Gonzalo has over 20 years of experience in world-class manufacturing. He has a wealth of global expertise in designing, leading, and ramping up large-scale manufacturing solutions, has led multi-cultural teams for greenfield and M&A projects and possesses a vast knowledge of the automotive, consumer electronics, telecom, healthcare and semiconductor industries.
Before joining iBUILT, Gonzalo was a Senior Director of Manufacturing Engineering at Tesla, where he led the engineering team's manufacturing of Tesla's battery pack. He was involved in the ramp up of the M3 and MY and drove automation solutions that optimized the overall manufacturing process and yielded millions of dollars in operational cost savings.
Prior to Tesla, Gonzalo was VP of Operations and Engineering at Jabil, where he was responsible for a $2.3 billion P&L and 15,000 employees. He also led the automation and standardization processes, as well as managed Jabil's client relationships with Apple and GoPro.
Kaz has been designing and building robotic automation, hard automation, industrial machines, large machine tools, tools and dies, fixtures, and test facilities for over 40 years. He holds patents in the U.S. and Europe, has been responsible for multi-billion-dollar budgets, and has managed teams numbering in the thousands. Kaz has extensive international experience and has held executive leadership roles in the automotive, aerospace, defense, chemical and office furniture industries. He has built hundreds of production and maintenance facilities around the world, many of which involved innovative solutions for complex manufacturing challenges.
Kaz is fluent in several robot, PLC, OPC, and industrial machine languages, many programming languages, 2D and 3D CAD design, and FEA, DFMA, and VAVE, technologies. Kaz holds a French Baccalaureate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering.
Chief Information Officer
Nicholas is a cybersecurity expert with over 15 years of management and IT expertise protecting the integrity of hardware, software, and data. Through his own firm, he guided a multidisciplinary team of security and IT specialists, who supported clients in industries ranging from healthcare, law, insurance, government, capital management, and the nonprofit space for a decade. Through this company, Nicholas developed and sold solutions which his firm is still the only service provider of in the world.
Nicholas has frequently been a technical advisor, assisting private equity and venture capital firms around the world with due diligence on high-profile transactions. He also has a partnership with the Department of Homeland Security, United States Secret Service and is part of their Electronic Crimes Task Force.
With a business management proficiency from Harvard Business School, Nicholas now applies his capabilities to ameliorate, optimize and fortify iBUILT Group’s digital assets
Chief Operating Officer
Brett has over 20 years of experience managing existing businesses, startups, teams, and client relationships. He has global client experience with wide range of organizations, including many Fortune 500 companies in the automotive banking, biotechnology, higher education, financial services, government, healthcare, hospitality, manufacturing, medical device, military, pharmaceutical, real estate, retail, service, and technology market sectors.
Brett is a subject matter expert in development, financing, design, and construction; a LEED Accredited Professional; a member of the Urban Land Institute; a 15-year Environmental Leadership Program Fellow; a member of the U.S. Green Building Council; and a Habitat for Humanity Board Member. Brett’s industry awards include the Top 15 Stars to Watch in National Student Housing and the Business Review Top 40 Under 40. Brett holds an undergraduate degree in Journalism and an MBA from Drexel University’s Lebow College of Business.
Joe has 40 years of industry experience and is considered an expert in the fields of construction management and estimating. phase. His work has taken him across the county from New York to California, Iowa, Texas, Florida, Indiana, Illinois, New Hampshire and Maine. His project values have ranged from small tenant fit ups to $150 million hospitals and clinical facilities.
Joe has worked with many highly respected clients including Kaiser Permanente, US Department of Energy, Stanford University, Army Corps of Engineers, Somerset CPA’s and Advisors, and the Department of Transportation and Office of General Services of New York State. He also serves as a Committee Advisory member and teaches in the Civil Technology curriculum at his alma mater, Hudson Valley Community College (HVCC) in Troy, NY. After HVCC. Joe completed his baccalaureate studies at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.
Chief Technology Officer
Danil is a designer, educator, and entrepreneur creating technology to transform the building industry. Trained as an architect, he has expertise across a diverse set of fields including professional practice, research, and software development.
Danil graduated with honors from Columbia University in New York City with master’s degrees in both Architecture and Urban Planning. He spent five years as Principal Research Scientist at Autodesk, where he led research projects focused on the intersection of design and artificial intelligence, as well as consulting projects with companies across a wide range of industries including automotive, aerospace, building construction, and civil engineering.
Danil teaches architecture and technology at Columbia University and Pratt Institute in New York. As iBUILT’s CTO, he oversees the development of ground-breaking technologies to change the way buildings are designed, constructed, and operated.
Chief Marketing Officer
Melissa has over 30 years of experience leading transformational B2B and B2C branding and integrated marketing initiatives that strengthen customer engagement, drive growth and build shareholder value. She has an expansive breadth of expertise across branding and marketing disciplines including customer experience optimization, brand, digital and marketing strategy, and integrated marketing communications.
Melissa has held leadership positions at FutureBrand, BrainReserve, and most notably, spent 12 years at Interbrand, where she played an integral role building the firm into a leading global brand consultancy. She has also led corporate marketing and branding for fintech innovator, First Data. Melissa has advised numerous global leaders including General Motors, Honda, IBM, UPS, P&G, The Coca-Cola Company, AT&T, Nike, American Express, J&J, and United Way. She graduated summa cum laude with a BA in Economics from University of Maryland and holds an MBA from The Wharton School.