Alex Krawtschenko is a Director of Bollinger Capital Group. He is a strong advocate of community and the cultivation of partnerships in developing solutions to complex problems. After graduating with a Bachelor of Civil Engineering and an MBA, Alex has spent the majority of his career as a financial professional enjoying a very diverse career in a variety of sectors including, Wealth Management, Media and Entertainment and now, Commercial Real Estate, which is where he has focused his efforts since 2012. His broad latticework of work experience has provided him with a solid foundation to explore the many challenges that Real Estate Developers and Real Estate Investment Firms must overcome with a fresh perspective, particularly in financing their projects.  Alex is passionate about innovation and looks forward to the opportunities that lie ahead.

Nicholas "Nick" Buschini is the great grandson of the late Conrad N. Hilton - founder of Hilton Worldwide.  Nick is a graduate Santa Barbara Community College and Antioch University completing a degree in Business Management.  Nick joined Bollinger Project Solutions as an Intern and Administrative Assistant to Bollinger Capital Group's Managing Director, John Davis. Nick’s focus is on real estate development projects assisting with the financial activities of gathering project information and packaging the material for presentation to capital sources. In addition to his activities with Bollinger Capital Group, Nick’s entrepreneurial pursuits include running an online business that represents product sourcing from various vendors. When he is not working with his BCG clients or managing his online store, he is actively managing his securities portfolio including binary option trading. Nick resides in Los Angeles, California and enjoys Cross-Fit training, Mixed Martial Arts, playing guitar and learning to play the piano.

Wallace K. Shepherd Jr. is a Director of Bollinger Capital Group.  He attended New York Tech. and earned his BS in Accounting.  He has extensive experience in the banking field. His extensive experience in banking and finance comes from a career working for the Federal Saving and Loan Corporation, Resolution Trust Corporation and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation in the Accounting and the Asset Management Department as a Field Accountant.  His responsibilities were primarily in analyzing real estate and assets acquired through bank closures. Also, he has 23 years of real estate loan packaging experience along with facilitating acquisitions for financial institutions.  His good reputation and extensive network among developers helps provide BCG with exceptional real estate development projects to facilitate financing.  Wallace has considerable contacts within international governments and developers from around the world.  He is the Business Director for Global Markets for Bollinger Capital Group.  He is a Chaplain and Minister in the hospices field and has his PhD in Theology.

Wallace Shepherd

Daniel Menna

Bruce Pitman 

Bruce Pitman is Director of Bollinger Capital Group.  He has been in residential and commercial construction, real estate development, and construction financing since 1975. During that time, he was an independent residential builder and became Vice President of Pacific Commercial Development in Los Angeles that developed neighborhood shopping centers and garden office buildings. His experience includes site analysis and valuation, pro forma development, plan development, land entitlements, construction management and construction finance. Bruce was also responsible for the property management of completed projects for Pacific Commercial Development Group. Bruce held a California B-1 General Contractor’s License for 24 years and was a licensed California residential real estate appraiser for 4 years.  He received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of California Los Angeles and gained numerous certifications and licenses in real estate and construction through UCLA, Santa Monica College and Pierce College.

Phil Culler 

The Bollinger Team

Daniel Menna is a Director of Bollinger Capital Group working with administrative tasks managing the workflow from requests for funds to organizing client information for the senior team members to analyze and structure financing strategies for the company's clients.  Daniel assists in managing the organizational components of the process as capital requests proceed through the system keeping them moving forward expeditiously. He monitors every file daily so it  advances through the required steps toward a successful funding.  Having spent over a year working with Construction Financial Group, a BCG Channel Partner, Daniel gained experience in the fundamentals of the lending process and the analysis that is a part of every request for funds.  He also spent part of his time with Construction Financial Group marketing the programs the company was offering in providing residential construction loans.  In this position he learned the essential requirement of working with clients in the sensitive financial environment where confidentiality is imperative and making sure communication between the client, the company and the lender was accurate and thorough.  For the previous five years he has worked in sales and customer relations with a large international company being recognized as a top sales producer nationally while at the same time receiving the highest customer service award that company gives to its outstanding employees. Daniel's early career after attending college was in the hospitality business with hotels and restaurants and there he developed great people skills which is essential in working with BCG's high profile clients.  His work with BCG is moving forward to greater involvement with client relations, project financial analysis, underwriting and structuring.  Daniel is a devoted father of two children, a gym enthusiast and lover of music and film. 

