Mr. Dioguardi has served as the Chairman of our board of trustees and our Chief Executive Officer since our formation in July 2012. Mr. Dioguardi was the founding shareholder of Four Springs Capital, LLC, a real estate investment management firm focused on net lease real estate, in November 2008, where he led the acquisition and asset management of net lease properties through syndication to investors. Prior to Four Springs Capital, LLC, Mr. Dioguardi was President of Spencer Trask Ventures, Inc., a leading private equity firm based in New York City, at which Mr. Dioguardi led a team that invested in technology companies. Mr. Dioguardi also founded and built Vantage Securities, an investment banking firm that participated in public and private offerings of securities. Prior to founding Vantage, Mr. Dioguardi served in several senior roles of increasing responsibility at Integrated Resources Equity Corp., at the time the largest real estate syndication firm in the United States. Mr. Dioguardi received a B.S. degree in Business Administration from Monmouth University. Active in community affairs for many years in Avon‑by‑the‑Sea, New Jersey, Mr. Dioguardi served as Commissioner of Revenue and Finance from 1991 – 2003. In addition, from 2005 – 2015, he served as a member of the board of trustees of Monmouth University and the University’s Investment Committee, which he chaired for several years. Our board believes that Mr. Dioguardi’s strategic vision, intimate understanding of our history and operations and his extensive real estate and capital markets experience make him well‑suited to serve as a trustee.
William DioguardiChairman of Our Board of Trustees and Chief Executive Officer
Coby JohnsonMember of Our Board of Trustees, President, Chief Operating Officer and Secretary
Mr. Johnson has served as our President since June 2014 and as our Chief Operating Officer, Secretary and a trustee since our formation in July 2012. From October 2010 until July 2012, Mr. Johnson was a Managing Director of Four Springs Capital, LLC focusing on all aspects of net lease real estate acquisition and investment. Prior to joining Four Springs Capital, LLC, Mr. Johnson led the alternative investments group of a financial services firm, served in business development, operational and advisory roles for enterprises in industries including real estate, financial services and technology, and practiced corporate and securities law at major firms in Boston and Philadelphia. Mr. Johnson has participated in numerous real estate and capital markets transactions, including public and private equity and debt financings. Mr. Johnson received a B.A. in Economics from the University of Illinois — Urbana and a J.D. from Emory University School of Law. Our board believes that Mr. Johnson’s familiarity with our history and operations, his experience as a participant in net lease financing and his extensive real estate and capital markets experience make him well‑suited to serve as a trustee.
Stephen PetersenMember of Our Board of Trustees
Mr. Petersen has served as a trustee since March 2014. Mr. Petersen has been a Managing Director at Seaward Management, an independent investment management firm, since October 2013. Previously, Mr. Petersen served as Senior Vice President, Investments at Fidelity Investments for approximately 32 years. During his tenure at Fidelity, Mr. Petersen served as a Portfolio Manager and Group Leader (Income‑Growth Team with $4 billion of AUM) of The Fidelity Management Trust Company and was responsible for managing several equity income and balanced mutual funds (Fidelity Equity Income Fund) (1993‑2011), Fidelity Balanced Fund (1996‑1997), Fidelity VIP Equity‑Income Fund (1997‑2011), Fidelity Puritan Fund (2000‑2007), Fidelity Advisor Equity‑Income Fund (2009‑2011), and Fidelity Equity‑Income II (2009‑2011). Mr. Petersen received a B.B.A. in Finance and an M.S. in Finance from the University of Wisconsin‑Madison. Mr. Petersen serves on the Board of the University of Wisconsin Foundation and Chairs its Traditional Asset Committee. Our board believes that Mr. Petersen’s extensive investment management experience and his expertise in finance make him well‑suited to serve as a trustee.
James VaccaroMember of Our Board of Trustees
Mr. Vaccaro has served as a trustee since March 2014. Mr. Vaccaro has been the President and CEO of Manasquan Savings Bank since August 2012. Previously, Mr. Vaccaro served from January 2008 to March 2011 as Chairman, President and CEO of Central Jersey Bancorp, parent company of Allaire Community Bank and Monmouth Community Bank, which he helped found. Mr. Vaccaro also served in various capacities at Central Jersey Bank and Trust Company including executive vice president, treasurer, CFO and as a member of its board of directors. Mr. Vaccaro received a B.S. in Economics from Ursinus College. Mr. Vaccaro is a member of the board of trustees for Saint Barnabas Corporation, Monmouth Medical Center, the New Jersey Repertory Theater, and Monmouth University. Mr. Vaccaro also serves as the chairman of the board of Visiting Nurses Association of Central New Jersey, is on the advisory board of Interfaith Neighbors and is on the leadership council of Prevention First. Mr. Vaccaro was recently elected as the Second Vice Chair of board of directors of the New Jersey Bankers Association. Our board believes that Mr. Vaccaro’s extensive knowledge and experience in business and operational strategy across a wide range of industry sectors make him well‑suited to serve as a trustee.
