Our Executive Leadership Team
Our strong Executive Leadership Team encourages both work and personal growth.
There’s a very good reason why the employees at DLP are so happy, and why DLP has been voted one of the top places to work for.
Founder and CEO
Don Wenner is the founder and CEO of DLP Real Estate Capital, a multi-faceted company that leads and inspires the building of wealth and prosperity through the execution of innovative real estate solutions. DLP Real Estate Capital is the parent company to DLP Capital Partners, Direct Lending Partners, DLP Realty, DLP Real Estate Management, Brite Homes, and Alliance Property Transfer. DLP Real Estate Capital is a leader in the single and multi-family real estate sectors of brokerage, investment management, asset management, property management, construction, and private lending. The company generates consistent returns and results for its investors and partners, and gives back through the DLP Positive Returns Foundation, an organization focusing on job creation and affordable housing. DLP's purpose is Dream. Live. Prosper. Passionately creating prosperity through real estate.
Don is highly experienced in all facets of housing as well as in scaling high growth entrepreneurial companies through utilization of the DLP Elite Execution System, for which DLP has been ranked in the Inc. 5000 fastest growing companies in the US for a remarkable, 7 consecutive years. Since DLP’s founding in 2007, Don has closed more than 12,000 real estate transactions totaling more than $1.6 billion. He has built a successful track record of generating consistent profits in all market conditions and cycles. Additionally, he is ranked by The Wall Street Journal as one of the Top 15 Real Estate professionals in the country, including #1 in all of PA and NJ for the past 5 years in a row. With over $750 million in assets under management, DLP’s portfolio includes more than 10,000 apartments and homes located primarily throughout the south and northeast areas of the country, as well as a portfolio of more than 400 real estate loans originated to active real estate investors.
Don studied Finance and Marketing at Drexel University. He and his wife, along with their two young sons, reside in St. Augustine, FL near DLP’s southern headquarters and have a second home in the Lehigh Valley, PA, close to the DLP northern headquarters in Bethlehem. Don is active in his local church, is passionate about fitness and health, and reads several books each week. He spends most of his free time with his family enjoying many outdoor activities and discovering new places.
Chief of Staff
Jason possesses nearly 20 years of experience in asset management and general operations oversight. Most recently, he served as DLP’s first-ever President of DLP Real Estate Management, leading a period of explosive growth and expansion from a small regional footprint to a portfolio of over 9,000 units in 10 states. Jason earned his Master of Business Administration degree from the Fox School of Business at Temple University with a concentration in Marketing Management. He enjoys playing sports and spending time with his wife Nicole and two children, Ava and Eric.
Robert has 35 years experience in the commercial, retail and multi-family residential real estate industry as an accounting and finance professional with extensive asset management experience. Robert served for 10 years as the Vice President of Finance and Information Technologies at the Buckeye Companies, the largest full service commercial office building owner, contractor, property management, brokerage and automobile parking group of companies in Beverly Hills, California. He was the Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer for Malibu Bay Company, the largest commercial land owner and retail developer in Malibu, where he also served as the Director of Leasing for 10 years. He has had additional experience with high-end multi-family residential properties and condominium conversion projects. Robert spent 12 years as the General Manager and Chief Financial Officer of Citinational-Buckeye Building Company where he planned and directed the abatement, retro-fit, reconstruction and was successful in achieving the 100% lease-up of a major 25 story high-rise office building in downtown Los Angeles. Robert has a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and was named 2017 CFO of the Year by Lehigh Valley Business.
President of Brite and DLP Builders
With his national business background and leadership roles, Robert is able to use his vast experience to help integrate and grow DLP to even higher achievement levels. He relentlessly practices the philosophy of constant and never-ending improvement, which continues to help him develop new techniques for leading and motivating an organization. Robert earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from DePaul University.
