Commercial Direct, DiversyFund, and Aperture on CEO Money

Leslie Smith
Managing Director
Commercial Direct

Commercial Direct is a division of Silver Hill Funding, LLC, a direct commercial mortgage lender that provides investors and small-business owners with customizable commercial mortgages tailored to fit their unique needs. Commercial Direct’s online loan customizer enables borrowers to adjust numerous aspects of their loans to finance commercial real estate or multi-unit properties starting at $250,000. More information and online Commercial Direct mortgage loans are available at

Leslie Smith is Managing Director of Commercial Direct. She led the launch of Silver Hill Funding in 2016, and is building on that experience to spearhead the launch of the consumer-facing direct lender, Commercial Direct.

Craig Cecilio

Craig Cecilio is the CEO and Founder of DiversyFund. Craig’s mission is to disrupt traditional alternative asset investing and empower the average investor by giving them the same wealth-building opportunities available to the 1%. Craig’s visionary approach to democratizing alternative asset investing combines the power of crowdfunding with cutting-edge technology through DiversyFund’s online platform.
As a CEO, Craig oversees the daily development and strategic execution of DiversyFund. This includes delivering the messaging and branding to the public, hiring the best people and constantly innovating to break down the barriers that prevent the average investor from participating in alternative asset investing. Craig is also an experienced fund manager and manages DiversyFund’s no-fee real estate fund that has returned over 10 percent since inception.Prior to founding DiversyFund in 2014, Craig worked for nearly 20 years in real estate as a joint venture equity partner, lender, and sponsor. A natural entrepreneur, Craig has utilized his networking skills to lead the development of over 1,000 single family residences, financing more than $1 billion worth of real estate assets. Craig has been featured on New York Stock Exchanges Cheddar TV and Bloomberg Radio.

Andrew Jewett

Property Coin is managed by Aperture, a California-based real estate technology and investment company that is innovating the way technology is used in the acquisition, rehabilitation and disposition of residential real estate.

Prior to co-founding Aperture in 2016, Andrew was the co-head of capital at the largest fix and flip operators in the U.S. While there, Andrew was responsible for the oversight and management of institutional fundraising efforts, including equity raises, corporate debt and structured investment vehicles. Andrew was also involved in strategy, underwriting guidelines, credit decisions, loan sales and capital markets activities at that company’s investor loan origination subsidiary, one of the largest private money lenders in the industry. Additionally, Andrew oversaw the development of the asset backed securitization platforms for that company.