Since 2001, Chad has served as CEO to The Helvetica Group, a real estate investment bank and family office providing innovative private lending, distressed asset acquisitions, brokerage, investment management and family office services. Helvetica aggregates investor capital in pursuit of greater alpha by targeting diligently underwritten, alternative investments secured by real estate assets. Prior to founding The Helvetica Group, Mr. Mestler worked with emerging companies serving as a founder, advisor, executive and in-house counsel. He served as CFO and in-house counsel to an application service provider based in Switzerland responsible for all corporate finance activities and business development until its acquisition. Prior to this position, Mr. Mestler was a partner and Director for an international investment banking firm providing financial advisory and business acceleration services to U.S. and European emerging growth companies including fairness opinions, mergers and acquisitions, private placements, road show presentations, structuring equity and debt financing, drafting offering memoranda and client strategy formulation. In this capacity he also managed an offshore venture fund achieving over 100% appreciation in just two years. Over the past five years Mr. Mestler has been responsible for over USD $500 million in transaction value including corporate finance and real estate investments consistently generating high double digit returns for investors and managed funds.