Management

Experience Is The Greatest Asset

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Kevin Wolfer, CEO/President; Gregg Wolfer, Chief Operating Officer
Lenders are not the same. Kennedy has assembled the most experienced and dedicated group in the private lending arena. We have the unique ability to understand your business opportunity and then act as a team to create the funding solution that works best for you.

Partners

Kevin Wolfer
Kevin Wolfer
CEO/President
kw@kennedyfunding.com
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As CEO/President, Kevin Wolfer is involved in all aspects of Kennedy Funding Financial, LLC’s business. His innovative leadership, however, is most evident in the area of operations, as his guidance helps take the organization effectively into the 21st century. In particular, the establishment of the company’s banking and co-lender relationships, both domestically and internationally, have been largely due to Kevin’s experience, expertise and proficiency. His efforts and contributions have also helped enable the company to more than double its production in just the last few years.

Among Kevin’s philanthropic endeavors, one of the most meaningful is The Kennedy Funding Financial, LLC Invitational, one of the New York Metropolitan area’s premier tennis tournaments. Kevin’s concept, organization, follow-through and dedication founded the event in 2006 and raised $250,000 for the fight against breast cancer the very first year. At that time, Kevin and the other organizers guaranteed a $2 million donation to Englewood Hospital’s Breast Care Center. For 2007, Kevin secured the legendary Pete Sampras to appear in a much-anticipated exhibition match at the tournament, which helped raise more than $625,000 to “Continue the Fight” against breast cancer. That year, in memory of Kevin’s close friend and the inspiration behind the event, the Englewood Hospital Breast Care Center was renamed “The Leslie Simon Breast Care Center.”

Kevin was awarded a BA and an MBA in finance from Emory University. He currently lives with his family in New Jersey.

Gregg Wolfer
Gregg Wolfer
Chief Operating Officer
gregg@kennedyfunding.com
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“Professional and passionate” describe Gregg Wolfer’s attitude and approach to all his responsibilities as Chief Operating Officer. A broad range of experience in the commercial real estate lending industry enables him to handle even the most complex situations with poise and practicality. Gregg brings a creative approach to both the marketing of the company and day-to-day transactions. He’s been personally involved with deals in commercial property acquisition, development and construction, income-producing properties, turnaround situations and more that have been worth hundreds of millions of dollars.

Known throughout the industry for his “nothing’s impossible” philosophy, Gregg has also developed a reputation for quick thinking and flexibility when tight schedules arise. Despite his hectic duties at Kennedy, he finds time to remain at the forefront of current industry events through numerous trade shows and conventions.

Gregg graduated from the University of Arizona in Tucson with a Bachelor of Science degree.

Management

Kimberlee Vaccarella
Kimberlee Vaccarella
Controller
kim@kennedyfunding.com
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Kimberlee Vaccarella has been with Kennedy Funding Financial, LLC for nearly 23 years and brings a dedication to her role as Controller seldom seen in the corporate arena. Kim’s managerial, bookkeeping, and accounting skills are of the highest caliber enabling her to excel at her position. A couple of Kim’s key attributes are her ability to routinely be proactive rather than merely reactive, and her keen ability to quickly resolve any issues related to Kennedy Funding Financial, LLC’s global business. Kim manages multiple responsibilities in a hectic, fast-paced environment, and her fabled attention to detail and firm grasp of the finer points of financial reporting have made her invaluable to the company. In addition to overseeing Kennedy Funding Financial, LLC’s entire portfolio of assets, which consists of many outstanding loans, defaulted loans, and owned properties, Kim oversees the entire funding process on each and every loan closing. As you can see, Kim has her finger on the pulse of Kennedy Funding Financial, LLC at all times. Kim currently lives with her husband and two sons in New Jersey.

Executive Loan Officers

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Edwin Urrego
Executive Loan Officer
edwin@kennedyfunding.com
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Edwin Urrego brings valuable industry insight from earlier positions with respected mortgage lenders and notable real estate firms. Through extensive contact with borrowers, he has developed strong interpersonal skills and a magnetic personality that have helped him excel as one of Kennedy’s key players.

Edwin’s experience, versatility, communications abilities and mastery of the Spanish language make him an extremely valuable asset to the Kennedy team. Edwin is a graduate of Monmouth University School of Business with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing.

Senior Loan Officers

Steve Rogovich
Steve Rogovich
Senior Loan Officer
rogo@kennedyfunding.com
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Steve has been an Associate of Kennedy Funding Financial, LLC since its inception. In addition, he is actively involved in many small business ventures throughout New Jersey. Prior to joining Kennedy Funding Financial, LLC, Steve spent several years in the commercial real estate appraisal field.

Steve is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in New York, and served as a Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps.

Mark Falzone
Mark Falzone
Senior Loan Officer
MarkFalzone@kennedyfunding.com
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Senior Loan Officer Mark Falzone has been with Kennedy Funding Financial, LLC since 2003, continually proving himself to be a particularly staunch, resourceful, and successful representative of the KFI family. Before joining KFI, Mark worked on Wall Street as a financial advisor, where he became adept at investing his clients’ funds according to their individual financial needs and personal investment profile. Mark has been an integral part of numerous successful transactions, and will continue to be involved in many more on virtually a daily basis.

Mark earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Jersey City University with a concentration in International Business, which positions him strongly as a valued asset of Kennedy Funding Financial, LLC. He subsequently completed the Wells Real Estate Investments course for financial advisors, and has his Series 7,63,31 as well as his NJ Life Insurance License. Mark was also in the Army ROTC program at Seton Hall, where he crafted a no-quit, determined, creative problem-solving ability that serves him well today.

Jeffrey Silver
Jeffrey Silver
Senior Loan Officer
JeffSilver@kennedyfunding.com
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Jeffrey comes to us with a resume already brimming with impressive experience. Prior to KFI, he founded a successful, full-service financial company providing bridge financing for non-institutional real estate transactions, which he ran for over 15 years. And before that, he was a partner and acquisition manager in another profitable firm which purchased, managed, and sold apartment buildings in the NYC Metropolitan area.

Jeffrey has expert qualifications in acquisitions, management, lending, and sales, and is skilled in identifying unique market opportunities for increasing revenue streams from new and existing forms of real estate. Add to this his proven ability to function in an administrative and strategic planning capacity, and Jeffrey is expected to quickly become a welcome addition to Kennedy’s staff of industry professionals.

Jeffrey earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business from Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, Georgia.

Administration

Amy Minervini
Amy Minervini
Executive Secretary
amy@kennedyfunding.com
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Amy Minervini is an executive secretary with Kennedy Funding Financial, LLC, and proves her value every day, working closely as she does with one of the Co-CEOs. She provides for and facilitates the smooth operation of the office through the processing of loans and the performance of due diligence of loan transactions, from the procuring of appraisals to the actual loan commitments.

Amy is also invaluable in the performance of special assignments from the Co-CEO, making administrative decisions regarding office business, procedures, and policy, and in the handling and scheduling processes that enable the company to function on a daily basis.