Fortis

Our team

Alex Taranu

Managing Director

Thirty years experience in Real Estate Development, Financial Engineering, and Structuring, in RE Merchant Banking, Multi-Currency Financing, Risk, and Portfolio Management. Alex Taranu holds an MBA from the University of Miami and a BA in Financial Economics from Florida International University.

George Panarites

Managing Director of Construction

Forty years experience in RE Development, RE Merchant Banking, Deal Structuring, Financial Syndication, and Management. George Panarites holds an MBA from Harvard College and a BA in Finance from NYU.

Ben Matteucci

Senior Vice President of Marketing & Sales

Ben is the co-founder and CEO of ZIMA “a cutting edge marketing agency”. Growing up in Seattle, Ben developed a strong affinity towards technology and has applied that into the marketing strategy and leadership ZIMA provides for their clients. Ben started his career in door-to-door sales and financial planning before starting ZIMA in 2015. In 2020 Ben was Awarded The 30 under 30 award for his Success with Innovative Marketing Strategies. Ben has a passion for developing strong and meaningful relationships and strives to help his clients leverage online platforms and groundbreaking technology to drive meaningful engagements and sales

Brennan Zielinski

Chief Technology Officer

As the co-founder and President of ZIMA, a digital marketing firm based in Seattle & Miami, Brennan has spent his career creating innovative solutions to streamline business processes & drive high-impact growth by leveraging cutting-edge technology. Brennan was awarded the 30 Under 30 award in 2021 for his entrepreneurial achievements and continues to identify & implement new technologies that enhance business.

Luciano Pascu

Managing Director

Luciano has over thirty years of executive experience in real estate development, Engineering, Construction, Gaming, Entertainment, and Hospitality. Mr. Pascu holds a Masters's in Engineering from the University of Bucharest.

Ertan Bayer

Managing Director

Thirty-five years experience in Executive Management, Finance, Engineering, and Marketing and Business Development. Ertan Bayar holds an Engineering degree from the University of Munich and a Masters's in Economics from the London School of Economics.

JJ Haberkorn

President of Environmental Development

JJ has over thirty-five years of experience in architecture, urban and regional planning, designing, and construction project management including sustainability of construction materials and systems. South American Ambassador for the International Energy Green Council, Mr. Haberkorn has a BA in Architecture and a Masters Degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Florida.

Devin Longmore

Senior Vice President of Business Development

Devin is a lifetime Entrepreneur that has created and developed businesses across many industry sectors for the last 35 years. In the last 14 years, Devin has been a Managing Partner & Director of Operations for a Sustainable company in the textiles and overstock industry. Being a successful Certified Appraiser brings hands-on knowledge during the pre-development process in land and property valuation.

Mr. Bogdan (Bob) Marinkovich

Senior Vice President

Mr. Marinkovich is Civil Engineer who graduated from the Universidad de Carabobo in Valencia, Venezuela with a Master's in Civil and Computer Engineering. Bob has twenty-five years of experience in engineering, project design and developments, BIM, optimal building operation systems, and computer networks.

Dragos Carp

Vice-President

Ten years experience in Light Gauge Steel construction, and all adjacent innovative solutions. Mr. Carp's expertise spans from the procurement of LGS SYstems to the operation of the manufacturing facility to the complete installation at the construction site. Dragos Carp is a Masters graduate in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Bucharest

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