Our mission is to provide each of our clients with the capital, knowledge, and outstanding service that investors need to grow their portfolios. We treat our clients like valued business partners in order to develop successful relationships that extend well beyond the completion of their projects. While hard money lending is our business platform, relationships are the real catalyst for our success.
Director of Operations
Jenise Taylor proudly serves as the Director of Operations at Washington Capital Partners. After spending over a decade in financial services within top-ranking organizations such as Finance of America Commercial, Jenise knows the importance of fair, ethical, and responsible lending. Possessing a wealth of knowledge in financial services, risk, credit, operations, and real estate, Jenise has a proven track record that allows her business commitments to thrive. This understanding has produced an unwavering commitment to balance the best interest of all stakeholders.
Jenise received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from The University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She went on to expand her education by acquiring a Master of Science in Public Administration from Central Michigan University. Outside of work, public outreach makes up her most important endeavors; with a passion for helping underserved communities, Jenise invests her leadership capabilities through partnerships such as: sitting on the Board of Directors for Carolina Housing Economic Development Corporation and volunteering with the local Urban League. Through charitable endeavors, Jenise impacts a diverse group of individuals with vast needs.
Director of Sales
Jared Fausnaught, Director of Sales at Washington Capital Partners is an operator at heart, having been a part of the acquisition, construction, sale, and origination of over $250 million in commercial and residential real estate transactions. Prior to joining WCP, Jared acted in the senior acquisition and legal roles for a boutique DC-based development company. In his current role, he is responsible for managing and driving sales growth, and overall portfolio strategy. As part of WCP’s executive team, Jared plays additional supporting roles in marketing, operations, fund management, and capital markets. Each day after work you can find Jared playing a game of “who’s walking who?” with his Great Dane, Jewel. Learn More About Working with Jared…
Director of Finance
Christina Araujo has been an integral part of the WCP team from day one. Today she is the Director of Finance and all-around master of capital. Born and raised in nearby Reston, VA, Christina has a passion for traveling beyond the Northern VA boundaries. In fact, she’s been to Europe over 20 times! When she’s not meticulously quarterbacking our finances or jet-setting across the Atlantic, you can find Christina enjoying time with her son, Mason.
Conor Reilly is a Connecticut native who graduated from Salisbury University before finding a new home in the DMV. After studying advertising during college he decided to instead focus on the real estate industry, specifically building relationships with clients. This led him to join the WCP sales team as a Sales Associate. After proving to be a highly effective and organized member of the sales team, Conor was promoted to Sales Manager so that he could help other members of the team hone their skills and expertise. He is always willing to be the first to try new foods and loves to cook. Conor stays busy hiking, playing soccer, baseball, or taking a weekend road trip somewhere on a whim. Learn More About Working with Conor…
David is a Sales Associate at WCP, and if the last name looks familiar it’s because he is our CEO’s brother. David began his real estate career straight out of high school, working as a licensed agent. From there he attended George Mason University’s School of Business, where he received his Bachelor’s and Master’s in Accounting (MSA). Using his accounting and financial education, David co-founded and grew his business to over 10,000 clients. In order to combine his passion for working with numbers and building client relationships, David analyses and originates loans for local real estate investors. When he’s not working with clients, you can find David playing guitar in his band, Ocho de Bastos, at local music venues.
John Viscuso has over 25 years of business experience spanning industries such as banking, financial services, and was a realtor in NY for over 6 years. A graduate of Hofstra University with a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing John has a passion for real estate and helping people attain their dreams. His motto is “Live the life you always wanted”. John is extremely detailed oriented and an excellent fact finder. He always puts clients’ interests first above all others. He originally hails from Long Island, NY, and relocated to Northern Virginia in 2011 to be closer to family. He enjoys anything to do with the outdoors, especially golfing and skiing. He is also an Assistant Golf Coach with First Tee DC.
Senior Sales Associate
Kevin McGaughey is a Northern Virginia native and graduate of JMU where he studied biology and human science. After coming to work part-time at WCP, he quickly realized that real estate was the right path for him, leading him to his current position as Senior Sales Associate. In his free time, you can find him on the court, playing in one of the many local basketball leagues. Some of his likes include traveling, Indian food, and awful reality television. Learn More About Working With Kevin…
Max Van Vleet
Max Van Vleet is a Northern Virginia native from Loudoun County. Prior to WCP, he worked as a project engineer for Clark Construction, managing subcontractor’s scopes of work and processing all change orders at the $500+ million renewal of the Cannon House Office Building. He graduated from the University of Virginia where he majored in Systems and Information Engineering and minored in Economics. His passion for real estate investing led him to WCP, where he works directly with the Director of Sales. Outside of the office he enjoys playing soccer, hiking, biking, and traveling. Learn More About Working With Max…
Soone graduated from Elon University with a Marketing degree in 2015. Upon graduating, she entered an advertising consultant position at the Costar Group to pursue her passion for real estate. She pivoted into private lending when she saw the opportunity in the DC market combining both valuable skills in real estate and finance. Soone enjoys helping investors scale by providing creative financing and the most competitive rates with Washington Capital Partners. In her free time, she focuses on spending time with her loved ones, health and wellness, new experiences, travel, and music.