DLP Executive Team
DLP has assembled a team of motivated real estate professionals with a combined 150+ years and $10B of industry experience. We execute a disciplined approach at all times, but remain agile with the ability to capitalize on opportunities as they arise. The company culture fosters teamwork and encourages innovation. We are relentless in our pursuit of performance excellence.
President and CEO
Don Wenner is the CEO & Founder of DLP, the Dream Live Prosper family of companies that includes: DLP Capital Partners, Direct Lending Partners, DLP Realty, DLP Offers, DLP Property Management, DLP Real Estate Partners, DLP Builders, DLP Interactive Media, and Alliance Property Transfer. Don is highly experienced in all facets of housing as well as his ability to scale companies through utilization of the DLP Elite Operating System, for which the company has been ranked in the Inc. 5000 fastest growing companies in the US for 6 consecutive years. Since DLP’s founding in 2006, Don and DLP have closed more than 8,000 real estate transactions totaling more than $1.2 billion. Don has built a successful track record of generating profits in all market conditions and cycles. Additionally, he is ranked by The Wall Street Journal as one of the Top 15 Real Estate professionals in the country, including #1 in all of PA and NJ for the past 4 years in a row. With over $550 million in assets under management, DLP’s portfolio includes more than 7,800 apartments and homes located primarily throughout the southeast and northeast areas of the country, as well as a portfolio of real estate loans originated to active real estate investors. Don studied Finance and Marketing at Drexel University. Don, his wife, and their two young sons, reside in St. Augustine, FL near DLP’s Southern Headquarters and have a second home in the Lehigh Valley, PA, close to the DLP Northern Headquarters in Bethlehem. Don is active in his local church, is passionate about fitness and health, and reads several books each week. He spends most of his free time with his family enjoying many outdoor activities and discovering new places.
President of Lending
Nathan Trunfio is passionate about continuously learning and growing in his management and sales skills. This passion extends into how he leads his team, “my favorite part of the job is teaching and helping my team and peers continuously grow, improve their skill sets, push their limits on their expectations, and reach their production and professional goals; the process of coaching and mentoring my peers gives me great fulfillment and joy,” Nathan states. Nathan’s drive to continually grow and better himself and his team has helped him excel in his position.
Nathan received a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and Marketing from Eastern University. In his free time, he enjoys being active and plays numerous sports competitively and recreationally.
V.P. Funding Relationships
Brion is the V.P of Funding Relationships at Direct Lending Partner. He is passionate about enabling his clients to achieve their dreams through the powerful medium of real estate investing. Brion also loves working with other lenders with the tools and service offered by Direct Lending Partner to empower them to grow their business and influence. Brion grew up in Center Valley, and received his Bachelor’s degree from Northland International University in education. He is dedicated to serving with his church community in South Side Bethlehem, playing golf whenever and wherever possible, and riding motorcycles a bit faster than he should. Brion lives in Northampton with his better half, Carrie, and their two children Reagan and Lincoln.
Senior Funding Specialist
Nader Hack is passionate about helping others achieve their dreams and attaining their goals. “The most exciting thing about my career and position is the ability to afford to the masses, the pride in home ownership and investment properties, and helping the consumer provide a better life for themselves, family, and those within their circle of influence,” Nader states. This passion has leveraged him into a career with nearly 20 years of experience.
Nader attended Devry University, where he studied Business Administration and Computer Technology; he also attended Rollins College where he studied Economics and Finance. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his family, his twin daughters, gourmet cooking, and golfing, boating and playing billiards.
Investor Success Manager
Nick Bianchini is committed to building relationships with his borrowers, developing his career, and contributing to the rapid growth of Direct Lending Partner. These commitments are reflected in Nick’s willingness to help and his great communication skills with both clients and coworkers alike.
Nick graduated from DeSales University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. In his free time, he loves traveling to Disney World, spending time with his family, going on dates with his wife, and going to sporting events.
Investor Success Manager
Robert Schimeneck is passionate about doing what is right for his clients and strives to build long-lasting relationships with them. I love meeting all types of people and learning about their past experiences and perspectives on life, Robert states. His drive to form relationships with his clients and his dedication to follow through has propelled him into success.
Bob graduated from Allentown Central Catholic High School and attended DeSales University where he studied Finance. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, whether it’s helping with homework, attending sporting events or watching movies.
