Meet the Team

 
 
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robert kerr

Robert is Founder and Managing Partner at eQcho Capital. He is responsible for investment decisions and manages the day-to-day activities of the company.

Prior to eQcho Capital, Robert worked at Opus Bank, based out of Irvine, CA.  With two decades of banking experience, Robert has provided inspiration and leadership to community banks and credit unions inclusive of Wells Fargo and MaPS Credit Union, the latter overseeing branch management and commercial lending. 

He was also responsible for creating, launching and directing the community credit union internship program at MaPS Credit Union.  While at Key Bank, he was in the top 3% of bankers for lending and deposit goals. During his tenure at Opus Bank, an organization with $6.6 billion in assets in the top 3% of the U.S. banking industry, Robert served as Vice President, Business Banking with oversight of the West Coast/Pacific Northwest region and led the nation in lending, deposits and referral volume bank wide.  He also is a Licensed Managing Broker for Real Estate in Washington State since 2009.  

Robert holds B.S. and M.A. degrees from Western Oregon University in Education and Teaching respectively.  He is married, has children, is a proud foster parent, and with his wife, embodies the spirit of giving back to the community wherever possible.  He started the local non-profit called Angel Academy Learning Center for underprivileged pre-school children.

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Gwyn gates

Gwyn is The Executive Administrator at eQcho Capital.  Prior to eQcho Capital, Gwyn worked at Nordstrom, an international retail chain.  While serving there, she worked in many capacities with the most current duties as a Customer Service Manager.  Her last duties were handling all problems and challenges connected with employees and customers.

Gwyn began her career at Nordstrom, where she worked for over 17 years.   She held many duties from sales to department manager.  Gwyn also spent 8 years as a travel agent booking trips for air, sea, or international tours.

Gwyn spends her spare time volunteering at nonprofits in the local area.  She enjoys her summers in the Greater Seattle Area.

 
 
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Joseph Lambert

Joseph is the Chief Investment Officer at eQcho Capital.  Joseph has over 35 years experience in the Financial Markets. He has worked for several major Wall Street money management firms that had in excess of $10 billion of assets under management. At those firms, he served on the investment committee providing analysis and research, managed portfolios, and managed marketing efforts. At Mellon Bank, he was successful at raising $400 million in one and half years for one of their start-up money management divisions. At Lambert Capital Management, an RIA, he is managing the pension fund of one of America’s largest Charities.

Mr. Lambert holds a BA degree from Westmont College in Santa Barbara California and has done his graduate work at the University of Southern California (USC). While at USC he worked directly with the mayor of Los Angeles on energy and environmental issues and later in the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research in California as a budget and policy analyst on economic and business development. He was recognized and cited for his work on energy conservation by the Mayor of Los Angeles.

Joseph is very well known for his civic and charity projects. He was previously the treasurer for the Santa Barbara sheriff, has served on the board of many charitable foundations and his Teen Star project just had their ten year anniversary.

You will enjoy his interview in the video See https://www.keyt.com/news/santa-barbara-s-county/local-teens-audition-for-teen-star-santa-barbara-2019/905928275

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Al (Vin) vincent

Vin is a Senior Regional Director for eQcho Capital focusing on businesses operating within the cannabis industry in the state of Arizona. He is responsible for business development, deal structuring, underwriting and nurturing deals through the loan review process until funded. He is focused on real estate loans, equipment financing and working capital loans.

He has over 30 years of experience in banking and commercial real estate. In banking, he has held positions with steadying responsibility in Credit Analysis/Underwriting, Account Management/Operations, Auditing, Management and Sales. In commercial real estate, he has been a commercial developer who has developed more than 770,000 sq. ft. of commercial retail shopping center and medical office building space. Tenants included Best Buy, Bed Bath & Beyond, Dick’s Sporting Goods and PetSmart, to name a few. His expertise lies within due diligence including site selection, market research, cash flow analysis, project costing as well as lease negotiations, bank financing and private equity placement. He has also been involved in the sale of millions of dollars of residential properties and the sale and leasing of over 300,000 sq. ft. of commercial real estate.

In 2003, Vin received the coveted CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member) designation. This designation is held by only 5% of commercial real estate professionals. CCIM’s are recognized as leading experts in commercial investment real estate.

Vin has a B.B.A. (Finance & Economics) degree from the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh. He also holds Real Estate Brokers licenses in the states of AZ and WI.

In his spare time he enjoys being a “car guy”, playing golf and spending time in the Santa Rita Mountains.