Meet The Talent Behind Chicago’s Finest Landscapes

Our Team

Frank Mariani

Frank Mariani

Chairman

In 1973 Frank Mariani became President of Mariani Landscape at 19 years old following the tragic passing of his father, Vito Mariani, Sr…

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Johannes Louwers

President

Johannes (known to many as “Yo”) joined Mariani in 2023 and leads all operations for Mariani Landscape…

Fernando Del Rio

Fernando Del Rio

Finance Director

Fernando joined Mariani in 2022 and leads all operations finance for our company. He has over 25 years of financial leadership experience…

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Laura Gianorio

VP of Business Operations

Laura Gianorio recently joined Mariani Landscape and leads business operations as Vice President, serving residential and commercial customers throughout Chicagoland….

Gina Goldberg

Gina Goldberg

HR Director

Gina joined Mariani in 2022 and has over 20 years of progressive Human Resources leadership experience. She leads all HR operations…

Lee Keenan

Lee Keenan

VP Construction Sales

Lee joined Mariani in 2010 and leads the Design/Build sales team. He is responsible for providing the highest level of client satisfaction…

Colleen Barkley

Colleen Barkley

Director of Design

Colleen has been with Mariani for over 22 years, starting as a Design Intern in college. She currently leads the Mariani Design Studio…

Art Brueggeman

Art Brueggeman

VP Construction Project Management

Art joined Mariani in 2019 and leads the Design/Build sales team. He is responsible for providing the highest level…

Todd Vena

Todd Vena

VP Maintenance Production

Todd originally joined Mariani over 24 years ago working on our greenhouse and construction crews during the summers during high school…

Frank Vena

Frank Vena

VP Construction Operations

Frank has been with Mariani since 1979 and leads all our construction operations for our Design/Build projects, the development…

Ron Fiocchi

Ron Fiocchi

VP, Operations Fleet & Facilities

Ron has been with Mariani for over 34 years and is responsible for managing and overseeing the team of technicians that perform repairs and…

Mike Devora

Mike Devora

Construction Manager

Mike joined Mariani nearly 30 years ago and is a highly skilled professional who oversees the construction team and schedules Mariani’s…

Andrea Vena

Andrea Vena

Materials Manager

Andrea joined Mariani over 18 years ago and oversees Mariani’s inventory and procurement operations. Andrea’s team of buyers work…

Steve Fiore

Steve Fiore

VP, Maintenance Renewals Former Vice President Rocco Fiore & Sons

Since Rocco Fiore and Sons (RFS) became part of Mariani Landscape in 2021, Steve has worked with clients to understand their specific needs…

Robert Beers

Bobby Beers

South Territory VP, Maintenance Sales

Bobby joined Mariani in 2017 and has over 17 years’ experience in client service and operations roles within the landscaping industry…

Pat Clark

Pat Clark

Central Territory VP, Maintenance Sales

Pat has over 13 years’ experience at Mariani and currently oversees sales and client service for a territory that ranges from Wilmette to…

Ed Furner

Ed Furner

North Territory VP, Maintenance Sales

Ed joined Mariani over 21 years ago and leads our Client Representative teams focused on customer service and sales for the area that spans…

Sara Furlan

Sara Furlan

Design Principal

Sara joined Mariani soon after graduating college and has been with the company for over 30 years. As a Design Principal, Sara leads a team…

Tony Lobello

Tony Lobello

Design Principal

Tony has been with Mariani for over 36 years and leads a team of landscape architects through all aspects of landscape design, from concept…

Carrie Woleben-Meade

Carrie Woleben-Meade

Design Principal

Carrie joined Mariani Landscape soon after graduating from college and has been with the company for over 30 years…

Ron O’Hara

Ron O’Hara

Design Director

Ron rejoined Mariani in 2023 after previously working for the company as Project Manager, Project Director and Purchasing Manager…

Jenna Pfau

Jenna Pfau

Project Director

Jenna has been with Mariani for over 10 years and has over 15 years’ experience in the industry. As a Project Director, she is responsible for both…

Rob Schwartz

Rob Schwarz

Design Director

Rob has been with Mariani for over 8 years and has over 33 years of experience as a landscape architect. As a Design Director, Rob is…

Eliazar Arebalo

Eliazar Arebalo

Business Development Manager, Central Territory

Eliazar rejoined Mariani in 2022 after previously working for the company from 2000 to 2004. Combined he has over 35 years of experience…

John Kerstein

John Kerstein

Business Development Manager, North Territory

John joined Mariani in 2018 as a Client Representative before taking his current role in 2022. John currently works with new clients…

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Dave Pilkington

Business Development Manager, South Territory

Dave Pilkington – Business Development Manager, South Territory Dave has over 32 years of landscaping and horticultural experience…

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Laura Gianorio

VP of Business Operations

Laura Gianorio recently joined Mariani Landscape and leads business operations as Vice President, serving residential and commercial customers throughout Chicagoland….

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