About Us

It’s about you not us.

What we really do is put you first, and keep you first.

To our Clients, Capital Sources & Partners,

When people ask what we do, the first three words are “We help people…”. This is our DNA. Yes, we provide financing solutions but that is just how we help. The why is because we want your success. You are the one whom has risked everything and put it all on the line for something greater than today. You are whom we work for, and we are relentless in your success.

Finance is learned, the desire to serve is something entirely different. One has to want it, and then one must prove it.

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John P. Stevenson – Founding Partner

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John Stevenson has worked with some of the most powerful names in the hospitality and finance industries during his twenty plus-year career, showcasing a fine dining background (Marcel’s) that progressed into high volume luxury (The Pierre Hotel, 583 Park Avenue, Guastavino’s) and then to the forefront of modern taste and comfort, (Soho House, Hoxton Hotels, Sydell Group). John then worked with KKR & Co. to design and develop the foodservice program for their new world headquarters, 30 Hudson Yards – Manhattan, while producing research papers on the global Future of Food.

John is a recipient of New York Crain’s 40 Under 40, and has been written about in the Wall Street Journal (Tavern on the Green), New York Times, (Russ & Daughters) The Guardian, (The Ned Hotel – London) The Japan Times, (Tokyo Marriott Shinagawa) Vanity Fair (583 Park Avenue) and has appeared on New York’s ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC and Martha Stewart Radio. John was also a member of KKR & Co.’s Business Accelerator and Principal for a Day member of PENCIL.org.

John and his better half Ginelsy, have five children between the two of them, and spend their time at the family farm in Michigan and New York City.

 

Ginelsy A. Quezada – Partner

Ginelsy Quezada was born in Villa Tapia, Dominican Republic. At a young age Ginelsy moved to the United States with her family and was raised in a loving household in the Washington Heights neighborhood of Manhattan. While pursuing her education at the school of Fashion Industries, she began working in restaurants, where she would spend the next 15 years working and managing some of the highest profile restaurants in New York City. In 2021, Ginelsy decided to leave the operations of restaurants and apply her design and team building strengths to Stevenson Capital & Co.

In her free time Ginelsy enjoys spontaneous road trips, eating anything that is cooked for her and shopping for vintage clothing and furniture. Ginelsy spends her time between Michigan and New York City, with her three daughters, two sons and her big loving dog Hunter. Ginelsy has a sister in the DR, and her brother whom is currently serving in the United States Navy.

 

Daniel T. Bohnett – Partner

Daniel Bohnett was born into a 4th generation family farming business in southeast Michigan. Daniel began his career with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the University of Michigan. Daniel was most recently employed by University of Michigan’s in-house Architecture and Engineer Firm, improving the most iconic and historical buildings in Ann Arbor.

Daniel’s strong skills in mathematics, passion for problem solving and desire for absolute truth, make Daniel our director of credit analysis on every deal and project we work on.

Daniel is an active leader at Harvest Bible Church in Westland, MI; working with their youth ministries, digital and musical programs. Daniel has also spent his time developing his own portfolio of commercial real estate in the local area.

Daniel is one of four brothers with loving parents, and currently resides in Southeast Michigan.

 

 

John J. Chamorro – Partner

Born and raised in Sevilla, Colombia, John started working in the hospitality Industry at 17 years old as a dishwasher. John later moved to New York and began his Bachelor studies at The Culinary Institute of America where he concentrated in Hospitality and Advanced Wine and Beverage. John was awarded the Walter Clore Scholarship, recognizing the highest scoring students in the United States at the Certified Sommelier examination held by The Court of Master Sommeliers.  John has vast experience working in some of the most highly regarded establishments in the world with tenures at The Four Seasons Resort in Palm Beach Florida, Wine Spectator, WS New York – an exclusive, luxurious private club in the heart of Hudson Yards in Manhattan, and The Tavern which received numerous awards including a piece in the New York Times by world-renowned critic Pete Wells. John’s love for wine grew tremendously throughout his travels to Italy, France, Spain, and California where he studied and learned from respected, successful entrepreneurs and decorated wine experts. As Wine Director of Blu Pointe, a waterfront high-volume restaurant, John put the Mid-Hudson valley on the world wine map by bringing a Best of Award of Excellence by Wine Spectator to Newburgh, New York in 2016. He was featured in local newspapers and WS magazine. He went on to repeat the accolades the following 3 years.

When the world changed in 2020, John took his passion to the world of finance. He took a year off to pass rigorous examinations, study the capital markets and the importance of value investing.  John was able to land opportunities with top wealth advisors where he learned the scrutiny in Risk management, Asset Management and the distribution of wealth. He is consistently learning to expand his knowledge of fundamental analysis along with his understanding of how the commercial real estate market’s function.

During his free time, John loves to dine out, paint and talk psychology with his girlfriend Kristina and spend quality time with his family and friends.

 

 

Ryan Witcher – Director of Operations

A passionate and enthusiastic hospitality professional with over two decades of experience. Prior to joining Stevenson Capital & Co., Ryan Witcher has held the Executive Chef position for Caesar’s Entertainment in New Orleans and the Executive Pastry Chef roles in several celebrated establishments, including New York’s Tavern on The Green, Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands, Ritz-Carlton’s Washington, D.C. hotels, and Four Seasons Seattle. He also worked alongside notable chefs such as Wolfgang for the 2018 Oscars.

In addition to his recent acclaim at Wine & Food Week, Witcher has participated in various celebrated culinary events, such as the Aspen Food & Wine Festival in 2007 and 2008. Chef Witcher was also the Presiding Chef for Cap’ Recette/ Cap’ Prestige (12th Ed. Singapore) in 2012 and championed the Singapore edition for the magazine and duties included representing Singapore and selecting the other influential chefs in Singapore while at Marina Bay Sands. Ryan has also appeared in the National Geographic TV program, Mega Foods 2013, Co-starring in a segment representing Marina Bay Sands and the 24-hour pastry/bakery operation.

Ryan is a graduate of Cornell University’s Hotel Real Estate and Asset Management program. When Ryan is not working, he is enjoying the outdoors with his wife, Robyn and their three boys.

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“Courage is not the strength to go on. It is going onward, even when you do not have the strength.” -TR

“Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent…” -Calvin Coolidge

 

 

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