Chief Experience Officer
Patrick brings nearly 20 years of expertise in customer experience and marketing and is a best-selling author on the subject. He started and grew an internet marketing franchise to be #1 in sales in the United States before he sold it. Patrick went on to work as VP of Marketing with an 8-figure real estate firm. During his five-year tenure, the firm more than tripled its annual revenue and became #1 in its competitive niche market. As Managing Director and Partner of an Atlanta-based marketing agency, he and his team created numerous customer experience and marketing campaigns. This included everything from putting small businesses on the map to creating a marketing strategy for a two-billion-dollar company and running campaigns for programs at Fortune 500 companies. Patrick is a graduate of Georgia Tech in Atlanta, GA with a Bachelor of Science in Management, with coursework focused in Marketing and Entrepreneurship. He completed additional coursework with UCLA Extension and Worcester College at the University of Oxford, United Kingdom. He loves delivering amazing experiences, staying fit, making a difference in the lives of others and creating adventures with his wife and their two sports-loving boys.
Chief Technology Officer
Bill earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics from the University of Waterloo in Canada, and later went on to earn his Masters in Computer Science from the University of Delaware. He is passionate about bridging the gap between technology and lines of business by ensuring that technology enables them to meet their goals, without being intrusive. Bill enjoys working closely with business leaders to understand their problems and craft solutions that exceed their expectations. His greatest professional accomplishment was co-founding MindBox, a software and services company that delivered innovative solutions to mortgage lenders and servicers. When he’s not providing technology solutions, Bill spends his time traveling or golfing.
VP of Marketing
Kevin earned his Bachelor’s degree in International Marketing from American University in Washington D.C. Spanning nearly two decades, Kevin has spent his career leading marketing teams for growth-stage brands, as well as agency clients. With experience extending across technology, finance, entertainment, CPG and beyond, he’s spent the past 10 years of his career focusing on the real estate industry. Most recently, Kevin was the VP of Marketing at real estate crowdfunding marketplace, Patch of Land, where he helped the company grow its originations to a billion-dollar business, while providing double-digit returns to thousands of investors. As DLP Real Estate Capital’s VP of Marketing, Kevin helps define the marketing strategy in an effort to efficiently and effectively support the growth of each business unit.
Originally from Upstate New York, he attributes his open-minded approach of marketing strategies to his overseas experience in Tokyo as an adolescent. Kevin is a new resident of Denver, having recently relocated from Los Angeles. He enjoys exploring all that life has to offer with his wife and two young daughters.
Senior Vice President/Chief Legal Counsel
Barry brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to DLP Capital Partners. Barry received his B.A. degree in Letters, Arts and Sciences from Pennsylvania State University and his J.D. Degree from The Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University in 2001. Barry is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. He is a member of the Bucks County Bar Association. Barry has extensive experience in real estate and previously spent 8 years as in-house counsel for a very large regional real estate brokerage. His areas of practice include residential and commercial real estate, landlord representation, litigation, land acquisitions/development/zoning matters, construction and contractor matters, business formations and general business issues. Barry also serves as an expert witness on issues relating to the standard of care of real estate brokers in real estate transactions.
President of Lending
Nate Trunfio has spent his entire career in the lending industry where he’s had experience as a director of operations, top sales producer, sales manager and trainer, credit officer, and is now the President of DLP Direct Lending Partners, a lender offering real estate investment bridge loans in 30 states across the U.S. After graduating with a double major in Business Management and Marketing from Eastern University in 2009, where he was a 4-year letter-winner in lacrosse, Nate joined New Penn Financial. He quickly became a top producer and was promoted to sales manager at the age of 24. From there, he became a director for an alternative business lender, where he doubled the size of the sales team, transitioned the company from paper-based to cloud-based, and helped position them as one of the fastest growing companies in the U.S. In 2017, Nate joined DLP Direct Lending Partners and has helped the company reach exponential growth. His clients include former professional athletes, stock brokers and Fortune 500 executives. Nate and his wife live in the Philadelphia area, where he enjoys being active and playing sports, both competitively and recreationally.
