Dave Van Horn
Founder & Executive Chairman
Dave Van Horn serves as Executive Chairman of the Company. His chief responsibilities include the oversight of the Company’s strategic planning, business development, and fundraising functions. Dave’s expertise is derived from over 35 years of residential and commercial real estate experience as a licensed Pennsylvania realtor, investor, title company partner, and commercial fundraiser.
Dave is a graduate of West Chester University, holding a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management. In addition to his role as Executive Chair, Dave’s biggest passion is teaching others how to build and preserve wealth.
Dave is a co-founder and board member of Strategic Investor Alliance, a purposeful planning and networking group for accredited investors in the Philadelphia area. Dave is also a national speaker, author, and investment blogger on BiggerPockets.com.show less
Chief Executive Officer
Steve Meyer serves as the Chief Executive Officer of PPR. In this role, Steve’s main responsibility is to drive the company’s strategy, focusing on the growth of our Real Estate verticals as well as the expansion into opportunities in new markets and growth opportunities.
Prior to joining PPR, Steve enjoyed a 29-year career at SEI Investments Co. where he was involved in their Financial Servicing, technology, and Wealth Management businesses, most notably building their Investment Manager Services division from the ground up to the largest division in the company.
Steve’s last role at SEI was Executive Vice President of SEI and President of SEI’s Global Wealth Management Services, including their Private Banking and Investment Manager Services businesses, as well as the SEI Family Office Services and the Global Regulatory Compliance platform where he was responsible for providing holistic investment operations and technology infrastructure solutions to investment and wealth managers globally.
Prior to SEI, Steve also worked for the Vanguard Group and Coopers and Lybrand. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Finance from La Salle University and is a Certified Public Accountant.show less
Chief Investment Officer
Spencer Staples serves as the Chief Investment Officer for PPR. In his role, Spencer is responsible for leading the portfolio management efforts of the company and is a member of its Investment Committee.
He began his career with Bear Stearns & Co in New York City, and later gained extensive international experience working in London, for over twenty years; the final eight as Senior Analyst at Mizuho Bank. Spencer joined PPR in 2014, and in recent years he has been recognized in the financial industry for excellence in economic data forecasting accuracy.
He graduated from Colby College with a Bachelor’s degree in English, and later attended the Henley Business School & Brunel University in London, where he received an MBA. He is also an alumnus of the London Business School’s Investment Management Program.show less
Chief Operating Officer
Chelsea Deluca serves as the Chief Operating Officer for PPR. In this role she is in charge of Core Operations and Infrastructure, supporting the CEO and ensuring that all leaders and departments are aligned with the company’s vision. Chelsea has overall responsibility for enterprise-wide operations, focusing on improving operational efficiency, cost optimization, as well as acting as a champion of the PPR culture, driving engagement from all team members. Chelsea also provides leadership, strategic vision, and problem-solving to the organization.
Having been with the company since 2012, Chelsea has served in multiple roles including previously as Director of Operations and as the company’s Project Manager. Chelsea received her project management training through the CAPM program at Villanova University and holds her Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Management from Wilmington University.show less
Chief Asset Officer / Co-Founder
John Sweeney serves as Co-founder and Chief Asset Officer. In this role he is responsible for overseeing the company’s business vertical heads (in Non-Performing Loans, Multi-Family, REO, and STBL) and is responsible for overseeing all of the company’s investment management and deployment capabilities.
John has been with the company since its inception in 2007, co-founding the business alongside partners Dave Van Horn and Bob Paulus. He has worked in multiple capacities over the years as COO and VP of Acquisitions, and his extensive knowledge of the mortgage banking industry includes origination, underwriting, and loan closings from his experience as a Mortgage Loan Originator. He is currently a licensed loan originator. John holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Ursinus College.show less
Charles E. Halko, Jr.
Chief Financial Officer
Charles has worked in public accounting for over 30 years, starting at McGlandrey & Pullen, LLP where he was designated as a financial institutions and internal controls specialist for the firm.
