Our Team

PPC LOAN's funding team and customer support specialists have spent years honing their skills to help investment advisors grow and expand their firms. Our team truly puts our clients' financial needs first. Meet the people who deliver tailored financing solutions and steadfast support for our clients every day.

Portrait of PPC Loan's Director of Investment Advisor Services, Dustin Mangone
Dustin Mangone
Director of Investment Advisor Services

Dustin Mangone
Director of Investment Advisor Services

Dustin's role as Director of the Investment Advisor Program sees him exclusively committed to helping investment advisors grow their firms with acquisition financing.

A cash-flow lender with more than ten years of experience, he has successfully underwritten more than $250 million in funded loans and helped clients throughout the U.S. acquire new businesses. Business owners had also turned to him for help with mergers, buy-ins, buy-outs and succession planning.

Prior to joining PPC Loan in May 2005, Dustin was a financial advisor tasked with retirement planning for non-profit organizations over two years.

Dustin graduated from Texas A&M University in 2002 with a Bachelor of Business Administration, majoring in Marketing with a background in Finance. He is a keen traveler and also enjoys outdoor activities including hunting.

Portrait of PPC Loan's Chief Operating Officer, Tabitha Hughes
Tabitha Hughes
Chief Operating Officer

Tabitha Hughes
Chief Operating Officer

As Chief Operating Officer (COO), Tabitha spearheads all of PPC Loan's company operations across closing, customer service and administration. She has also taken responsibility for database management efforts, digitizing administrative processes and introducing secure document transfer capability for our customers.

Tabitha has 17 years of experience, having joined PPC Loan in 2000. Beginning with a short stint as an administrator, she went on to close and underwrite loans, guide our marketing strategy and lead the closing team.

And now, as COO, she's able to manage all loan closings and continue to play a part in delighting our customers long after they have secured funding for their businesses. This dual-focus is central to her passion in supporting PPC Loan's mission to help customers succeed.

Tabitha lives in Spring, TX. When she's not coordinating operational strategies at PPC Loan, she's spending time with family or volunteering for a good cause.

Portrait of PPC Loan's Senior Closing Coordinator, Ashley Marcelle
Ashley Marcelle
Senior Closing Coordinator

Ashley Marcelle
Senior Closing Coordinator

With a career spanning 10 years in finance, Ashley uses her expertise to help clients navigate the closing phase of their loans after they've accepted an offer by PPC Loan. But keeping them apprised of the progress of their loans is only half the story.

Her passion for delivering excellent service means she also takes the time to craft meaningful and lasting relationships with each client, staying true to the PPC Loan way. Ashley is steadfast in her efforts to make sure our clients have a seamless experience and their loans close on time.

Ashley previously worked as an accountant and joined PPC Loan in 2007, switching hats now and then to help with underwriting duties. She lives in Spring, TX, with her husband Nick, son Kaelan and daughter Evie.

She graduated from Texas A&M in 2005 with a Bachelor of Business Administration, majoring in International Studies (Business).

Ashley enjoys spending time with her family, exploring the great outdoors, visiting new places and cheering on the Fightin' Texas Aggies.

Portrait of PPC Loan's Financial Analyst, Aaron Racino
Aaron Racino
Financial Analyst

Aaron Racino
Financial Analyst

As a Financial Analyst, Aaron takes great pride in assisting his clients during the financing process to ensure a sound financial transaction takes place and providing friendly and helpful customer service along the way. With a background in sales, Aaron knows the importance of tailoring products to suit the needs of his customers.

Aaron graduated from Sam Houston State University in 2015 with a double major in Finance and Banking & Financial Institutions and joined PPCLOAN the same year.

Originally born and raised in Austin, TX, Aaron currently resides in The Woodlands where he enjoys spending time with his friends, watching sports, hunting, playing golf, and volunteering his time to help around the community.

Portrait of PPC Loan's Financial Analyst, Ty Roemer
Ty Roemer
Financial Analyst

Ty Roemer
Financial Analyst

As a Financial Analyst, Ty provides professional, educated, and friendly service to ensure a smooth and simple experience for our customers, delivering the best level of care and attention while meeting their individual needs.

Prior to joining PPCLOAN in 2016, Ty graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and a minor in Economics. During his time at A&M, Ty found his interest in finance while taking a course in Money & Capital Markets where he was introduced to the world of business finance and the lending industry. In addition to school, Ty gained hands-on experience while working for a small lending firm specializing in personal lending niches for its client base and exposing him to the positive impact lending can have on its clients and their communities.

Originally from Salado, TX, Ty currently resides in The Woodlands, TX where he enjoys spending time with friends and family, attending sporting events, hunting, and fishing.

Portrait of PPC Loan's Financial Analyst, Aaron Racino
Christina Baca
Senior Closing Coordinator

Christina Baca
Senior Closing Coordinator

As a member of PPC Loan's closing team, Christina brings a compelling customer service ethos to the table. Dedicated to making the closing phase a smooth process for our clients, she always strives to ensure their immediate and long-term needs are met.

Whether it's taking on additional responsibility in support of loan servicing or maintaining strong relationships with business owners, Christina's focus remains on looking after our clients' best interests.

Outside the office, Christina pursues a variety of hobbies such as running, hunting, fishing and relishing in the company of her friends and family.

She graduated from Texas A&M University in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Agricultural Economics.

Understanding your equity needs  

To better serve our customers, we are conducting the National Investment Advisor Market Trend Survey, which will help us understand your specific business needs and allow us to customize the financial tools you’ll need when acquiring another business or taking on more of your own firm’s equity.

Your input is invaluable, please take a moment to complete the survey.