Meet the Team
Glenn C. Gonzales, CPM is CEO, partner, and co-founder of Obsidian Capital Co.
Glenn is an entrepreneurial individual with over 30 years of real estate experience. Since 1994, Glenn has been an instructor for multiple apartment associations including: Utah, Washington, and San Antonio. Glenn served as Treasurer on the Board of Directors for the Washington Multi-Family Housing Association and was elected as President of the Association in 2006. He also served a two-year term as the chairman of the Public Relations Committee and a one-year term as the Secretary-Treasurer for the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM). Glenn also owned and grew Place 10 Residential, a Dallas-based Property Management firm with 6,500 units under management, which he has since sold as of late 2018. Prior to owning Place 10, Glenn spent many years working in multi-family and commercial property management with companies such as Equity Residential, Evergreen Management Group, Glacier Management, and gained a great deal of experience at Pacific Property Company, a value-add investment firm. He is also a licensed real estate broker in multiple states and received the CPM (certified property manager) designation from IREM. Glenn’s many years of industry experience coupled with his ability to motivate and lead has enabled him to build an effective management operation and assemble a strong team of professionals.
Over Glenn's time in the business, he has acquired and sold many multifamily properties on the ownership side, primarily in Texas and is continuing to aggressively and profitably expand Obsidian Capital's portfolio. Glenn has owned over 4,500 apartments throughout his investment career.
Mike Woodfield, CPM is COO, partner, and co-founder of Obsidian Capital Co.
Mike got his multifamily experience working for a small value-add firm located in Austin, Texas. Over the course of 5 years Mike oversaw the operations, asset management and construction management of nearly 5,000 apartment units totaling $300,000,000 in total assets under ownership. During that time Mike oversaw the renovation of 2,500 multifamily units totaling $30,000,000 in improvements which created millions in value-add.
Mike has a strong passion for perfecting his craft and learning the ins and outs of the industry. Mike has continued to educate himself getting his Certified Property Manager (CPM) designation from the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM). His goal is to learn something new from each deal which has allowed him to become an expert in this field over the last 45+ transactions he has been a part of.
Since co-founding Obsidian Capital 3 years ago, Mike has participated in the acquisition of 1,500 apartment units.
Mike has a BA in Public Relations from Utah State University, experience in executing turnarounds for underperforming assets and over a decade of operations and marketing experience across multiple industries.
Vivy Nguyen, a CPM Candidate, is the Transaction Manager for Obsidian Capital. She has over nine years of experience in real estate. Vivy’s journey started as a leasing agent with Lincoln Properties at a student housing property. From there, Vivy transitioned to the ownership side, working side by side on the acquisition, asset management, and disposition of assets. She has helped acquire, manage, and sell over 3,500 units and added millions in value.
Vivy has a Bachelor’s degree in Finance with a focus on Real Estate Finance from the University of Texas at Austin. She is a Texas Realtor and investor. In 2022, she started to invest in deals, many with Glenn and Mike.
John James is an analyst doing sourcing and analysis along with underwriting for new product opportunities for both value-add and core property acquisitions. John brings over 25 years of commercial real estate experience with him having worked for regional RE groups like Kennedy-Wilson doing underwriting for commercial office and medium to large multifamily acquisitions. He also has done extensive work in asset management for CMBS pool loan servicing and mortgage loan pool acquisitions and servicing based largely in securitized multifamily property loans. John’s most recent experience includes working with NAPA Ventures, Inc. doing sourcing and analysis along with asset management functions for value-add acquisitions and opportunities mostly in Texas and surrounding states. John adds tremendous value to our team bringing with him his knowledge and gut instincts for acquiring properties that add value and potential to our overall portfolio performance.
Lauren Heines is a graduate of the Business School of Virginia Commonwealth University. She earned a bachelor's degree in commercial real estate. Lauren works under both Obsidian Capital and River Rock Construction. She serves as the primary contact for external offices. Equipped with exceptional ability to facilitate internal and external communications, and support the day-to-day administrative, financial, and operational functions under both the capital and construction side.