Meet the Prometheus team

We’ve assembled a hand-picked team of passionate Prometheans, at your service.

Creating homes takes intention

Jackie SafierPresident

Jackie Safier

President
As president, Jackie Safier has a really primo parking space. Jackie has over 26 years of experience in property development and management (which is roughly equivalent to 150 normal years) and has been at Prometheus for 24 years. During her time behind the wheel, Prometheus has racked up more than 75 design and industry awards. Jackie is no stranger to hitting the books. She received her Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Tufts University. She also serves on the Board of Overseers for UCSF and the Board of Visitors for UC Berkeley.

John MillhamChief Investment Officer & Partner

John Millham

Chief Investment Officer & Partner
John Millham has led our acquisitions and investment strategy for over 18 years. He’s acquired more than $3 billion in real estate in the past decade, helping us grow to a whopping 13,000 apartments and nearly 1 million square feet of commercial office and retail space. John earned his bachelor’s at the University of California, Berkeley, is a licensed real estate broker in California, on the board of the National Multifamily Housing Council and a member of the Urban Land Institute. When not hunting for real estate, he likes to fish instead.

Jonathan MossExecutive Vice President & Partner, Development

Jonathan Moss

Executive Vice President & Partner, Development
If it’s land, Jon Moss can develop it. He has 25 years of industry experience, and during his 18 years with Prometheus, Jon has developed more than 70 projects. He currently oversees our $5 billion development portfolio, which is enough to make most folks go cross-eyed. But not Jon. Jon received a Master in Business Administration, Real Estate Development, and Bachelor of Science (Phi Beta Kappa) in Business Administration from the University of California, Berkeley. Moss is also a member of the Urban Land Institute.

Rick Jacobsen Chief Financial Officer

Rick Jacobsen

Chief Financial Officer
Rick Jacobsen isn’t just our chief numbers guy: He manages all our financial and corporate administrative operations, including accounting, finance, risk management, treasury, human resources, legal, IT, tax, procurement, ancillary services and training. (Try saying that 7 times fast). Rick had similar responsibilities at Archstone, where 7 vice presidents and over 160 associates reported to him. Rick earned his bachelor’s from the University of Massachusetts and Master of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Houston.

Terri Lynn CardonaSenior Vice President of Human Resources

Terri Lynn Cardona

Senior Vice President of Human Resources
Terri Lynn Cardona brings the branded “I am home” experience alive for Prometheus’s more than 500 employees. This isn’t her first rodeo, either. As director of human resources at the W Hotel in San Francisco, she was part of a team that brought the W brand experience to employees. Terri Lynn has a Master of Science in Instructional and Performance Technology from Boise State University and a Bachelor of Arts from San Jose State University. She is on the faculty for UC Berkeley's extension program, helping develop tomorrow’s human resource leaders.

Kevin WilkinsonSenior Vice President of Accounting

Kevin Wilkinson

Senior Vice President of Accounting
Kevin Wilkinson crunches our numbers, something he has 20 years of financial and accounting experience in. Prior to joining Prometheus, Kevin was the chief financial officer for Knowledge Networks, where he helped the company achieve its first profitable year and oversaw financial planning and analysis, accounts payable, accounts receivable and 11 other functions. (Kevin helped us add them up.) Kevin has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from San Jose State University. He’s also a Certified Public Accountant.

Justin HaladaSenior Vice President of Asset Management

Justin Halada

Senior Vice President of Asset Management
Justin Halada handles asset management, business intelligence and repositioning for our portfolio. That’s some pretty brainy stuff. And he has the street cred to back it up. Before joining Prometheus, Justin was a vice president with RedHill Realty Investors. In addition to overseeing its asset management team, he executed value-add business plans up and down the West Coast. Justin’s also a bobcat – the Ohio University sort. That’s where he earned a Bachelor of Science in business administration with an emphasis on finance and business law.

Dan EmersonSenior Vice President of Construction

Dan Emerson

Senior Vice President of Construction
A local guy born and raised, Daniel Emerson is no stranger to building beautiful things. Dan has 16 years of multi-family project management experience, building top-flight buildings while at Lennar, Greystar, Archstone, and BRE Properties. We’re thrilled to have Dan as part of the Prometheus family to build the next phase of our robust pipeline. When he’s not orchestrating new creations at work, he’s running after his three young boys doing their own demolition work at home. Daniel has a Bachelor of Science in Finance from California State University, Hayward.

