Our Team

zach wiegert, managing principal

After a decade of working in Commercial Real Estate (CRE) as an investor and developer, Zach formed Goldenrod Companies in October 2005 to oversee his own portfolio of assets.  Since his retirement from the NFL in 2007 after a 12-year career, Zach has led the acquisition and development of over $2.3 Billion in CRE, currently overseeing $1.1Billion of Assets Under Management (AUM).  He began his pursuit of growing his newly formed CRE investment company to focus on creating the best outcomes for investors in the Central US markets.  

In 2016, Zach decided to bring his proven track record to the Fund Management sector.  Building upon his previous successes, Zach continues to always look at CRE through the eyes of the investor to maximize returns. To oversee this endeavor, Zach started Goldenrod Capital Advisors (GCA) to manage a series of real estate debt and equity funds in conjunction with strategic partners. GCA is a Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and oversees two closed-end real estate funds with approximately $300 million of capital commitments

Zach attended the University of Nebraska Lincoln where he studied economics.  In 1994, he was voted Captain by his peers of the undefeated University of Nebraska National Championship football team, while also being awarded the Outland Trophy, an award given to the best interior lineman in the nation.  In 2016, Zach was nominated for the College Football Hall of Fame.  

Zach is very proud of the philanthropic endeavors in his community and focuses the majority of his efforts on the health and education of future generations.  Zach has served, or is currently serving, on many non-profit boards and has chaired events for The Salvation Army’s DJ’s Hero Awards, The United Way, The Omaha North Magnet STEM School, The Boy Scouts of America, and The Teammates Foundation, along with many other non-profit organizations. Zach is a licensed Real Estate Broker in the state of Nebraska.

tom meister, chief operating officer

Tom is responsible for tax planning and compliance for project investments as well as Chief Operating Officer of Goldenrod Capital Advisors, an affiliated asset and fund management service company managing the performance of investment assets.  He was previously Senior Tax Manager with TPG performing cost segregation analysis, compliance and consulting on acquisitions and sale opportunities with the related investment entities.  Prior to that, he was a Partner in a Certified Public Accounting firm overseeing their Tax and Consulting Services practice.  Tom has over 22 years of Public Accounting experience in the audit, financial statement, tax and consulting areas.  He is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in the State of Nebraska.

ed fuxa, chief financial officer

Ed is the Chief Financial Officer of Goldenrod Capital Advisors. Ed is responsible for the financial reporting, cash management, budgeting and forecasting of Goldenrod Capital Advisors. From 2014 to 2016, Ed was the Chief Financial Officer of Tetrad Property Group. From 2009 to 2014, Ed was the Chief Financial Officer of GPT Real Estate Services, Inc., a real estate asset manager of 21 commercial properties totaling over 2 million square feet and located in 14 states with a value of over $500 million. From 2004 to 2009, Ed was the Director of Accounting for Government Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE: GPT) responsible for the public filings reported to the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.

Kendra Ringenberg, General Counsel

Kendra Ringenberg is General Counsel for Goldenrod Companies and is responsible for management of all legal matters for the Company. Kendra served as a legal advisor for Goldenrod for several years but officially joined the team as General Counsel in 2020.  Kendra has extensive experience in commercial real estate and corporate matters, having been focused on commercial real estate in private practice in Kansas City and Omaha for nearly 20 years.  Kendra manages the acquisition, development, financing (including seller financing, bank financing, life insurance/institution financing and economic incentives) and development of all Goldenrod projects, as well as management of corporate matters for Goldenrod Companies and its affiliates.  Kendra is currently licensed in Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri and North Dakota.  She is a graduate of Nebraska Wesleyan University and the University of Nebraska College of Law, both of which she graduated with highest distinction. 

brandon E. schubert, Director of Investments

Brandon E. Schubert is the Head of Business Development for Goldenrod Capital Advisors (“Goldenrod”) and a member of Goldenrod’s investment committee.  Mr. Schubert’s responsibilities include spearheading the execution of Goldenrod’s debt investment strategies, which includes sourcing, underwriting, structuring and closing new investment opportunities for Goldenrod’s debt investment platform.    

Mr. Schubert is a veteran real estate professional with nearly 20 years and over $2 billion of structured finance, capital markets and asset management transaction experience. Mr. Schubert has spent most of his career in commercial real estate finance as a lender and mortgage broker with noteworthy firms that include KeyBank Real Estate Capital, JP Morgan Mortgage Capital, CW Capital, Countrywide Commercial Real Estate Finance and Flagship Capital Partners.  In addition to his structured finance experience, from 2009 to 2016 Mr. Schubert served as the Director of a national asset management contract which facilitated the successful management and disposition of more than 6,200 distressed assets for over $1.2 billion in proceeds on behalf of the FDIC.  Mr. Schubert’s vast experience and broad network of broker and sponsor relationships across the country helps generate new business for Goldenrod.  

Mr. Schubert is a graduate of Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri, where he was a member of the Westminster College Bluejays football team while earning a Bachelor of Arts degree with a concentration in Business Administration.

Nate Pfeiffer, director of Finance

Nate is the Director of Finance for Goldenrod Capital Advisors.  Nate is responsible for the financial analysis of real estate investment opportunities and monitors the ongoing performance of assets. He manages the financing and selective disposition of investments under Goldenrod’s management as well as overall investment reporting.  Nate has worked with Goldenrod and its affiliates since 2013.  He graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, majoring in Economics and Finance. 

will suter

Director of Investments

Zac marquess

Director of Investments

drew farrar

Financial Analyst

Ryan Sturenfeldt


Diane Steffens


katie bunner

Executive Assistant