Raising awareness for the property tax loan industry & promoting high standards of behavior among our members.
The Texas Property Tax Lienholders Association (TPTLA) is a statewide alliance of companies that advance and protect the profession of property tax lending. Our twelve member companies are committed to upholding high standards of ethical conduct and operating in accordance with all applicable federal laws, state laws, and administrative rules.
A STATEWIDE ALLIANCE OF 12 MEMBER COMPANIES
TAX LIEN TRANSFERS IN 2014
PROPERTY OWNERS WHO WERE ABLE TO MANAGE THEIR PROPERTY TAX LIABILITY IN 2014
INDUSTRY LOANS ATTRIBUTED TO TPTLA MEMBERS
OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Peter SquierPresident, Hunter Kelsey of Texas
Mr. Squier serves as President of Hunter-Kelsey of Texas, one of the largest property tax lenders in the State. Over the last five years, he’s overseen the company triple in size. He is also a real estate investor with condo development, rehabilitation, foreclosure, and lending experience. He founded Squier Computer Services which became the largest computer training company in Texas. He also founded Productivity Point International (PPI), a franchisor of computer training services. He is the two time finalist for the Austin Region for Ernst & Young’s “Entrepreneur of the Year”. Mr. Squier earned a BS from Bradley University and an MBA with a concentration in Finance and International Business from the University of Florida.
Christina CarneyVice President, Propel Financial Services
Christina Carney is the Vice President of Operations at Propel and has been with the company since 2009. She is responsible for the primary areas of operation at Propel, specifically in Processing, Document Control, Collections, Customer Service, Legal Operations, Treasury Operations and Sales. Christina coordinates cross-departmental process improvements, builds and develops technology to decrease costs or increase revenue, and partners with all areas across Propel in a collaborative support function. As a member of the Executive Leadership team, she creates goals and initiatives to meet the strategic needs of the company. Her previous roles at Propel included (from first to most recent) Originations & Acquisition Manager, Process Manager, and Director of Operations.
Matt LonghoferTreasurer, Property Tax Funding
Matt Longhofer is the founder of Resolution Finance, LLC d/b/a Property Tax Funding, a privately held company specializing in the financing of residential and commercial property taxes. Founded in 2008, Property Tax Funding has helped thousands of Texas property owners with property tax financing solutions. Matt has been a board member of the Texas Property Tax Lienholder’s Association since 2010 and actively works with the Office of Consumer Credit Commissioner to ensure long term sustainability of the industry. Mr. Longhofer holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Texas A&M University. He is also a Master of Business Administration graduate from Southern Methodist University. Matt lives in Dallas, Texas with his wife and their two sons.
Eric CoveySombrero Capital
Mr. Covey founded Sombrero Capital in 2011. Mr. Covey also founded and manages TLT Financial Services, LP. Prior to forming Sombrero Capital, Mr. Covey was an associate at the Farrell-Roeh group in Littleton Colorado, where he conducted the analysis and fund allocation of tax liens throughout various states. Mr. Covey graduated from the University of Denver with a BSBA in Construction Management and a Minor in Economics.
Ken Frisbie, Jr.Tax Ease
Ken serves as Vice President - Sales & Marketing with Tax Ease. Prior to Tax Ease, Ken was Vice President of Sales at CapRock Services, an alternative funding company that provides working capital ,insurance and business consulting to entrepreneurs. Before CapRock, Ken was Vice President of Business Development for Mayfair Group, Inc., a private equity group. With Mayfair Ken conducted several turnarounds and a market expansion into Latin America. His career began with Coors Brewing Company. Ken holds a B.A. in International Economics and Spanish from the University of Richmond, Virginia. For years he has served Mercy Street Dallas as a mentor for at-risk youth and has been translator for numerous medical missions in Latin America. He and his wife Clare are proud parents to young Jack.
Manuel LongoriaTexas Property Tax Loans
Manuel Longoria serves as COO with Texas Property Tax Loans. Mr. Longoria manages all daily operations from originations, marketing, legal and servicing. Prior to joining Texas Property Tax Loans, Mr. Longoria was a VP with Citizens Bank in Abilene, TX. Mr. Longoria graduated from Abilene Christian University with a BBA in Finance.
Trey RomeHome Tax Solutions
Trey Rome has more than 10 years of experience in the finance industry. After graduating from Southern Methodist University, he served as Vice President of Corporate Banking for Amegy Bank, focusing on acquisition finance for private equity groups. Trey has always been a strong leader with an entrepreneurial spirit, which led him to build a specialty finance company focused on improving operational efficiencies and streamlining processes in 2012. His top priority when establishing Home Tax Solutions was and remains to be financial recovery for consumers – providing Texas property owners a quick and affordable solution to paying their delinquent property taxes in an ethical manner. Trey is a third generation Texan and has lived in Dallas for 12 years. When he isn’t at the office, he enjoys spending time with his wife, hunting, biking, and traveling to the Texas Hill Country.
THE HISTORY OF TPTLA
The Texas Property Tax Lienholders Association (TPTLA) is founded with three members.
The industry is brought under the oversight of the Office of Consumer Credit Commissioner (OCCC), and the TPTLA begins its longstanding relationship of cooperation with the regulatory agency.
Texas has the 15th highest property taxes in the nation, and TPTLA members offer a cost-effective alternative to delinquency.
Approximately 75% of all property tax loans in Texas are attributable to TPTLA members.