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, and growing new markets for the firm. 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. Before 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 George Washington University.

Contact: jkaleyias@eb5capital.com

Natalia Pronina

Vice President, Investor Relations
Russia & Eastern Europe

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 continued market growth. Before 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. 

Contact: npronina@eb5capital.com

Nhat Huynh

Vice President, Investor Relations
Vietnam

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. Before 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. 

Contact: nhuynh@eb5capital.com

Andrea Devis Focke

Director, Investor Relations
Latin America & Brazil

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. Before joining EB5 Capital, she worked at an investment banking and services firm, and a risk management firm in Washington, DC. Ms. Focke holds a BA in International Affairs from 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.

Contact: adevisfocke@eb5capital.com

Haya Farrag

Director, Investor Relations
Middle East & North Africa (MENA)

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. Before 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. 

Contact: hfarrag@eb5capital.com

Ellen Yi

Director, Investor Relations
Korea

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. Before 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.

Contact: eyi@eb5capital.com

Jane Huang

Director, Investor Relations
Mainland China

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. Before 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.

Contact: jhuang@eb5capital.com

Elif Egeli Izmiri

Director, Investor Relations
Turkey

Originally from Turkey, Ms. Izmiri works in Izmir, Turkey. She joined the firm in 2022 and is responsible for managing the company’s Turkish market. She cultivates strategic partnerships and leads investors through the investment process. Ms. Izmiri manages EB5 Capital’s operations for the Turkish 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. Before EB5 Capital, Ms. Izmiri worked in the hospitality industry along with her family company which focuses on architecture, real estate, and construction. Ms. Izmiri has a BA in Media and Communications from the Izmir University of Economics.

Contact: eegeli@eb5capital.com

Kelly Xue

Director, Investor Relations
Mainland China

Originally from China, Ms. Xue works in Washington, DC. She joined the firm in 2022 and is responsible for managing EB5 Capital’s Chinese market based in the United States. She also works closely with the firm’s team based in Mainland China. She cultivates strategic partnerships and leads investors through the investment process. Before joining the firm, she worked in the hospitality and convention industry in Washington DC. Ms. Xue earned her BA in Business Management in China and her MS in Tourism Management from George Washington University.

Contact: kxue@eb5capital.com

Swan Yeh

Director, Investor Relations
Taiwan

Originally from Taiwan, Ms. Yeh works in Houston, Texas. She joined EB5 Capital in 2022 and is responsible for managing the company’s Taiwan market. She cultivates strategic partnerships and leads investors through the investment process. Before joining the firm, she worked in the EB-5 industry for nearly a decade where she helped recruit investors and develop new market channels. Ms. Yeh also has a background in financial services and worked for American Express and Citibank in New York City. She has an MBA from Duke University and a BA in Economics from National Taiwan University.

Contact: syeh@eb5capital.com

Ishaan Khanna

Director, Business Development

Originally from New Delhi, India, Mr. Khanna works in Washington, DC. He joined EB5 Capital in 2023 and is responsible for managing the company’s working with immigrant investors across the globe. Having gone through the EB-5 process himself, he cultivates strategic partnerships and leads investors through the complexities of the EB-5 program. Before joining EB5 Capital, he worked for another investment issuer raising EB-5 financing for various offerings across the country. He is on the board of the ‘by Investor for Investor’ non-profit organization the American Immigrant Investor Alliance (AIIA). Mr. Khanna holds a B.S. in Information Systems from Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles.

Contact: ikhanna@eb5capital.com

Jenny Dang

Director, Investor Relations
Vietnam

Originally from Vietnam, Ms. Dang joined the firm in 2023 and works in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. She works directly with our strategic partners to promote EB5 Capital’s investment offerings in Vietnam. She also supports expanding the company’s presence in the Southeast Asian markets. Before joining EB5 Capital, Ms. Dang has 8 years of experience in immigration, investment, and wealth management. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations and an MBA in Business Management. PTI Business School accredits her as a Certified Manager and Certified Professional COO.

Contact: jdang@eb5capital.com

Bella Bao

Director, Investor Relations

Mainland China

Ms. Bao is based in Shanghai, China. She initially joined EB5 Capital in 2014 and was on the team for 7 years before she had to take time off from her role for personal reasons. In April 2024,  she returned to the company.  Ms. Bao works closely with Chinese agents, with a major focus on South China. She cultivates strategic partnerships and leads investors through the investment process. Before joining the firm, she worked for another Regional Center operator. Ms. Bao studied Economics and Finance at Xi’an International Studies University (XISU) and holds a BA in Economics.

