Here at Portico, our team is made up of experienced professionals who uphold a company culture of professionalism and collaboration.

Our Charlotte renovation experts come together to provide clients with efficiency and premium quality for all home projects, from kitchen remodels to bathroom renovations and everything in between.

To get started with Team Portico, reach out online or give us a call at 704-915-5151 today!

Meet Our Team

  • Corey Shemtov

    Co-Founder, CEO

    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 Suchdev

    Co-Founder, CFO

    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.

    His career began in Buy-side equity research as a generalist, and then moved to the sell-side specializing in Electronic Supply Chain. He then joined Invitation Homes on the Financial Planning and Quantitative Analytics team which was formed with the intention of taking the company public at a $1.6bn IPO. After Invitation Homes, Praveen joined Ribbon on the founding team, a prop-tech/fintech startup that enables homebuyers to bid with the power of a cash offer.

    Praveen graduated with his undergraduate degree in Finance and received his MBA in Finance from Seton Hall University. He enjoys nerding out on Real Estate investing, business strategy, cars, and saltwater aquariums.

  • Sholanda Stradford

    Corporate Controller

    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.

  • Cindy Bosch

    Operations Manager

    Cindy Bosch is the Operations Manager at Portico overseeing day to day operations of the construction team. After earning her Bachelor’s Degree in Construction Engineering and Management from Virginia Tech, she worked in commercial construction outside of Washington DC building large office towers and higher education buildings.

    After a few years, she relocated to Charlotte and became a Renovation Project Manager for Opendoor overseeing renovations on properties the company bought and sold. She is also a licensed general contractor in NC and SC and has run her own construction company managing large renovations for real estate investors.

    Her passions are to lead, teach, and build; and she is excited to be a part of Team Portico.

    In her spare time, she enjoys hiking and spending time outdoors with her husband and dog. She is also an avid Virginia Tech fan and spends her fall weekends cheering on the Hokies.

  • Farhad Aframian

    Head of Construction

    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.

  • Sean Rose

    Project Manager Lead

    As a Project Manager, Sean is responsible for managing the completion and quality control of our home renovation projects here at Portico.

  • Marco Maldonado

    Construction Manager

    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.” 

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  • Steffen Haugsted


    Steffen is your first point of contact at Portico. He schedules new client consultations, researches and pulls permits with local counties, and analyzes various data.

    Steffen earned an M.A. in Communication and Business Leadership from High Point University in 2021. In his free time, Steffen enjoys experimenting with new recipes in the kitchen, exploring new music, and staying up-to-date on the latest theatre technology innovations.

  • Jaimee Gallo

    Project Coordinator

    As a project coordinator, Jaimee is responsible for material and design selections for all clients. She also assist the project managers in making sure projects running smoothly.

    She really enjoys helping clients create their dream home. She is originally from New York and in her spare time she enjoys traveling, sightseeing, and spending time with her dog Delilah.

  • Dawson Smith

    Project Manager
  • Marty Freda

    Senior Project Manager

Our Process

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Our Projects

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