Our Team

About Our Team

Mr. Larry L. Gilmore

serves as the President and CEO of ClearBlu Capital Group, which he founded primarily to address the lack of access to capital, promote small business sustainability and real estate development. In recent years, he launched and owned Home Care Assistance of Southern Fairfield County while also serving as Vice President of Community Lending for HSBC where he led a team devoted to community lending throughout the United States.

Gilmore is a seasoned financial services executive and entrepreneur with a passion for social responsibility.  He has managed numerous national organizations focused on increasing education and awareness within financial services while ultimately streamlining service delivery. This includes serving as the President and CEO for the Student Loan Alliance focused on expanding the role of financial advisors to assist student loan borrowers, Co-founder President and CEO of Hope LoanPort, a technology improving communication between mortgage borrowers, 3rd party advisors and lenders, and Executive Director for the HOPE NOW Alliance which coordinates a series of strategies to improve the borrower experience.

Other roles have included VP of Industry Relations & Emerging Segments for H&R Block Mortgage, Associate Director for affordable lending for the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), and Wells Fargo Bank as their Manager of Market Opportunities.

Gilmore spent 13 Years in Washington, DC working with and for national trade associations harnessing relationships with local, regional, national and international bank members, regulators and other public and non profit partners; many of which he works with today to source finance solutions.

Larry volunteers in numerous capacities which more recently included the President-Elect for the Redmond Kiwanis Club, Boards of Director for the Westchester County Housing Action Council and Long Island Housing Partnership, Board of Trustees for the Longridge School, City of STAMFORD Zoning Board of Appeals, the 100 Black Men of Stamford and Inspirica.

Mrs. Vionna Adams

serves as a real estate advisor to ClearBlu Capital Group with over 15 years working in multiple facets of development including civil engineering/land development design, community planning and project management. Vionna has led urban infill projects, large scale commercial and mixed-use developments and multi-million-dollar expansion projects, leading the engineering, entitlement and construction administration phases of the projects. She was instrumental in delivering these complex projects under budget and on schedule. Vionna’s communication skills, implementation of community engagement and knowledge of infrastructure has led to successful projects.  Her expertise has been in high barrier markets within the Washington DC Metro Area, Detroit and Northern California.

Prior to this, Vionna, a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Civil Engineering (BSCE) from The Pennsylvania State University and a Masters in Community Planning (MCP) from The University of Maryland. Ms. Adams is a licensed professional civil engineer (PE) and holds a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.  She recently completed the Commercial Real Estate Certificate Program at Cornell University.

Currently, Vionna serves on the Modesto Children’s Museum Advisory Board and is the former Chair of the Multi-Modal Transportation Board in Birmingham, Michigan. She is involved in the community as a volunteer at the Modesto Girl Scout STEM Center and is an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.

Mr. Patrick A. Guillion, Jr.

serves as a Senior Commercial Real Estate (CRE) & Business Advisor to ClearBlu Capital Group. He brings over 30 years in executive management throughout financial services. A native of New Orleans, and graduate of Loyola University, Mr. Guillion returned home after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita to support the rebuilding of his hometown through mortgage and redevelopment lending with both Liberty Bank and the New Orleans Finance Authority. Mr. Guillion’s has previously served as Director of Mortgage Backed Securities at Fannie Mae and led Emerging Market divisions at Wells Fargo, Bank of America, and First Horizon Home Loans.

Mr. Guillion has leveraged public and private partnerships to accomplish common goals working with national organizations such as the Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation and the National Association of Affordable Housing Lenders. He is a former Chairman of the Mortgage Bankers Association of America’s Fair Lending Committee and has served as Deputy Executive Assistant to the Mayor of New Orleans in the Division of Housing and Community Development.

Mr. David Hickman

serves as a Senior Advisor to ClearBlu and is a highly effective Operations & Management Executive with 20 years of experience establishing and executing both visionary and growth focused strategies. He is exceptional at implementing value-added solutions in compliance with business objectives. As necessary in most industries, David has demonstrated success by building and fostering productive relationships while effectively managing competing demands, which in turn, resulted in achieving challenging operational goals.Mr. Hickman has a stellar record of highlighting and eliminating operational redundancies by implementing procedures to accomplish operational excellence within multiple organizations. David has a credible history of putting in place the best practices and control measures aimed at reducing the running costs of operations.

Mr. Hickman has aided large scale companies such as Sofidel America Corporation, Resolute Forest Products, MillerCoors, and Kimberly Clark in accomplishing short and long range goals. Over the years, David has led high performing teams of over 200 members, and major capital investment projects up to $110M including the start-up of a new commercial business.

Mr. Hickman holds an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of business. Based on his experience and strong commitment to go above and beyond, we are confident that, with his assistance, similar results can be delivered for your business.

Mrs. Kimberly Robinson

serves as a Small Business Advisor. She has twenty-five years of progressive senior level non-profit financial management experience. She has managed non-profits with annual budgets up to $20 million. Most recently, Kimberly has provided consulting services in the areas of financial management, operations and financial analysis, bookkeeping, and tax preparation. As a consultant, Kimberly teamed up with Health Management Consultants, Inc. on contracts with the Montgomery County Government, with the responsibility for analyzing and forecasting the financial viability of mental health and substance abuse clinics, group homes, and shelters in the county.

Prior to consulting, Kimberly has held several senior level jobs at area non-profits. She is a proven accounting and finance professional with progressive experience in guiding regional, national, and international non-profits through start-up, major renewal and growth. She is a mission driven leader with quantifiable achievements in P & L management, business operations, and non-profit accounting that combines technical knowledge and business acumen to deliver bottom line results. Her goal is to help organizations effectively and efficiently achieve financial success through sound financial planning, budgeting, partnering with stakeholders, timely financial analysis, and reporting and keeping up-to-date with industry regulatory and compliance requirements.

Kimberly holds a B. A. degree in Business Management and Economics from North Carolina State University.

Mr. Terrance Watkins

serves as a Commercial Real Estate Advisor to ClearBlu Capital Group.  He has over 20 years experience working in the housing industry and joined Centennial Mortgage, Inc. in August 2009, responsible for originating multifamily and healthcare mortgages under HUD’s FHA insurance programs, cultivating lending relationships with borrowers across the country.  Prior to joining Centennial Mortgage, Inc he worked with Prudential Huntoon Paige as Director of Originations.  He has an extensive background in underwriting multifamily and senior affordable housing loan transactions utilizing tax-exempt bonds, low income housing tax credits, and various public and private financing vehicles. Mr. Watkins holds a B.S. in Community and Regional Planning with an emphasis on Housing from Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa.

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