jim_final - CopyJAMES RYFFEL

Founder & President

817.927.0050  |  ryffel@woodcrestcapital.com


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 staff photoTERESA MANIRE

Executive Assistant to the President

817.927.0050  |  teresa@woodcrestcapital.com


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.


Taylor Marks staff photoTAYLOR MARKS

Director of Brokerage

817.927.0050  |  taylor@woodcrestcapital.com


Taylor is the Director of Brokerage for Woodcrest Brokerage Services. The Brokerage Department of Woodcrest handles all leasing and brokerage activities for over 75 retail centers across the United States totaling roughly 5 million square feet. A Fort Worth native, Taylor first interned with Woodcrest in 2006 before joining the team full time in 2014 after graduating from the University of Mississippi with a degree in Real Estate Finance. During his time in college Taylor worked as a firefighter for the Lafayette County Fire Department, which has the responsibility of providing fire protection and technical rescue services to the 679 square miles within the county. When not in the office he can most likely be found working on his family’s ranch located west of Fort Worth or enjoying the outdoors. Taylor is a licensed salesperson in the state of Texas, a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers and the Make-A-Wish foundation Wishmaker Club, and a lifetime member of the National Eagle Scout Association.

Michael Roy staff photoMICHAEL ROY

President of Property Management

817.927.0050  |  michaelroy@woodcrestcapital.com


Michael Roy is the President of Woodcrest Management Company. He oversees the operations for Woodcrest’s commercial portfolio as well as the Property Management team. Michael graduated from Texas Christian University and has been with Woodcrest since 2011. 


kurt medders photoKURT MEDDERS

Project Manager

817.927.0050  |  kurt@wcccontractors.com


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.

817.927.0050  |  pramsay@woodcrestcapital.com

Paula Ramsay is the Controller 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.