Board of Directors

Jeff Austin | PacifiCore Construction

Jeff Austin

Founder & CEO

Jeff Austin | PacifiCore Construction

Jeff Austin

Founder & CEO

Jeff has over 30 years of experience in real estate, construction, sales, marketing and business infrastructure.  He has been extremely successful in building and growing companies to high levels of performance.  Mr. Austin is known for attracting highly professional individuals and strategic partners, building strong management teams, raising capital, and developing relationships with successful entrepreneurs and enterprises worldwide. He is a proven executive with real estate, construction, finance and technology industry experience.

Prior to founding PacifiCore Construction, Mr. Austin was CEO and President of Castle Arch Real Estate Investment Company, a Residential Master Community Investment firm. He successfully led equity capital raises required for master community projects throughout the U.S.  Mr. Austin is also the former President of FIS Inc., where he developed and marketed enterprise level real estate management software products for Fortune 100, Government and international organizations.

Before joining FIS, he served as Vice President of Channels for Qwest Communications (Worldwide) and Vice President of Sales for Corio Inc. and PeopleSoft Corporations in the high tech industry. He currently sits on several professional business boards. Mr. Austin received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Marketing from the University of Colorado.

Scot Austin | PacifiCore Construction

Scot Austin

Founder & President

Scot Austin | PacifiCore Construction

Scot Austin

Founder & President

Scot Austin is a senior level construction   executive with expertise in business development, marketing, strategic client development and project delivery. He is a proven relationship builder with an exceptional ability to construct and facilitate effective teams. Scot’s 15 years of retail construction experience makes him an invaluable problem solver who always exceeds client expectations.

Chris Christy

Chris Christy

Independent Director

Chris Christy

Chris Christy

Independent Director

Chris is the president of Doty Bros., a wholly owned subsidiary of Meruelo Enterprises Inc. (MEI) with offices in Norwalk and Bakersfield, California.  Doty Bros. is a highly respected contracting firm specializing in water, oil, gas, dry utilities and electrical.  In business for over 80 years, the company’s customer base includes many well-known global energy companies, public utilities, private organizations, Fortune 500 companies and publicly held companies.  Those include: Shell Oil, OXY, Mobil, BP, California Water Service, Cal American Water, Golden State Water, Southern California Edison, Southern California Gas Co., McCarthy, Port of Los Angeles and LAUSD.

Chris has been with the Meruelo Group since 2000 and has served as President of Doty Bros. since January of 2001. Prior to Doty Bros., he was the Senior Vice President of a major banking institution. Chris brings to PacifiCore’s Board of Directors his experience in running large construction companies and substantial expertise in construction finances.

Scott Fawcett

J. Scott Fawcett

Independent Director

Scott Fawcett

J. Scott Fawcett

Independent Director

Scott is the president and founder of Marinita Development Company, a real estate development company with offices in Newport Beach, California and Las Vegas, Nevada.

Mr. Fawcett has worked in the field of real estate for more than fifty years and has developed retail commercial, residential, multi-tenant, and industrial facilities throughout the U.S.  His specialty is retail shopping centers with anchor stores such as Ralphs, Food 4 Less, Albertsons, Vons and Stater Bros.

Over the years he has been active in numerous industry-related associations, including the International Platform Association, International Council of Shopping Centers, International Right of Way Association, International Institute of Valuers, Institute of Business Appraisers, American Association of Certified Appraisers, Urban Land Institute, National Association of Review Appraisers and Mortgage Underwriters, California Licensed Contractors Association and the Association of Corporate Real Estate Executives. Mr. Fawcett comes to PacifiCore’s Board of Directors with extensive construction and development expertise and knowledge.

Phil Polich

Phil Polich

Independent Director

Phil Polich

Phil Polich

Independent Director

Phil has an extensive financial background with over 40 years in the construction home building industry.  He is a CPA, license general contractor, real estate broker with Ernest and Young, CEO of two NYSE public corporations, and successfully involved in launching two IPO’s.  His specialties include: Residential construction and development, venture capital and private equity funding.  He was also a founding director of American Southwest Financial which was one of the original mortgage securitization entities founded in the late 1980′s.  American Southwest Financial issued billions of dollars of securities through directly and through its affiliate companies. Phil has worked with major underwriters including: Goldman Sachs, Solomon Bros, First Boston, Prudential Securities, Morgan Stanley and a number of others.

Dave Hunt | PacifiCore Construction

Dave Hunt

Managing Director of Services

Dave Hunt | PacifiCore Construction

Dave Hunt

Managing Director of Services

David has been involved in creating, financing and growing development stage enterprises in a variety of industries since the 1990’s. He has been a founder, investor, advisor and legal counsel for numerous public offerings and venture funds.

He has participated in hundreds of millions of dollars in private equity and debt placements, private to public mergers, and IPO’s with various business development activities within the securities industries. In addition to his entrepreneurial and advisory activities, David has served as general counsel for a publicly reporting real estate company based in Los Angeles, California since 2004 and is principal of The Hunt Law Corporation, PC. His consulting and legal practice focuses on securities law and corporate issues including real estate development and construction firms. David’s practice emphasis is in early stage companies, small cap and micro cap publicly reporting companiesnies.

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