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Mr. Choquette founded Fident Capital in 2005 to serve middle-market commercial property developers and investors. His innate curiosity and tenacity have helped him secure over $395 million of equity and debt financing for clients in the Southwest United States.
Following the 2008 downturn, Mr. Choquette became a minority partner in a firm that flipped and aggregated single-family residences. The operation’s peak flip inventory contained over $20MM of product and cumulative sales exceeded $140MM. Under his leadership, the firm secured a $30MM equity commitment for aggregation of a single-family rental portfolio.
Prior to starting Fident Capital, Mr. Choquette was an associate at La Jolla Capital Partners. His underwriting approach redefined the manner in which the company presented opportunities to the market, expanding capital sources and earning the company valuable new business. Prior to La Jolla Capital Partners, Mr. Choquette held senior management positions with two venture-backed internet-music industry companies in the San Francisco Bay area.
Mr. Choquette holds an MBA from the University of Colorado at Denver and is a licensed California Real Estate Broker. He is an active member of Urban Land Institute and holds a seat on the Revitalization and Reuse Committee, an active participant and Board Member for the San Diego chapter of Entrepreneur’s Organization (E.O.), and is enrolled in the Entrepreneurial Master’s Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Mr. Sirianni joined Fident Capital in 2017. As an Associate, he is responsible for the underwriting, packaging, and funding solicitation for all debt and equity placement opportunities. In addition, Mr. Sirianni assists with the management of internal systems that drive company operations.
Prior to Fident Capital, Mr. Sirianni was a Senior Financial Analyst with Wells Fargo’s Commercial Real Estate group in San Diego, where he began his professional career. As part of Wells Fargo’s Community Lending and Investment platform, he specialized in underwriting over $200 million in New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) transactions, a hybrid equity-debt, public-private financing product used to incentivize commercial real estate development and operating business investment in low-income communities. At Wells Fargo, Mr. Sirianni was also responsible for database enhancement projects involving the integration of Salesforce for asset management and pipeline reporting purposes.
Mr. Sirianni holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance and Real Estate from the University of San Diego and is a member of the Urban Land Institute.
Silva KanervaExecutive Assistant
Ms. Kanerva joined Fident Capital in 2014. As an Executive Assistant, she is responsible for a variety of duties including administration, accounting, marketing, and human resources. Additionally, she assists with market research & analysis and deal-closing coordination. Her management of the company’s marketing and PR efforts includes content production for social media, email campaigns, and national and trade publications.
Prior to Fident Capital, Ms. Kanerva was the Manager of Operations at Knexient, Inc., a software startup located in Palo Alto, CA. In addition to overseeing operations for the company, she managed the company’s financials and was heavily involved in business development and marketing. During her time at Knexient, she participated in various commercialization efforts, including drafting an 8-page executive summary, creating marketing documents, and brainstorming product development. She worked closely with a team of three to use Knexient’s patented search technology to create a mobile newsreader application.
Ms. Kanerva holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from UC San Diego, is a licensed California Real Estate Salesperson, and is a member of the Urban Land Institute.