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Jamie Bateman


Jamie Bateman is a passionate entrepreneur and real estate investor based in Maryland. With extensive knowledge and experience in the industry, Jamie is dedicated to empowering mortgage note investors and entrepreneurs to achieve their financial goals. As a combat veteran and former Army officer, Jamie’s exceptional leadership skills and drive for excellence have contributed to his success in real estate investment.

Jamie’s decision to become a W-2 quitter allowed him to fully commit to an entrepreneurial journey focused on empowering others in mortgage note investment. Jamie has built an impressive portfolio of single-family rental properties and mortgage notes, consistently seeking new opportunities for growth and expansion. Operating two successful mortgage note funds, Jamie has helped numerous investors navigate the market and achieve impressive returns. Through the popular podcast “From Adversity to Abundance,” Jamie shares valuable insights and highlights the stories of successful investors and entrepreneurs, inspiring others on their own path to financial abundance.

As a mentor and guide, Jamie provides personalized resources and strategic advice to help individuals unlock their full potential and achieve their financial objectives. Outside of work, Jamie values family time, faith, and a healthy lifestyle. With an unwavering commitment to guiding investors and entrepreneurs, Jamie is a trusted figure in the industry, consistently making a positive impact and helping others succeed.


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.


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.
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Ma. Eliza Lucero

Administrative Assistant

Bringing a wealth of experience from her 9-year tenure as a Team Leader and Content Moderator, Eliza Lucero excels in managing diverse people, platforms, and projects. Her multicultural work experience has not only honed her leadership skills but also enabled her to successfully fulfill a myriad of responsibilities.

Apart from her corporate role, Eliza is a thriving entrepreneur, running her own online brand. She leverages her expertise in Photography, Photo Editing, Video Editing, Social Media Management, Graphic Design, and Content Creation to produce influential and engaging content for her brand.

Off the professional sphere, Eliza is passionate about baking and is committed to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Her drive in personal and professional life is a testament to her well-rounded personality and dedication.

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