Contact: bbao@eb5capital.com

Yun Zeng

Director, Investor Relations

Originally from China, Ms. Zeng joined the firm in 2019 and was responsible for supporting investor communications and corporation operations. She rejoined the firm in 2024 and is responsible for managing Investor Relations operations and data analytics. She also manages the company’s Hong Kong market, cultivates strategic partnerships, and leads investors through the investment process.  Ms. Zeng holds a BA in Hospitality Management from Macau University of Science and Technology, and a MS in Marketing Analytics from DePaul University.

Contact: yzeng@eb5capital.com

Rhea Nundy

Manager, Investor Relations
India

Originally from India, Ms. Nundy is responsible for managing the company’s operations in India. She supports EB5 Capital’s partners and attorney relationships to promote the firm’s investment offerings and leads investors through their immigration and investment process. Before EB5 Capital, Ms. Nundy worked in the sports industry in India, where she focused on consulting and facilitating brand partnerships in International Cricket and other sports leagues. Ms. Nundy completed her BA with a triple major degree in Political Science, Economics, and Journalism. She also holds an MA in Communications and Journalism from St Joseph’s College in Bangalore, India.

Contact: rnundy@eb5capital.com

Hannah Nguyen

Manager, Investor Relations
Vietnam

Originally from Vietnam, Ms. Nguyen works in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. She joined the firm in 2022 and is responsible for managing the company’s operations in Vietnam. She cultivates strategic partnerships and leads investors through their investment process. Before joining the firm, she worked for an EB-5 US law firm and managed client relationships. She earned a bachelor’s degree in the Chinese Language at Vietnam National University, Hanoi, and received her Master of Science in Finance from Chinese Culture University, Taiwan.

Contact: hnguyen@eb5capital.com

Rita Li

Senior Associate, Investor Relations
Mainland China

Originally from China, Ms. Li works in Nanning, China. She joined the firm in 2022 and is responsible for assisting EB5 Capital’s operations in mainland China. Before joining the firm, she worked in the study abroad and education industry. Ms. Li earned her BA in Business English from Xinjiang University of Finance and Economics.

Contact: rli@eb5capital.com

Chloe Wang

Senior Associate, Investor Relations
Mainland China

Originally from China, Ms. Wang works in Beijing, China. She joined the firm in 2023 and is responsible for assisting EB5 Capital’s operations in mainland China. Before joining the firm, she worked as a consulting director at a Chinese immigration agency focused on EB-5 for eight years. Ms. Wang earned her BA in Biology from Liaoning Normal University.

Contact: ywang@eb5capital.com

Investor Communications & Engagement

Molly FitzGerald

Director, Investor Communications & Engagement

Ms. FitzGerald joined EB5 Capital in 2016 and is based in Washington, DC. She is responsible for managing post-investment communications and serves as a key company liaison for investors. Ms. FitzGerald works with her team to plan, develop, organize, implement, evaluate, and direct the company’s continuous investor engagement strategy. Before 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.

Bridget Kernan

Associate,  Investor Communications & Engagement

Ms. Kernan joined EB5 Capital in 2023 and works in Washington, DC. She is responsible for providing support with post-investment communications and assists with the company’s continuous investor engagement. Before joining EB5 Capital, Ms. Kernan worked as a client relations manager for corporate events. She earned her BS in Hospitality Management with a minor in Business Administration from East Carolina University.

Investments

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. Before joining EB5 Capital, Ms. Gestl worked as a Financial Analyst at Buchanan Partners, LLC, a real estate development company in the Washington, DC region. She also worked as a Summer Associate at The Sack 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 George Washington University, and a BA in Criminal Justice and Psychology from the University of South Carolina.

Ann McGuire, CFA

Vice President, Asset Surveillance

Ms. McGuire joined EB5 Capital in 2024 and is based in Washington, DC. She monitors and manages all existing EB5 Capital investments. She proactively engages with sponsors to ensure adherence to investment performance timelines and assesses risks associated with project operations. Ms. McGuire holds over 15 years of experience in real estate asset management, acquisitions, dispositions, and financing. Before joining EB5 Capital, she was an Asset Manager for institutional groups such as Easterly Government Properties and MetLife Investments. Ms. McGuire received an MBA in Real Estate Finance from the University of Connecticut and a BS in Business Administration with a Finance concentration from Towson University. She also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.

Alix Tearney, Esq.

Associate Counsel, Legal Services

Ms. Tearney joined EB5 Capital in 2023 and works in Washington, DC. She is responsible for supporting the firm’s Senior Counsel with drafting and reviewing legal agreements and helping to advise on deal structures for compliance purposes. Before joining EB5 Capital, Ms. Tearney worked as an Associate Attorney at a boutique law firm in Washington, DC, specializing in commercial real estate. Ms. Tearney is admitted to practice law in Washington D.C. She obtained her law degree from Howard University School of Law, and her BA in Political Science and Spanish from Spelman College.

Robert Garcia

Manager, 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. Before 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.

