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The most valuable resource at Trinity is the talented employees. The dedication, competence and integrity displayed by our representatives enhance Trinity's value by bringing extensive knowledge and support to our customers. The leadership team who serves the employees of Trinity includes:
Brad Meyer is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Trinity Real Estate Solutions, Inc., a leading provider within the construction lending and specialty property inspection industries. As the architect behind Trinity’s tremendous success, Brad oversees the strategic direction and the day to day operations of the five companies comprising the Trinity umbrella, all which offer a comprehensive suite of residential and light commercial real estate products and services nationwide. He founded Trinity in 2003 after spending several successful years with LandSafe, Inc., a national real estate closing services company and division of Countrywide Credit Industries, now known as Bank of America. His vision and dedication to employees, technology, customer service and continuous improvement provides a solid foundation that has served and continues to serve Trinity’s customers well.
Prior to entering the real estate closing services industry, Brad worked at a financial services company. While in this service, he created a continuous improvement culture, which led to the company receiving the recognized Texas Award for Performance Excellence, an award that represents the highest level of quality an organization can achieve within the state of Texas and modeled after the Malcolm Baldrige National Program. Earlier, he spent 21 years of his career holding a variety of technical, customer service, project management and executive leadership roles, supporting a worldwide computer manufacturer and servicer. He also served at an air filtration manufacturer, providing design and implementation of a project management process and intellectual property programs, including patent, trademarks and copyright efforts.
As Vice President of Services, Steve Fontaine oversees Trinity’s nationwide client management, vendor management, and strategic initiatives. Prior to joining Trinity, he served as Sr. Director of Customer Service and Store Support for Zale Corporation, responsible for managing the national customer service program and corporate IT support as well as advising executive management on business trends, strategy development, best practices and policy development. Previously, he served in various roles with Jewelers National Bank, the financial service division of Zale and held the positions of manager of vendor performance, operations manager, collections manager and authorizations supervisor. Steve holds a Master of Liberal Arts and a Graduate Certificate in Dispute Resolution from Southern Methodist University, and he was educated at Harvard Law School’s Program on Negotiation.
VP, Inspection Services
Joining Trinity with a strong history of residential construction experience, Chris Wood’s knowledge of the detailed processes and procedures has earned him immense respect from customers, inspectors, builders, borrowers and employees alike. Prior to joining Trinity, Chris managed the construction of over 100 structures and evaluated energy efficiency compliance for EnergyStar™ homes in addition to working with local permitting and code enforcement officials.
In this position, Chris manages all operation and fulfillment functions within the Trinity Inspection Services (TIS) division, which includes scheduling, turn times, all review processes, pricing, dispute resolution and staff management.
Additionally, to assist in the success of Trinity’s customers, Chris conducts Construction 101 classes, delivers out-of-the-box solutions to solve customer’s difficult problems and establishes an exceptional example for his department, employees and peers overall.
VP, Loan Administration/Field Services
After spending over 15 years with some of the nation’s most prestigious financial institutions’ construction lending programs, on both the production and administration side (pre & post closing), Jerry Sattler joined Trinity and began leading the Operations Department. Jerry’s background throughout the construction loan process remains invaluable to our customers as he assists in both setting up the structure for successful programs and in the making of loan level funding decisions. Jerry’s passion for excellence and effectual leadership style continues to drive our operations team to succeed through product delivery and succinct communication.
Brian Hetrick currently serves as the Controller for Trinity Real Estate Solutions, responsible for all accounting, financial reporting, and administrative functions for the company and its five associated partner companies. Bringing a breadth of nearly 20 years of accounting, reporting, and reconciliation experience, Brian directs the responsibility for all of the financial functions of the company including maintaining and balancing the ledgers, reconciling accounts and preparing all reports. Prior to joining Trinity, Brian held the positions of Controller, Business Consultant and Business Analyst for a variety of organizations, overseeing the accounting departments for each company and preparing monthly financials. During Brian’s tenure at a large multi-million dollar, multi-state company, he managed the accounting office overseeing accounting staff, preparing and monitoring the annual budget and communicating monthly to facilitate the timeliness and accuracy of tax preparations. He also spent several years working in operations, managing production facilities and reviewing month’s end activities.
Manager, Trinity Appraisal Services
Acting as the Manager for Trinity’s Appraisal Services division, Jim Adams provides customized appraisal services to help all of Trinity’s customers become more successful. Serving in various capacities over his 20 years of experience, Jim brings a wealth of seasoned knowledge and understanding to the organization, leading his team in operations for virtually any appraisal service or valuation need required by the marketplace. Jim’s specialties include a detailed knowledge of the mortgage industry, thorough development of appraisal policies and procedures, excellent budget management skills, and regulatory appraisal compliance. Jim has served on a wide variety of industry appraisal boards and advisory councils and continues to assist as a National Reviewer throughout the United States.