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6100 Blue Lagoon Drive, Suite 440
Miami, FL 33126

305 513 0066



Bruce Taylor, CEO
As Chief Executive Officer, Bruce leads with an inexhaustible work ethic and a lifelong enthusiasm for well-designed spaces. Before helming L'arte della cucina, Mr. Taylor was an original founding member of Montecito Property Company (MPC) and Montecito Medical Investment Company (MMIC).

Edward Carriero, CFO
Mr. Carriero serves as Chief Financial Officer for L'arte della cucina. Perceptive and driven by results, Mr. Carriero was previously CFO of Graymark Healthcare, Inc., a publicly traded healthcare provider. In addition, Ed has worked as an Operating Advisor to Royal Palm Capital Management. He received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Saint Francis College in Brooklyn, N.Y., and his MBA from the University of Miami, where he graduated as class valedictorian.

Paul Clements, COO
Mr. Clements joined L'arte della cucina in late 2012, bringing nearly 20 years of experience to the table. In 1995, Paul founded a residential design firm specializing in high-end furniture, flooring, and cabinetry craftsmanship. He has a longstanding reputation for being meticulous from conceptualization to installation. Possessing two BBA's from the University of North Florida – one in Corporate Finance, the other in Economics – Paul always has his eye on the bottom line when delivering quality to his clients.

Kristofor W. Nelson, General Counsel
Mr. Nelson serves as General Counsel to L'arte della cucina. Mr. Nelson brings his business and legal experience to balance the many responsibilities of this unique company. Previously, Mr. Nelson practiced law at one of the world's largest multi-national law firms. Mr. Nelson graduated from summa cum laude from the University Of Miami School Of Law and received his bachelor's degree from Knox College, majoring in Economics. Prior to law school, Mr. Nelson served several years as a Vice President in the commercial lending division, with significant experience in commercial real estate, for one of the largest banks in the United States.

Damiano Saracino, Director of Logistics
Born and raised in Italy, Damiano – who is fluent in English, Spanish, and Italian – contributes years of domestic and international project management experience to L'arte della cucina. Having formerly worked as a Purchasing Manager, Vice President and Coordinator of Operations, Mr. Saracino is a proven motivator who is always hands-on and outcome-focused. Damiano has touched each part of the industry, and possesses a unique understanding of its creative intricacies, particularly cost estimation, design troubleshooting, and site management.

Michelle Garber
As a business development and commercial sales expert, Michelle brings five years of product-specific experience to L'arte della cucina. Having worked with many of the industry's most respected developers, such as The Related Group, and Turnberry Residential. Ms. Garber specializes in building relationships and negotiating deals, and has cultivated extensive connections within every realm of the business. She has arranged many high-profile transactions, estimated to be worth more than $30 million. Michelle is a graduate from Florida International University with a BS in business marketing.

Heather Phillips
Heather Phillips plays an instrumental role within L'arte della cucina's sales team, where she facilitates transactions both nationally and abroad. With 12 years of experience in multifamily, construction supply, and HVAC sales, Heather brings a versatile and excellence-focused mindset to the group. Currently, she spearheads the implementation of the new Chinese product line while coordinating worldwide logistics, contracts, and field operations. Mrs. Phillips is a graduate of Georgia Southern University with a BAA in Sales and Marketing.