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The principal of Charter Equities, Inc. has had over four decades of experience in commercial real estate management, development, and construction. Specializing in “Build to Suit” lease agreements, they have had direct involvement in the development of over two million square feet of office, light commercial industrial buildings, and over 2500 multi-family units and have obtained over one billion dollars in project financing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rick Ryerson

Principal

Rick Ryerson

The principal of Charter Equities, Inc. has had over four decades of experience in commercial real estate management, development, and construction. Specializing in “Build-to-Suit” lease agreements, with direct involvement in the development of over two million square feet of office, light commercial industrial buildings, and over 2500 multi-family units and have obtained over one billion dollars in project financing. 

 

 

 

 

 

Kim Reeves

MBA Attorney

Kim Reeves

Kim's practice includes transactional work focusing on business formations, corporate governance, contracts, real estate, and other commercial law areas as well as acting as legal counsel and consultant for local firms. She also likes to help clients with their estate and succession planning needs. Kim likes to approach her clients’ needs from a holistic position-looking for current and future needs and ensuring personal and commercial documents are drafted to maximize benefits while avoiding future conflicts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

James Forbes

Real Estate Developer

James Forbes

Forty-five years specializing in the development, building, and financing of residential and commercial real estate. Loan Officer in workout department for NYSE construction mortgage REIT. Director of production for 850 houses and 350 apartment units for major San Diego homebuilder. Founder/CEO of construction and development corporation that grew in six years from two housing starts to construction and sale of over 500 houses, apartments and condominiums in Seattle and Portland. Winner of three Builder Magazine Gold Nugget Grand Awards for Best Affordable Attached Home, Best Floor Plan Under 1200 Square Feet, and Best Mid-Rise Attached Development. Builder Magazine Builder’s Choice and NAHB/Better Homes and Gardens Sensible Growth Merit Awards. Builder Magazine Merit Award for “Best New Apartment or Condominium Project Three Stories or More.” Project joint venture (Watershed Park, Kirkland) with Weyerhaeuser Venture Company. Featured in cover story in McGraw-Hill’s Housing Magazine.

 

 

 

 

 

Benjamin Williams

SDI Architecture

Benjamin Williams

Ben co-founded SDI Architecture in 2015 to create a collaborative work environment that focuses on each project’s individual goals and needs to create distinct, custom designs. He is a seasoned architect with over 25 years of experience in both architecture and interior design, taking projects from conception through completion. He is adept at melding the technical side of architecture with the design side.

 

 

 

 

 

Prasanna Lachagari

SDI Architecture

Prasanna Lachagari

Prasanna earned her Masters of Architecture from Boston Architectural College in 2019, where she received commendations of excellence for Master’s thesis which investigated how architecture can help heal racism through self-reflection and promoting positive interactions. Today she is the Design Director at SDI Architecture in Boston, MA, as well as a Founding Partner of SDI Design India in her hometown of Hyderabad.

 

 

 

 

 

Randy'L Teton

Randy'L Teton Consulting LLC

Randy'L Teton

As a Native American, woman owned Idaho business, I am an experienced Native American curator with a demonstrated history of working in the fine art field from large to small museums throughout Indian Country. I am skilled in museum exhibition planning, event planning, and provided conservation work on ethnographic items. I have strong communication skills and have worked for my tribal government for 10 plus years as a Public Affairs Manager (Communications and Public Relations).

 

 

 

 

 

Hayes Construction

Design Build Contractors

Chris & Larry Hayes

Chris & Larry provide expert advice on building construction or concrete in the Magic Valley, ID area. They are well-known building contractors specializing in a wide array of construction services including, but not limited to, concrete sawing, core drilling, and grinding with over 47 years of industry experience.

 

 

 

 

 

Sarah Shepard

Web Developer

Sarah Shepard

Sarah not only specializes in the creation of websites but also assists in managing her clients’ social media sites, Google Ads initiatives, and graphic design elements. With over 15 years of experience, she has a keen understanding of how these various elements work together and the experience to know that a great digital marketing team comprises members with a diverse but specific set of skills.

 

 

 

 

 

Brenda Boyle

Office & Operations Manager

Brenda Boyle

Brenda wears a number of different hats, putting her cumulative skills and experience in marketing, management, real estate, and paralegal to work for Charter Equities.

