John L. Villano, CPA

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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

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

Bill Haydon - CIO and director of investor relations

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.

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