Overview

A TEAM WITH BROAD-BASED EXPERTISE

Signet brings a wealth of sophisticated experience to every project and operational initiative we are involved with.

Under the leadership of three managing Principals, Anthony Manna, Kenneth Krismanth and Mark Corr, (pictured right) Signet has built a broad-based leadership team of experienced executives with demonstrated acumen in key area such as real estate development, financial management, project financing, asset management, marketing, legal and operating management in each of the executive’s respective market sectors.

Anthony Manna
Principal and Chairman

Anthony Manna

Position
Principal and Chairman
Company
Signet Corporate
Business Unit
Executive Leadership
City/State
Akron OH
Phone Number
330.253.5060
Email
amanna@signetllc.com

Anthony (Tony) Manna is Founder, Principal and Chairman of Signet.

As lead strategist, Tony has spent 20+ years creating collaborative partnerships for Signet that relentlessly advance initiatives and ventures in real estate, property management, diversified manufacturing, distribution, health and wellness, technology, investment banking and finance.  As a direct result of Tony’s leadership and vision, Signet has developed an unconventional approach to global investment that engages customized resources to orchestrate long-term growth and positive impact across many business sectors. As a part of this approach, Signet plans long-term and has patient capital.

Tony is a graduate of The Ohio State University and the Emory University School of Law. He is also the Chairman and founder of the business law firm of Brennan, Manna and Diamond, LLC, which specializes in corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, healthcare and real estate.

Kenneth Krismanth
Principal and CEO

Kenneth Krismanth

Position
Principal and CEO
Company
Signet Corporate
Business Unit
Executive Leadership
City/State
Akron OH
Phone Number
330.762.9102
Email
kkrismanth@signetllc.com

Kenneth Krismanth is Principal and Chief Executive Officer of Signet.

In this role, Kenneth has direct leadership oversight over all facets of the organization; including Signet’s portfolio of companies and all real estate development initiatives including new project development, project structuring, finance, strategic project financing, asset management and budgeting.

Kenneth joined Signet in 1998 to lead development and expansion strategies as well as spearhead the company’s acquisition efforts. Since then, he has had oversight of more than $2.8 billion in project financing, and $3.8 billion in project development with projects ranging from public-private partnerships, specialty healthcare, higher education, structured parking and multi-family housing. Kenneth has extensive expertise in crafting creative financial structures for development utilizing public bond transactions, economic development incentives and government enhancement programs.

Mark Corr
Principal, President & COO

Mark Corr

Position
Principal, President & COO
Company
Signet Corporate
Business Unit
Executive Leadership
City/State
Akron OH
Phone Number
330.762.9102
Email
mcorr@signetllc.com

Mark Corr is Principal, President and Chief Operating Officer of Signet.

In this roll, Mark shares the responsibility for overseeing Signet’s commercial development efforts and portfolio of diversified manufacturing and service companies, including various international initiatives. These activities include strategic planning, executive management, new project development, project finance, asset management and budgeting.

Joining the company in 2000 as a partner, Mark is involved in setting the strategic direction of the organization as well as supporting development and expansion strategies and asset management. Mark has extensive expertise crafting complex business plans, devising growth strategies and managing a variety of diversified investments and platforms within Signet. These projects range from public-private partnerships, commercial and industrial acquisitions, start-ups and early stage initiatives, financial services, environmental service investments, healthcare and higher education.

George Ammar
Chief Financial Officer

George Ammar

Position
Chief Financial Officer
Company
Signet Corporate
Business Unit
Executive Staff
City/State
Akron OH
Phone Number
330.762.9102
Email
gammar@signetllc.com

As Chief Financial Officer at Signet, George is directly responsible for oversight of all accounting, administration, information technology and human resource areas for Signet corporate functions and its related operating entities. In addition, George is also responsible for evaluation and due diligence of Signet portfolio company acquisition and financial oversight.

