Socotra Capital Management Team: Leading The Way as California and Nevada's Premier Hard Money Lenders
Succeeding in the real estate business requires foresight, the ability to adapt to market changes, and a willingness to take risks. When looking for a hard money loan in California and Nevada, you want a company that has the same principles. At Socotra Capital, we pride ourselves on knowing what it takes to succeed, and that starts at the top.
CEO | Principal
Since 2007, Adham Sbeih has been the CEO of Socotra Capital. Adham manages the loan origination, processing, funding and servicing of all loans and investments at Socotra Capital. The founding partner of the firm, Adham is responsible for Socotra Capital funding more than $400 million in private money loans in California and Nevada. Adham’s key criteria in underwriting focuses on integrity and reliability, for investors and borrowers a like. Adham is a recognized industry expert, and a guest speaker at lending and real estate investment events throughout California.
Prior to founding Socotra Capital, Adham had worked in banking as a commercial real estate lender and at a commercial capital company funding Small Business Association loans. His experiences in the banking and lending industry had a significant impact on the types of loans and structure of loans that Socotra Capital makes today.
When not at the office working Adham can be found playing chess, training his Belgian Malinois dog, or cheering on his beloved Pittsburgh Steelers.
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President | Principal
John Ingoglia was one of the founding partners of Socotra Capital. John joined the company in 2008 after working for several years in commercial real estate and in finance. John managed business development for Socotra, and is a graduate of Boston College Carroll School of Management.
John had extensive experience managing money and real estate spanning seventeen years. Prior to joining Socotra Capital, John spent his early years in New York from ’99-‘02 as a Financial Advisor before becoming a commercial real estate broker in Sacramento, doing Leasing and Investments from ’04-‘08. His varied background and experience provided him the necessary tools to lead the Business Development Team at Socotra Capital.
John led the origination team on a wide variety of residential and commercial loans, constantly adapting the loan program to maintain a competitive advantage, while striving to adhere to highest professional standards.
John was a native of Sacramento, but spent ten years in other areas of the country, serving as a Congressional intern in Washington DC, attending university in Boston, working on Wall Street in New York, and working in the financial district of San Francisco. John finished his post-graduate work as a cab driver before coming home to take on the real estate finance and investments market. He was a loving husband, father, mentor, and friend to so many.
John passed away on July 12, 2020. He was truly a unique individual, a force of nature.
Chief Operations Officer & In-House Counsel
Paul Cotter is Chief Operating Officer at Socotra Capital. He joined Socotra after nineteen years of legal practice representing developers, property owners, and contractors in real estate-related litigation. A licensed real estate broker in California, Paul joined Socotra Capital in 2015 to head the operations department and serve as general counsel.
Raised in the Los Angeles area, the youngest of seven children, Paul attended high school in Rolling Hills Estates, California. He graduated from the University of California at Irvine with a Bachelor’s degree in History, where he rowed varsity crew. He attended the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento, and became a member of the California Bar in 1995. Paul worked in construction litigation in Orange County, California for three years, before moving to Sacramento in 1998 to continue his legal career in partnership with his older brother. His practice focused on construction and real estate litigation, primarily representing contractors, developers, and other landowners.
Outside of work, Paul serves on the board of directors of a local charity and is active in his church. His interests include motor racing of any kind, ice hockey, and music. He and his wife are kept busy raising their children.
Chief Strategy Officer
Tony Ingoglia is the Chief Strategy Officer at Socotra Capital, also serving on the board of advisors since the company was established in 2007. In this role, he is responsible for developing, communicating, and executing Socotra's underwriting and strategic investment initiatives, ensuring Socotra Capital delivers to investor's risk adjusted return expectations.
Tony has spent the past decade leveraging his corporate finance expertise. Prior to joining Socotra Capital, Tony served as a Corporate Finance Manager at Intel Corporation, a global leader in the semiconductor industry, from 2011 to 2017 in an operations finance capacity. In 2010, Tony had the opportunity to be a part of the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission, a bipartisan commission tasked with investigating the cause of the financial crisis of 2007 to 2010. The commission’s report cited regulatory failures, lapses in corporate governance, and excessive leverage as key factors contributing to the financial crisis.
Tony began his career in corporate finance in 2006 at Tony's Fine Foods, now a wholly owned subsidiary of United Natural Foods Inc., also serving as an independent shareholder representative on the Board of Directors.
Mr. Ingoglia earned his undergraduate degree from Rutgers University and holds an M.B.A. in finance from the University of California, Davis: Graduate School of Management.