Team

John Helmick
CEO
John Helmick
CEO
I am the leader of an exceptional Team of Gorillas! I seek out both debt and equity financing, so we always have enough money in the bank to purchase and remodel homes and pay our employees; to attract this financing, I oversee our core business so that our returns are attractive to capital investors. In my spare time, I enjoy feeding my goats, lifting weights, and sleeping!
Caitlin Knudsen
Executive Assistant To The Ceo
Caitlin Knudsen
Executive Assistant To The Ceo
I keep our CEO on schedule and assist him with capital investor relations and compiling the management reports he needs. In my work “spare time” I act as a paralegal for our Legal Department and book flights and hotels for any traveling Gorillas. In my spare time at home, I enjoy spending time with my family, preferably while eating tacos or burritos and watching Netflix originals.
Barry Tompkins
Executive Vice President of Technology & Information Systems
Barry Tompkins
Executive Vice President of Technology & Information Systems
If it has an electronic pulse, it is my responsibility. I oversee the technology infrastructure that Gorilla Capital utilizes daily. Additionally, you will find me on the phone and in meetings learning about new technology to help make our processes easier and more efficient. In my spare time, I enjoy live music, flying planes, comedy clubs, playing hockey, and more work ( ‘cause I have a very cool job).
John Helmick
CEO
I am the leader of an exceptional Team of Gorillas! I seek out both debt and equity financing, so we always have enough money in the bank to purchase and remodel homes and pay our employees; to attract this financing, I oversee our core business so that our returns are attractive to capital investors. In my spare time, I enjoy feeding my goats, lifting weights, and sleeping!
Caitlin Knudsen
Executive Assistant To The Ceo
I keep our CEO on schedule and assist him with capital investor relations and compiling the management reports he needs. In my work “spare time” I act as a paralegal for our Legal Department and book flights and hotels for any traveling Gorillas. In my spare time at home, I enjoy spending time with my family, preferably while eating tacos or burritos and watching Netflix originals.
Barry Tompkins
Executive Vice President of Technology & Information Systems
If it has an electronic pulse, it is my responsibility. I oversee the technology infrastructure that Gorilla Capital utilizes daily. Additionally, you will find me on the phone and in meetings learning about new technology to help make our processes easier and more efficient. In my spare time, I enjoy live music, flying planes, comedy clubs, playing hockey, and more work ( ‘cause I have a very cool job).
Tanja Baker
Executive Vice President of Operations
Tanja Baker
Executive Vice President of Operations
I oversee the Accounting and Finance Department to ensure that our vendors, local investors and capital investors are properly paid. I also oversee the Closing Department to ensure that Gorilla Capital is correctly paid when a property sells. As an integral part of this, I monitor the ongoing accuracy of the property tracking database and our financial books and records. In my spare time, I enjoy playing volleyball, traveling, swinging kettle bells, and being active outdoors with my family and friends.
Lindsay Courtney
Transaction Manager
Lindsay Courtney
Transaction Manager
My primary function is coordinating and reviewing the accuracy of all closings when we sell a property by working closely with preferred escrow agents across the country. Additionally, I maintain our Gorilla Capital property database, as well as work directly with our accounting department regarding charges affecting the overall performance of each investment. In my spare time, I enjoy time on my yoga mat, snuggles with my dog, or planning my next scuba diving adventure with my husband!
Jason Nienhouse
Vice President of Construction
Jason Nienhouse
Vice President of Construction
I support our team of Account Managers and Local Fix and Flip Investors by evaluating the remodel aspects of fix and flip projects to ensure the quoted prices are reasonable and accurate. In my spare time, I enjoy time with my wife and four kids, youth sports, the outdoors, building cars, and brewing beer.
Tanja Baker
Executive Vice President of Operations
I oversee the Accounting and Finance Department to ensure that our vendors, local investors and capital investors are properly paid. I also oversee the Closing Department to ensure that Gorilla Capital is correctly paid when a property sells. As an integral part of this, I monitor the ongoing accuracy of the property tracking database and our financial books and records. In my spare time, I enjoy playing volleyball, traveling, swinging kettle bells, and being active outdoors with my family and friends.
Lindsay Courtney
Transaction Manager
My primary function is coordinating and reviewing the accuracy of all closings when we sell a property by working closely with preferred escrow agents across the country. Additionally, I maintain our Gorilla Capital property database, as well as work directly with our accounting department regarding charges affecting the overall performance of each investment. In my spare time, I enjoy time on my yoga mat, snuggles with my dog, or planning my next scuba diving adventure with my husband!
Jason Nienhouse
Vice President of Construction
