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Tie Lasater
Chief Executive Officer

    Tie Lasater is one of the managing partners of KeyCity Capital the World’s #1 at Connecting Capital to Wealth, and he knows how to create success!  Along with his partners, Tie creates legacy wealth through RE and strategic alternative investments that maximize the 4 Keys to Wealth: Cash Flow, Equity, Appreciation, and Tax Shelter.

 

    Tie is an internationally renowned speaker on real estate, finance, leadership and entrepreneurship.  He has been investing in real estate since 2004, with over 325 transactions and over $40 Million under management.  He has business interests in over 7 countries and 3 continents, as well as clients all over the world. Tie Lasater and his partners at KeyCity Capital were inducted into the International Investing Hall of Fame through Robert Kiyosaki’s Rich Dad organization and were recently named one of the Top 100 Real Estate Companies in Top 100 MagazineKeyCity Capital was also recently nominated for Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies

     Tie and his partners have acquired millions in properties across the United States focusing on residential and commercial multifamily real estate as well as multi-tenant commercial property in top US growth markets. 

     Tie is passionate about building Legacy Wealth together with his partners and investors.  Tie brings together some of the most influential business leaders, investors, celebrities, and startups that he has worked with, done business with, and spoken with on stages across the world. Some of these influencers include Mel Gibson, Kathy Ireland, Michael Irvin, Vanilla Ice, Randi Zuckerberg, and Bruce Buffer. 

    Most important to Tie is his amazing wife Karah and their 3 kids. Both Tie and Karah are passionate about philanthropy and their work with charities. Karah currently manages a charity focused on building a future for young single mothers. Tie and Karah are also passionate about providing charitable work for orphaned children in the US, China, and Africa. They are currently working on the planning stages for an orphanage they are working to build in East Africa. 

 

    Tie has been described by Celebrity Apprentice Judge George Ross as “The person you want to be involved with if you are looking to build a successful real estate business.”

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Boone Lasater
Chief Operating Officer

    Boone Lasater is a managing partner of KeyCity Capital, the World's #1 at Connecting Capital to Wealth. Boone spent many of his early business years in the world of public accounting. With a degree from Tarleton University in accounting, Boone worked for 6 years in public tax and audit accounting before transitioning into private equity. Boone then began working in PE Oil and Gas and navigated all the way to Assistant Controller at his last position before venturing into KeyCity Capital with his current partners.

 

    With Keycity Capital, Boone and his partners have been inducted to the Rich Dad Hall of Fame sponsored by Robert Kiyosaki, as well as nominated as a Top 100 Real Estate Investment Firm by Entrepreneur Magazine.

 

    Boone is married to his wife, Dana, who is a pediatric emergency medicine physician assistant at one of the nation's top ranking Children's hospitals. Together they have 2 fur children, Twix (Chocolate Lab) and Oliver (Miniature Aussie). Boone has numerous outdoor hobbies that he enjoys, especially fishing and golfing.

 

    Boone looks forward to future growth and success together with his partners as they create legacies together.

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Mack Garrett
Chief Property Development Officer

    Mack Garrett, Managing Partner at KeyCity Capital, started in real estate in 2006 as a realtor in his spare time, while working as a police officer. He then began his interest in real estate investments, and through these he was awarded the International Real Estate Hall of Fame, sponsored by the Robert Kiyosaki Rich Dad Program. Through this program, Mack met and partnered with his current business partners, Tie and Boone Lasater.

 

    At the 9-year mark in his law enforcement career, Mack’s passive income and total wealth accumulation in real estate allowed him to leave his storied police career months before being totally vested in the city pension program.

 

    Mack has mastered the arena of property management and supervises all properties for KeyCity Capital and their investors. KeyCity Capital was recently named Top 100 Real Estate Companies in Top 100 Magazine.

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Leigh Archer
Chief Acquisitions Officer 

    Leigh, one of the Managing Partners of KeyCity Capital, is passionate about all things real estate. He has been involved in multiple capacities for the past decade in the ever-changing landscape of real estate brokerage, management, and investment spaces. Born and raised in Western Canada, Leigh approaches business and life with a broad international perspective of business & real estate investing. He and his family have lived overseas teaching business, English, and leadership training throughout Eastern Europe. 

