Chad M. Carpenter has served as our President and Chief Executive Officer and as a member of our Board of Directors since July 2, 2012, and as the Chairman of our Board of Directors since August 29, 2012. Mr. Carpenter also served as our Chief Financial Officer from July 2, 2012 to December 26, 2013 and as our Secretary from July 2, 2012 to July 5, 2012. He has also served as the Chief Executive Officer of our subsidiaries, Reven Housing Georgia, LLC and Reven Housing Texas, LLC, since October 2012 and October 2013, respectively, and as Chief Executive Officer of our subsidiaries, Reven Housing Florida, LLC and Reven Housing Tennessee, LLC, since July 2014. Mr. Carpenter is the Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of Reven Capital, LLC, a private real estate investment firm focused on opportunistic investing, positions he has held since he founded Reven Capital in January 2009. Mr. Carpenter oversees all aspects of Reven Capital's operations and chairs all investment committees and boards for each of its funds. Prior to founding Reven Capital, Mr. Carpenter served in various executive officer capacities, including Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, and a member of the investment committee of Equastone, LLC since he co-founded the company in 1994. Equastone was primarily engaged in the investment of office properties in the western and southern regions of the United States. Mr. Carpenter has been involved in over $2 billion in real estate transactions, with over 26 years of experience in real estate, investing, fund management, operations and brokerage across multiple property types. In addition, Mr. Carpenter has experience with international investments and the acquisition of distressed debt and related foreclosure. He is a frequent speaker on the topic of real estate investing and real estate capital markets. In 2005, Mr. Carpenter was selected as one of Real Estate Southern California's "40 Under 40." In 2007, he was a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in San Diego and was also chosen as one of the "20 Rising Stars of Real Estate" globally by Institutional Investor News. Mr. Carpenter also currently serves on the Board of Directors of Western Residential Opportunity Fund, LLC, and he was a member of the Board of Directors of Dahc Investments, Inc. from January 2009 to December 2012. Mr. Carpenter holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Southern California.
Thad L. Meyer has served as our Secretary since October 30, 2013, as our Chief Financial Officer since December 26, 2013, and as our Chief Operating Officer since April 17, 2014. Mr. Meyer is President of Alliance Turnaround Management, Inc., a position he has held since November 2002. Alliance Turnaround Management is a problem resolution firm that specializes in distressed real estate opportunities. Since February 2009, Mr. Meyer has also served as the Chief Financial Officer of Reven Capital. From March 2011 to April 2013, Mr. Meyer served as principal and Chief Operating Officer of Southern California Investors, Inc., a firm specializing in the acquisition, improvement and sale of distressed single-family homes. Additionally, from November 2004 to February 2009, Mr. Meyer served as the Chief Financial Officer of Equastone. Mr. Meyer is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Turnaround Professional, and a California Real Estate Broker. Mr. Meyer holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Colorado State University.
Mr. Soni is currently the Senior Advisor Investments and is responsible for acquisitions and asset management for the Company. Prior to working with Reven Housing REIT, Inc. Soni was Special Advisor for Alliance REI from January 2011 to October 2011. Alliance REI was formed to invest in residential real estate, including multifamily, where Mr. Soni led the initiative, created an investment business plan and managed the assets. Mr. Soni has inspected approximately 3,000 properties and acquired 700 single family residences to rent and hold/rehab and sell, in eleven states including Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas and Tennessee. From March 2009 to December 2010, Mr. Soni was Managing Partner of Hospitality Investors Group, a specialist private equity investment and advisory firm that provides investment capital, asset management, and structures lodging transactions on a worldwide basis. From May 2005 to March 2009, Mr. Soni was the President and CEO of Cronus Capital Markets, which created investment products such as index options and exchange traded funds for listing on the ISE and NYSE and was active in corporate and transaction advisory services in the areas of banking, real estate, hospitality and distressed assets. Mr. Soni holds certificates in Hotel Real Estate and Asset Management and Financial Management from Cornell University.