Investor Relations

Jen Kim

Manager, Investor Relations
Korea

As an Investor Relations Manager, Jen manages the company’s Korean market working directly with Korean immigration agencies, EB-5 professionals and domestic attorneys. Jen uses her cultural fluency to help investors understand and navigate the EB-5 process. Prior to joining EB5 Capital, Jen spent extensive time in customer service and data analysis with roles at Samsung and other multinational companies in Seoul.

Originally from Seoul, Korea, Jen graduated with an Associates degree in graphic design from Suwon Women’s College in Korea and studied abroad in Nova Scotia, Canada.

Natalia Pronina

Manager, Investor Relations
Russia & Eastern Europe

As an Investor Relations Manager, Natalia leads the company’s Russian and Eastern European markets assisting Russian-speaking clients and their attorneys with the EB-5 immigration process. She also serves as a liaison between EB5 Capital’s Investor Relations and Marketing departments to enhance foreign and domestic marketing programs. Before joining EB5 Capital, she worked for a law firm where she managed business development and assisted with the preparation of business immigration cases, with a focus on EB-5.

Originally from Penza, Russia, Natalia attended Penza State University in Russia, where she earned her Bachelor’s degree as well as a Master’s of Economics and Management. Additionally, she holds a Master of Business Administration from Wilmington University.

Anubhuti Dhand

Manager, Investor Relations
India

As an Investor Relations Manager, Anubhuti leads the company’s India market acting as a liaison between investors, agent partners and as a guide through the entire EB-5 investment process. Anubhuti travels frequently working to develop and maintain relationships with India-focused partners, immigration attorneys and agencies. Before joining EB5 Capital, she worked as a Legal Assistant in an immigration law firm filing I-526 petitions.

Anubhuti holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor’s in Law from O.P. Jindal Global University as well as a Master’s in Law from George Washington University.

Nhat Huynh

Manager, Investor Relations
Vietnam

As an Investor Relations Manager, Nhat leads the company’s Vietnam market, assisting Vietnamese investors and attorneys through the EB-5 immigration process. She works closely with regionally focused immigration attorneys and has recently been focused on expanding EB5 Capital’s markets in Asia.

Originally from Vung Tau, Vietnam, Nhat attended McDaniel College, where she earned dual Bachelor of Arts degrees in Economics and Accounting. She holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Maryland.

Gustavo Marchesini

Manager, Investor Relations
Brazil

As an Investor Relations Manager, Gustavo manages EB5 Capital’s Brazilian markets, helping to expand and strengthen the company’s connections with investors, agencies and EB-5 professionals. He has a diverse professional background covering areas like hospitality, customer service and commercial real estate.

Originally from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Gustavo attended the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Psychology.

Chiji Eke

Manager, Investor Relations
West Africa

As an Investor Relations Manager, Chiji focuses on developing the company’s emerging markets in West African countries, helping clients to understand and to confidently navigate their EB-5 immigration process. Chiji uses her cultural fluency to expand and strengthen the company’s connection with investors, partners, and other EB-5 professionals. Prior to joining EB5 Capital, Chiji spent time working in the financial and tech industries, at well-known companies including Morgan Stanley and Uber.

Originally from Lagos, Nigeria, Chiji attended Towson University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing.

Katherine Guo

Manager, Business Development
US & Asia

As a Business Development Manager, Katherine works to curate new business in U.S and China. Additionally, she focuses on expanding the company’s visibility in key touchstones across the country. She has an extensive background in real estate underwriting.

Originally from Beijing, China, Katherine attended Emory University, where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics. She holds dual Master of Science degrees in Finance and Real Estate & Infrastructure from Johns Hopkins University.

Andrea Devis-Focke

Manager, Investor Relations
Latin America

As an Investor Relations Manager, Andrea manages EB5 Capital’s Latin American markets, helping to expand and strengthen the company’s connections with investors, agencies, and EB-5 professionals. She has a rich professional background with experience in due diligence and risk management. She’s also lived abroad in Germany and France, and speaks Spanish, German, French, and English.

Born in Colombia and raised in the Washington, DC metro area, Andrea holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Affairs with a focus on Economics from George Washington University, as well as an LL.M. in International Business Law. Andrea is currently finishing a Masters in Real Estate Finance at Georgetown University.