Ron Auld
General Manager

Ron Auld

Position
General Manager
Company
Pictera Solutions
Business Unit
Operations and Innovation
City/State
Jacksonville FL
Phone Number
561.727.9582
Email
rauld@picterasolutions.com

As General Manager of Pictera Solutions, Mr. Auld has over 23 years in sales and marketing experience and has been in the litigation support industry for the past 12 years. He helped develop and expand the Jacksonville location to one of the largest document facilities in the area. Ron graduated from the University of North Florida with a Bachelor degree in Business Management. He currently resides in Jacksonville, Florida.

Kevin Belt
VP of Development

Kevin Belt

Position
VP of Development
Company
Signet Development
Business Unit
Real Estate
City/State
Akron OH
Phone Number
330.762.9102
Email
kbelt@signetdevelopment.com

As Vice President – Development for Signet Development, Kevin is responsible for managing new opportunities and directing all facets of new real estate development projects for the organization, including project structure, finance, underwriting, project design, and construction. Kevin has managed the development of greater than $200 Million of public-private projects, strategic healthcare developments, higher education initiatives, urban and mixed-use projects. Kevin brings more than 15 years of construction project management and development finance experience to Signet, LLC.

Jim Ellis
EVP & Managing Director

Jim Ellis

Position
EVP & Managing Director
Company
IWP
Business Unit
Operations and Innovation
City/State
Akron OH
Phone Number
330.762.9102
Email
jellis@integrated-wellness-partners.com

As Executive Vice President and Managing Director, Jim is responsible for the general operational oversight of all administrative responsibilities. This includes the business operations, sales & marketing strategy, corporate strategy including staff, facility and programs associated with Integrated Wellness Partners business approach.

Kimberley Ferguson
EVP of Sales & Marketing

Kimberley Ferguson

Position
EVP of Sales & Marketing
Company
Signet Accel
City/State
Columbus OH
Phone Number
614.300.1101
Email
kferguson@signetaccel.com

As Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Signet Accel, , Kimberley leads the sales team in expanding their client portfolio and further establishes the brand as a leader in healthcare technology. Her more than 18 years experience includes national leadership positions with Roche Diagnostics and most recently Illumina, as a senior business development specialist focusing in clinical bioinformatics.

David Fumi
Managing Director

David Fumi

Position
Managing Director
Company
Signet Capital
Business Unit
Capital Services
City/State
Columbus OH
Phone Number
614.324.3311
Email
dfumi@signet-capital.com

As Principal Managing Director at Signet Capital/ Signet Securities, David is responsible primarily for managing and developing Signet’s Tax-exempt Bond and FHA business lines. Mr. Fumi brings over 20 years of taxable and tax-exempt bond financing and government-guaranteed project loans experience having participated in transactions in excess of $3 Billion.

Mike Garner
Principal & Senior EVP

Mike Garner

Position
Principal & Senior EVP
Company
eTERA Consulting
Business Unit
Operations and Innovation
City/State
Washington, DC
Phone Number
202.349.0177
Email
mgarner@eteraconsulting.com

As Principal & Senior Executive Vice President of eTERA Consulting, Mr. Garner has been consulting with clients on electronic discovery and paper production for more than 10 years. As a previous business development consultant at Merrill Corporation and Capitol Legal, he was responsible for consulting with clients and managing large volume document requests. Mike specializes in ITC/SEC matters and other government filings. He has the unique experience necessary to provide guidance through the pitfalls of these complex proceedings.

Jerry Gordon
President

Jerry Gordon

Position
President
Company
Sprayroq Inc.
Business Unit
Operations and Innovation
City/State
Irondale AL
Phone Number
205.957.0020
Email
jgordon@sprayroq.com

As President of Sprayroq- a provider of specialized structural and elastomeric polymers designed for use in water and wastewater infrastructure rehabilitation projects on a global basis, Mr. Gordon is responsible for strategic planning and implementation, marketing, end-to-end financial responsibility, international growth, supply chain management and customer satisfaction. Jerry has extensive senior management experience in general management, sales management, marketing, business development and operations and operations within the municipal, chemical, medical, distribution and industrial markets.

