Tom A. Vukota
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
We are a team of highly experienced professionals who thrive on momentum and optimism. We invest materially alongside our limited partners in every transaction upon which we engage.
Mr. Vukota founded VCM Global Asset Management in 2010 and has 20+ years of experience in the investment industry, possessing diverse real estate investment and asset management experience. Tom was previously a Managing Director at Manulife Financial’s (parent of John Hancock) alternative asset management division where he spent 10+ years and was also head of Real Estate Private Equity. Tom holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Vermont, is a Certified Management Accountant, a Chartered Financial Analyst and member of the Young Presidents’ Organization.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Wenner overseas the accounting, finance, investment reporting and risk management for VCM Global Asset Management and its subsidiaries. Mr. Wenner brings over 20 years of real estate experience having served as CFO of publicly traded and privately owned real estate businesses. Mr. Wenner has been involved in over 175 property acquisitions and dispositions and raised financing in excess of $1.2 billion through initial public offerings, follow-on public offerings, private placements, bank credit facilities and property mortgages. Mr. Wenner also held progressive management positions with The Bank of Nova Scotia in its Special Accounts Management Group and with Deloitte & Touche LLP in its Financial Advisory Services Group, focused on resolving financial distressed situations for both creditors and borrowers. Mr. Wenner is a Chartered Professional Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Saskatchewan.
Managing Director, Head of European Real Estate
Mr. Wright has 23 years of experience in the investment industry. Prior to joining VCM Global Asset Management, Nick was Executive Director and Senior Portfolio Manager with UBS Asset Management’s Real Estate & Private Markets team. Nick was responsible for various pan-European funds and mandates, overseeing the strategic fund management, acquisitions, asset management, and investor relations for over EUR 2.6 billion of direct commercial real estate across the UK, France, Germany, Spain, Portugal, The Netherlands, Switzerland and Italy. Nick received a Bachelor of Commerce, with honors, from McGill University in Montreal and is also a Chartered Financial Analyst.
Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Koehler brings 20+ years of experience in debt and equity finance, acquisitions, asset management, and financial modeling within a variety of industries, including; oil field services, commercial real estate, and banking. Prior to joining VCM Global Asset Management, Dan served as Director of Finance with Buckhorn Energy Services, a Growth phase energy services company with over $30MM in revenues. Prior to that Dan was Vice President of Commercial Real Estate Finance with CoreFirst Bank & Trust. He also served as Director of Capital Development for Real Capital Solutions, where he expanded debt and equity relationships to fund opportunistic and value-add acquisitions totaling over $350 million in capitalization. In addition, Dan acted as Vice President of finance, completing due diligence, forecasting, and budgeting for a merger of four oil and gas field service companies. Prior to that, he started his career in commercial real estate, where he was Vice President – Producer with Northmarq Capital, and Financial Strategist with Corum Real Estate Group. Overall, he has managed various aspects of over eighty transactions totaling nearly $1.0 billion in capitalization. Dan earned a BBA in Real Estate – Urban Land Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Mr. Raskina has 30+ years of diversified experience in Public Accounting. Lloyd overseas the accounting, finance, investment reporting and risk management for VCM Global Asset Management and its subsidiaries. Lloyd has extensive experience in real estate structuring, tax planning, cross border transactions and real estate investing. He was previously a senior manager of a Big 4 accounting firm, is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales, a Chartered Public Accountant and member of the CPA Institute of Canada.
Portfolio Manager & Managing Director
Mr. Tello has 10+ years of experience in the investment industry, possessing diverse real assets and public markets. Santiago was previously an Investment Specialist at Pictet and also ran a team in the trading floor of Morgan Stanley in London. Santiago holds a Bachelor in Economics from the Universidad de San Andres and a Master in Finance from ESADE University, he is also a Chartered Financial Analyst.
Director, Finance and Administration
Ms. Walker brings 15+ years of experience in the key areas of finance, administration, and offshore investment management, and holds a Master of Science from the University of Liverpool. Chavala shares our core values and goals of providing “Best in Class” service to both our internal and external stakeholder base.
Director, Capital Markets
Mr. Suter has 15+ years of experience in the investment industry. Josh is a Managing Partner of multiple affiliated companies that currently control significant water assets along the South Platte River Basin in North-Eastern Colorado. Josh previously managed a broker dealer which specialized in niche equity and debt private placements across multiple industries, with an emphasis on real estate and water rights. Josh holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Marketing from Western State University, and has held series 6, 7, 24, 39, and 63 FINRA licenses.
Vice President, Investments
Mr. Valicek has 14+ years of experience in the investment industry as an investment and credit analyst. Michael was previously an Equity Analyst at Veritas Investment Research. Prior to that, he held investment and credit analyst positions at Acuity Investment Management and CIBC. Michael holds an Honors Economics and Business degree from York University, is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a member of the CFA Institute.
Quantitative Research Analyst
Mr. Rahmani has 5+ years of experience in investment industry. Mo has worked as an analyst at trading floor of RBC Global Asset Management in a quantitative and economic research capacity. Prior to that, he worked as the senior research and statistics analyst at the association of investment funds in Canada (IFIC). Mo holds a Master in Economics from SFU, a Master in Energy Science and Technology from ETH Zurich, a Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering from University of Tehran and he is also a Chartered Financial Analyst.
Quantitative Trading Data Analyst
Mr. Vukota brings 20+ years of experience as an IT professional and software solutions developer. Prior to joining VCM Global Asset Management, Dan managed various projects in the retail industry, focusing on data processing architecture, programming design and business reporting. Dan holds a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics and Statistics from Concordia University. He is passionate about data transformation solutions and is focused on programming, testing, and quantifying trading strategies to support the firm’s public markets business.
Mrs. Roibu has extensive accounting experience in the real estate industry including residential, commercial, fund and mortgage asset management. Previously, Ana was overseeing reporting for a medical office building portfolio in Los Angeles, CA. She holds a double Bachelor’s degree in Finance and International Business from Park University in Parkville, MO. Ana is an Enrolled Agent, a federally authorized tax practitioner, and specializes in partnership/LLC, pass-through and corporate taxation.
The most important thing, to me, is that we do the same things for our investors that we would do for ourselves and our families. Well-diversified approaches and strategies will achieve better outcomes over time.
— Tom A. Vukota, Founder
VCM’s investment culture centers around four key tenets:
Generate stable returns by combining proven strategies that produce capital gains, income, minimize volatility and offer true diversification.
Avoidance of permanent capital loss by investing in stable, dominant, cash flowing assets and businesses trading at reasonable valuations.
Wealth of experience in alternative investments with expertise in fundamental equity analysis, real estate investing, execution of complex trading strategies, and active portfolio management.
ALIGNMENT OF INTERESTS
Majority of the investment team’s net worth is invested on the same terms and conditions as clients.
VCM is proud to partner with the following organizations: