team

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.

Mike oversees the day to day operations of the firm from project development through implementation. As a licensed architect, experienced construction manager, and development consultant, his multidisciplinary background provides a lens to align operations with strategic goals. Before joining ML Group in Chicago, Mike lived and worked in Honolulu, Hong Kong, and Los Angeles. He has a Master of Science in Real Estate Development from Columbia University in the City of New York.

Mike leads our finance and accounting team with a focus on internal control and continuous improvement, as well as providing financial insight and guidance to stakeholders. Previously, he has held financial leadership positions with general contractor and subcontractor firms. Mike is a CPA and graduated from Loyola University Chicago.

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.

Yesenia has a proven track record in developing and implementing strategies to support the organization’s recruitment, employee retention, and human resources needs. She has built strong relationships with stakeholders, employees, and management to drive organizational success and is passionate about creating a positive, inclusive workplace culture that values diversity and encourages professional growth.

As the Director of the Purchasing team, Mariana is responsible for managing every aspect of the FF&E Purchasing process including the specification and vendor review process, establishing procurement strategy, working with budgets and design schedules and coordinating logistics. She works closely with interior designers, architects, project managers and analysts. Mariana has a background in hospitality and sales. Mariana grew up in Ukraine and earned a Masters Degree in International Economics from Ternopil National University. She speaks 4 languages (English, Ukrainian, German and Polish).

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.

Matt leads construction project teams in high-rise residential and healthcare sectors, as well as our safety program. His experience with scheduling, cost controls, procurement, safety controls, and subcontractor management plays a key role in the successful execution of projects. Matt graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Madison with a degree in Construction Management, and has OSHA 10 and 30 Hour certifications.

With an extensive 30 background in broad areas of Architecture and Design Management, Construction Management, Real Estate Management and Development, and Multisite Program Management, Howard works closely with Asset Managers to strategically plan and manager their capital projects. Howard is a licensed Architect and LEED Professional. He obtained his Masters Degree in Architecture from the University of Illinois Chicago and a BA in Economics from Lawrence University in Appleton, WI.

Meghan is focused on growing our client base and marketing our services into new territories. Her approach is to cultivate new client partnerships and establish programable best practices ultimately resulting in significant cost saving from Design through Procurement. Meghan has a long history of working with partners to establish line-item construction savings on larger scale national ground up development work. Meghan is a registered Interior Designer who has enjoyed leadership positions in Marketing, Construction, Procurement and Strategic New Business throughout her career.

Faisal has over 20 years of hospitality and healthcare experience managing branded and boutique hotels. He has successfully implemented facilities management programs and utilized codes and standards to create a survey-ready approach. Faisal is focused on providing a safe and compliant environment to bring positive outcomes for patients and provide the best experiences. Faisal is also licensed and certified in HVAC and boilers operation and maintenance.

Tristan leads the architecture design team. With over 20 years of continuous architectural and interior design experience within the hospitality, restaurant, and office sectors, he brings nationwide understanding in creating profitable hospitality concepts and has been responsible for the building of strong relationships between clients, contractors, and consultants. Tristan is a multi-state licensed architect who is a American Institute of Architects (AIA) member, is registered with the National Council of Architectural Registration Board (NCARB) and is a Self-Certified Architect with the City of Chicago. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture at Ball State University.

Jeremiah is a talented architect with 20 years of experience in architecture and construction.
Specializing in multi-family and senior living projects around the country over his career, he has established relationships within the design and construction teams to choreograph successful major projects. In addition, he is known for his leadership and mentoring of teammates.
Jeremiah is a licensed architect in Illinois and California. He earned his Bachelor of Architecture at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.

John is an Architect from the Philippines with 13 years of working experience in Architecture and Interior design. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Architecture at Mapua Institute of Technology, licensed by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) and a member of United Architects of the Philippines (UAP). Reinforced his profession for 11 years in Singapore and collaborated on multiple residential, industrial, and large-scale commercial projects such as “Jewel” and “Changi Airport Terminal 4”. Well-versed in space planning and have an edge on solving exterior facades using modern software and rendering engines for best visualization.

