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About JTC Americas

As a fund administrator, JTC Americas has built a reputation safeguarding investor capital through the entire EB-5 life cycle. Projects that use JTC Americas solutions offer maximum security, transparency and compliance, and give investors 24/7 visibility into their investment and immigration status.

JTC Americas’, formerly NES Financial, solutions have been used by 700+ EB-5 projects, representing more than $20 billion USD and thousands of successful immigration petitions.

Through the Private Client Services division of JTC Group, we’re also able to help individuals and families moving to the U.S. with complex financial matters outside of the EB-5 process — including corporate and trust formation/administration, accounting, estate planning, and other wealth structuring services.

JTC Group administers more than $130 billion in assets and employs more than 1,200 people in 19 jurisdictions worldwide.

A Team of Seasoned Professionals

The JTC Americas management team comprises an experienced group of professionals with an impressive track record of leadership in cutting-edge companies across the fields of technology, finance, law, consulting, and public service.

Michael Halloran

Group Holdings Board member; Group Head of Technology & Strategy; CEO of ICS USA
Michael Halloran

Group Holdings Board member; Group Head of Technology & Strategy; CEO of ICS USA

Founder of NES Financial, Michael drives the vision of the company and established the core value of continually raising the bar for best practices and transparency in fund administration. He is passionate about better financial administration solutions delivered through improved utilization of technology, greater administrative efficiency, and best in class sector expertise. Michael brings years of experience, including enterprise class real-time technology solutions for financial risk management, compliance, sales, and marketing. He has previously worked extensively with major corporations such as Intel, Microsoft, Charles Schwab, and Nikon.

Wouter Plantenga

Wouter Plantenga

ICS Head of Group Client Services
Wouter Plantenga
Wouter Plantenga

ICS Head of Group Client Services

Wouter joined JTC in 2018 as ICS Head of Group Client Services to strengthen JTC’s US strategy. He has nearly 20 years’ experience, the majority of this time being in the US, in cross-border and transatlantic financial services with extensive knowledge of the North American market.

Having worked for multiple large corporate and trust service providers throughout his career, Wouter gained extensive experience with assisting US based alternative investment funds, financial institutions and multinational companies with delivering bespoke service solutions. Before joining JTC, Wouter held the position of Managing Director at Intertrust overseeing both operational as well as multiple business development teams in the US.

Wouter is primarily based in Miami and New York and sits on JTC’s ICS Global board. Wouter is also a Dutch trained corporate lawyer.

Reid Thomas

EVP, General Manager – SFA
Reid Thomas

EVP, General Manager – SFA

Reid Thomas is Executive Vice President and General Manager of NES Financial’s Specialty Financial Administration, focusing on technology-enabled EB-5, 1031 and Opportunity Zone fund administration.

Reid is responsible for overseeing the day to day operations of the Specialty Financial Administration business unit. To this role he brings decades of leadership experience in both public and private companies, primarily in high-growth Silicon Valley technology companies. At NES Financial, Reid has been instrumental in the rapid growth of the company's EB-5 and Opportunity Zone businesses, working to develop the purpose-built software solutions and dedicated client services teams, which have propelled the company into leadership positions in both industries.

Reid actively contributes to both the EB-5 and Opportunity Zone communities as a writer and as a speaker at events and conferences across the country. In 2018, he received IIUSA’s “Industry Game Changer” award for his visionary work in the EB-5 space.

John Hart, Chief Financial Officer

John Hart

Chief Financial Officer
John Hart, Chief Financial Officer
John Hart

Chief Financial Officer

As Chief Financial Officer, John will be responsible for partnering with the two divisional Presidents to drive economic growth while overseeing all aspects of our financial operations. With more than 20 years of industry experience, John is a seasoned senior executive with an impressive track record of helping to build successful businesses with strong financial disciplines and operational excellence. His prior experience includes senior management assignments at Varian, Apple and Dell, where he successfully led teams tackling a variety of global financial issues.

John holds a B.B.A. in Finance from Texas State University.

Izak Joubert

Chief Technology Officer
Izak Joubert

Chief Technology Officer

Izak has over 25 years of experience in designing and deploying enterprise software solutions. He has extensive experience in large commercial software solutions in the ERP, CRM, B2B, and EAI sectors. Prior to joining NES Financial, he was VP Engineering and Chief Architect for H Corporation where he was responsible for the overall architecture, technical design, and product strategy for all their products. Izak is well versed in several technologies including Microsoft .NET, relational database technologies including HTML, DHTML, XML, and Javascript as well as Web-services working with the latest published W3C standards. He has worked with several large organizations, including Stanford University Graduate School of Business, Cisco Systems, Intel, AMD, Flextronics, HP, and KLA Tencor.