Our Team

Team members at Corporate Strategies are known for their experience, leadership and field expertise. Combined, our team has over 150 years of commercial real estate and business funding experience, completing acquisitions, development and consulting transactions, estimated in excess of $2 Billion.
Tim Connolly
CEO, Founder

Tim Connolly – Founder and CEO of Corporate Strategies, LLC. Corporate Strategies businesses include commercial real estate acquisition, development and sales, energy, pipeline maintenance, technology, software development, defense electronics manufacturing, manufacturing and international distribution of nutritional products, mobile device application development and other market segments, domestically and internationally. Our team has completed over $2 billion in transactions as principal, broker or adviser to banks, hedge funds, and investment partnerships both domestically and overseas.

Jan Carson
VP, Marketing 

Jan Carson – Jan led the design and implementation of Corporate Strategies' successful VIP Card Member loyalty program for a well-known Houston based family-owned Mexican restaurant group. Jan possesses a deep knowledge of marketing and broadcast media, with more than 25 years of experience as a TV News anchor and reporter, radio talk show host, magazine columnist and successful community fundraiser. Her innovative fundraising campaigns on behalf of Baylor College of Medicine, The American Heart Association and the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation, among many others, generated millions of dollars and earned Jan numerous civic awards.

bank forbearance negotiation, business development services, asset based lending and asset purchases, commercial real estate bridge and term loans, bank rejected commercial real estate loans funded
Fred Zeidman
Chairman of the Board


Fred Zeidman -- has been a valuable member of the Corporate Strategies team for over twenty years, as a board member, advisor and principal in numerous Corporate Strategies transactions in the USA, Canada and the European Union. He is Chairman of Gordian Group in New York. Over the course of his distinguished 45-year career, Mr. Zeidman has been involved in numerous high-profile workouts, restructurings and reorganizations.  He was former CEO, President and Chairman of Seitel, Inc., a Houston-based provider where he was instrumental in the successful turnaround and sale of the Company assets. He most recently served as Chief Restructuring Officer of Transmeridian Exploration, Inc. and Bankruptcy Trustee of AremisSoft Corp.

Manny Mondragon

Manny Mondragon – has over 20 years of experience in corporate finance. He is a strategically focused, results-oriented team member with extensive experience in the capital markets, specifically, the energy sector. Over 15 years of C-suite experience at both private and publicly traded companies. Extensive experience raising public (including IPOs) and private equity and debt, as well as mergers and acquisitions; executed $4.0+ billion in capital markets and merger and acquisition transactions.  Manuel Mondragon currently serves as Chief Financial Officer.