Team

Vito F. Cardinale
Founder & President

Founder and President, Vito Cardinale has been the driving force behind the extraordinary growth of the company since its inception in 1983. He serves as a guide for the continued expansion of his organization and remains involved in all aspects of the business. Mr. Cardinale, a graduate of Brooklyn Technical HS and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial and Mechanical Engineering from the City University of New York. Under his direction, Cardinale Enterprises has evolved into a full-service real estate development company.


Mr. Cardinale has held positions as President, Vice President and Board Member for various organizations, such as Rotary International and is currently a Circle of Friends Member at the CentraState Health Foundation, namely for his contributions to the building development and support of the Linda E. Cardinale Multiple Sclerosis Center. He is also on the Board of the Jersey Shore Boy Scouts. Vito is a Life Member of Safari Club International, the National Rifle Association and other various sporting organizations throughout the world. Also active in the support of Law Enforcement, Mr. Cardinale is a member of the NYPD Honor Legion and The 200 Club of Monmouth County.


Vito has two daughters, Crystal and Amanda, as well as two grandchildren - Julianna & Vincent, and has recently moved from Staten Island, NY to Millstone, NJ.

Frank Mozino
Vice President & Partner

Frank Mozino spent 23 years as President of School Time Products, a contracted vendor to the New York City Department of Education, serving over 10,0000 accounts throughout the five boroughs of New York City. He holds a B.S. Degree in Education, and is a former Dale Carnegie Instructor for both The Dale Carnegie Course and The Sales Advantage Course.


Throughout these years, Mr. Mozino has also served as a member of Cardinale Enterprises, and brought his expertise and experience in sales & marketing into real estate holdings and transactions, through land acquisitions, lease negotiations, prospective tenant marketing, and tenant relations.


Mr. Mozino resides with his wife and three children in Little Silver, NJ.

Nicholas Ponzio
Vice President & Partner

Nicholas Ponzio, former President and CEO of Hill Thompson, has been in the Securities Industry for over 20 years. He joined Hill Thompson in 1991 as an Equity Stock Trader and became Director of Trading by the mid-1990’s. Serving as President of the company from 1999 through 2009.


Nicholas is also a long standing partner in Cardinale Enterprises, a real estate developer, builder and manager of commercial properties in the northeast. His expertise in the securities industry and business development is a great asset to the company.


He is a board member as well as a supporter of a number of local organizations including Eger Lutheran Nursing Home & Services, Staten Island Friends of Hospice Care, Staten Island Children’s Museum and CentraState Hospital Capital Campaign Committee. Nick is a associate member of several law enforcement related organizations such as Staten Island Fraternal Order Of Police Chapter 120, FOP Lodge 4, and the 200 Club of Monmouth County. He is also a participating member of the Campaign for Care and Healing Leadership Committee (Staten Island University Hospital) and a director and board member of Emergency Children’s Help Organization(ECHO).

Adventure Advisory Council

Allan J. Proske
Chief Financial Officer - Partner

As Managing Director & Field Vice President of Ameriprise Financial Advisors, formerly known as American Express Financial Advisors he supervised, trained and managed a group of over 150+ highly successful financial advisors for over 13 years. In 1999, Proske formed LPA Strategic Capital – a boutique wealth management firm that he continues to own/operate today.

While working with many successful small business owners, Proske has taken on a number of joint ventures over the years including at point owning New England Hot Dog , a company that was helping to provide concessions within Great Adventure.

Allan Proske is also the President of the Board at FRA .Family Resource Associates (FRA) is a New Jersey non-profit agency located in Shrewsbury, helping children, adolescents and people of all ages with disabilities to reach their fullest potential.

Proske serves at the Manager of a high level softball travel team at Intensity and has coached/managed various sporting teams over the past 22 years while staying very involved in the local communities.

Dr. John O'Connor
Advisory Council

 Dr. O’Connor began his quest to become an expert in sports training, chiropractic and wellness many years ago. Dr. O’Connor’s inspiration and motivation started when he was teenager diagnosed with Gillian Barrett Syndrome. During the early stages of the disease, he was partially paralyzed and left with the daunting task of returning to optimum health with only the use of chiropractic, nutrition, exercise and a positive outlook.


