Investor Relations

Juline Kaleyias

Vice President, Business Development

Ms. Kaleyias joined EB5 Capital in 2012 and is based in Washington, DC. She is responsible for pursuing strategic opportunities, growing new markets, and managing the firm’s marketing and communication efforts. As an experienced member of the Investor Relations team, Ms. Kaleyias has a track record of driving business growth and leading foreign investors through the immigration and investment process. Prior to joining EB5 Capital, she lived and worked overseas across multiple geographic locations, including a fellowship with Princeton in Asia in China. She earned a BA in Economics and Chinese from St. Mary’s College of Maryland and an MA in International Trade and Investment Policy from The George Washington University.

Natalia Pronina

Vice President, Investor Relations

Originally from Russia, Ms. Pronina works in Washington, DC. She joined the firm in 2015 and is responsible for managing the Investor Relations team and the company’s Russia and CIS operations. Her role entails identifying opportunities and developing strategies to ensure continuous market growth. Prior to joining EB5 Capital, Ms. Pronina worked as a business immigration specialist at a law firm in Washington, DC. She also worked as an economist in Russia. She holds a BA in Economics and Management from Penza State University in Russia and an MBA from Wilmington University in Delaware. 

Nhat Huynh

Vice President, Investor Relations

Originally from Vietnam, Ms. Huynh works in Washington, DC. She joined EB5 Capital in 2015 and is responsible for managing the Investor Relations team and the company’s Vietnam market. Ms. Huynh’s role entails identifying opportunities and developing strategies to ensure  continuous market growth. Prior to joining the firm, she worked as a financial analyst for a US government contractor. She earned a BA in Business Administration and Economics from McDaniel College in Maryland and an MBA from the University of Maryland. 

Andrea Devis Focke

Director, Investor Relations

Originally from Colombia, Ms. Focke works in Washington, DC. She joined the firm in 2018 and is responsible for managing the company’s operations across Latin America. She cultivates strategic partnerships and leads investors through the investment process. Prior to joining EB5 Capital, she worked at an investment banking and services firm, and at a risk management firm in Washington, DC. Ms. Focke holds a BA in International Affairs from The George Washington University, an L.L.M. in International and European Business Law from Université Jean Moulin in France, and an MA in Real Estate from Georgetown University.

Anubhuti Dhand

Director, Investor Relations

Originally from India, Ms. Dhand works in Washington, DC. She joined EB5 Capital in 2017 and is responsible for managing the company’s India market and Indian diaspora across the globe. She cultivates strategic partnerships and leads investors through the investment process. Prior to joining the firm, she worked as a legal assistant for an immigration firm in Washington, DC where she assisted EB-5 clients with their source and path of funds process. Ms. Dhand has a B.A., L.L.B. (Hons.) from Jindal Global Law School, O.P. Jindal Global University, Sonipat, Haryana, India. She also holds an L.L.M. from The George Washington University. She is an attorney in India and a member of the Chhattisgarh Bar Association of India.

Ellen Yi

Director, Investor Relations

Originally from South Korea, Ms. Yi works in Seoul, Korea. She joined the firm in 2017 and is responsible for managing the company’s Korean market. She cultivates strategic partnerships and leads investors through the investment process. Ms. Yi manages EB5 Capital’s operations for the South Korean market and works directly with the firm’s partners and attorney relationships to promote EB5 Capital’s investment offerings and lead investors through the immigration and investment process. Prior to EB5 Capital, Ms. Yi worked for a non-profit international association focused on satellite and space-related industries in the Asia-Pacific and she also worked at a plastics and polymer advisory service. Ms. Yi has a BA in English literature from Hankuk University of Foreign Studies in South Korea.

Haya Farrag

Director, Investor Relations

Originally from Egypt, Ms. Farrag works in Washington, DC. She joined the firm in 2019 and is responsible for managing the company’s operations across the Middle East and North Africa. She cultivates strategic partnerships and leads investors through the investment process. Prior to joining EB5 Capital, she worked at an investment firm focused on empowering the entrepreneurial ecosystem, and she also conducted research at the Ministry of Investment and International Cooperation in Egypt. Ms. Farrag has a BC in Finance and Economics from Concordia University in Montreal, Canada. 

Jane Huang

Director, Investor Relations

Originally from China, Ms. Huang works in Hangzhou, China. She joined the firm in 2016 and is responsible for managing EB5 Capital’s operations in mainland China. She cultivates strategic partnerships and leads investors through the investment process. Prior to joining the firm, she worked at a Chinese immigration agency focused on EB-5. Ms. Huang has a BA in Finance from The State University of New York and an MA in Business Management from the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom.

Katherine Guo

Director, Investor Relations

Originally from China, Ms. Guo works in Washington, DC. She joined the firm in 2017 and is responsible for managing the firm’s Chinese diaspora around the world. She cultivates strategic partnerships and leads investors through the investment process. Prior to EB5 Capital, Ms. Guo worked as a financial analyst at a U.S. real estate firm, and she worked at the alumni office for a U.S. university. Ms. Guo has a BS in Applied Mathematics and Economics from Emory University and a MS in Real Estate and Infrastructure Finance from The Johns Hopkins University.

Investments

David Thalhimer

Senior Associate, Investments

Mr. Thalhimer joined EB5 Capital in 2019 and works in Washington, DC. He is responsible for sourcing, underwriting, and performing due diligence on potential investments for the firm. He is also involved in the asset management of EB5 Capital’s existing portfolio. Prior to joining the team, Mr. Thalhimer worked as a real estate analyst for a leading global provider of life reinsurance and financial services. He is a Certified Commercial Investment Member and also a member of the Urban Land Institute. Mr. Thalhimer has a BA in Economics from Hampden-Sydney College. 

