Meet the Team

Real people ready to help

Rob Jafek

Principal

Rob’s been involved since the inception of Boomerang, over a decade ago. He has a long history in the finance industry, working as Head of International Trading for Nicholas Applegate and an analyst for Tiger Management. He later founded and managed two alternative investment firms: Plumeria Advisors and Torrey Pines Capital Investments. He is a contributing member to Forbes.com and a member of the Forbes Real Estate Council. On his personal time, Rob enjoys hanging out with his wife and family, scuba diving, cycling and cooking (and eating)."One team, one dream."

Allen Marsh

Managing Director

Allen oversees Boomerang’s operations, as well as focuses on real estate acquisition, development, management, and disposition. Prior to joining Boomerang in 2014, he spent more than 30 years engaging in various aspects of investment real estate, and was Managing Member at Pacific Western Partners, Regional Vice President at Pinnacle Realty Management, and Senior Manager at Koll Management Services. Allen received a BS in Finance and Real Estate from Arizona State University and holds an Arizona Real Estate Broker’s License. He holds the Certified Fund Manager designation from the American Association of Private Lenders. Allen enjoys time with his wonderful wife, children and grandchildren."Overnight success usually takes 15 years."

David Nielson

Director of Lending

David oversees the entire loan process. He received his BS in Business Management/Entrepreneurship from ASU and went on to get an MBA from Benedictine University in Mesa, Arizona. Prior to Boomerang, David was Vice President at Western State Bank and Assistant Vice President at First Bank of Arizona. A fifth generation Arizona native, David is deeply connected into the Arizona fabric serving in many community volunteering positions. He enjoys time with his wife and 4 kids."When it comes to parties, some say 1 slice per person, I say 1 pizza per person."

Andrew Bang

VP of Lending for Texas & Arizona

Andrew is the top loan originator for Boomerang Capital. In 2021, he ranked #2 in the Country for closed loans amount all loan originators (NonQM). He handles the Texas and Arizona markets. After studying accounting at ASU, he started out as a staff accountant, but realized his passion lay in hands-on work where he could see first-hand the benefits of his labor. In 2008, he flipped his first home and by 2011, he had flipped more than 100 homes. In 2015, the City of Mesa awarded him the Historic Preservation Award for Outstanding Achievement in Rehabilitation and Restoration. Andrew’s knowledge and experience in flipping homes helps him provide his clients with the funding and guidance they need to be successful time and time again."If you follow a path left by others, you’ll never go where no one has ever been. I want to be the first to see something no one has seen before. Where is the path to the unknown?...."

Francisco Vallecillos

VP of Lending for Utah & Arizona

Francisco Vallecillos has worked in the sales, asset management and marketing industry since 2000. In 2020, he accepted a position with Boomerang Capital Partners as Vice President of Lending. He is a graduate of Arizona State University with a degree in Operations Management. In his spare time, Francisco enjoys spending time with and spoiling his wife and 7 children. "The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor." - Vince Lombardi

Tadd Jones

VP of Lending for Colorado & Arizona

Tadd recently joined the Boomerang team as a VP of Lending after working in the banking industry for over a decade. He has extensive experience dealing with finance and is excited to help his clients. He’s an Arizona native and a graduate of Brigham Young University. His hobbies include chasing his 3 little kids and watching his favorite sports teams."I’m not superstitious, but I am a little stitious." – Michael Scott

Emily Christensen

Loan Processor

Emily has been with Boomerang for 4 years, in a variety of positions, and loves working with the great team of people here. She is currently serving as a Loan Processor and enjoys working with our clients to get loans closed quickly and efficiently. In her free time, you can find her spending time with her family, hiking and traveling. "It is not the critic who counts… The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena" – Theodore Roosevelt

Gabrielle MacMaster

Loan Operations Assistant

Gabrielle assists with the daily loan operations and the occasional party planning. Gabrielle’s true passion is traveling (16 countries and counting), but with her background in marketing and real estate, she feels right at home with Boomerang Capital. When she isn’t at the office or booking flights to new places, she is home cooking, baking, and hanging out with her favorite roommate, Mozzarella the cat."It’s Not the Plane, It’s the Pilot" – Top Gun