I support our team of Account Managers and Local Fix and Flip Investors by evaluating the remodel aspects of fix and flip projects to ensure the quoted prices are reasonable and accurate. In my spare time, I enjoy time with my wife and four kids, youth sports, the outdoors, building cars, and brewing beer.
Ryan Strasshofer
Executive Vice President of Sales
Ryan Strasshofer
Executive Vice President of Sales
I am ultimately responsible for assisting and cultivating relationships with our Local Fix and Flip Investors. In addition, I create structures for managing, and overseeing all real estate investments. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family, watching or attending Duck games, golfing, cooking, traveling, and relaxing.
Amy Davis
Account Manager
Amy Davis
Account Manager
I build strong relationships with our incredible Local Fix and Flip Investors by providing the double check, advice, and necessary documentation to keep our fix and flip projects progressing on schedule. In my spare time you can find me on the water; boating, swimming, kayaking, or paddle boarding!
Amanda Wiser
Account Management Coordinator
Amanda Wiser
Account Management Coordinator
I work in tandem with our Sales Team to ensure we connect with quality Local Fix and Flip Investors. In addition, I’m managing new accounts. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, hiking, painting with watercolors, and spending time with family and friends.
Ryan Strasshofer
Executive Vice President of Sales
I am ultimately responsible for assisting and cultivating relationships with our Local Fix and Flip Investors. In addition, I create structures for managing, and overseeing all real estate investments. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family, watching or attending Duck games, golfing, cooking, traveling, and relaxing.
Amy Davis
Account Manager
I build strong relationships with our incredible Local Fix and Flip Investors by providing the double check, advice, and necessary documentation to keep our fix and flip projects progressing on schedule. In my spare time you can find me on the water; boating, swimming, kayaking, or paddle boarding!
Amanda Wiser
Account Management Coordinator
I work in tandem with our Sales Team to ensure we connect with quality Local Fix and Flip Investors. In addition, I’m managing new accounts. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, hiking, painting with watercolors, and spending time with family and friends.
Ally Rubini
Marketing Manager
Ally Rubini
Marketing Manager
I create and implement the marketing strategy and brand for Gorilla Capital. This includes customer analysis and outreach, budget management, annual corporate events, and determining the optimal conferences for our team to attend throughout the year (to connect with fix and flip investors). In my spare time I enjoy being outside, adventuring with my family and dogs, and playing volleyball.
Stacy Mahr
Marketing Coordinator
Stacy Mahr
Marketing Coordinator
I design everything that carries the Gorilla Capital name or logo, from our website to print materials. I also assist Ally in conceptualizing, developing, and executing our strategic marketing efforts. In my spare time, I enjoy getting outside with my husband, daughter, and two dogs, visiting craft breweries, taking short trips to Central Oregon or the coast, and, when we’re feeling particularly ambitious, refinishing and/or repurposing furniture we find on Craigslist.
Sarah Wilson
People, Office and Whoop
Sarah Wilson
People, Office and Whoop
I am in charge of POW: People, Office and Whoop. I do my best to provide what we call “whoop”, i.e. a great, productive, and positive work experience and environment for employees by empowering and supporting them. The goal is to connect their capabilities to the goals of Gorilla Capital to bring about success for both the individual employee and Gorilla. In my spare time, I enjoy live music, traditions, drinking wine, and cooking with my friends and family!
Ally Rubini
Marketing Manager
I create and implement the marketing strategy and brand for Gorilla Capital. This includes customer analysis and outreach, budget management, annual corporate events, and determining the optimal conferences for our team to attend throughout the year (to connect with fix and flip investors). In my spare time I enjoy being outside, adventuring with my family and dogs, and playing volleyball.
Stacy Mahr
Marketing Coordinator
I design everything that carries the Gorilla Capital name or logo, from our website to print materials. I also assist Ally in conceptualizing, developing, and executing our strategic marketing efforts. In my spare time, I enjoy getting outside with my husband, daughter, and two dogs, visiting craft breweries, taking short trips to Central Oregon or the coast, and, when we’re feeling particularly ambitious, refinishing and/or repurposing furniture we find on Craigslist.
Sarah Wilson
People, Office and Whoop
I am in charge of POW: People, Office and Whoop. I do my best to provide what we call “whoop”, i.e. a great, productive, and positive work experience and environment for employees by empowering and supporting them. The goal is to connect their capabilities to the goals of Gorilla Capital to bring about success for both the individual employee and Gorilla. In my spare time, I enjoy live music, traditions, drinking wine, and cooking with my friends and family!
Jessica Parker
Accounting Manager
Jessica Parker
Accounting Manager
