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).
Lindsay Courtney
Vice President of Operations
Lindsay Courtney
Vice President of Operations
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.
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.
Lindsay Courtney
Vice President of Operations
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
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!
Jordan Jacks
Account Manager
Jordan Jacks
Account Manager
I build and maintain strong relationships with the best fix & flip investors in the country, helping to provide the right tools and direction to ensure successful project results and returns. In my spare time you can find me exploring nature with my wife and Great Dane, riding my motorcycle, and flying drones in cool places!
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.
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!
Jordan Jacks
Account Manager
I build and maintain strong relationships with the best fix & flip investors in the country, helping to provide the right tools and direction to ensure successful project results and returns. In my spare time you can find me exploring nature with my wife and Great Dane, riding my motorcycle, and flying drones in cool places!
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!
Jessica Parker
Vice President of Finance
Jessica Parker
Vice President of Finance
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.
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
Vice President of Finance
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.

 

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