Unparalleled Expertise

163 Years of Combined 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.

Investor Management

Paradyme utilizes Juniper Square’s investor portal for all of our investors. Juniper Square is an all-in-one investor software that is user friendly and gives investors a transparent view of their investment at their finger tips.

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.

CEO

Ryan Garland

Chief Executive Officer and Founder

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.

Ryan started his lending career in the traditional SFR (Single Family Residence) space. Due to Ryan's ability to establish relationships with HNW clientele (High-Net-Worth) and his passion for distressed assets, he began the Paradyme brand. Ryan successfully facilitated and closed an average of 150 short sales and REO transactions a month during the 2008 recession period. Strictly focused on “workout turnarounds" also known as flips - both in the SFR and Commercial sectors. Operating as an LP, Ryan was voted #1 Top Originator in California for four years in a row. Ryan also made Top Producer Magazine, a nationwide publication. Ryan has facilitated over $1.5 Billion in distressed real estate transactions.

Paradyme's objective and core passion are in line with "Impact" investing. Ryan’s “forward thinking” leads in today’s capital environment. Through ESG, our focus is on sustainable assets planning for 20-30 years down the road. A true wealth mindset mentality. Along with filling a direct need for housing and workout-turnarounds for small businesses with real estate holdings. With more than a dozen projects in the pipeline at any given time, averaging $250 Million, Garland’s diversified platform structure is what most alternative investors are looking for in today’s volatile marketplace. Ryan is recognized throughout Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, and Riverside Counties. With recession-resistant market ventures such as multifamily, for-rent SFR communities, office, and other specific commercial opportunities, Paradyme’s fundamental principles of integrity, transparency and exceptional client relations are a component that keeps Paradyme’s investors investing.

EXECUTIVE TEAM

Joanna Dreier

Director of Operations

As Paradyme Funding, Inc.’s Director of Operations, Joanna Dreier brings with her years of experience in account management, operations, customer service and retention and process management. Prior to joining the team at Paradyme, Mrs. Dreier managed a small financial services company that financed home mortgages, provided insurance services and wealth management, along with a real estate division.

Before this, Mrs. Dreier grew a startup corporate housing company from inception to a global presence in just four years. As a highly motivated, solutions-oriented professional with sound time and resource-management skills Joanna continues to be instrumental in implementing and executing strategic administrative and operational initiatives within Paradyme to enhance productivity, quality, client service and overall bottom-line performance. Mrs. Dreier holds an MBA from the Keller Graduate School of Management of DeVry University and a Master of Criminal Justice from the University of Central Florida.

Doug McAllister

President

Doug is the Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of the McAllister Strategic Group, Inc., where since 2004 he has been advising startups, small businesses, and Fortune 500 companies, evaluating, supporting and facilitating initiatives from corporate strategic planning, turnarounds, leadership training, business scaling and real estate development. Due to his extensive government experience, most notably serving as the Mayor for the city of Murrieta, CA, he also became the Director of Government and External Affairs at Verizon Telecommunications, Inc.

With close to four decades of business experience in a variety of roles facilitating 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 due to over a decade of (appointed and elected) public service interacting, crafting and implementing policy with all levels of government, Mr. McAllister’s focus is to position Paradyme to redefine success in the industry. Mr. McAllister has evaluated, supported and facilitated projects representing well over a billion dollars of private and public funds. His proven track record, alongside his significant reach and influence, are the pillars of his ability to identify and evaluate opportunities for Paradyme, anticipating and mitigating risk, while also assisting Ryan Garland to guide Paradyme toward continued robust growth. Mr. McAllister holds a BSL (BA) from Ozark Christian College and an MA from Hope International University, both degrees focused on the management, mobilization, and motivation of people.

Ray Vasquez

Art Director

Music, photography, and architecture are main source of inspiration of Ray’s creative. He uses each during the ideation process and focuses that energy to develop each concept through final execution.

