Team
Team
Todd Pigott President
Todd Pigott
President

Todd is passionate about his involvement in the private money equity space. Previously, over an 18-year period, Todd held the position of President of one of the largest interior and exterior maintenance companies in the Central California Valley employing over 400 individuals.

Sold in 2006 to a private equity firm from New York, Todd now devotes his full-time into ZINC Financial and its Affiliates.

To date, the Manager and its Affiliates have originated over a billion dollars in private money loans, with a loss ratio of less than One-Quarter of One Percent (0.25%). The Fund and its Affiliates oversee, originate, fund, manage, or invests in millions of dollars in private equity loans on a consistent basis.

John Evangelista Chief Financial Officer
John Evangelista
Chief Financial Officer

John joined the ZINC team in August 2012. John has over Seven (7) years of experience in accounting, financial and data analysis, and oversight of private money real estate loans. He acquired his license as a certified public accountant in the state of California in February 2012.

Prior to joining ZINC, he practiced in public accounting for Six (6) years at CBIZ & Mayer Hoffman McCann, P.C., a national independent CPA firm, with his primary focus being on litigation and valuation services. In this capacity, he performed analyses on hundreds of litigation engagements involving marital dissolutions, fraud, and fund tracings.

John is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the California Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Jack Fernandez Chief Operations Officer
Jack Fernandez
Chief Operations Officer

Jack joined the ZINC team in 2019 as COO to run day to day operations with a primary focus on ZINC’s Auto Division. He comes with over 30 years of executive management experience in auto finance. Jack previously served as COO at Premier Auto Credit out of Los Angeles before moving to Fresno. He was also instrumental in the growth and development of companies such as Triad Financial as their COO and at WFS Financial as their Senior Vice President in charge of all National expansion.

Jack was also an owner/partner in an independent auto dealership in Orange County that was once prominently featured in the Orange County Register.

Jack’s diversified background also includes real estate, successfully maneuvering multiple large land development transactions through the tentative and final mapping process in various cities in Southern California that eventually became either joint venture projects or sold to regional home builders.

Jaime Harlan Servicing Manager
Jaime Harlan
Servicing Manager

Jaime joined the Zinc Team in 2016 and has over 21 years of experience in the real estate lending industry.

Involved in all aspects of the portfolio management and loan servicing. She is considered a jack of all trades with the ability to wear multiple hats.

Jaime’s multitude of skills have come from her challenging positions held in Escrow, Title, Real Estate, and Lending.

Jim Nakamura Investor Relations Officer
Jim Nakamura
Investor Relations Officer

Jim is an experienced entrepreneur skilled in the technology, agriculture, and real estate sectors. Previously, Jim has raised millions of dollars in capital for private equity deals and hard money loans.

Currently, Jim serves on the Craig School of Business Alumni and Friends Board, the Saint Agnes Medical Center Men’s Club and Executive Board, the Patino School of Entrepreneurship Mentorship and Advisory Board, and the Youth for Christ Board. In 2019, Jim was 40 Under 40 for Fresno. He was in the Leadership Fresno Class 35.

Fun Fact: In 2016, Jim traveled the world playing paintball for Team USA and won World Cup in Malaysia.