The GWG Team
GWG boasts a diverse team of professionals whos varying areas of expertise compliment on another and allow GWG to take on full scale turn-key projects.Our team includes licensed architects, licensed engineers, designers, business developers, and project managers. No matter what the task, GWG's team will come up with an effective and efficient solution.
Eric Gatti: Vice President and Managing Partner
Eric joined G William Group in 2008 as a Project Manager, quickly earning the title of Vice President by 2012. In 2015, Eric made partner and shortly after took over as Managing Member. Eric is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the company, specifically overseeing all construction projects from scope development, through design development, project delivery, and close-out.
Eric has supervised a wide range of projects across many disciplines, some with budgets in excess of $15MM. Eric is often identified as having a unique ability to quickly understand a client’s business practices and identify key requirements, as well as opportunities to expand or improve through the scope of his projects. Eric is also a licensed Real Estate Agent in the State of New Jersey, providing insight into the real estate value of client’s properties, primarily with respect to their plans and GWG’s work.
Gary Fleming: President and Founding Partner
Gary founded GWG in 2003 and serves as President and Partner of the group. Gary performs building and construction inspections, facility design, space planning, MEP engineering and construction management.
Gary specializes in, and has over 40 years of experience in distribution and warehousing operations. Prior to founding GWG, Gary established companies to include: Distributek LLC, Distribution Logic, Inc., and Quality Systems, inc..
Ted Jesson: Senior Project Manager
Ted has over 25 years of construction experience, working in various roles, to include: General Contractor, Construction and Project Manager, and Building Owner’s Representative.
Ted holds a Master’s certification in Project Management from the George Washington University School of Business. Prior to joining GWG, Ted worked as a Senior Project Manager for Sprint, Field Operations Manager for Avidan Management LLC, and Construction Manager for Mastec (Westover). Ted has been with GWG since 2017.
Mark Moore: Senior Project Manager
Mark brings over 30 years of leadership to the art of commercial real estate development. He is equally well versed in design, permitting, construction, and contracts. While working as a preferred consultant to Exxon Marketing USA, he taught himself the profession of Architecture and has maintained his license there from 1998 to present.
Mark held senior regional positions with KinderCare Learning Centers and Lennar as well as New Jersey developers and general contractors. He routinely managed construction programs of $15M-$20M per year while simultaneously leading teams of professionals in due diligence, design, entitlements, permitting, bid and construction for portfolios with a market value up to $1B. Of note was a 50% reduction in construction time for childcare centers.
Mark has led due diligence, design, entitlements and permitting for leading retailers and developers. Project highlights include: Lennar & Toll Brothers joint submission for master redevelopment of an 800-acre former naval air station, 7-Eleven's 400-store per year expansion in US and Canada, Wawa building permit program producing of one complete set of construction documents every 3 days, and compliance survey of 750 T-Mobile inspections.
Michael Benevento: Project Manager
Mike has over 10 years of construction experience and assists in managing all phases of GWG’s projects to include: Planning, design, permitting, construction, technology, and occupancy. His strong knowledge of construction project management and focus on customer satisfaction allow him to direct multiple projects to successful completion through effective management and team collaboration.
Mike holds a Sociology degree and a construction estimating certificate from Rutgers University, as well as a construction management certificate from Middlesex Community College. Prior to starting at GWG, Mike worked as a project manager for a residential renovation firm where he managed daily operations, including estimating, scheduling, construction, and billing. Michael has been with GWG since 2016.
Michael Carpino: Construction Manager
Mike has over 25 year of real estate development experience including residential and commercial construction management, land acquisition, permitting and approvals, and land development.
Mike holds a degree in Construction Management from Michigan State University. Most recently, Mike managed construction of GWG’s 170,000 sq.ft. Sportika sports facility project from groundbreaking to completion.
Prior to joining GWG, Mike worked in various construction management positions with national homebuilder’s K Hovnanian and DR Horton. In addition, Mike served as Vice President of Land Development for Kara Homes, the nation’s fastest growing homebuilder at the time, and as an officer at NatWest Bank, where he managed bank owned real estate. Michael has been with GWG since 2016.
Brian Keaton: Office Manager
Brian is GWG's Office Manager and head of accounting. In addition to his administrative responsibilities, Brian assists with project budgeting, estimating, and coordination.
Brian graduated magna cum laude from the University of Maryland with a degree in Economics. Prior to joining GWG, Brian worked as a Budget Analyst at the Bureau of Labor Statistics in Washington, DC before leaving to become CFO and partial owner of a start-up beverage company. Brian has been with GWG since 2015.
Jason Kraus: Director of Business Development
Jason is GWG’s Director of Business Development, identifying growth opportunities for GWG and maintaining the long-standing relationships GWG has established.Jason holds a degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Maryland, and a master’s degree in Counter-Terrorism and Homeland Security from the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (Herzliya, Israel). After graduating from the University of Maryland, Jason served as a Special Investigator for The US Office of Personnel Management Special Investigative Division. Prior to joining GWG, Jason worked as a Senior Associate with Ernst and Young, in their financial crimes practice, conducting anti money laundering and sanctions evasions investigations. Jason has been with GWG since 2017.
George Berger: Project Manager
George has over 30 years of hands-on experience in manufacturing, warehousing, and logistics operations. George has a nationwide reputation as a Specialist and Consultant in warehouse and distribution center design, analysis, and implementation, material handling system design, barcode data collection systems, warehouse control systems, warehouse management systems, operational analysis, construction management, and project management.
His industry experience includes Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Facility Design, and Project Management for:
- Retail and Wholesale Distribution
- Cosmetics, Perfumes and Fragrances
- Consumer Packaged Goods
- Electronics Manufacturing and Distribution
- Automotive Parts Storage and Distribution
- Food Processing and Packaging
- Spice Storage and Distribution
- Sports Complex Design and Construction Management
- Book Storage and Distribution
- Third Party Logistics (3PL) Facility Design
George holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from NYU Polytechnic Institute of New York, and a Master of Science degree in Management Engineering from C.W. Post College at Long Island University. He also holds certifications in Materials Management, OSHA Compliance, Construction management, and HAACP Food Safety. He is an active member of WERC (Warehouse Education and Research Council) and the Material Handling Society of New Jersey.