvation Foundation, uniting corporate responsibility and global philanthropy with the support of likeminded investors, corporate donors, non for profits and international empowerment networks.

Doug McAllister

President

With close to four decades of experience in business expansion, crisis resolution, organizational leadership, consulting, executive coaching, strategic planning, negotiations and team building combined with his considerable background and success in the area of private sector/government relations, Doug McAllister, Paradyme’s President, has positioned our company on an unparalleled track to success in the industry. Doug has worked with startups and Fortune 100 corporations, facilitated projects with a total value above a billion dollars. The magnitude of funds he has protected for his clients in negotiations rivals that number. His proven track record, alongside his significant reach and influence, are the pillars of his ability to identify and explore opportunities for Paradyme. Doug’s unique ability to stay ahead of deals by anticipating and mitigating any risks or threats, ultimately ensures an optimal success rate for Paradyme’s projects, delivering them on time and within budget. Doug is undoubtedly the Gatekeeper at Paradyme.

Harold Goldman

Executive Vice President & Senior Wealth Advisor

To speak of Harold Goldman’s career would require a novel. When Harold is not regaling his colleagues with stories of world travels and fascinating professional encounters, he serves as the Senior Wealth Advisor and as a board member of Paradyme, Inc. After a stellar first life as an Engineer developing revolutionary plastic recycling processes, and going on to open multiple plants globally, Harold found a second calling in the Financial Services industry. With his over 45 years of real estate investment and tax-advantaged wealth creation strategies experience, Harold founded and still serves as Senior Advisor of FinancialSafetyNet, LLC, a financial educational online resource, and takes to the road multiple times a year to share his learnings with thousands of individuals. Harold is President of Emes Insurance Services, Inc, where he has created and preserved wealth for well over a thousand clients.

Stacey Benotto

Acquisition Strategist

Have more than you show. Speak less than you know. This quote was written to describe Stacey!

Stacey Benotto co-founded the Patton & Benotto Investment Group, Inc and Beverly Hills
Property Management. The group owned, developed, syndicated, and operated add-value commercial real estate, with an emphasis on multi-family, retail, and mixed-use. Stacey was the Broker of Record and oversaw acquisitions and operations. She devised the project turn-around strategies, and oversaw day to day management operations, for both entities, accounting, and legal. Prior to opening her own companies, Stacey was a consistent top earning broker with The Hanes Company – Beverly Hills and Grubb & Ellis Commercial Real Estate – West Los Angeles. Eager to share the knowledge she acquired, Stacey guest lectured for UCLA Department of Business, Engineering & Management: Apartment House Investment Conferences. Ultimately, commercial real estate became Stacey’s passion and career path. She remains passionate about adding value to communities, businesses, and people's lives through real estate development, renovation, design, and operations. Simply put, when people thrive, Stacey thrives.

Broker, DRE Lic # 00885885

CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member) Candidate

Francois Renet

Vice President of Business Development

Francois Renet built his career in a variety of roles and industries around the globe, all within the luxury products and services industries. Through strong communication and people skills and a concentration on investor relations, marketing, branding, and business development, Francois has been successful in establishing meaningful and long-lasting business relationships with High and Ultra High Net Worth individuals and F500 corporations for the last two decades. Well-versed in emerging technologies, Francois' expertise in this area has been central to all of his endeavors and is a critical part of his skillset. His tech-savvy approach to business has allowed him to continuously hone his core skills and sharpen his focus on the use of Artificial Intelligence, Augmented and Virtual Reality, Social Media and SaaS platforms for deployment in the areas of risk management, client experiences, and operations. The pursuit of excellence is the consistent thread in Francois’ career, whether in the service to his clients, support of his colleagues, or success for his employers.

Timothy Freese

Analyst

“Banking gives you a glimpse into what makes companies succeed and what makes companies fail.”

Timothy Freese, or Tim as he is known in the Paradyme Investments corridors, has been THE accomplished banker for over 40 years.

After graduating from San Diego State University with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration, Tim started his career with the San Diego Trust and Savings Bank where he became First Vice-President. Tim proceeded to hold the titles of Vice-President and Senior Vice President with the First National Bank/California Bank and Trust, and Alta Pacific Bank prior to joining us at Paradyme Investments.

Tim brings a diverse background in providing financial solutions for small and medium sized businesses in a variety of industries. The key to his success is a focus on underwriting financial statements with the goal of understanding the business, its operational model, and its ability to achieve the objectives needed to succeed. His financial expertise is supported by his superior ability to take a highly consultative approach with the clients he serves, providing them with guidance and recommendations tailored to their individual needs.

Tim is an active volunteer and participates in many community and charity functions; giving back has been a pillar of his professional and personal life. Tim is the Director, Chairman of the Board of the Murrieta Chamber of Commerce and a Board Member and Treasurer of the Rotary Club of Temecula.

James J. McCarthy IV

Director of Lending

James is a “Good Dude”! Sound a little overly simplistic? Not at all!

Whilst studying for his Bachelor of Science in Business Management, James McCarthy simultaneously dove into the digital advertising and marketing space, where he reached the position of Business Development Manager before graduating!

The serendipitous encounter with the COO of a Private Lending institution propelled James into a career which was to become his passion. Rising through the managerial ranks from Business Development Manager to Partner by ways of Director of Sales, James acquired a wealth of skills and experience which he has shared with many professionals, building teams consistently achieving 200% year over year growth, and garnering James the title of “disruptive force in the industry”.

James’ commitment to leading by example, with impeccable ethics and a “roll up your sleeves” attitude, spills over into his private life where his involvement in the community and devotion to his family and friends are his priority.

