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Investment Team

Michael Fassnacht

Executive Director

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Michael is Executive Director and has over 14 years of experience in the investment industry. Prior to joining Fidelis Investors, Michael worked at Smith Graham and was in charge of all asset management for the residential loan programs. 


Previously, Michael was with Five Mile Capital Partners as an Associate Director for seven years where he focused on residential asset management, transaction management, and operations.

Previously, he worked for three years at RBS Greenwich Capital as a Transaction Manager in the Asset-Backed Products group with primary responsibilities in managing two ABCP Conduits and maintaining the firm’s Whole Loan inventory. Earlier in his career, Michael was an Account Manager at Mortgage Lenders Network USA.


Michael received his BS in Business Administration from Marist College.

Brendan DeTommaso

Associate Director

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Brendan is an Associate Director in the Mortgage and Real Estate Debt Alternatives group. Prior to joining Fidelis Investors, Brendan served as an assistant vice president at Smith Graham Investment Advisors.  There he was responsible for managing the day to day asset management of a $500M residential loan portfolio.

Previously, he had been an analyst with Five Mile Capital Partners Residential Mortgage group since June 2015. His primary responsibilities were to create proprietary asset management technology and serve as Transaction Manager, executing over $250 million Bridge Loan transactions during one year.


Brendan received his BA in History from Princeton University.

Charles Helm


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Charles is an associate at Fidelis Investors in the Mortgage and Real Estate Debt Alternatives group.  Previously Charles was an associate with Smith Graham Investment Advisors where he worked on the residential bridge loan strategies.


Prior to joining Smith Graham, Charles was with Five Mile Capital Partners as an Investment Accountant for 4 years, primarily responsible for providing accounting support to the Mortgage and Real Estate Group.

Earlier in his career, Charles was a Finance Analyst at S.A.C. Capital Advisors. 


Charles received his BS in Finance from Fairfield University and is currently working on his MBA from NYU Stern School of Business.