After graduating from The Art Institute in San Diego, Ray started his career as a graphic designer for the Costco Connection. In 2001, with two years of editorial layouts and illustrative work under his belt, Ray moved to Newport Beach for the Art Director position at SMP Clothing and launched national advertising campaigns in the surf, skate, and motocross industries. In 2003 as a freelance Art Director for DIRECTV Ray created national advertising campaigns and direct mail assets for their NFL Sunday Ticket, ESPN HD, and Mega March Madness packages. 2006 landed Ray the Art Director position for CAPS Association, one of three marketing partners for Kawasaki. Within 2 years Ray earned the Creative Director title, responsible for creative on all Kawasaki product brochures, and delivering exceptional photography assets used globally to market the entire Kawasaki product line while successfully managing a $1.8M account. Starting in 2013 Ray held the Art Director title at DeanHouston, Inc. Tasked with leading ideation and brainstorming efforts, he directed and actively participated in design of all marketing collateral and was responsible for pre/post-production of studio and on-location photo shoots including budgets, scouting, vendor negotiations, and client management.

In July 2021, Ray accepted the title Creative Director of Marketing with PARADYME and a plan to rebrand the PARADYME aesthetic, creating a cohesive, progressive look and feel on all marketing fronts.

Sunshine Armstrong

Senior Business Development - Investor Relations

As a member of Paradyme’s Investor Relations Team, Sunshine Armstrong brings over a decade of experience in real estate, financing, sales, and marketing. Prior to joining the team at Paradyme, Mrs. Armstrong spent almost sixteen years focusing on lead generation development and sales, where she specialized in SEM/SEO, PPC management, email marketing, warm transfer leads, TV/radio advertising, strategic marketing, and consulting.

When Sunshine is not at Paradyme she volunteers her time to helping children. She is a Respite Care Provider, fulfilling her passion to help children in need. This led to Sunshine attending the University of Oklahoma, where she obtained her degree as a Registered Behavior Therapist.

Sunshine has worked for multiple media firms, focused on lead generation development and sales specializing in SEM/SEO, PPC Management, email marketing, warm transfer leads, TV/radio advertising, strategic marketing & consulting. Sunshine helped to grow the customer base from 10 companies to 40+ companies.

Marc Pierguidi

CFO

Marc is the Executive Director of Family Office Services at InnoVise Family Wealth Advisors where he provides custom CFO solutions to high-net-worth families and individuals. Building on over 20 years of experience, Marc specializes in accounting services, cash flow management, tax planning, expense control, banking relations, real estate investments, and portfolio/cash management services.

Throughout his career, Marc has served as an accounting and finance professional to institutional investors, entrepreneurs, and high net worth individuals. In 2000, Marc received his Bachelor’s in Business Administration with a focus on Accounting from Siena College in New York State. He became a Certified Public Accountant in 2002 after gaining valuable post-graduate experience as an Auditor at Arthur Andersen. From there, Marc went on to serve as an Accounting Manager within the real estate group at J.P. Morgan in New York City. Providing accounting and financial reporting for a $20 billion portfolio of real estate, Marc was able to help investors and executives at J.P. Morgan with capital allocation, fund raising, and compliance.

In 2006, Marc joined New York City based Clarion Partners LLC, then the largest real estate investment manager in the world. In addition to serving as the Controller for a portfolio of real estate owned by New York State Common Retirement Fund, he was tasked with setting up a new real estate platform for opportunistic and value-add real estate opportunities. Marc was able to partner with the Portfolio Manager and Investor Relations department to successfully raise funds from high-net-worth individuals and deploy this capital across a diverse set of real estate assets comprised of multi-family, self-storage, office and industrial properties. From treasury, to accounting systems and performance reporting, Marc and his team created a seamless and successful real estate investment platform.

Marc relocated to Los Angeles in 2008 and joined real estate investment manager and developer CIM Group. Overseeing portfolios of real estate owned by pension funds and high net worth individuals, Marc was able to provide transparency, liquidity management and bank/debt compliance during the financial crisis. Marc sat on the Capital Markets Committee at CIM Group, where executives and ownership met to triage, forecast and ensure the overall health of the real estate portfolios. Marc worked closely with his team to ensure quick and accurate monthly accounting cycles, robust financial reporting and up to date, live data reporting to help the company maintain liquidity, expand, fund-raise, and preserve the profits of the portfolios.

