Meet the Team

  • Steve Rosenberg Steve founded Aspen Capital in 1987. His experience runs the gamut from residential to resort development, debt to equity, boom times to bust. Steve spent his formative years working for Landsing Property Corp., Smith-Ritchie Corp. and The Rawhide Co as a licensed real estate and mortgage broker. He heads up the Residential Lending group Gregory Funding. A graduate of Colorado College and the University of Wisconsin Graduate School in Real Estate, Steve has been underwriting, negotiating and structuring real estate loans and development financing since 1975. He is a dedicated philanthropist and has served on numerous boards including Chamber Music Northwest and the State Department of Environmental Quality Task Force. He also served as president of the Mittleman Jewish Community Center and the Jewish Federation of Portland.
    *Oregon Mortgage Banker License # ML-3575

  • Ulysses Sherman Ulysses is a principal of Aspen Capital primarily active in originating, structuring and managing commercial loans and investments through Aspen Capital Funding. Ulysses has managed several closely held, discretionary investment funds while also serving as president of a small portfolio management company specializing in alternative investments. Before joining Aspen Capital, Ulysses worked as a water resources engineer, focusing on municipal water planning for the City of Boulder, Colorado and hydrologic studies of mines in Central America. Ulysses served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Côte d'Ivoire after obtaining degrees in Physics (B.A., Williams College) and Civil Engineering (M.S., University of Colorado).

  • Larry Mendelsohn An Aspen Capital partner since 1995, Larry brings a wealth of experience from his years on Wall Street. He serves as the principal and managing member of Flanders Street Capital Management LLC, an asset and credit driven high yield corporate debt partnership, Alleycat Partnerships, an investor in distressed corporate debt and equity and manages bulk loan and property acquisitions. Larry has served as President and Director of Wilshire Financial Services Group and Fog Cutter Capital Group, Head of Emerging Market Capital Markets at Bankers Trust New York and Head of Equity and Distressed Securities Proprietary Trading at J.P. Morgan Securities. He holds degrees in Economics (A.B., University of Chicago), International Politics (M.A., University of Texas) and Finance (Ph.D./ABD, University of Southern California).

  • Gordon Sondland Gordon is a founding member of Aspen Capital and the partner primarily responsible for our hotel affiliates, Provenance Hotels and Aspen Hotel Group. As Aspen's hospitality guru, Gordon brings almost three decades of experience in the real estate business to the table. Working both independently and in partnership with Westin, Sheraton, Radisson, West Coast and Kimpton Groups, Gordon has financed, developed, acquired and operated hotels nationwide. In addition to his successful hospitality career, Gordon has negotiated and managed myriad real estate investment and development transactions across the western U.S.

  • Russell Schaub An Aspen Capital partner since 2010, Russell is the Chief Investment Officer for Aspen's residential business. He brings over 25 years of experience in mortgage and other consumer lending. Russell has served as the President and Chief Operating Officer of Citibank's Home Equity business, the Chief Financial Officer for CitiMortgage as well as other senior positions with Chase Home Lending and Citigroup Credit Cards. Russell spent his formative years realizing value from tens of thousands of non-performing residential mortgages at CitiMortgage in the 1990s. In addition, he was the President and Chief Executive Officer of TrueLink, a Lehman Brothers-funded venture, which developed credit monitoring and identity theft products for financial institutions and consumers. TrueLink was sold to TransUnion LLC. Russell earned his B.A. in Economics from the University of Chicago and his M.B.A. in Finance and Marketing from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. He serves on the Board of Directors of Landmark on Main Street in Port Washington, NY, as well as the Board of Directors for the Ray of Light Foundation in New York City.

  • Bashar Wali As President of Provenance Hotels, Bashar Wali drives the company's growth strategy while maximizing financial performance and market prominence. Drawing on a wealth of hospitality industry experience earned in all phases of operations, portfolio management and acquisitions, he has directed more than $300 million in capital improvements and acquisitions and negotiated and managed a $138 million portfolio refinancing while with Provenance. A graduate of Johnson & Wales University, Wali has purchased, sold and financed more than $500 million in assets over the course of a 20-year career.

  • Glenn Ohl Glenn joined Aspen Capital as Chief Financial Officer in June 2012. He has 35 years finance and operations experience in banking, mortgage lending and mortgage servicing. Before joining Aspen, Glenn held executive management positions at IBM Lender Business Process Services, Lime Financial, Washington Mutual, Countrywide, and Bank of New York. Glenn previously was a Certified Public Accountant at Deloitte in New York City following his undergraduate studies in Accounting (Franklin & Marshall College) and MBA in Finance (NYU-Stern School of Business).

  • Adam Simms Adam joined Aspen Capital in 2008 and is responsible for bulk residential loan and property acquisitions as well as residential portfolio management. He ran subprime trading for the residential correspondent lending group at Deutsche Bank from 2004 – 2008. While at Deutsche Bank he purchased and securitized approximately $10 billion of residential mortgage backed securities. Prior to joining Deutsche Bank he was responsible for servicer surveillance for Credit Suisse First Boston’s $50 billion+ residential mortgage position. Adam holds degrees in Mathematics (B.S., University of California – Los Angeles) and Business Administration (M.B.A., University of Southern California)..

  • Sirisha Mosalikanti Sirisha is an analyst at Aspen Capital responsible for evaluating, modeling and pricing of new acquisitions as well as post-closing asset monitoring and internal/external reporting. Prior to joining Aspen, she worked as an associate investment consultant for several endowments and state pension plans. Before moving to Portland in 2009, she was an equity derivatives strategist with Deutsche Bank (NY) where she worked in a team to publish trading ideas in the equity volatility space and was individually responsible for identifying trades involving Special Situations. Sirisha earned her M.B.A. in Finance from the Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai, and M.S. in Quantitative Finance from Carnegie Mellon University.

  • Yoram Ariel Yoram is the Service Manager of Gregory Funding responsible for managing loans and rental collections as well as handling foreclosures, bankruptcies, property rehab and sales. Yoram brings 18 years of experience in real estate and lending, including owning rental properties and running a residential remodeling company. Yoram holds a Ph.D. from Harvard University.

  • Irving Potter Irving is General Counsel of Aspen Capital and its affiliates, and has been working with the principals since the group's inception. Irving is a founding partner at Josselson and Potter Law Offices, a firm specializing in real estate, land use, environmental, finance and general business law. A graduate of Claremont McKenna College and Willamette University College of Law, Irving has been practicing law since 1974.