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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Robert R. Redwitz

Chairman of the Board

Robert Thiergartner

Executive Board Member

Thomas Redwitz

Executive Board Member

Carol Mentor McDermott

Executive Board Member

Christine Dunfey

Executive Board Member

Charles Packard 

Executive Board Member

Mr. Redwitz is the founder (1975) and managing principal of Robert R. Redwitz & Co., an Accounting & Consulting Corporation, which has offices in Irvine, La Jolla and San Jose, California, and a staff of approximately twenty persons. Mr. Redwitz has extensive experience in real estate development and transactional analysis, general and subcontractor construction companies, management consulting and HR training companies, and non-profit companies, with special emphasis on school and low-income mobile home parks. His work is mainly within management consulting relating to business strategic planning and formation, business acquisitions and dispositions, accounting systems, and tax related issues.

Mr. Redwitz is also the founder (1997) and principal of The GDR Group (GDR), which has offices in Irvine, La Jolla and San Jose, California.  GDR employs approximately 150 staff and provides leading edge IT solutions to businesses of all sizes. By combining technical expertise and teamwork, GDR’s focus on solutions based consulting results in the implementation of efficient, reliable and cost-effective technology. GDR’s team of experienced and knowledgeable technicians gives their clients a strategic advantage and competitive edge and allows them to focus of their core business.

Mr. Redwitz received a B.S. degree in 1973 from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, with a major in Accounting. The same year, Mr. Redwitz acquired his California Certified Public Accountants license as well as membership in the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the California Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Mr. Redwitz is currently President of the Diocese of Orange Consultative School Board, Administrator and Business Manager of Santa Margarita High School, shareholder, Director and CFO of Learning Communications, Inc. (HR training company), Commission Chair of St. Edward Catholic Church Finance Commission.

Robert R. Redwitz

Chairman of the Board

 
 

Charles Packard

Executive Board Member

Mr. Packard is the Founder and has been Chief Executive Officer of The Packard Group, a real estate investment company, since it’s founding in 1985. He is also the sole real estate industry expert for the Mooers Strategy Group, a southern California-based business strategy consulting firm. Mr. Packard was a Founder, member of the Board of Directors, and a member of the Executive Committee for Elite Financial Group LLC, Leveraged Life, Inc., and Elite Finance Company from 2003 to 2004. Elite Financial Group is a provider of financial products and services affiliated with the insurance industry. He was formerly Chief Operating Officer and a Founder of Greentrac.com Inc., an international business-to-business internet-based electronic purchasing system from 2000 to 2003. Prior to founding Greentrac,

 

Mr. Packard was a Senior Executive with Arnel & Affiliates, the holding company for the various Argyros Family business investments from 1977 to 1999. Mr. Packard’s business experience includes: HBI Financial Inc. (formerly Seattle Mariners Management Corporation), The Argyros Foundation, and AirCal.

 

From 1997 to 2003 Mr. Packard served as a Member of the Board of Directors, Chairman of the Executive Committee and Chairman of the Long-Range Planning Committee of CEC Properties, Inc. In addition, Mr. Packard was a Member of the Board of Directors, Chairman of the Audit Committee and previously Chairman of the Board of Directors Special Committee of Kaiser Ventures, Inc. from 1991 to 2001. Kaiser Ventures, Inc., the former Kaiser Steel Industries, Inc., had business interests in the water distribution; land development, trash re-cycling, and land fill operations in Southern California.

 

Robert Thiergartner

Executive Board Member

Robert J. Thiergartner serves as Chief Operating Officer of Davis Partners LLC, a Newport Beach-based company that builds, buys and manages institutional-quality industrial buildings, multi-tenant business parks and office properties throughout Southern California. Mr. Thiergartner is involved in all aspects of the acquisition, development, management, sales, finance and accounting of Davis Partners’ commercial real estate business. Since joining Davis Partners in 1981, the company has acquired, arranged, negotiated and closed in excess of $750 million in acquisitions, loans and joint ventures.

Mr. Thiergartner works closely with Davis Partners’ founder, William Davis, on the strategic direction of the firm including its growth plans, direction of the development and acquisition practice and generational change.

Prior to joining Davis Partners in 1981, Mr. Thiergartner was an Audit Senior at Arthur Anderson & Co. where he was responsible for the audit and supervision of audit personnel for public and non-public commercial and real estate development, property management as well as construction companies and corporations.

Mr. Thiergartner received a Bachelor of Science in business administration with emphasis in accounting from California Polytechnic University, Pomona. He is a Certified Public Accountant in California and holds a Certificate in Commercial Real Estate from University of California, Irvine. Additionally, he is a member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), Vice Chairman of the Small Scale Development Council Blue Flight, sits on the School Board at Santa Margarita Catholic High School and is involved with Legatus International.