In 2012, Marc joined a high-net-worth single-family office as the CFO. Marc was a key advisor to the Chairman and his family, providing tax and estate planning, financial reporting, investment structuring and overall family office administration. From real estate acquisitions, fuel distribution networks, manufacturing plants, to ground up multifamily developments, Marc was able to provide full-cycle accounting, equity and loan sourcing, asset management and tax compliance to a diverse array of assets on behalf of a high net worth individual and his family. Marc was also responsible for all aspects of financial operations, including cash management, financial reporting, income taxes, financial statement audits, budgeting, employee benefits and information technology.

Richard A. Lange

Managing Director of Family Office Services

Rick Lange is a Director of Business Development for Innovise FWA a MFO with domestic and international clients. Rick has over 29 years of financial and consultative management experience. Prior to joining Innovise FWA in April, he was recently with MGO CPA firm as Managing Director of Business Development working with public and private companies consulting and assisting with their financial and accounting needs. Previously, Rick was with Comerica Private Bank, Northern Trust and Zion’s Capital Advisors covering the HNW clients for OC and the Inland Empire along with First Foundation Bank and Advisors. Additionally, Rick spent almost 10 years as head of business development with Stonefield Josephson, now Marcum LLP, and KMJ Corbin & Company LLP.

Rick received his Bachelor of Arts in Communication from CSUF. He held a Series 7, Series 24,
Series 65, and Series 63 with a California Life Insurance License. He a maintains an Accredited
Investment Fiduciary, (AIF®), from Fi 360. Rick is also a Certified Financial Planner (CFP ®) and a Chartered Financial Consultant ( ChFC®).

Rick is actively involved at his church and has a heart for working with at risk teens. Rick is a two time survivor of Stage 2 and Stage 4 cancer as well as a recipient of a stem cell transplant from his twin brother that saved his life at the City of Hope 11 years ago.

He lives with his beautiful wife Dana in Anaheim Hills.

PARADYME TEAM

Breanna Sherohman

Operations Coordinator

After holding the position of Executive Assistant where she worked with both management and marketing, Breanna has now segued into the role of Operations Coordinator at Paradyme. Working directly under the DOO and COO, Breanna’s adeptness when it comes to her various project management responsibilities help synergize the Paradyme team and ultimately create seamless client experiences.

With over 10 years’ experience assisting senior executives, Breanna has consistently demonstrated her talent and proficiency at aligning business objectives with comprehensive administrative knowledge to achieve maximum operational impacts.

Outside of work, Breanna is an avid bookworm, dog mom to 3 large breeds, and Jeep/off-road enthusiast.

Makenna Mullins

Marketing Assistant

Makenna comes to Paradyme with a bachelor's degree in Art with an emphasis in Graphic Design from California State Long Beach. Makenna also has a passion for photography and has been doing it professionally since 2018. Before joining Paradyme, Makenna was the photographer for a newspaper called Epoch Times. Since then, she has been doing freelance work in design, as well as photography.

As Paradyme’s Marketing Assistant, Makenna’s primary focus is creating content for social media, managing Paradyme accounts, and growing Paradyme’s reach through social media presence, as well as a company.

Henry Cedres

Investor Relations

Investor Relations is central to what Paradyme does. This is precisely why Henry Cedres has joined the team. With an extensive background in university event programming as well as plenty of hands-on experience transacting real estate deals California-wide, Henry understands that central to establishing meaningful relationships is meeting if not surpassing client expectations.

Henry comes in with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychological Science from California State University San Marcos and is currently pursuing a Master of Science in School Counseling at California Baptist University. It is his background in education that truly benefits his clients. Henry not only advises clients on the most profitable investment opportunities out there, but he also takes the time to educate and ultimately assist people in navigating what could otherwise be challenging financial decisions. His experience with real estate acquisitions has helped numerous clients, setting them on the path to earning a lucrative investment income.

Born and raised in Southern California, Henry enjoys learning about the latest real estate opportunities and investment options. Beyond his work with Paradyme, he is an avid hockey player and a local music aficionado.

