Our Co-Founders

<strong>KATHY FETTKE</strong>
Kathy is an active real estate investor, licensed Realtor, certified coach, and former mortgage broker. She specializes in helping people build multi-million dollar real estate portfolios through creative finance and planning. With a passion for researching and sharing the most important facts on real estate and economics, Kathy is a frequent guest expert on such media as CNN, CNBC, Fox News, NPR, CBS MarketWatch and the Wall Street Journal. She is the author of the #1 best seller, Retire Rich with Rentals, and is host of The Real Wealth Show – which is a featured podcast on iTunes with listeners in 27 different countries…
Kathy received her BA in Broadcast Communications from San Francisco State University and worked in the newsrooms of CNN, FOX, CTV and ABC-7. She’s past-president of American Women in Radio & Television.

Real Wealth Network - Kathy Fettke on CNBC

Kathy became a certified personal coach through the Coaches Training Institute in San Rafael, California. In 2001, she took the coaching process to television and produced a cable show called “DREAM” which followed the process of 6 people going after their dreams over 90 days. Kathy noticed a theme on her Dream coaching show: most people didn’t have time for their dreams when they are spending all their time at work to make money to pay the bills. Her show sponsor was a real estate expert and the segments they produced changed her life. After interviewing dozens of real estate millionaires, Kathy discovered their best strategies for creating passive income streams. She and her husband bought numerous investment properties and since then learned the highs and lows of investing that can only come from hands-on experience. She is passionate about learning more and sharing that information with the members of Real Wealth Network and the listeners of The Real Wealth Show. Kathy loves the freedom that real estate investing can bring. She is an avid traveler and enjoys hiking, rock climbing, skiing, figure skating and surfing. She lives in Malibu, California with her husband, Rich, and their two daughters.

<strong>RICH FETTKE</strong>
Rich didn’t realize what he was getting into when he met Kathy 20 years ago, but he’s glad he did!  In addition to raising two wonderful daughters together, Rich and Kathy have learned how to invest together, work together, and still enjoy getting out to play together. Rich oversees the marketing and business development at Real Wealth Network. . He is passionate about developing our team and our systems, and is always looking for new ways to bring good people to the Network. A licensed real estate broker and investor, Rich is also the former CEO of a large health club franchise..
and isExtreme Success by Rich Fettke past VP of the now 25,000 member International Coach Federation.

As a Master Certified Business Coach and the author of Extreme Success (Simon & Schuster, 2002). Rich has been featured in such media as USA Today, Entrepreneur Magazine and the Wall Street Journal. With a love for adventure sports, Rich has competed in the ESPN X-Games and is a record-holding bungee jumper, a skydiver, rock climber, skier and surfer. 

Read 2016 Interview: Rich Fettke Reveals How To Build Real Wealth & Why Now?

We are happy to announce the latest addition to our leadership team!


An expert in the real estate investment space, and an avid investor herself, Geraldine enjoys guiding others on both skills and strategies. She founded and previously served as president of the San Jose Real Estate Investors Association, the Silicon Valley’s premier educational and networking platform for real estate investors. SJREI was the recipient of the National Real Estate Investors Association Award for Excellence in numerous categories throughout its history.

In addition to her work at SJREI, Geraldine was publisher and founder of the nationally recognized REI Voice Magazine, which has featured real estate giants Gary Keller of Keller Williams, Douglas Duncan, Chief Economist for Fannie Mae, and Leslie Appleton Young, Chief Economist for CAR. Thus, keeping investors ahead of the curve with powerful interviews and focused data.

Originally from the small town of Cashel in southern Ireland, Geraldine is a long-time resident of Silicon Valley and proud mom to two children, Colin and Claire. Geraldine attributes some of her success to a willingness to learn along with others, a steady supply of green tea and the skill she learned from her father of beginning each day in the early hours of the morning.

