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    Michael A. Mendillo


    Michael A. Mendillo

    Michael A. Mendillo is an equity partner with FirstService Residential, the largest residential management company in North America. As President and Principal, Mendillo’s responsibilities include client retention, leadership development, culture building, organizational growth and strategic initiatives. Mendillo possesses first-hand knowledge of industry and corporate trends and concerns, having directly pitched and closed some of the largest communities under management and partners within FirstService Residential.

    In 1997, Mendillo’s organization, The Wentworth Group partnered with FirstService Residential, becoming FirstService Residential’s East Region serving community associations across New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, West Virginia, Washington D.C., Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Illinois.

    Prior to the Wentworth Group and FirstService Residential, Mendillo founded and served as CEO of Mandell Investment Inc., a real estate investment management firm, working with national and regional residential real-estate developers. Mendillo graduated from William Paterson University with a Bachelor of Science in Business and currently sits on the University’s Advisory Board for the College of Business.

    Mendillo has spoken nationally on leadership, service and corporate culture to a number of different audiences and organizations. Through a charismatic personality, a genuine connection with and passion for people, Mendillo has become a prolific speaker on such topics as community association management, entrepreneurialism, leadership, vision, corporate culture and the relationship between service and business. He has appeared as a keynote speaker and panel member on such topics as customer service, leadership, human resources management, achieving and sustaining business success and growing your company in today’s climate.

    Mr. Mendillo’s Speaking Venues include:

    • Educational institutions including Columbia University, New York University’s Stern School of Business and William Paterson University
    • Executive Leaders Radio
    • New York Entrepreneur Week
    • The International Builders Show
    • FirstService Residential East L.E.A.D.S. (Learn. Evolve. Achieve. Deliver. Succeed) seminar
    • Community Associations Institute (CAI) including the CAI President Retreat
    • Institute of Real Estate Management
    • Apartment Association
    • Industrial/Commercial Real Estate Women of New Jersey
    • Franchise organizations such as Roto-Rooter and Doody Calls
    • Pharmaceutical organizations including the 2010 Midwest Clinical Supply Group Conference
    • Law Enforcement
    • Adjunct Professor: Monmouth University
    • Principals, Superintendents, and additional Educational Leaders within the New Jersey School System