Most recently, Charles was employed at AHP Servicing LLC and Selene Finance LP, respectively, as their firm’s Chief Financial Officer, the latter of which where he was responsible for corporate accounting, financial reporting, budgeting and forecasting, corporate treasury and corporate taxes. He was also responsible for servicing
operational teams including investor reporting, servicing treasury, payment processing and reconciliations, claims and loss analysis.
Prior to that, Charles was a Senior Vice President at Capmark Finance Inc. in the servicing division where he oversaw bank reconciliations, cash managed loans, adjustable rate mortgages and risk and compliance as well as overseeing the corporate accounting function.
Charles holds a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and Real Estate from Temple
University, and is a Certified Public Accountant. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Commercial Loan Manager
Bob Paulus serves as Co-founder and Commercial Loan Manager of the company. In this role, Bob oversees the Company’s loss mitigation functions, which are instrumental in creating asset resolutions. This includes directly managing a team of collections specialists as well as working directly with a nationwide legal network to appropriately execute foreclosure processes compliantly according to state regulatory requirements.
Bob also directs and approves all loan modifications to rehabilitate loan performance and is responsible for the training and development of other collection team members.
His experience is derived from over two decades of experience owning and operating five successful franchises along with other real estate holdings.
Bob is a graduate of Penn State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics.show less
Real Estate Portfolio Manager
Chris Cordes is the Real Estate Portfolio Manager at PPR, where his role is to manage the sponsorship screening and deal structuring for the company’s multifamily investment vertical. Chris is also tasked to provide asset surveillance and reporting for the current multifamily portfolio.
Prior to PPR, Chris served as Senior Analyst with Philadelphia-based Korman Residential Properties, where he was responsible for financial modeling for acquisitions, as well as provided asset management support and led the due diligence process for both acquisitions and dispositions. Chris has also worked in various areas of real estate, including as a Development Manager for a multi-family development boutique firm in Philadelphia. Additionally, he has experience in appraisal work for valuations of residential developments and calculating damages for property and land condemnation litigation.
Chris holds a Bachelor’s degree in Urban Planning from Michigan State University and earned a Juris Doctor degree from the Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School.show less
Non-Performing Loan Manager
Dennis Matlack currently serves as the Non-Performing Loan Portfolio Manager at PPR Capital Management. His primary responsibility is expediting the exit strategy for assets under management though performance (Modification) or liquidation (Foreclosure, Short Sale, or Deed In Lieu) of the assets. Dennis has nearly 25 years’ experience in the real estate business. He has handled customers directly as an NMLS licensed Loan officer for purchase and refinances.
In the REO space, he worked collaboratively with Real Estate agents and title companies, and has also managed multiple investors working in Mortgage Servicing. His 9 years at Selene Finance managing multiple Investors to maximize their returns in Short Sale, DIL, or moving loans to performing through modification gives in sight that will be extremely valuable. Those insights into servicing as well as his originations, and most recent real estate title processing management experience at Avenue 365, play a key role for PPR Capital Management in overcoming and avoiding obstacles to get the best exit strategy possible for the portfolio.show less
Chris Van Horn
Director of Marketing
Having worked in a variety of roles at PPR in administration, acquisitions, and operations, Chris Van Horn, as the Director of Marketing, is responsible for developing content and maintaining the company’s online presence across the website, social media, online marketing and on sites such as BiggerPockets.
Chris has also aided in the writing and editing of PPR founder Dave Van Horn’s book, “Real Estate Note Investing” as well as with numerous articles in a variety of publications including Forbes magazine. Chris has also played a pivotal role in investor communications and organizing PPR-sponsored events for the investor community, such as the MidAtlantic Summit and Strategic Investor Alliance (SIA).
Chris has a Bachelor’s degree in English from Immaculate University.show less
Director of REO Management
Amy Stavin serves as Director of REO Management at PPR. Since 2019 she has provided subject matter expertise in the acquisition, management, and disposition of thousands of assets across the U.S. Her main roles include determining asset exit strategies, determining bid pricing, and providing valuation for underwriting.
