Ron Kaplan, President EIG

Ron Kaplan was selected for admission into the Real Estate Development and Finance program at The University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business.  This was a highly specialized program that only about ten students a year were admitted to.  Ron graduated from this program through USC’s Marshall School of Business in 1992. During his last year of college he also obtained a California real estate salesperson license, and eventually went on to become a licensed California real estate broker.

Ron began working as a real estate agent brokering houses and apartment buildings. In 1995 Ron put together a group of investors to purchase, rehab, and re-sell foreclosed houses throughout Southern California.

In 1998, for additional access to capital in order to facilitate the purchase of more foreclosed properties, he took on a partner and formed his first corporation, K&S Diversified Investments, Inc.Ron continued to buy and re-sell foreclosure properties until the year 2000.  Around this time the California market really began to improve – so much so that the great deals in foreclosures were disappearing.  So, rather than purchase foreclosed homes, he began to purchase defaulted notes secured by real estate.

It did not take Ron long to realize that the margins on the notes were much better than on the properties themselves. He has continued to purchase defaulted notes since the year 2000 and has consistently achieved annual yields of about 35% on average.

Additionally, over the last several years, Ron has purchased rental properties in different states throughout the country.  Ron looks for properties that he can fix up, raise the rents, and produce positive cash flow from.

Most recently, in 2006, Ron left his former company and started a new company – Equity Investments Group.  He started this company to pursue new sources of defaulted trust deeds in addtional geographic areas. Through business relationships Ron has built with lenders over the years, Equity Investments Group now has access to what is nearly a limitless source of potential loans.

Mark McCormick is responsible for Business Development, Investor Relations and raising capital for acquisitions.   Mr. McCormick came to EIG with 20 years of business development experience primarily in the credit industry. Prior to joining our team, McCormick was the co-Owner and President of one of the nations largest Credit Reporting Companies. After selling his firm to a large publicly traded Company he stayed on and was responsible for the integration of the company, reporting directly to the CEO. Later he helped merge that company with another publicly traded company for combined sales in excess of $1 billion.

After that transition was complete, Mr. McCormick became the Director of Business Development for a Southern California Real Estate Company raising equity for real estate opportunities across the Unites States. One of Mr. McCormick’s responsibilities included overseeing a fund to buy foreclosed homes.

In 2010, Mr. McCormick joined forces with a Midwest Mortgage bank to expand their services to the West Coast. In 2012 the West Coast region funded in excess of $200,000,000 in loans.

Joan Goslin has worked in the real estate and foreclosure industry for over twenty years. Her extensive experience includes all aspects of real estate including bank foreclosures, property rehabilitation, escrow, title, and sales. She is highly organized and skilled at turning non-performing debts into paying accounts.

For nearly fifteen years Joan has worked closely with Ron Kaplan in building both Ron’s prior investment company (K&S Diversified Investments) and EIG. She oversees the day-to-day organization, follow up, and collections on the company’s receivable accounts.  Joan is one of the company’s best assets.