Meet the Team
Victor Mitchell, CEO & Founder of Lead Funding
Victor Mitchell

CEO & Founder

A serial entrepreneur, Victor Mitchell has successfully founded, acquired, and turned around diverse businesses over the past 35 years. His ventures include interests in finance, transportation, communications, technology, and real estate lending. Mr. Mitchell has been recognized for innovation and entrepreneurship and has won multiple industry awards.

Vic has also been involved with various charities and philanthropic efforts around food insecurity, criminal justice, affordable healthcare, and freeing the wrongly convicted.  Mr. Mitchell has served as an adjunct professor teaching courses in Entrepreneurship at Colorado State University and San Diego State University. Mr. Mitchell also enjoys making private equity investments in visionary leaders with disruptive technologies.

Mr. Mitchell is a graduate of San Diego State University and obtained his Master’s Degree from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Mr. Mitchell is also a former Colorado State Representative and served in Colorado’s 66th General Assembly representing a population of 80,000.

Vic is the proud father of three incredible children, Lauren, a New York City school teacher, David, an Army Lieutenant, and Emily, a high school senior.

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Jason Richards, Vice President of Operations and Underwriting
Jason Richards

Vice President of Operations and Underwriting

Jason Richards is a seasoned expert in the real estate industry.  Jason has an extensive background in Title Insurance and Settlement Services which provides resources to Lead Funding clients not found anywhere else in private financing.  His entry into the real estate sector dates to 1996 and includes a broad scope of responsibilities including Business Development, Operations Management, and Growth Planning.

Jason brings a unique set of skills to Lead Funding that provide invaluable insight, robustness of process, and scalability. His foresight and keen eye for potential pitfalls provides tremendous value to our clients and ensures the stability and longevity of Lead Funding. 

Ken O'Donnell, Mortgage Banker, Vice President of Valuations
Ken O’Donnell

Mortgage Banker,
Vice President of Valuations

Ken O’Donnell has been involved with investment real estate and the mortgage industry since 2004. Ken is a licensed Real Estate Designated Broker in Arizona and Colorado and belongs to seven different Board of Realtors. Most importantly, Ken is one of the most experienced investment property valuators in the U.S. and has accurately valued over $2B worth of residential, distressed real estate since 2008.

Ken has been originating, processing, and evaluating Lead Funding loans since 2008 including more than $500M of transactions. Ken has experience with sourcing clients, credit review and documentation, and evaluation. Ken’s high attention to detail and professional customer service relationships have assisted Lead Funding to a near zero default rate. In addition, Ken has always maintained an unblemished record both with his various designations as a commercial lending officer and as a Designated Broker. Ken and Victor Mitchell have worked together for more than 20 years.

Al Robertston, Vice President of Construction and Business Development
Al Roberson

Vice President of Construction and Business Development

Al Roberson oversees all aspects of Lead Funding’ site visits and construction draws. Al has a long history of exceptional customer support in conjunction with over 10-years of development experience. Al personally has managed more than $140M of construction projects including new home builds, large and small fix-n-flips, pop-tops, and large apartment renovations.

Al also has deep institutional knowledge in contractor negotiations, contracts and waivers, and has established a trusted network of construction related vendors and sub-trades. Al served in the U.S. Navy for 6 years and has worked with Victor Mitchell for the past 30 years.

Ian Lindemann, Business Development
Ian Lindemann

Business Development

Having most recently served as Vice President of Business Development with Go Big Media. It was while working alongside Lead Funding on a media project that he saw both the results and commitment to excellence Lead Funding seeks for its clients and gladly accepted the opportunity to join them. His role as a Business Development representative continues his decade of experience exceeding client’s needs, and offers an added resource to Lead Funding’s customers around the country.

Ian is a graduate of the University of Colorado and currently resides in Denver with his wife Allison and their beloved dogs Ralph and Jade. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, skiing, and catching a Rockies or Buffs game.

Kathy Hay, Loan Specialist
Cathy Hay

Loan Specialist

Cathy Hay joined Lead Funding in 2016 as our Executive Administrator.  She is a multifaceted professional with a broad background in finance, business administration and human resources.  Cathy has spent the last 13 years in the banking industry as a loan administrator with an emphasis on commercial lending.  She brings a proven track record of positive impacts on strategic growth, regulatory compliances and employee management.

Shawna Sullivan. Paralegal
Shawna Sullivan


Shawna R. Sullivan has worked in the legal industry since 1996. Shawna has experience in a wide variety of legal areas including Social Security disability, criminal defense, personal injury litigation, workers’ compensation, probate, guardianships, conservatorships, estate planning and administration, trust administration, bankruptcy, collection law and employment law.

Rosa Ortega

Office Manager

Rosa has worked for Lead Funding for many years as an innovative and driven bookkeeping and office management functions. Rosa has extensive accounting experience and is well versed with client contact and record keeping. Rosa has been instrumental and dedicated in helping our clients achieve business success. She leads by example and is one to roll up her sleeves to get the job done. Rosa’s hard work and efficient, accurate record-keeping has been vital to the client as well as to Lead Funding.