John Eisinger CEO

John Eisinger

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Eisinger is CEO of Stronghill Capital. He previously served as Executive Vice President and Portfolio Manager at Janus Capital, managing $5 billion. John has 20 years of experience operating, analyzing and investing in a wide range of businesses. Prior to joining Janus Capital in 2003, he was an Equity Analyst for five years. John received his bachelor of science degree in Finance from Boston College’s Carroll School of Management, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude.

Jack M. Cohen

President and Chief Innovation Officer

Mr. Cohen has 39 years of experience as a leader, manager, originator and administrator across a diverse portfolio of career initiatives, though mostly in commercial real estate. Mr. Cohen is a non-executive Vice-Chairman at 3650 REIT, and a board member at: CRESimple, Hillcrest, Brokers & Engineers, Ascot, Forum Real Estate Group, and Academic Approach. Mr. Cohen began his career with Cohen Financial in 1981 as a loan originator before taking the lead of the firm as CEO, a title he held for twenty-five years. Mr. Cohen recapitalized the firm six times between 1998 and 2013. Mr. Cohen has held several Professional Affiliations, including Association President of Chartered Realty Investor and Commercial Real Estate Finance Council (“CREFC”), Commercial Real Estate Finance/Multifamily Board of Governors (“COMBOG”) and has sat on the big board at Mortgage Bankers Association (“MBA”). Mr. Cohen holds several honors and awards including the CREFC Founder’s Award and the Mortgage Banker’s Association COMBOG Award. Mr. Cohen, personally, is a pilot, and maintains an Airline Transport Pilot License and a Single Pilot Type Rating for a very Light Jet. Mr. Cohen is also a second-degree black belt in Tomiki styled Aikido, a NAUI certified Scuba Diver, an active Crossfitter, as well as a rock climber.

Eric Hillison

Chief Revenue Officer

Mr. Hillison serves as Chief Revenue Officer for Stronghill Capital where he is responsible for managing the origination staff and maintaining the mortgage banker network. He brings 14 years of commercial real estate lending experience. Prior to joining Stronghill Capital, he was Director of Loan Origination for StanCorp Mortgage Investors, LLC where he managed the origination staff who consistently set new production records every year and was key to creating and growing StanCorp’s bridge lending platform. Eric graduated from Linfield College earning his bachelor’s degree with a double major in Finance and Computer Science. He was also a four-year starter on the football team. Mr. Hillison currently serves and the Commercial Chair for the Oregon Mortgage Bankers Association.


Sandy Johnson

Chief Processing Officer

Sandy brings 10+ years of commercial real estate underwriting experience. She worked for NorthMarq Capital where she underwrote loans to place with Lehman, JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley, Chase and numerous other debt and equity partners; and at CU Business Solutions, where she underwrote commercial real estate and small business loans for several Central Texas area credit unions. She is a licensed Real Estate Broker in Texas and held a General Appraisers License for 15 years. She has substantial experience in valuing both commercial and residential properties, as well as some small businesses. She is a real estate investor, focused primarily on residential properties, including short term rentals. Sandy has earned a Master of Land Economics and Real Estate from Texas A&M University and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Baylor University.

Justin Long

Justin Long

Director of Loan Servicing

Justin Long is responsible for the loan servicing operations and management of collection efforts at Stronghill Capital. Prior to joining Stronghill Capital, Mr. Long spent over 10 years at CIT Bank (formerly known as OneWest Bank & Indymac Bank) serving in a variety of default management leadership positions. Most recently, he was Assistant Vice President of CIT Bank’s Home Loan Servicing Underwriting group. In that role, he was responsible for managing the production and underwriting of the Bank’s Home Affordable Modification Program. Mr. Long holds a Bachelors of Science in Business Management at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, where he was also Captain of Men’s Golf Team.


Collin Duffy

Managing Director
 (940) 393-5828

Justin Kintz

Justin Kintz, CCIM

Managing Director
 (702) 960-5517

Stephen O’Shaughnessy

Managing Director
 (954) 654-0312

Kelly Smutek

Kelly Smutek

Managing Director
 (401) 330-8714

Mark Fallon

National Accounts Director
 (720) 838-3511

Oscar Mendez

Managing Director
 (512) 848-4976

Brian B. Simmons

Brian B. Simmons

Managing Director
 (360) 799-5475

Missy Snowden

Melissa “Missi” Snowden

Managing Director
 (512) 672-7106





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