 

Thomas Redwitz

Executive Board Member

Tom is a Partner and Southern California President of The New Home Company. He has more than 25 years of experience in real estate entitlement, development, architecture and construction. He served as the President of Laing Luxury Homes, a division of John Laing Homes. Under his leadership, Laing Luxury produced more than $1 billion in revenue. A licensed architect, Tom is known as a leader in new home design and has been recognized with multiple industry awards.

In addition to his accomplishments at John Laing Homes, Tom served as Division President for Taylor Woodrow Homes and a Vice President for the Irvine Company. Tom holds a degree in Architecture from the University of California, Berkley and lives in Laguna Beach with his wife and daughter.

 

Carol Mentor McDermott

Executive Board Member

As founder and principal in Entitlement Advisors, LLC, Ms. McDermott brings more than 30 years of experience in entitlement and community issues management to the clients of the firm. Ms. McDermott’s recent experience has covered multiple agencies and communities in Orange, Los Angeles and San Diego Counties in working with elected and appointed officials, city and county staff, community, business and environmental organizations. Her strength is in directing large and small teams of professionals on complex land use projects and conducting community outreach to effectively address community issues which leads to approvals for clients.

Recent projects include a senior affordable housing community for Lennar in Tustin; a senior apartment community in Costa Mesa; a senior living community for the Diocese of Orange in North Tustin; in Newport Beach a 17-lot custom home community on the waterfront, a 79 home condominium for Lennar Homes adjacent to Fashion Island, a mixed use project on Newport Bay and a major LUP Amendment for the Dana Point Harbor, all approved by the Coastal Commission; a residential community in Glendora for William Lyon Homes, and shopping centers in north San Diego County. These projects reflect the sophistication and credibility of the approach Government Solutions and Ms. McDermott use to benefit clients. In addition, Ms. McDermott provided pro-bono consulting to The Balboa Theater Foundation and obtained an approval for the restoration of a historic theater on Balboa Peninsula from the Coastal Commission. Other key clients include C.J. Segerstrom and Sons, Host Marriott, Irvine Ranch Water District, Hoag Hospital, , and the Golden Rain Foundation.

As a former Corporate Officer and Vice President of Entitlement and Community Relations for The Irvine Company, Ms. McDermott directed entitlement projects and community relations programs for the nation’s largest master planned urban environment on almost 54,000 acres of land it owned in Orange County. Her long career also includes experience as a staff member in the Planning Department of both a small city and the County of Los Angeles.

Mrs. McDermott’s community involvement includes serving as a Board Member of Irvine Health Foundation, a Board Member of Caritas, a former Board Member of both the Pacific Club and Hoag Hospital, past Chairman of Irvine Medical Center, former Board Member of the Orange County Performing Arts Center, the Laguna Canyon Foundation, and a wide variety of civic and charitable organizations. She has been widely honored, receiving awards from the Sales & Marketing Council of the Building Industry Association, OC Metro Magazine, Orange County Red Cross, Irvine Chamber, Irvine Education Foundation and YWCA. She is a member of BIA, a Full Member of the Urban Land Institute and the American Institute of Certified Planners. She is married and lives in Newport Coast, CA.

 

Christine Dunfey

Executive Board Member

EXPERIENCE:

Ms. Dunfey’s practice emphasizes the acquisition, disposition, leasing and financing of residential and commercial real estate and federal and state income tax planning for real property transactions.

EDUCATION:

Christine is a graduate of Loyola Law School, and she also received a Masters in Tax Law from Loyola Law School and has been licensed to practice law in the State of California since 2008.

 

Tim Cannon

Executive Board Member

Prior to founding Cannon Building in 1994, Tim gained extensive construction expertise working for two commercial builders and an architectural firm. Tim’s field experience combined with his leadership skills makes him an expert on the preplanning and management aspects of the construction process. Tim is a strategist and excels at delivering excellence in construction through efficiency and cost effective practices. As acting President of Cannon Building, the company is entering their 25th year in business. The company’s prime areas of focus are in commercial critical environments and critical utility systems construction. 

Tim holds a BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Southern California.

In addition to his work at Cannon Building, Tim participates in a wide variety of industry networking groups and serves on the board of directors for the International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineers (ISPE). He is a member of the American Institute of Architects, Los Angeles (AIA/LA) Committee on Architecture in Healthcare, the Construction Financial Management Association and ASHRAE. As a business leader, Tim actively participates in Vistage International.  He also enjoys boating, and serves on the Board of Directors for Balboa Yacht Club.

Tim has been a long time resident of San Juan Capistrano with his family, wife and business partner Sally, and six children.