Prior to founding DiversyFund, our CEO and co-founder, Craig Cecilio, worked for more than 20 years raising and managing over $500 Million in assets. Craig realized the traditional ways of raising money for real estate projects were archaic and excluded the everyday investor. As he watched the rich get richer, he wondered how he could include everyone else in these wealth-building opportunities.
Alan Lewis, our CIO, and co-founder earned his law degree from Columbia and spent nearly a decade working as a corporate lawyer and investment banker on Wall Street. He then transitioned to real estate development when he joined JF Capital in Salt Lake City in 2014, focusing on multifamily and master-planned residential developments.
In 2016, Craig Cecilio and Alan Lewis officially started DiversyFund. They leveraged tech and new crowdfunding laws to turn their vision into reality.