Previously, for over 6 years, Amy served as a Senior Asset Manager at Spurs Capital, Inc. where she managed REO assets and NPLs, as well as recruited and managed a team of field agents throughout the state of New Jersey. She has also been a Licensed Real Estate Agent since 2013.
Amy graduated from Connecticut College in 1990 with a Bachelor’s degree in American History. She is an avid outdoor sports enthusiast and former competitive skier.show less
Director of Investor Relations
Bill O’Brien joined PPR Capital Management in 2022 and serves as the Director of Investor Relations. Bill is responsible for leading capital-raising efforts as well as managing the Investor Relations team. He is passionate about providing first-class investor experience and educating clients in all aspects of PPR Capital’s investment offerings.
Prior to joining PPR, Bill held several roles over the span of his 30-year career in sales, marketing, and new business development. Most recently, at SEI, as a member of the Private Wealth Management team, he advised high-net-worth families in the areas of investment, philanthropy, and estate planning.
Bill’s expertise in lead generation, new business development and pipeline management were honed during his tenure as a financial advisor at Merrill Lynch, an Executive Director of BLOCS, a local non-profit, and 15 years in the specialty chemical industry. Bill graduated from St. Joseph University with a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry.show less
In-House Corporate Counsel
Claude W. Roxborough III, Esq. serves as our in-house corporate counsel, joining us in 2022 following 15+ years in private practice that focused on firms that buy mortgages and real estate. In this role, he assists the organization with structuring and managing various acquisition vehicles, as well as oversees our other corporate transactions. More recently, Claude has been instrumental in helping the company build and establish the board of directors for our affiliate manager entity.
Prior to joining PPR, Claude was a partner in the NY-based boutique law firm of BurgherGray LLP, with a specialty focus on buyers and securitizers of residential and commercial mortgage loans and real estate.
Claude began his legal career in residential mortgage loan securitizations in 2004 and following the 2008 global financial crisis, served as outside legal counsel to various funds buying loans from distressed banks. While his legal practice expanded into other areas such as corporate governance, investment adviser registration and compliance (both at the federal level and the state level), mergers and acquisitions, as well as Regulation A and other securities offerings, his practice always had at its core a focus on buyers and asset managers of various mortgage and real estate assets. Claude created one of the first non-profit joint ventures for buying mortgage and other real estate from U.S. governmental agencies.
Claude holds a J.D. from Columbia Law School where he was a recipient of the Parker School of Certificate of Achievement in Foreign and Comparative Law, and holds a B.A. from Columbia College. He also studied abroad in college at the University of Cape Town in South Africa and served as the co-president of the South African Chamber of Commerce in America.show less
Director of IT
Stuart Hausman joined PPR in 2019 and serves as Director of Information Technology. In this role, he develops and evaluates IT projects in line with company objectives. He regularly meets with users to determine and address their IT needs and requirements. Stuart oversees maintenance of current projects and technology systems, identifies areas of need and implements innovative solutions.
Prior to joining PPR, Stuart was a self-employed Computer Consultant and Trainer for over 30 years. In that role, his clients included a vast range of companies from small businesses to large corporations. Stuart has extensive experience consulting in the legal, insurance, financial and manufacturing sectors. He has also taught hundreds of classes in a wide range of subjects including Microsoft Excel, VBA and SQL.show less
Ksenia S. Plekhanova
Senior Accounting Manager
Ksenia Plekhanova joined PPR Capital Management in early 2022 as Senior Accounting Manager. With more than 15 years of experience in commercial and residential real estate accounting as well as real estate development in the North East U.S., she is responsible for financial statement preparation, month-end financial procedures, general ledger analysis, internal controls and collaboration with external auditors and tax advisers.
In addition to her role at PPR, Ksenia is the President of Bell Noontime club at Toastmasters International, an organization focusing on public speaking. Ksenia is also an active alumni of the youth leadership organization, AESEC, where she has held multiple roles.
Ksenia has a Master’s degree in Accounting, Analysis and Audit from The Ural State University of Economics in Russia.”show less