Archive for Biographies
Roger Blankenship devoted the fist twenty five years of his career to the non-profit sector. He rose to national leadership roles with a multi-national non-profit and eventually served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for U.S Operations. His original role was to provide consulting leadership to form educational non-profit centers across the country. Roger consulted with hundreds of communities nationwide and saw the establishment of more than 200 local centers. When he became CFO Roger guided the company through cost-cutting and revenue enhancement measures, bringing the organization back from years of cash flow struggles to positive cash flow in just eighteen months.
Roger’s real estate career began part time in 2002 and he went full-time in 2006. Since then he has personally rehabbed and flipped hundreds of homes across Georgia and into South Carolina. He now provides real estate training and consultation and provides private money loans to other real estate investors. Roger is married to Dianna who he refers to as “the best investment I’ve ever made.” They have five grown children.
I’m originally from Massachusetts and moved to South Florida when I was 19. I worked full time while putting myself through college, graduating from Florida Atlantic University with a degree in Marketing.
I’ve been investing in real estate for the past 30 years. I started at the age of 21 with a 1/3 investment in a house in South Florida. We sold the house and split the $21,000 profit 3 ways, each receiving $7,000.
I then started buying properties on my own. I couldn’t afford a lot back then, so I moved into them, sleeping on the floors and using a cooler as my refrigerator. I sold one house at a time, increasing my net worth over time.
Beginning in 1986, I moved 8 times within a 6-month period, selling the homes while I lived in them, until I could finally afford to buy a condo on the beach. Read More→
Mike Cherwenka is Atlanta’s lending expert in residential quick turn real estate. Mike has wholesaled and fixed and flipped over 2,050 single family homes since 1996 and is known as the “Godfather in flipping homes”. Mike has also acquired 93 rental properties on the Atlanta Housing Authority Section 8 program.
Mike believes learning the skills to fix and flip residential real estate correctly is the surest way to achieve financial freedom. Mike is the “real deal” flipping 2-3 properties weekly.
A true “Rags to Riches” story on how Mike overcame $100,000 in debt to becoming a muti-millionaire through real estate investing. Learn the TRUTH in achieving financial freedom. What really works and how to achieve it.
Ron Dimmock is an Atlanta native who understands hard work. He believes that one should never let where they are in life define who they are, or who they can become. Ron is currently helping new and seasoned investors create long term wealth through Real Estate Investing. His Real Estate experience includes over 40 million dollars in real estate investing projects. In addition, he’s partnered with some of the largest builders in the city, and has had the opportunity to work with large investors in joint ventures that have contributed to his experience and success.
Jim “Mr Probate” Banks has been investing in Probate Real Estate and Probate Personal Property for over 30 years. Jim started with fixer-uppers then moved into tear-downs and building two story homes.
Jim is the creator of the Probate Investment System which he has taught and lectured on nationally decades. He has also been a been a Real Estate Broker for over 30 years. He has attended Indiana University, the University of Southern California and West L.A. Law School.
William “Bill” Noll is a lawyer and CPA currently working at Noll & Company, CPA’s and he operates a separate law practice focused on tax compliance and tax-related litigation.
Bill has a breadth of experience which gives him the ability to understand many different facets of business disputes and tax controversies.
Bill worked as an Assistant District Attorney in Chester County, Pennsylvania (a suburb of Philadelphia) from 1992 to 1994. During that period of three years he was prosecuting cases on a daily basis. In 1994, Bill transitioned to private practice in a Chester County. For the next ten years he worked as a litigator trying dozens of cases to verdict. Bill’s litigation experience was in the context of criminal defense, white collar crime, tax compliance and general commercial litigation. Bill was also chosen as a panel member of the Criminal Justice Act Panel for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania to represent defendants in federal prosecutions in multi-defendant conspiracy cases. Read More→
After graduating from Florida Southern College with a degree in finance, Paul Rossano returned to his home town in the suburbs of New York City where he immediately entered the world of real estate. Throughout his 15 year career as an investor and broker, Paul has bought and sold dozens of properties and been involved in hundreds transaction on both the residential and commercial side of the business.
