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Jamie Bateman


Founder Jamie Bateman has been an active real estate investor since 2010. Jamie is an experienced real estate investor and business owner who has been actively buying and selling mortgage notes since early 2018. During this time, he has acquired over 75 mortgage notes with principal balances in excess of $4M with collateral across 20 states and growing. Jamie owns several small businesses and a multi-state rental portfolio worth over $3.5M. He has hands-on experience overseeing construction projects and managing properties. Jamie also has work experience in both the title and mortgage industries, having worked for years as a real-estate settlement officer and mortgage funding manager. Jamie has held numerous leadership roles professionally. He was a company commander as a Captain in the U.S.  Army and served his country while deployed to Iraq. Jamie maintained a high-level security clearance with the U.S. Department of Defense until resigning to focus on investing and business full-time.

Jamie values integrity, consistency, and transparency. He takes pride in assisting those who are motivated to incorporate non-traditional investing strategies into their wealth-building plan. He also recognizes that sometimes homeowners come across challenging circumstances that necessitate creative solutions to help them stay in their homes.

Jamie loves to spend time with his family. A former collegiate lacrosse player, he also enjoys learning, leadership, faith, fitness, bourbon, fantasy football, and coaching.


Andrew Smith

Senior Fund Manager — All Funds
Fund Manager — Integrity Mortgage Note Fund

Andrew has 20 years of experience of developing technology as both an engineer and a product manager. He recently comes to Labrador Lending after leading software teams at Citibank and SS&C Advent. His passion for investing brought him to the team in 2022 to help with daily operations and asset management.

Andrew joined Labrador Lending in 2022 and works with Jamie to support the growth and success of the fund. He supports the daily management of notes, prepares investor updates, and assists with the internal technology tools of the fund.

His passions outside of real estate investing include spending time with his family, attempting to master the kettlebell and going to the beach.

Kevin Crowell

Fund Manager — Integrity Income Fund

Kevin brings a longstanding career having worked extensively in investment and business operations at distinguished companies, such as JPMorgan Chase, State Street, and Brown Brothers Harriman. Kevin has been recognized numerous times for his commitment to innovation, his meticulous eye, and his leadership abilities in the corporate world. 

Kevin has been an active note investor since 2016 and leverages the same skills that served him in the corporate world – analysis, insight, and high standards – to every note he evaluates. He joined Labrador Lending in 2023 to help the firm’s growth and success while managing the daily operations of various funds. His empathetic nature, integral understanding of note structures, and creative problem-solving abilities position him well to put his best effort forth when working with homebuyers to keep them in their homes whenever possible. 

Outside of real estate investing, Kevin loves to spend his time with family. He is currently teaching his young children to ice skate and ski to fully embrace the New England outdoors. In his spare time, he is an avid reader and likes to stay informed by following current events affecting our nation.


Rodg de Guzman

Asset Manager
Administrative Specialist

Rodg is a proficient administrative professional and has over 20 years of working experience in different industries catering mostly to foreign clients. An expert in back-office operations and a certified Yellow Six Sigma, she has taken the lead in streamlining several process gaps and creating process documentation, framework, systems, policies, and procedures for different departments and companies. She had also facilitated building and office renovations as part of her vast admin knowledge and expertise which led her to be certified (yet again) in Basic Occupational Safety and Health this time.

She’s a passionate and highly creative individual with a knack for multimedia arts – both still and motion graphics and a practitioner of digital marketing. She loves photography and teaching so she got herself a TESOL certification which is an added advantage due to her fluency in 4 languages — Tagalog, English, Fookien and Mandarin.


Pearl Ocampo

Marketing Strategist

With 17 years of working experience mainly gained from business process outsourcing, handling different industries such as telco, FMCG, and financial accounts, Pearl was highly exposed to different business facets. Overseeing operations and ensuring quality was one of her main tasks. Prior to joining Labrador Lending, she was tapped to spearhead the relaunch of the social media presence for one of the leading pizza chain brands in the Philippines with several branches globally and shortly followed by the project to kick start the social media marketing for one of the top milk tea brands in Asia. Her business acumen was furthered as she found herself involved since day 1 of planning for both brands’ big days respectively, focusing highly on social media marketing and strategy. Four years into managing the digital marketing arm of both brands, sales grew on average by 19% year on year. She is more eager now than ever to continuously expand her knowledge and expertise when it comes to digital space and always sees to it that she is abreast with the current trends in the market.

Pearl’s passion involves customer service, building relationships, and learning. Her hobbies are reading novels and watching the news, current events, and documentaries, and spending time with her family.


Perlie Umblero

Asset Manager
Administrative Specialist

Perlie is a seasoned virtual assistant with eight years of experience assisting clients in growing their businesses. She currently focuses on the real estate and e-commerce industries. She has numerous years of experience working with some of the world’s finest clients. She is well-known for her exceptional ability to provide her clients and partners with the most effective solutions and help. She is the co-founder of an outsourcing company established in Michigan that assists
Filipino virtual assistants in landing their dream job.

She has an impressive background in customer service, lead generation, and recruitment, as well as maintaining excellent relationships with clients. She is also fond of raising awareness about autism spectrum disorder, being that she is a loving parent of a beautiful child who has been diagnosed with it. Currently, she is active in helping aspiring virtual assistants, training them from scratch, and molding them to become the most successful remote assistants.

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