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 and loan portfolios as an equity partner 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.
Kasey is a Portfolio Analyst for Accelerated primarily focused on portfolio operations, financial analysis, due diligence, and transaction success. She joined Accelerated from KPMG US, where she worked as a Senior Audit Associate, conducting financial statement audits within various industries including industrial manufacturing and defense and aerospace.
Kasey is a licensed CPA in the state of Michigan and earned her Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame.
Aaron is a Senior 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.
Kelli is the Controller for Accelerated primarily focusing on accounting related activities including financial reporting and compliance. Kelli joined Accelerated from the Detroit Tigers, where she served as the Senior Director of Finance, responsible for the accounting function of the organization. Prior to the Tigers, Kelli worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers within the audit practice.
Kelli holds a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from Michigan State University and is a CPA in the state of Michigan.
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 the Assistant Controller for Accelerated primarily focused on accounting related activities including financial reporting and compliance. In addition, she manages various real estate investment portfolios for Accelerated working to resolve issues relating to chain of ownership, property transfers, or resales.
Prior to joining 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.
Jon is a Portfolio Analyst for Accelerated primarily focused on portfolio operations, financial analysis, due diligence, and transaction success. He joined Accelerated from American Axle and Manufacturing, where he worked as a Senior Financial Analyst involved in SEC reporting and technical accounting. Prior to American Axle, Jon worked as a Senior Audit Associate at KPMG US, conducting financial statement audits within various industries including industrial manufacturing and financial services.
Jon is a licensed CPA in the state of Michigan and earned his Master of Science in Accounting from Oakland University.