Robert Garcia

Senior Associate, Investments

Mr. Garcia joined EB5 Capital in 2020 and works in Washington, DC. He is responsible for sourcing, underwriting, and performing due diligence on potential investments for the firm. He is also involved in the asset management of EB5 Capital’s existing portfolio. Prior to joining the team, Mr. Garcia worked for a real estate development and consulting firm in the Washington, DC area. He is a member of the Urban Land Institute and has a BA in Economics and Political Science from Northwestern University.

Corporate Communications & Operations

Molly FitzGerald

Director, Corporate Communications & Operations

Ms. FitzGerald joined EB5 Capital in 2016 and is based in Sarasota, Florida. She is responsible for managing post-investment communications and serves as a key company liaison for investors, consultants, and immigration attorneys. Ms. FitzGerald works with her team to plan, develop, organize, implement, evaluate, and direct the firm’s operations and initiatives. Prior to EB5 Capital, Ms. FitzGerald worked at the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) where she managed communications between FINRA and The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). She holds a BA in Public Relations from the University of South Carolina.

Yun Zeng

Senior Associate, Corporate Communications & Operations

Ms. Zeng joined EB5 Capital in 2019 and works in Washington, DC. She is responsible for providing project updates to past investors and maintaining the firm’s business relationships with immigration attorneys and consultants. Ms. Zeng also supports the firm’s internal operations across departments. Prior to EB5 Capital, Ms. Zeng worked in marketing at WholeRen Education, a Chinese firm that promotes Sino-US educational opportunities. Ms. Zeng holds a BS in International Tourism Management from the Macao University of Science and Technology and a MS in Marketing Analysis from DePaul University.

Maria Ortiz

Office Coordinator, Corporate Communications & Operations

Ms. Ortiz joined EB5 Capital in 2021 and works in Washington, DC. She manages the firm’s vendor relationships and oversees the organization and maintenance of the office. Prior to joining EB5 Capital, Ms. Ortiz worked as an event coordinator and sales manager in the hospitality and food industry. She leverages her past professional experiences to support the EB5 Capital team.

Legal

Amanda Gestl, Esq.

Vice President, Senior Counsel

Ms. Gestl joined EB5 Capital in 2014 and works in Washington, DC. She is responsible for supporting the firm’s General Counsel, drafting and reviewing legal agreements, and advising deal structures for compliance purposes. Prior to joining EB5 Capital, Ms. Gestl worked as a Financial Analyst at Buchanan Partners, LLC, a real estate development company in Washington, DC. She also worked as an Associate at The Lack Law Firm, P.C., and at Lerch, Early & Brewer, Chtd. Ms. Gestl is admitted to practice law in Virginia. She obtained her law degree from the George Washington University, and a BA in Criminal Justice and Psychology from the University of South Carolina.

Lennon Johnson III

Associate, Legal Services

Mr. Johnson joined EB5 Capital in 2019 and works in Washington, DC. He is responsible for assisting the legal department, revising documents, and answering inquiries on legal matters from other departments. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Johnson worked as a paralegal for Goel & Anderson, LLC and for Fragomen. He earned a BA in Creating Writing and Black Studies from Denison University.

Marketing & Communications

Katherine Willis

Senior Associate, Marketing & Communications

Ms. Willis joined EB5 Capital in 2016 and works in Washington, DC. She is responsible for developing and creating the firm’s marketing and communications content, collateral, and other deliverables, including project marketing, conference collateral, and newsletters for delivery across all channels. She works closely with the Investor Relations team to produce and maintain collateral across multiple languages. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Willis spent several years at Phillips Realty Capital, a reputable real estate advisory and financing company, where she was an executive assistant to one of the managing principals. She earned her BA in Communication from the College of Charleston.

Finance & Accounting

Bidhya Dhungel

Vice President, Finance & Accounting

Ms. Dhungel joined EB5 Capital in 2017 and works in Washington, DC. She is responsible for managing all aspects of the firm’s accounting operations, such as financial reporting and cash management. Prior to joining EB5 Capital, Ms. Dhungel worked as an accountant at an information technology and services firm. She was also an auditor at RSM, one of the largest accounting firms in the US. She holds a BS in Accounting and an MBA from the University of Central Oklahoma.

Amrita Shah

Manager, Finance & Accounting

Ms. Shah joined EB5 Capital in 2019 and works in Washington, DC. She is responsible for assisting with monthly financial reporting and budgeting, monitoring the firm’s cash flow operations, and other daily accounting tasks. Prior to joining EB5 Capital, Ms. Shah was an accountant at Draiman Properties, a full-service commercial real estate agency in Washington, DC. She also worked as an Associate in the e-commerce industry. Ms. Shah earned her BA in Finance and Human Resources from Sayajirao University in India. She also obtained her MBA in Finance and Marketing from South Gujarat University.

Amy Zhao

Manager, Finance & Accounting

Ms. Zhao joined EB5 Capital in 2019 and works in Washington, DC. She is responsible for assisting with monthly financial reporting and budgeting, monitoring the firm’s cash flow operations, and other daily accounting tasks. Prior to joining EB5 Capital, Ms. Zhao was a Tax Specialist at H&R Block. She also worked as an accountant at two other firms in Washington, DC. Ms. Zhao earned her BA in Accounting from Southwest University of Political Science and Law in China, and her MS in Accounting from The George Washington University.

Fan Yang

Senior Associate, Finance & Accounting

Ms. Yang joined EB5 Capital in 2019 and works in Washington, DC. She is responsible for supporting the accounting team with their daily functions, such as processing accounts payable and assisting with monthly statements. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Yang worked in the tax department at an independent wealth advisory and business management firm. She earned an MS in Accounting from American University.