Chief Executive Officer
Tie Lasater is the CEO and a Managing Partner at KeyCity Capital and is an internationally renowned speaker on real estate, finance, leadership, and entrepreneurship. He has ten companies and has established himself as a successful, knowledgable, well-to-do real estate investor and entrepreneur. In addition, Tie has business interests in over seven countries, three continents and has clients worldwide. He and his partners have acquired hundreds of millions in properties across the United States.
Throughout his career, Tie has spoken on stages worldwide and partnered with and brought together some of the most influential business leaders, investors, and celebrities, including Mel Gibson, Kathy Ireland, Michael Irvin, Vanilla Ice, Randi Zuckerberg, and Bruce Buffer. Celebrity Apprentice Judge, George Ross, has described Tie as "The person you want to be involved with if you are looking to build a successful real estate business."
Tie graduated from Abilene Christian University with a B.S. and M.B.A. in Accounting. He began his career at KPMG International in the audit and compliance division, focusing on private equity. After his time at KMPG, Tie served as the Controller and CFO at a private equity firm before starting his own private equity company with his brother, Boone Lasater.
Charlie Dombek, CPA
President & Chief Client Officer
Charlie Dombek is a managing partner at KeyCity Capital, serving as the President and Chief Client Officer. He manages the firm's asset-backed lending and currency trading platforms and is responsible for raising capital for the firm's real estate and alternative investment funds. Charlie also founded the firm's currency trading platform, which has consistently generated a fixed 20% annualized return to its clients.
Charlie graduated from Virginia Tech University with a B.S. in Accounting and received his M.B.A. from the College of William and Mary. He began his career at Ernst and Young (EY) and was a practicing Certified Public Accountant (CPA) for more than 20 years.
Charlie is one of the foremost authorities on domestic and international tax planning and mitigation. He is also the founder of XWealth Strategies. This advisory firm accelerates how the mass affluent grow their wealth by engineering tax-efficient investment strategies and improving investment performance through access to passive real estate and alternative investments. His clients include family offices, professional athletes, entertainers, and highly successful healthcare professionals.
Chief Operating Officer
Boone Lasater is the Chief Operating Officer and a managing partner of KeyCity Capital. He has over 14 years of real estate, accounting, and private equity experience and has closed more than 1,000 real estate transactions, totaling over $500M.
After graduating with a B.S. in accounting from Tarleton State University, Boone spent six years as a public tax and audit accountant. He then transitioned into private equity, where he worked as the Assistant Controller for a PE Oil and Gas firm before starting his own private equity company with his brother, Tie Lasater. Boone and his partners at KeyCity Capital were inducted into the Rich Dad Hall of Fame sponsored by Robert Kiyosaki and were recognized as a Top 100 Real Estate Investment Firm by Entrepreneur Magazine.
Chief Acquisitions Officer
Leigh Archer is one of the managing partners and the Chief Acquisitions Officer of KeyCity Capital. He is passionate about real estate and has been involved in multiple real estate capacities for the past twelve years, including real estate brokerage, agency management, and investing. Throughout his career, Leigh has closed over $500 Million of real estate for multi-family and single-family properties. He also ran a brokerage that transacted just under $480 Million in volume. Additionally, he owned a title company, served as the Vice President of Keller Williams Realty in Amarillo, and was the CEO of Keller Williams Realty in Denver. While at Keller Williams, Leigh managed nearly 150 real estate agents at its peak and coached people on how to build businesses within real estate.
Leigh graduated with a B.A. in Business Administration from Tarleton State University. He is trilingual, and his background in international business and consulting has trained him to approach business and life with a broad global perspective. Leigh focuses his ability for growth within KeyCity Capital around property acquisitions systems, process, and market analysis and development.
Mark Mize, CPA
Chief Financial Officer
Mark serves as KeyCity Capital's Chief Financial Officer. He brings vast financial experience to KeyCity Capital, focused on creating and building companies. Mark has over 25 years of experience in accounting, auditing, financial reporting, and corporate finance, and he specializes in corporate accounting, capital structure refinancing, valuation, and financial analysis. Having served as the CFO at both public and private companies, Mark is a highly renowned financial accounting and reporting executive and has a strong background in leading a company's financial operations. His leadership illustrates extensive experience in upstream, midstream, and downstream with proficiency and expertise in internal accounting control, financial reporting, and compliance.
Prior to KeyCity Capital, Mark held numerous influential positions across various companies. His career began at PricewaterhouseCoopers as part of their audit team. He later became the Director of Financial Reporting at Cabot Oil & Gas and then moved to Petrohawk Energy as the EVP, CFO, and Treasurer. While at Petrohawk, Mark helped grow the company from a $50 Million investment to a corporate divestiture of $15 Billion in cash in just seven years. After Petrohawk, Mark founded Halcon Resources and served as the EVP, CFO, and Treasurer. Throughout his time at Falcon, he executed a reverse merger with Ram Energy, led a complete restructuring of the management team, successfully transitioned the company to the NYSE, and led teams who raised over $6 Billion in capital for multiple transactions. Mark was also a consultant for RPA Advisors focusing on financial and turnaround advisory services, enterprise valuation, restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, business plan analysis, and liquidity forecasting.
