WALTER KOLKER, Founder, Executive Managing Member, Member of The Board of Directors and Shareholder of US Funding LLC, Trans World Aviation LLC and Trans World Shipping Limited, Inc., Director of Strategic Development of Odysea Cruise Line Limited and Trans World Cruise Ltd., Walter was Director of Strategic planning at Bright’s Creek in Mill Springs North Carolina. has 50 years of business experience as a builder, hotel owner and developer, owner of multiple travel agencies and travel companies, aviation initiatives, investment banker and owner of a multinational business process outsourcing and information technology services company. He has assisted in building and owning in excess of 800 residential housing units and in excess of 100,000 square feet of office buildings. As an investment banker, he assisted in funding in excess $500 million in over 300 companies both domestically and internationally. Walter as a BPO and IT Service Company owner had 5 customer service centers both domestically and internationally with over 800 customer service seats and 1,600 customer service representatives. Walter is on the following Advisory Boards – Taylannas / SpeechMed-Plus, Bright’s Creek Residential Resort, Fuego Enterprises Inc. Mr. Kolker holds a Bachelors of Arts Degree from Parson College and attended Seton Hall University to obtain a Master’s Degree and was a member of the United States Air Force. He live in Coconut Grove Florida and North Carolina
PASQUALE GIORDANO, Founder, Executive Managing Member COO and, Member of The Board of Directors and Shareholder of US Funding LLC and Trans World Shipping Limited, Inc is a profit-driven, results-oriented C-level executive with demonstrated experience within entrepreneurial and corporate global environments. Pasquale was Executive Managing Director and Partner of Bright’s Creek Residential Resort a community in western North Carolina consisting of 4681 acres and is its COO and CFO. He is skilled in building world-class organizations that elicit agile performance-based cultures, organizational efficiencies and technical enhancements to support new business dominate market penetration and impact top line revenues. Pasquale has the rare ability to motivate individuals and organizations by focusing on analytical tactical execution while supporting long-term strategic goals. His areas of expertise span strategic financial planning and funding; change management and turn-around acumen, infrastructure development that marries operations and technology requirements, and highly focused sales and marketing plans targeted on Go-To-Market, Market Penetration, Revenue Expansion, or Exit Strategies. Mr. Giordano started his career at Federated Department Stores where he gained years of retail training and management experience that created the foundation for a successful management career in Latin America, Europe and the United States. Pasquale was the Co-Founder of Promark/Zemex, an international distribution company that was merged with CHS Electronics in May 1994. This new company was taken public in 1997. Pasquale was the 2nd lead member of the IPO team that raised $474 Million making this the largest IPO recorded, at that time, for a computer distribution company. He served as the EVP & COO of CHS EMEA and was instrumental in the growth to the third largest distribution company in the world. Pasquale has a Bachelor of Business Administration from Baruch College, City University, New York. He currently resides in Miami with his wife.
FELIX L. MADERA, has collaborated with US Funding for over 18 years and is a global hospitality leader with over three decades of senior level experience that includes positions with luxury resorts, boutique hotels and condominium real estate projects. Mr. Madera has participated in all phases of hotel real estate development, construction of new facilities as well as property renovations throughout the United States, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and the Caribbean. Mr. Madera’s strengths include navigating the diverse cultures of domestic and international market places and business opportunities that deliver a focused approach to a growing bottom line of profitability. Mr. Madera’s specific skills are domestic and international project management with a unique knowledge of all areas of hotel operations, multifacility operational expertise with development of revenue sources, P&L forecasting, strategic planning for acquisition of new development opportunities and as an international brand ambassador with in-depth problem resolution capabilities. From 1971 through 1982 he was active in various branded worldwide hospitality opportunities. From 1982 through 2017 Mr. Madera participated in the worldwide expansion of Sonesta Hotel Corporation achieving the position of Executive Vice President International. Currently Mr. Madera is a consultant on new business opportunities in all phases of real estate and hospitality development with special emphasis on senior management and operations. Mr. Madera is a graduate of the InterAmerican University of Puerto Rico Metropolitan Campus which he attended from 1967 through 1971. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Hospitality Management. Mr. Madera also attended The Cornell School of Hotel Administration, at Cornell University and participated in various Executive Education Programs. Mr. Madera resides in Coconut Grove, Florida and Rutherford County, North Carolina and is the proud father of five children and two grandchildren.
DICK PERLMUTTER , AIA has assisted US Funding for over 20 years in project evaluation and has over 30 years of experience in commercial and institutional architecture and construction administration. With such firms as OMA/Rem Koolhaas, Arquitectonica, Spillis Candela /AECOM, Little, R.J. Heisenbottle and as an independent practitioner, he has served as a designer and senior project manager on large commercial and institutional architectural projects, including K-12 schools, college and university, retail, hospitality, mixed-use, cultural, and governmental facilities. He has functioned as point person from project inception through closeout and occupancy, managing design, production, and construction contract administration phases. Duties also included pre-design assessment of existing facilities to determine feasibility of various programming, constructability, budgetary, and phasing options. Dick also has significant experience in property condition assessments for a variety of property types and the needs and requirements of varied number of reporting standards, including ASTM E2018, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac protocols, and customized client formats. Dick has performed Remediation Design projects, Property Condition Assessments (PCAs), Small Loan PCAs, Construction Progress Monitoring, Construction Cost Reviews, Regulatory Compliance Assessments, and Forensic Engineering Assessment Reviews. Dick attended Oberlin College graduating with a BA, The Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies and The Diploma School of the Architectural Association of London. Dick lives in Charlotte North Carolina with his with and 2 children.