Over 10 years of experience in the industry. Throughout my career, I have developed a reputation for delivering innovative marketing programs that drive business growth and a consistent return on investment. As the Ambassador of BUZZ at Ignite Funding. I lead a talented team responsible for developing and executing the company’s marketing strategy across all channels. My expertise lies in data-driven marketing, email marketing, and paid advertising.
Katie has been investing in real estate for over a decade with a current portfolio that includes single family homes, small apartments, medium-term rentals, and syndication investments. All of her investments are out of state. Prior to real estate Katie spent 13 years climbing the corporate ladder in aerospace and agriculture before realizing she wanted to be her own boss and fully own her time. Katie now lives in Phoenix with her husband Mike and two young kids, Bruce and Dagny, with one more baby girl on the way.
John Shekarchi is a seasoned legal and political professional based in Rhode Island. Since 2012, he has served in the RI House of Representatives for Warwick’s District 23. His legal career spans over two decades, including roles in both public and private sectors. He has significant experience in real estate law, working with commercial and residential clients, and has served as legal counsel for the Warwick Housing Authority. His past roles include Legal Counsel at the RI Department of Transportation and Associate Legal Counsel for the Governor of RI. He’s affiliated with various Bar Associations and has held positions like Chairman of the Rhode Island Dealers Hearing Board.
Roger Knecht can help you develop a team of committed individuals for success and profits using a proven system. Using an interactive process, he enables attendees to specifically learn how. Each attendee will leave with actionable goals that will improve communication in the company, customer satisfaction, and bottom line profits. As President of Universal Accounting Center® (UAC) Mr. Knecht is a favorite presenter at Universal’s seminars, combining wit and wisdom in sharing the principles of business success. Mr. Knecht has extensive experience in marketing and management with corporations of all sizes and has successfully implemented the principles of growth he speaks about.
Greg Talcott is the Managing Director of Sales at Caliber Companies. He assists clients in building their wealth and diversifying their income through private equity real estate investments.
Greg came to Caliber after a two-year stint with Scottsdale-based competitor Virtua Partners, where he raised more than $100 million in capital investment from high-net-worth individuals, registered investment advisors and institutional entities. Prior to that, he managed assets and served as a fiduciary for select private wealth clients at Scottrade-TD Ameritrade, Basilica Wealth Management and Charles Schwab in Arizona, the Pacific Northwest and other key markets for more than 15 years.
Greg received a Bachelor of Science degree in Law and Political Science from Arizona State University and holds Series 7, 9, 10, 63, and 66 securities licenses, which include Arizona. He is a registered representative with Caliber Funds, affiliated with Tobin & Company Securities, LLC – Member FINRA/SIPC.
As an Attorney at KKOS, Ashley has primarily focused on estate planning and business structuring. Ashley helps entrepreneurs navigate through their needs for entity formation, asset protection, and control over their personal and business assets. Ashley enjoy educating clients about the importance of choosing the right entity for their business and the many tax saving strategies that can be implemented.
As an attorney, Mark’s passion is helping entrepreneurs structure their operations in an efficient and simple manner to mitigate their tax exposure and protect their assets. Mark strives to provide a comprehensive plan that establishes a structure that works for today, but that is flexible for future growth.
Diva R. Mejias is a seasoned professional with over three decades in corporate finance, including a notable role as District Controller for United Parcel Service where she managed $350M annually. An entrepreneur with significant tax expertise, she’s a Main Street Certified Tax Advisor and ITIN Certified Acceptance Agent, preparing thousands of tax returns under her company, DM Financial Services. Additionally, she is licensed in multiple states as an insurance agent and serves as a Realtor with CENTURY21. Diva has also lent her expertise to numerous non-profits and currently holds several board positions. She’s been recognized for her work and community service, receiving awards such as the 2021 Bloc 50 over 50 and the 2023 Annual Tribute to Women.