James A. Ryffel is the Founder and President of Woodcrest Capital and Woodcrest Enterprises, Inc., which was founded in 1981 to pursue investment acquisition opportunities and to broker commercial real estate, operating under Woodcrest Real Estate and Woodcrest Management. Woodcrest Capital, LLC, a Fort Worth, Texas based diversified investment and venture finance firm has been involved with and participated in many significant acquisitions and financing initiatives nationwide.
Ryffel was a founding investor and former director of Flashnet Communications, Inc., one of the largest Internet Service Providers (ISP) in North America at the time. The company was sold to Mexico-based Prodigy. Mr. Ryffel was also the founding investor and principal of The Inventity Group, which founded Fortify Inc., which was sold to Hewlett-Packard in 2010.
The Inventity Group is a professional consulting practice that creates, guides, and expands businesses on behalf of its clients and partners. The Inventity Team seeks to apply their knowledge and creativity to optimize value for enterprises around the world. General Partners of the Inventity Group are located in California and Tokyo. The general partners have been involved for many years in technology and venture capital, and have also served as advisers and senior management to companies in areas of strategic planning, product development, and marketing. Inventity’s current fund, named the Inventity Global Fund II, LP, concentrates on technology and logistics companies. Past fund investments include New Vine Logistics, On Ramp, Fortify and LignUp.
Through Woodcrest Capital, Ryffel is a participant in strategic investing for the oil and gas, media, entertainment, technology, software, healthcare, ranching, and banking industries. He has served as President and Member of the Board of Directors of the Longhorn Council of Boy Scouts of America and is a current Member of both the Boy Scouts Foundation Board and the National Executive Board. He is also a Member of the High Adventure Committee and is Chairman of the Philmont Ranch Committee for the Boy Scouts of America.
Ryffel is the benefactor and founder of the Ryffel Entrepreneurship Center at Texas Christian University, as well as the Founder and Member of the Board of Directors of Camp Eagle, a Christian camp which serves thousands of children each year, located in the Texas hill country.
Woodcrest’s portfolio and partnerships include properties throughout Texas and other opportunistic markets which are primarily concentrated in neighborhood, retail, suburban office, and freeway-front regions.
Woodcrest Oil and Gas was founded in 1998 to take advantage of competitive oil and gas prices. Woodcrest Oil and Gas currently owns a portfolio of working and royalty interests in Texas and is currently active in the Barnett Shale in North Texas.
Mr. Ryffel holds a B.B.A. Degree, MBA Degree, and Ranch Management Certification from Texas Christian University. He is a native of Bozeman, Montana. He lives with his family in Fort Worth, Texas.
Teresa Manire is the Executive Assistant to the President. As Mr. Ryffel’s personal assistant, she is also the Administrator of Woodcrest Capital. In addition to keeping the business running, Teresa directly handles all aspects of property financing, in addition to acquisitions and sales. She has been with Woodcrest Capital since 1995.
Managing Director of Retail Brokerage
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Jordan Cluff is the Managing Director of Retail Brokerage at Woodcrest Capital/Woodcrest Brokerage Services. His current focus is on project leasing, tenant representation, and investment sales. His current retailer clients include O’Reilly Auto Parts, Taco Casa, and several other retailers. His leasing focus is on Woodcrest owned properties as well as 3rd party leasing assignments. Cluff started his career at The Retail Connection, LP, a retail services and investments firm based in Dallas, Texas. During his 5 years at The Retail Connection, he worked on high profile accounts such as Great Clips, Palm Beach Tan, SEARS, Granite Properties, Greenway Investment Company, Global Funds Investments, HEB Grocery Stores, Behringer Harvard, and Wolverine Interests. He was named “Rookie of the Year” in 2008 for being the highest producing rookie in the firm.
Cluff maintains an active role in the real estate community as exemplified by his involvement in the International Council of Shopping Centers, (ICSC), Next Generation, and NTCAR. Cluff is also active in numerous charitable foundations, including The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Ronald McDonald House Charities, Scottish Rite Crayon Club, and is a member of the Ft. Worth Chapter of the Coastal Conservation Association and Young Texans Against Cancer (YTAC). Cluff graduated with honors from the Price College of Business at the University of Oklahoma. He received a dual major degree in Marketing and Management.
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Eric is the CTO of Woodcrest Capital. He is also the primary IT Administrator responsible for all aspects of maintaining and upgrading Woodcrest’s IT systems. Tank is leading many efforts to continually improve Woodcrest operations across the board. He graduated with a degree in Industrial Engineering from Arizona State University and is currently wrapping up a master’s in Sustainable Engineering through Rochester Institute of Technology. An Eagle Scout from Fort Worth, he returned to Woodcrest in 2014.
Claudia Bornitz serves as Woodcrest’s head Property Manager. She provides management, direction, and leadership to ensure that the Asset portfolio is maintained and operated in accordance with Ownership objectives. Claudia joined the Woodcrest team in 2009, and has decades of experience in property and real estate management. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Finance.
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Kurt Medders has worked in construction for over 35 years, with more than 25 years in commercial construction. He has been employed by Woodcrest as a project manager since 1997, specializing in interior finish out including retail, restaurants, offices, churches, and grocery stores. Kurt oversees all of Woodcrest’s in-house construction projects.
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Paula Ramsay is the Accounting Manager for Woodcrest and as such is responsible for the overarching accounting processes and policies. This includes all aspects of accounting functions, computer software conversions, integration of acquisitions, and cash flow management. She joined the Woodcrest team in 2011, bringing over 20 years of diversified accounting and management experience.