Management

Management

Our management team at Stronghill Capital.

John Eisinger CEO

John Eisinger

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Eisinger is CEO of Stronghill Capital. He previously served as Executive Vice President and Portfolio Manager at Janus Capital, managing $5 billion. John has 20 years of experience operating, analyzing and investing in a wide range of businesses. Prior to joining Janus Capital in 2003, he was an Equity Analyst for five years. John received his bachelor of science degree in Finance from Boston College’s Carroll School of Management, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude.

Jack M. Cohen

President and Chief Innovation Officer

Mr. Cohen has 39 years of experience as a leader, manager, originator and administrator across a diverse portfolio of career initiatives, though mostly in commercial real estate. Mr. Cohen is a non-executive Vice-Chairman at 3650 REIT, and a board member at: CRESimple, Hillcrest, Brokers & Engineers, Ascot, Forum Real Estate Group, and Academic Approach. Mr. Cohen began his career with Cohen Financial in 1981 as a loan originator before taking the lead of the firm as CEO, a title he held for twenty-five years. Mr. Cohen recapitalized the firm six times between 1998 and 2013. Mr. Cohen has held several Professional Affiliations, including Association President of Chartered Realty Investor and Commercial Real Estate Finance Council (“CREFC”), Commercial Real Estate Finance/Multifamily Board of Governors (“COMBOG”) and has sat on the big board at Mortgage Bankers Association (“MBA”). Mr. Cohen holds several honors and awards including the CREFC Founder’s Award and the Mortgage Banker’s Association COMBOG Award. Mr. Cohen, personally, is a pilot, and maintains an Airline Transport Pilot License and a Single Pilot Type Rating for a very Light Jet. Mr. Cohen is also a second-degree black belt in Tomiki styled Aikido, a NAUI certified Scuba Diver, an active Crossfitter, as well as a sport rock climber.

Art Hickson

Art Hickson

Chief Revenue Officer

Mr. Hickson brings 25 years of executive expertise in the financial services sector with a focus on sales, marketing, and operations roles as well as comprehensive management responsibilities. Prior to joining Stronghill Capital, he was a key executive building and managing multiple national mortgage platforms. Throughout his career, Mr. Hickson has deployed human capital effectively by adeptly building high-performance sales and operations organizations. He served in executive management at Cherrywood Commercial a subsidiary of Fortress Investment Group, Genpact Mortgage NYSE: G, American First Credit Union, and Kinecta Federal Credit Union in addition to several public and private national mortgage organizations. Mr. Hickson earned a bachelor’s degree in Management from Pepperdine University and is certified in LEAN Six Sigma.

Dan Allen

Dan Allen

Chief Financial Officer

Dan Allen serves as Chief Financial Officer for Stronghill Capital and its affiliates First National Assets and Hunter-Kelsey of Texas. Mr. Allen has over 30 years of experience managing finance and accounting functions and real estate development projects while working for a number of real estate companies. He is passionate about building successful teams, driving process improvements and improving company performance. A graduate of the University of Texas in Austin, Mr. Allen earned his MBA Degree with honors while concentrating in both Finance and Operations Management. He completed his BBA in Accounting at the University of Texas and was a member of the 1983 National Champion baseball team. He has been licensed as CPA in the State of Texas since 1987. He has been married 33 years and has two grown children.

Sandy

Sandy Johnson

Chief Processing Officer

Sandy brings 10+ years of commercial real estate underwriting experience. She worked for NorthMarq Capital where she underwrote loans to place with Lehman, JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley, Chase and numerous other debt and equity partners; and at CU Business Solutions, where she underwrote commercial real estate and small business loans for several Central Texas area credit unions. She is a licensed Real Estate Broker in Texas and held a General Appraisers License for 15 years. She has substantial experience in valuing both commercial and residential properties, as well as some small businesses. She is a real estate investor, focused primarily on residential properties, including short term rentals. Sandy has earned a Master of Land Economics and Real Estate from Texas A&M University and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Baylor University.

Robin

Robin Simon

Director of Finance and Asset Management

Robin Simon drives the finance and asset management function for Stronghill Capital, with a primary focus on financial modeling and portfolio management, loan sales, underwriting, lender and investor relationships and credit risk management. Previously, Mr. Simon was a manager for Ernst & Young’s structured finance advisory group, specializing in commercial mortgage backed securities (CMBS) capital markets transactions.  Prior to that, he worked for Deloitte’s audit and enterprise risk services group, primarily serving large publicly-traded REITS and investment funds. Mr. Simon has a bachelor’s degree in Economics & History from Vanderbilt University and a master’s degree from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin. He has been a licensed CPA in Texas since 2012

Justin Long

Justin Long

Director of Loan Servicing

Justin Long is responsible for the loan servicing operations and management of collection efforts at Stronghill Capital. Prior to joining Stronghill Capital, Mr. Long spent over 10 years at CIT Bank (formerly known as OneWest Bank & Indymac Bank) serving in a variety of default management leadership positions. Most recently, he was Assistant Vice President of CIT Bank’s Home Loan Servicing Underwriting group. In that role, he was responsible for managing the production and underwriting of the Bank’s Home Affordable Modification Program. Mr. Long holds a Bachelors of Science in Business Management at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, where he was also Captain of Men’s Golf Team.