Sean N. Marchionte is the Manager and Principal of Bluedog Capital Partners, LLC. Richard R. Tasca, Esq. has an extensive 30-year history in multifamily and hospitality acquistion and development. As controller, Denise E. Schneider is responsible for the financial reports, budgets, and accounting for Bluedog Capital Partners. Katelyn M. Wright is Bluedog's most recent hire as Accountant and Head Bookkeeper. Patsy A. Culp is responsible for the company’s website design and development, social media presence, client communications, and creation of all marketing and reporting materials.
Sean N. Marchionte
Sean N. Marchionte is Principal and Managing Member of Bluedog Capital Partners, LLC. Upon graduating from Providence College, he embarked on a career in property management, making his initial foray in the parking and valet industry. In 1991 he founded City Parking & Valet Services, Ltd., a recognized and well-respected operator in the local trade. As a real estate entrepreneur, Sean went on to acquire a portfolio of residential and commercial properties, which eventually consolidated into Marchionte Properties and Marchionte Capital, LLC.
In 1998, Sean met Richard R. Tasca and they began to work together on various parking and real estate ventures. Bluedog Capital Partners, LLC was formed in 2001 as a result of their successful collaboration. Through hard work, determination, integrity, and strength of character, Sean and Richard have cultivated excellent relationships with developers, bankers, accountants, attorneys and other best-in-class partners forming the platform for Bluedog Capital Partners, LLC to become a leading debt and equity resource for real estate operators and private alternative investments.
Richard R. Tasca, Esq.
Richard R. Tasca, Esq. began his career in 1980 as a tax and securities attorney in Boston, MA working with closely-held family companies and private real estate sponsors. He has an extensive 30-year history in multifamily hospitality acquisition and development. He has completed numerous alternative real estate investments as a joint venture partner with TPG Hospitality and Advenir, Inc., in the hospitality and multifamily space.
He and Sean N. Marchionte formed Bluedog Capital Partners in 2001 and together have the seasoned resources and ability to underwrite, administer, operate and sell any properties owned or secured by Bluedog Capital Partners.
Richard is a member of the Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Florida Bar Associations.
Denise E. Arpin
Denise E. Arpin joined Bluedog Capital Partners in September 2012. As Controller, Denise is responsible for the financial reports, budgets, and accounting for Bluedog Capital Partners. She also provides related administrative services to affiliated entities and investors.
Denise, an accounting graduate of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, came to Bluedog from the public accounting firm of Hauge, Sahady & Co. located in Southeastern Massachusetts. During her tenure in public accounting, Denise was able to gain valuable experience in taxation, financial statement preparation, and GAAP compliance. This expertise, combined with her strengths in organization and insight into managing the financial needs specific to partnership entities, enabled her to achieve seamless integration in controlling the financial operations of Bluedog Capital Partners.
An outgoing and natural leader, Denise has assembled a team committed to excellence in financial management. Her team has a proven record in the administration of Bluedog's business.
Daniel M. Ragosta Senior Accountant
Daniel joined Bluedog Capital Partners in June 2015 assuming the role of Senior Accountant. He is responsible for the preparation of financial statements as well as the accounting, reporting and issuing of investor distributions for the company's equity investment portfolio.
A graduate of the University of Rhode Island's College of Business, he began his professional career in public accounting at Andsager, Bartlett, & Pieroni, LLP where he gained valuable experience in financial planning and preparation. He later used this knowledge along with his passion for investing to co-found and operate a stock options trading company.
Since joining Bluedog Capital Partners Daniel has become extremely well-versed in the company's varied investment platforms and has developed advanced expertise in accounting. His strong work ethic, can do attitude and teamwork philosophy has made him a great addition to the Bluedog team.
Idaris L. Nunez Staff Accountant
Bluedog Capital Partners welcomed Idaris as a Staff Accountant in March 2017 where she has excelled in matters of accounting including the streamlining of financial reports, bank reconciliation, accounts payable and the management of our property tax database.
After graduating from Curry College with a degree in accounting, Idaris launched her professional career in corporate accounting with Bank of America where she consulted on developing financial models and assisted with the tracking of the sales team performance. She later worked as a financial analyst at CVS and spent time at Santander Bank. There she oversaw staffing levels and created training documentation as well as monitored and analyzed the daily activity of the contact center.
Idaris’ ability to quickly adapt to challenging situations along with her willingness to take on a variety of responsibilities has been beneficial to the continued growth of the company.
