Built for Investors, 

by Investors

Soteria is founded by the Bridgewest Group who built their wealth from hard work and determination. We know how hard it is to grow wealth, so we have put everything we can in place to ensure your investment is in the best possible hands.

Without capital, plans stay as plans and projects don’t start.

Soteria was created in 2022 to bring investors and property lenders together to provide liquidity to lenders within a safe and secure environment for investors.

Soteria believes in intelligent investments and are excited to support projects which will generate wealth for our communities.

Named after the Greek goddess of safety, Soteria grows the wealth of our investors whilst providing certainty and confidence for our lenders.

Meet the Team

Our team is the ideal mix of passionate and pragmatic, championing our clients 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 enjoy 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.



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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.


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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.

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Founding Partner and Chairman Bridgewest Group
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