Staff Members

Our management team has significant experience in a broad range of real estate equity and debt investment and real estate finance.  In addition, our management team has experience operating public and institutionally funded private companies.

Our company is supported by talented asset management and accounting personnel.

Edward P. Nordberg, Jr.

Executive Chairman

Mr. Nordberg is Wakefield’s Executive Chairman which he founded in 2004. He provides financial and healthcare industry expertise leveraging more than 25 years of investment experience. Mr. Nordberg is also a principal and director of Alex. Brown Realty, Inc., a real estate and private equity firm based in Baltimore, MD.

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Daniel L. Willison Jr., MAI, MRICS

Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer

Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer. Mr. Willison is a Wakefield co-founder and leads the firm’s investment, finance and asset management activities throughout the U.S. Mr. Willison also served as President of Wakefield’s joint venture with NorthStar Realty Finance (NYSE: NRF), during which time Wakefield acquired and managed a $750 million portfolio of seniors housing and health care real estate assets.

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Hilde M. Alter

Chief Accounting Officer

Ms. Alter is the Company's Chief Accounting Officer and oversees Wakefield’s internal accounting and financial reporting functions.

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Sean P. Murphy


Mr. Murphy is Wakefield’s Counsel. He is currently a Partner with Duane Morris LLP in Washington, D.C. From May 2006 through 2011, he served as a principal in Wakefield, which operated an approximate $225 million equity joint venture with NorthStar Realty Finance (NYSE: NRF).

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Donald C. Tomasso

Senior Advisor

Mr. Tomasso is a Senior Advisor to Wakefield with respect to healthcare company operating performance. Mr. Tomasso is currently a senior advisor to Great Point Capital with a focus on healthcare investments.

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Larry J. Rounds

Chief Accounting Officer

Mr. Rounds is Wakefield's Chief Accounting Officer. He oversees financial management, accounting and financial reporting for Wakefield and its related companies.

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Debo O. Ayeni

Senior Vice President, Finance

Mr. Ayeni oversees Wakefield's financial analysis infrastructure, and its corporate accounting and finance networks.

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