Dane Grey
President

Dane Grey

Position
President
Company
Elite Parking
Business Unit
Operations and Innovation
City/State
Jacksonville FL
Phone Number
904.297.4437
Email
DaneGrey@EliteParkingSOA.com

As President of Elite Parking Services of America, Mr. Grey is primarily responsible for the development of parking strategies for airports, and municipalities. He is the creator of diversified approaches to parking and Public Private Partnerships as they pertain to revenue enhancement strategies for government entities. Firm specializes in technology initiatives that increase productivity and day to day operational management.

Alan Gribble
President

Alan Gribble

Position
President
Company
Signet Management
Business Unit
Real Estate
City/State
Akron OH
Phone Number
330.762.1202
Email
agribble@signet-management.com

As president of Signet Management, Ltd., Alan is responsible for the daily operations and financial reporting for the professional commercial real estate management services for each of Signet’s related real estate interests. Alan brings more than 25 years of management and accounting experience to the Signet companies.

John Helline
President

John Helline

Position
President
Company
Finish Line Binderies
Business Unit
Operations and Innovation
City/State
Cleveland OH
Phone Number
216.271.0177
Email
jhelline@finishlinebinderies.com
Scott Holec
President & Managing Part.

Scott Holec

Position
President & Managing Part.
Company
eTERA Consulting
Business Unit
Operations and Innovation
City/State
Washington, DC
Phone Number
202.349.0177
Email
sholec@eteraconsulting.com

As President & Managing Partner of eTERA Consulting, Mr. Holec has more than 12 years of technology and project management experience involving legal document production. Scott frequently consults on large, complex litigation matters, with emphasis on developing the most cost-efficient methods for clients while maintaining the highest level of quality date. Scott regularly advises clients on all aspects of EIA and electronic discovery with a specific focus on second requests, antitrust, intellectual property and general litigation matters.

Spencer Hyatt
VP of Development

Spencer Hyatt

Position
VP of Development
Company
Signet Development
Business Unit
Real Estate
City/State
Jacksonville FL
Phone Number
904.350.1314
Email
shyatt@signetdevelopment.com

As Vice President of Development at Signet Development out of the Jacksonville, Florida office, Mr. Hyatt is responsible for managing acquisition and development activities for the company including due diligence of all new business opportunities.

Edward Kidston
President & CEO

Edward Kidston

Position
President & CEO
Company
Artesian Capital Partners
Business Unit
Operations and Innovation
City/State
Toledo OH
Phone Number
800.547.2453
Email
eak@aopwater.com

As President and CEO of AOP Water, Mr. Kidston contributes 40 years of water treatment experience to his business. Serving as CEO since 1985, Ed is responsible for setting the strategy and vision of the company while meeting the needs of the employees, customers, partners and investors. Under his leadership, AOP has developed from a small regional water softener dealership into a multi-million dollar water treatment enterprise and an industry leader in the Midwestern United States with a focus on the municipal market.

Mr. Kidston’s extensive experience within the water treatment industry is far ranging including the science based aspect of water treatment as well as firsthand knowledge of the political and economic forces that drive the industry.

Robert Kovey
Director of Gov. Relations

Robert Kovey

Position
Director of Gov. Relations
Company
Signet Corporate
Business Unit
Executive Staff
City/State
Columbus OH
Phone Number
614.725.3867
Email
rkovey@signetllc.com

As Director of Government Relations for Signet LLC, Robert is responsible for managing all interactions and relationships with government agencies and public office holders at the state and federal level.  In addition to government relations, Kovey also aides in identifying public-private partnerships and business development projects with government offices.  Kovey brings more than 15 years of government relations and business development experience to Signet, LLC.

Joel Maas
Director of Marketing

Joel Maas

Position
Director of Marketing
Company
Signet Corporate
Business Unit
Executive Staff
City/State
Akron OH
Phone Number
330.762.9102
Email
jmaas@signetllc.com

As Director of Marketing and Communications, Joel leads the marketing function for Signet LLC, and is also responsible for overseeing marketing and strategic branding for its portfolio companies and development projects.  Joel has more than 10 years of experience as a marketing executive, working to provide strategic insights, craft digital and social media programs and formulate the strategy and messaging for corporate brand & PR initiatives.

