Senior Project Manager
Marco Valente’s contribution to Team Aerial is his vast experience and specialized knowledge in Hospitality Construction having worked in the hospitality industry for more than 10 years. He co-owned and operated an Italian restaurant at the age of 19 after which he went on to study civil engineering followed by MBA with a focus in International Management. Highly motivated and result oriented, Marco has a remarkable ability to work independently or as a part of a team to get a successful project outcome. As an Operations Manager for a Yoghurt & Juice Bar, he monitored every construction phase for compliance with approved plans and supervised on-site personnel and contractors. Similarly, he has worked on numerous residential and commercial projects.
Marco has multiple certifications such as TIPs Food & Beverage handling, NYC Fire Guard, OSHA Construction Safety & Health and Food Protection & Mental Hygiene. As a restaurant owner, he was awarded employer of the year for hiring physically challenged individuals.
Marco maintains an active lifestyle participating in cycling races and triathlons but envisions relaxing on a beach when he retires. He is a talented wood-worker, loves to throw parties and is fluent in English, Spanish and Italian. A family man, Marco loves to spend time with his wife and son.