 

    Leigh got his start in the real estate business as an agent and ran a successful company helping clients buy and sell property. It was in that time that he discovered the joy of becoming a professional investor.  Prior to his foray into investing, Leigh had been involved in a variety of industries that helped shaped his ability for growth within systems, process, and business development. He brings that edge to the KeyCity Capital team.

 

    With over 10 years of experience in real estate, the tipping point to pursue investing full time happened when KeyCity Capital was just an idea. While in it’s infancy, Leigh saw the potential and opportunity, went all-in, and has never looked back!

 

    Leigh is supported by his amazing wife of 17 years and his 2 kids. They love to travel, experience new cultures, and see the world in its fullness.

Charlie Dombek

President & Chief Client Officer

    Charles Dombek, CPA is an internationally recognized financial and wealth Strategist and is one of the foremost authorities on domestic and international tax planning and mitigation. He is the managing director of Sherborne Media Partners which has originated over $300 million in asset backed entertainment loans in the last 4 years. He is an expert at helping entrepreneurs become more successful by learning how to scale their activities and develop multiple sources of passive income streams.

 

    His clients include professional athletes, entertainers, and healthcare professionals. Charlie began his career in the late 80′s at Big Four national accounting firm Ernst and Young. He holds an MBA from the College of William and Mary, along with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Virginia Tech. He is a highly recognized author and a regular speaker at financial and investment workshops throughout the world. 

Surajit Kar

Chief Investor Experience Officer

     Surajit Kar is the founder and Managing Partner of XWealthStrategies.  Along with Charles, and Jamie, he founded the company in 2018 to assist mid-career professionals and successful business owners significantly grow their net worth and accelerate their wealth trajectory.  

 

    Surajit brings two decades of experience with strategy and planning for cash flow and income, and investment experience across financial markets, real estate, and alternatives.  Prior to XWealthStrategies, Surajit had a 17-year career in management consulting with PRTM and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).  He holds an MBA from Cornell University and a Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Texas in Austin.

Jamie Finnen-Gratzer

Chief Accounting Officer

    Jamie Finnen is the managing partner of Optimal Financial Group and a founding partner of XWealthStrategies. She began her career with Optimal Financial Group in 2009 as an Associate, becoming a Partner in 2013. Jamie is a sought-after speaker at financial and real estate investment workshops throughout the United States. Her clients range from real estate investors, doctors, lawyers, to construction contractors, internet marketers, and multi-million-dollar companies. 

 

     Jamie received a Graduate Certificate in Accounting in 2005 and her Master of Accounting and Financial Management in 2006. A graduate of Old Dominion University in 2002, she has been an associate with the firm, concentrating her practice in the areas of tax preparation and real estate strategies.

 

    Jamie has been preparing returns for over 400 clients and manages the professional staff within The Optimal Financial Group organization. She is an Enrolled Agent with the Internal Revenue Service, a certified Quickbooks Pro Adviser, certified in QuickBooks Financial Software, and a National Registered Tax Preparer.

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Meliea Ware
VP of Operations

Meliea is goal driven in both her professional and personal life. She is passionate about enabling Keycity Capital’s clients and team to achieve their dreams through the powerful medium of investing. With her background in business and real estate along with her leadership skills she is able to help integrate and grow Keycity Capital to even higher achievement levels. Her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology provides a unique perspective in managing other to achieve their highest potential.

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Justine Segura
Client Administrator

    A hard working mother of two, Justine was born and raised in California, but recently relocated to Texas in September 2018 in order to pursue new opportunities for her professional life. Since the start of her employment at KeyCity Capital, she has been given opportunities and taken risks that she would have never dreamed of having before. This has since paid off for her, allowing her to start building better, grounded lives for her and her children's future.

