“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, you need a team.” – John Wooden

Scott Rerucha, CEO

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Scott Rerucha is the CEO and co-founder of Legacy Group Capital and has over three decades of indispensable industry experience. As CEO and managing partner, Scott provides leadership for all aspects of the company’s operations with an emphasis on long-term goals, development, profit, and return on investment. Before Legacy Group Capital, Scott held successful tenures with numerous financial institutions throughout the Puget Sound Region. In 1993, he founded Bay Mortgage, which became one of the largest mortgage banking operations in the state of Washington. After Bay Mortgage was acquired, he founded Sky Bank, a new de novo bank, which was successfully sold in 2003 to First Independent Bank of Vancouver, WA. In 2006, Scott co-founded Legacy Group Holdings, the parent company to Legacy Group Capital, Legacy Group Lending, and Legacy Group Escrow. The Legacy Group family of companies experienced substantial growth and success which was recognized with several industry awards including the Fastest Growing Private Business as well as the Best Companies to Work. By 2013, Legacy Group’s mortgage company had become one the top 25 mortgage banking operations in the country and was successfully sold to WJ Bradley of Denver, CO.  Legacy’s growth and service level has made them the premier private lender in the PNW. Scott earned his Bachelor of Arts in Finance and Economics from Seattle University. While attending Seattle University, Scott was a scholarship athlete on Seattle University’s tennis team.

Brent Eley, President

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Brent Eley is the President and co-founder of Legacy Group Capital. Upon becoming president in 2008, he led the design, structure, and implementation of three Regulation D Funds with offerings totaling over $150 million. He exclusively developed the funds’ underwriting criteria, marketing platforms, and administrative functions.  As president and managing partner he continues to oversee and actively manage the Legacy Northwest Fund and Legacy Opportunity Fund portfolios. Brent has over two decades of industry experience and has cultivated high-level acuity in commercial, construction, private, and residential lending. He began his career originating loans for Bay Mortgage and soon became a top producer in the industry. In 2003, he was brought on as President of Pinnacle Mortgage. He then served for two years as Senior VP of First Independent Bank, formerly Sky Bank, running all construction and private lending. Brent was an original partner in Legacy Group Holdings and played an integral role in developing it into an industry-leading, billion-dollar mortgage banking operation serving as President of Legacy Group Capital, its private lending division at the time. Brent earned his Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Washington State University.

Chris Gurdjian, EVP

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Christopher Gurdjian is the President of Real Estate Acquisition as well as a managing partner at Legacy Group Capital.  Chris has been active in real estate since 1999 when he entered the industry as a new loan officer at Bay Mortgage. Soon after, Chris purchased and developed his first real estate project deal with Brent Eley. This experience propelled Chris forward in the Seattle in-fill development arena. Over the past 17 years, Chris has participated in well over 1,200 residential development transactions and has partnered in the construction of over 700 homes in the Seattle metro region. Today Chris drives all business development for the real estate team at Legacy Group Capital. Chris and his team work closely with 35 of Seattle’s most successful brokers, identifying 60-100 acquisitions each year. The team completes all feasibility work, maximizes development strategies, and expedites all permitting within the jurisdictions Legacy develops within. The team then places each deal with one of the 65 core builders who partner with Legacy on an ongoing basis. Chris is active in all aspects of growth and strategy within Legacy Group Capital.

Ed Bachtold, CFO

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Ed Bachtold is the CFO of Legacy Group Capital and is responsible for all aspects of financial reporting, oversight, budgeting, and maintaining banking relationships. He is a Certified Public Accountant with over two decades of industry experience. He began his career in public accounting where he spent four years gaining expertise in financial analysis and managing account systems. Ed then transitioned to the mortgage business serving as CFO of Qualfund Lending, which was later acquired by First Independent Bank; he was instrumental in the success of the acquisition. Following the merger, Ed remained CFO for First Independent Mortgage Company, a subsidiary of First Independent Bank. In 2006, Ed co-founded Legacy Group Holdings, which owned Legacy Group Capital, Legacy Group Lending and Legacy Group Escrow. Ed managed all accounting for Legacy Group Holdings which was ranked among the top 30 mortgage lenders in the country. Ed is a graduate of Washington State University.

Chris Steward, SVP

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Chris Steward is a partner at Legacy Group Capital and was essential in the development of the investor relations framework for Legacy’s two real estate funds. Chris currently manages a book of business with high-net-worth investors providing investment and economic insight. Prior to Legacy Group Capital, Chris owned and operated a financial services franchise with Ameriprise Financial under the name Steward & Walters, which managed over $100 million in client assets when the company was sold. In 2009, he partnered with his wife in operating Lam’s Seafood. Under his management, the company grew from $8 million in revenue to $19 million and was ranked as one of Forbes’s Fastest-Growing “Inner City Businesses” in the Country. After selling both Steward & Walters and Lam’s Seafood in 2015, he joined Legacy Group Capital as a partner and investment advisor of Legacy Group Capital.

Jarrett Johnson, SVP

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Jarrett Johnson has been a partner at Legacy Group Capital since 2015. As a fully licensed Real Estate Broker with over two decades of diverse experience in management, land development including new construction, syndication, and banking; Jarrett’s expertise has provided Legacy Group Capital with great oversight and asset management. Jarrett started his career in real estate in 2001 representing local banks and their REO departments by disseminating their foreclosed assets. After years in REO sales, Jarrett parleyed his experience from his successful real estate career into the acquisition and development arena. He was a founding partner of Meter Properties which has syndicated many successful real estate transactions within Washington and along the West Coast. Jarrett’s experience in real estate, syndication, and investments are invaluable to the growth of the Legacy Group Capital platform.

Shannon Kershaw

VP Operations

Diana Craig

Investor Relations Manager

Nick Wilson

VP Builder Relations

Jenni Lausiva

Builder Services

Veronika Zwicke

Director of Marketing

Angela Ruland

Loan Servicing Manager

Nora Haddad

Nora Haddad

Loan Servicing Administrator

Chris Mugler

Chris Mugler

Loan Servicing Administrator

Brandy McFall

Brandy McFall

Relationship Manager | Lender

Meika Linwick

Processor | Funder

Brianna Martinez

Processor | Funder

Courtney Roestel

Processor | Funder

Sara Luksan

Processor

Brenda Ruland

Human Resources | Office Manager

Chantele Machado

Executive Assistant

Drew Nichol

Business Development | Trainer

Eric McNamee

Loan Officer

Pamela Kyle

Loan Officer Associate

Shiven Gandhi

Controller

Jason Gierzak

Senior Accountant

Mark Potap

Construction Accounting Manager | CPA

Cole Johanson

Staff Accountant

Linh To

Staff Accountant

Ryan Gillis

Ryan Gillis

Real Estate Acquisitions and Development

Roque Deherrera

Roque Deherrera

Real Estate Acquisitions and Development

Robert Dias

Real Estate Acquisitions and Development

Kathy Dunn

Real Estate Acquisitions and Development

Moira Haughian

Real Estate Acquisitions and Development

Tom Mauriss

Real Estate Acquisitions and Development

Alex Mason

Real Estate Acquisitions and Development

Bryan Pickel

Real Estate Acquisitions and Development

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