Matt’s Promise is dedicated to making a difference
in the lives of young people affected by terminal illnesses.
Our cornerstone project is to find a cure for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD).

Matt’s Promise is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of young people affected by terminal illnesses.
Our cornerstone project is to find a cure for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD).

Leadership & Staff

Officers

Randy Reiff | President

randyreiff_bigMr. Reiff joined FirstKey Lending as Chief Executive Officer in October 2013. Previously, he headed the global CMBS and Commercial Mortgage Finance business for Macquarie Group’s Fixed Income Division and served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Spartan Real Estate Capital, LLC, an opportunistic commercial real estate mortgage/CMBS investment and advisory company.

In July 2010, Mr. Reiff and his team at Spartan were folded into Macquarie in order to launch the firm’s foray into the commercial mortgage arena. Before launching Spartan in 2009, Mr. Reiff headed the Global Commercial Mortgage business for J.P. Morgan, overseeing all Commercial Mortgage/CMBS origination and trading activities. Mr. Reiff assumed these responsibilities in 2008 following J.P. Morgan’s acquisition of Bear Stearns, where he was a Senior Managing Director and global co-head of the Commercial Real Estate Finance/CMBS group.

Prior to joining Bear Stearns, Mr. Reiff was employed by Citicorp Securities’ secondary mortgage finance division, where he was responsible for distressed asset management and trading. Mr. Reiff holds a B.A. from New York University.

Jennifer Wiederkehr | Vice President

Jennifer-WiederkehrI am so proud to be a part of Matt’s Promise and the work we do each day to raise awareness and support for children living with fatal diseases. Lilly and Mia, my daughters with Matt, are now 13 and 11, busy with dance and gymnastics. Every now and then, when Lilly breaks into a song or laughs a certain way, it is as if Matt is in the room with us. Mia, who was only 1 when Matt passed away, loves to look at the pictures of the two of them.

I feel so lucky now to be remarried to David, and to have a wonderful blended family with both the girls and my two amazing stepsons, Justin and Brandon. Justin and Brandon love being active members of the Matt’s Promise organization, running an annual high school Charley’s Fund basketball tournament.

Recently, I have gone back to my retail roots, opening 2 Red Mango franchises in my hometown of Millburn and the neighboring town of Summit. Working again has been extremely rewarding as it keeps me motivated, close to the community and inspired.

Advisory Board

  • Nancy Levy
  • Spencer Spinnell
  • Evan Wiederkehr
  • Tim Armstrong
  • Lauren Wiesenthal
  • Lauren Wechsler Horn