OUR TEAM

Larry Meyer

Co-Founder and Chairman

Mr. Meyer is Co-Founder and Chairman of JLM Financial Partners. Mr. Meyer is and has been involved in all aspects of JLM’s investment strategy and decisions, as well as investment oversight and investor relations since it was founded in 2015. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of United PF Partners as well as Pacific Springboard and Mei Bai.

Mr. Meyer has over forty years of entrepreneurial and leadership experience. Most recently he is founder and co-managing partner of JLM Financial Investments founded in 1992, which is an asset based investment platform focused on acquisitions of secured loans, healthcare facilities and fee simple real estate. He has deep experience in real estate development, as well as owning and leading operating businesses. Mr. Meyer has served numerous management and leadership roles at Leadership Management International and served as Chairman and CEO of T-Shirts Plus, a national franchisor of retail stores.

Mr. Meyer has been married for thirty-five years to his wife Lynn. They have three children and two grand-children.

Mr. Meyer has held numerous roles in civic and community organizations including 25 years on the local board of the Boys & Girls Club.. He is currently on the club’s Foundation Board.

Trey Owen

Co-Founder and Partner

Mr. Owen is Co-Founder and Partner of JLM Financial Partners. Mr. Owen is and has been involved in investor relations, driving operational excellence in all of the firm’s investments, as well as providing strategic oversight and direction to JLM’s investments since it was founded in 2015. He currently serves as CEO of United PF Partners, a portfolio of company of JLM. Additionally, he serves as a board member of United PF Partners, Pacific Springboard and Mei Bai.

Mr. Owen’s entrepreneurial career is built on a foundation of instilling structure, transparency and accountability into a company’s operations. Prior to founding JLM he was founder and CEO of PFTO-Management, which was a Planet Fitness franchisee that grew to 25 clubs and sold to United PF Partners in November 2016. Prior to PFTO, he founded Texas Computer Training Institute, which was a multi-unit computer training business with operations in secondary markets throughout Texas.

Mr. Owen has been married for twenty-three years to his wife Shannon and they have two young daughters.

Mr. Owen is a graduate of The United States Military Academy at West Point.

Jeff Ezell

Managing Director and Partner

Mr. Ezell joined the team as a Partner and Managing Director in the Fall of 2015. He is actively involved in all of JLM’s investment decisions, capital raising activities, business development and asset management. He currently serves on the board of United PF Partners and the Celis Brewery.

Mr. Ezell’s work experience is rooted by two primary facets; transactional and entrepreneurial. He founded Blue River Advisors in 2012, which is a real estate investment company focused on value add acquisitions. He has served in numerous leadership roles within JLM Financial Investments since he joined the company in 2009. Prior to joining JLM he held sales and marketing roles with a Fortune 500 company.

Mr. Ezell is married to his wife Brooke and they have two young boys.

Mr. Ezell has a Bachelor of Science from Texas Tech University and a Master of Business Administration of the University of Texas.

Chris Votaw

Financial Analyst

Mr. Votaw joined a JLM affiliate in 2010 and currently serves as a Financial Analyst. In his role he is responsible evaluating new opportunities. His daily responsibilities include financial analysis, market research, due diligence, coordinating with legal and interfacing with lenders and financial partners.

Mr. Votaw has over 10 years of experience that includes: commercial real estate underwriting, asset management, assessing multi-unit transactions, coordinating closing procedures, and financial analytics. Prior to joining JLM, Mr. Votaw held a sales and inventory control position with a national retail company.

Mr. Votaw is married to his wife Jessica and they have two young daughters.

Mr. Votaw holds a B.A. in Business Administration from Concordia University.

Josh Meyer

Financial Analyst

Mr. Meyer joined a JLM affiliate in 2014 and currently serves as a Financial Analyst for JLM Financial Partners. He is responsible for assessing new opportunities as well as providing strategic guidance. His daily responsibilities include financial analysis, market research, due diligence, coordinating with lenders, financial partners, and legal.

Mr. Meyer has experience in multi-unit transactions, commercial real estate, portfolio management, and financial analytics.

Mr. Meyer graduated from Baylor University with a Bachelor of Arts and is a licensed Texas Real Estate Agent. He is currently pursuing a Master of Business Administration at the Jack Welch Management Institute.

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