Our Lending Team

Private Hard Money Lenders in Houston

Meet our Houston team of private money lenders, financial experts, and real estate investment professionals. Our team was built to take a holistic approach with our clients. Whether you need a hard money loan, are looking for wholesale real estate or need guidance in exit strategies or After Repair Values (ARVs), we have the expertise and industry insight to help you succeed in property investing.

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Founder & President

Wade Comeaux has 18 years of lending experience with Norwest, Conseco, Countrywide, Bank of America, Fay Financial and Fifth Third Bank. Wade has held positions such as President and Executive VP. He has led sales and operations teams of 1,400 employees with some of the top U.S. lenders. He enjoys traveling, hiking, tennis, snowboarding and any opportunity to be outdoors.

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Director of Lending

Jeff Johnson has 14 years of lending and sales experience with leading companies such as NationStar, Accredited Home Lenders, Aegis Lending, Morgan Stanley and Aames Home Loan. During that time, he managed operations that consist of 100-plus employees and gained a wealth of experience with startup organizations. In his free time, Jeff enjoys playing basketball and golf, watching movies and volunteer coaching his son’s basketball teams.

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Real Estate Project Manager

George Gibbons has a wealth of project planning and project management experience from small construction to multibillion-dollar projects in the petrochemical industry. George has also bought, renovated and managed his own personal portfolio of rental properties. A graduate of the University of Alabama, George enjoys spending time with his wife and three kids, his classic cars or being out in the country at his family’s ranch.

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Senior Operations Coordinator

Katherine Garcia has been part of the Catalyst team since inception. She processes loans during the pre- and post-closing stages and takes pride in meeting deadlines and working with customers to ensure they achieve their investment goals. When she is not working, Katherine enjoys live music, going to fitness classes and reading on her balcony with her cat.

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Loan Officer

Austin Pool has been a part of the Catalyst team since 2017. Originally having started as a processor, he was promoted to loan officer shortly after and is now the most senior Loan Officer at Catalyst. Austin has been investing in Real Estate since 2018 and is focused on building a rental portfolio. Having been to over 25 countries, Austin loves traveling extensively and meeting new people.

Ashley Kinney

Operations Coordinator

Ashley Kenney assists with the processing, closing, and funding of all loan transactions. She has over 7 years of experience in the banking financial industry. Ashley prides herself on meeting deadlines and the ability to provide over-the-top customer service. Outside of the office, she is always looking for her next adventure whether it be skydiving or conquering a new bike trail.

With our extensive experience comes the knowledge we share. We won't just give you a loan and hope for the best. We guide you through the entire process. At Catalyst, we strive to see you succeed.

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