Leadership

Founder & Managing Partner: Dan Magder

Dan Magder is the Founder and Managing Partner of Center Creek Capital Group and CEO of Center Creek Homes. He created Center Creek to demonstrate that private capital and expertise can advance social impact, while also providing strong financial returns to investors.

Previously, Dan was a Director of Investments for Lone Star Funds, a $70B private equity fund specializing in distressed debt, where he sourced assets through partnerships with government agencies including Treasury, the Federal Reserve, the GSEs and HUD. He was also a Managing Director of Carrington Holdings – a leading non-bank lender and specialty servicer and a Director of Corporate Development at Capital One, where his deals include the $14B acquisition of North Fork Bank.

He has spoken at the White House National Economic Council, Harvard Business School, George Washington University School of Business and numerous industry conferences. He has published research papers through the Urban Institute as well, and the Peterson Institute for International Economics. Dan has a BA in Ethics, Politics & Economics from Yale and an MBA in Finance from the Wharton School of Business. He lives in Washington DC with his wife, son and daughter, and spends his free time driving his kids to hockey and dance lessons.

COO: Greg Shron

Greg Shron is the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Center Creek Capital Group. Greg came to Center Creek after a long and rewarding stint as a member of the management team at EYA, the leading infill residential developer in the Washington, DC metro region. Early in his career, Greg also spent time as studio director for a boutique residential architecture firm in Northern Virginia.

With almost 25 years of experience in residential and mixed-use design, construction and project management, as well as expertise in affordable/mixed-income housing, construction costs and practices, risk mitigation and regulatory approvals, Greg has played a key role in the development of 3,000+ units in over 25 communities. Greg is a registered architect in Maryland and Virginia and a member of the American Institute of Architects. He holds Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Architecture degrees from McGill University, and a LEED AP Homes designation from the US Green Building Council.

Portfolio Director: Megan McNulty

Megan McNulty is Director of Portfolio Management for the Center Creek Housing Funds.  In this role she is responsible for overseeing deployment strategy and the acquisitions team, as well as managing the performance of the individual houses and portfolio as a whole.  Megan has worked in real estate investing for nine years, including the last four directly in Single Family Rental investments.  She was most recently the Vice President of Investments at The Promise Home, where she managed acquisitions and asset management.  Prior to that she was a Portfolio Manager in private banking at Merrill Lynch and a sell-side Real Estate Equity Analyst at Compass Point Research & Trading.

Megan has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from University of Virginia, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.  She lives in Northern Virginia with her husband, daughter, and two dogs.

Director of Operations: Akzahara (A.K.) McConaghy 

A.K. McConaghy is responsible for overseeing the firm’s single-family portfolio across the southeast.  She oversees on-the-ground renovation work, turnover, and leasing operations by our vendors.  She trains the local teams on the Center Creek renovation standard and manages quality control (QC) on rent-ready properties.  She also manages the renovation scoping process for acquisitions.  A.K. was formerly Director of Operations for a private equity firm conducting new construction of single-family homes; she was previously spent seven years Managing Director of Assets and Acquisition at a private equity firm focusing on acquiring distressed assets both in the multifamily and commercial sector.  

Ms. McConaghy attended FIU in Miami, Fl and earned a B.A. in Early Childhood Education.  She lives in Jacksonville, Florida with her husband and two children, and spends her spare time cooking up intricate Cuban dishes.

Social Impact Programs Manager: Monique Davis

Monique Davis is Center Creek’s Manager of Social Impact Programs, focusing on the overall resident experience.  She is responsible for our resident services offerings including Pathway to Homeownership, financial literacy training, and Center Creek Internet Connections, working one-on-one with our residents to tailor the services to meet their needs.  She also coordinates with our non-profit and foundation partners to coordinate programs and deliver services.  She was formerly a Case Manager for the YWCA on anti-violence programs, and also served as a Victim Advocate at the National Center for Victims of Crime.  

Ms. Davis has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Coppin State and a Masters in HR Management from the University of Maryland.

CFO: Michael Schiavo

Mike Schiavo has over 30 years of experience in the venture capital and private equity sector, working with companies that include TA Associates, Advent International, MVP Ventures, Parthenon Capital and Kodiak Venture Partners. He also founded CFO Consulting Services, providing services to a number of private equity and venture capital firms. Mike has extensive experience administering funds, structuring partnerships, raising capital, term sheet negotiation and partnership tax return preparation. He holds a MS in Taxation from Bentley University, a Masters in Business Administration from Suffolk University and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Siena College. He is an Enrolled Agent, admitted to practice before the Internal Revenue Service. He is a past member of a number of Boards of Directors including Boston Private Bank & Trust Company and KVH Industries (NASDAQ: KVHI). Mike has been a frequent speaker and panelist at industry conferences and is a former adjunct professor at Bentley University.