GET TO KNOW OUR TEAM
The Sétanta team brings over 50 years of collective experience in residential development and finance. We have worked for institutional investors, developers and homebuilders, and operated on both the debt and equity side of transactions. With an extensive industry network and access to the top public and regional home builders, Sétanta has positioned itself to be one of the leading non-bank residential financing platforms nationally.
Co-Founder & CEO
John is Sétanta’s CEO, responsible for capital market strategies, loan originations, and relationship management. John previously co-founded a similar platform providing financing options for qualified residential developers. Prior to that, he served as General Counsel at a private equity group focused on single-family residential development. A native of Ireland, John holds law degrees from Duke University and University College Dublin.
Co-Founder & COO
Rob is Sétanta’s COO, responsible for asset management, underwriting, and investor communications. Rob is a 15-year industry veteran, having held leadership positions across multiple residential development disciplines. His experience includes directly developing several residential neighborhoods, managing a $600MM portfolio of master-planned communities, and starting a homebuilding company and later selling that company to a large regional builder. Rob holds an MBA and undergraduate degrees in Economics and American History, all from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Kevin provides contract CFO and back-office services to Sétanta. Kevin has more than 39 years of in-depth financial experience in both the public and private accounting sectors and currently runs Talun Capital Resources, which provides services to a number of real estate development companies. Previously, Kevin served as the EVP and CFO for both a private mezzanine real estate lender and an equity investor in residential joint ventures with land developers and homebuilders. In this role, he implemented the systems, controls, and infrastructure required to create a successful major real estate investment platform which originated over $1B in investments, consisting of 79 closed deals and more than 250 legal entities. Kevin holds a degree in Accounting from Kansas State University and is a member of the North Carolina Association of CPA's, the South Carolina Association of CPA's, and the American Institute of CPA's.
Senior Asset Manager
Mark is Sétanta’s Senior Asset Manager and is responsible for active loan oversight and underwriting of investment opportunities. Having previously worked for Spire Residential Capital, providing financing options to residential developers, Mark also has a background in equity investments having worked as a portfolio manager for Ireland’s largest stockbroking and wealth management firm. Mark holds Masters degrees in both Finance and Management Consulting from University College Dublin and the Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School.
Domhnall is a member of the Sétanta Asset Management team and is responsible for active loan management and the analysis of investment opportunities. Having previously worked for Spire Residential Capital, providing financing options to residential developers, Domhnall has a background in the financing of land development and the related Asset Management. Domhnall also has a background in banking, having previously held a middle-office Operations role with Bank of America. Domhnall holds a master’s degree in finance from Wingate University and a B.S. in Business Administrations from Catawba College.
Brian is an Asset Manager who works within Sétanta’s Asset Management team to underwrite investment opportunities for potential and existing clients. Before entering the real estate finance industry, Brian worked in the telecommunications and transportation industries, where he helped form and manage teams to help his companies engage in new business ventures. Brian attended Ohio Dominican University where he majored in English.