Our Valuable Team Members

<strong>MAGGIE PIKE</strong>
MAGGIE PIKEDirector, Real Wealth Investor Academy
Maggie has been working for Real Wealth Network since 2009.  Over the past five years she’s worked in various capacities, most notably producing the monthly property showcases, coordinating the subscription process for past syndication projects and serving as executive assistant to Kathy.  Now she is focusing on the Real Wealth Investor Academy, producing the quarterly full day Academy events, managing the online membership site and curating the educational content presented in each lesson.
<strong>BEN ERIK SMITH</strong>
BEN ERIK SMITHDirector, Investor Relations
Ben has been an active real estate investor for over 25 years, buying and rehabbing over 20 properties in California and Arizona. Before joining our team, Ben was a RWN member and purchased investment properties in both Ohio and Pennsylvania. As Director of Investor Relations, Ben helps our members create unique investment plans through personalized strategy sessions. He also travels the country to meet with our current and prospective affiliates. Ben is a native of Northern California and enjoys skiing, boating, camping and 4×4 trekking in the wilds of the West with his wife and daughter…and whoever else is daring enough to join them.
<strong>NICK GRANT</strong>
NICK GRANTDirector, Marketing
Nick has been with Real Wealth Network since 2011. During this time, Nick has been instrumental in growing our network of passionate real estate investors to just over 24,000. He currently works to ensure that our Live Events, Investment Property Tours and weekly Webinars are filled to capacity, with qualified real estate investors. Nick has a sales & marketing background and is proficient in Lead Generation, Lead Conversion, Email Marketing, as well as Sales & Marketing Automation. Nick lives in Salt Lake City with his wife Becca and they are expecting twin boys late this summer.
<strong>JILL BENES</strong>
JILL BENESDirector of Member Services
Jill’s goal is to make sure that our members get the support they need with everything from making appointments, to attending events and even following up after they have invested in a property or project.  Jill grew up in Southern California and attended the Academy of Art University in San Francisco where she majored in Computer Arts.  Prior to working at Real Wealth Network, Jill spent over 10 years in administrative roles — mainly in the Financial District of San Francisco.  She purchased her first property in 1999, her second in 2001, and doesn’t intend on those being her last. In her free time Jill enjoys surfing, bike riding, songwriting, playing the piano and taking road trips down the California coast.
<strong>TIM HORVATH</strong>
TIM HORVATHAffiliate Manager
Tim previously worked for two turn-key real estate companies in Cleveland, Ohio, where he gained valuable knowledge and skills in property acquisition, renovations from start to finish, and property management. He is a certified Six Sigma Blackbelt — a high-level, disciplined methodology for systems integration, communication and problem solving. This strong background helps Tim screen potential property providers for Real Wealth Network members, and perform regular audits on our current teams. Tim also helps further develop best practices and standards for all our property providers to ensure that our members continue to receive top notch service. Tim has been a long time resident of Northeast Cleveland, Ohio on beautiful Lake Erie where he enjoys spending time with his wife, two boys and three dogs.
<strong>ARISTOTLE KUMPIS</strong>
ARISTOTLE KUMPISInvestment Counselor
Aristotle received his real estate license in 2007 and has since helped hundreds of investors acquire cash flow property in emerging markets nationwide. As an investment counselor, he helps our members develop a unique investment plan based on their personal goals. As an investor himself, Aristotle is able to share his knowledge, experience and insights with new and experienced investors. He regularly visits the various markets promoted by Real Wealth Network to keep the pulse on various teams and economics in those areas. Aristotle grew up in St. Louis, Missouri, where he attended UMSL and then moved to Southern California in 2002. His interest in real estate was inspired by his parents, who own income property in the St. Louis area.  He likes writing music in his free time and enjoys spending time outdoors — especially with his family.
<strong>KELLEY  PECORARO</strong>
KELLEY PECORAROAccounting and Bookkeeping
We love having Kelley on the Real Wealth Team because she expertly handles the back office and financial details — so we can focus on serving you.  Kelley has worked with RWN since early 2008. As sole proprietor of SmartBooks, she also works with other clients, and real estate portfolios are one of her favorite projects.  Prior to starting SmartBooks, Kelley worked in Hotel and Commercial Property Management as well as Program Management in the software industry.  A long time Walnut Creek resident, Kelley enjoys time with her husband and their two sons — one in high school and one in college.
<strong>AMY SEARCY</strong>
AMY SEARCYWeb & Content Manager
Amy helps keep our website looking good and working right. For over five years she’s been developing websites and says she’s proud to be working with Real Wealth Network. Amy’s had several fun careers — including working as a video game producer and as a production manager for an art studio. She has been teaching yoga, qigong and tai chi for over 13 years and is a certified Zen Wellness Medical Qigong director. She is also certified in Bikram and Barkan Yoga. Amy has a 1st degree black belt in Kung Fu and is working on her 2nd degree. She also loves to act and has been in numerous films and plays in the Phoenix area. She enjoys traveling, hiking, sword-fighting and spending time with her family.
<strong>ALICE KWONG-VAN DUSEN</strong>
ALICE KWONG-VAN DUSENProducer, The Real Wealth Show
Before joining our team, Alice had experience in the real estate industry as a mortgage loan officer and an account executive for commercial loans.  Today, as the Producer for the Real Wealth Show, Alice creates and oversees our weekly radio show and podcast, where Kathy Fettke interviews successful investors and top experts on real estate investing and wealth building.  Alice is also an actor & improviser, and enjoys hiking, laughing and goofing around with her family.
<strong>JESSICA CONFLITTI</strong>
JESSICA CONFLITTISEO & Content Creation Specialist
Jessica manages content creation and SEO for our website, making it easier for people to find us online. After graduating from USC in 2012, with a degree in vocal performance, she spent a year in the music industry before she discovered her passion for marketing. Since then, Jessica has worked in a variety of digital marketing roles, including content marketing, email marketing, SEO, PPC, and also UX design. In her free time, Jessica enjoys singing, baking, yoga, traveling, and spending time with her friends and family.