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Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Shearer is a Managing Director at Federal Capital Partners (FCP), which purchased ACPT's entire outstanding stock in December 2009. Mr. Shearer joined FCP in 2007 after spending nearly 29 years in executive leadership positions with homebuilder NVR (NYSE:NVR), parent of Ryan Homes and NVHomes. As NVR's, Senior Vice President, Land, Mr. Shearer managed a team responsible for the acquisition of over 25,000 finished lots. At NVR, Mr. Shearer also had experience consolidating NVR's Fox Ridge acquisition into the company's land model and operational structure. During his career with NVR, Mr. Shearer held a number of management positions in homebuilding, marketing and sales, and as Division Manager for two of the homebuilding divisions.
Matthew M. Martin
Chief Financial Officer
Matthew M. Martin currently serves the Company as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Martin, a 1997 magna cum laude graduate of Messiah College in Pennsylvania, is a registered and licensed CPA and a Certified Fraud Examiner. Prior to joining St. Charles, Mr. Martin was a manager in the Forensic Litigation Consulting practice for FTI Consulting, Inc., in Washington, D.C. Prior to that, Mr. Martin served as a senior financial analyst with Ullico, Inc., also in Washington. Mr. Martin also previously managed audits of publicly traded companies for the Arthur Andersen LLP accounting firm. Mr. Martin began employment with the Company in 2005 as Chief Accounting Officer, and was appointed as the Company's Principal Financial Officer in August 2008.
Mark L. MacFarland
Vice President, Land Development
Mark Macfarland is St. Charles' Vice President for Land Development. Mr. Macfarland earned his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York, and his Master of Science in Engineering Management from Syracuse University. Prior to joining ACPT, Mr. Macfarland was employed by Meridian Ventures, Inc., with whom he was working with the Charles County Government on a variety of capital improvement projects. Mr. MacFarland has also been employed as a power plant manager by Orion Power Holdings, and as a System Engineer and Plant Engineer at generating stations in his home state of New York.
Jason L. Ward
Jason L. Ward joined St Charles in 2011. Prior to that, Mr. Ward managed a nationwide portfolio of commercial real estate debt with CapitalSource, a specialty finance company. Prior to CapitalSource, Mr. Ward worked in originations at SunTrust Bank’s Commercial Real Estate DC region. Mr. Ward earned an M.B.A from Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with emphasis in Finance from Washington and Lee University.
Craig J. Renner
Vice President, Public Affairs and Community Relations
Craig J. Renner has been with the St. Charles since August 2000, and came to the Comapny after serving as the Public Information Officer for the Charles County Sheriff's Office. Mr. Renner earned his bachelor's degree in political science from York College of Pennsylvania in 1986, and has lived in Charles County since 1988. Mr. Renner has served on the board of directors of numerous civic, charitable, and homeowners associations, and is currently chairman of the March of Dimes March for Babies event in Charles County.