SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): January 14, 2013
VESTIN FUND III, LLC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (702) 227-0965
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below):
Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors, Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
On January 14, 2013, Eric Bullinger resigned his position as Chief Financial officer as Vestin Realty Mortgage I, Inc., Vestin Realty Mortgage II, Inc and the equivalent of Chief Financial Officer of Vestin Fund III, LLC (hereafter referred to collectively as the “Vestin Entities”).
On January 14, 2013, the Board of Directors appointed Tracee Gress as the Chief Financial Officer of Vestin Group, the parent company of our manager. In that capacity, she will function as the equivalent of our Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Gress, 42, will also serve as the Chief Financial Officer of Vestin Realty Mortgage I, Inc. and the Chief Financial Officer of Vestin Realty Mortgage II, Inc. Vestin Realty Mortgage I, Inc., Vestin Realty Mortgage II, Inc and Vestin Fund III, LLC are referred to collectively hereafter as the “Vestin Entities”. Ms. Gress’ services are furnished to us pursuant to an accounting services agreement entered into by our manager and Strategix Solutions, LLC (“Strategix Solutions”). Strategix Solutions is managed by LL Bradford & Company (“LL Bradford”), a certified public accounting firm, and provides accounting and financial reporting services on our behalf. Ms. Gress has worked for LL Bradford for approximately 4.5 years. Ms. Gress has audited both public and non-public companies and has also served as Chief Financial Officer for various non-public companies. Ms. Gress will be compensated solely by Strategix Solutions. Ms. Gress’ responsibilities at Strategix Solutions include matters unrelated to the Vestin Entities. Strategix Solutions has an agreement with the Vestin Entities whereby Strategix Solutions receives certain compensation for the performance of accounting services for the Vestin Entities. Such accounting services include services in addition to the services to be provided by Ms. Gress.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.