Mr. Vogel has been working on Wall Street for more than 20 years. He is recognized as a leading financial analyst with experience at both large investment banks and boutique investment firms. He has been a regular guest on financial television including CNBC and CNN and has been frequently mentioned in the business press including The Wall Street Journal, Business Week, Forbes and other national financial publications. In 2000, Mr. Vogel was ranked in The Wall Street Journal’s "Best on the Street" analyst survey for his coverage of the software industry. Mr. Vogel is a portfolio manager at GKV Capital Management. A registered investment advisory firm with offices in Westlake Village and Walnut Creek, California, GKV Capital manages approximately $175 million in assets with investments in equities, fixed income and real estate. Prior to joining GKV Capital, Mr. Vogel was a Managing Director and Senior Research Analyst in the Technology Group at Banc of America Securities LLC covering the software industry. His coverage included Microsoft, Adobe Systems, Oracle, BEA Systems, and Macromedia. Mr. Vogel started at Montgomery Securities in 1994 when the firm was a small San Francisco based boutique investment bank. In 1999 the firm was acquired by NationsBank and became Banc of America Securities after the subsequent acquisition of Bank of America. Prior to joining Montgomery, Mr. Vogel developed trading software, database applications and managed network systems for Paine Webber, Merrill Lynch and boutique financial organizations.
Mark Villalpando has been involved in real estate for over twenty five years as a retailer, a developer, an investor, a banker, an asset manager, and an attorney.
Mark was formerly a partner of a law firm focusing on real estate and corporate matters. He then was involved with the initial development of the Boston Market and Einstein Brothers Bagels restaurant chains in seven western states.
Thereafter, Mark developed many community and neighborhood retail centers working with anchor tenants such as Whole Foods, Walmart, Kroger, Kohl’s and Home Depot.
Mark also served as member and Chairman of the Board of Directors of First Arizona Savings Bank for over twenty years.