Relationships Create Value

Strong Relationships and Diverse
Talents are the Stallion Advantage.
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The Beginning

Who we are

It started in 2007, with one loan and one investor. Vincent Balagia, our Founder and CEO, had identified a new opportunity for private investors: direct loans. The direct loan model proved to be a stable and consistent investment.

Today, things are a little different (increased volume will do that) but the overall strategy remains the same. Vincent knew that building an experienced team of seasoned industry leaders would pay dividends in the future. Our clients’ success have shown his instincts were right.

About us

Our team

Over the past 15 years, we’ve recruited a family of highly talented individual with diverse talents.

Vincent Balagia
Founder/CIO
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Vincent Balagia

Founder/CIO
Vincent started out working with banks, investment brokerage firms, and gradually moving into non-traditional asset management. In 2005, he joined a private lending firm in Austin, managing the origination department. It was there that he conceived of a new sort of private lending fund, one that placed greater emphasis on personal relationships. It was May 2007 when Vincent founded Stallion. Since then, Stallion has deployed more than $300 million into the Texas real estate markets, delivering consistent, high-yield returns for its investors.
vincent@stallionfunding.com
Rachael Holladay
VP, Lending
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Rachael Holladay

VP, Lending
What do you do?

I am Stallion’s Vice President of Lending and Borrower Relations Specialist. I have been developing borrower relationships and driving Stallion Funding’s growth for over 12 years.

What is your background?

Prior to joining Stallion, I spent 8 years in the restaurant management industry while pursuing my bachelor’s degree. I then transitioned into a student mentor role at the University of Phoenix while completing my MBA. My favorite hobby outside the office is wrangling my four children. I spend nights and weekends with my family and would not trade it for the world.

Favorite Stallion Memory?

My favorite Stallion memories are the company’s humble beginnings. On the way to my job interview, having no prior industry experience, I Googled ‘hard money lending’, and shortly after began working at my first desk – our CEO’s kitchen table. Twelve years later, I have developed lifelong internal and external relationships that are my first choice for sharing everything from happy kid stories to tears.
rachael@stallionfunding.com
Jeremy Jungbauer
Director, Investor Relations
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Jeremy Jungbauer

Director, Investor Relations
Jeremy joined Stallion in January 2020, and is responsible for overseeing our bespoke client management services. Prior to joining Stallion, Jeremy worked at Charles Schwab as a Sr. Relationship Manager. Prior to that, Jeremy worked for USAA Investment Management Company where he occupied several positions. Jeremy started his career as a mortgage loan officer out of college.
Jeremy@stallioncap.com
Mitchell Chavez
Director, Asset Management
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Mitchell Chavez

Director, Asset Management
Mitchell joined Stallion in May of 2020, and he does the important work of managing property analysis and acquisition for the Stallion Growth Fund, as well as overseeing the company’s originations business development. He’s a graduate of Texas State University, having earned a BA and Master’s of Accounting. Outside of work, Mitchell enjoys spending time with family and friends, messing with cars, and exploring the great state of Texas.
mitchell@stallioncap.com
Travis Feste
Project Manager
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Travis Feste

Project Manager
Travis is a project manager in in Stallion’s REO department. He oversees all construction projects on current REO’s in in the Stallion portfolio. His life outside of Stallion revolves around family, friends and a love of music.
travis@stallionfunding.com
Stephanie Walser
Construction Draw Manager
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Stephanie Walser

Construction Draw Manager
Stephanie joined Stallion in September, 2015 and is the Director of Investor Relations. She has more than 25 years of experience in the financial services industry. Prior to joining Stallion, Stephanie worked for JPMorgan Chase as a senior relationship manager and as a client service manager. Prior to JPMorgan Chase, Stephanie worked for State Street Bank and Brown Brothers Harriman & Co., managing global market relationships and helping investors enter, trade, and maintain positions in foreign markets.
stephanie@stallioncap.com
Christine DeForest
Sr. Loan Processor
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Christine DeForest

Sr. Loan Processor
Christine is responsible for processing all incoming loans from our Loan Originations Department. She joined Stallion in 2017 and brings a wealth of experience in the real estate and construction industries. Prior to joining Stallion, Christine worked as an associate in Loan Operations in the hard money loan industry.
processing@stallioncap.com
Stephanie Roden
Executive Assistant
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Stephanie Roden

Executive Assistant
As Vincent Balagia’s executive assistant, Stephanie offers critical support to the smooth running of Stallion, while managing day-to-day office operations. She brings 10 years of customer service, sales, and heavy administrative experience, spanning across multiple industries. Outside of work Stephanie enjoys music, food, and outdoor activities. She is originally from the Houston area and moved to Austin in July of 2019.
sroden@stallioncap.com
Cody Tristan
Loan Officer
Megan Abraham
Underwriting Manager
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Underwriting Manager
David McCown
Loan Servicing Manager
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Loan Servicing Manager
Jackie Martinez
Loan Servicing Officer
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Loan Servicing Officer
Sydney Panter
Marketing Coordinator
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Marketing Coordinator
Samantha Trevino
Marketing Coordinator
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Marketing Coordinator
Emerson Zaplatar
Investor Relations
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