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Your success counts on access to the right expertise, at the right time. Lift Strategic Partners is a team of seasoned experts with unmatched residential finance industry experience, market intelligence, and institutional relationships to enable your company to leap ahead of the pack.

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David Hinkelman

Co-Founder and Managing Partner

David brings over three decades of experience as an investment banking and financial services professional.  Prior to founding Lift, Mr. Hinkelman worked at financial services firms Bear, Stearns & Co. where he was a Senior Managing Director running an international Client coverage group, J.P. Morgan as a Managing Director covering Banks, Bank of America / Merrill Lynch as a Managing Director co-heading Mid-Tier Bank Solutions and Mortgage Origination sales, and Fortress Investment Group as a Managing Director addressing MSR and NPL trades as well as a role at Fortress’ affiliate Nationstar / Solutionstar as an EVP focused on expanding their 3rd party business development. In the summer of 2015, Mr. Hinkelman left Fortress to raise capital for Investability and successfully managed a $25mm capital raise.  Mr. Hinkelman sits on the Board of the Samuel Waxman Cancer Foundation.

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