Alexandra Nicoletti

Investor

Alexandra Nicoletti is an Investor at Camber Creek and supports the firm’s deal flow, diligence, transactions, and portfolio management. Alexandra currently serves on numerous Camber Creek portfolio company boards.  Prior to joining Camber Creek, Alexandra worked in real estate private equity; her roles included acquisitions and asset management positions at several leading real estate investing and operating companies globally, including Brookfield Properties, Norges Bank and Apollo Global Management. She has closed commercial real estate transactions and managed portfolios totaling over $10 billion in value. Alexandra began her career in real estate investment banking at Goldman Sachs. She received a BA from Duke University.

Education
Duke University

Becky Makowski

Accounting Manager

Becky Makowski is Camber Creek’s Accounting Manager. Prior to joining Camber Creek, Becky served as the Corporate Controller for Tate Engineering Systems. Previously, she was the Fund Controller for Sterling Partners and a Senior Accountant for Camden Partners, both private equity firms. In those positions Becky led a number of key finance and administrative roles, including audit, reporting, and portfolio analysis. Becky began her career as an auditor at RSM, a national audit and tax firm. She is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and received her BBA in Accounting with honors from Loyola University Maryland.

Casey Berman

Managing Partner

Casey Berman is the founder and Managing Partner at Camber Creek. He oversees all aspects of the organization. Casey leads the due diligence process for potential investments, makes investment decisions, and participates in the management of portfolio companies. Prior to founding Camber Creek, Casey was President of Operations for one of the Washington, DC area’s largest privately held real estate development and management companies. Casey currently serves on the boards of a number of Camber Creek portfolio companies.

Education
University of Michigan

Jake Fingert

Managing Partner

Jake Fingert is a Managing Partner at Camber Creek. Jake coordinates all aspects of Camber Creek’s operation and portfolio management. Jake was previously a Senior Policy Advisor at the White House, appointed by President Obama and a Senior Advisor to the GSA Administrator. In both roles Jake identified new investments and managed operations for the Federal Government’s infrastructure and real estate portfolio of approximately 350 million square feet. Prior to joining the government, he was a Principal at the Boston Consulting Group. Jake currently serves on the boards of a number of Camber Creek portfolio companies.

Education
Harvard Business School
Emory University

Jean-Paul Bowgen

Investor

J.P. is an Investor at Camber Creek where he leads deal flow, diligence, and transactions. J.P. also works with Camber Creek’s portfolio companies on their path to growth. Prior to joining Camber Creek, J.P. was a Senior Associate at Morpheus Ventures and held investing roles at several early-stage venture capital funds, including Hyde Park Angels and OCA Ventures. He also has prior experience at Macy’s in Corporate Venture where he focused on building and investing in the future of brick-and-mortar retail.

Education
Northwestern University
The University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Jeffrey Berman

Jeffrey Berman has more than two decades of executive management experience and deeply rooted relationships in the start-up, real estate and venture capital ecosystems. Jeffrey has sourced deal flow, led due diligence, made investment decisions and served on the boards of numerous portfolio Camber Creek portfolio companies. Prior to Camber Creek, he was a Principal at one of the Washington DC area’s largest privately held real estate development and management companies. Jeffrey has also been an active early stage investor backing more than three dozen startups including Jackpocket, Kindbody and Rappi.

Education
New York University
Stern School of Business

JR Landsman

Controller

JR Landsman is Camber Creek’s Controller. Prior to joining Camber Creek, JR served as a Director at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. While at PwC JR completed a tour in the National Professional Services Group. JR led large public company audits and served as a technical consultant for his clients in applying professional standards to complex transactions and topics including mergers and acquisitions, assessing the appropriateness of accounting estimates/valuations, financial forecasts, control and process design assessments, and other areas. JR graduated from Towson University, where he received his BS in Accounting. JR is a licensed CPA in Maryland.

Lionel Foster

Investor

Lionel Foster is an Investor at Camber Creek and supports the firm’s deal flow, diligence, transactions, and investor relations. Prior to joining Camber Creek, Lionel was Communications Director at the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center, where he focused on topics such as urban development. He also has prior work experience at the Baltimore City Department of Planning and with Merrill Lynch’s Investment Banking group. Lionel has a BA from Johns Hopkins University and a master’s degree in urban planning from the London School of Economics, where he studied as a British Marshall Scholar. He earned a JD at Georgetown Law.

Education
Georgetown University Law Center
London School of Economics
The Johns Hopkins University

Mitchell Schear

Executive Partner

Mitchell is an Executive Partner at Camber Creek where he is involved in all aspects of the business including selecting portfolio companies to invest in, and then cultivating and growing them. Prior to Camber Creek, Mitchell was President of Vornado/Charles E. Smith, the DC division of Vornado Realty Trust, a $20 billion real estate investment trust. In that role, he directed the strategy, performance and growth of Vornado’s extensive 20+ million square foot portfolio in the Washington DC region. With more than 35 years of leadership experience in commercial real estate, Mitchell brings to Camber Creek a wealth of investing and operating expertise across a broad range of verticals, including development, leasing, construction and property management.

Education
Hobart College
The George Washington University – School of Business

Natalie Cruise

Executive Assistant

Natalie Cruise is an Executive Assistant at Camber Creek. Prior to joining Camber Creek, Natalie was an Executive Assistant at Revolution LLC, an early- and growth-stage venture capital firm. Previously, she was an Administrative Assistant with Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton and worked as a logistics specialist at Metrica, Inc. She received her BA from Virginia Tech.

Nicki McMorrow Westhauser

Investor

Nicki McMorrow Westhauser is an Investor at Camber Creek and supports the firm’s deal flow, diligence, transactions, and portfolio management. Prior to joining Camber Creek, Nicki worked in venture capital at Touchdown Ventures and Techstars, where she was responsible for sourcing new proptech investment opportunities. Previously, she was responsible for broker relations at Ruuster, a home-buying B2C SaaS platform, and served in various management positions at Dell Technologies based in Austin, Texas and Southeast Asia. Nicki is currently completing her MBA at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and she received her BBA with honors from Gonzaga University.

Tom Spahn

Investor

Tom is an Investor at Camber Creek and participates in all aspects of the business including deal flow, diligence, transactions and portfolio management. Prior to joining Camber Creek, Tom was President and COO of TIKD – a rapidly growing mobile technology startup that built the first national payment infrastructure and private financing product for traffic & parking citations. Previously, he was an Investment Manager at a San Francisco based Private Equity firm, an Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Co and a Corporate Attorney for Sullivan & Cromwell LLP. Before joining the private sector, Tom served as a nuclear engineer qualified submarine officer in the US Navy.

Education
Stanford University Law School
Stanford University
Old Dominion University
United States Naval Academy