Trevor L. Gordon
Founder & CEO, Sandlapper Capital Investments, LLCCEO, TSWR Development, LLC
Trevor Gordon began his career 25 years ago literally at the bottom of the industry as mail distribution clerk with a regional financial services firm. His experience since then has included research, marketing, retail production, sales and communications. His product experience and knowledge includes mutual funds, stocks, bonds, insurance, derivatives, real estate and broad spectrum of alternative investments. Today, Mr. Gordon primarily focuses on business development; creating investment solutions for high-net worth accredited investors and capital formation, successfully raising approximately $500 million to acquire in excess of $1.1 billion in assets nationwide. His goal is to craft and develop products, processes and services that create optimum value for clients.
An entrepreneur at heart, he has always had an eye for the “overlooked” opportunity. When the real estate industry began searching for new ways to obtain capital, he was at the forefront of turning these products into securities investments to reach wider distribution. When his competitors were seeking ways to raise even more revenues, he instituted a policy of transparency that changed the way revenues were reported across the board. When the market began to falter in the late-2000s, he developed a highly successful product to exploit on this uncertainty. As the oil markets began to swing wildly, he established a product to capitalize not on the oil itself, but on the processes behind the production of oil.
This intentional way of thinking about investments has helped thousands of investors. As the Founder, Managing Member, and CEO of the Sandlapper Family of Investment Companies, he does just that. Currently managing 8 separate businesses tied into the financial services arena, investors are offered opportunities at both the retail and institutional level, providing investment opportunities for those who are both risk averse and those seeking long-term results.
Mr. Gordon is active within his professional industry as well as his community. He is past chair of the marketing committee for the Alternative & Direct Investment Securities Association and a member of the Society for Financial Professionals. Mr. Gordon also gives of his time locally and is the current Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Center for Developmental Services (www.cdservices.org) in Greenville, SC.
A graduate of Kennedy Western University, he earned both Master’s and Bachelor’s of Business Administration degrees. He currently holds FINRA Series 7, 24, 31, 63 and 65 licenses. Mr. Gordon is also a Life Member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW).
Jack C. Bixler
President & Co-Founder, Sandlapper Capital Investments, LLCVP of Marketing, TSWR Development, LLC
Jack Bixler is co-founder and President of Sandlapper Capital Investments, LLC where his duties include strategic planning and business development. Mr. Bixler is also a principal and executive vice president for affiliate Sandlapper Securities, LLC (Member FINRA/SIPC), Senior Vice President of Marketing for Poinsett Capital Advisors, LLC and SVP of Marketing for TIC Properties, LLC.
He has more than 30 years experience in the commercial real estate, tenant-in-common and financial services industries and has held sales, marketing and management positions with several prominent tenant in common sponsors, mutual fund, annuity and broker dealer firms.
During his impressive career, Mr. Bixler has also held National Sales Manager and President positions with firms including Brauvin Real Estate Funds, Security Properties, Inc., and Robert A. McNeil Corporation. He currently holds the FINRA Series 7, 24, 63 and 65 licenses.
Founder and Principal, Tiburon Research HoldingsChief Investment Officer, TSWR Development, LLC
As Founder and Principal of Tiburon Research Holdings, LLC, a technology, energy and financial research and investment organization, Paul Brahe has more than 25 years of experience in the technology, energy and financial sectors. Since beginning Tiburon in 2000, Mr. Brahe, with his partners, has founded numerous companies across multiple business sectors. Mr. Brahe also co-founded Newport Capital Bancorp, Newport Capital Asset Management Group and The Newport Capital Special Situations Fund. Prior to forming Tiburon Research and The Newport Capital group of companies, Mr. Brahe was the Director of Research at Preferred Capital Markets, a full service institutional, retail and online brokerage firm. Before joining Preferred Capital, Mr. Brahe was a founding partner with Apodaca-Johnston Investment Group, working as a hedge fund and mutual fund portfolio manager. During his time at Apodaca-Johnston, he helped the firm grow from $2 million to $800 million in assets.
Mr. Brahe’s experience also includes software programming, systems analysis, and security and systems design. He serves on several Board of Directors including formerly having served on the Board of Directors, Audit and Finance Committees of Komag Inc. (Nasdaq: KOMG), a publicly traded independent supplier of disk drive media, that was recently sold to Western Digital Corp. Mr. Brahe holds a degree in economics from Stanford University and makes his home in Newport Beach, California.
Partner, Tiburon Research HoldingsVP of Research, TSWR Development, LLC
Mr. Spagnoli is currently a Partner with Tiburon Research Holdings. In that capacity Mr. Spagnoli has help create several Reg D funds for the oil and gas industry. He has also worked on numerous projects including but not limited to, Bio Mass plants, affordable housing developments, 1031 exchanges companies. Mr. Spagnoli has a strong management and leadership background. He is also one of the owners of Tiburon Saltwater Development, LLC and Tiburon Saltwater Management. Mr. Spagnoli overseas all new well acquisition and development of Saltwater disposal facilities in Texas. Mr. Spagnoli has served in this capacity for Tiburon Saltwater Development as well as for Tiburon Saltwater Reclamation Fund 1 and 2. Tiburon Saltwater Fund 1 and 2 are Red D private placement offerings issued through Sandlapper Securities.
Prior to becoming a Partner with Tiburon Research Holdings, Mr. Spagnoli was the Principal and Owner of Wealth Management Firm in Sacramento CA where he placed or managed over a 100 million in private client transactions. His firm specialized in non-correlated asset strategies. His company raised money for all classes of commercial Real Estate, Energy investments including Natural Gas and Oil exploration on and off shore, Oil and Gas drilling and service equipment, and royalty interests. Mr. Spagnoli was the Series 24 principal of his firm and over saw other firms during his 20 plus years in the industry. He held a series 6, 7, 24, 63, and 65 for securities and a Life and Disability agent for CA.
Mr. Spagnoli frequently speaks on panels at industry conferences on Saltwater Disposal and other related topics. He is the former President of the Fair Oaks Chamber of Commerce, Former chair of UC Davis Children’s Hospital Business advisory council, Former executive board member UC Davis Children’s Hospital. Mr. Spagnoli currently lives in Orangevale CA with wife Julie and their two Daughters.