Patrick Byrne

Associate, Legal Services

Mr. Byrne joined EB5 Capital in 2022 and works in Washington, DC. He is responsible for reviewing outgoing documents, coordinating documentation related to projects, and supporting the firm’s Senior Counsel. Before joining the team, Mr. Byrne worked for a labor and employment law firm in the Washington, DC area. He earned a BA in Economics and Public Policy from the College of William & Mary.

Operations & Compliance

Daniela Grisi

Director, Operations & Compliance

Ms. Grisi joined EB5 Capital in 2023 and is currently based in Washington, DC. Transitioning from her previous role in Investor Relations Operations, she now brings her expertise to the Operations and Compliance team, where she spearheads company-wide process improvement initiatives. With a background in hospitality operations at Marriott and experience as a Project Management Lead at Capital One, Ms. Grisi possesses a strong foundation in optimizing processes and enhancing organizational efficiency. She holds an MBA from the University of Missouri and a BA in Leading People and Managing Change from American University.

Maria Ortiz

Office Manager, Operations & Compliance

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. Before 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.

Alexis Thom

Associate, Operations & Compliance

Ms. Thom joined EB5 Capital in 2023 and works in Washington, DC. She is responsible for providing legal and administrative support within Operations and Compliance. Before joining the team, Mrs. Thom worked as a Resolution Specialist for DC Public Schools, where she supported the District in special education litigation. Her background also includes serving in AmeriCorps and the Peace Corps. She holds a BS from Portland State University in Political Science and an MA in Education Policy from George Washington University.

Marketing & Communications

Katherine Willis

Director, Marketing & Communications

Ms. Willis joined EB5 Capital in 2016 and works in Washington, DC. She is responsible for managing the firm’s marketing and communications efforts, including developing and creating marketing and communications content, collateral, 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. Before 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.

Bianca Martinez

Senior Associate, Marketing & Communications

Ms. Martinez joined EB5 Capital in 2023 and works in Washington, DC. She is responsible for managing EB5 Capital’s website and leading the firm’s digital optimization strategy. She supports all digital communications and marketing while ensuring consistent branding and an improved user experience for all stakeholders. Before she joined the firm, Ms. Martinez worked as a marketing specialist in the residential real estate and healthcare fields. She earned her BA in Marketing with minors in PR and Advertising from the College of Saint Rose.

Kyra Higgins

Associate, Marketing & Communications

Ms. Higgins joined EB5 Capital in 2023 and works in Washington, DC. She is responsible for designing marketing deliverables including company newsletters, brochures, presentations, and other related items. She also assists with creating content, writing, and editing. She works closely with the Investor Relations team to produce and maintain collateral across multiple languages. Before joining EB5 Capital, Ms. Higgins worked in marketing and event hospitality in the technology industry. She earned her BA in Marketing from Christopher Newport University.

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. Before 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. Before 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.

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. Before 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.

Xin Chen

Associate, Finance & Accounting

Ms. Chen joined EB5 Capital in 2022 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. Before joining the firm, Ms. Chen worked in the accounting department for a local grocer. Ms. Chen earned her BA in International Trade and Economics in China, and her MS in Economics from American University in Washington, DC.

Veronica Ascension

Associate, Finance & Accounting

Ms. Ascension joined EB5 Capital in 2023 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. Before joining the firm, Ms. Ascension worked in the accounting departments of Foulger-Pratt and Douglas Development. Ms. Ascension earned her BS in Accounting from York College, CUNY.

Tae Kim

Associate, Finance & Accounting

Mr. Kim joined EB5 Capital in 2023 and works in Washington, DC. He is responsible for supporting the firm’s financial planning, budgeting, and forecasting. Before joining EB5 Capital, Mr. Kim worked as an accountant at T. Rowe Price, a global asset management firm in Baltimore. He earned a BS in Finance and Information Systems and is currently pursuing his MBA from the University of Maryland.

People & Culture

Cassie Spencer

Director, People & Culture

Ms. Spencer joined EB5 Capital in 2022 and works in Washington, DC. She is responsible for managing all people and culture functions, including recruiting, onboarding and offboarding, employee engagement, employee relations, benefits administration, and other aspects of human resources. Before joining the team, Ms. Spencer spent several years working for a consulting firm in the Washington, DC area, where she provided human resources expertise to renewable energy and biotechnology companies. Ms. Spencer has a BA in Criminal Justice and Psychology from George Washington University.

Dawon Choi

Associate, People & Culture

Originally from South Korea, Ms. Choi works in Washington, DC. She joined the firm in 2023 and is responsible for supporting the People and Culture team with their daily functions including recruiting, onboarding, and other aspects of human resources. Before joining the team, Ms. Choi worked in the healthcare field as a behavior therapist for autistic children. Her background also includes the education and research fields. Ms. Choi earned her BS in Psychology from the University of Maryland.