In August 2018, James co-founded GoodDudesRule.com, a venture which rewards individuals committed to “doing the right thing” and offering crowdfunding resources to support benevolent projects.

James is a “Good Dude”, and we are honored and thrilled to have him on the Paradyme Investments team!

Joanna Dreier

Operations Manager

Joanna is nothing short of being a Rockstar! With a career focused on solutions, operations and account management, Joanna has complementary experience with training and development, customer retention, and quality control. Joanna brings her vast experience collaborating with startups, from inception to exit and growth with the notable example of taking a venture from launch to domestic and global expansion in the financial industry. Joanna is the backbone of Paradyme, relentlessly supporting the team’s dedication to transparency, integrity, security, and excellence in service.

David Colley

Media Production Manager

David has shown his digital content creativity for close to a decade, creating magic in multiple industries such as manufacturing and healthcare. Prior to joining Paradyme Funding, David’s focus lay in Marketing content for racing teams launching brands and growing their social media exposure. After producing a video which grew to become a global trendsetter in motorsports shooting, David became the film maker extraordinaire of the industry, with content for Red Bull, Monster Energy, and Funco Motorsports reaching hundreds of thousands of viewers. As a vital part of the Paradyme Funding team, David brings his passion for racing to capture the lightning growth of our company!

Char Davis

Project Acquisition & Investor Relations

“When it rains, it pours!”

Described as a “Rainmaker” by colleagues and business owners, Charlene “Char” Davis’ enthusiasm and tenacity is appreciated by all.

With a career that spans over three decades in the Commercial Real Estate and Financial Services industries, Char brings a tremendous amount of skills and experience to Paradyme Investments. An accomplished professional in both project acquisition and fundraising, Char is invaluable to Paradyme when vetting projects, and leveraging her vast network of investors to align their interests with Paradyme’s exclusive opportunities.

Beyond Real Estate investments, Char has been instrumental to funding over 20 Startups mostly focused on Green Energy. She has served on the Boards of over 30 businesses and institutions in both the Profit and Non-for-Profit sectors.

We are thrilled to have Char here at Paradyme Investments and know that our investors will appreciate her kindness, energy and impeccable ethics as much as we do.

Danielle "Dani" Parks

Senior Investor Relations

Helping people is Dani Park’s very essence and the thread which connects her career path. Dani started as a Special Ed teacher and then transitioned into the Real Estate industry 17 years ago. With a skill set and vibrant personality which organically took Dani to the luxury segment of the market, she has had the privilege to assist dozens of Ultra High Net Worth individuals, celebrities and major corporations with their real estate needs, whilst helping hundreds additional clients with their residential and commercial dreams. Sashaying from event to event, meeting with clients and partners, Dani is the epitome of Paradyme’s core commitment to constant communication and accountability.

Kevin Reyes

Investor Relations

Kevin Reyes started his career serving the Nation as a Special Missions Aviator with the Air Force.

Upon leaving the Service, Kevin lent his experience and skills to help individuals grow professionally through mentorship and partnerships in the Retail, Development, Real Estate, and Entertainment industries. In his own words “Creating your own path to success is hard enough, together we can build a better tomorrow…One opportunity at a time”. With Paradyme Investments’ dedication to excellence in client services and partnership with our clients, Kevin perfectly aligns with our culture!

Since 2016, Kevin’s career has been entirely focused on the Financial Services industry, with corporations such as Bank of America and New Western Acquisitions. Whilst growing as a professional, Kevin received eight Associate’s degrees simultaneously and is currently a year from graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing.

At Paradyme Investments, we are proud to support Kevin in all his community outreach programs, and with the Visionary Mastermind Program which he co-founded; it is an honor to have a co-worker as dedicated to our investors.

Fluent in Spanish, and with a working knowledge of French and Italian acquired during his world travels, Kevin assists our International investors as part of our Investor Relations Concierge team.

Chuck Piecukonis

Investor Relations

Chuck is a versatile, results-driven Investment Management Professional with 25 years in Financial Services and 15 years in Technology. A creative thinker, he brings energy, enthusiasm, and leadership to Paradyme, and his exceptional ability to communicate complex information has made him the de facto knight in shining armor who protects our investors’ interests. A charismatic team builder and coach, Chuck is passionate about bringing out the best in people and has found success by encouraging teamwork, a reflection of Paradyme’s core belief that our greatest accomplishments are achieved in direct partnership with our investors and sponsors.

Nicholas Kosta

Investor Relations

“A Gentleman is one who puts more into the world than he takes out” George Bernard Shaw.

A Southern California native, Nicholas attended Cal Poly Pomona concentrating in Marketing and Finance before starting his career in commercial Real Estate in 2007. Hailing from a family of successful entrepreneurs, Nick learned the importance of hard work and perseverance at a very young age while shadowing his grandfather in their family printing business in 1995. Tenacity, kindness, and compassion are some of the core values he embraced from his namesake.

Nick brings a long history of fostering authentic and long-lasting relationships in the Real Estate and Lending space. Recognizing the important shift in recent years towards social media networking, he has also established himself as an influencer in Social Media Marketing across many social channels.

We are excited to have Nick forge new investment partnerships as an Investor Relations Specialist with the Paradyme Team.

Matt Garcia

System Administrator

With his first television setup at the age of 6 and his first VCR repair at the age of 9, Matthew Garcia can only be described as a passionate and precocious technologist!

Matt naturally went on to repair computers for family and friends whilst a freshman in High School. Matt went on to launch his own businesses with Paradyme as one of his largest clients; impressed by Paradyme’s dedication to the use of technology for excellence in client relations, he joined the company as a full-time team member. Our clients' and investors’ cybersecurity couldn’t be in better hands!

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