Scott Lissoy is the President and founder of GF Capital. As President, his primary responsibilities are managing the underwriting and complete operations and growth of GF Capital. He started his real estate career working for an industrial office of Trammel Crow and conducted market surveys, then moved to CJ Segerstrom & Sons where he worked as a special project’s coordinator working on property tax matters, retail sales reports, and lease administration for one of the largest property owners/developers in Orange County, CA. For the past 29 + years Scott has worked for Far West Industries, a real estate development firm that specializes in residential tract construction in Southern California having entitled and/or developed thousands of attached and detached homes and residential lots. He’s overseen all aspects of the development process including due diligence, land acquisition, land entitlement, product development, finance, construction, and customer service. Far West Industries is a real estate opportunistic company; as such, Scott has also overseen the development of office and apartment buildings, construction of tenant improvements, commercial lease negotiations and oversee the management of income properties. Scott serves, concurrently as the President of Far West Industries and GF Capital with complete oversight of the operations and growth of both companies.
Scott holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Southern California in Business Administration with an emphasis in real property development. He holds several professional licenses as a CA licensed real estate broker and a CA licensed general contractor. He’s been the President of a commercial owner’s building association for the past 10 years and is on the advisory board of a privately held national real estate consulting firm. Furthermore, since 2009 Scott has been a member of Vistage, an executive coaching company where its members are a part of a peer group of business owners and CEOs with the drive and goal to grow the lives of high-integrity leaders. Scott resides in Irvine and is married with two adult sons.
He enjoys attending a USC football game with his alumni friends and colleagues.
SENIOR ACCOUNT MANAGER
Dave Hardin is the Senior Account Manager for GF Capital. Dave interfaces directly with borrowers and referring brokers. He also plays a critical role in the evaluation and underwriting process including structuring the terms and conditions and making the ultimate recommendation for loan approval. Also, Dave is responsible for business development and manages the marketing programs.
Before joining GF Capital, Dave held various executive roles in the banking industry for over 20 years. He has extensive experience in lending, human resources, marketing, and retail bank operations. He has been a business owner of 3 financial services which include a mortgage brokerage firm, a debt settlement firm, and an insurance agency. Additionally, Dave served as a member of the Board of Directors of an Orange County-based commercial bank for over 2 years. He began his career with Xerox Corporation as a credit manager.
Dave graduated from California State University at Fullerton with a bachelor’s degree in business management and holds a degree in chaplaincy from Chaplain’s College.
When Dave is not busy working, he is spending time with his family or cheering on the Green Bay Packers.
COMMERCIAL LOAN ANALYST
Jordan Lissoy is the Commercial Loan Analyst for GF Capital. Jordan assists in the due diligence review of loan requests by validating the borrower’s experience, financial strength, and the subject property’s history to assist in decision-making as it relates to credit risk and collateral risk. Jordan also participates in facilitating payoffs and maintaining reporting standards with the company’s banking relationships. Lastly, Jordan is part of the marketing team for targeted marketing campaigns.
Jordan gained experience at Pathway Capital Management in Private Equity Valuation and later spent time reporting directly to the CFO of Pepperdine University in the FP&A department. Subsequently, he worked in Trade Management for State Street Bank on behalf of PIMCO before joining the GF Capital team as a loan analyst. Jordon graduated from Pepperdine University with a Bachelor of Science in Finance.
Jordan is newly married and enjoys time spent with extended family members.
Gordon Fong, CPA
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Gordon Fong is the Chief Financial Officer for GF Capital. His responsibilities include directing the financial, accounting, and income tax reporting for GF Capital. Gordon is a Certified Public Accountant and has over 30 years of managerial experience in the financial sector within private industries and public accounting.
Before joining GF Capital, Gordon held various executive roles in the banking industry including serving as the Chief Financial Officer of Vineyard National Bancorp, a $2.5 billion publicly traded financial institution, and before that, as the Chief Financial Officer of First Coastal Bank, a $200 million community bank. In the role of CFO, Gordon is focused on maximizing shareholder value while managing the financial risk and growth of the company. Gordon also served as the Vice President of Financial Planning & Analysis at Union Bank focusing on mergers & acquisitions. Before transitioning to the private sector, Gordon was the audit manager at Deloitte & Touche, LLP serving clients primarily in the banking industry.
