TEAM

Experience. Talent. Passion.

Mordy Lebovics

Founder, Chief Executive Officer
Mordy has over 20 years experience in real estate development and construction. In founding ML Group, he brings his extensive background in commercial real estate and hospitality to bear in leading our multi-talented organization.

Michael Lebovics

Founder, Director of Design
Michael leads the design team and directs all design projects, drawing upon a diverse background in commercial, retail and residential design. He grew up in Los Angeles and is a graduate of Fashion Institute of Technology, New York.

Ralph Cincinelli

Vice President, Director of Operations
Ralph oversees the process for project development, management and implementation. A licensed architect, Ralph has over 40 years of experience, including management of design and construction activities for a national real estate development firm and as acting principal architect in a prominent Chicagoland architectural firm.

David Schoning

Senior Architect
David brings experience as both a licensed architect and a general contractor.  He has designed and supervised construction of a broad range projects from healthcare and commercial to single and multifamily housing.  He is a graduate of University of Illinois Urbana Champaign. 

Monika Jelska

Project Architect
Monika has an eye for quality and detail, with wide-ranging experience in the design and planning of large-scale healthcare and commercial projects in the US, Europe and Middle East.
She was born and raised in Poland and graduated from The Cracow University of Technology with a Master’s Degree in Architecture and Urban Planning.

Patty Colgan

Senior Interior Designer
Patty is a senior member of the interior design team. Having previously worked on the design team at Starbucks and Gladson Store Design group, she brings a global perspective to commercial, residential, and hospitality projects. Patty grew up in Arizona and has a B.A. from Harrington School of Design in Chicago.

Ella Krupinski

Interior Designer
Ella works on all aspects of the design process, for both commercial and residential interiors, with a trained eye for quality craftsmanship, furnishings and textiles. She received a BA in Interior Design from Chicago’s Harrington College of Design.

Kate Armbruster

Junior Interior Designer
Kate brings her passion for the built environment into every project. She received a degree in Environmental Design with an emphasis in Architecture, from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She has a hands-on approach to design from initial contact, production, final execution and beyond. Kate grew up in the northern suburbs of Chicago and thrives on creativity and an active lifestyle.

Steve Apke

Senior Director of Construction
Steve oversees and directs multiple construction projects as well as large facility capital maintenance projects. He was a second-generation general contractor prior to becoming an owners’ representative and project manager.

Moshe Fishman

Project Manager
Moshe manages multiple construction projects in both commercial and residential sectors, including scheduling, procurement, and risk management.

Bill Vose

Facilities Coordinator
Bill is a key part of our infrastructure asset management team, with particular expertise in healthcare facilities and life safety.

Rivi Kurtz

Accounting Manager
Rivi oversees the finances of the company, bringing an extensive background in real estate and construction accounting with a career specializing in this field. Born and raised in Lima, Peru, she graduated from the Universidad del Pacifico prior to moving to the United States.

Cristiana Crin

Director of Procurement
Cristiana oversees the Purchasing Department and coordinates office logistics and events. She has a degree in journalism, and traveled to the States ten years ago from the heart of Transylvania.

Mariana Glynska

Purchasing Manager
As part of our purchasing team, Mariana provides coordination, logistics and administrative support, with a background in hospitality and human resources. She earned a Masters Degree in Economics from Ternopil National University in Ukraine, and speaks 5 languages (English, Ukrainian, Russian, German and Polish).

Jaime Perez

Warehouse Manager
Jaime brings a background and expertise in logistics and freight management to our operations team. As warehouse manager, he is responsible for inbound and outbound shipments, tracking, deliveries, and installations.

Yesenia Martinez

Administrative Assistant
As our office administrator, Yesenia handles day-to-day office activities and is the friendly face at our front desk. Born in Mexico, she has lived in Chicago since the age of 5 and is fluent in English and Spanish.

Sara Loew

Accounting Assistant
Sara’s familiarity with accounting procedures and expert analytical skills makes her a key member of our accounting team. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in accounting from Hebrew Theological College.

Nicole Murray

Intern Architect
Nikki had a passion for design and architecture from an early age. Graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago, she has a major in Architecture and a minor in Urban Planning and Design. As an intern architect, she assists with construction documents and all aspects of design development. She has a degree in Art History from Santa Monica College.

Elena Pellegrino

Interior Design Intern
Elena has had a passion for Interior Design since she was a little girl playing Trading Spaces. She received her Associates Degree in Interior Design from Alfred State College in Alfred, NY and her Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Design from Villa Maria College in Buffalo, NY. As an Interior Design Intern she helps with project binders, finish schedules and finish selections.