Executive Team

Shawn Horwitz

Owner, CEO
Shawn Horwitz is the owner and Chief Executive Officer of Alliant. From 1990 to 1997, Mr. Horwitz was employed by a nationally recognized tax credit syndication firm as its Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer where he was responsible for the financial affairs of the company and its affiliates.

Additionally, he was integrally involved in the raising of equity, the acquisition process and the day-to-day running of the company. From 1984 to 1989, Mr. Horwitz was employed in the Chicago office of Altschuler, Melvoin & Glasser as Senior Manager in the real estate industry group. From 1981 to 1984, he was employed as an auditor by Arthur Young & Co.

Mr. Horwitz received his Bachelor of Commerce degree in Accounting from Rhodes University in South Africa. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Brian Goldberg

President

Brian Goldberg is the President of Alliant Capital, Ltd. Mr. Goldberg began his employment with Alliant in 1997 where his initial responsibility was overseeing the financial affairs of the Company and its affiliates.

In January 2010, he received a promotion to his current title. From 1990 to 1997, he was employed as the Chief Financial Officer of a large real estate investment company that developed and managed residential and commercial real estate throughout the United States. From 1985 to 1990, he was employed by Arthur Andersen in the Enterprise Group.

Mr. Goldberg received his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Denver. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Dudley Benoit

Executive Vice President

Dudley Benoit is Alliant’s Executive Vice President. Mr. Benoit is responsible for the LIHTC production teams of Originations and Investor Relations, and setting and implementing company strategy as a member of Alliant’s Executive Committee. He has over 20 years of experience in the community development and real estate finance fields.

Prior to joining Alliant, Mr. Benoit worked at Santander Bank as a Senior Vice President and Director of Community Development Finance. He also held senior management positions at JPMorgan Chase in the commercial real estate multifamily lending, community development banking and the New Markets Tax Credit units. He serves on the Board of Reinvestment Fund.

A graduate of Rutgers University, Mr. Benoit also holds a Master of Public Policy from the University of Michigan’s Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and a Master of Business Administration from Columbia University.

Katie Balderrama

General Counsel

Kathleen Balderrama is Alliant Capital’s General Counsel. She has fourteen years of experience in complex business litigation, including affordable housing, real estate, and securities litigation.

Before joining Alliant, Ms. Balderrama practiced at international law firms, Mayer Brown LLP and Crowell & Moring LLP.

Ms. Balderrama obtained her Juris Doctorate from Loyola Law School of Los Angeles, where she graduated as valedictorian, and her Bachelor of Arts from Loyola Marymount University.

Charles Allen

Chief Financial Officer

Charles Allen is the Chief Financial Officer at Alliant. Mr. Allen is responsible for the financial affairs of the Company and its affiliates.

Mr. Allen first joined Alliant in 2010 as Controller of the solar energy division. Prior to assuming his current role, Mr. Allen was Managing Director of Alliant Strategic Investments where he was jointly responsible for the acquisition and management of the firm’s affordable housing preservation investments.

Stacie Nekus

SVP, Investor Relations

Stacie Nekus is Senior Vice President, Investor Relations. She is responsible for raising and placing equity investments by institutional and corporate investors in both proprietary and multi-investor funds.

Ms. Nekus has been in the real estate industry for over 20 years working in the affordable, investment and industrial sectors. Prior to joining Alliant, Ms. Nekus was the Managing Director of Investor Relations working with a large cross section of investors to syndicate over $1B in equity.

Jen Erixon

SVP, Originations

Jen Erixon is Alliant’s Senior Vice President of Originations. With nearly 20 years of experience in affordable housing finance and development, Ms. Erixon has structured, negotiated, and closed more than $1B in LIHTC investments.

Ms. Erixon has held previous leadership roles in underwriting, investor sales and originations for two national LIHTC syndicators.

She received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Colorado Denver.

D Mark Livingston

SVP, Acquisitions

D Mark Livingston is the SVP, Acquisitions. He assumed this role in November, 2019 and will be responsible for oversight of Alliant’s acquisitions and underwriting team and processes.

Prior to his appointment, Mr. Livingston served as Alliant’s SVP, Asset Management. He has extensive experience in multiple areas of the LIHTC industry including investor relations, development and syndication in addition to acquisitions and asset management.

Wil Smolen

SVP, Construction

Wil Smolen is the Senior Vice President of Construction. Mr. Smolen has over 23 years of varied experience in the real estate industry.

He has been responsible for the daily management of all land development, engineering, entitlement processing, zoning, subdivision, government relations and community liaison work. In addition, he has been involved in the development and construction of approximately 4,000 motel units throughout the western United States.

Chris Stigall

Interim Head Asset Management
Chris Stigall is the interim head of Asset Management at Alliant. Mr. Stigall has been with Alliant for over four years and has nearly two decades of low income housing tax credit industry experience.