John L. Villano, CPA
Chairman & Chief Executive Office
John L. Villano has been our Chairman and Chief Executive Officer since our inception as a publicly traded company in 2016. Mr. Villano is responsible for overseeing all aspects of our business, including loan origination and servicing, investor relations, brand development, and business development. He previously served in the private sector as co-Managing Partner of Sachem Capital Partners (the predecessor of Sachem Capital Corporation) and as a Certified Public Accountant and Auditor for almost 30 years. Mr. Villano holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Rhode Island.
Dr. Peter J. Cuozzo
EVP and Chief Operating Officer
Dr. Peter J. (“Pete”) Cuozzo is our Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Pete is responsible for oversight of company operations and development of new markets, specifically Florida and Texas in the short term. Pete is an experienced business executive with over three decades of diverse background as a corporate officer, senior HR leader, CEO advisor, chief learning and talent officer, organization development partner, executive coach, and entrepreneur. Pete earned both his doctorate and masters in adult and workplace education from Columbia University’s Teacher College. He holds an MBA from the University of Bridgeport and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Notre Dame.
William C. (“Bill”) Haydon
Chief Investment Officer and Director
William C. (“Bill”) Haydon is our Chief Investment Officer and Director of Investor Relations. Bill is a talented and seasoned executive with over 25 years of experience in financial services and investment banking. He brings a wealth of expertise with strengths in areas such as lending, securities asset management, initial public offerings (IPO), investment banking, and financial strategy and long-term planning. In his role, Bill is responsible for the company’s liquid reserves and securities portfolio and he oversees Sachem’s underwriting team, as well as Investor Relations.
Prior to joining Sachem Capital Corp. in 2021, Bill served as a Portfolio Manager and Branch Manager at Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network from 2011. Before that, from 2008 to 2011, he served as a Vice President within the Wealth Management division of UBS Financial Services. From 1999 to 2006 Bill was the Managing Director of Northern Mortgage Company, LLC, a firm which he successfully merged into a division of Indy Mac Bank in 2006. Prior to this Bill was a regional lending officer at Dime Bank of New York from 1996 to 1999, focusing on commercial and residential lending.
Bill has held numerous FINRA securities registration designations including series 65, 7, and a Series 24 General Securities Principal registration. Bill holds a Master of Business Administration from the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and a Bachelor of Science in Business from Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York. Bill is also a Certified in Commercial Underwriting & Processing (NAMU ® – CCUP).
In 2019, Bill Haydon, was recognized as a “Best in State Wealth Advisor” by Forbes Magazine.