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Be Informed. Be Smart. Be Sure.
The future of IMH has never looked brighter. 20 years in the industry has brought strength and insight to all facets of IMH, enabling us to seize the best opportunities in the real estate market. We keep our finger squarely on the pulse of relevant markets, informing and allowing us to maintain flexible investment strategies in changing market conditions. IMH is staffed by some of the brightest minds in finance and real estate.
7001 N. Scottsdale Rd., Suite 2050 Scottsdale, AZ 85253 (480) 840-8400

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Our Leadership

Executive Management

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Chadwick S. Parson

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Chadwick S. Parson was appointed as the Company’s new Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of our Board of Directors on November 1st, 2019. Mr. Parson previously worked at J.P. Morgan Securities LLC as a Managing Director in J.P. Morgan’s Special Opportunities Group. During his nineteen year career at J.P. Morgan’s investment bank, Mr. Parson held several positions in areas which include debt capital markets, credit derivatives and risk, and served as Head of Repackaging for North America. Since 2009, he has been focused on special situations for the investment bank, and currently serves on the underwriting commitments committee for structured credit products. Mr. Parson is a member of the New York Bar Association and practiced as an attorney at Shearman & Sterling prior to joining J.P. Morgan. In addition to the IMH board, he currently serves on the boards of six companies based in the United States and Spain. Mr. Parson received a B.A. in 1990 from Duke University and a J.D. in 1995 from Fordham University School of law.

Chief Financial Officer

Sam Montes

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Chief Financial Officer

Sam Montes was appointed as our Chief Financial Officer in March 2016. Mr. Montes joined IMH in April 2007 and since that time has served in the various capacities of Controller, Director of Financial Reporting and Compliance, Vice President of Finance and, most recently, Senior Vice President of Finance. Prior to joining IMH, Mr. Montes served as Senior Financial Analyst from September 2005 through March 2007 for Picerne Real Estate Group, a privately-owned, national real estate developer and manager of multi-family residential housing. From November 2004 through August 2005, Mr. Montes served as the Director of Finance for Childhelp USA, a national not-for-profit organization. Mr. Montes’ prior experience includes over 13 years with international public accounting firms, where he specialized in real estate, gaming and public sector clients. Mr. Montes has over 25 years of experience in finance and accounting, primarily in the real estate industry. Mr. Montes graduated from California State University of Los Angeles with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with a focus in Accounting.

Executive Vice President & General Counsel

Jonathan Brohard

Executive Vice President and General Counsel

Jonathan Brohard is Executive Vice President & General Counsel of IMH Financial Corporation.  Mr. Brohard also serves as IMH’s Chief Compliance Officer, Corporate Secretary and Director of Human Resources.  Mr. Brohard has extensive legal and practical experience encompassing real estate acquisitions, sales, financing, development, operations and management, institutional debt and equity, private equity, joint ventures and syndications, corporate governance, public reporting, regulatory compliance and human resources.   Prior to joining IMH, Mr. Brohard was an equity shareholder at Polsinelli, PC. Previously, he served as president of a real estate investment and management company with more than 135 properties located across 22 states, and more than 240 employees.  Mr. Brohard has also previously practiced law at Squire Patton Boggs (formerly Squire, Sanders & Dempsey) and Arent Fox LLP.  Mr. Brohard received his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law and his B.S. in Finance, summa cum laude, from West Virginia University.

Executive Vice President – Hospitality

Greg Hanss

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Greg Hanss was appointed Executive Vice President – Hospitality in January 2015. Mr. Hanss will oversee the day-to-day operations and performance of all of IMH’s operating assets. Mr. Hanss is known in the hospitality industry for his accomplishments spearheading luxury hotel and resort openings, structuring effective leadership teams and developing and sustaining profitable assets. Prior to joining IMH, Hanss served as Vice President of Sales & Marketing at MetWest Terra Hospitality, which boasts a dynamic collection of eight hotels nationwide. Hanss played a leading role in launching the award-winning InterContinental Montelucia Resort & Spa in Paradise Valley, Arizona, most recently as Managing Director. Due to the success of this opening, Greg was recognized as the American Hotel & Lodging Association Manager of the Year in 2010. He was also on the Opening teams at the Four Season Resort in Scottsdale, The Phoenician, and the St. Regis in Aspen. He is a graduate of Gonzaga University with a BA in Marketing and Public Relations.