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Building on Proven Success

At Serrus Capital Partners, our strength is our people – real estate developers, entrepreneurs and financiers who have the acumen to manage capital wisely and the vision to grow a portfolio of properties strategically. With decades of collective experience across multiple industries, Serrus Capital Partners is poised to become a leader in real estate asset investment and management.

Meet our Board of Directors

Leighton Cubbage

Leighton Cubbage
Co-founder, Chairman
of the Board

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Leighton Cubbage
Co-founder, Chairman of the Board

Leighton Cubbage

A recognized leader and corporate visionary in Greenville, Leighton’s entrepreneurial background is steeped in the telecom industry. Leighton cofounded Serrus Telecom Investments, which yielded significant above-average returns for stakeholders. His vision and pursuit of excellence for hyper growth organizations have resulted in notable achievements such as South Carolina Entrepreneur of the Year (1993) and INC 500 #128 (1995). Mr. Cubbage has also served on boards in the automotive, banking and healthcare industries, including two terms as Chairman for the Greenville Hospital System, the largest healthcare organization in South Carolina. He currently serves as the Chairman of the SC Venture Capital Authority.

Stephen Mudge

Stephen Mudge
Co-Founder, CEO and
Board Member

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Stephen Mudge
Co-Founder, President, CEO and Board Member

Stephen Mudge

With more than 30 years of real estate operations experience, Steve has earned a reputation for adding financial value to assets in both the public and private sectors. His corporate leadership roles include serving as a EVP of Mixed Use Development for Marriott International and The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, VP of Planning and Development for Centex Destination Properties, and VP of Project Management for Greg Norman & Macquire Bank’s Medallist Golf Development. Steve currently sits on the Advancement Board of Clemson University’s Center for Real Estate Development where he teaches courses in Mixed Use and Resort Real Estate Development.

Mack Whittle

Mack Whittle
External Board Member

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Mack Whittle
External Board Member

Mack Whittle

In addition to founding and serving as Chairman, President and CEO of the largest publicly traded bank holding company headquartered in South Carolina – Carolina First – Mack has served on a range of state and national boards, including the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, the Palmetto Business Forum and the President’s Advisory Committee on the Arts. Mack’s banking knowledge and extensive network proved extremely effective with Serrus Real Estate Fund 1.

Randy Dobbs

Randy Dobbs
External Board Member

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Randy Dobbs

Prior to joining Serrus, Randy served as a Senior Operating Executive at Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, one of the largest and most successful private equity firms in the US. His career at Welsh Carson was preceded by him serving as CEO of US Investigations Services, Inc. and its subsidiaries (USIS). Preceding USIS, Randy served as CEO of Philips Medical Systems, North America. Prior to leading Philips Medical, he completed a 27-year career at General Electric portfolio companies, which culminated with him serving as CEO of GE Capital, IT Solutions

Tammy Cubbage

Tammy Cubbage
Co-Founder and Board Member

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Tammy Cubbage
Co-Founder and Board Member

Tammy Cubbage

Serrus managed entities have purchased over 250 individual residences throughout the Carolinas since inception. Under Tammy’s leadership, these acquisitions have ranged from individual distressed foreclosures to entire bank owned portfolios. She continues to cultivate extensive relationships with bankers, real estate brokers, and community leaders to identify acquisition opportunities in the Carolinas.

Amanda Mudge

Amanda Mudge
Co-Founder, Director of Interior Design and Board Member

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Amanda Mudge
Director of Interior Design/Renovation Strategy and Board Member

Amanda Mudge

Amanda's degree in Interior Design gives her a trained background of successful implementation that is an integral part of the Serrus process. Her vision and passion for creating unique living spaces make Serrus properties a special place to call home. From designer touches to all of the latest features in home construction, her experience has given Serrus a unique vantage point in today’s market when marketing properties for sale or lease.

Meet Our Team

Douglas Walker

Douglas Walker
Chief Financial Officer

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Douglas Walker

Douglas is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensed in both North and South Carolina. He spent 4 years in public accounting with a real estate emphasis before 20+ years of financial leadership positions in residential construction, commercial property management, and real estate development. He has held an active North Carolina Real Estate Broker’s license for 16 years and enjoys hiking, kayaking, and biking in his free time.

Crystal Owens

David Engel, CFA
Sr. VP of Equity Investment and Debt Placement

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David Engel, CFA
Sr. VP of Equity Investment and Debt Placement

Crystal Owens

An MBA and BS graduate of the University of South Carolina, David has recently moved to Greenville after running a successful consultancy in the Atlanta area where he completed over 150 capital raise and consulting projects across the country. Prior to this, Engel was a founding employee and Principal of Homrich Berg Inc. Wealth Management, a Forbes Top 50 and Barron’s Top 100 rated financial advisory firm in Atlanta, GA which grew from $10 million to over $500 million in assets under management during his tenure. He has been on both the investment side and investor side individually, and as a fiduciary, in pursuit of returns and safety, giving him a unique ability to structure investment and financing deals that achieve the sponsor’s financial and business objectives, while also appealing to sophisticated investors and investment professionals.

