"The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails."
Brad Meyer is the founder 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 oversaw the strategic direction and the day to day operations of the companies comprising the Trinity umbrella, all which offer a comprehensive suite of residential and 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 Home Loans, now known as Bank of America. His vision and dedication to employees, technology, customer service and continuous improvement provided a solid foundation that has served Trinity’s customers well.
Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
Christopher Johnson, Chief Technology Officer (CTO,) leads Trinity’s technology team, providing executive level vision and strategic direction that encompasses Trinity’s platform and capabilities, IT security, governance, risk and overall compliance. Additionally, he oversees the development, implementation and support of Trinity’s network structure, application development, and mobile applications for the company nationwide.
Prior to joining Trinity, Christopher filled various roles at Daystar, most recently, serving as their Director of Information Systems. With nearly twenty years of leadership in the Information Technology space, Johnson holds extensive experience in strategic planning, process optimization, and operations. In each of his former positions, he successfully guided teams to standardize business processes and lower costs of operations while providing high-quality services to clients, ultimately driving bottom line revenues.
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
As Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Brian Rodriguez is responsible for all of the company’s financial functions, including accounting, audit, treasury, reporting, and corporate finance. Holding nearly 30 years of experience in business management, leadership and corporate strategy, Brian manages the current and long-term financial strategy for Trinity and its five divisions.
Prior to joining Trinity, Brian served as Chief Financial Officer and as a consultant for various organizations specializing in education, manufacturing, biotechnology, energy, and technology industries. Mr. Rodriguez earned his accounting degree from the University of Texas A&M University, and he has been a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Texas in since 1995.
As Vice President of Services, Steve Fontaine oversees Trinity’s nationwide client management, regulatory compliance, 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. Additionally, he is a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals and is certified as an Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US).
VP, Residential Services
Joining Trinity from the beginning, Chris Wood serves as the Vice President of Residential Inspection Services. As a former builder, Chris' 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, Commercial Services
David Taylor serves as the Vice President for Commercial Services, where he leads and manages all operations and fulfillment functions within the Trinity Commercial Services (TCS) division. This includes scheduling, turn times, review processes, pricing, dispute resolution and staff management.
Bringing over 15 years of extensive commercial experience, David has worked as an estimator, project manager and owners’ representative, managing projects throughout the United States as well as in Qatar, Dubai and Taiwan. Prior to joining Trinity, David managed the tenant improvement and ground up projects including restaurants, strip malls, multi-use developments, municipal buildings, hotels and churches. Most recently, David oversaw the project management, coordination, on-site construction management, facilitation, and project accounting for the design, procurement and construction phase of a 25,000 square foot church. He holds extensive experience in strategic planning, document control and project liquidity with a keen eye for commercial details.
VP, Trinity Loan Administration
As Vice President of Trinity's Loan Administration team, Cherrie Cibene is responsible for delivering a complete, turnkey construction loan administration solution for lenders and financial institutions. In this role, Ms. Cibene ensures the timely completion of loan administration projects and proper disbursement of funds on behalf of Trinity’s customers, helping to manage their risk, simplify their processes and efficiently scale their loan pipeline.
Prior to joining Trinity, Cherries served as a Vice President and Branch Manager for a regional bank, as a top performer for delivering construction loans and assisting in bank construction compliance efforts. With over 15 years’ experience, Cherrie is skilled in multiple aspects within financial services industry along with proven operations experience. Her passion for excellence and her effectual leadership style helps drive Trinity’s TLA team to succeed through product delivery and succinct communication.