Working indirectly with our Local Fix and Flip Investors, I serve them by being the triple check before paying any bills to vendors and contractors. I also review accounting transactions, reconcile our books monthly, and work with third-party auditors each year for our audited financials. In my spare time, I enjoy baking (and eating) desserts, hiking, and watching epic movies with my family.
Jessica Purdy
Accounting Coordinator
Jessica Purdy
Accounting Coordinator
I process incoming reimbursement requests from our Local Fix and Flip Investors and work closely with them to make sure they understand the ins and outs of our accounting procedures. I also manage the financial aspects for our Lowe’s for Pros relationship. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my son, socializing with friends, and going to the movies.
Emily Green
Transaction Coordinator
Emily Green
Transaction Coordinator
I assist the accounting and closing departments as needed. In addition to coordinating vendor files and performing various internal audits, I also review and pay bills for the 200+ properties that we own at any one time. In my spare time, I like to read about anything and everything and spend time with my family.
Jessica Parker
Accounting Manager
Working indirectly with our Local Fix and Flip Investors, I serve them by being the triple check before paying any bills to vendors and contractors. I also review accounting transactions, reconcile our books monthly, and work with third-party auditors each year for our audited financials. In my spare time, I enjoy baking (and eating) desserts, hiking, and watching epic movies with my family.
Jessica Purdy
Accounting Coordinator
I process incoming reimbursement requests from our Local Fix and Flip Investors and work closely with them to make sure they understand the ins and outs of our accounting procedures. I also manage the financial aspects for our Lowe’s for Pros relationship. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my son, socializing with friends, and going to the movies.
Emily Green
Transaction Coordinator
I assist the accounting and closing departments as needed. In addition to coordinating vendor files and performing various internal audits, I also review and pay bills for the 200+ properties that we own at any one time. In my spare time, I like to read about anything and everything and spend time with my family.
Jeff Wright
Acquisitions Analyst
Jeff Wright
Acquisitions Analyst
I support our Account Managers and Local Fix & Flip Investors by evaluating potential home purchases. I analyze the potential home purchase to project the value the home will sell for after remodel (the home’s “ARV”), and review the remodel scope to ensure the remodel will be sufficient to achieve the ARV. In my spare time, I enjoy playing bus driver to my kids and getting them to all their events and activities.
Rachel Hoiland
Acquisition Coordinator
Rachel Hoiland
Acquisition Coordinator
My primary function is coordinating the purchase of non-auction assets nationwide, but you might also catch me coordinating property inspections, bidding at online auctions, governing Gorilla subsidiary entities, assisting in the coordination of sales, and working on new company practices and literature. In my spare time, I enjoy exploring the woods and hunting for waterfalls with the kiddo, or reading a good book when it’s chilly out.
Cindy Helmick
Legal Advisor, HR
Cindy Helmick
Legal Advisor, HR
I research and report on the legal topics that crop up in our fix and flip activities. These have ranged from determining the foreclosure auction protocol in Indiana to the franchise tax returns required in Alabama. You’ll also find me handling any HR compliance issues for our Troop of Gorillas. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, quilting, and tap dancing.
Jeff Wright
Acquisitions Analyst
I support our Account Managers and Local Fix & Flip Investors by evaluating potential home purchases. I analyze the potential home purchase to project the value the home will sell for after remodel (the home’s “ARV”), and review the remodel scope to ensure the remodel will be sufficient to achieve the ARV. In my spare time, I enjoy playing bus driver to my kids and getting them to all their events and activities.
Rachel Hoiland
Acquisition Coordinator
My primary function is coordinating the purchase of non-auction assets nationwide, but you might also catch me coordinating property inspections, bidding at online auctions, governing Gorilla subsidiary entities, assisting in the coordination of sales, and working on new company practices and literature. In my spare time, I enjoy exploring the woods and hunting for waterfalls with the kiddo, or reading a good book when it’s chilly out.
Cindy Helmick
Legal Advisor, HR
I research and report on the legal topics that crop up in our fix and flip activities. These have ranged from determining the foreclosure auction protocol in Indiana to the franchise tax returns required in Alabama. You’ll also find me handling any HR compliance issues for our Troop of Gorillas. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, quilting, and tap dancing.
Leo Yang
Financial Analyst
Leo Yang
Financial Analyst
I do a variety of financial work and projects including building crazy complex spreadsheets that "wow" everyone! In my spare time, I enjoy playing with my cat and listening to rap music.
Leo Yang
Financial Analyst
I do a variety of financial work and projects including building crazy complex spreadsheets that "wow" everyone! In my spare time, I enjoy playing with my cat and listening to rap music.

