We are a successful firm due in large part to the creative nimbleness and bold decisiveness of our team. We’re too small to have committees, so we’re not plagued by the bureaucracy and chain of command rules that slow down our larger competitors.
Tom has been the Managing Member of Accelerated since its inception in January 2000 and is actively involved for Accelerated in the identification and acquisition of timeshare related real estate as an equity provider and Capital Light developer in partnerships with branded timeshare operators
Prior to founding Accelerated, Tom was involved in various partnerships dating back to November, 1993 that purchased asset backed receivables with two of the current Accelerated members. Tom also started Americor Financial Services, a mortgage banking company, in 1986 in Birmingham, Michigan.
Tom is an ARDA Trustee and currently serves on the ARDA Board of Directors.
Matt is a Managing Director for Accelerated where he is involved in acquisition, business development, capital markets, and portfolio management activities. His diverse background in financial services, helps him bring an array of expertise to the Accelerated team and its industry partners.
Prior to joining Accelerated, Matt worked in a variety of investment banking and direct investment capacities, most notably with the Royal Bank of Scotland, KeyBanc Capital Markets, and MATH Venture Partners. Matt holds his M.B.A from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Matt is an ARDA Trustee and graduate of the ARDA Leadership Development Program.
Genevieve is a Vice President for Accelerated. Genevieve manages various aspects of timeshare related reporting, analysis and operations including, but not limited to, unit conversions, servicing, and loan generation. In addition, she manages Accelerated’s commercial bank relationships for various real estate investment properties and resolves any issues relating to chain of ownership, property transfers or resales.
Prior to her 12+ years at Accelerated Assets, Mrs. Polakoff worked as a financial accountant for Palace Sports & Entertainment. Genevieve holds both her Bachelor’s in Accountancy and MBA from Walsh College of Accountancy and Business Administration in Troy, Michigan.
James is a Senior Analyst for Accelerated primarily focused on financial analysis, business strategy, due diligence and executing on portfolio management and new investment initiatives. Prior to joining Accelerated in 2019, James held analyst and consultant positions at DTN Management Company and Deloitte.
James holds his Master of Science in Accounting from the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University and is a licensed CPA in the state of Michigan. James also holds a Real Estate Salespersons License and is a CFA level II Candidate.
Aaron is a Portfolio Analyst for Accelerated primarily focused on portfolio operations, financial analysis, due diligence, and transaction success. Prior to joining Accelerated in 2019, Aaron worked as a Senior Audit associate at KPMG US, conducting financial statement audits within the financial services and industrial manufacturing industries.
Aaron holds his Master of Science in Accounting from the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University.