Paul M. Galvin
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Paul M. Galvin was appointed as a director and the Company's Chief Executive Officer upon consummation of the reverse merger among CDSI Holdings Inc., CDSI Merger Sub, Inc., SG Blocks, and certain stockholders of SG Blocks on November 4, 2011 (the "Merger"). Mr. Galvin is a founder of SGBlocks, LLC, the predecessor entity of SGB. He has served as the Chief Executive Officer of SGB and its predecessor entity since April 2009 and as a director of such since January 2007. Mr. Galvin has been a managing member of TAG Partners, LLC ("TAG"), an investment partnership formed for the purpose of investing in SGB, since October 2007. Mr. Galvin brings over 20 years of experience developing and managing real estate, including residential condominiums, luxury sales, and market rate and affordable rental projects. Prior to his involvement in real estate, he founded a non-profit organization that focused on public health, housing, and child survival, where he served for over a decade in a leadership position. During that period, Mr. Galvin designed, developed, and managed emergency food and shelter programs through New York City's Human Resources Administration and other federal and state entities. From November 2005 to June 2007, Mr. Galvin was Chief Operating Officer of a subsidiary of Yucaipa Investments, where he worked with religious institutions that needed to monetize underperforming assets. While there, he designed and managed systems that produced highest and best use analyses for hundreds of religious assets and used them to acquire and re-develop properties across the U.S. Mr. Galvin holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from LeMoyne College and a Master's Degree in Social Policy from Fordham University. He was formerly an adjunct professor at Fordham University's Graduate School of Welfare. Mr. Galvin previously served for 10 years on the Sisters of Charity Healthcare System Advisory Board and six years on the board of directors of SentiCare, Inc. In 2011, the Council of Churches of New York recognized Mr. Galvin with an Outstanding Business Leadership Award. Mr. Galvin's pertinent experience, qualifications, attributes, and skills include his managerial experience and the knowledge and experience he has attained in the real estate industry.
Chief Technology Officer
Stevan Armstrong was appointed as the Company's President and Chief Operating Officer upon consummation of the Merger on November 4, 2011. Mr. Armstrong served as a director of the Company from November 4, 2011 until July 1, 2016. Mr. Armstrong is a founder of SGBlocks, LLC. Mr. Armstrong has served as the President and Chief Operating Officer of SGB and its predecessor entity since April 2009 and as a director of SGB and its predecessor entity since January 2007. From 2003 until fully phasing out in March 2010, he was a minority partner (owner) and Chief Construction Officer for Stratford Companies, a large senior housing development group, where he had complete responsibility for all engineering, design construction, and commissioning of over $250,000,000 of facilities over a three-year period. Prior to that, he was the Executive Vice President for Operations of Hospital Affiliates Development Corp., a proprietary health care company specializing in the development of healthcare and senior care projects both domestically and internationally. Mr. Armstrong managed the design and construction of healthcare and elderly care housing projects in 40 states and 16 foreign countries with overall responsibility for operations. His background includes structural design engineering for large-scale healthcare projects, project scheduling, and management of development of construction budgets. He spent much of his early career working on-site as a field engineer and construction specialist. Mr. Armstrong served 30 years on active and reserve duty as a Civil Engineering Corps Officer for the U.S. Navy, retiring as Assistant Chief of Staff for Operations for the Atlantic Seabees (Navy Construction Battalions) both Active and Reserve based out of Norfolk, Virginia, with 8,000 engineering and construction troops reporting to headquarters. Mr. Armstrong was responsible for their operations both in the U.S. and worldwide. Mr. Armstrong holds a Bachelor of Architectural Engineering from Pennsylvania State University and a Master's in Engineering from George Washington University. Mr. Armstrong brings extensive design, construction, and engineering expertise to the Company and his pertinent experience, qualifications, attributes, and skills include real estate and development expertise.
President and Chief Financial Officer
Mahesh Shetty was appointed as a director of the Company on July 1, 2016 by HCI and as Chief Financial Officer on July 29, 2016. From December 2015 to December 2016, Mr. Shetty served as the Chief Restructuring Officer and Chief Financial Officer for PFO Global, Inc., an innovative manufacturer and commercial provider of advanced prescription lenses. From 2008 to 2015, Mr. Shetty served as the Partner, Chief Operating Officer, and Chief Financial Officer at Encore Enterprises, a private equity real estate firm with over $750 million in assets. He had management oversight and responsibility for all of Encore Enterprise's finance, risk management, human resources, and technology. Prior to joining Encore Enterprises, Mr. Shetty was the Chief Financial Officer of North American Technologies Group, Inc., a Nasdaq-listed manufacturing company focused on the transportation industry. Mr. Shetty began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and has served in executive finance and operational leadership roles with Fortune 500 and mid-size private and public companies in the manufacturing, technology, and service industries. He earned a bachelor's degree majoring in banking, economics, and accounting and a French minor from Osmania University, India and received his Master of Business Administration, summa cum laude, from the University of Texas at Dallas. He is a Certified Public Accountant ("CPA"), a Certified Information Technology Professional, a Chartered Global Management Accountant, and a Chartered Accountant. Mr. Shetty serves on the board and is the treasurer of Mothers Against Drunk Driving, serves on the Board of Financial Executives International, Dallas Chapter, the largest chapter in the U.S., and as chairman of the U.S. India Chamber of Commerce DFW. He also serves on the board of ABT Holdings (OTC Pink: ABOT), a U.S.-based holding company headquartered in Pasadena, California, on the board of EZlytix, a private cloud based business intelligence software company, and on the board of BIG Logistics, a private logistics company. Mr. Shetty's pertinent experience, qualifications, attributes, and skills include expertise in finance, strategy, technology, and operations.
Vice President of Operations
Scott Hill brings 30 years of experience in all aspects of the construction industry, including recent modular construction projects, to SG Blocks. He has overseen all elements of the industry including architectural design, facilities management and construction management.
Prior to his current role, Scott was Preconstruction Manager at Bravo Builders, LLC. Previously, he was Director of Pre-Construction Services at The Rinaldi Group. He was also formerly Principal at Barton Hills Construction Management, Senior Project Manager at O&S Associates, Inc. and Principal at Middleton Construction Management. He also held other positions in the industry at Simone Development Company, HRH Construction, Bovis Lend Lease, J.A. Jones-GMO and SL Green Real Estate. He has experience working on projects in the U.S., Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Puerto Rico, Argentina and Mexico, among others.
Scott holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the City College School of Architecture and Environmental Studies and a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the City College of New York. He is a registered architect in New York and Texas.