MANAGING PARTNERS
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Tie Lasater

Chief Executive Officer

Tie 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.

 

He 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 Magazine. KeyCity 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 U.S. growth markets. 

He 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 U.S., 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.”

Charlie Dombek, CPA

President & Chief Client Officer

Charlie is a senior partner at KeyCity Capital. 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. KeyCity is a mid-market private equity firm that has completed more than 500 real estate transactions and has over $100m in assets under management. KeyCity also operates an asset-backed lending platform and currency trading platform that has originated more than $300m in entertainment bridge loans to independently produced major motion pictures with a production value of over $1b. Charlie founded the firm’s currency trading platform which has generated a fixed 20 percent annualized rate of return to its clients since inception.

 

Charlie began his career at Ernst and Young and was a practicing CPA for more than 20 years.  He is one of the foremost authorities on domestic and international tax planning and mitigation.  He is the founder of XWealth Strategies which is an advisory firm that accelerates the way the mass affluent grow their wealth by engineering tax-efficient investment strategies and by 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.

 

Outside of the office, Charlie can be found around the world in the streams and rivers with a fly rod in his hand and chasing world championships on the men’s senior tennis circuit.

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Boone Lasater 

Chief Operating Officer

Boone 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.

He 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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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. 


He got his start in the real estate business as an agent and ran a successful company helping clients buy and sell property. It was at 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, processes, 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 its 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.

Jamie Finnen-Gratzer

Chief Accounting Officer

Jamie 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. 

She 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.

Surajit Kar

Chief Investor Experience Officer

Surajit 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 Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC). He holds an MBA from Cornell University and a Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Texas in Austin.

OUR STAFF

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 others to achieve their highest potential.

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Meg Dubbs

Creative & Marketing Director

Meg has over 23 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.

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Jordan Jardine

Director of Investor Relations

Jordan is a Dallas native and received a B.A. from Southern Methodist University. Her client relationship experience started at Vontobel Swiss Wealth Advisors, a private Swiss bank, where she helped establish the first onshore presence for the bank. From there, she worked as a financial advisor at Merrill Lynch and most recently as a sales consultant with NexPoint Securities, a real-estate alternative investment arm of Highland Capital Management.

 

Jordan carries with her the importance of building client trust and making sure the client feels secure in their decision to invest. This same enjoyment of relationship-building carries over to her non-profit work; where she serves as a board member of the AiRs Foundation and Dallas Symphony Orchestra.

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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. 

Jason Lamb

Regional Field Manager

Jason comes to us with over 20 years of experience in all aspects of Construction, Maintenance, and Construction Management. In his career he has received many Awards and Certificates for his continued dedication to his craft and furthering his education in his field.

 

He is a father to be a beautiful 8 year old daughter, Blakely Rose. In their free time they enjoy hitting the gym, fishing, baking, cooking, and watching their favorite movies. Jason received multiple certificates from Sacramento City College in Sacramento, Ca. He loves to find ways to continually better himself and those around him.

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 paddleboarding 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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Justine Segura

Investor  Coordinator

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.

Justin Pemberton

Media & Marketing Specialist 

Justin specializes in Videography, Editing, Photography, and the creation of promotional content materials for KeyCity Capital. Graduating 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 into one core passion.

 

Justin's focus lies in the development and implementation stages of structured media & content creation so that KeyCity Capital can flourish, not only in the physical world but online as well.    

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Evan Russo

Transaction Coordinator 

During Evan's 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. 

Paul Johnson

Project Coordinator 

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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Iris Wang

Staff Accountant

Iris came to United Stated in 2012 and started her journey in Accounting field. She received her education at Louisiana State University at Shreveport with a bachelor’s in Business Administration. She gained experiences over the year on personal and business taxes, as well as small business bookkeeping by working at a local tax firm.

 

Iris always had passion about Real Estate Accounting, therefore she joined Keycity Capital as Staff Accountant focusing on Property Management. In her personal time, she loves fishing, climbing, and watching Chinese drama shows with her boyfriend and daughter.

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