Madison LeBlanc

Account Executive

With an extensive background in marketing and real estate, Madison LeBlanc joins the Paradyme Team as Nashville’s newest Account Executive. A longtime resident of Music City, Madison keenly understands the climate of the Nashville market. She offers her clients both firsthand experience of the region as well as deeply nurtured insights into the city’s booming real estate scene.

Madison is also conversant with real estate on the west coast, having worked in the luxury market in Los Angeles and Orange County. After relocating to Tennessee, she decided to become a real estate agent herself, and has since aligned with a local brokerage boasting an esteemed reputation. A motivated, avid networker, Madison is heavily involved with her community and has formed lasting connections with clients and peers alike.

Madison is originally from Southern California and loves skydiving, exploring National parks, reading, and spending time with her two cats.

Kristen Swanson

Loan Processor

Kristen Swanson is a Loan Processor working with the Paradyme Team. It was Kristen’s ability to multitask while keeping everyone on the same page that enables her to thrive in this role, and consequently set the rest of the team up for success.

With a history in sales and customer service, Kristen brings to the table a client relations proficiency that is a distinctive part of the overall Paradyme mindset. As with every team member, Kristen is customer-driven and consequently helps manage client interactions seamlessly. Her social media savviness has also helped Paradyme extend their client outreach.

Kristen is mom to a son and daughter and enjoys spending her days off engaged with her kids.

William Brown

Loan Officer

William T Brown is a Loan Officer at Paradyme, where he strives to achieve success day in and day out. With over ten years of expertise, he has provided impeccable customer service while building his network and maintaining his clients in the marketing and real estate industries. Before joining Paradyme, Will had gained his experience in Nashville as Loan Officer, maintaining a $40+ million book of business. He has a passion for achieving goals in and out of the office.

Will resides in Nashville, TN and attended the University of Alabama where he studied Civil Engineering. He enjoys playing golf, working out, and spending time with friends and family.

EDUCATION

Frank Luna

Director of Education

Tim Wilkinson

Co Director of Education

LEGAL TEAM

Steve Anapoell

Attorney At Law

Steve Anapoell is an experienced business transactional, securities, and tax lawyer whose practice focuses on private equity, fund formation, joint ventures, private securities offerings, and mergers and acquisitions. He has served as lead corporate and securities counsel in the design, structure, or documentation of some of the largest private real estate offerings in the United States, involving approximately $2 billion.
Steve represents acquirers, sellers, and others in connection with a wide variety of both public and private transactions. With an advanced law degree in taxation, Steve brings together a deep understanding of both corporate and tax issues to provide his clients with comprehensive and
integrated solutions to their business and transactional needs. Clients regularly look to Steve for his business-oriented and innovative solutions to overcoming structural roadblocks, as well as his understanding of the corporate, tax, and business issues they confront. His extensive experience in these areas allows him to assist clients with entity formation, financings, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, and other business endeavors in a tax-efficient manner and to avoid costly pitfalls. Additionally, Steve 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. He served as lead corporate and securities counsel for the largest EB-5 securities offering in the United States, represented one of the world’s largest restaurant franchisors in designing protocols and deal structure to enable franchisees to use EB-5 capital to develop and operate additional locations, and represented the City of Miami in structuring the organization and implementation of its EB-5 Regional Center.

Martin Mullen

ESQ.

Mr. Mullen is the managing partner of Rowe Mullen, LLP. He has extensive experience across a broad spectrum of areas, including real estate and commercial transactions, real estate financing, land use and regulatory proceedings, general business transactions and litigation, including: Representation of corporations, businesses and individuals in contract and transactional negotiations. Representation of businesses and individuals in real estate transactions and real estate litigation. Representation of corporations, businesses and individuals in commercial disputes, trials and arbitrations. Representation of clients in land use and regulatory proceedings, including developmental approvals and condemnation actions.
Representation and counseling services in connection with real estate financing and purchase transactions.