Cuong is an Architectural Designer with over 19 years of experience in Life Science and Healthcare.  The depth of projects includes new constructions, additions, and renovations, meeting national criteria, as many were located out of state.  Cuong’s focus has been on meeting the architectural needs of the projects from planning coordination, exterior building detailing, and construction administration.  He earned his Bachelor of Science and Master of Architecture from UW – Milwaukee, and U of MN – Twin Cities.

Pablo is a senior member of the interiors design team. Having held a senior designer role in numerous national design firms, Pablo brings an open, fresh contemporary approach to all types of design, from commercial to hospitality, developing concepts and making sure the design details are executed with integrity, the vision of the client and designer need to come together in unison. Pablo’s other passion is managing a project from concept to construction while guiding the client through the design and documentation process, then onto the construction, making for a wonderful choreography of events.

Brianna is enthusiastic about all aspects of interior design. As part of the design team, she guides the design process with her team in addition to engaging in client relations. She graduated from the University of Missouri – Columbia with a BS HES in Architectural Studies with an emphasis in Interior Design.

Judie-Lynn is an interior designer from Paris, France. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Interior Design at EMPC La Ruche and then a master’s degree in Public Interest Design at Lycée Adolphe Chérioux. She previously worked in a French multi-disciplinary design studio, where she gained considerable experience working on various projects, from custom millwork to urban studies. As part of the design team, Judie-Lynn enjoys using design as a tool to create spaces that provide meaningful experiences to its users.

 

With a degree in Environmental Design and Architecture from the University of Colorado at Boulder, Kate brings a holistic approach to design. She knows the entire process, from initial concept design to architectural drawings and final installation. Kate is passionate about creating well-designed, functional spaces to enhance the user’s environment. Her project portfolio demonstrates this and the incredible attention to detail she puts into each piece of her work.

As a Design Assistant, Kiara is responsible for maintaining the sample library and assisting our design team with a wide range of tasks. Kiara recently graduated Pritzker College Prep High School with High Honor Rolls and has now started her journey at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Robin brings a lifetime of passion and creativity to her internship at ML. She is currently earning her AAS in Interior Design at Harper College and developing her scope of experience at ML, working on specifications, design synthesis, and customer care. Robin is passionate about universal design, architectural history, and textile art.

As Design Assistant, Kaila helps manage the design library, and assists the design team with various projects. Kaila has a background in website design, and is currently working towards a degree in Interior Architecture at Columbia College Chicago.

As part of the construction management team, Jacob is responsible for coordinating project activities to ensure cost, schedule, document control and quality standards are met. Passionate about building, he is the 3rd generation of his family to be involved in construction-related work. He graduated from Illinois State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Finance.

Intrigued with real estate development from a young age, Ravindra is passionate about construction, feasibility analysis, financing, marketing, and sales strategy. With experience in construction operations working in fast-paced environments with multiple deliverables, he strives to grow, broaden his knowledge and gain experience within the real estate development and construction industry. Ravindra received his Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Ramaiah Institute of Technology, India and a Master’s degree in Construction Engineering and Management with Business Administration from Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago.

Adrian brings a decade-long track record in project management across diverse sectors, with a specialized focus in healthcare. He takes pride in delivering superior construction projects, prioritizing excellence, and safety. Adrian is a graduate of Western Illinois University, holding a Bachelor of Science degree.

Rad completed his undergraduate degree in Architecture at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and a Masters of Architecture at SCI_Arc in Los Angeles. He has assisted with high profile installations for the Chicago Architecture Biannual, and Biometric Mirror commissioned by NXT Museum, Netherlands with body architect Lucy McRae. Rad enjoys solving design challenges with both physical and virtual tools through the use of cutting edge software as well as tangible craft.

Moshe’s long-time interest in architecture and construction led him to ML Group. As an Assistant Project Manager, he focuses primarily on ML’s commercial projects in the healthcare sector. With strong communication and an eye for detail, Moshe ensures that projects are being completed in a meticulous and efficient way.

Ravi is part of the ML field team. Passionate about digital trends in the AEC industry, he graduated with a master’s degree in Construction Management from the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign. He has more than two years of field experience managing ground-up construction.

Piotr is a resourceful and solution-oriented superintendent with over ten years of experience in construction. He’s committed to on-time project completion and cost-effective budgeting skills he gained in his previous career in the beer production industry. Piotr is passionate about industrial, commercial, and residential construction. Born in Poland, he speaks Polish and English.

