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Shane Peery

Shane R. Peery, Partner

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.

shane@cherokeeandwalker.com


Paul Erickson

Paul K. Erickson, Partner

Mr. Erickson has been a partner at Cherokee & Walker since 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 involved 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, acquisition 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.

paul@cherokeeandwalker.com


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Brent Wilson, Partner

Mr. Wilson has been a partner at Cherokee & Walker since 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 from 1999-2014. He sold 70% of Progressive Finance, LLC in 2012 and the remainder of his ownership was sold to a public company in 2014. During this 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 mortgage companies, banks and other financial institutions.

brent@cherokeeandwalker.com



J. Blair Jenkins, Partner

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.

blair@cherokeeandwalker.com


Ryan M. Spencer, Director of Lending

Mr. Spencer has been involved in more than $250 million of public equity, real estate, and venture capital transactions in various asset classes over the past decade. Mr. Spencer has experience in identifying, analyzing, and underwriting operating business and properties.

Previously, Mr. Spencer was a Vice President of Acquisitions for a local real estate operating and development company in Salt Lake City. Mr. Spencer received both a Bachelors of Arts Degree and a Masters Degree in Business Administration from the University of Utah.

ryan@cherokeeandwalker.com


Steve Clegg, Controller

Mr. Clegg started as controller with Cherokee & Walker in May 2014. Mr. Clegg oversees the accounting duties for various companies managed and owned by Cherokee & Walker, including the Red Bridge funds, the Cherokee & Walker funds, and Fortius Financial.

Prior to Cherokee & Walker, Mr. Clegg worked for Mantyla McReynolds, a public accounting firm in Salt Lake City. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Clegg received a Bachelors Degree in Accounting from the University of Utah and an MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management.

steve@cherokeeandwalker.com


Josh McReavy, Director of Business Development

Mr. McReavy started his career with Cherokee & Walker in 2015.

Mr. McReavy has been involved in the leasing industry for over five years. He previously worked for Progressive Leasing. He was a Regional Sales Director, leading and developing a team to drive consistent high year over year growth and helped develop new sales channels for the company. He previously worked in the insurance industry as an agency producer and recruiter.

Mr. McReavy received a Bachelors Degree in Business Management from the University of Phoenix.

josh@cherokeeandwalker.com


Cari Robinson, Director of Human Resources

Ms. Robinson joined Cherokee & Walker in 2015. She is the Director of Human Resources as well as Executive Assistant to Brent Wilson. Her tasks primarily relate to human resource matters both within Cherokee & Walker and across its portfolio of companies.

Previously, Ms. Robinson worked as the head of Human Resources, Office Manager and Executive Administrative Assistant at Progressive Finance and International Document Services. Her employment began in 2005, while both businesses were in their infancy. Progressive Finance sold in June of 2012 and International Document Services sold in December of 2015. Both companies had grown to a substantial size and had become leaders in their respective industry.

cari@cherokeeandwalker


Jaycie Baird, Office Manager

Mrs. Baird joined Cherokee & Walker in 2016. She is responsible for handling the day-to-day office duties, as well as providing administrative support for the staff. Mrs. Baird also serves as the first point of contact with our clients, and strives to represent the company in the best light.

After receiving an Associate Degree from BYU-Idaho, Mrs. Baird went on to provide support in the medical industry. In her position, she worked with hundreds of doctors and patients nationwide, and was responsible for distributing inbound communication in an accurate and timely manner. The focus on patient care helped shape a friendly and client-oriented attitude, which carried over into her current position.

jaycie@cherokeeandwalker

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