Haya Farrag

Manager, Investor Relations
Middle East & North Africa

As an Investor Relations Manager, Haya focuses on developing and managing the company’s emerging markets in the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) region, as well as establishing network for new investor sourcing throughout the MENA region. Haya uses her cultural fluency to help grow the company’s presence in the market and cultivate strong relationships with investors, partners, and other EB-5 professionals. Prior to joining EB5 Capital, Haya served as an financial analyst at the first government-backed venture capital firm in Cairo, where she gained tremendous experience in the field of finance and entrepreneurship.

Originally from Cairo, Egypt, Haya graduated from John Molson School of Business, Concordia University with a Bachelor of Commerce in Finance and a minor in Economics. She also studied abroad at the London School of Economics and the American University in Cairo.

Jane Huang

Manager, Business Development
China

As a Business Development Manager, Jane is responsible for promoting EB5 Capital’s investment offerings in China. She works directly with agent partners to identify, educate and enroll potential investors in the EB-5 investment process and to develop new and profitable partnerships across the region.

Originally from Hangzhou, China Jane holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the State University of New York as well as a Master of Science in Business Management from the University of Leicester.

Bella Bao

Senior Manager, Business Development
China

As a Senior Manager of Business Development, Bella is responsible for promoting EB5 Capital’s investment offerings in China. She works directly with agent partners, attorneys and other intermediaries to curate new business opportunities and expand the company’s visibility.

Originally from Northwest China, Bella holds a Bachelor of Economics with a concentration in Finance and Investments from Xi’an International Studies University.

Ellen Yi

Manager, Business Development
Korea

As a Manager of Business Development, Ellen is responsible for promoting EB5 Capital’s investment offerings in South Korea. She works directly with agent partners, attorneys and other EB-5 professionals to maintain business relationships as well as to establish new partnerships across the country.

Before joining EB5 Capital, she worked as a Legal Assistant at an immigration law firm where she managed business development and permanent residence cases. And she also worked as External Relations Manager in a regional satellite association where she closely communicated with members including KT, KARI, ETRI, Boeing and Lockeed Martin and int’l organizations such as UN/OOSA and ITU to build a collaborative alliance.

Originally from Seoul, South Korea, Ellen attended Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts in English Language.

Marketing & Communications

Ben Carter

Senior Manager, Marketing & Communications

As the Senior Manager of Marketing and Communications, Ben manages the entire marketing and communications portfolio including the company website, advertising, conferences, marketing collateral and press. Ben brings nearly a decade of experience in organizational communications, messaging and marketing strategy to the team.

Ben holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Communications from Hampton University as well as a Master of Arts in Advertising from Syracuse University.

Katherine Willis

Senior Associate, Marketing & Communications

As Senior Associate of Marketing & Communications, Katherine is responsible for the organization’s marketing materials including brochures, advertising, conference collateral and project videos. She works closely with the Investor Relations team to produce and maintain company collateral across many languages. Prior to joining EB5 Capital, she spent several years at Phillips Realty Capital where she was an executive assistant to one of the managing principals.

Katherine attended the College of Charleston, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Communication. She is a certified Notary Public in the state of Maryland.

Legal

Amanda Gestl, Esq.

Senior Counsel

As Senior Counsel, Amanda supports the company’s general counsel, drafting and reviewing agreements and working with outside counsel to communicate with investors and team members. She works closely with the investments department to advise deal structures and to ensure U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and EB-5 program compliance.

Amanda attended the University of South Carolina, where she earned dual Bachelor of Arts degrees in Criminal Justice and Psychology. She received her J.D. from the George Washington University Law School, and subsequently became a member of the Virginia State Bar in 2014.

Lennon Johnson

Legal Services Associate

As a Legal Services Associate, Lennon provides paralegal and administrative support to the Legal Services Department, preparing and reviewing legal documents, and tracking legal communications with the company’s investors.

Lennon attended Denison University in Granville, OH, as a Posse Scholar, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing and Black Studies.