Pat CalihanVice President of Acquisitions

Pat Calihan

Vice President of Acquisitions
Pat Calihan knows his way around dollars and cents. Since joining us in 2006, he’s been involved with 45 projects Prometheus has purchased or built, comprising over 10,700 apartments and nearly $5 billion. Pat still manages to unwind, balancing dollars and sense. He’s a member of the San Francisco Guardsmen, Olympic Club and Urban Land Institute. While earning his bachelor’s from the University of Arizona, he was a member of the men’s golf team…although he would be quick to point out that was very far down the bench and saw little playing time.

Tessa McFarlandVice President, Corporate Counsel

Tessa McFarland

Vice President, Corporate Counsel
Tessa McFarland is way more approachable than most corporate counsels, but don’t let that fool you: She has deep experience in real estate law. Prior to Prometheus, Tessa was in-house counsel at Fry’s Electronics, handling the company’s real estate, development and construction matters. She was also a partner at Folger Levin & Kahn in San Francisco, where she handled commercial litigation. Tessa graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Colorado College and earned her law degree from the University of San Francisco, where she was on the law review.

Vikien LuVice President of Technology

Vikien Lu

Vice President of Technology
When Vik Lu isn’t chasing around his two sons or playing in the latest fantasy sports league, he manages our Information Services team. That includes all our network, helpdesk, telecommunications and property management software needs. Vik has 18 years of industry experience and came to us from BRE Properties, where he was director of network operations. He received his bachelor’s from the University of California, Davis and a Master of Science in Business Administration in Management Information Systems from San Francisco State University.

Kellie MeierVice President of Operations

Kellie Meier

Vice President of Operations
As a child, Kellie Meier dreamed of fame as a singer. Luckily for us, her music teacher passed her up for a lead role in the school musical, so she decided to take her career in a different direction. Kellie lives and breathes Prometheus, her career home for 25 years. During her time with the company, she has worked her way up from general manager to vice president of operations. When she’s not overseeing our growing portfolio of 13,000+ apartment homes, she’s at the barn visiting her horses (Lola, Halle, Elliott and Paisley).

Dave KrasowskiVice President of Construction

Dave Krasowski

Vice President of Construction
At 6’8”, Dave Krasowski towers over most of us. With such an elevated perspective, it’s fitting that he has helped build some of our most ambitious projects, like the 549-unit Hearth in Santa Clara. Previously, Dave worked at Classic Communities, overseeing construction on condominiums, townhomes and single-family homes. Dave received a bachelor’s from the University of California, Santa Cruz. In his spare time, he enjoys getting more down to earth and growing orchids.

Eron KosmowskiVice President of Finance

Eron Kosmowski

Vice President of Finance
Eron Kosmowski is a Wildcat, a Michiganian and the kind of person you want watching your retirement fund. That’s why we’ve had him keep an eye on our funds for the past 13 years. And in that time, he’s financed more than $4.5 billion. Not quite chump change. Eron currently handles long and short-term financial strategies, property tax appeals, corporate cash flow, and cash management. Eron earned a degree in Economics from Northwestern University, where he was also a member of the varsity football squad. Go Wildcats!

Amy MarshallVice President of Experience Design

Amy Marshall

Vice President of Experience Design
A West Coaster finally returning home, Amy Marshall has deep experience in the art of hospitality and experience design – and how to bring those crafts to property management. She received her bachelor’s from Seattle Pacific University and began her career at Westin Hotels & Resorts in Seattle, then spent the next 13 years at the newly formed Starwood Hotels & Resorts in New York. Amy is a passionate supporter of artists and design and has volunteered as a Citizen Teacher in Harlem. After many years of apartment living in Brooklyn, Amy is well-poised to bring “I Am Home” to life at Prometheus.

Anthony DeShawVice President of Facilities and Maintenance

Anthony DeShaw

Vice President of Facilities and Maintenance
Tony DeShaw is a handy guy. He was a jet engine mechanic with the U.S. Navy, is certified to use nearly every type of construction equipment at Prometheus and enjoys flying remote-controlled helicopters. He’s good with his brain, too. As a Prometheus maintenance supervisor in 2005, his work on the renovations at our Orchard Glen Neighborhood helped lay the groundwork for our current renovation program. His responsibilities have grown considerably since then, and today, he oversees the capital and renovation work for all our Neighborhoods.