Gretchen Helm

Loan Processor

Gretchen has been an employee of Boomerang since 2011 and has watched the company grow from 2 employees to the bustling company it is today. At one time or another she has worked at just about every business role within Boomerang. Today she helps to get your loan closed with the title company on time. In her spare time, she can be seen cycling around town or mountain biking in the desert."I get to dress how I want, but sometimes I gotta wear different hats." – Bryan Greenberg

Jennifer DelNero

Loan Processor

Jenn has been involved in hard money lending since 2005. Currently processing loans for Boomerang Capital, she enjoys being behind the scenes, closing deals and working with her teammates and title companies to create a smooth lender-compliant transaction. In her free time, Jenn can be found traveling and enjoying her family."Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow. It’s what SUNFLOWERS do!" – Helen Keller

John McGirr

VP of Finance

John studied accounting and political science at BYU-Hawai’i and has a MAcc from ASU. After working in public accounting, he now manages all accounting functions at Boomerang. John enjoys working on cars, golfing, anything in the ocean, and spending time with his family."Is this my second chance at a senior quote?"

Kendra Holman

Senior VP of Lending

Kendra has an extensive lending background, both with commercial banks and mortgage companies. She is from Colorado and a CSU Finance graduate, but she has lived in Arizona for over 20 years. She has been with Boomerang for 4 years and assists in underwriting and overseeing the lending team. Her hobbies include spending time with her daughters through sports, traveling, and outdoor recreational activities."Life is nothing more than a series of choices – choose wisely!"

Letisha Thompson

Loan Operations Assistant

Letisha is an invaluable part of the Boomerang team. Her role as Loan Operations Assistant keeps her busy all day. She is always enthusiastic and attentive to our loan customers, and willing to jump in and help translate when the situation requires it.. Her skills and personality create a seamless customer journey throughout the draw process. In her spare time, she enjoys going for morning runs and spending time outdoors."I have run several half marathons with my husband, and the hardest part of the run is always waiting for him at the finish line."

Megan Marohn

Fund Operations Assistant

From the very beginning, Megan has shown she is comfortable wearing many hats. She currently works with our investor relations and marketing. She is passionate about dog rescue, traveling to meet new people and eating amazing food, all while creating beautiful things."I remind myself regularly – ‘Life is to be enjoyed, not just endured.’"

Pam Alward

Loan Operations Assistant

Known in the office as "Pamcakes" due to her sweet disposition, Pam is the lead of loan servicing. Chances are when you call, you’ll hear her voice. When not a work, she spends time with her 2 active grandchildren."Own who you are."

Zack Jafek

Technology Project Manager

Zack is a recent UC San Diego graduate in Economics and Mathematics. He oversees the loan processes and company data. He is the self-appointed party planner for the office. In his spare time, he enjoys cooking, biking, and rowing."I took our team photos so naturally I made mine look the best"

Angela Evans

Loan Operations Assistant

Angela joined the Boomerang team this year and has found her groove in the loan processing department. Angla is also a rarebread in that she is an Arizona native. She has 4 adult children, 1 rescue dog, 3 grand-rats and 2 grand-cats. Her hobbies include gardening, baking and refinishing furniture."To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow." - Audrey Hepburn

Blake Johnson

Collateral Manager

Blake joined our team in early 2022, jumping right into our collateral department as the Collateral Manager. He graduated summa cum laude from ASU in business administration and is a licensed loan originator. Blake is an Arizona native and enjoys being outdoors, especially up in the White Mountains with his wife and 2 kids."When you can't change the direction of the wind – adjust your sails” - H. Jackson Brown, Jr

