CEO/Owner -Diego was born in Colombia, and moved to Houston as a young child September of 1980, and spent most of his life in Houston. He attended Catholic School from kinder garden to 8th grade then attended a Franciscan All Boys Academy in Colombia for preparatory and College. He started early in his career in banking and then transitioned into mortgage lending. He later became an independent mortgage broker. When over 100 lenders went out of business in early 2008, he took a step-back to re-evaluate his professional direction. Shortly Diego went to work for a division of Ocwen and Goldman-Sachs as an asset manager. In 2012, Diego decided to start investing in real estate Diego has been able to grow the company StratiVentures to be a pillar in the real estate investment arena by focusing on the reality of investing "mitigating risk". He developed a training and support team that would help and partner with over 2000 members nationally in the Strativentures Company.
Social Media Manager -Oriana was born and raised in Venezuela. At the age of 17 she moved to France for a year to learn French because she always had interest for new languages and cultures. She later obtained her bachelor’s degree in Social Communications in Venezuela. She worked as a journalist on a news platform and a tv channel. She also developed a career in social media as a makeup artist with +5 years of experience. When she arrived in the United States she started working in sales, later on moving to StratiVentures in which she could apply her knowledge in marketing, communications, sales and media, always focusing on helping people in the process of becoming real estate investors.
Selections & Contracting Director -Maria Rodriguez was born in Jinotepe, Nicaragua. Maria attended Catholic University of Nicaragua for three years and studied Business Administration before becoming a business owner. Maria started her selection and design journey back in 2003 working with her husband in a construction company in Managua, Nicaragua. In 2005, she and her family moved to New Orleans where she started a real estate investing company after hurricane Katrina. Her company was engaged in many renovation projects along with buying and holding properties. In 2012, she moved to Houston and joined StratiVentures, Inc in 2017 in her current role. Maria also owns and operates two companies, Home Selection Consulting, and Gardenia Capital Ventures, a Real Estate investing company. She lives in Houston, Texas with her husband and two kids, a son and a daughter.
Home Selection Consulting Assistant Business Development Manager -Krystn strives to design interiors that will have a positive impact on clients and SVI Members lives. With more than ten years of extensive and considerable experience, she possesses an innate desire to create and design interiors that exceed clients’ expectations. With an eye for quality, a superior sense of style, and a client-centered approach to business, Krystn has proven herself as an innovative designer. She offers a balance of creativity, collaboration and forward thinking with a structured, organized and detailed mentality; enabling her to deliver focused development, follow through and total completion to each aspect of the design. Krystn joined Home Selection Consulting and Strativentures at the end of 2022 to assist Maria Rodriguez with her rapidly growing business and rapidly growing Strativentures member base.
Real Estate Services Director - Stacy believes that having the right real estate agent means having an agent who is committed to helping you buy or sell your home with the highest level of expertise in your local market and understands the investor mentality. She is skilled in understanding each step of the negotiations, buying and selling process with investors enough to be the training component to real estate agents who want to work with SVI members. This commitment level has helped her build a remarkable track record of delivering results. Nothing is more gratifying to her than the feeling she gets from helping people meet their real estate needs and goals. You can count on her to always do what's in your best interest and she prides herself on being honest, trustworthy, and knowledgeable in the investor real estate market.
National Sales Director -Pedro was born in Merida, Venezuela in 1984. At a very early age his parents moved to San Cristobal, where he grew up. He went to UCAT (Universidad Católica del Tachira) where he got his degree in Business and Administration. After that he moved to Caracas, the capital of Venezuela and started working in the Caracas Stock Market. Working there for 6 years, until the business was shut down by national government matters. Soon after he moved to San Cristobal venezuela and became a rancher in a town called Guasdualito, in the state of Apure. In 2017 he left the country due to political issues, he moved to Houston with his girlfriend at that time. They got married November 2017. Later, in 2018 he became a real estate investor and became an SVI member in June 2018. Finally, in 2019 he started working with SVI as a business development agent and instructor and currently hold his current role at SVI with great success.
Architectural & Design -Ron Dancy is the Founder & Lead Design Consultant for Dancy Designs, LLC. Dancy Designs, LLC is a Full-Service CAD Drafting, Engineering Consultant & Construction Service Firm. Since 2016 Dancy Designs, LLC has been providing professional CAD design services for Investors, Homeowners, Architects, Builders as well as Business owners in and around the Houston Area. He is dedicated to meeting our SVI members and client needs. He provides a full range of drafting and related services for SVI members and clients across Texas and Nationwide. He is not a licensed architect or engineer, but if needed, there are licensed professionals in our network. He prides himself on customer service, professionalism and experience.
Home Inspector -Eric Christie is a Professional Home Inspector at Boxer Inspections (#22974) specializing in residential inspections. His formal education includes a BS in Mechanical Engineering , AS in Engineering, an AS in Engineering Technology, and an AS in Technical Writing. After 26 year in the semiconductor and oilfield industries, Eric started a home inspections business. Eric is an SVI member and also a real estate investor. Eric is a member of and contributor to InterNACHI and the Texas Professional Real Estate Inspectors Association (TPREIA). He regularly speaks at REI meetings to educate investors and realtors on the importance of accurate repair estimates and inspections. Eric’s investor experience uniquely positions him to meet the needs of investors and provide comprehensive inspection services.