We believe the long term success of any business is determined by how much it is contributing to improving people’s lives and prosperity.
This is why we are dedicated to helping home owners realize their dream of home ownership, both through the outright sale of improved properties and also through the use of our seller financed portfolio of properties.
In doing so, much of our profit is passed on to our investors, helping them to earn greater returns for their portfolios.
We invite you to read about our exceptional company that takes pride in changing people’s lives.
Founder and President
Jeff Kleiner has been buying and selling real estate for over twenty-two years with 20 of those years focused on the lending business. He started his career with a large mortgage finance company in his hometown of Appleton, Wisconsin, learning the intricacies of the sub-prime mortgage business. By 1993 he took over the Wisconsin mortgage wholesale side of AmerUs Bank and led that team to new territories. That experience led Jeff to open his own mortgage brokering company in 1995 which quickly grew to one of the largest firms in the state of Wisconsin. In 2004, he formed Home Path Financial to provide good people with bad circumstances a chance to once again afford a home of their own and restore their credit to the high quality standards needed for conventional financing. Property acquisition and renovation combined with seller financing became the basis for HPF’s mission. Due to the overwhelming demand for the services HPF provides and the availability of properties sourced through his many industry connections, Jeff is focused on the state of Texas as HPF’s main market and future growth area.
Director of Real Estate Operations
Rick started his real estate career just out of the military at age 22 by inheriting a company that acquired, refurbished, and sold properties. Moving into the sales field in 1995, Rick relocated to Texas and quickly became a top ranked agent among his peers. After 10 years in sales and numerous accomplishments among the major brands Century 21, Coldwell Banker, and Keller Williams, Rick turned his focus to education and management. As an educator, Rick taught continuing education modules throughout Texas while at the same time instructing pre-licensure students in all core areas including Principles, Agency, Contracts, and Finance.
In 2008 Mr. Carr took the position of Training Director for a Century 21 franchise. In that same year, his office was recognized as the #1 office among all C21 offices in the world. Shortly after his success he was given an opportunity as General Manger for a Coldwell Banker office. Within 6 months of hire date his new company turned a profit, re-took the number status among local offices, and earned the #11 ranking among 400 other Coldwell Banker offices.
As Director of Real Estate Operations for Home Path Financial, Rick utilizes his 20 years of experience by overseeing all moving parts in the Home Path business model of finding, improving, and selling properties for profit.
Senior Project Manager
David Howell has more than twenty years of experience in the construction industry. As a master craftsman in his trade, he has owned several successful businesses that focus on new construction and remodeling. Starting with a high end interior trim business, David has worked on some of the largest and most expensive homes in the country, with the top end of the price range being fifty million dollars. For ten of these years, David was a custom homebuilder and quickly became known for delivering a high quality product, on time and on budget.
In addition to having superior hands on skills, David has extensive experience optimizing operations and profits for construction companies through his outstanding management, financial, and trades expertise. He is an accomplished and analytic professional with proven ability to direct high-end residential construction projects through their entire life cycles including job costing, designs, schedules, budgets, and inspections. A recognized contributor with knowledge and skills needed to enhance project efficiencies and profits through effective financial forecasting and management, budget control, and cost accounting. An articulate and collaborative communicator, negotiator, and leader with talent for establishing productive relationships with owners, architects / engineers, subcontractors, and government officials and building strong, motivated multi-trade teams.
Judith Llewellyn joined HPF in the role of Operations Coordinator as the liaison between Private Lenders, Sales Agents, Title Companies, and Real Estate Operations.
Strong interpersonal skills interfacing with all levels of management and business partners, Judith has the ability to support multiple people and manage multiple priorities in a fast‐paced environment such as the Real Estate Industry. Judith is a highly motivated, energetic and extremely resourceful individual with experience in mergers, acquisitions, and start-ups. Defining practices and policies and selecting the methods and techniques to implementation is an area in which Judith excels.
Graduating from the University of Waterloo with a designation in Payroll/Accounting and the University of Toronto with a designation in Human Resources, Judith has been working for the past few years in the Texas Real Estate Market with Real Estate Agents and Lenders.
Prior to residing in Texas, Judith held management positions in Canada and the US in the areas of Human Resources, Accounting and Payroll.