Bryan Solano-Reyes Staff Accountant
Bryan began his tenure with Bluedog Capital Partners as a Staff Accountant in August 2017, where he inherited the management duties of the company’s loan portfolio. His responsibilities include the timely and efficient processing of loan funds, construction advances and investor payments.
Upon receiving his bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Rhode Island, Bryan spent time at CVS Health where he worked to ensure the accurate reconciliation of CVS inventory and resolve billing inconsistencies. From there, he transitioned into accounts receivable for Samonsite and quickly advanced to the position of Senior Accounts Receivable Specialist where he was the team lead for business acquisitions and was responsible for developing and delivering in-depth financial reports and managing the training of new hires across three platforms.
Bryan’s acute focus and attention to detail has already proven to be a tremendous asset to Bluedog Capital Partners. He looks forward to using his experience to assist with the continued growth of the business.
Sarah L. Harris Investor Relations Specialist
Sarah joined Bluedog Capital Partners in August 2013 as an Office Assistant and has since grown into the role of Investor Relations Specialist, in which she leads the development and execution of investor communication and the overall investor experience. Her responsibilities include building and maintaining investor files, overseeing the distribution of reports, assisting in the raising of capital funds, and managing the introduction of equity and debt investments.
Prior to joining Bluedog, Sarah worked as a leasing professional for RAM Partners, LLC, in which she oversaw customer relations, financial logs, marketing campaigns and social media. Her previous experience also includes time spent as the Vice President of Customer Relations and Marketing Director for KM Wealth Management. During her tenure, she managed all internal and external communication including public relations and advertising and developed her passion for event coordination.
Equipped with 13 years of customer service experience Sarah is excited to assist in the growth of Bluedog Capital Partners, LLC. Her professional experience paired with her ability to effectively communicate financial information are highly valued in the company.
Lindsay M. Chancellor Marketing Director
Lindsay joined Bluedog Capital Partners as the Marketing Director in December 2014 and brings her experience in journalism and public relations to the position. In the role, she manages client correspondence, assists in the underwriting and packaging of loan deals, develops marketing collateral, oversees the company website and social media pages, and facilitates property management documentation.
Lindsay received two bachelor’s degrees in history and multimedia journalism from Florida Atlantic University along with a master’s degree in broadcast journalism from the UK. After moving to Rhode Island, she spent time at Weber Shandwick in Boston where she worked on behalf of clients including McCormick, Vlasic and Nestle Waters. There, she developed a firm understanding of digital media marketing and the importance of building strong professional relationships. Lindsay is excited to utilize her varied media background and passion for people to develop the role of Marketing Director at Bluedog Capital Partners.
Kimberlyn Torres Office Manager
Kimberlyn signed on with Bluedog Capital Partners in October 2016 and has been essential in redeveloping the role of Office Manager. Her background in banking and customer service have proven to be invaluable in managing her responsibilities which include governing office operations and procedures, overseeing both internal and external correspondence, designing complex filing systems, supervising the retrieval, protection and transfer of important records, maintaining office equipment procurement and scheduling appointments vital to the efficiency of BCP. Kim's bilingual ability has also proven to be an effective resource.
Most recently, Kim worked within the Student Lending sector of Citizen's Bank where she developed a strong knowledge of lending practices and federal regulations as well as provided technical support to clients, oversaw the service levels on incoming sales and cultivated new business leads. A natural people person, Kim has demonstrated a strong sense of professionalism and adeptness and looks forward to growing with the company.
Zhiting Du EB-5 Relationship Specialist
Zhiting is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Boston where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Management and Finance. She began her career as a Portfolio Administrator at State Street Corporation and later joined J.P. Morgan in 2007 where she worked as a Regulated Investment Companies (RIC) Tax Specialist. Subsequently, she began working at Granite Telecommunication as a Tax Associate, verifying $5 million in tax and service fees on a monthly basis, in addition to resolving federal, state and local tax notices and audits. In 2011, Zhiting began consulting Chinese investors with U.S. immigration matters on suitable EB-5 investment projects such as hotels and hospitals. She also aided in preparing immigration documents.
Zhiting is excited to bring her talent and varied financial experience to Bluedog Capital Partners, LLC. Her first assignment as EB-5 Relationship Specialist is assisting the Miami Metropolitan Regional Center with the marketing of a USCIS approved EB-5 project, Skyrise Miami, which is set to be an iconic symbol in the city