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Our Team

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This is not a story about a large public company churning out real estate to meet fiscal year-end reporting; rather, it’s about an intimate team of highly skilled and dedicated individuals with a vision, but more importantly a strategic plan.  Las Olas Ecuador, boasts a team of individuals and strategic partners all dedicated to creating a unique world-class destination. From the financial, land planning, development, design, golf course architecture, construction, legal, sales, and marketing sectors; this team brings decades of experience and expertise.  Our vision, business and financial acumen, drive and work ethic, combined with the natural beauty of Las Olas Ecuador, ensures a resort development that is certain to appeal to the most discerning individuals.  Las Olas Ecuador offers an opportunity as rare as the land itself, yet within reach of a select, savvy group of Founders and visionaries.

Bobby Castle Construction

Bobby Castle Construction was incorporated in 1971 and is owned by Randy Russ who entered the firm as a partner in 1984. Bobby Castle Construction is licensed to operate over half the states in the United States.

Clients of Bobby Castle Construction include Michaels Crafts Stores where we have completed more than 250 stores in twenty plus states. Cost Plus World Market stores where we have worked on over 200 stores. We have also constructed Big Lot Stores, Bed Bath & Beyond Stores, Bevmo Stores and JCPenney. We have constructed over 20 dental clinics and are currently constructing medical clinics medical clinics in New York State, having completed eight clinics and currently constructing an additional five. The plan calls for us to complete over fifty medical clinics over the next two years.

We have also supplied millworks through our sister company Texas Fixtures and Interiors Inc. to such projects as Dell Children’s Medical Center, Austin Hilton and Convention Center, University of Texas, San Antonio Spurs stadium, Austin F1 track skyboxes and Ms State field house.

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DICOPLAN

DICOPLAN is a full service Ecuadorian company that specializes in the design and construction of large-scale buildings, bridges, and concrete roads both in domestic and international locations. The DICOPLAN group has a combined experience of over 60 years and a team of architects, engineers, and project managers.

Working in conjunction with the Army Corps of Engineers, DICOPLAN has worked on prestigious projects such as the longest bridge in Ecuador which serves to unify the province of Manabí.  The bridge connects the cities of San Vicente and Bahia de Caraquez.  Other projects include the four bridges that connect the main airport of the province and the city of Esmeraldas, Casablanca, Latacunga Social Rehabilitation Center, and Papallacta road.

DICOPLAN has designed and constructed multiple large condominium buildings and hotels throughout Ecuador as well as worked on several road and highway projects.

DICOPLAN brings professional experience with feasibility studies, architecture, structural design, mechanical and electrical engineering, sanitation design, landscape and environment designs and planning, development and project management of large-scale construction projects.

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Texas Fixtures

Texas Fixtures and Interiors has long been nationally known as a leading manufacturer of display fixtures and cabinet integration for the retail industry.

The demands of modern retail and store fixture manufacturing come together to create designs that cleverly intertwine art, architecture, and technology into the retail space and the displays that hold merchandise. Display design and finishing involves the combining of mixed media and special effects more than at any other time in store fixture manufacturing history. Retailers depend on strong design to give them a competitive edge. Creating store fixtures in unusual sizes, shapes, finishes, and layout, provide visual impacts and can effectively mold consumer impressions.


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Randy Russ – Chief Executive Officer & Founding Partner

A disciplined and multi-faceted entrepreneur, Mr. Russ has acquired extensive experience over the past 35 years, in construction and real estate development business. As the President of very successful companies: Bobby Castle Construction – Russ Construction Company and of Texas Fixtures & Interiors, a commercial millwork and cabinet manufacturing company located in Texas, Mr. Russ has been responsible for acquisition, planning, sales, and construction of multiple projects throughout his career.  He has constructed multiple developments including residential homes, high-rise buildings, retail shopping centers, businesses, and industrial parks across the United States.

