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.
John E. WarchChief Financial Officer and Treasurer
Mr. Warch has served as our Chief Financial Officer since September 2013 and as our Treasurer since April 2015. From August 2012 until September 2013, Mr. Warch was a Senior Consultant at David Landau & Associates, LLC, responsible for, among other things, Sarbanes‑Oxley 404 compliance testing of real estate clients. From November 2006 until March 2012, Mr. Warch served as Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer of CapLease, Inc. (previously NYSE: LSE), where he was responsible for all aspects of the financial infrastructure of a publicly‑held real estate investment trust, managed financial and SEC reporting and compliance, oversaw Sarbanes‑Oxley 404 compliance, and coordinated audits and reviews with independent accountants. Mr. Warch, is a Certified Public Accountant and earned a B.S. in Accounting and an M.B.A. in Finance from St. John’s University.
Jared MorganSenior Vice President, Head of Acquisitions
Mr. Morgan has served as our Senior Vice President, Head of Acquisitions, since August 2016. From May 2013 until July 2016, Mr. Morgan served as Vice President of Acquisitions at Spirit Realty Capital, Inc. (NYSE: SRC), responsible for sourcing new acquisitions in the marketplace. From August 2006 until July 2011, Mr. Morgan was the Vice President, Dispositions and Acquisitions, of Sovereign Investment Company, where he bought and sold over $2 billion of net lease assets. Mr. Morgan has served as Operating Partner of Excess Space Retail Services, Inc. and was co‑founder of an Apollo Real Estate Advisors venture. Mr. Morgan earned a B.A. from Colby College.
Cynthia DalyVice President, Underwriting
Ms. Daly has served as our Vice President, Underwriting since December 2016. From November 2012 until December 2016, Ms. Daly served as our Director of Acquisitions. Prior to joining the company, Ms. Daly was the founder of Sand Dollar Investments LLC, a real estate consulting firm, from March 2008 until November 2012. From January 2001 until November 2010, Ms. Daly served as Executive Vice President and Director of Monmouth Real Estate Investment Corporation (NYSE: MNR), a REIT focused on net lease industrial properties. Ms. Daly earned a B.A. in English from Lafayette College and an M.B.A. from Monmouth University.