Ed Matuszak
President

Ed Matuszak

Position
President
Company
Signet Equity Partners
Business Unit
Capital Services
City/State
Akron OH
Phone Number
330.762.9102
Email
ematuszak@signetllc.com

As President of Signet Equity Partners, Ed is directly responsible for leading the effort to execute Signet’s equity raises, both in the U.S. and internationally. Ed has more than 25 years of experience in the financial services industry, specifically in assessing risk, financial valuation and structuring, portfolio management, business development and investor relations in corporate banking, M&A, and investment management business.

Brian McMillen
Vice President

Brian McMillen

Position
Vice President
Company
Signet Capital Advisors
Business Unit
Operations and Innovation
City/State
Cleveland OH
Phone Number
216.970.0204
Email
bmcmillen@signetcapadvisors.com

As Vice President of Signet Capital Advisors, Mr. McMillen provides financial advisory, mergers and acquisitions, capital raising and other corporate finance services to performing companies in the middle market.

Mike Paparella
President & Managing Dir.

Mike Paparella

Position
President & Managing Dir.
Company
Signet Capital Advisors
Business Unit
Operations and Innovation
City/State
Cleveland OH
Phone Number
216.970.0204
Email
mpaparella@signetcapdavisors.com

As Managing Director of Signet Capital, Mike contributes over twenty years of experience in investment banking and strategy development, including financial advisory, mergers and acquisitions, capital raising and growth strategy development and implementation for middle market and large cap organizations around the world. At Signet Capital, Mr. Paparella specializes in providing financial advisory, merger and acquisition, capital raising and debt placement services to performing companies.

Victoria Paris
Controller

Victoria Paris

Position
Controller
Company
Signet Corporate
Business Unit
Executive Staff
City/State
Akron OH
Phone Number
330.762.9102
Email
vparis@signetllc.com

As Controller of Signet Enterprises and Signet Development, Victoria is responsible for the daily accounting and financial reporting of both companies. She is also responsible for setting-up and managing the accounting for new real estate projects and oversees some manufacturing companies within Signet’s portfolio of operating companies.

Jason Perry
Managing Director

Jason Perry

Position
Managing Director
Company
Signet Development
Business Unit
Real Estate
City/State
Jacksonville FL
Phone Number
904.350.1314
Email
jperry@signetdevelopment.com

As a Principal and Senior Vice President of Signet Development, Jason Perry is primarily responsible for managing new real estate development projects including project financing, underwriting, design, and construction. Jason has managed over $1 billion in development and acquisitions in public-private projects, healthcare, multi-family housing, mixed-use projects, student housing, adaptive reuse and historic structures, industrial and retail.

Ashish Prasad
VP and General Counsel

Ashish Prasad

Position
VP and General Counsel
Company
eTERA Consulting
Business Unit
Operations and Innovation
City/State
Chicago IL
Phone Number
202.349.0177
Email
aprasad@eteraconsulting.com

As Vice President and General Counsel of eTERA Consulting, Ashish has extensive experience in managing all aspects of discovery in litigation and investigations, and developing policies and procedures for electronic discovery, records management and legacy data management for corporations and law firms. Ashish graduated from the University of Chicago Law School, where he was a Member of the Law Review, and the University of Michigan Honors College, where he graduated with High Honors and High Distinction.

John Raden
CEO

John Raden

Position
CEO
Company
Signet Accel
Business Unit
Operations and Innovation
City/State
Columbus OH
Phone Number
614.300.1101
Email
jraden@signetaccel.com

As Chief Executive Officer of Signet Accel, Mr. Raden adds over 35 years of business experience. He is a seasoned leader who invests in people first. John leads Signet Accel in its continued expansion and growing portfolio of national and international clients.

Michael Seagram
President

Michael Seagram

Position
President
Company
PSSC
Business Unit
Operations and Innovation
City/State
Ypsilanti MI
Phone Number
Email
mseagram@pssc.com

As a partner in Publishers Shipping and Storage, LLC (PSSC), Mike became President of the company following its acquisition by Signet in August, 2016. Mike’s 30-year career has been characterized by an entrepreneurial approach to business leadership and organizational design.  He has a proven track record of building top-line growth while delivering bottom-line profitability.  Mike is skilled in strategic planning, competitive brand positioning and the alignment of essential activities throughout the organization to achieve optimum results.