Admissions and Associations:
United States Supreme Court
California Supreme Court
All California Trial and Appellate Courts
United States District Court: Southern and Central Districts
California State Bar Association
San Diego County Bar Association

Education:
University of Texas, Juris Doctor, with Honors; Order of the Coif, 1988
University of Iowa, Bachelor of Business Administration, with Honors, 1985

Results:
Mr. Mullen has negotiated in excess of 1,000 transactions, and has successfully litigated
many hundreds of legal disputes. Please visit www.rowemullen.com to see a sampling of Mr. Mullen’s extensive list of results and accomplishments.

NASHVILLE AFFILIATES

William Wilson

Nashville Affiliate

Leslie Li

Nashville Affiliate

Leslie Li has lived in Nashville, TN since 2008. For the last 15 years, Leslie has been a self-employed entrepreneur with great passion for the world of real estate. Li’s start in real estate consisted of obtaining an income-producing asset in the short-term rental space. From there, her love for real estate grew prompting her to pursue a real estate license, and shortly thereafter, she began working as a commercial realtor with a focus on brokering multifamily assets. Following her CRE journey, Leslie began participating in Multifamily Syndications as a General Partner. She continues to grow with the real estate market in Nashville.

Due to the rapid economic growth and housing shortages, she began bringing multifamily development deals together, working with builders and equity partners to develop multifamily projects. One of the greatest joys of working in real estate, as mentioned by Li, is “Creating winning teams and winning situations.” She enjoys and loves working with like-minded, like-hearted people who want to see each other grow and win! She shares, “Together we can accomplish greater prosperity. Real estate provides continued opportunity for advancement and growth.”

Leslie’s core focus is to continue to move forward in Multifamily Syndication, JV Investments, Real Estate Investing and Developing, while seeking out integrous, long term relationships along the way. Leslie holds a B.S. and M.S. in Education from Indiana University Bloomington in addition to a post graduate education in International Business. She also has over ten years of experience in Education and Administration.

FLORIDA AFFILIATES

Kionne Johnson

Florida Managing Director

Originally from Miami, Kionne Johnson eventually relocated to Las Vegas as a result of serving in the US Air Force. It was in Las Vegas, upon finishing eight years of honorable service that he decided to follow his passion and pursue a career in real estate. Since that time, Kionne has spent nearly two decades helping his clients realize their real estate goals. Wanting to diversify his expertise even further, Kionne also obtained a Series 22 Security License. For accredited investors, the Series 22 allows him to extend his clients private placement real estate opportunities.

With an impressive $320 million in real estate transactions under his belt, Kionne is currently responsible for the professional development and oversight of more than 30 agents in the Las Vegas Valley. Beginning in 2011, Mr. Johnson owned and operated two real estate brokerages in this region, one of the most active and sought-after areas in the country. Originally, he founded Kingly Properties LLC followed by Showpiece Realty, his current brokerage.

In early 2020, he and his family relocated to Central Florida where he had the opportunity to open yet another brokerage office. He continues to operate his Las Vegas office in conjunction with the new Florida location. Kionne is currently a member of the National Realtor Association, Nevada Realtor Association, Las Vegas Realtors, Florida Realtor Association, Orlando Regional Realtor Association, Northeastern Florida Association of Realtors, and Miami Association of Realtors.

ADVISORY BOARD

Jason Muller

Multifamily Advisory Board

John Finton

Advisory Board

John Finton is one of California’s preeminent ultra-high-end home builders, with an unrivaled portfolio of luxury residential projects worldwide valued at over $2B and a loyal clientele comprised of captains of industry and A-list entertainers. PARADYME is pleased to have now added Finton on as the Lead Construction Advisor, also serving as a member of the Advisory Board. As Founder and President of Finton Construction, John has exceptional skills in bidding, sales, design and planning, material selection and marketing, which will fit into the day-to-day work he will be doing with Paradyme. John’s unparalleled experience ranges from ultra-luxury, high-end homes, to affordable multi-family construction and developments; and has led to collaborations with global visionaries in pursuit of impact strategies, ESG, and health and wellness innovations, something we seek and undertake at PARADYME. Not only does he have a long-established development portfolio, Finton was an advisor for Bank Of America during the 2008 Recession, for their distressed asset departments, focusing on workout turnarounds.

Affiliated Partners