Our Team

Adham Sbeih

CEO | Principal

With over fifteen years of experience in finance, commercial banking, and private money lending, Adham leads the day-to-day operations at Socotra Capital. Adham holds a Bachelors of Science degree from California State University at Sacramento, and studied at the Risk Management Association at Eastern Carolina University Commercial Lending School.

Adham began his finance career in 2003 at Five Star Bank doing SBA and conduit loans for small businesses throughout Northern California. In 2006 he moved to FCI Commercial Capital, focusing on small business owners. The following year, Adham founded Socotra Capital with foresight of the changing economic and financial marketplace.

Bureau of Real Estate #01792876
NMLS #304661

John Ingoglia

Principal  | Loans & Investments

With over nineteen years of experience in finance, real estate, and private money lending, John coordinates Business Development at Socotra Capital. After earning a degree in Finance from the Carroll School of Management at Boston College, he began his business career in New York City as a Financial Advisor for Prudential Securities.

After his time with Prudential Securities, John returned to California, where he began a career in commercial real estate conducting leasing and investments with MacLaughlin and Company. At the end of 2008 John joined Socotra Capital growing it into the Hard Money Lender of Choice in California.

Bureau of Real Estate #01423081

Chris Baumann

Team Leader | Loans & Investments

Coming to Socotra Capital in 2012 after an extensive career in sales with Mercedes-Benz and Volkswagen, Chris rose to become the Business Development Team Leader at Socotra Capital, as the top Loan Originator in San Francisco Bay Area and Northern California.   An active member of his community, Chris guides others in professional development and is a member of numerous professional associations throughout California.

Bureau of Real Estate #01907957
Direct: 916-277-9304

Kerati Apilakvanichakit

Account Executive | Loans & Investments

Kerati Apilakvanichakit joined Socotra Capital in 2014 while graduating from the University of California, Davis with degrees in political science and economics. Growing up in San Francisco and attending college in Davis, Kerati manages Loans and Investments in the Greater Bay Area, Central Valley, and Northern California. He is a top producer, providing solutions for value-added residential fix and flips as well as distressed commercial properties that need to be stabilized.

CFL License #60DBO-52860
Direct: 415-906-3306

Matthew Yu

Business Development | Loans & Investments

Graduating from the University of California at Davis with a double-degree in Economics and Biochemistry, Matt joined Socotra Capital in 2013. As a Loan Originator, Matt assists professionals and businesses throughout California. Matt specializes in originating loans for professionals in the Bay Area.

Bureau of Real Estate #01948881
Direct: 415-264-9720

Nichole Pomatto

Business Development | Loans & Investments

Nichole Pomatto joined Socotra Capital in 2016 while attending Southern New Hampshire University, where she is earning a degree in business administration. Originally from the Redding area, she is knowledgeable about the Central Valley and Northern California real estate markets.

CFL License #60DBO-52860
Direct: 916-277-9360


David Washburn

Vice President | Loans & Investments

David joined Socotra Capital in 2009 while attending California State University at Sacramento, graduating with a degree in Real Estate and Land Use Affairs with an emphasis in Real Estate Economics. David oversees Business Development in Nevada. David originates loans, manages borrower relations, and ensures Nevada transactions close consistently.

Bureau of Real Estate #01873715
NMLS #331429
Direct: 702-802-0400

Sean McDonald

Business Development | Loans & Investments

Sean joined Socotra Capital in 2013 after five years appraising properties and a career in hospitality, specializing in the hotel and gaming industries. Sean received his education from the University of California at Davis, and California State University at Chico.

Sean is a loan originator and specializes in loans for professionals in the Nevada and Las Vegas markets.

Bureau of Real Estate #01886733
Direct: 775-420-4990