Jon Freeman: Founder, Principal Owner, and President
As founder, principal owner and President of Stonecrest Financial, Jon Freeman is a visionary who has successfully seeded and grown Stonecrest’s many divisions. He is an active real estate investor, cultivating a portfolio of significant properties in the San Francisco Bay Area and nationwide since 1986. Jon earned his BA in Business Administration from the University of San Diego and is a California licensed Real Estate Broker. Jon is also dedicated to ‘hand up’ philanthropy by supporting social enterprise and women’s education initiatives that empower women to lift themselves out of poverty.
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Shafiq Taymuree, Executive Vice President
Shafiq is Executive Vice President of Stonecrest Financial. Shafiq has senior-level experience in lending, asset management and underwriting, and has been with Stonecrest since 1998. He attended California State University, Hayward (now Cal State East Bay), where he majored in finance.
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Jeffrey Morway, Vice President
Jeff has been in various leadership roles at Stonecrest since 1987 and currently serves as vice president. Jeff also produces residential and commercial loans. Jeff works hard to create long-lasting relationships with his investors and clients; many of them have been with him for more than 20 years. Jeff attended the University of Arizona where he majored in finance and business administration.
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Lisa Fuller, Director of Finance
Lisa joined Stonecrest in 2009 as our director of finance. She is responsible for all financials for the various divisions of Stonecrest and manages the accounting department. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from California State University, Hayward (now Cal State East Bay) and is a California Certified Public Accountant. Lisa has worked in the accounting sector since 1991.
Erika Luitjens, Director of Operations
Erika has been with Stonecrest since 2011. In her current position as Director of Company Operations, she liaises with executives to make decisions for operational activities and set strategic goals for the company. Erika actively manages all office operations, including the HR Department. She is also responsible for Stonecrest’s digital media footprint, which includes web and social media platform development as well as digital marketing for the company’s three lines of business (mortgage lending, investments, and acquisitions). Most recently, Erika has stepped into the role of Executive Director for CapCon Foundation, a Stonecrest pro social initiative that provides impact investment vehicles for the company’s growing investor base as well as works on eradicating poverty through economically sustainable, market-based initiatives which improve the lives & livelihoods of the world’s most vulnerable populations. Erika has a Bachelors in Business Administration from the Babes Bolyai University, in Cluj- Napoca, Romania.
Leigh Faber, Loan Operations Manager
Leigh has been in the financial service industry for over 20 years. She has been a Project Consultant for the FDIC, the Vice President of Loan Default Administration, an Investment Manager for a real estate family office, the Director of Investor Relations for a financial service sector asset management firm, and a Vice President of Capital Introduction. Leigh is a California native with a degree in Political Science from Loyola Marymount University. She has expertise in single family loan servicing, real estate development, alternative investments and structured products. She is a co-founder of the Northwest Hedge Fund Society, an Original Director of REOMAC and a member of 100 Women in Hedge Funds as well as participates with Hedge Funds Care which focuses on neglected and abused children.
Joan Verduzco, Fund Administrator
Joan Verduzco is responsible for investor contracts, accounts and inquiries, financial reporting and system administration for the Secured Income Fund and Private Capital Fund. Prior to assuming the role as Fund Administration, she was responsible for financial, administrator, accounting and escrow for Stonecrest Financial and Stonecrest Properties. Joan graduated from the University of Denver and loves spending time with her husband, kids and the growing number of grandchildren.
Christina Gray, Senior Investment Relations Manager
Christina joined the Stonecrest team in 2006 with the task of expanding our family of Real Estate Funds. For the past decade, she has helped grow our 5 funds to over $200,000,000 in managed assets. Through Stonecrest’s Alternative Real Estate Investments, she strategically works with RIA Advisors and Individual Investors to achieve higher yields, diversification and steady income. Christina is deeply involved with the Financial Planning Association and is currently serving her 5th year on the San Francisco FPA Board as the Director of Corporate Sponsors. She has also been involved with the Silicon Valley FPA Chapter for over 8 years. Prior to joining Stonecrest, Christina was a top producer at AT&T in the telecommunications industry and Tricom Technology based out of London, England. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from UCSC, and lives with her husband David in Saratoga with her grown children nearby in San Francisco.