Operating Team

  • Joseph Vidmar Operating Partner and Project Manager Joe Vidmar joined Amzak in 2013 as the Operating Partner and Project Manager. Joe provides leadership and project management experience to conduct financial, operational, technical, and market analysis to create capacity and financial models for investments as well as operational project execution and oversight. Joe has 25+ years of experience in heavy and light manufacturing environments. Prior to joining Amzak, he was General Manager for Alcoa Architectural Products, North America. In his 23 years with Alcoa, Inc., Joe held various leadership positions in casting, hot rolling, cold rolling, slitting, power generation, smelting, and aluminum finishing. He worked in the rigid can sheet, flat rolled products, and architectural products divisions. Joe holds a Master’s of Science in Industrial Management and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a Finance Concentration from the University of Southern Indiana. Joe is a US Navy Veteran and served on submarines as a Nuclear Electrician's Mate and Scuba Diver.

  • Marco Mendez Director of Information Marco is the Director of Information of Amzak Capital Management. He is responsible for the design, implementation, maintenance, and control of information applications, and enterprise reporting and analytics. Marco joined the group in 1999, as part of Amnet Costa Rica. He participated in the implementation of the CRM solution in Central America, and in several merger and acquisitions performed by Amzak in Latin America. Marco has also worked at IBM, as a Six Sigma and Quality Manager, and at Hay Group, as a Process Analyst. Marco holds a Masters in IT Administration from Tecnológico de Monterrey (ITESM) and a Bachelor's in Business Administration from Universidad Interamericana de Costa Rica.

  • Joanne Rodriguez ControllerJoanne is the Controller of Amzak Capital Management. She has been a part of Amzak since 1998. Joanne is responsible for the various entities’ accounting and financial reporting. She has participated in the due diligence and implementation of the accounting and finance departments in several merger and acquisitions performed by Amzak in Latin America. Prior to Amzak, she worked as an internal auditor for UnitedHealthcare, and as an accounting manager at the accounting firm Friedman, Alpren and Green. Joanne is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the state of NY. She holds a Bachelor of Science in accounting from Hunter College in New York City.

  • Jaime Whaley Asset ManagerJaime is an Asset Manager at Amzak Capital Management. She is responsible for monitoring and evaluating the performance of our multifamily portfolio. Jaime brings more than 20 years’ experience in multifamily operations. She previously served as a Regional Manager with Pegasus Residential and ZRS Management, where she excelled in property management. Jaime’s background includes new development, condo conversions, acquisitions, business development, repositioning, and lease-up of property. In addition, she served as Chief Operating Officer in an Integrative Medicine practice, where she played an integral part in escalating the company’s performance to the top 3% in the country. Jaime was designated as a Certified Property Manager (CPM®) through the Institute of Real Estate Management in 2007. Email: jwhaley@amzak.com


  • Scott Bigham Director of ConstructionScott Bigham is the Director of Construction at Amzak Capital Management. He is responsible for planning and monitoring all capital improvements and new construction for the Amzak Real Estate portfolio. Scott has over 25 years of multifamily rehabilitation, repositioning, and development experience. He has successfully completed over 150 projects consisting of 38,000 units and $325M of capital improvements. Scott previously served 19 years as the VP of Construction Management for Pinnacle. His portfolio covered 15 states and roughly 40,000 units. Scott also served as Managing Director at Avesta Communities where he played a key role in growing a startup company into a 15,000‐unit, 350 employee organization over a 5‐year period. Scotts core competencies consist of value add and asset preservation planning and execution, capital acquisition underwriting, and working with asset management and operations to create a seamless transition throughout our portfolio’s life cycle.


  • Zachary Hinners Real Estate AccountantHe is responsible for preparing the monthly financial packages and financial analysis for Amzak’s real estate investments as well as input in financial modeling for potential acquisitions. Prior to Amzak, he worked as an accountant in the affordable housing market preparing financial statements and reporting to investors and lenders. Zach is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the state of WI. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and Finance - Real Estate Emphasis from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Email: zhinners@amzak.com