Once regaining his health, he was inspired to motivate & help others overcome their adversity through the use of Chiropractic medicine & bring his life experiences to the sport training world to help mold and build young confident athletes. Dr. O’Connor has treated thousands of top athletes across the United States and has had the distinct pleasure of training some of the best athletes to come through the Shore Conference over the past 15 years.


Dr. O’Connor & his wife Dr. Jessica Horowitz are the owners of Velocity Chiropractic & Sports Rehab located in Red Bank, New Jersey. Velocity is a comprehensive sports & wellness facility incorporating Chiropractic, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Nutrition & Lifestyle Modification, as well as Acupuncture.

Michael Rowe
Advisory Council

As Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Meadowlands Sports Complex, he presided over an organization that consistently returned an operating profit, while hosting over 4,000 distinct events and 80 million guests during his tenure. Rowe raised operating profits by over 300% during his 16 years at the Meadowlands. He was directly responsible for both the Continental Airlines Arena (20,000 seat capacity) and Giants Stadium (77,716 seat capacity) including management of business relationships with four major professional sports franchises - - the New York Giants and the New York Jets (NFL), the New Jersey Nets (NBA) and the New Jersey Devils (NHL).
Rowe is the most highly decorated sports & entertainment venue manager in the world having been named "Facility Manager of the Year" a record four times by the international talent and touring publication Performance Magazine. Rowe has also been named as one of The Top 25 Most Influential Sports Figures in New Jersey.
As the President and Chief Executive Officer of Positive Impact S+E, a company that Rowe founded in 1998, Rowe puts his successful experience and passion for the business of sports and entertainment to work, assisting clients with business planning and facility development, event creation, event planning and commercial development with assignments spanning four continents and over seventeen countries. Successful strategic planning, management, asset appreciation and revenue-generation are the core disciplines that Positive Impact S+E delivers to its clients.

William D. Squires
Advisory Council

Consultant to the New York Football Giants on all matters pertaining to the operation of the $1.6 billion MetLife Stadium. Major responsibilities included the hiring of management staff, the development of polices/procedures, the training of event staff, and events.


As the General Manager of Disney Sports , Squires was involved in the construction phase of the 200-acre state of the art Sports Complex with . Upon completion, Bill was responsible for the maintenance of facilities (9 venues) and the grounds keeping of all natural grass playing surfaces (75 acres of Tifway 419 Bermuda grass). Squires was also responsible for event day operations, which included traffic/parking, box office, ticket taking, ushering, security, merchandising, housekeeping and engineering . These events included Baseball, football, basketball, softball, soccer, tennis, track and field and many others.


William Squires has been teaching the Sport facility and Event Management course in the Masters of Sports Management at Columbia University for over 10 years and continues to consult on all aspects of sports facility and event management through his company The Right Stuff Consulting.

Professionals

Thomas B. Bauer
Melillo + Bauer Associates

Tom Bauer, a Founding Principal of Melillo + Bauer Associates, Inc., has extensive experience in master planning for all types of land development including residential, commercial, urban, mixed-use, educational, park and recreational projects. With over 40 years of professional experience, he is very familiar with all phases of a project from programming and concept design through construction administration. Tom has been recognized for his design excellence, receiving over 30 awards for many notable projects and has been inducted into the American Society of Landscape Architects, Council of Fellows in recognition of his professional achievements. He received his Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture from The Pennsylvania State University, College of Arts and Architecture in 1976, and is a Licensed Landscape Architect in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Connecticut.

John Burgdorfer
Studio 200 - Project Architect

John graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture Degree from New Jersey Institute of
Technology. John is a licensed Architect and Interior Designer in the state of New Jersey
and is licensed to practice architecture in New York, Pennsylvania, and Florida. He holds a
certification from the National Council of Architectural Registration Board.
John has had the opportunity, in his 30 year career, to be involved with a vast array of
project types. He has been the Architect of Record on a wide range of projects including
schools, municipal facilities, recreation/sports centers, retail and office complexes, multifamily
residential, religious facilities, and single-family residential.
John and his team of professionals at Studio 200, are committed to providing the highest
level of creative design and overall service for their clients. They utilize the latest
computer software and techniques to provide the highest level of design for all of their
projects.

 

  Cardinale Enterprises


  23 S. Hope Chapel Road

  203

  Jackson, NJ 08527

  info@cardinaleenterprises.com

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