Gordon graduated from UCLA with a bachelor’s degree in Economics, Business, and a specialization in Computing.
Gordon enjoys spending his weekends bicycling.
Ira Glasky is the General Counsel of GF Capital responsible for overseeing all legal and compliance activities for the company. A role he also concurrently serves in for Far West Industries, an Orange County-based private real estate development and homebuilding company, and its affiliates.
During his over 23 years as an attorney, he has specialized in corporate, real estate, land use, local government, political, and election law. Ira has a strong governmental affairs background having worked for the California State Assembly and serving as a lobbyist on the local, state and federal levels.
Ira has a proud history of service and dedication to his community including serving since 2014 as an elected member of the Board of Education for the 36,000 student Irvine Unified School District.
Ira has a political science degree, with a minor in public administration, from the University of Southern California and a Juris Doctorate from Loyola Law School where he was the Managing Editor of the Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review.
Born and raised in Orange County, Ira has lived in Irvine with his wife Michele for over 24 years and is the proud father of two adult children, Spencer and Julia.
ASSOCIATE GENERAL COUNSEL
Kathy Graves is the Associate General Counsel for GF Capital and has been with the Company since it began its lending program. She is responsible for researching and approving title matters for the properties on which loans are made, overseeing the drafting and finalizing of all loan documents, and coordinating the funding and closing of loans. Also, she works with other team members to assure that all Company requirements have been met to fund a loan and all proper documentation is prepared and recorded when loans are paid in full.
Before joining GF Capital, Kathy was in-house counsel to The Lusk Company, a real estate development company, and worked for small and medium-sized law firms, with a focus on real estate and lending matters. She graduated from Wichita State University with a B.A., majoring in history and a double minor in political science and speech. She earned her Juris Doctorate Degree from Western State University, graduating with honors.
When not working, she volunteers with animal welfare and adoption non-profit organizations and cheers on the Wichita State Shockers athletic teams.
Kirtida Mistry joined Far West Industries in 2015 and is a Paralegal working primarily with the GF Capital private lending team. She is instrumental in the loan process and her responsibilities include ensuring receipt of diligence items from prospective borrowers for underwriting purposes, preparation of draft loan documents, interfacing with escrow and title companies, and facilitates the funding and closing of loan transactions. Also, Kirtida is responsible for post-closing items relating to funded loans, tracking the maturity dates of funded loans, and drafting any modifications or extensions to maturing loans.
Before joining Far West Industries/GF Capital, Kirtida worked for boutique law firms including Parker Law Group, Inc. and Croudace & Dietrich as a Paralegal, working on commercial and residential real estate transactions, corporate formations, and corporate compliance.
Kirtida Mistry received an Honors Degree in Law from Staffordshire University in England before immigrating to the United States and obtained a Certificate in Paralegal Studies from the University of La Verne in 2006. She brings over 10 years’ experience to Far West Industries/GF Capital.
Tony Mercuriali is the Controller for GF Capital. His responsibilities include managing the daily operations of the accounting department and developing policies and procedures to ensure proper internal controls. Additionally, he is responsible for maintaining accurate and timely financial statements for the company.
Before joining GF Capital, Tony acquired extensive real estate experience in asset management, residential and commercial sales, land entitlement, land development, and vertical construction with several privately-owned companies.
Tony graduated from Point Loma Nazarene University with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and returned to his alma mater to earn his MBA. He concurrently was the assistant coach for the men’s and women’s soccer teams.
Tony is a CA licensed realtor and lives in San Diego with his beautiful wife, two handsome sons, and Golden Retriever.
Lele Kyles is a Staff Accountant for GF Capital. Her responsibilities include overseeing the loan process such as depositing and recording payments, loan reconciliation, assisting in payoffs, sending out payment coupons, and assisting clients with any documentation needed.
Before joining GF Capital, Lele worked both in private and public accounting firms where she gained experience in both general accounting and taxation.
Lele holds a Master’s Degree in Banking and Financial Markets from Loughborough University in England before immigrating to the United States. She passed the CPA exam in 2019.
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