Finance & Accounting

Bidhya Dhungel

Director, Finance & Accounting

As a the Director of Finance and Accounting, Bidhya leads month-end close processes and financial statement preparations. Before joining EB5 Capital, Bidhya spent four years at a regional public accounting firm leading financial statement audits.

Originally from Kathmandu, Nepal, Bidhya is a Certified Public Accountant and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting as well as a Master of Business Administration from the University of Central Oklahoma.

Luo Dong

Senior Associate, Finance & Accounting

As a Senior Accountant, Luo maintains month-end close procedures, conducts payroll and HR, and prepares financial analysis and reports. Prior to working in EB5 Capital’s accounting department, Luo was a member of the company’s Investor Relations team, managing the Chinese market.

Originally from Beijing, China, Luo received his Bachelor’s degree in Financial Engineering from Beihang University and holds a Master of Science in Accounting from Western Michigan University. He is a Certified Public Accountant candidate and is pursuing his CPA license.

Amy Zhao

Associate, Finance & Accounting

As an Associate, Amy records journal entries, processes accounts payable, and assists in month-end close processes. Before working at EB5 Capital, Amy was a tax specialist preparing corporate and individual tax returns.

Originally from Henan, China, Amy is a Certified Public Accountant. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Southwest University of Political Science & Law and holds a Master of Accountancy from George Washington University.

Amrita Shah

Senior Associate, Finance & Accounting

As a Senior Associate, Amrita assists with month-end close processes close and various day-to-day accounting tasks. Amrita brings a decade of accounting experience from industries such as property management, e-commerce, and banking.

Originally from Gujarat, India, Amrita received her bachelor’s degree in Accounting from MS University and holds Master of Business Administration degree from the prestigious South Gujarat University, India.

Fan Yang

Associate, Finance & Accounting

As an Associate, Fan supports the company’s general accounting, assisting in month-end close, processing accounts payable, and working on various daily accounting tasks. 

Fan attended Shanghai Normal University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. She received her Master of Science in Accounting from American University.

Office Support

Dwayne Dix

Associate, Human Resources & Operations

As the Associate of Human Resources & Operations, Dwayne oversees all front office duties including managing office facilities and schedules, as well as staff and client related events. Additionally, Dwayne assists with maintaining schedules and events for the executive team.

Dwayne attended the University of Louisville where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Communication.

Corporate Communications & Operations

Molly FitzGerald

Manager, Corporate Communications & Operations

As the Manager of Corporate Communications & Operations, Molly focuses on post-investment communications, serving as a key company liaison for investors, consultants, and immigration attorneys. She works closely with the business development and finance teams to provide accurate and timely information in response to external inquiries, as well as providing valuable investor relations feedback to management. Prior to EB5 Capital, she worked at the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), where she managed communications between FINRA and The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Molly attended the University of South Carolina, where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations.

Yun Zeng

Associate, Corporate Communications & Operations

As an Associate of Corporate Communications & Operations, Yun focuses on interacting with current investors and supporting all aspects related to on-going post-investment communications, answering investors’ questions, and informing investors of project updates and milestones. She works closely with the business development team as well as the finance team to facilitate communications with investors in a timely manner.

Originally from Guangzhou, China, Yun received her Bachelor’s degree in International Tourism from Macau University of Science and Technology, and holds a Master of Science in Marketing Analysis from DePaul University in Chicago.

Investments

David Thalhimer

Associate, Investments

As an Investment Associate, David is responsible for performing due diligence and monitoring real estate investments. This includes new acquisitions, development, and asset management. Prior to joining EB5 Capital, David was a Real Estate Analyst for Reinsurance Group of America, where he sourced and underwrote institutional debt across all asset types.

David earned a Bachelor of Arts from Hampden-Sydney College. He also completed the Certified Commercial Investment Member© designation, is an active participant in Urban Land Institute’s mentorship program, and maintains a real estate license in Virginia.

Robert Garcia

Associate, Investments

As an Investment Associate, RJ is responsible for performing the underwriting and due-diligence for real estate investments. This includes new acquisitions, development, and asset management.

RJ attended Northwestern University, where he earned dual Bachelor of Arts degrees in Economics and Political Science. Prior to joining EB5 Capital, RJ was a Development Associate at E&G Group where he underwrote and developed affordable housing projects.