Leadership

Bravo Builders’ strength is in its people. Our unique team and value engineering approach ensures maximum results for our clients. We have a group of dedicated and highly qualified people who all have previously worked together to successfully deliver a broad range of large scale complex construction projects in the New York City Metropolitan Area.

 

Chris Albero

President

Chris Albero is President of Bravo Builders, LLC. Prior to this position, he was an Executive Vice President at Cauldwell Wingate Company, LLC in New York City. He has a depth of experience on various types of projects,including medical, financial, base building upgrades, government, courthouses, educational and new construction.

Mr. Albero’s construction career has taken him to Boston, Chicago, Miami, Los Angeles, Hong Kong and London, in addition to New York. He has overseen many large-scale construction projects in his career, including large core and shell assignment, as well as major gut renovations. He also recent managed the successful renovation of the Thurgood Marshall Federal Courthouse in lower Manhattan and the construction of an 11-story residential project in Long Island City, New York.

Mr. Albero is an expert on green building design and technology, and is an accredited LEED professional. He is a member of the U.S. Green Buildings Council, both the national and New York City chapters. Mr. Albero graduated from Manhattan College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, with majors in Finance and Computer Information Systems.

 

Robert Palumbo

Senior Vice President of Operations

Robert Palumbo serves as Senior Vice President of Operations at Bravo Builders, LLC. In this role, he oversees the company’s overall operations, construction project management, and the delivery of construction consulting services. He is tasked with translating plans into action. His experience in all aspects of pre-construction planning gives him a superior vantage point from which to help develop innovative strategies to manage project budgets and processes.

Mr. Palumbo has over 19 years of experience in the construction industry, working principally in New York City. He has helped develop many tools and processes for the successful management of complex construction projects. These projects include new construction and major renovations.

Mr. Palumbo received his Bachelors of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Manhattan College.

 

Paul Nirenberg

Vice President of Field Operations

Paul Nirenberg serves as Vice President of Field Operations at Bravo Builders, LLC. In this role, he oversees the company’s overall field operations and staff, focusing on logistics planning, scheduling, safety awareness all the way through project completion. Mr. Nirenberg brings over 22 years of construction management experience, which encompasses residential, hotel, museum, theater and transportation projects in the New York City metropolitan area while working for a Global Construction Management Firm. He is experienced in supervising multiple projects and field staff from early foundation through punch list completion. As a licensed New York City Site Safety Manager, he is well versed in the latest codes and standards issued by the New York City Building Department.

Mr. Nirenberg received his Bachelor of Science degree in Building Construction from Wentworth Institute of technology, Boston, MA.

 

Lisa Bellacero

Director of Human Resources and Administrative Services

Lisa Bellacero recently joined Bravo Builders as Director of Human Resources and Administrative Services.  She holds a Bachelors in Business Management from Iona College Hagan School of Business and also holds the new Society of Human Resources Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) credential.

Ms. Bellacero brings a wealth of business experience to Bravo, having managed human resources as well as compliance and auditing in a legal environment. In addition, she has run her own entrepreneurial venture for several years. She has extensive employee relations, human resources and compliance policy experience. Ms. Bellacero truly enjoys the HR role because she believes putting people first in an organization, and recognizing their efforts, yields extraordinary results.

 

Tim Hartin

MEPS Manager

Tim Hartin serves as MEPS Manager at Bravo Builders, LLC. In this role, he oversees the MEP systems for all projects, from preconstruction through commissioning.

Mr. Hartin has 10 years of experience in the construction industry. He is both a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) and construction project manager. His experience brings unique experience and knowledge to the position, combining an engineer’s knowledge of design with a proven ability to bring that design to successful completion. His construction management experience includes both interiors and MEP systems for luxury high-rise hotel and residential buildings as well as commercial interiors.

Mr. Hartin received his Bachelors of Engineering degree in Mechanical Engineer from Cooper Union and his Masters of Science in Construction Management from NYU.

Christina Esparragoza

Project Executive

Christina Esparragoza serves as a Project Executive for multiple projects at Bravo Builders, LLC. In her role, she oversees projects from the conceptual stage at preconstruction and planning to completion including overall cost control, scheduling, logistics, and management of project teams. This involves close communication and maintaining strategic meetings with the clients, design consultants and all key stakeholders to ensure a successful project completed on time and within budget.

Ms. Esparragoza brings to Bravo Builders, LLC over 18 years of construction management experience, which entails high-rise residential, mixed use, hotel, and educational projects in New York City.

Ms. Esparragoza received her Bachelors of Science in Architectural Technology from New York Institute of Technology, NY, NY.

 

 

Albert Fiorillo

CONTROLLER

Albert J. Fiorillo recently joined Bravo Builders, LLC as Controller reporting directly to the President.  In this role, he is responsible for all  financial and accounting operations of Bravo Builders, LLC.

Mr. Fiorillo is a seasoned financial management professional with over 25 years of experience in the construction industry. He has a proven track record in the construction and property management industries.

Mr. Fiorillo was most recently with Empire Core Group LLC as Vice President of Finance. This was a start up company consisting of the Design & Construction team at Compass Rock Real Estate LLC.  He was an integral part of their transition team.

His previous experiences are with Compass Rock Real Estate LLC as Controller of Capital Projects. In this position, he was responsible for all financial and administrative functions, especially, providing operating budgets, cash flow projections, and forecasts for all capital projects at Peter Cooper Village/Stuyvesant Town.

While at RC Dolner LLC as CFO/Senior Vice President, he was responsible for all financial and accounting operations, strategic planning, information technology, as well as, administrative and human resources functions.

At Leherer McGovern Bovis Inc., as Senior Project Accounting Manager, he established, coordinated and administered a plan for the control of the company’s financial accounting operations.

Mr. Fiorillo obtained  a BBA in Public Accounting from Baruch College and a MBA in Finance from St. Johns University.