Overview

A TEAM WITH BROAD-BASED EXPERTISE

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

Our Principals have put together a broad-based team of executives with demonstrated acumen in the key areas of real estate development, financial management, project financing, asset management, marketing, legal and operating management in each of the executive’s respective market sectors.

Scroll below to learn more about our talented senior leadership team of executives.

Anthony Manna
Principal and Chairman

Anthony Manna

Position
Principal and Chairman
Company
Signet LLC
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.

Mark Corr
Principal, President & CEO

Mark Corr

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

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

In this role, Mark oversees Signet’s commercial development efforts and portfolio of diversified 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.

Kenneth Krismanth
In Memoriam 1968-2019

Kenneth Krismanth

Position
In Memoriam 1968-2019
Company
Signet LLC
Phone Number
Email

In Memorium, and with sincere gratitude and fondness, we remember our beloved friend and Signet LLC Principal, Kenneth Krismanth, who served our company as Chief Executive Officer until passing away in July 2019.  Ken is dearly missed by all who worked with him and for him over his twenty-one years with Signet.

As a tribute to Ken, we honor his dedication to the Signet organization in which he devoted his professional life to building.  We know that his legacy and spirit will live on in our hearts, as his life’s work has made an indelible imprint on all of our lives.  The Signet team owes Ken an immense debt of gratitude for the opportunities afforded to all of us because of his hard work, integrity, generosity, and life-long dedication to building a successful, sustainable organization.  Any success on behalf of Signet, both now and in the future, is a testament to Ken’s passion and devotion to this organization.

Kevin Belt
SVP, Managing Director

Kevin Belt

Position
SVP, Managing Director
Company
Signet Real Estate Group
Business Unit
Real Estate
City/State
Akron OH
Phone Number
330.762.9102
Email
kbelt@signetre.com

As Senior Vice President and Managing Director for Signet Real Estate Group, 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.

Holly Colson
Director, Human Resources

Holly Colson

Position
Director, Human Resources
Company
Signet LLC
Business Unit
Executive Staff
City/State
Akron OH
Phone Number
330-762-9102 x503
Email
hcolson@signetllc.com

Holly Colson is the Director of Human Resources for Signet, LLC.  In this role, Holly’s responsibilities include developing and maintaining the Human Resource platform across Signet’s portfolio companies with a focus on compliance, compensation and benefits, recruiting and onboarding, training and development, human resource department management, and organizational effectiveness.

With over 20 years of HR experience, Holly is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management and the Association for Talent Development. Over the years, she has been involved in the Northeast Ohio Chapter of ATD, where she was on the Board of Directors. She has also been involved with the International Alliance for Learning and has presented at the National Conference.

Chad Dillon
General Manager

Chad Dillon

Position
General Manager
Company
BindTech
Business Unit
Operations and Innovation
City/State
Nashville, TN
Phone Number
216.271.0177
Email
cdillon@bindtechinc.com
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.

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.

David Fumi
Managing Director

David Fumi

Position
Managing Director
Company
Signet Capital
Business Unit
Capital Solutions
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.

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, Property Mgmt.

Alan Gribble

Position
President, Property Mgmt.
Company
Signet Real Estate Group
Business Unit
Real Estate
City/State
Akron OH
Phone Number
330.762.1202
Email
agribble@signetre.com

As President of Signet Real Estate’s property management division, 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
BindTech
Business Unit
Operations and Innovation
City/State
Nashville, TN
Phone Number
216.271.0177
Email
jhelline@bindtechinc.com
Jeremy Huckaby
General Manager

Jeremy Huckaby

Position
General Manager
Company
Sprayroq Inc.
Business Unit
Operations and Innovation
City/State
Birmingham AL
Phone Number
205-957-0020
Email
jhuckaby@sprayroq.com

As General Manager of Sprayroq, Inc., Mr. Huckaby is responsible for developing a Sprayroq Certified Partner (SCP) network and helping supply an expanding list of applications for the company’s products. He earned his bachelor degree from University of Alabama, Birmingham and has 12 years with Sherwin-Williams including expertise in surface preparation and commercial/industrial coatings.

