About Our Team

Solid relationships are key.

John Carr

Managing Director
P: 614.744.3283

John manages loan production in addition to administrative responsibilities for Pace. He has extensive commercial lending experience and has represented several life company investors as well as many developers in the central Ohio market. From 1988 through 1992 John originated commercial transactions for Chrysler and MetLife Capital. From 1992 through 1996 John originated loans for Vista Capital. Most recently, John was with Fifth Third Real Estate Capital Markets Group (formerly W Lyman Case and Company). John is a graduate of The Ohio State University and is active with the MBA.

Matthew Fletcher

P: 614.744.3405

Matt oversees loan servicing/compliance and underwriting for PACE Financial. He has been involved in over $2 billion in loan originations since 2005. He also offers third party Argus consulting and portfolio reviews. He is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati with degrees in quantitative analysis and finance.

Andy Bratt

P: 614.744.3285

Andy has over 17 years experience in commercial real estate finance and institutional debt and equity placements. Andy has originated over $750 million in debt and equity since Pace’s inception in 2001, helping Pace Financial Group to the top of the list of mortgage originators in the Columbus, Ohio market. He began his real estate career at Cline Realtors in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1994. From 1996-1998, he worked for Vista Capital, focusing on taxable bond placements in the Toledo, Ohio market. Prior to becoming a co-founder of Pace in 2001, Andy handled loan originations for Capstone Realty Advisors in the Columbus, Ohio office. Most recently, in addition to debt placement, Andy has consulted with medium sized private real estate investment portfolios in their efforts to raise capital for growth and has provided acquisition analysis and due diligence for these select clients. He graduated with a finance degree from the University of Cincinnati.

Michael Wagner

Vice President
P: 614.744.2030

Mike joined Pace after graduating from the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University with a degree in finance. In his role at Pace, Mike provides loan origination, underwriting and closing support.

Jamison Whiston

Vice President
P: 402.817.4486

Since 1998, Jamie has been involved in all aspects of commercial lending, including origination, underwriting and servicing; as well as acquisition, disposition, leasing and advisory services for properties throughout the Midwest. Jamie was with the Columbus office of Pace from 2000 to 2006 and then relocated to Nebraska. In 2011 he opened a loan origination office for Pace in Lincoln. Jamie is a licensed real estate salesperson, ICSC member and CCIM designee. He is active with the Mortgage Bankers Association and the Lincoln Chamber of Commerce.

Hank Widrig

Senior Analyst
P: 614.744.2068

Hank joined Pace in 2013 after working as a Financial Advisor for Raymond James and Park National Bank.  He is a graduate of the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University with degrees in finance and real estate.  In his role at Pace, Hank provides loan underwriting, closing and servicing support.  Hank has been involved in over $750 million in loan originations since joining Pace.

Corey Fletcher

Senior Analyst
P: 614.744.3406

Corey joined Pace in March 2014 and provides loan underwriting, closing support and servicing support. He is originally from Marion, Ohio and has been a resident of Columbus since attending The Ohio State University in 2005. Corey has a diverse occupational background, ranging from banking to managing a restaurant. Since Corey began with Pace Financial Group in 2014, he has assisted in $200 million in volume of closings.