Socotra Capital Management Team: Leading The Way as The Premier Hard Money Lender
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, 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 $1 billion in private money loans across 22 different states. 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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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.
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.
Partner | Sales Manager
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
Partner | SVP
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 is a top performer, providing solutions for Turbo Closes on residential and commercial properties. Mr. Apilakvanichakit prides himself in resolving funky transactions such as non-profit church deals, lending on adult entertainment facilities and helping borrowers on other special purpose properties like cannabis buildings. During his downtime, Kerati enjoys meditating, playing soccer, and cooking.
Partner | SVP
Graduating from the University of California, Davis with two degrees in economics and biochemistry, Matthew Yu is an excellent problem solver, cleverly crafting fixes for unique scenarios. A loan originator since 2013, Matt concentrates on the California Bay Area and Seattle, Washington markets. Matt grew up in San Francisco, enjoys fishing as often as possible and playing his drum set, and is happily married to his high school sweetheart.