Our Team

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Chris Pomerleau

Co-Founder and Director of Investment Strategy

As Co-Founder and Director of Investment Strategy, Chris oversees the acquisitions of assets and business development activities. He also directs the overall investment strategies of LeavenWealth.

Over the past seven years, he has acquired 2,500+ apartment units worth $211 million within a three-hour radius of Omaha. Chris owns Brick Town Construction, Brick Town Property Management and Liquid Lending Solutions, which are synergistic in improving the longevity and value of LeavenWealth’s assets. Prior to his entrepreneurial activities, Chris served in the United States Army. He played college football at Augustana College, where he graduated with his bachelor’s in sociology. Furthering his education, he completed both his M.S. in Negotiation and Dispute resolution and his J.D. at Creighton Law School. He is a proud father to two children, with his wife, Shivani.

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Collin Schwartz

Co-Founder and Business Development

As Co-Founder and Director of Business Development, Collin oversees the success and growth of LeavenWealth.

Collin has over $211 million in assets under management and 2,500+ units throughout the Midwest. Collin owns Brick Town Construction, Brick Town Property Management and Liquid Lending Solutions, which are synergistic in improving the longevity and value of LeavenWealth’s assets. He is also the creator of the largest real estate meet-up in Nebraska. He is a father to three children, with his wife, Emily. Collin graduated from Bellevue University with his MBA in finance.

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Ruth Nwaturuocha

Director of Operations

As Director of Operations, Ruth oversees the day-to-day operations of all LeavenWealth investments.

Ruth comes to our team with nearly 10 years in the property and asset management industry. Her experience includes conventional market-rate, LIHTC, student, commercial, mixed use, and new development experience. She holds several credentials including CALP, CAM, and CAS through the National Apartment Association, and received her bachelor's degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.

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Mitch Hagen

Director of Finance

As Director of Finance, Mitch oversees the financial reporting and analysis of LeavenWealth and related businesses and investments, including operational and strategic decision-making.

He is a certified public accountant and has specialized in the real estate industry. His client and investor experience include individual, business, trust, and estate tax and wealth management consulting; mom-and-pop shops to groups with over 2,000 rental units; 30+ state operations; annual revenues of over $750 million. A central Minnesota native, Mitch came to Omaha for undergrad at Creighton University where he double-majored in financial analysis and accounting while playing four years of ultimate frisbee. He is a proud father to his son, with his wife, Emily.

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Rebecca Kisicki

Director of Marketing and Public Relations

As Director of Marketing and Public Relations, Rebecca oversees all marketing strategies, communications, and public relations efforts.

Born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska, she graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications, focusing on Public Relations and Advertising, as a First-Generation student from the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

Prior to joining LeavenWealth, she comes from four years of working in the communications industry, including leadership and mentorship. She has fine-tuned her skills in professional opportunities, development and networking through organizations, like the Public Relations Society of America. In her free time, Rebecca enjoys paddle boarding, spending time with friends and family, and binge-watching tv shows.

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Jason Belt

Director of Capital Resources

As Director of Capital Resources, Jason directs capital funds sourcing for current and future investment opportunities with LeavenWealth. In his role, Jason works closely with investors, communicating their wants and needs into effective capital deployment.

Sam Tewes

Acquisition Specialist

As an Acquisition Specialist, Sam creates new investment opportunities for our partners by sourcing and analyzing new and existing real estate markets and underwriting potential property acquisitions. He has expanded LeavenWealth's asset footprint into multiple midwest markets and continues to source deals in priority demographics.

Sam brings two years of personal investment experience, with positions in multiple projects throughout the Midwest. He has sourced over 400 doors and $20mm in assets for LeavenWealth.

Prior to his entrepreneurial efforts, Sam studied business management at Wichita State University, where he also played baseball. Following his collegiate career, he played professionally for 5 years with the St. Louis Cardinals and New York Mets.

Sam was born in Lincoln, Nebraska, and continues to live there with his wife, Talia, and daughter. He continues to pursue his love of baseball as he coaches with his brother, Luke, for their alma mater high school, Waverly.

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Nick Bruhn

Acquisition Specialist

As an Acquisition Specialist, Nick creates new investment opportunities for our partners by sourcing and analyzing new and existing real estate markets and underwriting potential property acquisitions.

For the past two years, Nick has assisted LeavenWealth with investor relations, asset management, and marketing. Prior to joining LeavenWealth, Nick spent four years in multifamily property management and development. Nick is originally from Sioux Falls, South Dakota, graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a bachelor's degree in marketing and management, and now resides in Omaha, Nebraska.

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Megan Richardson

Risk Management and Investor Relations Advisor

As Risk Management and Investor Relations Advisor, Megan advises on our insurance and risk management systems. She also advises on our fundraising efforts with a focus on investor relations related to active and prospective investments. Megan has more than 10 years of experience in the commercial insurance and risk management industry, specifically in property and casualty insurance for large healthcare systems.

Megan lives in Denver with her husband, and both are active in the local real estate business. In her free time, Megan enjoys exploring the Rocky Mountains by hiking, biking, and camping. Her and her husband are also completing a renovation on their Victorian home.

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Owen Barrett

Underwriting and Analysis Specialist

Owen leads the underwriting and analysis for potential acquisitions for LeavenWealth. Owen graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BS in Finance and Economics from Bentley University. He started his professional career in the financial world.

Owen evaluated companies based on unique facts and circumstances, including performance, size, maturity, governance structure, and advised institutional shareholders on ballot measures and made recommendations that served their best interests. Since college, Owen has started and exited two companies. He lives in San Diego with his wife and two daughters.

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