OUR TEAM

William Militello
Marine Corps Veteran

Founded Militello Capital in 2011 and purchased over $475 million in real estate, while raising more than $68 million from over 400 investors.  To date, 11 investments are currently still performing, representing over 1.4 million square feet of commercial, mixed-use and multi-family properties in Florida, Georgia, California and Virginia.

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Brian Whitten
Navy Veteran

Founded Hornet Capital in 2017 and originated over $20 million in real estate backed loans in Austin, Texas. Hornet originates, underwrites and funds secured and unsecured real estate purpose loans and achieved annualized returns totaling 10.05% and 10.00% in 2018 and 2019, respectively.

Scott Mackes
Navy Veteran

Founder and CEO of the Service Academy Business Mastermind (SABM) Group, a worldwide community of military veterans and Service Academy graduates who share resources, information, insight and professional guidance to advance ideas and business and investment opportunities through its trusted network.

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Lewis Baker
Army Veteran

Lew Baker (USMA '91) has over 25 years of experience in wealth management.  He is a former Morgan Stanley VP and is currently the principal of Rock Creek Wealth Planners and Advisors, LLC an independent SEC Registered Investment Advisory firm.  Lew joins the Academy Fund as Director of National Accounts. In this role he is building relationships nationwide with investors who are looking to participate in this niche opportunity to support and prosper along side military service connected leaders creating wealth.