Joseph Tagliola, Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Tagliola has more than 33 years of experience in the retail real estate and mixed-use industry with a strong background in developing, redeveloping, and leasing over 35 million square feet in over 50 retail and mixed-use projects. He founded Collarmele Partners, served as Executive Director of QIC US, President of QIC US Properties, President of Retail and Office for Turnberry Associates and was Senior Executive Vice President for Westfield Corporation, Inc., where he directed all leasing activity and development pre-planning for 85 million square feet of assets valued at $18 billion and $1.5 billion of development.
Neil Swartz, Chairman
Mr. Swartz combines extensive entrepreneurial and capital recruitment experience to provide companies with uniquely effective funding options. His range of expertise includes a wide array of financing, deal structuring, and exit strategy assignment. he co-founded MediXall Group, Inc., leading the teams that developed the company and took it public. He previously led development for Continental Rail, LLC, which owns and manages shortline and regional railroads, and served as Managing Director of Sunbelt South East Florida, LLX, a Business Brokerage of Mergers and Acquisitions firm with 350 offices worldwide. Mr. Swartz is CPA and received a BS degree from Northeastern University in accounting. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Timothy Hart, Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Hart has over thirty years of broad-spectrum accounting and finance experience, including 10 years with KPMG, one of the world’s largest international public accounting firms. Mr. Hart co-founded TBG Holdings with Neil Swarts in 2011. His expertise in dealing with SEC and other regulatory matters, such as initial and secondary public offerings, private placements, formulating responses to various SEC inquiries, compliance with SEC reporting requirements (Forms 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K), dealing with banks, private investors and investment bankers in obtaining debt and/or equity financing, make Mr. Hart and R3 Accounting key partners in taking companies like Collarmele Holdings, Inc. public.
Mr. Hart holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accountancy, Economics and Business Administration from Thomas More College, and has been a certified public accountant since 1984.
Dr. Steven Gass, Advisor
Dr. Gass is the Chief Executive Officer of CoreChoice is the largest specialty network for radiology, neurodiagnostic studies, and interventional pain management. He is formerly the President of AllRad Direct, a radiology network devoted to the workers’ compensation sector. Dr. Gass was in private practice for 14 years prior to his move into the PPO network business for radiology services in 1994. He has also been a consultant to the justice department on matters concerning medical services.
Benjamin Frosch, Advisor
Mr. Frosch built Frosch medical Compliance, Inc. into a leading firm that provides services designed to assist physicians and other healthcare providers in understanding and complying with the increasingly complex healthcare industry. With over 75 years of collective healthcare industry experience, his firm has developed a wide range of expertise in assisting physicians and other healthcare providers in a variety of areas. Mr. Frosch has ongoing long-term relationships with faculty practice plans and other healthcare providers.
Previously Mr. Frosch served as the Senior Hearing Officer for Medicare Part B program in South Florida for approximately four years. Since that time, Mr. Frosch has leveraged his experience serving for medicare Part B to represent over 2,500 physicians and other healthcare providers involved in these Medicare proceedings. Mr. Frosch also lectures to groups of physicians, practice administrators, and attorneys throughout the country on the need for healthcare fraud and abuse corporate compliance planning, future trends in the healthcare delivery system, and various reimbursement and other issues. For the past twenty years, he writes a bi-monthly column for “Florida medical Business”, a statewide newspaper that is devoted to covering healthcare issues that affect the healthcare industry in Florida.
Major General David Scott Gray, USAF, Retired, Advisor
Major General Gray has held numerous staff positions at the highest levels of the Air Force, Secretary of the Air Force and Joint Chiefs of Staff. He commanded six organizations in the Air Force to include Andrews Air Force base where he oversaw the transportation and communication for the President and Vice President of the United States as well as all Cabinet Members. A Command pilot who flew10 various aircraft for the Air Force he is a recognized leader and mentor. MGen Gray has an extensive background in working with City, State and Federal Governments. After retiring from the Air Force Gray was the Vice President of Enterprise Sustainment for Lockheed Martin.
Eric Deckinger has over 40 years of commercial real estate development experience on a national and international basis including acquisition and ground-up development of more than 30 million square feet of retail, office, hotel and mixed-use properties. Prior to becoming a partner at Collarmele Partners, he served as Vice President of Opus South, a $2.5 billion multi-disciplined Development Company where he managed project development, including planning, market analysis, entitlements, construction, financial feasibility, governmental approvals, marketing and leasing. Prior to Opus South, Mr. Deckinger was President of Leonard L. Farber Inc., a national and international commercial and retail development company his track record of excellence in project execution comes from years of hands-on experience in some of the most notable projects in the USA and Panama.
David Neuman has over 20 years of experience in the management, leasing and development of regional malls and power centers. He served as Executive Vice President of Urban Retail representing approximately 2 million square feet of retail. His responsibilities include directing and managing the development, redevelopment, leasing and specialty leasing, property management and acquisitions. Prior to Urban Retail, Mr. Neuman founded his own development company where he successfully developed retail projects in the Northeast. He was affiliated with The Pyramid Company, where he held positions of Controller and Director of Leasing.
Paula Pieroni has more than 15 years of national real estate experience and has extensive experience in lease administration, tenant construction allowance processes and business operations. She has been involved in due diligence, acquisition, leasing, and management of more than $1 Billion USD of commercial and retail estate projects in the United States and Panama.