Spencer Hyatt
SVP, Managing Director

Spencer Hyatt

Position
SVP, Managing Director
Company
Signet Real Estate Group
Business Unit
Real Estate
City/State
Jacksonville FL
Phone Number
904.652.0407
Email
shyatt@signetre.com

As Senior Vice President and Managing Director for Signet Real Estate Group 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.

James Light
General Manager

James Light

Position
General Manager
Company
Creative Polymer Solutions
Business Unit
Operations and Innovation
City/State
Birmingham AL
Phone Number
205.440.4996
Email
jlight@creativepolymer.com

As General Manager of Creative Polymer Solutions, James overseas the company’s operational and sales functions and is responsible for all activities surrounding the production and toll manufacturing of spray foam material, from concept to manufacturing production to sales and fulfillment.  James bring 40 years’ experience in the production of epoxy/phenolic resins, spray applied coatings, and consumer products.

Joel Maas
Director of Marketing

Joel Maas

Position
Director of Marketing
Company
Signet LLC
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 and shepherding marketing and strategic branding initiatives and lead generation for its 27 portfolio companies, real estate development projects and real estate assets under management.

Joel has more than 15 years of experience as a marketing executive, working to provide strategic insights, craft digital and social media programs and formulate the strategy, messaging and lead generation campaigns for corporate brands.

With Signet he’s led and been responsible for numerous lead generation, account-based marketing strategies, branding and multi-million-dollar marketing advertising and education campaigns in the real estate, health and wellness, software and manufacturing sectors, working closely with operating managers and partners including hospital systems, academic centers, physician practices, government organizations, media outlets and community consumers to raise brand awareness and drive growth.

Ed Matuszak
Dir. of Equity Investments

Ed Matuszak

Position
Dir. of Equity Investments
Company
Signet LLC
Business Unit
Capital Solutions
City/State
Akron OH
Phone Number
330.762.9102
Email
ematuszak@signetllc.com

As Managing Director of Equity Investments, 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.

Paul McCauley
Executive Vice President

Paul McCauley

Position
Executive Vice President
Company
Blue Grass Chemical
Business Unit
Operations and Innovation
City/State
IN
Phone Number
812.948.1115
Email
pmccauley@bluegrasschemical.com

Beginning his career as a Quality Control Chemist and Vice President for Blue Grass Chemical Specialities, LLC, Paul McCauley became Executive Vice President of the company following its acquisition by Signet in October, 2017. Paul oversees all manufacturing aspects of the organization including customer contract negotiations as well as assisting Blue Grass’ outside sales teams as a manufacturer’s representative. Paul brings over 29 years of manufacturing and operations experience to Signet.

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 LLC
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.

Chrissy Perna
Corporate Accountant

Chrissy Perna

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

As Corporate Accountant, Chrissy is responsible for the daily accounting and financial reporting for multiple Signet portfolio companies. She also provides corporate-level support in the areas of finance, accounting and investor relations. Chrissy holds degrees from The University of Akron – MBA, Management, Walsh University – BA, Accounting and Walsh University – BA, Finance.

Catherine Porter
Executive Director

Catherine Porter

Position
Executive Director
Company
IWP
Business Unit
Executive Leadership
City/State
Bloomington, IL
Phone Number
309.433.9355
Email
cporter@iwp-llc.com

As Executive Director, Catherine Porter oversees daily operations of the Advocate BroMenn Health & Fitness Center, ABHFC, which includes the 10,000 SF Training and Performance Center. Catherine is responsible for fostering collaborations and synergies among several different entities, including but not limited to; Advocate BroMenn Health & Fitness Center, McLean County Orthopedics, partnered physician practices and the Advocate BroMenn Medical Center to create a unique environment where health, well-being and performance collectively exist. Previous to her current position, she was the Vice President of Operations at a commercial health club.

