John C. “Chris” Loeffler, II
Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board
Chris Loeffler has served as the CEO and Chairman of Caliber’s Board of Directors since its inception. As CEO, Chris directs and executes global strategy, oversees investments and fund management, and contributes to private and public capital formation. As a Co-Founder Chris took an early role forming the Company’s financial and operational infrastructure and navigating the vertical integration of all real estate and investment services.
Prior to forming Caliber, Chris served as an Assurance Associate at PwC in Phoenix, Arizona, completing public company audits, developing control systems, and completing several acquisition or sale transactions. Some of Chris's clients included Honeywell International, Inc., CSK Auto Inc., Verizon Communications, Inc., Republic Services, Inc., Car Wash Partners, Inc., and the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Chris earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. Chris attended Universidad Complutense de Madrid (University of Madrid) in Madrid, Spain. Chris Co-Founder and former Board Director for Qwick, Inc., a venture-funded hospitality staffing marketplace, a Board Director for Zennihome, Inc., a housing-tech startup and a Board Director and Treasurer for the Mesa Police Foundation.
President & Chief Operating Officer and Director
Jennifer has served as the President and COO and as a director of Caliber since its inception. Since co-founding Caliber in 2009, Jennifer has overseen the acquisition, design, repositioning, and disposition of over $500 million in assets to date. In addition, she leads the company’s daily operations, inclusive of Caliber’s asset management activities, focusing on the execution of each investment’s business plan over the asset’s full lifecycle.
Prior to forming Caliber, Jennifer was the Managing Partner of First United Equites, LLC, a Michigan business focused on acquiring, renovating and selling homes for profit.
Jennifer serves as Chair of the Caliber Foundation, which was launched in 2021, and on the Colangelo College of Business Advisory Board for Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona. Jennifer attended Lawrence Technological University in Michigan where she studied architecture and interior architecture. She holds a Real Estate Broker’s license from the Arizona School of Real Estate and Business.
William J. Gerber
Mr. Gerber has been a member of our Advisory Board since April 2019. Mr. Gerber served as Chief Financial Officer of TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation (Nasdaq: AMTD) (“TD Ameritrade”), a provider of securities brokerage services and related technology-based financial services to retail investors, traders and independent registered investment advisors, from October 2006 to October 2015 and has extensive financial experience. In May 2007, he was named Executive Vice President of TD Ameritrade. In his role as Chief Financial Officer, he oversaw investor relations, business development, certain treasury functions and finance operations, including accounting, business planning and forecasting, external and internal reporting, tax and competitive intelligence. From May 1999 until October 2006, he served as the Managing Director of Finance at TD Ameritrade, during which time he played a significant role in evaluating merger and acquisition opportunities. Prior to joining TD Ameritrade, he served as Vice President of Acceptance Insurance Companies, Inc., where he was responsible for all aspects of mergers and acquisitions, investment banking activity, banking relationships, investor communications and portfolio management.
Prior to joining Acceptance, Mr. Gerber spent eight years with Coopers & Lybrand, now known as PwC, serving as an audit manager primarily focusing on public company clients. Mr. Gerber was named to Institutional Investor Magazine’s All-America Executive Team as one of the top three CFOs in the Brokerage, Asset Managers and Exchanges category (2012 and 2013). He was also named a member of the CNBC CFO Council (2013 and 2014). Since January 2017, he has served on the Board of Directors of Northwestern Mutual Series Fund, a mutual fund company. He has also served on the Board of Directors of the U.S. holding company for the Royal Bank of Canada since July 2016 and Streck, Inc., a privately held company, since March 2015. In addition, he serves on the Boys Town National Board of Trustees. Mr. Gerber holds a B.B.A. in Accounting from the University of Michigan. Mr. Gerber holds a CPA license in the state of Michigan.
Along with his position at Caliber, Michael currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer at Imagination Technologies, a semiconductor IP solutions company.
Prior to his current role, Michael was the Chief Financial Officer of Core Scientific, where he oversaw accounting, financial planning, and investment and treasury and played a primary role in assisting the company to complete an IPO via De-SPAC.
Prior to his current work, Michael was the Group Vice President at Providence Joseph Health System.
Michael has more than 25 years of experience working in corporate finance, public auditing and business operations for various Fortune 500 companies, including Intel and Microsoft.
He earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago, and obtained his Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Illinois.
Dan Hansen has been a member of our Advisory Board since May 2022. He previously served as the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Summit Hotel Properties, Inc. (NYSE:INN) from the IPO until his retirement in 2021.
Additionally, he served on the Board of the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) and was a trustee of the AHLA Foundation and on advisory councils of multiple hotel brands. Prior to joining The Summit Group, Dan spent 11 years with Merrill Lynch in various leadership positions culminating as a Vice President and Regional Sales Manager in the Texas Mid-South Region.
Dan is recognized by Institutional Investor Magazine as a top small-cap executive in 2017. In 2018, he received the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Award in the South Texas region.
Dan graduated from South Dakota State University with a B.A. in Economics. We believe that Mr. Hansen’s extensive corporate and leadership experience qualifies him to serve on our Board of Directors.
Mr. Taylor is a C-level executive, advisor, and board member with more than 30 years of business experience. He has guided organizations through complex restructurings, acquisitions, corporate development activities and capital transactions totaling over $20 billion. His experience spans start-ups to private companies to publicly traded companies and includes diverse companies – such as Grand Casinos, Mesaba Airlines, Mercedes Homes, Zounds Hearing and Odyssey Capital Group. Taylor possesses extensive knowledge of finance, strategy and operations and has developed strategic, financial, operating and turnaround strategies across multiple industries including casino gaming, hospitality, manufacturing, aviation, real estate, retail, and healthcare. Mr. Taylor is an NACD Board Leadership Fellow, NACD Directorship Certified and was recognized as a “Director to Watch 2020 by the Private . Company Director Magazine. In addition, he is a frequent panelist and article contributor on corporate board issues.