Here at Portico, our team is made up of experienced professionals who uphold a company culture of professionalism and collaboration.
Corey co-founded Portico in 2021 and has served as the CEO since the company’s inception. Prior to his time at Portico, Corey founded S&S Acquisitions, a real estate investment firm, which owns and operates residential real estate properties around the Charlotte, NC market.
Prior to S&S Acquisitions, Corey founded GoodName Realty which was dedicated to sourcing the acquisitions of income producing properties for large institutional buyers in the Charlotte, NC marketplace. During his time at GoodName Realty, Corey brokered over 100MM in asset purchases.
Before his time in real estate, Corey operated businesses in the areas of finance and IT and worked at ESPN after graduating the University of Miami in 2000.
Praveen co-founded Portico in 2021 and focuses on finance, strategy, and growth. Prior to his time at Portico, Praveen is a partner at S&S Acquisitions along with Corey Shemtov. S&S Acquisitions specializes in investment properties for long-term hold and value add resale.
Prior to S&S Acquisitions, Praveen was a founding team member of Ribbon, a prop-tech/fintech startup that enables homebuyers to bid with the power of cash offers.
Prior to his time at Ribbon, Praveen was on the Financial Planning and Quantitative Analytics team at Invitation Homes (INVH). This team was a key player in taking the company public at a $1.6bn IPO.
Praveen graduated with his undergraduate degree in Finance and received his MBA in Finance from Seton Hall University.
Sholanda Stradford serves as the Corporate Controller for Portico. She received both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the University of South Carolina and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the state of South Carolina.
Prior to Portico, Sholanda was a senior associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers for 5 years. In her free time, she enjoys traveling the country, spending time with her family, and volunteering within her community.
Farhad is a licensed general and electrical contractor with over 20 years of experience in home, kitchen, and bathroom remodeling and room additions.
He is the construction lead and project consultant to clients at Portico. His passion is to help clients transform their homes into a place they love to live in every day.
As a Project Manager, Sean is responsible for managing the completion and quality control of our home renovation projects here at Portico.
For the past 23 years Marco Maldonado has worked hands-on in the construction industry from landscaping to electricity. He is very passionate about his work and gives each project his all.
“My work foundation started as an electrician for 17 years, that is what introduced me to the world of construction. I became a Team Leader and trained men and women to learn the trade of electricity. My work philosophy is that by doing my job well, I am helping others.
About 7 years ago, I decided to expand my horizons outside of electricity. I recognized one of my biggest strengths was organizing a team for construction projects and I saw a need for someone who specialized in a quality product.
The vision at Portico aligns with the market need for a quality product and client experience. I’m excited to bring my knowledge and expertise to our customers. My goal as Field Supervisor is to elevate Portico into a household name as the go-to company for all-things construction in the city of Charlotte.
During my free time, I enjoy discovering and seeing new places with history, from beaches to mountain towns.”