Spencer F. SeguraMember of Our Board of Trustees
Mr. Segura has served as a trustee since our formation in July 2012. Mr. Segura has been managing his family office for over five years. Mr. Segura was formerly Senior Managing Director of Spencer Trask Ventures, Inc., which he joined in 1995 and oversaw the development and financing of numerous early‑stage companies. He co‑founded or provided initial equity capital for several portfolio companies, including companies such as Faroudja, Next Level Communications, Prospect Medical, and Arrive Technologies. Prior to Spencer Trask, he held positions in the financial services industry, including at Oppenheimer & Co. Mr. Segura earned a B.A. in History from the University of California at Los Angeles and a J.D. from Loyola Law School. Mr. Segura serves on the board of trustees of Imthera Medical Inc., a privately funded company that has developed a neuro‑stimulation medical device for the treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Our board believes that Mr. Segura’s extensive investment banking and capital markets experience and his expertise in finance make him well‑suited to serve as a trustee.
Peter S. ReinhartMember of Our Board of Trustees
Mr. Reinhart has served as a Trustee since October 2015. Since July 2011, Mr. Reinhart has served as the Director of the Kislak Real Estate Institute and Specialist Professor at Monmouth University. Previously, for thirty‑three years Mr. Reinhart served in senior management roles at Hovnanian Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: HOV), a large, national home builder. While at Hovnanian Mr. Reinhart served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel for 28 years and served on its board of directors for 18 years. Mr. Reinhart is Vice Chair of the board of trustees of Hackensack Meridian Health Corporation, and the current Chairman of New Jersey Future, the leading land use policy organization in New Jersey. He is the past president of the New Jersey Builders Association, previously served on the Council on Affordable Housing for ten years and was a member of the Real Estate Task Force of New Jersey Governor Whitman’s Economic Master Plan Commission. He is a graduate of Franklin and Marshall College and Rutgers Camden Law School. Our board believes that Mr. Reinhart’s experience serving as a member of several boards and his extensive experience in real estate and corporate governance make him well‑suited to serve as a trustee.
Michael S. DanaMember of Our Board of Trustees
Mr. Dana has served as a Trustee since September 2017. Since January 2005, Mr. Dana has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Onex Real Estate Partners, a division of Onex Corporation (TSX:ONEX), a publicly traded private equity fund with approximately $25 billion of assets under management. Mr. Dana oversees all real estate investment decisions as well as the strategic direction of Onex Real Estate Partners. Mr. Dana has over 30 years of real estate and finance experience. Prior to forming Onex Real Estate Partners, Mr. Dana accumulated over a decade of investment banking experience that culminated at Credit Suisse First Boston, where he was the North American Head of Investment Banking and over saw and advised public and private companies on several billion dollars of transactions including: entity acquisitions, mergers, corporate recapitalizations, initial public offerings and other capital fund raising activities. Prior to investment banking, Mr. Dana ran the capital markets division of Equitable Real Estate. Mr. Dana earned a B.S. in Marketing from the University of Maryland and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Dana is a member of the Board of Trustees and Chair of the Baltimore Incentive Program of the University of Maryland. Our board believes that Mr. Dana’s extensive real estate experience and his expertise in finance make him well-suited to serve as a trustee.
Greg KraniasMember of Our Board of Trustees
Mr. Kranias has served as a trustee of Four Springs Capital Trust since January 2018. Since 2016, Mr. Kranias has served as a Managing Director of Guggenheim Partners, a global investment and advisory firm, where he leads an investment strategy focused on preferred equity and junior debt investments in companies. Prior to joining Guggenheim Partners, Mr. Kranias served as Chief Investment Officer for DNS Capital, a multi-billion dollar family investment office. Prior to DNS Capital, for 10 years Mr. Kranias served as a senior professional at TPG Capital, a global private equity firm where he lead investments across a variety of sectors, including real estate. Prior to TPG Capital, Mr. Kranias was an analyst at Forstmann Little & Company, a private equity firm that specialized in leveraged buyouts. Mr. Kranias was a member of the M&A Group within the investment banking division of Goldman, Sachs & Co prior to Forstmann Little. Mr. Kranias earned an A.B. from Harvard College where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa and an M.B.A from Stanford Graduate School of Business. Our board believes that Mr. Kranias’s extensive real estate experience and his expertise in finance make him well-suited to serve as a trustee.