About Us

Registered Investment Advisor.  Fund Manager.

We help investors access uncommon investment opportunities.  Unlike many of the large financial service firms, we are independent.  Our independence gives us the flexibility to do things different.  Access private investments.  Invest in niche markets.  Use a Self-Directed IRA.  Invest in things that you can visit.

2012
Year Founded
27010906
Assets Under Management
6
Investment Strategies
32
Investors and Borrowers
JOHN SPEARS
Founder & Principal

John is the leader behind Avondale’s investment strategies. His experience as an investor, as a former client of financial service firms, and as a private lender led to the creation of the Avondale companies. Prior to starting a career as an investment manager, John spent 10 years in consulting and business valuation. His educational background includes a bachelors degree in Finance from TCU, a CIMA® certification taught in conjunction with the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and a certificate in Financial Planning from Southern Methodist University. He also serves on the Board of Cenergistic LLC, a portfolio company of the venture capital firm, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.

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DOMINIQUE ORBON
Compliance & Fund Operations

Dominique leads our compliance program, managing all the bookkeeping and regulatory requirements as a state registered investment advisor and private investment fund. In addition, her extensive experience working with residential real estate investors and title companies is a valuable resource as the Fund Operator for Avondale Private Lending, where she evaluates loans, properties and borrowers. Her prior work experience includes administrative roles at Nicox, the non-profit A Wish with Wings, and Theo Executive Group. She graduated with a bachelors degree in Business Administration from the University of Texas at Arlington.