Vance is the CEO and sole managing partner of Rubicon. Vance is involved in all operations of the company and does the underwriting for Rubicon. Vance was one of the three founding partners of Rubicon and has been part of mortgage banking since 2005. Prior to Rubicon, Vance was an independent 30-year bond futures Trader at the Chicago Board of Trade and thereafter worked as the Lead Market Maker for Microsoft at the Pacific Options Exchange. Vance graduated from DePauw University with a degree in Economics and captained the DePauw baseball team. He has both his California Lenders Finance License as well as his California Department of Real Estate Brokerage License. DRE # 01908390 CFL # 6053885
Maureen is General Counsel and Chief Financial Officer for Rubicon Mortgage Fund LLC. Prior to co-founding Rubicon Mortgage Fund LLC in 2007, Maureen served as legal counsel and CFO for several hedge funds and options market makers on the Pacific Options Exchange. Maureen was also in private practice with Plageman & Lund LLP where she advised clients on real estate transactions and estate matters. She began her career with Arthur Andersen in their Family Wealth Planning practice. She currently lives in San Francisco with her family.
Member, California State Bar
Certified Public Accountant, California (currently inactive)
University of California, College of Law, San Francisco (formerly Hastings) J.D.
U.C. Davis (B.A. Economics / History)
Jake Berry is a loan originator at Rubicon Mortgage Fund, LLC. He focuses on providing short-term financing on commercial and residential properties throughout the state of California. Jake has extensive knowledge in originating and underwriting a multitude of properties including industrial, retail, multifamily, office, hospitality, etc. He also aids in determining the status of Rubicon’s current loan portfolio through underwriting various loan scenarios and property types.
Jake serves on the board of committee of Bay Area Mortgage Association (BAMA) and HIF Building Leaders Initiative. He earned a degree in Hospitality Management at Utah Valley University and played on the Division 1 Baseball team. He currently resides in San Francisco.
Cheryl is the Operations Manager for Rubicon. Cheryl has over 30 years in real estate related industries and over 3 years in the financial services industry. In addition to 18 years with a national title company, Cheryl has worked in Operations for a real estate auction company and a commercial property management company. Cheryl was a licensed Financial Advisor for Waddell and Reed. Cheryl graduated from California State University at Sacramento with a BS in Business with a Finance concentration.
Christie is the Loan Documentation Specialist at Rubicon. She began her career in corporate accounting and residential escrow and gained further invaluable experience as a small business owner. Her title and escrow experience along with in-depth knowledge of non-profit event planning is invaluable. These skills she now uses to process loans from due diligence through funding and ultimately close of escrow. In her spare time, Christie enjoys spending time with her husband and two teenage children.
May is the Administrative Assistant at Rubicon. She enjoys working with people and has over 10 years of customer service and administrative experience in the food and financial service industries. She can speak three languages including Chinese Cantonese & Vietnamese and enjoys outdoor activities, travel, and live music.
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