Brian Schneider, Head of Investor Relationships and Marketing, leads Prime Finance’s fund raising and investor relationships. Before joining Prime, Mr. Schneider built and ran large real estate and real asset investment portfolios for Morgan Stanley AIP, Medley Partners, the University of Pennsylvania, as well as DuPont and TRW pension plans. Earlier in his career, Mr. Schneider worked at Prudential, MetLife and First Texas Savings in lending and asset management. Mr. Schneider holds a B. A. in Economics from Connecticut College and an MBA in Real Estate/Finance from The University of Texas at Austin.
Kent M. Roger, Esq., is a senior partner in Morgan, Lewis & Bockius Antitrust Practice specializing in international competition and antitrust matters. He received his JD from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, and an AB degree, with distinction, from the University of California, Berkeley. Kent sits on PRC’s Executive, Finance, Governance, and Legal Affairs Committees. He also is a member of the Board of Baker Places, Inc..
Tim Schroeder is President of Performance Realty, Inc, a real estate investment firm that owns, develops and manages multi-family properties and manufactured housing communities. Tim’s career has focused on real estate including development, corporate services, investment management and strategy consulting. Prior to joining Performance Realty, Tim worked at CBRE, Quadrangle, Deloitte Consulting and Balcor-American Express. Tim holds a B.S. in Urban Planning from Michigan State University and an MBA from the University of Michigan.
Bill Matheson, Esq., is a real estate attorney and the former president of Catellus Management Corporation, a real estate management company. For many years, Bill was a Volunteer Benefits Counselor for PRC, and has been an active volunteer for a variety of other community non-profits, including Project Open Hand, the San Francisco SPCA, and the French American International School. He received his JD from the University of Denver. Bill sits on PRC’s Finance and Occupancy Committees.
Doug Browning is Director of Communications, Digital Platform Management and Innovation, for Kaiser Permanente National Communications. He is responsible for digital communication strategy, the employee intranet, as well as the company’s external news site. Doug has a BA in Journalism from the University of Georgia and over 25 years of experience consulting with large organizations on their communication and change strategies. Doug also has a passion for helping people in his community make the right decisions about their careers, health, and happiness.
Larkin is a global HIV and infectious disease expert specializing in research communications and health diplomacy with over 15 years experience in over 20 low-middle income countries in Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean. She is the Global Lead, Public Affairs, for PrEP and HIV Prevention at Gilead Sciences.
Larkin previously worked at UCSF and Stanford, expanding HIV, TB, and malaria research and clinical operations around the globe and devising communications and partnerships strategies to enhance capacity building, at multiple NGO and community-based organizations, as a harm reduction counselor for adolescents and young adults, and in a variety of public health positions within government. She has negotiated Ministry-level stakeholder relationships in multiple countries, led PEPFAR trial implementation teams in sub-Saharan Africa, and served as an advisor for global public health start-ups and scholars.
She previously served as a United Nations correspondent and a research reporter focused on women’s health and healthcare in conflict regions. For elected and appointed officials at local, national, and global levels, she has advised on media and communication strategy pertaining to HIV and global health policy.
A 6th generation San Francisco native, Larkin received her master’s, doctorate, and post-doctoral training in public health and health behavior from Columbia, and her BA from University of Southern California. She serves on the Board of Komera, on the Ginetta Sagan Fund of Amnesty International, and is a member of the Junior League. Larkin co-chaired the AIDS2020 Local Planning Group, serving Bay Area communities represented at the 23rd International AIDS Conference.
Josh Frieman is a Principal at Prime Group where he leads the accounting, investor relations and business technology teams for both Prime Residential and Prime Finance. He also serves as the Chief Compliance Officer for both Prime Finance and Prime Residential. Mr. Frieman joined Prime Group in 2005 and has been involved in all facets of real estate investment, finance and administration including leadership roles in over $5 billion of real estate transactions. Prior to that, he was an advisor to distressed businesses, overseeing numerous restructurings and liquidations. Earlier in his career, Mr. Frieman practiced corporate law with Latham & Watkins and served as the General Counsel for a start-up technology company. Mr. Frieman graduated with honors from University of California at Berkeley and Harvard Law School.
Ryo Ishida is a Vice President at Lyric (www.lyric.com), which operate apartment-style hotels. Ryo heads up their West Coast division. Prior to joining Lyric, Ryo spent six years at Prudential Real Estate Investors, most recently responsible for the East Coast Development Group. Before Prudential, Ryo worked at Peter Linneman’s private equity group and also as a developer. Ryo serves on the boards of PRC and of Montgomery Advisors. Ryo is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania. Outside of work, he enjoys tennis, cycling, soccer and cooking Japanese food.
Jacques Michaels is a San Francisco community leader, entertainer, and member of the Imperial Council, a non-profit that hosts and participates in a variety of entertainment and educational events and activities in support of a variety of diverse community-based charitable organizations that do not discriminate based upon race, age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, or ethnic background. Jacques sits on PRC’s Fund Development and Board Development Committees.
Laura Powell conducts executive searches at the senior level, and provides organizational consulting to privately held firms—both for-profit and not-for-profit—focusing on team-building, governance, and high-functioning boards. She’s actively served the Bay Area nonprofit community for many years. Volunteering for the past three years on PRC’s campaign and development committees, Laura is a past Board Chair at Larkin Street Youth Services and led the Board of a private school in Marin County in its first capital campaign, and in the design and approval of a new school building. Laura holds a BA in Liberal Arts from Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York.