 

Jason Schoch
Real Estate Controller

Jason Schoch

Position
Real Estate Controller
Company
Signet Real Estate Group
Business Unit
Real Estate
City/State
Akron OH
Phone Number
330.762.9102
Email
jschoch@signetre.com

As Real Estate Controller, Jason is responsible for all accounting, financial reporting, compliance and treasury functions pertaining to Signet’s Real Estate Group.  He is also responsible for partnering with business leaders to assess opportunities and manage the accounting for new real estate projects.

Jason is a CPA who began his career as an auditor with Deloitte.  Prior to joining Signet, he spent 14 years serving in various accounting and finance roles for a national real estate developer based in Cleveland, OH.

Ralph Sciulli
Chief Financial Officer

Ralph Sciulli

Position
Chief Financial Officer
Company
Signet LLC
Business Unit
Executive Leadership
City/State
Akron OH
Phone Number
330.762.9102
Email
rsciulli@signetllc.com

As Chief Financial Officer, Ralph is directly responsible for the oversight of all accounting, finance, treasury, information technology and human resource areas for Signet’s corporate functions and its related operating entities. In addition, Ralph is also responsible for the evaluation and due diligence of Signet’s portfolio company acquisitions and subsequent financial oversight. Ralph brings more than 18 years of broad based global accounting, finance and general management experience to Signet, LLC.

 

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 Real Estate Group
Business Unit
Real Estate
City/State
Akron OH
Phone Number
330.762.9102
Email
bshea@signetre.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.

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.

Kirsten Stuver
Dir. of Student Housing

Kirsten Stuver

Position
Dir. of Student Housing
Company
Signet Real Estate Group
Business Unit
Executive Staff
City/State
Jacksonville FL
Phone Number
352.392.9675
Email
kstuver@signetre.com

Kirsten Stuver, Director of Student Housing for Signet’s Property Management Group, is responsible for the management execution and financial performance of Signet’s student housing portfolio. Prior to joining Signet, Kirsten managed over 2,700 beds at both conventional and by-the-bed, multifamily assets. Kirsten brings varied experience in leasing, marketing, financial planning, joint venture and on-site management to Signet.

Kirsten graduated with a Bachelor of Political Science from The University of Florida and holds an Apartment Manager Certification from the National Apartment Association.

Ryan Sullivan
Director

Ryan Sullivan

Position
Director
Company
Signet Capital
Business Unit
Capital Solutions
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.

Audrey Wallace
Marketing Strategist

Audrey Wallace

Position
Marketing Strategist
Company
Signet LLC
Business Unit
Executive Staff
Phone Number
330.762.9102
Email
awallace@signetllc.com

Audrey Wallace serves as Marketing Strategist for Signet LLC where she creatively contributes to Signet communications efforts and marketing strategies, including execution of new branding initiatives, creative production, digital and social marketing, website and collateral development, trade show and event coordination, public relations, and agency management in support of the Signet Portfolio and diversified entities. Audrey graduated with a Bachelor of Science from Baldwin-Wallace University.

Ellie Wilkinson
Marketing Coordinator

Ellie Wilkinson

Position
Marketing Coordinator
Company
Signet LLC
Business Unit
Executive Staff
City/State
Akron OH
Phone Number
330.762.9102
Email
ewilkinson@signetllc.com

Ellie Wilkinson serves as Marketing Coordinator for Signet LLC where she is responsible for providing strategic and tactical marketing support through creative direction, project management and brand awareness of Signet’s portfolio companies and development projects. Ellie graduated with a Bachelor of Science from Kent State University.

Zack Zhao
Director of Business Dev.

Zack Zhao

Position
Director of Business Dev.
Company
Sprayroq of China
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 China, Mr. Zhao is responsible for the oversight of day to day activities. 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.