John Davis

John Davis is Founder and Managing Director/Managing of Bollinger Capital Group, LLC, John has been in the commercial and residential real estate development business for over 30 years.  During the majority of that time, John was President and CEO of Pacific Commercial Development (PCDC) which specialized in developing convenience and neighborhood shopping centers and garden office buildings in California.  Additionally, John has also developed banks, service stations, restaurants, daycare centers and custom residences. His project experience covers inception planning through completion and property management. John has directed the corporate strategy of all development activities from land and project evaluation, proforma analysis, and feasibility, land acquisition, project design, project financing, land use entitlement permitting and approval, construction management, major tenant leasing, property management and the ultimate sale of projects.  In recent years, John has focused on providing project financing for developer clients needing construction, equity, debt and joint venture funding of their projects. Bollinger Capital Group was formed to provide this consulting service in what is today considered a difficult financing environment resulting from the collapse of the financial markets during the Great Recession. Bollinger makes new financing platforms and structures available to its clients for worthy projects where conventional sources fail to provide the capital needed. He currently oversees over a half billion dollars in projects going through the funding process at BCG and its affiliates. John began college in the School of Architecture for his first two years at the University and went on to earn a Bachelor of Business Administration degree majoring in business management from the University of Oklahoma. He continued his education with graduate studies in psychology at the University of Hawaii, the General Theological Seminary in New York City and the School of Cinema at the University of Southern California.  It was his good fortune to have been selected at 28 years old to join Coldwell Banker (CB) Commercial, which was the premier real estate services company on the West Coast and later both domestically and internationally. He spent ten years with this gold standard of real estate firms learning leasing and development before leaving to be a founder of his own commercial development firm, Pacific Commercial Development Inc in 1977. As a commercial developer, John built a variety commercial projects including shopping centers, free-standing banks, restaurants and garden-type office buildings. He was an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC). During the economic downturn in the early 90's, John and two of his development partners started a technology firm, Financial Analysis Systems, Inc., specializing in creating software for banks and mortgage companies. They created Laser Systems, a loan comparison computer program which made the mortgage loan process more transparent so that the clients of banks and mortgage brokers could easily understand which of the many competing loans would be best for their specific circumstances. This was done with a graphic interface which was connected with over 80 lenders and their over 400 loan programs and instantly revealed the best of breed comparisons with a keystroke on the computer. This software and its access to almost all lender's programs using an easy to understand graphic comparison analysis transformed the lending industry.  All loan programs could be searched and analyzed instantly and in front of their clients. This was revolutionary as it transformed loans from being incomprehensible and confusing into being transparent and immediately understandable by the client.  Lenders loved it because it "stopped the shopping"!  When clients could readily see which loan was best for them, they were bonded to the loan officer. That was the software's secret sauce that lenders loved. The program's instant analytical speed, its access to almost all lenders loan programs and its clarity of results, bonded the clients with their loan officers because no one else in the industry could provide instant results with such persuasive clarity. John and his partners were in the process of preparing for that company's IPO when they were bought out by the largest mortgage web service company in Silicon Valley. While John then returned to his real estate development business, that experience provided the seeds of his future interest in the world of real estate finance to which he entered again in 2006 working in lending with JP Morgan Chase, Washington Mutual Bank and Bank of America until forming Construction Financial Group with a former partner at PCDC, Bruce Pitman. John is an Advisory Board Member of Stanton Chase International, a worldwide leading executive search firm. He has served in leadership and advisory capacities for several philanthropic interests in Los Angeles, Pacific Palisades and Santa Barbara, California including serving on the Vestry (Board of Directors) and Co-Chairman of the Building Committee at St Matthews Episcopal Church, Pacific Palisades, which was responsible for building an award-winning new church sanctuary with the renown architect Charles Moore. At the Bishop of Los Angeles's request, John served on the Development Committee of the Episcopal Cathedral of St. Paul which raised funds and oversaw the building of LA’s new cathedral as well as serving as Chairman of the Consecration Committee. John was chosen an alumnus leader for his college fraternity, Phi Gamma Delta, as a mentor and keynote speaker for the chapter at UCSB. He served on the Board of Trustees and as President of the Board of St Matthews Episcopal School, one of the leading private schools on a 45-acre campus in Pacific Palisades.  His work with youth continued as President of the Board of a popular Day Camp in Pacific Palisades for six years and as a board member of the Santa Barbara Children's Chorus. He was also a member of the Finance Committee of Santa Barbara's Trinity Episcopal Church.  John served on the Building and Grounds Committee for 20 years at Bel-Air Bay Club in Pacific Palisades (recognized as an Emerald Club of the World), on its Board of Directors for four years and as President of the club.  In 1997, John and three other club past presidents were founding members of the Master Plan Development Committee which directed the 10-year $26M rebuilding of this renown club’s beach clubhouse taking the project from inception, planning and design successfully through the entitlement approvals and permits of the City of Los Angeles and the California Coastal Commission.  Real Estate and service are key passions in his life only topped by his love of family, friendships, playing keyboards, guitar, tennis, sailing, skiing and traveling.

Nick Buschini 

Alex Krawtschenko

Phil Culler is a Director of Bollinger Capital Group providing our clients with years of professional experience stemming from his long career with major residential and commercial developers. He has in-depth project experience in all aspects of the development process from project inception, planning, land acquisition, entitlement, finance and construction through completion. He has been in the real estate industry since 1987 with a diverse background of experience in finance, sales, marketing, operations, and development of residential and commercial projects in California, Texas and Colorado.  During this time period he served as Director of Forward Planning and Acquisitions, Regional CFO, (overseeing 6 divisions building on average 300 homes per year per division), and Division CFO for three of the top ten national builders, Ryland Homes, Centex Homes (recently purchased by Pulte Homes) and Shea Homes, the largest privately held homebuilder in the US.  On the non-financial side of the industry, in Mr. Culler’s tenure he has acquired and entitlement properties for the construction of over 7,000 residential homes; attached and detached product types. In addition participated in the development of master planned communities that include mixed use product, residential and commercial as well hospitality. During this time in his career his responsibilities ranged from processing un-entitled land to tentative map and ultimately to final map, development agreements, annexations, specific plans, zone changes and general plan amendments. Additional responsibilities included conducting feasibility and profitability studies of proposed projects; assessing competition, market, product design, and pricing; and preparing presentations and reports for acquisitions.  Most recently Mr. Culler has completed the entitlement of a 1,300 acre master planned community with an estimated future population at build out of over 10,000 people plus over 1,000,000 square feet of commercial/retail and 500 to 700 hospitality rooms, plus public recreation areas and large RV uses. Currently, as a team Mr. Culler and associates with similar or complimentary backgrounds have brought their experience to North Dakota and at this writing purchased 13 properties and completed the annexation and entitlements with uses ranging from hotel, apartments, restaurants, filling station, residential and other related purposes.