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CiF Team

Management Team

Mr. Stephen Strnisha Mr. Stephen Strnisha, Chief Executive Officer

As CEO, Mr. Strnisha is responsible for formulating and executing the company's strategic vision. He also fosters CiF's working relationships with a myriad of public, private, and public/private financing and development entities. It is through these connections that the company is able to secure projects with the most promising borrowers. Mr. Strnisha is a former Director of Finance and Economic Development for the City of Cleveland and in those roles oversaw the financing for several large projects including the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Progressive Field and Quicken Loans Arena.  He has also served as a Mayoral Advisor, CFO of Cleveland's Chamber of Commerce and operated his own consulting practice focused on development finance. Mr. Strnisha received his undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia and a Master's degree from Syracuse University.


Mr. Adam Blackman Mr. Adam Blackman, Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Blackman is responsible for CiF's day-to-day activities and for negotiating with prospective borrowers in order to secure optimal terms for CiF's investment projects. In terms of operations, he ensures that each investor's EB-5 process flows smoothly and that CiF adheres to all proper reporting obligations, all while identifying ways to increase the Operations Department's efficiency and accuracy. As a skilled negotiator with extensive experience in structuring and closing multi-million dollar deals, Mr. Blackman works with borrowers to reach optimal project terms. He also oversees the administering of CiF's loans by working closely with attorneys, financial service providers, consultants, and executives representing CiF's borrowers. He holds a Bachelor's degree from Purdue University.


Team Profile

The CiF team was built by bringing together highly skilled individuals from around the world.

CiF's professionals combine strong educational backgrounds with decades of business experience – including extensive work in the construction management, global marketing, capital markets, public and private finance, and international business consulting fields.

Our employees are fluent in several languages, including Chinese, Spanish, Polish, French, Russian and German. As several members of our team are immigrants themselves, we are uniquely acquainted with the complex US immigration process.

We are the CiF team and we are eager to help you successfully realize your goals, just as we have for so many others.

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