Meet the team

Trumont grew from a blank sheet of paper in a one-bedroom apartment to a multi-state development firm in less than five years through strong relationships, a great team, persistence, some good fortune and continued innovation. We pride ourselves on being exceptional partners and delivering on our word. Our values are the backbone of our company and our commitment to all our partners, internal or external.
Meet our exceptionally talented team.
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A Blend of Youth and Experience

Our world-class team has a track record that includes over 120 years of experience in private company investing, real estate development, business management, investment banking, and public accounting. We believe in fostering a sense of responsibility and accountability in all our employees so our partners and clients understand that we’re in this together.

Our Team

Griffin Neal

Principal
Griffin is a co-founder of Trumont Group and is responsible for the firm’s operations, culture, and growth plans. Before starting Trumont, Griffin pursued a professional football career in Germany, and signed a contract to play quarterback for the New Orleans Saints. Griffin gained invaluable discernment growing up in his family business, R.D. Offutt Companies; he attributes his successes and values to his upbringing. Griffin was a student-athlete in college, graduating with honors from Concordia College (Moorhead, MN) while also starting at quarterback on the football team. Griffin prioritizes spending quality time with his family and friends, maintaining an active lifestyle, and traveling in his free time.
Griffin Neal
Principal

Matt Keim

Principal
Matt co-founded Trumont Group along with Griffin Neal and Ken Regan. Matt leads the investment team and contributes to the overall strategy of the company. Prior to co-founding Trumont Group, Matt worked at Goldman Sachs. Matt is a Texas Christian University alumnus and enjoys staying involved with the University. In his free time, Matt enjoys golfing and spending time on the water.
Matt Keim
Principal

Ken Regan

Principal
Ken Regan is a partner of Trumont Group and advises on all aspects of project execution and development. Mr. Regan has 36 years of experience in the construction and development of multifamily and commercial real estate. Mr. Regan is a principal with and serves as Chief Executive Officer of Sterling Management. Additionally, he is Chief Executive Officer and Trustee for two real estate investment trusts (REITs), Sterling Multifamily Trust and Sterling Office & Industrial Trust. Further, Mr. Regan is an owner and Executive Chairman of GOLDMARK Property Management, Inc. He is also an owner of GOLDMARK Commercial Real Estate Inc. Mr. Regan is a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) and Certified Property Manager (CPM). He received a B.S.B.A. degree in Business Management from the University of North Dakota.
Ken Regan
Principal

Floyd Lee

Director of Construction
Floyd Lee oversees all construction projects for Trumont Construction. He joined the company in 2019 after a 40-year career working for large developers such as Trammell Crow Residential, Lincoln, Lexington Suites, and Millcreek Residential Trust. Originally from North Carolina, Mr. Lee graduated from Trinity University with a Bachelor of Science in Construction. In his free time, he enjoys fishing, hunting, cycling, and spending time with his wife, four children, and one grandson.
Floyd Lee
Director of Construction

Shane Essert

Vice President – Arizona
Shane Essert founded Trumont’s Scottsdale office in May 2020. As a native Phoenician, Shane has had the unique opportunity to watch the Phoenix market grow and change over the past two and a half decades. Prior to Trumont Group Shane started his commercial real estate career working for CBRE where he focused on providing tailored financial and analytical consulting to corporations, financial institutions, REITs, and real estate advisory companies. In 2017 Shane left CBRE to help grow the Phoenix branch of HFF where he focused on Multifamily Debt Placement, Equity Placement, and Investment Sales. During his time at HFF Shane underwrote and oversaw the transaction of over $1B of Real Estate. In his free time Shane enjoys swimming, golfing, and spending time with his two year old daughter.
Shane Essert
Vice President – Arizona

Leah Parsons

General Counsel
Leah Parsons joined Trumont Group in 2020 as the firm’s General Counsel. Previously, Leah was an associate at Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP, focusing on corporate law and securities law matters. Prior to law school, she worked at Morgan Stanley as a Financial Advisor. Leah earned her Juris Doctor from the University of Colorado Law School, where she graduated Order of the Coif. In her free time, Leah enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband and daughter.
Leah Parsons
General Counsel

Blake McGovern, CPA

Corporate Controller
Blake McGovern joined Trumont Group in 2021 and is currently the Corporate Controller. Previously, Blake worked at Crowe as an auditor working in a variety of industries. Blake attended Texas Christian University where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Economics and a Masters of Accounting degree. In his free time, Blake enjoys spending time in the mountains, playing golf, cycling, and spending time with his friends and family.
Blake McGovern, CPA
Corporate Controller

Ellen Keim

Project Design Manager
Ellen Keim
Project Design Manager

John Bowen

Project Manager
John Bowen
Project Manager

Dennis Glover

Project Manager
Dennis Glover
Project Manager

Alex McCleskey

Assistant Project Manager
Alex McCleskey
Assistant Project Manager

Cheryl Beaman

Contract Administrator
Cheryl Beaman
Contract Administrator

Lara Lee

Project Coordinator
Lara Lee
Project Coordinator

David Hodges

Director of Quality Assurance
David Hodges joined Trumont Group in 2021 and is currently a General Superintendent. Previously, Mr. Hodges worked at Mill Creek, Balfour Beatty, and TX Morrow, earning 45 years of total experience. In his free time, he enjoys reading and spending time with his family of two children and two grandchildren.
David Hodges
Director of Quality Assurance

Stephen White

Lead Superintendent
Stephen White
Lead Superintendent

Taylor Peables

Lead Superintendent
Taylor Peables
Lead Superintendent

Dean Vandagriff

Lead Superintendent
Dean Vandagriff
Lead Superintendent

Brian Peterson

Assistant Superintendent
Brian Peterson
Assistant Superintendent

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Texas Office
14241 Dallas Pkwy
Suite 1090 Dallas,
Texas 75254
Arizona Office
6263 N Scottsdale Rd,
Suite 150 Scottsdale,
Arizona 85250