Management

John L. Villano CPA

John L. Villano CPA

Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President

John L. Villano has been our Chairman and Chief Executive Officer since our inception in 2010. Mr. Villano is responsible for overseeing all aspects of our business operations, including loan origination and servicing, investor relations, brand development and business development. He was previously engaged in the private practice of accounting and auditing for almost 30 years. Mr. Villano is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from the University of Rhode Island.

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John E. Warch

John E. Warch

Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President

John E. Warch is our Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President. He is responsible for overseeing all financial activities, including treasury, control, financial reporting, insurance, tax, and related functions. John will assist in implementing the corporate strategy, assessing various financial implications, and executing the firm’s financial strategy, including equity and debt transactions.

Prior to joining Sachem Capital Corp., John served as the Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President and Treasurer of Four Springs Capital Trust, a privately-held real estate investment trust from 2013. Before that, from 2012 until 2013, John was a Senior Consultant at David Landau & Associates, LLC, responsible for, among other things, Sarbanes‑Oxley 404 compliance testing of real estate clients. From 2006 until 2012, John served as Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer of CapLease, Inc. (previously NYSE: LSE), where he was responsible for all aspects of the financial infrastructure of a publicly‑held real estate investment trust, managed financial and SEC reporting and compliance, oversaw Sarbanes‑Oxley 404 compliance, and coordinated audits and reviews with independent accountants. Prior to 2006, John held various positions in firms specializing in lending, leasing and finance. John is a Certified Public Accountant and earned a B.S. in Accounting and an M.B.A. in Finance from St. John’s University.

William C. (“Bill”) Haydon

William C. (“Bill”) Haydon

Chief Investment Officer, Chief Credit Officer and Director

William C. (“Bill”) Haydon is our Chief Investment Officer and Director of Investor Relations. Bill is a talented and seasoned executive with over 25 years of experience in financial services and investment banking. He brings a wealth of expertise with strengths in areas such as lending, securities asset management, initial public offerings (IPO), investment banking, and financial strategy and long-term planning. In his role, Bill is responsible for the company’s liquid reserves and securities portfolio and he oversees Sachem’s underwriting team, as well as Investor Relations.

Prior to joining Sachem Capital Corp. in 2021, Bill served as a Portfolio Manager and Branch Manager at Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network from 2011. Before that, from 2008 to 2011, he served as a Vice President within the Wealth Management division of UBS Financial Services. From 1999 to 2006 Bill was the Managing Director of Northern Mortgage Company, LLC, a firm which he successfully merged into a division of Indy Mac Bank in 2006. Prior to this Bill was a regional lending officer at Dime Bank of New York from 1996 to 1999, focusing on commercial and residential lending.

Bill has held numerous FINRA securities registration designations including series 65, 7, and a Series 24 General Securities Principal registration. Bill holds a Master of Business Administration from the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and a Bachelor of Science in Business from Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York. Bill is also a Certified in Commercial Underwriting & Processing (NAMU ® - CCUP).

In 2019, Bill Haydon, was recognized as a “Best in State Wealth Advisor” by Forbes Magazine.

Nick Marcello

Nick Marcello

Vice President, Finance and Operations

Nick Marcello is our Vice President of Finance & Operations. He is responsible for overseeing the company’s capital market activities, portfolio management, foreclosures & workouts, legal, investments, and the Human Resources function. Mr. Marcello brings experience in compliance, financial modeling, deal structuring, and operations. Previously, he was Assistant Controller at Waypoint Real Estate Investments where he was responsible for the financial reporting of the firm’s conventional multifamily portfolio of approximately $1.5 billion in assets. Mr. Marcello’s role included monthly operational reporting, annual audits, transactions, and tax compliance. He began his career at PwC, a multinational professional services network of firms, in the Investment Management Group where he performed tax and audit compliance for private equity, hedge fund, and real estate clients. Nick holds a B.S. from Providence College and an M.B.A and M.S. in Accounting from Northeastern University.