Management & Advisory Team
Andrew J. Abernathey
Chairman & CEO
Inspired by Warren Buﬀet’s value-investing approach, Andrew Abernathey launched the ﬁrm’s ﬁrst investment partnership in 2012. Since then, Abernathey Holdings has achieved ongoing success and the efficiencies created will continue to prosper for years to come.
Prior to the founding of Abernathey Holdings, Andrew and his brother took over the Abernathey Family Farm, an open-market grain producer, which he continues to own with his brother.
Matthew D. Halvorson
President, Board Member
Matt has over 10 years of experience in both real estate and financial services. His real estate experience started with single family home rentals, followed by commercial buildings and apartment complexes before specializing in the development space. Matt is also the President of Halvorson Company, Inc. which focuses on insurance and financial services.
John D. Stewart CPA
John is a designated SEC Financial Expert and after a 20+ year career in public accounting has been involved in a number of private businesses across a wide spectrum of industries. He has over 14 years of public company board experience and currently has an active business consulting practice. He currently serves on the boards of the Minot Family YMCA, Kalix, a non-profit organization which provides services to people with disabilities and serves as President of the Oppen Family Guidance Institute, a private foundation which provides assistance to disadvantaged young people.
David P. Nelson
David has spent more than 30 years in the commercial title insurance industry, all with the Fidelity National family of companies, handling single and multi-site projects, with total values in the hundreds of billions of dollars. He routinely assists national developers on title and closing issues with their projects in Washington, DC and beyond.
With 37 plus years in the financial world, William brings a wealth of knowledge to Abernathey Holdings; first with American Express as financial advisor, trainer and Director of Business Operations in the Washington-Baltimore area; and now serves on several other national and international Boards.
Todd has over 35 years of hands-on experience in hospitality development, management & ownership, while at the same time successfully “fixed and flipped” dozens of projects. As a third generation entrepreneur, Todd’s father passed down their family mission statement: To provide superior customer service and high-quality products, treat your employees and customers with respect, and practice sustainability whenever possible.
Board Member & Arizona Land Acquisition
Dan has been investing in real estate for 12 years as the CEO of his St. Louis commercial real estate investment firm with more than $50 million in assets under management, specializing in the storage and mobile home park asset classes. He is very passionate about the company’s core values of positivity, honesty, flexibility and value.
President of NorMont Equipment
A municipal and truck equipment veteran with more than 20 years of experience in the industry, Luke joined NorMont Equipment in April 2015 as General Manager. Stewart oversees day-to-day operations, including customer engagement, direct management of key managers, and ensuring the overall delivery and quality of the products NorMont offers.
President of Abernathey Development
Nate has worked as a mid-level manager in the financial services industry for the past fifteen years, overseeing multiple branches with both retail and commercial/ag lending staff. Over this same period, he has owned and managed single- and multi-family residential properties, self-storage facilities, and package delivery business.
Charles was a CPA/Assistant Controller for Church’s Chicken and has served on the board of directors of the National Security Group, Inc since 2017. He has worked in private industry accounting and finance for the last 17 years in various industries with experience in financial reporting and project management.
Christopher Papadakis Jr.
Director of Construction
Christopher is a 37-year veteran of day-to-day construction administration and field management of new and renovated properties. His work throughout the country with tradesmen and architects has provided invaluable experience.
California Land Acquistions
Chris has spent the last 13 years in the media where had the opportunity to interview the CEO of the Bank of America, President of the United States three times, the Secretary of State, and many other thought leaders. Chris has a passion for business development and marketing, and was one of Tony Robbins top speakers. He played quarterback at Stanford University under coaching greats Bill Walsh and Dennis Green.