 

Selling my home

We buy houses for cash and have the ability to close quickly. FYI: we aren’t the guys who put signs on the side of the road saying “we’ll buy your house for cash”. We are a serious, wholesale, cash buyer that pays 100% of the purchase price, requires no appraisals, and no lender-required repairs. We are interested in all types of properties in any condition.

If you are looking to sell a home quickly, we would like the opportunity to provide you with the wholesale cash price. We are committed to giving you an offer within 72 hours of your initial evaluation request.

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Buying a home

Our properties span the country and range from $4,000 vacant lots to over $1.5 million luxury homes. The only uniting factor for all of our properties is that you know you’re getting a great value. Whether it’s offered as-is before the remodel begins or after an extensive renovation, our homes are priced based on extensive market research with value in mind.

We own all of our homes free and clear. We can close as quickly as you can, or offer a longer escrow period if needed. From experienced real estate investors to first time home buyers, all buyers are welcome!

All of our homes are backed by a third-party one year home warranty giving you peace of mind.

Have your eye on one of our properties? Interested in what we might have coming on the market soon? Inquire below:

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Becoming a preferred contractor or vendor

Gorilla Capital depends greatly on our amazing contractors and vendors. We value our corporate relationships and know we couldn’t do what we do so well without them!

If you are a licensed and bonded contractor and are interested in becoming a preferred vendor, inquire below:

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Download our Authorized Vendor Packet and W-9 Instructions

Media or marketing opportunities

We’re not camera shy! As real estate experts, we love speaking with local reporters. For all media inquiries, contact us by:

PHONE 541.344.7867
FAX 541.343.0921
EMAIL Media@GorillaCapital.com

Gorilla Capital
ATTN: Marketing Department
1342 High Street | Eugene, Oregon 97401

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Employment

We are always looking for top talent to join our team. We look for people with a passion for real estate and strive for excellence and growth.

BENEFITS

  • 100% paid premium for HSA Medical Plan. HSA Contribution of $1300 per year. PPO Option available
  • 100% paid premium for Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance Option
  • Supplemental Insurance Option
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan with up to 4% match
  • Paid Time Off
  • 9 Paid Holidays
  • Company Cell Phone
  • Dog Friendly Environment
  • Wellness Program

If you believe in our values and have what it takes to join one of the fastest growing real estate companies in the nation, please click the link below to view and apply for our current openings.

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Getting funding for a fix & flip project

Looking to grow your fix & flip business? Gorilla Capital provides funding for single family residential fix & flip projects nationwide.

We are actively seeking experienced local fix and flip operators who are capital constrained or are otherwise unable to capitalize on many of the opportunities currently available in the distressed residential fix & flip space. Our process is extremely streamlined and efficient with Gorilla Capital funding 90% of the purchase, rehab, and management costs then a 50/50 profit split. If you share our values and have a passion for buying, remodeling, and selling distressed real estate, we want to work with you.

Use the form below to be contacted by a member of our Business Development team.

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IT Inquires

Please send IT inquiries or offers to IT@GorillaCapital.com or use the contact form below:

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General Information

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