The ASR Team

Experience. Knowledge. Leadership.

  • ASR Alternative Investments was founded on the principles of integrity, character and a passion for excellence. Our entire ASR team has an unyielding commitment to customer service and an unprecedented support system for our clients.

    The collective expertise of our leadership team brings more than 100 years of management, marketing and investment experience.

    Our structure allows us to align our interests with our partners while maintaining transparency, risk management, rigorous underwriting and process control.

Meet Our Team

  • Joe  Barkate

    — Co-Founder

    Joe Barkate, 60, is a co-founder of ASR Alternative Investments, LP and a manager of ASR Debt Shares Management, LLC.  Joe is a lifelong learner and is continually seeking new opportunities to bring value to our sales force and our clients.  Joe received a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the United States Air Force Academy.  He was then commissioned and served as an A-10A Thunderbolt II fighter pilot stationed in the United Kingdom and West Germany.  Joe received his Masters of Science in Business Administration from Boston University and his JD from the University of Texas School of Law.  He is both a Certified Financial Planner™ and Attorney Licensed in the State of Texas.

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  • Rich DePaolo

    — Co-Founder

    Rich DePaolo, 60, is a co-founder of ASR Alternative Investments, LP and a manager of ASR Debt Shares Management, LLC. Rich helped build the sales teams and the marketing strategies to bring our products to the marketplace.  Rich is a 1983 Graduate of the Air Force Academy. Rich was a C-141 Aircraft Commander and a T-38 Instructor Pilot, as well as a now-retired Airline Pilot. Rich was also a Loan Origination Sales Representative and Manager of a Fortune 500 company.

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  • Ginny McGee

    — Director of  Business Operations

    Ginny joined ASR in 2012. Complimenting the team with her effervescent personality and organizational skills her value…

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  • Taylor Flores

    —  Marketing Director

    Taylor received a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with a minor in Digital Marketing at Fort Lewis College. She has worked at Intuit as a Marketing Commissioner as well as an Inside Sales Consultant. Now moving on to ASR where she handles marketing campaigns and business relationships.