Paul is a devoted student and teacher of success, and embraces a philosophy of constant and never-ending improvement in all areas of life. Now a lead trainer for MPactWealth (recognized by Inc. 500), Paul’s mission is to share his vast knowledge and experience with others to help them achieve the level of success and freedom they desire and deserve.
John Hyre is a tax attorney, accountant and real estate investor with 20 years of experience. He consults with real estate investors, small business owners and self-directed IRA/401k owners nationwide. He also represents taxpayers in audits and in Tax Court nationwide. He frequently speaks nationally on the topic of taxation of self-directed IRA’s/401k’s, taxation of real estate & small businesses, and asset protection. John invests in low-income single family houses, mostly in Columbus, Ohio.
Bob Townsend is a retired consultant who has 40+ years of senior level experience in product and general management, sales and marketing, content development, acquisition and distribution in the converging cable television and telephone industries. He has seen the evolving world of telecommunication competition as an industry participant and observer. He is knowledgeable about the world of convergence (technology, distribution and content). He brings a unique perspective to the business based upon hands on and senior management experience in both traditional and new media; as a consumer packaged goods marketer, a cable operator, programmer and President, Bell Atlantic Video Services.
Bob has worked as a contractor with Auction.com since coming to Atlanta in 2009.
Kimberly Dooley has been a licensed real estate agent since 2007. Immediately after becoming licensed, Kimberly worked as an onsite agent for a 150 homes subdivision. She has 8 years of experience working with individual buyers, investors, and listing homes. She specializes in working with first time home buyers, short sales, foreclosures, and new home sales.
Kimberly joined Auction.com in May of 2013 as a contract writer working at the foreclosure auction in Gwinnett County. She quickly moved to auditing and then worked as a staff manager for a year and a half. Kimberly is currently the lead for the concierge team in GA. She is a field trainer, contact for the Auction.com brokerage engagement program, and involved in the lunch and learn for real estate agents and brokers.
MPactWealth founder and Chief Wealth Strategist George Antone is a financier, investor, entrepreneur, and national best-selling author of The Wealthy Code and The Banker’s Code. He entered the business world at age 16 when his father put his knack for business to good use in several of the family enterprises.
For the last quarter-century, he has launched and operated a number of successful businesses, including The Millione Group, a business incubation and investment group, Full Throttle Venture, a private equity firm, and Wealth Classes (now MPactWealth). He also serves on the board of directors of several nationally renowned companies. Read More→
The only thing Vena Jones-Cox loves more than teaching people how to set their financial lives to rights by wholesaling houses is…wholesaling houses.
Wholesaling is a time-tested strategy that, in 5 simple steps, puts big chunks of cash into your pocket—without getting involved in risky rehabs, rental management, borrowing money, or even having to buy the properties themselves. It’s a strategy that’s both financially and personally rewarding—not to mention a lot of fun.
At the same time, she’s a huge advocate for rigorous training in the wholesaling business—Vena says, “Wholesalers who don’t know what they’re doing burn sellers, burn buyers, burn their own reputations and attract the attention of regulators. Wholesalers who’ve bothered to invest time and money in real training are the ones that make real money, build real businesses, and provide real benefits to their customers and the community.”
Following a blessedly-brief stint in corporate America, Vena began investing in real estate full time in 1989. Since that time, she’s been a principal in over 800 transactions including rentals, lease/options, note purchases, rehabs, and, of course, wholesale deals. She’s a licensed real estate broker and founder of REStructure Opportunity Fund, a privately-held equity fund that buys houses, notes and small apartment properties in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana.
Vena is the past president of the Real Estate Investors Association of Greater Cincinnati, the Ohio Real Estate Investors Association, and the National Real Estate Investors Association, and the Founder of Central Ohio Real Estate Entrepreneurs in Columbus, Ohio. She lives in Cincinnati with the world’s cutest dog and evilest cat.