Cade Westlake

Collateral Recovery Specialist

An Arizona native, Cade has been working hard to finish the course work for his degree in Business Administration. He plans to complete his MBA shortly thereafter. Cade admits that he gets easily sucked into a good spreadsheet like other people get sucked into a good novel. He enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife, working on his Challenger, and savoring chocolate ice cream."You miss 100% of the shots you never take." – Wayne Gretzky

Chris Sloan

Vice President

Chris has been in the securities and investment industry for the past 28 years. He has worked for such firms as Voya, John Hancock and more recently LoCorr Funds, a well-known alternative fund provider, where he consistently ranked in the top 5 on a team of 22 Regional Vice Presidents. Chris earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Arizona State University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude and later served in the U.S. Army Reserve. Spending time with his 3 Adult children and his 13-year-old son and just a few of the things Chris enjoys. Reading, exercising, learning new topics, hiking, and occasionally surfing round out his hobbies. Chris splits his time between Arizona and California for both family and work activities.."I fly ‘em, I don’t build ‘em" - Chuck Yeager

Chris Wendt

VP of Operations

Chris has been involved in business operations, the legal field, and the service industry for the past 21 years. He is a native of Arizona and graduated for Arizona State University with a degree in Business. He is currently working on his graduate degree through Grand Canyon University in Business Administration. In the office, Chris is responsible for establishing order and keeping the wheels turning smoothly - and he excels at his job! His hobbies include anything outdoors and in the water. When not beating back chaos, or taking the boat for a spin around the lake, Chris loves spending time with his wife of 23 years, along with their four children."If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?"" - John Wooden

Esther Bethea

Loan Support Assistant

Esther recently joined the Boomerang Team as an assistant to the partners. She does a little bit of everything, from Human Resources to Office Sourcing! Her most important role might be that she keeps the team stocked with snacks and drinks. She is an online student at BYU Idaho working towards her dream career as a therapist. She lives with her husband, two greyhounds, and any other animal that needs her help."Without me the whole team would starve."

Hannah Manis

Loan Processor

Hannah is one of our newest members in the Loan Processing department here at Boomerang. She has a degree from Brigham Young University-Idaho and has spent the last 4 years teaching. She is eager and excited to learn the ropes. After work, she enjoys going to her local CrossFit gym, swimming, and playing with her nieces and nephews. "Would I rather be feared or loved? Easy. Both. I want people to be afraid of how much they love me." -Michael Scott

Jackson Brown

Loan Operations Assistant

Jackson assists with the daily loan operations. He is currently attending Brigham Young University and is a Junior. Jackson loves the Phoenix Suns and playing basketball with friends. "Granny used to say good, better, best, never let it rest until your good is better and your better is best".

Jill Fillmore

Bookkeeper

Jill completes the bookkeeping for Boomerang’s Accounting Department. Her favorite part of the job is being around her super talented co-workers! She graduated in Audiology and Speech Pathology years ago, but her only real speech clients have been her children: Cedric, Adelaide and Nigel. Jill and Brian, her husband, are avid hikers, tennis players and dog lovers. Occasionally, you’ll find their family on a basketball or pickleball court, but more often, they’re at home playing board games or watching a classic Disney movie."It don’t matter if they’re not perfect. Don’t worry about it, ‘cos we don’t make any mistakes here. We only have happy little accidents." – Bob Ross

Tyler Chapman

Loan Servicing Assistant

Tyler Chapman is an Arizona native who joined the Boomerang Capital team earlier this year in the servicing department. He is enthusiastic, hardworking, and is always looking for ways to make the office space more enjoyable. His interest include rock climbing and anything outdoors. I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it. – Thomas Jefferson

Porter Arnett

Project Manager

Porter started working for Boomerang in January of 2022. You’ll most likely find him out in the field in the Boomerang truck he calls "his baby." In the field, he is able to be the eyes-on and hands-on guy, or wherever Boomerang needs him. Before he came to Boomerang, Porter had 5 years of experience in construction – from new builds to restoration to plumbing. Porter was born and raised in Mesa, AZ and graduated from Mountain View High School. He is currently attending Mesa Community College."If Dr Pepper ever kills me, just know I died happy."

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