Executive Team

Lorne Polger

Lorne Polger

Lorne Polger, Senior Managing Director and Co-Founder, is the former head of the Real Estate and Environmental Law Team at Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves and Savitch LLP, one of San Diego’s oldest and largest law firms. Lorne’s legal practice included acquisitions and dispositions, development, finance syndication, leasing, residential, office and industrial condominium conversion and construction. He is recognized for his multifamily expertise, having advised on more than $6 billion of apartment, condominium and condominium conversion transactions throughout the U.S. Lorne has also worked on a wide variety of commercial transactions including entity formations, asset sales, stock sales, mergers and licensing. He graduated with a B.A. in political science from Colorado College, Cum Laude, and earned his law degree from University of California, Los Angeles. Lorne served as a Director of the San Diego Chapter for the CCIM Institute and Chairman of the Regional Board of Directors of the Anti-Defamation League.

Email: lpolger@pathfinderfunds.com

Direct: 858-875-4450

Mitch Siegler

Mitch Siegler

Mitch Siegler, Senior Managing Director and Co-Founder founded and served as CEO of several companies prior to co-founding Pathfinder in 2006. Mitch previously spend five years as a partner with Sorrento Associates, Inc., a boutique investment banking firm and Sorrento Ventures, a venture capital firm. He concluded more than 40 mergers, acquisitions or financings with private and publicly-traded companies and was involved in numerous workouts and restructurings. He also participated in scores of private financings totaling more than $1 billion. During his career, he also spent several years as a partner with a national management consulting firm and five years as a finance and operations executive with Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc. He holds a B.S. in Business Administration, with honors, majoring in Financie and Economics from the University of Missouri, Columbia and an M.B.A., with highest honors, from the Graziadio School of Business and Management at Pepperdine University. Mitch speaks frequently at real estate conferences, writes regularly for national real estate and finance publications and is widely quoted in the news media.

Email: msiegler@pathfinderfunds.com

Direct: 858-875-4455

Scot Eisendrath

Scot Eisendrath

Scot Eisendrath, Managing Director, Capital Markets, oversees Pathfinder’s relationships with capital partners and oversees Pathfinder’s analytics and financial analysis. During his tenure with various national commercial brokerage firms, he has specialized in providing financial advisory and capital market services to real estate investors, developers and lenders for multi-family, industrial, office, retail, hospitality and land projects. Scot has participated in the acquisition, disposition, development, asset management and/or financing of more than $8 billion of real estate assets, including 26,000 multi-family units and 17 million square feet of commercial space. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, with a B.A in Real Estate and Urban Land Economics and an M.B.A., with emphasis in Finance, from San Diego State University.

Email: seisendrath@pathfinderfunds.com

Direct: 858-875-4453

Brent Rivard

Brent Rivard

Brent Rivard, Managing Director, CFO and COO, is responsible for Pathfinder’s financial, investor relations, administrative, human resources and information technology functions. Most recently, Brent was the President of a national wealth management firm where he led the launch of the firm’s broker dealer and proprietary ’40 act fund. Prior to that, Brent was the CFO and COO for Grubb & Ellis|BRE Commercial in San Diego, one of Southern California’s leading privately-held commercial real estate brokerage firms. Brent has previously worked as Vice President, Finance and Operations at The MHA Group and Vice President, Accounting and Finance/Treasurer at NYSE-traded AMN Healthcare, where he was involved with the placement of more than $1 billion in debt and equity securities and led the company’s mergers and acquisitions practice. Brent is a Certified Public Accountant who started his career at Deloitte & Touche. Brent graduated Cum Laude from the University of California, Los Angeles with a B.A. in Business Economics. Brent is also the Chairman of Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County.

Email:brivard@pathfinderfunds.com

Direct: 858-875-4445

Jennifer Barry

Jennifer Barry

Jennifer Barry, General Counsel, joined Pathfinder in 2012. Jennifer previously practiced real estate, securities and corporate law for 13 years with southern California law firms Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP, Hillyer & Irwin and as a sole practitioner. She has represented buyers, sellers and owners through purchases, sales, refinancing and leasing of commercial and multi-family properties. Earlier in her career, Jennifer spent three years with a national law firm prosecuting federal and state securities litigation class action lawsuits. She graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration, cum laude, from Skidmore College and received her law degree from the University of Southern California.

Email:jbarry@pathfinderfunds.com

Direct: 858-875-4456

Matt Quinn

Matt Quinn

Matt Quinn, Director, joined Pathfinder in 2009 and is heavily involved with the firm’s asset management activities. Previously, he worked for Gateway Partners, Inc., a San Diego-based firm which consulted on mergers and acquisitions and with the Wealth Management division of Santa Barbara Bank & Trust. Matt received a B.A. in Business and Economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he was a four-year recipient of the Regents Scholarship, the University of California’s most prestigious scholarship award. He received an M.B.A from the Rady School of Management at the University of California, San Diego, where he was a recipient of the Patricia and Christopher Weil Fellowship Award.

Email: mquinn@pathfinderfunds.com

Direct: 858-875-4444

Jeff Wurtz

Jeff Wurtz

Jeff Wurtz, Controller, began working with Pathfinder in 2010 and joined the team full-time  in 2012. Prior to joining Pathfinder, he worked as a CPA focused on real estate and technology clients. Previously, Jeff was the CFO of Lymabean.com, a college-based internet company, and Controller for Best Rate Funding, a mortgage banking company. Jeff has also been an adjunct college instructor for eight years teaching Accounting, Tax, Personal Finance and General Business courses. Jeff began his career at Deloitte and Touche. He received both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Accounting from Brigham Young University.

Email: jwurtz@pathfinderfunds.com

Direct: 858-875-4457

Briana Wright

Briana Wright

Briana Wright, Associate, joined Pathfinder’s asset management department in 2013. Previously, she worked in the Asset Services department at CBRE, the world’s largest real estate services firm. At CBRE, she supported a team in managing a 2 million square foot portfolio of retail, office and industrial properties throughout San Diego County and was named CBRE’s San Diego Team Player of the Year in 2012. Briana received a B.A. in Art History with a minor in Business Administration from the University of Oregon, where she was the captain of the lacrosse team. She was named All-American by U.S. Lacrosse Intercollegiate Athletics in 2010.

Email: bwright@pathfinderfunds.com

Direct: 858-875-4405

Nickie Bergvall

Nickie Bergvall

Nickie Bergvall, Associate, joined Pathfinder in 2013 and is involved with the firm’s investor relations and in-house legal activities. From 2010-2013, she worked for a national foreclosure law firm and trustee company. Earlier in her career, Nickie worked for San Diego Commercial Finance, a private finance company. She graduated from San Diego State University in 2007 with a B.A. in Political Science and also received her Paralegal certification from the University of San Diego. While attending San Diego State, Nickie was a member of The Protection Project, a non-profit human rights research and training institute based at The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies located in Washington D.C.

Email: nbergvall@pathfinderfunds.com

Direct: 858-875-4401

Amanda Snyder

Amanda Snyder

Amanda Snyder, Administrative Assistant, joined Pathfinder in 2012 and supports the firm’s asset management and accounting functions. Previously, Amanda was an intern with Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company as a campus ambassador and an event coordinator for the Fermanian Business and Economic Institute at Point Loma Nazarene University. Amanda graduated from Point Loma Nazarene University with a B.A. in Business Administration.

Email: asnyder@pathfinderfunds.com

Direct: 858-875-4402