Kali Tinnell

Kali Tinnell
Controller

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Kali Tinnell
Controller

Kali Tinnell

Kali brings over 20+ years of real estate experience to the Serrus family. Originally from South Dakota where she started in a small surveying and engineering office, she moved to South Carolina 10 years ago and began working with environmental attorney which set the path to work at McCall Capital, LLC specializing in the full service development and management of multi-family communities. Kali has worked in various roles at Serrus, most recently being named Controller. She is extremely knowledgeable of the overall real estate process and currently holds an active South Carolina Real Estate Broker’s License.

Ollie Medford, V.P.

Ollie Medford
V.P., Director of Property Management

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Ollie Medford, V.P.
Director of Property Management

Ollie Medford, V.P.

Ollie comes to Serrus with 22 years of experience in Single-Family Residential property management in the Upstate region of South Carolina as a licensed REALTOR. Her extensive vendor relationships established while managing over 1,100 units in the area have allowed Serrus to efficiently repair and rehab properties in an efficient manner, while maintaining quality tenant relations for stakeholders. Ollie currently oversees all property management activities including leading Serrus’ new Third Party Property Management division.

Kristi Keenan

Kristi Keenan
Marketing Director

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Kristi Keenan
Marketing Director

Kristi Keenan

Kristi comes to Serrus with more than 15 years experience in graphic design, publishing, marketing and public relations, event planning and project management. A Greenville native, she earned her undergraduate degree in English from Wofford College and her Master’s in Mass Communications from the University of South Carolina. Kristi oversees Serrus’ marketing and public relations efforts, including community marketing, individual property collateral, and investment relations publications in a variety of media from magazine advertisements to online web development.

Kimberly Bookert

Kimberly Bookert
Greenville Real Estate Sales

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Kimberly Bookert
Greenville Real Estate Sales

Kimberly Bookert

Kimberly is a knowledgeable and highly respected real estate professional with prior real estate experience in the Greenville area including sales, management and agent training. In addition to property sales, Kimberly also assists with business development of Serrus and our property management services for investor owners. A native of Sumter, SC, she currently represents the citizens of Greer, SC as a City Council member.

Pam Williams

Pam Williams
Property Management

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Pam Williams
Property Management

Pam Williams

In integral part of the Serrus team, Pam assists the property management division with Serrus and 3rd Party owned property including verifying required paperwork with owners and tenants, responding to maintenance requests, and assisting with marketing placement. Her background includes property and community association management in Asheville, NC.

Gloria Leake

Gloria Leake
Accounts Payable

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Gloria Leake
Accounts Payable

Gloria Leake

Gloria brings a lifelong career of experience in Accounts Receivable/Accounts Payable and Payroll to the Serrus Accounting, Finance and Administration functions. She has executed growth plans on various teams in different organizations from Fortune 500 companies to local entrepreneurial startups. Gloria currently assists all Serrus departments as a liaison to the Accounting department as well as to external vendors including insurance companies, utility companies, and financial institutions.

Lin “Kevin” Liu

Lin “Kevin” Liu
Real Estate Financial Analyst

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Lin “Kevin” Liu
Real Estate Financial Analyst

Lin “Kevin” Liu

A recent Master of Real Estate Development graduate from Clemson, Kevin has been with Serrus since the summer of 2014 performing financial analysis and community business modeling for Serrus development projects. Kevin previously worked for KCHANCE Tourism Planning & Consulting Institute, which concentrates on promoting development of tourism industry in China; and COSCO Hotel & Property Management, which manages office, hotel, apartment, and mixed-use developments in China. In addition to his Clemson degree, Kevin has an MBA from Beijing Technology and Business University and a BS in Rural and Urban Planning from Beijing Union University.

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Gail Hall
Property Management Accountant

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Gail Hall
Property Management Accountant

Gail Hall

Based in the Greenville area for 13 years, Gail Hall has worked in real estate accounting for over 15 years. She experience in office, retail, multi and single family real estate accounting. Prior to joining Serrus Capital, Gail worked as a Portfolio Analysis Manager and Senior Property Accountant. She earned a B.B.A. from Marshall University.

Claudine Whitcomb

Claudine Whitcomb

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Claudine Whitcomb

Claudine Whitcomb

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Fund I Advisory Board

  • Bo Aughtry – Windsor Aughtry Company
  • Chad Carson – Blue Ridge Home Buyers
  • Mark Cothran – Cothran Properties
  • Randy Dobbs – Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe
  • Terry Farris – Director, Clemson MRED Program
  • Brad Halter – Coldwell Banker Caine Company
  • C. Dan Joyner* – C. Dan Joyner Prudential
  • Garrett  McNeil – ARK Real Estate Strategies
  • Jim Ness – Real Estate Investor

Fund II Advisory Board

  • C. Dan Adams – The Capital Corporation
  • Joe Erwin – Erwin Penland Advertising
  • Mike McNicholas – Carolina Holdings, Inc.
  • Rick Pennell – Metromont
  • Gregg Staggs – Staggs Lumber Company
  • Toby Stansell – Acumen IT
  • Mark Yarborough – Genesis

*deceased

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Serrus Capital Partners
2 Davis Keats Dr
Greenville, SC 29607

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