INVESTING MADE

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Soteria is an intelligent property lending marketplace - connecting future communities with visionary investors.

Wholesale Investors

Looking to diversify?
Choose your investment.

Lenders

Wanting growth?
Unlock your liquidity.

Target gross investor returns from 6%-10% annually (pre tax and fees)

Soteria NZ co-investment of up to 20%

We connect lenders to Wholesale and Eligible Investors while facilitating access to alternative property investments via secure loans.

Our digital platform uses cutting-edge smart contract technology to offer transparency for lenders and investors.

Our strength lies in our ability to deliver specialised solutions that support our communities and the businesses who build them.

Soteria understands money represents more than just a number. It creates future opportunities and we take great pride and care in how we manage that responsibility.

Soteria uploads qualified, fully secured property loans from approved lenders, making them available on the platform for Wholesale and Eligible Investors to invest in via a unit trust (Pool) vehicle

Wholesale and Eligible Investors review the key information about the loans and decide whether it is right for them to invest

Wholesale and Eligible Investors transfer money into a Soteria trust account, then investors allocate that money into a particular Pool to make an investment in units of that Pool

Wholesale and Eligible Investors get regular Pool updates and share in interest paid to the Pool if due

The loan is repaid by the end borrower and investor capital is repaid (returns are not guaranteed)

Meet the Team

Our team is the ideal mix of passionate and pragmatic, championing our client’s dreams while ensuring dependability and peace of mind. We know the property lending market and we know technology, which is why we are the perfect partner for you.

Melanie Boudet Hearn, CA, LLB, CMInstD

Co-founder and CEO

Melanie’s passion for leveraging innovative financial solutions to create deep and long-lasting relationships underscores her vision for Soteria. Avid in her journey towards continuous learning, Melanie enjoys leading teams to develop new solutions, especially in high performance environments. She is recognized for her adept problem-solving skills, business acumen, and financial and legal expertise. Melanie has extensive bank-side leveraged and institutional restructuring experience through her previous roles working across UK/Europe and Asia Pacific.

Melanie Boudet Hearn, CA, LLB, CMInstD
Co-founder and CEO, Soteria NZ
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Aditya Patil

CTO

Aditya Patil is the Chief Technology Officer for Soteria, He looks after everything technology including building the platform. He is passionate around Web3, Blockchain, and Architecture. He has experience building many successful startups including Fintech. He excels in bringing technology and business together having done this for across Manufacturing, Retail, Telecom and Finance. He is also Chief Architect for Provoke, a Bridgewest company.



Adi Patil
CTO, Soteria NZ
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Nadia Tayebi

Business Associate

Nadia joined Soteria in 2021 as an Associate having previously held the role of Analyst for the Bridgewest Group. Nadia is responsible for research and analysis across the overall business including creating internal processes, compliance checklists, loan origination due diligence and financial analysis. In addition, Nadia is the first point of contact with investors including taking and implementing feedback. Nadia holds an undergraduate degree in Anthropology with a Minor in Finance from the University of Southern California.


Nadia Tayebi
Business Associate, Soteria NZ
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Taggio Price, LLB (Hons)

Head of Legal and Compliance

Taggio is an experienced banking and finance lawyer who has worked in numerous roles in both Auckland and London. He has broad transactional experience and also advises on regulatory and compliance matters. He draws upon this expertise in the finance sector and broader corporate experience to make a valued contribution across both legal and business matters. Prior to joining Soteria, Taggio worked at a digital-only challenger bank in London.

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Our Founding Partners

Our parent company, Bridgewest Group, is a US based investment company headquartered in Miami, Florida and operates in 15 cities and 7 countries managing over NZ$3 billion in private assets. Bridgewest Group is an active and successful investor in real estate, financial services and private equity focusing on investing in high-tech, biotech, and software companies.

Dr. Masood Tayebi

Founding Partner and CEO Bridgewest Group

Dr. Masood Tayebi is a Founding Partner and CEO of the Bridgewest Group. With his expertise in international business strategy and global operations, Masood is instrumental in leading start-up firms in Biotech and HiTech through market development to outsized success. Masood's passion for developing sound strategy and agile operations fuels the success of portfolio companies. Masood earned his M.S. in Electronics Engineering and Ph.D. in mobile radio propagation while in the United Kingdom.


Dr. Masood Tayebi
Founding Partner and CEO Bridgewest Group
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Dr. Massih Tayebi

Founding Partner

Dr. Massih Tayebi is Founding Partner and Chairman of the Bridgewest Group. Massih and his brother and co-founder Masood, create novel businesses with leading-edge processes and technology. Inspired by deep tech, Massih incorporates AI with semiconductor tech and software platforms to enable disruptive new solutions. His vision for creating a better tomorrow drives much of the ideation and innovation success. Massih earned his M.S., Ph.D. and post-doctoral while in the United Kingdom.

Dr. Massih Tayebi
Founding Partner and Chairman Bridgewest Group
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Board of Directors

Jonathan Huberman

Chairman

Jonathan Huberman brings a wealth of knowledge in public company operations and building scalable business models, having specialized in leading growth in the enterprise software markets for over 25 years while also investing for a private family office for 9 years. Before founding multiple SPACs, Huberman served as CEO of several leading software companies, including Ooyala, Syncplicity, and Tiburon. Currently Jonathan is Nogin’s President and Co-Chief Executive Officer and the Chairman of Soteria.


Jonathan Huberman
Chairman
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Dr. Masood Tayebi

Founding Partner and CEO Bridgewest Group

Dr. Masood Tayebi is a Founding Partner and CEO of the Bridgewest Group. With his expertise in international business strategy and global operations, Masood is instrumental in leading start-up firms in Biotech and HiTech through market development to outsized success. Masood's passion for developing sound strategy and agile operations fuels the success of portfolio companies. Masood earned his M.S. in Electronics Engineering and Ph.D. in mobile radio propagation while in the United Kingdom.


Dr. Masood Tayebi
Founding Partner and CEO Bridgewest Group
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Saeed Khorami

Operating Partner

Saeed Khorami serves as Operating Partner in multiple portfolio companies for the Bridgewest Group. He is responsible for driving the growth strategy in close collaboration with the management teams. Before re-joining Bridgewest Group, Saeed was the CEO of Skyriver Communications, a Bridgewest Group portfolio company, where he led the company's growth strategy until its successful exit in 2018, through its innovative and pioneering ventures in 5G millimeter wave (mmW) broadband communications.


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Operating Partner Bridgewest Group
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Reese Ward

Executive Vice President and New Zealand COO Bridgewest Group

Rees Ward is Executive Vice President and New Zealand COO at Bridgewest New Zealand. Rees leads the administrative and operational functions and plays an integral role in advancing New Zealand portfolio companies, the technology incubator and the real estate portfolio. His diverse experience in legal, commercial and public sector backgrounds, combined with his genuine passion for New Zealand and positivity, stands him in good stead to inspire and support key initiatives, executives, entrepreneurs, stakeholders and entities.

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Executive Vice President and New Zealand COO Bridgewest Group
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Our Partners

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