Paul Johnson
Project Administrator 

   Originally went to college for nursing until he realized he wasn't going to get out of it what he felt that he was putting in. Very quickly, Paul decided to travel the entrepreneurial route and joined KeyCity Capital as the Construction Administrator. In his professional life, Paul strives for nothing less than to satisfy high expectations. In his spare time, Paul enjoys working out, exploring the outdoors and working on projects with his hands.

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Evan Russo
Transaction Coordinator 

    During Evans junior year of high school, he realized he did not have a clear vision as to what he wanted for the next chapter of life. A few short months later he was introduced to real estate investing via another entrepreneur. Through this mentor, Evan finally found something he loved and could be passionate about. Real Estate presented itself as an amazing asset that could not only help him in his personal life, but could also allow him to help others around him.

 

    Real Estate allowed Evan to Discover the "4 Keys of Wealth" before he graduated from high School. From this unique vantage point, Evan felt it best to skip over the stereotypical collegiate route that so many of his peers were traveling, and instead start to study investment. Just a few short years later, Evan has personally acquired 6 rental properties to call his own.. all before the age of 21.

 

    As the Transaction Coordinator for KeyCity Capital, Evan takes immense pride in making sure every deal fits within the buying criteria, closes on time, and maximizes the investors returns to the fullest of his abilities. In his personal time, Evan loves spending time outdoors, has a passion for cars, aviation, family, and of course, building a better real estate portfolio. 

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Justin Pemberton
Media & Marketing Specialist 

   Justin specializes in Videography, Editing, Photography and the creation of promotional materials for KeyCity Capital. Having graduated from the University of North Texas with a Bachelors Degree in Media Arts - with a specific focus in directing media, Justin also minored in real estate while in school. He ended up falling in love with the industry and its respective processes and has since merged the two aspects of his interests. Justin has a passion for the development and implementation of structured media & marketing materials so that KeyCity Capital can flourish, not only in the physical world, but online as well.

 

In his free time, Justin enjoys pursuing his passion for directing, writing and editing his own independent films with his personal production team and creative partners. He also likes to spend time with his family and friends - who are the most important aspects of his life. As additional casual hobbies, Justin plays guitar and spends time drawing. 

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Matt Ware
Quality Control  Manager

   A graduate of West Texas A&M, Matt started his career as a teacher and a coach. As much as he loved the kids, he wanted something that would provide more for his family. He moved into the Oil and Gas sector leading and managing crews in the Texas area. As his family grew, he had the desire to be home more and provide a legacy for his family - which landed him with KeyCity Capital. When he isn't providing for his family, Matt enjoys spending all of his free time with his wife and 3 little boys. 

Ellen Gonitzke
Assistant Controller

   Ellen is the heart of the accounting team at KeyCity Capital. Graduating with her bachelor's degree from Texas Woman's University, she majored in Accounting with a minor in Business Administration. Bringing years of valuable experience in private equity and fund-structured real estate investment firms, she provides exceptional investment and reporting services to the multitude of clients here at KeyCity Capital.

 

    To stay focused at work, Ellen balances her time between the office, being active and enjoying DFW with her family. Mountain biking, pilates and paddle boarding are just three of the many activities she enjoys doing here in the DFW area. She also loves performances from the Dallas Summer Musicals and Dallas Symphony Orchestras whenever she can find the time.  

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Donna Wishard
Executive Assistant

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 down time with her husband, Jeff and one very spoiled cat named Calvin.

Amanda Richardson
Director of Property Management

   Amanda began her real estate career in 2006 and specializes in Landlord representation, utilizing her years of commercial and residential real estate experience, combined with a strong marketing background to seamlessly connect qualified tenants to KeyCity Capital's dynamic portfolio of properties, generating more value and revenue for KeyCity's investors, therefore connecting capital to wealth. 

 

   Amanda is a proud, Texas A&M University graduate class of ’01, Whoop! She is a self-proclaimed enneagram enthusiast, embracing her Type 2 personality to compassionately help others along their personal growth journey. She is married to her very favorite person, Tyson, and together are building a legacy, by God’s grace, wisdom and redemption, for their two wild and wonderful little boys to grow forward.

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