Who we are

Ali Hamdeh – Chief Executive Officer

  • Ali Hamdeh is Chief Executive Officer of Fondation Capital and co-manages the sourcing, acquisition, financing, funding and disposition of company assets, in additional to overseeing the company’s investor relations and corporate affairs.

Eric Gordon – Chief Operating Officer

  • Eric Gordon is President & Chief Operating Officer of Fondation Capital and co-manages the sourcing, acquisition, financing, funding and disposition of company assets, in additional to overseeing the company’s investor relations and corporate affairs.
  • Prior to embarking on a career in real estate, Mr. Gordon worked various roles in software technology serving as a Vice President of Operations for an automotive technology startup and most recently responsible for Sales Operations & Strategy at a public solutions company.
  • Mr. Gordon holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Management minoring in Communications & Sales
  • Outside of work, Mr. Gordon likes to buy and hold GME

Ryan Millman – Chief Financial Officer

  • Ryan Millman is Chief Financial Officer of Fondation Capital and oversees the management and operations of the company’s real estate assets. In addition, he is responsible for executing the value-add components of the company’s investments, including all construction management and capital improvements. 
  • Prior to embarking on a career in real estate, Mr. Millman worked various roles in the financial consulting industry, with his primary focus on the design, implementation, & ongoing administration of non-qualified deferred compensation arrangements for non-profits & their respective leadership teams.
  • Mr. Millman holds dual Bachelor of Science degrees in Econometrics & Quantitative Economics, as well as Entrepreneurship from Tufts University. Ryan is a licensed real estate agent, licensed life and health insurance agent, and holds FINRA Series 6, 63, 65 and 7 licenses. 
  • Outside of work, Mr. Millman is extremely active. Depending on the season you can find him skiing, golfing, and hiking with friends, family, and clients.

Ideen Chelengar – Chief Marketing

Officer

  • Ideen Chelengar is Chief Marketing Officer & Head of Business Development for Fondation Capital, making him the primary lead for identifying and bringing on new investors. Further, he also helps lead the company’s community outreach efforts and ensures that its investments generate both positive returns for investors and positive results for the community.
  • Prior to embarking on a career in real estate, Mr. Chelengar worked various roles including but not limited to former real estate agent, personal trainer, health coach, and master fitness instructor.
  • Mr. Chelengar holds dual Bachelors of Science degrees in Exercise Science, as well as and Strength & Conditioning from University of Connecticut. Ideen is also a licensed real estate agent.
  • Outside of work, Mr. Chelengar is extremely active. Depending on the season you can find him designing/implementing websites for startups, attending grad and extension schools, reading, exercising, and spending time with friends & family.

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