 

 

 

 

 

PK Kumar

Director Strategic Branding

PK Kumar

Core b2b sales for Artificial Intelligence, BIG DATA and Analytics, Digital transformations in North America & Western Europe Second level services demo and introduction handler Part of enterprise accounts identifying team Part of value proposition of products to C level/ Core Decision Makers Part of contract negotiation and contract closing team Part of the core Sales Architecture designs and Strategies Lead for all Technology RFP drafts Lead for all Technology Proposals and solution designs based on clients End to End proposal management Strategic Branding Portfolio Operations Next gen Growth Hacker

 

 

 

 

 

Brian Carney

CPA

Brian Carney

A full-service accounting firm specializing in all accounting services including, but not limited to: Taxes, Payroll & Consulting.

 

 

 

 

 

Jay Veregge

Chef

Jay Veregge

Jay is a lifelong farmer, who studied at the French Academy of Culinary Arts and was trained by some of the very best chefs in the world. Chef Jay started his culinary training as an apprentice to Pierre Gagnier in France. And, before joining Warfield, Chef Jay held Executive Chef positions at the Hotel Donatello’s Portobello and Tadich Grill — which received a James Beard Award under his direction — the Bella Fresca Restaurant in Berkeley, and the Big Water Grille Restaurant in Nevada. He opened his own restaurant Le Bistro and later partnered on the Wolf House Restaurant, a Michelin-rated restaurant.

 

 

 

 

 

Amit Nigam

Distributed computing and ledgers

Amit Nigam

Languages: golang and PHP (5.x and 7) Golang Framework: Gin web framework, GORM, profiling tools Cryptocurrency: Bitcoin, Ethereum, chain.com, ERC20, ERC223, Smart contracts using Truffle, Consensus algorithm JS: Core javascript, jQuery, Node, React and redux, ES5, ES6, Typescript TS. Game development: Phaser.js Database: Mysql, mongo Project management: Agile SCRUM Cloud: AWS, RDS Version control: Git advanced, SVN Server: Apache, Nginx

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Brent Jussel

Finance Management

Brent Jussel

Brent is a native Idahoan and studied at Idaho State University where he earned degrees in both Corporate Finance and Management & Organization. He spent his entire 40-year career in banking and finance and attended the RMA Credit Analysis School at Leesburg, Virginia.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Larry Hall

Economic Development

Larry Hall

Larry is the Executive Director at Jerome 20/20, Inc. Thanks to the joint effort of private and public partnerships, Jerome is very supportive of economic growth. The components of Jerome 20/20’s economic development efforts are business retention, expansion, and attraction. Mr. Hall’s experience includes economic development, corporate finance, banking, and business consulting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bryan Matsuoka

Regional Director

Bryan Matsuoka

Experienced director and trainer with a demonstrated history of working in the education management industry. Skilled in private small business, Nonprofit Organizations, team Building, Public Speaking, Curriculum Development, and Distance Learning. Strong human resources professional with a Masters focused in Education Administration from the University of Idaho

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sarah Thompson

Commercial loan Officer

Sarah Thompson

Sarah Thompson is a Vice President & Commercial Loan Officer at Zions Bank. She is a performance-driven financial professional with over two decades of successfully facilitating financial lending solutions with expertise in commercial lending and SBA lending. She has strong business development, operations and customer relations skills and is resilient working in a fast-paced regulated financial industry.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Timmi A Ryerson

Real Business Management

Timmi A Ryerson

Timmi has had a varied business career with an emphasis on investments, management, software development, and marketing. Timmi owns Real Business Management, dba Smart Property Systems and is a consultant and advisor to Elkhorn Software. Mrs. Ryerson currently serves as Executive Vice President for the Apartment and Housing Rentals Foundation Board of Directors, and is a contributor to Forbes Real Estate Council and writes for Forbes Magazine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Janis Rogers

Principal Rogers Consulting

Janis Rogers

An expert on rural and regional economic development, Jan Rogers has spent the last 20 years developing the economies of southern and eastern Idaho – attracting 35 businesses, over $1 billion in capital investments and 5,000 jobs. Jan served as the Executive Director of the Southern Idaho Economic Development Organization (SIEDO) for 14 years and as CEO of the Regional Economic Development for Eastern Idaho (REDI).

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