Brenden Shea
VP of Project Management

Brenden Shea

Position
VP of Project Management
Company
Signet Development
Business Unit
Real Estate
City/State
Akron OH
Phone Number
330.762.9102
Email
bshea@signetdevelopment.com

As Vice President – Construction for Signet and its affiliates, Brenden is responsible for directing and managing all facets of design and construction for the organization including contract development and negotiation, project budget and cost control, master project schedule, and owner representative services. Brenden brings 10 years of construction project management experience to Signet LLC.

Jeffrey Spitzner, PhD
Director & CSO

Jeffrey Spitzner, PhD

Position
Director & CSO
Company
Signet Innovations
Business Unit
Operations and Innovation
City/State
Columbus OH
Phone Number
614.325.2103
Email
jspitzner@signet-ventures.com

As Director of Innovations at Signet, Jeffrey’s role is to find great opportunities, lead the due diligence efforts, perform business development activities, and build bridges between business and technology in order to develop business plans that enable creation of exceptional companies.

Daniel Steurer
Vice President of Finance

Daniel Steurer

Position
Vice President of Finance
Company
Signet Corporate
Business Unit
Executive Staff
City/State
Akron OH
Phone Number
330.762.9102
Email
dsteurer@signetllc.com

As Vice President of Finance at Signet and Finish Line Binderies, Dan’s responsibilities include evaluating companies for possible acquisitions and financial management of the manufacturing companies within the portfolio of Signet Ventures. Mr. Steurer is also responsible for the cash management of Finish Line Binderies including purchasing and personnel functions of its operations.

Mike Stoops
Director of Operations

Mike Stoops

Position
Director of Operations
Company
IWP
Business Unit
Operations and Innovation
City/State
Akron OH
Phone Number
330.762.9102
Email
mstoops@integrated-wellness-partners.com

As Director of Operations of Integrated Wellness Partners, Mr. Stoop’s particular focus lies in developing and designing medical fitness centers. In this capacity, he has demonstrated a talent for instituting top-notch medically based programming, efficient emergency response planning, and excellent customer service standards.

Ryan Sullivan
Director

Ryan Sullivan

Position
Director
Company
Signet Capital
Business Unit
Capital Services
City/State
Columbus OH
Phone Number
614.961.4617
Email
rsullivan@signet-capital.com

As Director of Signet Capital, Mr. Sullivan provides clients with debt and equity financing solutions placed through a multitude of traditional and non-traditional institutional lending services across a variety of property types and industry sectors.

Bruce Wise
VP of Project Management

Bruce Wise

Position
VP of Project Management
Company
Signet Development
Business Unit
Real Estate
City/State
Atlanta GA
Phone Number
404.541.0627
Email
bwise@signetdevelopment.com

As Vice President of Project Management at Signet, Mr. Wise and is responsible for a variety of activities pertaining to the conceptualization, design and construction of projects within the firm. Bruce brings to Signet eighteen years of experience in the architectural field including four years as an in-house architect for a real estate development company.

Zack Zhao
Director of Business Dev.

Zack Zhao

Position
Director of Business Dev.
Company
Sprayroq of Asia
Business Unit
Operations and Innovation
City/State
China, Shanghai
Phone Number
+86.1850.163.6600
Email
zzhao@sprayroq.com

As Director of Business Development of Sprayroq of Asia, Mr. Zhao is responsible for the oversight of day to day activities in the Asia branch of Sprayroq. Zack earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Chongqing Jinzhou University and a Ph.D in civil engineering from Louisiana Tech University. He is also a registered professional engineer in the state of Alabama.

Brian Ellington
President

Brian Ellington

Position
President
Company
U-Dump Trailers LLC
Business Unit
Operations and Innovation
City/State
Ocala FL
Phone Number
352.351.8510
Email
bellington@udumptrailers.com

As President of U Dump Trailers, LLC, Brian contributes over twenty-four years of experience in the medium to commercial grade trailer industry. After joining U Dump Trailers in 2013, Brian oversees all the facets of manufacturing and marketing professional grade dump trailers, and mid-size-roll-off equipment.