Board of Directors

Brian M. Sosner, President

brians@vetsparkacademyplace.org

Brian Sosner has over 30 years of real estate and hospitality experience focusing on asset management, loan workout, distressed debt, and real estate acquisition, and the turnaround and sale of commercial, residential and hospitality related assets.

Having operated and directed such activities for Special Servicers, banks, REIT's and institutional investors, Brian has lead and consulted on valuation and credit risk ratings, foreclosure management, loan sale activities, takeover and turnarounds, hotel franchising and renovation, and real estate operational, leasing and sale strategies for clients. He excels at producing and executing on detailed risk management plans and budgets to optimize results for clients and stakeholders in challenging and opportunistic environments.

Brian's specialized experience also includes identification and resolution of land entitlement issues, construction/development oversight and completion, loan workout/restructure and discounted payoff strategies coupled with capital markets solutions. Mr. Sosner has overseen and represented over $2.5 billion of single and portfolio transactions.

Prior to relocating to Cape Cod in 2017, Mr. Sosner owned and operated a real estate investment banking firm based in Boston, MA and Washington, DC which for twenty years was dedicated to placing and purchasing senior debt and mezzanine financing for institutional and debtor clients. He also managed distressed real estate and loan portfolios purchased for investment by major institutions to maximize recovery through workout, repositioning and legal strategies. Mr. Sosner served as a Portfolio Management executive and Vice President of Asset Management of the REO and nonperforming debt portfolios of CWCapital and Capital Source based in Washington DC, and for the Bank of New England/RECOLL Management, Shawmut Bank, and for MGI Properties, a NYSE Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT), each in Boston Massachusetts.

Mr. Sosner has conducted corporate training and speaking engagements on hospitality operations and franchising, financial statement analysis, loan workout turnaround strategies and various CMBS topics. He previously served on the Town of Orleans MA Planning Board and Community Preservation Committee and is currently appointed to the Task force to renovate the Orleans Historic Firehouse. He has a Masters in Taxation from Bentley College and a Bachelors Degree in Accounting from the University of Rhode Island. He is the father of a USMC veteran and son/son-in law to two WWII Army veterans.

Michael N. Nocella, Treasurer

michaeln@vetsparkacademyplace.org

Michael Nocella (USMC), is a manager of the firm, Samet and Company, PC and graduated from Bridgewater State University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. Michael received his Master of Science in Accounting Degree from Southern New Hampshire University in January of 2017.

Michael has been associated with the firm since 2014 and is responsible for a wide range of tax, accounting, auditing, and consulting services. He works closely with many of the firm’s corporate and individual clients to provide services including tax return preparation, financial reporting, and tax planning assistance.

For the firm’s non-profit clients, Michael’s responsibilities include audits, reviews, compilations and tax return preparation services. In addition, he has experience in providing comprehensive accounting services, including corporate, and high net worth tax planning and preparation services.

Carol S. Sosner, Clerk

carols@vetsparkacademyplace.org

Carol Sosner is a seasoned program and project management professional with over 25 years of experience in business and needs analysis, solution design and implementation for an array of Fortune 500, financial services, consultative and educational organizations.


Carol currently serves as Project Management Officer at Cape Cod 5 (Hyannis MA), the region’s preeminent mutually-owned, independent state-chartered savings bank. She was formerly Global Leader of Business Analysis and Business Process Analysis, Project Management Office (PMO) at International Baccalaureate (IB), an educational non-profit organization with offices in Bethesda MD, Singapore, Wales UK and The Netherlands. There she was responsible for a worldwide team engaged in analysis and execution of strategic initiatives.


Prior accomplishments included service as a Competitive Intelligence Consultant in the technology sector, as a Business Development Specialist for Montgomery College's Center for Entrepreneurship (Rockville, MD), and in positions of progressive responsibility at Fidelity Investments (Boston MA) over a 16 year period, culminating in the role of Director and Vice President for Fidelity’s Center for Applied Technology (FCAT), a technology collaboration/education hub and Executive Briefing Center. Earlier roles involved business analysis, application design and training activities for Fortune 500 organizations as well as Management Advisory (as a member of the consulting staff) for a major Public Accounting firm.


Carol holds a BS in Finance and Decision Science from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, an MBA from Boston University, and a Masters Certificate in Educational Technology Leadership, eLearning and Training from the George Washington University.


She has volunteered in support of the University of Pennsylvania (Alumni leadership and as an alumni interviewer), the Alzheimer’s Association, and the Ronald McDonald House (Pull Tabs for Charity). She also served as a proud Marine Mom working on behalf of the USO.