The Meridian Companies executive management team includes seasoned investment and tax advisory professionals from a wide variety of disciplines including investment banking, insurance, consulting, public accounting and law.
Executive Management Team
John F. Boc, Co-Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Meridian Companies, is a graduate of Boston College (BA, 1968), Boston College Law School (JD, 1974), and Boston University Law School, Graduate Tax Program (LLM Taxation, 1975). Mr. Boc was admitted as a member of the Massachusetts Bar in 1974 and the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants in 1980. Prior to founding Meridian, he served as a Tax Specialist with the international accounting firm of Ernst & Whinney, and as a Regional Vice President of a national securities firm. Mr. Boc leads the strategy and tax product structuring of Meridian. He is widely recognized as an authority on corporate affordable housing tax credits, alternative energy programs, and 1031 exchange real estate. He currently serves on the board of trustees of Boston College Law School. Mr. Boc manages the Louisville, KY office of Meridian.
John P. “Jack” Casey, Co-Founder, Vice-Chairman, Chief Operating Officer of the Meridian Companies, is a 1971 graduate of Boston State College (University of Massachusetts). Mr. Casey is responsible for business development, new products, and he directs Meridian’s Government Relations and Industry Trade Associations activities. Prior to the formation of Meridian, Mr. Casey was involved in the structuring, administration, and marketing of limited partnership interests in government housing and energy programs. He is a Director of the Affordable Housing Tax Credit Coalition and a Chairman Emeritus of the Board of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Mid-Atlantic region (Delaware, Maryland, District of Columbia, and Virginia). Mr. Casey manages the Washington, DC office of Meridian.
John P. "Jack" McDonough, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer of Meridian Investments, is a graduate of Boston College (BS, Business Administration and Accounting, 1976, Cum Laude). Prior to joining Meridian, Mr. McDonough worked with a private merchant bank. From 1976 to 1983 he served in the audit area with Ernst & Young (formerly Ernst & Whinney). Mr. McDonough provides the strategic objectives and guidance for the financial reporting and compliance group of Meridian Investments, ensuring that current implementation coincides with the Company’s long-range strategic plan. Additionally, he represents the company when interacting with the NASD and SEC on regulatory matters. Mr. McDonough is based in Meridian’s Boston, MA office.
Jeremiah J. "Jerry" McDermott, President of Meridian Investments, is a graduate of Boston College (BA Economics, 1991). Mr. McDermott is responsible for leading tax credit equity fund raising efforts, as well as new business development opportunities. Prior to joining Meridian, he was a broker for a national brokerage institution. Mr. McDermott is a Series 7 and 63 licensed broker. Mr. McDermott is based in our Washington, DC office.
Terri Allen, Co-Founder, Director of Acquisitions, Meridian Realty Investments, is a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University (BBA, 1980) and Bellarmine College in Louisville, Kentucky (MBA, 1986). Prior to co-founding MRI, Ms. Allen spent 14 years as a regional director of commercial real estate investments with Providian Corporation's Real Estate Group (now AEGON USA Realty Advisors). While at Providian, she underwrote over $1 billion of permanent mortgage loans. With Meridian Realty, Ms. Allen has acquired over $500 million of institutional quality real estate assets and completed approximately $750 million of other real estate transactions. Ms. Allen is also a Chartered Financial Analyst and a member of the Association for Investment Management and Research, as well as a member of the Louisville Society of Financial Analysts. She has over 20 years of experience in the real estate industry and is based in our Louisville, KY office.
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