BOARD of DIRECTORS:
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Jim Jenkins

James W. Jenkins, Ph.D., CFA – Chairman & Founder

Dr. Jenkins is the founder and chairman of Cherokee & Walker. He was also the founder of Sterling Wentworth Corporation, a software development firm in Salt Lake City, purchased by SunGard Data Systems (SDS) in 1999. Dr. Jenkins has taught finance and real estate courses as a professor at Brigham Young University, Marriott School of Management, as well as at the University of Utah, Eccles School of Business. He has also published several financial and real estate publications. Dr. Jenkins received Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Economics from Brigham Young University and later received Masters and Doctorate Degrees in Finance from Purdue University.

Shane Peery

Shane R. PEERY, BOARD MEMBER

Mr. Peery has been a partner at Cherokee & Walker since 1999.

Over the course of his career with Cherokee & Walker, Mr. Peery has been involved in more than $1 billion of real estate, private lending, and venture capital transactions in various asset classes. Mr Peery has been instrumental in the formation of many companies, including Rockworth Companies, Rimrock Construction, Cornerstone Concrete, Red Bridge Capital, Inthinc, TopNoggin, Fortius Financial, Cottonwood Residential, Vital Signs Staffing and Wentworth Senior Living Services. He has also managed investments in Campus Book Rentals, Visible Equity, Financial Guard, Symbii Home Health, among others.

Previously, Mr. Peery worked for Ernst & Young in Salt Lake City. Mr. Peery received both a Bachelors and Masters Degree in Accounting from Brigham Young University.

Paul Erickson

Paul K. ERICKSON, BOARD MEMBER

Mr. Erickson joined Cherokee & Walker in 2008.

Mr. Erickson has been involved in private lending, venture capital and real estate transactions in various asset classes during the past six years. He was invloved in the formation of Fortius Financial, Vital Signs Staffing and Cornerstone Concrete. He has also managed investments in Campus Book Rentals, Visible Equity, Financial Guard and Symbii Home Health, among others.

Prior to Cherokee & Walker, Mr. Erickson was president of SunGard Expert Solutions, one of the fastest growing subsidiaries of SunGard Data Systems, a $4+ billion global software provider. While at SES (and its predecessor), he was involved in the successful start-up, acquistion and operational integration of several significant firms. Prior to SunGard, Mr. Erickson worked for IBM, where he was an award-winning marketing represenative. Mr. Erickson received a Bachelors Degree in Accounting from Brigham Young University.

Ben Wilson

Brent Wilson, BOARD MEMBER

Mr. Wilson has been a partner at Cherokee & Walker since Spring 2014.

Mr. Wilson has been involved in finance for over 38 years. He was the Vice President of IML Freight Credit Union for five years and the President of Hercules Credit Union for an additional five years. He was the President and co-founder of a small consumer loan business that sold to Dollar Financial in 1999. From 1999 - 2014 he co-founded Progressive Finance, LLC, a Lease-to-own Company of which he was the President during that time. He sold 70% of Progressive Finance, LLC in 2012 and the remainder of his ownership was sold to a public company in 2014. During the same time he co-founded Progressive Lending, a consumer loan business, that sold in 2012. He is currently the co-founder and CFO of International Document Services, Inc. which provides loan document software and services to mrotgage companies, banks and other financial institutions.

 

Blair Jenkins

J. Blair JENKINS, BOARD MEMBER

Mr. Jenkins has been a partner at Cherokee & Walker since 1999.

Over the course of his career with Cherokee & Walker, Mr. Jenkins has been involved in more than $1 billion of real estate, private lending and venture capital transactions in various asset classes. Mr. Jenkins has been instrumental in the formation of many companies, including Rockworth Companies, Rimrock Construction, Cornerstone Concrete, Red Bridge Capital, Inthinc, TopNoggin, Fortius Financial, Cottonwood Residential, Vital Signs Staffing and Wentworth Senior Living Services. He has also managed investments in Campus Book Rentals, Visible Equity, Financial Guard, Symbii Home Health, among others.

Previously, Mr. Jenkins worked for a local real estate development company in Salt Lake City. Mr. Jenkins received his Bachelors Degree from the University of Utah and a Masters of Real Estate Development from Columbia University.



 

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