Meet The Team Who Frees You Up To Find Your Next Big Investment

We direct construction projects for real estate investors so they can scale with ease.

Meet Brent Zande

CEO

Brent started Slate so that real estate investors could get out of the weeds and level up their business with a builder they could finally trust. Over the last 3 decades, he led more than 15,000 construction projects from concept to completion. His background is the right blend of academic and on-the-job experience that enables our team to serve our clients with excellence. From luxury homes to commercial properties, he’s seen it all—empowering us and the investors we work with to build with confidence.

Fun Fact: Brent is a Michigan State Spartan who holds a degree in Construction Management and has led more than 15,000 construction projects! His interest in construction also lends to a natural love for architecture, design, and travel.

Pamela Kelly, Office Manager at Slate Building Group, based in North Carolina.

Meet Pamela Kelly

Office Manager

Pamela has been with Slate since day one. No two days are the same, but her depth of experience allows her to be command central for our team and clients no matter what your build brings our way. Her experience spans two decades and covers everything from developing programs and managing operations to handling bookkeeping and accounting. Bottom line: ask Pamela about what matters most and she’ll remind you that Slate only wins when you win, which makes our company special.

Fun Fact: Pamela met her husband of 20 years in college and then fell in love after they reconnected when they both relocated and wound up in the same apartment complex. Now, they spend their free time hiking, traveling and enjoying time together with their two children.

Meet Laura Titus

Bookkeeper

For Laura, it’s all about integrity. Her record-keeping leads to clean books that enable our subcontractors to get paid on time, so every investor’s project stays on track. She thrives on collaboration and teamwork and loves seeing her work make a difference.

Fun Fact: She loves to travel! One of her most memorable trips was to Bora Bora for her honeymoon, where they swam with sharks in open water.

Meet Ryan Garvey

Area Project Manager

Ryan is committed to working hard, being on time and having pride in his work. And when we think about it, those three things sum up what we’re all about here at Slate. His experience has taken him from Michigan and New York to Connecticut and now North Carolina, where he keeps building projects on time and under budget for our real estate investors.

Fun Fact: Ryan knew construction was his field of choice when his grandfather, an immigrant from Ireland, took him under his wing. He’s also an avid golfer and loves his New York Jets, Yankees and MSU Spartans!

Meet Ryan Stinnett

Project Manager

What we build every day brings immense satisfaction and relieves investors of the stress of trying to do it all. And for Ryan, that’s what it’s all about. Ask him about what’s important and he will likely share two things: excellence and efficiency. He knows how important it is to do things right and fast. His experience as a licensed home inspector here in North Carolina gives him a well-rounded perspective on every element of the real estate journey. Our clients depend on us, and Ryan is another reason we can continually deliver for them.

Fun Fact: When Ryan isn’t serving real estate investors, he’s likely spending time with his wife, son and two dogs. They love being outdoors, cheering on the Saints and FC Barcelona and even manage a few rentals of their own!

Meet Matt Wilson

Project Manager

As a North Carolina native, Matt is an Army veteran committed to clear communication and helping real estate investors reduce the stress of their construction projects. The problem for time-strapped investors is understanding what’s happening and what decisions need to be made. Matt thrives on keeping you informed and simplifying complex processes into actionable insights so you can scale with ease.

Fun Fact: Matt loves traveling, was stationed in Hawaii for a time and enjoys competing in cornhole tournaments.

Meet Jussely Davis

Assistant Project Manager

Born and raised in Rock Hill, SC, Jussely knows a thing or two about work ethic. He’s worked full-time since he was nineteen and loves using his construction and remodeling industry knowledge to serve our real estate investors. Day in and day out, you can find Jussely working hard to deliver high-quality work that reduces your workload and ensures you have pride in your property.

Fun Fact: If he’s not cheering on the hometown team (the Panthers), you’ll likely cross paths with Jussely at the gym or outdoors hiking or mountain biking.

Meet Dave Mashal

Assistant Project Manager

Before joining the Slate team, Dave spent time in the industrial construction space and served as a firefighter. When working with Dave, investors frequently comment on his commitment to service and excellence. His drive to communicate quickly in fast-paced environments sets him apart and makes him a perfect part of our team here at Slate Building Group.

Fun Fact: Originally hailing from the Windy City, Dave now resides here in North Carolina with his wife, daughter and two dogs but still cheers on his hometown teams (minus the Bears, when it comes to football, he’s fully committed to Steeler Nation).

Meet Matt Rawling

Assistant Project Manager

Having spent time in both racing (NASCAR) and construction, Matt understands the value of coming to the table with solutions. He’s focused on making timely decisions that get projects back on track. When something unexpected happens when he’s on a build, he’s there to troubleshoot and keep our real estate investors focused on what matters most—scaling a business they love.

Fun Fact: Before arriving at Slate, Matt served as a NASCAR pit crew athlete. He also enjoys spending quality time with his wife and two children.

Meet Igor Karpovich

Area Project Manager

Igor started working in the construction space inside his family’s business which ignited a passion for what he does today. His mission is to never let our real estate investors down. It takes the entire team and he’s committed to simplifying their lives, solving problems and empowering each investor to finally focus on starting that next big project.

Fun Fact: Igor loves exploring Charlotte (often on his motorcycle) and spending time outdoors and cooking with his friends and fiancé.

Meet Andreas Suarez

Construction Coordinator

Andreas spent time living and working in multiple countries before arriving at Slate. As Construction Coordinator, he focuses on enabling our team to build projects with excellence that exceed our investor’s expectations. Bottom line? He’s all in on getting the job done right.

Fun Fact: Before arriving at Slate, Andreas worked with blockchain companies in Montreal, Canada.

The Slate Building Group Difference

We approach every deal with the intent to create or enhance a long-term partnership with real estate investors. It’s not about us. We are a conduit to their success.

When You Work With Us, Our Mission Is To Have You Say We Were…