Stronghill Capital

Office address: 7200 North MoPac Expressway, Suite 100, Austin, TX 78731
Year established: 2007
Company type: financial services
Employees: 30+
Expertise: real estate lending, nationwide lending, direct lending, commercial loan solutions, multi-family loan solutions, investment residential loan solutions
Parent company: ArrowMark Partners
CEO and key people: John Eisinger (CEO), Dustin Wells (co-president), Jeremy R. Irwin (president - commercial lending), Kim Devine (COS), Annais Klock (director of closing), Thomas Marvin (chief credit officer), Stephanie McInturff (SVP of mortgage ops and tech)
Financing status: N/A

Stronghill Capital is a wholesale mortgage lending company that focuses on commercial and residential loans. The company offers products ranging from $500,000 to $3 million and serves a broad client base. The firm, partly due to its affiliation with ArrowMark Partners, manages over $24 billion in assets. 

History of Stronghill Capital 

Stronghill Capital was founded in 2007 and headquarters in Austin, TX. The company quickly established itself as a reliable balance sheet lender focusing on commercial real estate. Their approach combines underwriting with creative financing solutions to facilitate the growth of borrowers' portfolios and businesses.  

Its broad experience and national presence enabled it to provide mortgage financing for everyone from first-time buyers to seasoned investors. Over the years, its services grew to have operations in over 10 states. 

Products and Services of Stronghill Capital 

Stronghill Capital has a suite of products and services that are designed to meet the client’s needs and requirements. Key offerings include: 

  • commercial loans: offers flexible, tailored financing solutions for properties including multifamily, office, retail, industrial, and more 
  • investor residential loans: focuses on investment residential properties, providing loans for 1-4 units and short-term rentals 
  • multifamily programs: specializes in properties with 5-8 units, supporting both purchase and refinance options 
  • special purpose loans: caters to niche markets on a case-by-case basis, including automotive, daycare, and restaurant industries 
  • bridge loans: provide short-term financing options for investors needing immediate funds before securing long-term solutions, facilitating quick acquisitions, or refinancing 
  • renovation loans: offer tailored funding for property improvements, allowing investors to increase property value and maximize rental income or resale potential 

Culture at Stronghill Capital 

Stronghill Capital aims to create a positive work environment and ensure the well-being of its employees through supportive benefits and inclusive policies. These benefits include: 

  • 401(k) retirement plan (4% company match) 
  • medical, dental, & vision plans 
  • paid time off (15 days, 10 holidays, 1 volunteer day) 
  • maternity/paternity leave 
  • disability insurance (short and long term) 
  • life insurance options (basic, voluntary, AD&D) 
  • $50 monthly fitness stipend 

Stronghill Capital fosters a culture of integrity, commitment, and responsiveness, seeking to provide exceptional service and foster long-term relationships with its clients. The firm values teamwork and continuous improvement among its staff. 

About Stronghill Capital CEO John Eisinger and Key People 

John Eisinger has served as Stronghill Capital’s CEO since 2018, having over 20 years of work experience in the financial sector. Eisinger previously held the roles of executive vice president and portfolio manager at Janus Capital and has also worked as an equity analyst. He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from the Carroll School of Management at Boston College. 

Key Executives who support the CEO in leading the company include: 

  • Dustin Wells, co-president of Stronghill Capital, plays a crucial role in business development and strategic decision making 
  • Jeremy R. Irwin, president of commercial lending, oversees commercial lending operations ensuring client-focused solutions and service excellence 
  • Kim Devine, as the chief of staff, handles internal operations essential in synchronizing departmental functions 
  • Annais Klock, the director of closing, processes vital for the seamless execution of loan agreements 
  • Thomas Marvin, as chief credit officer, maintains the integrity of lending practices and conducts borrower assessments 
  • Stephanie McInturff, SVP of mortgage operations and technology, enhances the efficiency and effectiveness of mortgage processing systems and technological integration in the company 

The Future at Stronghill Capital 

Stronghill Capital has recently been expanding its portfolio by entering the non-QM lending space, focusing on non-agency jumbo and investor residential programs. This move is part of a broader strategy to diversify their offerings and address more varied customer needs.  

Additionally, they have streamlined their operational processes and enhanced their technological platforms to improve service delivery and client satisfaction. These initiatives may position Stronghill Capital to better capture new market segments and expand its client base in the evolving mortgage industry. 

Commercial lender Stronghill Capital enters non-QM space

The company forms new leadership team to head the expansion