VP of Servicing
Stephen Tyde is a seasoned real estate executive with 25 years of experience spanning many facets of the real estate industry, including asset management, acquisitions, development and entitlements, special servicing, and legal. He not only served in various senior positions in acquisitions and development for publicly traded homebuilders Pulte Homes, Levitt & Sons, and Beazer Homes, but also spent 8 years as a Director at Rialto Capital Management, where he focused on the origination, management, and workout of distressed commercial real estate loans, special servicing, fund and asset management, and dispositions, as well as political affairs. His real estate investment career was preceded by seven years in the practice of law, where he concentrated on real estate litigation, land use and zoning, bankruptcy, and commercial litigation.
Stephen graduated with a BBA from the University of Tulsa, a Juris Doctor from Mercer University, and an MBA with a focus on Real Estate and Finance from Emory University's Goizuetta School of Business.
Senior VP of Construction
Larry has 40 years experience in the construction industry including new construction, developmental, commercial, and home renovations. Larry owned and operated multiple construction companies prior to joining DLP Builders, and has built over 2,000 homes ground up and completed more than $200 million in residential and commercial construction. Larry has studied business and has a Business Administration degree and also is a recipient of the Who’s Who Award for Building & Design. He is married to Jennifer and has five boys.
VP of Business Development
Brion is the Vice President of Business Development for DLP Interactive Media. He has years of experience in media planning and sales, and is impassioned to provide his clients with sound, unbiased marketing and advertising strategy. Brion leverages local and national celebrity endorsements to give clients instant credibility with their customers through Radio and TV commercials, Outdoor, Direct Mail, Digital, Mobile, and Print advertising. Brion grew up in Center Valley, and received his Bachelor’s degree from Northland International University in education. He is passionate about serving with his church community in South Side Bethlehem, playing golf whenever and wherever possible, and riding motorcycles a bit faster than he should. Brion lives in Northampton with his better half, Carrie, and their two children Reagan and Lincoln.
VP of Realty
Jonathan has been selling real estate in the Lehigh Valley for over 10 years with 500 plus home sales. Over the years, he has assisted families buy homes, sell homes, and assist investors with acquiring investment assets. He is a certified negotiation expert in the fields of residential sales, investment properties, multi family and land acquisitions. He has a unique skill set in video marketing and social media production. He is currently using his successful background to assist and recruit other top sales professionals to lead in the core mission and values DLP Realty has established. Jonathan is passionate about providing as much value as possible.
VP of Leasing, Marketing and Revenue
Amy Barricelli strives to create “raving Residents” and works hard to discover new marketing techniques and software to lease apartments and create great living spaces for her residents. Her passion for marketing and learning has helped her excel in her field as an expert in the convergence of marketing and revenue in multifamily properties. 10 years from now, Amy sees herself being a multifamily industry leader and speaking professionally while continuing to build and expand on DLP Property Management’s goals.
Amy holds a BA from Saint Joseph’s University and a master’s degree from Oxford University and Villanova University. In her free time, Amy enjoys hosting her friends and family at her home, spending time with her husband and four dogs, and supporting her local animal shelters.
SVP of Asset Managment and Property Management Operations
Mary Conlan has a passion for building an excellent quality of life for DLP’s tenants while building a profitable business organization. Her determination and GRIT help her face any obstacle or challenge she may come across throughout the day. With 20 years of experience, Mary has worked in many aspects of the market and enjoys the challenge of effectively running operating and managing both multi-family and single-family communities.
Mary graduatied from University of Texas San Antonio with a Bachelor’s Degree, she also has earned her CPM Designation with IREM. In her free time she enjoys riding her Harley and doing yoga.
Richard earned his Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting from Iona College. Prior to joining DLP Capital Partners, he worked in the mortgage industry. Richard is passionate about building relationships and closing deals, particularly with complex transactions. Aside from work, he enjoys spending time with his wife and four children, volunteering, and exercising.
Larry Hickernell, Jr.
Senior Investor Success Manager
Larry is passionate about helping people create long-term wealth and prosperity through DLP Capital Partners investment and lending opportunities. “DLP provides an incredibly unique and safe way to earn fantastic returns on their investments,” Larry says.
Managing Director of Investments
Anthony has over 15 years of experience in the real estate and finance sector. His extensive experience has helped him to excel in his career. Anthony earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Real Estate Studies Activities and Societies from the University of St. Thomas.