Processing and Underwriting Manager
Brandy Seyferth’s drive to make her clients and colleagues happy, has helped her become a major part of the growth of Direct Lending Partner. Brandy strives to Deliver WOW to all of her clients by getting things done in a timely manner and enjoys learning new things every day.
In addition to making her clients happy, Brandy enjoys making her family happy. In her free time, she enjoys reading and playing with her daughter.
Matt Petragalia is always available to answer questions for his clients as well as his coworkers and he strives to be consistent when making decisions in his day-to-day tasks. “At DLP, we are here to make things work and help the customer to the best of our abilities,” Matt states. This attitude is reflected on his passion for treating clients with respect and integrity.
Matt received a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from East Stroudsburg University and an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration from Northampton Community College. In his free time, he enjoys being outside and spending time with his friends and family.
Director of Inspections & Rehab Management
Hans has been in real estate for the past 10+ years and has worked with DLP in a variety of roles ranging from real estate agent, to VP of operations to project leader. He has wide knowledge base in many facets of real estate sales, investments, and construction. Hans current role involves both acquiring properties for DLP Capital Advisors to invest and generate profits as well as acquiring and managing investor and retail client relationships for Direct Lending Partner.
Funding Specialist & Director of Multifamily Acquisitions
Dozell Varner is passionate about real estate acquisitions and creating and sustaining generational wealth. This passion for real estate has positioned him to help many other investors achieve their goals of investment success. Dozell attributes his success to his ambition and GRIT, it’s (GRIT) a prerequisite to achieve success at a high level, Dozell states.
Dozell graduated with a Master’s degree in Business and Strategy from Western Governors University and a Bachelor’s degree from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University in Agriculture Business. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with family.
Craig Yarnell is passionate about providing outstanding customer service as well as the best possible financing solutions. His dedication to delivering WOW to his clients lies in his open and honest communication with his clients. Craig loves partnering with real estate investors to fast track their business and income.
In Craig’s free time he enjoys exploring golf courses and hiking the trails of Arizona.
Joshua Brammer strives to give his clients clear direction to have a successful end result and he feels that with consistent execution and excellent delivery to clients and coworkers, mediocrity doesn’t stand a chance. His attention to detail and love of working with people has helped him build wonderful client relationships and excel in his position.
In Joshua’s free time he enjoys spending time with friends and family, boating, going to the beach or watching a good movie.
Asset Servicing Manager
Robert Beeman has a passion for taking a challenge and turning it into a success. His determination and GRIT has advanced him in his career. With nearly 20 years in the real estate investing industry, Rob brings tons of knowledge and experience to Direct Lending Partners.
In Robert’s free time he enjoys spending time with his wife, playing sports, watching movies and attending car shows.
Monika enjoys working with her team, demonstrating diligence and having a team player attitude. She works hard to deliver quality work and feels that with a positive attitude, obstacles that may have seemed impossible become challenges that can be overcome.
Asset Servicing Manager
Kate Bianchini loves helping people, whether it’s a client for Direct Lending Partner or a fellow employee, she is ready and willing to help. Her desire to help others also reflects her passion to continually learn and gain skills that will help excel her both personally and professionally.
Joanie, a Florida native, has worked in the real estate industry for over 13 years as a licensed Realtor, property manager, marketing coordinator, and most recently, a closing coordinator for 2 major builders. During the real estate market downturn, she invested herself in the education of middle school children teaching them general mathematics, pre-algebra, and her passion for ancient history. She has earned a degree in education and is a life long student pursuing a degree in anthropology at the University of South Florida transferring to the University of Florida.
Veronica Romano strives to stay focused and driven in order to achieve her goals. Her focus and drive helps her to push through the challenges and tasks she may encounter on a daily basis. Her passion for growth and achieving goals has helped Veronica excel in her career and here at DLP.
Veronica holds an Associate’s Degree from Suffolk County Community College in Liberal Arts and a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Stony Brook University. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her kids, while visiting new places including zoos, aquariums, museums, and other historical places. She also enjoys jiu jitsu.
Rich Johansen is passionate about building long-term successful relationships – With over 25 years’ experience in business, finance and sales management, Rich is the direct funding resource for his clients, investors and brokers. In his free time Rich enjoys spending time with his family, sports, traveling and entertaining.