Piotr graduated from Academy of Physical Education in Cracow with master degree in Tourism. Born in Poland, Piotr came to United States in 2012 and got right into construction business, managing historic and masonry restoration projects in Chicago, Houston and Memphis. Fluent in Polish and English.

David Woodard has impressive track record spanning over 30 years in the construction industry, he brings a wealth of experience to the table. He has excelled as a Senior Superintendent on numerous ground-up projects, specializing in Airport, Transportation, Retail, Medical, and Commercial ventures. David’s expertise extends to LEED projects, where he has made significant contributions. He holds certifications as a LEED AP and possesses OSHA 30 Certification, solidifying his commitment to excellence and safety in every endeavor.

With a background in property management and construction, Aryeh works closely with maintenance and staff to ensure excellence in completion standards. Aryeh utilizing planning and communication, ensuring projects are effectively completed in a timely and professional manner.

Ignacio bring ample experience in warehouse management, shipment, and installations to his role as field coordinator. He leverages his expertise in logistics and planning to continually provide efficiencies to our team.

Carlos brings twenty – two years of experience as a supervisor, global logistics coordinator, and commercial and domestic sales representative to his role as Warehouse manager. Born in Colombia before migrating to the United States at a young age, he is fluent in Spanish and English.

Juan Garcia graduated from Morton College with an associate degree in science. Juan has over six years of experience in inventory management and logistics as a Merchandiser and sales representative, and over ten years in customer service and sales. In his free time, Juan enjoys playing soccer and disc golf.

David brings seven years of hands-on experience in the warehouse field. His expertise lies in shipping, receiving operations and material handling. Outside of the warehouse, David is a true sports enthusiast with a particular passion for baseball. This passion for the game has not only taught him the value of teamwork and discipline, but it has also inspired him to take on the role of coaching a girls’ softball team in his free time.

Shannon assists in financial planning and maintains the company’s financial records as Senior Accountant. Before joining ML Group, Shannon worked in public accounting, providing tax and accounting guidance to a broad client base. Shannon is a licensed CPA in Illinois and earned her Bachelor of Science in Accountancy and Master of Accounting Science from Northern Illinois University.

 

As part of the accounting team, Leora manages accounts payable and implements key accounting support tasks. With over 10 years of experience, Leora brings a wide range of knowledge to her role as ML Group’s Accounts Payable Coordinator.

As a Project Analyst, Angela is responsible for project estimating and budgeting, monthly reports and payment application billing. With extensive experience in the construction sector, she brings a detail-oriented and informed approach to her work. In her free time, she enjoys baking and creating new recipes.

As a purchasing manager, Aysha is a target-driven individual with over four years of procurement experience. Her key responsibilities include negotiating, researching, and procuring quality products and having strong communication skills and other managerial procurement tasks. Additionally, she oversees the liaise between suppliers, manufacturers, and internal departments. Aysha is a graduate of Fashion Design and Technology from India; and later found her interest in business and now has her Associates degree in Business Accounting. She’s currently pursuing her bachelor’s degree in Business-Operations and Supply Chain from Governor State University. Besides studying enjoys traveling, crafting, and adventure activities.

Li has an extensive background in the hospitality industry and the multi-family housing sector. With a combined history in the industries of over 20 years, Li brings a wealth of knowledge from the sector to ML Group. In addition, Li graduated from the Illinois Institute of Art with an associate degree in Animation. He enjoys Poker, hiking with our office dog Neville, and playing disc golf in his free time.

Geraldine brings extensive expertise in communications support within the healthcare and finance sectors. As an Administrative Assistant, she excels in cultivating positive stakeholder relations, fostering continuous business growth. Having completed her studies in Canada, she holds a bachelor’s degree in media production from Ryerson University (now Toronto Metropolitan University) and a postgraduate certificate in Public Relations from Humber College. Fluent in English and Tagalog, she is presently dedicating her free time to mastering the Spanish language while enjoying reading and cooking with her partner.

Madison brings her expertise as an Administrative Assistant, specializing in front desk operations. With five years of experience in Office Management and Administration. Originally from rural Michigan, she made the bold move to Chicago in 2019, embracing the vibrant city life. Madison holds an Associate of Arts Degree, complemented by her educational background in AIMC and DMA, making her an asset to our team.