Mark is a Certified Public Accountant and graduated from the University of Houston with a B.S. in accounting, where he currently sits as a board member for the Bauer School of Business.
SVP of Operations
Meliea holds a B.A. in Psychology from West Texas A&M University and has over 14 years of management experience, seven of those being in the real estate industry. Her degree in Psychology gives her a unique perspective and the ability to manage and encourage others to reach their highest potential. She is goal-driven in both her personal and professional life and has a passion for helping her clients achieve their dreams through the powerful medium of investing. Her business and real estate background, combined with her strong leadership skills, enable her to integrate and grow KeyCity Capital to even higher achievement levels.
Chief Talent Officer
Thom came to KeyCity Capital after 24 successful years as the Founder, Managing Partner of SolomonSwann International Executive Search, a global talent acquisition and leadership consulting firm. In that role, Thom recruited, coached, and developed thousands of candidates for hundreds of companies and organizations world-wide. Thom spent the first portion of his career in senior management in the retail and services industries. Thom has a B.A. Degree in Criminal Justice from The College of New Jersey. He holds a Black Belt in Kenpo Karate, where he served and volunteered teaching and training youth in the cities of Philadelphia and Houston. Thom leads teams and serves in construction and disaster relief missions work in Haiti, South America, and state-side.
VP/Corporate Controller, CPA
Ben has 16+ years of accounting experience and over 11 years serving as the Financial Controller for several private equity portfolio companies. His career began at KPMG’s Dallas office as part of their audit team, focusing mostly on upstream oil & gas clients. The then joined Rise Energy, where he supervised accounting operations for offshore California oil & gas platforms. After helping to sell Rise’s assets, generating a 3x return, Ben co-founded HighMark Energy, where he led the accounting department, managing over $150 million in oil & gas assets across North Louisiana, East Texas and Oklahoma. He then served as Controller for Acacia Exploration Partners, where he efficiently accounted for two oil & gas portfolio companies simultaneously, managing over $300 million in assets. In addition to his normal operational accounting and monthly financial reporting duties, Ben worked closely with the Companies’ creditors to ensure a disciplined financial approach during tough economic times. Ben graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and Master of Science in Finance from Texas A&M University and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Creative & Marketing Director
Meg has over 25 years of experience in the design and marketing industry. Design, Marketing, and Business have provided a multitude of opportunities and experiences, contributing to her ongoing growth and expertise in the cross-disciplinary fields of marketing and creative development. Completing a Master's in Design Management through Savannah College of Art and Design enhanced her practice of interdisciplinary collaboration and the integration of tangible design thinking in all levels of strategy, planning, creative problem-solving, design management, collaboration, and teamwork.
Capital Relations Team
Director of Client Relations
Stephen has over 25 years of experience in both public and private finance and administration. Throughout this career, he worked as a public administrator, was on the Board of Directors for a private operating foundation, served as a board member of the County Economic Development Corporation, and has been on numerous civic boards focused on improving communities at large. Stephen has also taught graduate-level courses at the collegiate level developing the next generation of leaders. His client relationship experience includes purchasing and refinancing municipal bonds and projects for public and county entities. In addition, Stephen has built a successful practice as a financial advisor working with individuals and families to help better their financial lives.
Stephen received his Doctorate from Stephen F. Austin State. University and recently completed a competitive post-doctoral fellowship at Columbia University.
Client Accounts Manager
Mandy has over ten years of experience in marketing and investor relations management. She has a demonstrated history of excellent client relations and providing effective solutions that produce immediate impact and positive results.
At KeyCity Capital, Mandy oversees the capital team’s workflow by maintaining the pipeline and all capital tracking and ensuring a smooth and effective onboarding process for investors. She is the primary point of contact for investors, family offices, and RIAs and is committed to nurturing and developing these relationships.
She is a dynamic and energetic team player with a strong professional drive to accomplish goals. She is committed to using her knowledge and experience to support KeyCity Capital and its clients.
Client Account Coordinator
Justine has been with us for over two years and has continued to grow within the company as we grow exponentially. Her focus within KeyCity Capital lies in her ability to make sure the investors have a smooth onboarding experience.
Part of her responsibilities consists of assisting the investor in getting paired with a new custodian and transferring them from one to another. She stays with the investor during the whole process, all the way through until they have successfully onboarded and can start earning the returns on their investments. Justine’s extraordinary nurturing and problem-solving skills stem from being a hardworking, loving mother of two wonderful children.
Corporate Executive Administrator
Donna comes to us with a degree in Communications but brings dynamic experience from a wide variety of industries. She has worked everywhere, from politics to facility management, event coordination, the music business in Nashville, auto finance, mortgage lending, and bank acquisitions.
She enjoys being the “go-to” person that the team can depend upon. If she doesn’t know the answer to the question, she makes it her business to know who does or where to get it. Donna is a self-proclaimed handyman/office machine repairman.
Donna is a wine enthusiast, animal lover, and enjoys her downtime with her husband, Jeff, and one very spoiled cat named Calvin.