David Maksymuik, CPA, CMA – Chief Executive Officer & Founding Partner

Mr. Maksymuik holds a degree in Commercial Finance from the University of Western Ontario, as well as accounting designations in both the United States of America and Canada.  He has spent the last 30 years providing financial leadership and strategic direction to rapidly expanding companies in renewable energy, construction, marketing, and transportation industries.  His vast experience includes structuring and arranging financing for renewable energy and construction projects totaling in excess of $1.0 billion.  Over a 15 year period he coordinated the financial and management reporting systems for large construction projects across the United States and Canada.  He was instrumental in taking two separate companies public, on the New York Stock Exchange and the Toronto Stock Exchange.  He has been involved in M&A activities throughout his career purchasing more than twenty-five companies during that period.

Guillermo Pazmiño – Civil Engineering

As an engineer student during 1998-2006, Pazmiño had various jobs like developing drawings and plans, as a resident engineer in civil and fiscal projects, as well as assisting technical departments in construction companies and real estate.

A year after graduating as a Civil Engineer, in 2008-2009 he became a Public Works Contractor. He has been recognized as a resident engineer and a technical director in various construction companies in the city of Guayaquil, Ecuador.

He was the Director of Public Works department in two municipalities; GADM San Jacinto de Yaguachi, in the Province of Guayas, and in GADM of Canton Sucre, in the Province of Manabi, during two periods 2011-2012 and 2012-2014.

Currently, he is the Civil Engineer for the Technical Department of Las Olas Ecuador S.A.

Mauricio R. Jarre A. – Architect

Graduated from the University Central del Ecuador, in the College of Architect and Planning.

Mauricio has worked on architectural and urban designs, as an assistant in projects and construction of local commercial buildings, factories, warehouses, residential complexes, and in different public and private companies in Ecuador.

Former Autocad 3D professor at the Universidad Tecnica de Manabi.

Mandy Megson – Architect

Amanda Megson holds a degree in Architecture with an emphasis in Architectural Design from the University Of Espiritu Santo Of Guayaquil. She started as an intern in Adriana Hoyos Interiors. She also worked as a design assistant in Dunn Arq. / Aleph Studio. There she collaborated in projects such as home designs, the redesign of the Machala Stadium, the redesign of the Coliseum of Pasaje, and a Governmental Financial Platform Contest.

Dean Rosenberg – Director of Sales

On top of overseeing the sales activities at Las Olas Ecuador and being an avid golfer, Dean is also a Founder’s club member and a future resident of Las Olas.  Before joining Las Olas, Dean was Consumer Care Manager at Costal del Mar sunglasses where he supervised the after-sales activities of this US manufacturer. Dean also worked at Sprint/Nextel for more than 12 years holding various roles in account management, vendor management, and sales support and customer retention. Dean earned his Bachelor’s Degree online after leaving the Navy and while working full time and raising his family.

Pascal Laflamme – Director of Marketing

Originally from Montreal, Canada, Pascal holds a marketing management degree and has spent the last 8 years in the Indian ocean overseeing the startup of a telecommunication network and the management a software development company selling products in over 150 countries. Enjoying life under the tropics and after a successful 20 years management career, he and his family wanted to relocate closer to Canada, either in Central or South America, ideally in a golf and beachfront community. After extensive research, they finally found the perfect place for their lifestyle… Las Olas Ecuador!

 

Ana A. Andrade – Construction Manager

Ana holds a degree in Architecture from the University of San Francisco de Quito specialising in design and planning.  Ana has a vast array of skills from design, remodelling and construction infrastructure in both home and retails environments.  Over the last 6 years Ana has been involved in projects for various Airports, Hospitals, Retail offices and private homes.

Ana brings a good combination of skills to the team especially with her construction infrastructure knowledge in retail which will ensure our facilities at Las Olas Ecuador meet the latest technological infrastructure.

Adriana Cisneros – Corporate Lawyer

Adriana Cisneros, graduated as an attorney from the Universidad Laica Eloy Alfaro of Manabí.  She did her internship in the legal department of the Municipality of Sucre.  Before joining Las Olas as our corporate lawyer, she was part of the legal team at the law firm “Ureta and Associates”. Previously, she rendered her professional services as legal assistant in the Registry of Property of Sucre County