President & Chief Executive Officer
Stark Enterprises was founded in 1978 by Bob Stark when he purchased a single story retail location in Mayfield Heights, Ohio, while completing his J.D. at Case Western Reserve University. This first investment laid the groundwork for what would become Stark Enterprises. Bob is the creative force of the company and the primary driver of the evolution of the projects created by the firm, from strip centers to power centers to mixed-use “community cores.”
Chief Operating Officer
Ezra has primary responsibility for the oversight of all budgets, expenditures and financial results for the operating properties. He also directs operations with respect to cost controls and revenue generation as well as marketing functions for all the operating properties. He continues to participate in strategic planning and is the primary contact for joint venture opportunities.
Chief Financial Officer
After joining Stark Enterprises in 1992, Ray has overseen all organizational financial and tax reporting, financial analysis, treasury, estate planning, employee benefits, risk management and financing functions. In these capacities he has seen Stark Enterprises grow from a company of 11 employees to one of more than 165 employees and has negotiated and coordinated the closing of financings totaling over $2.5 billion.
Executive Vice President of Operations
Hank’s career designing and constructing large exterior land and streetscapes as a landscape architect for prestigious commercial accounts later transitioned to a corporate business career with Stark Enterprises, where he has served as Vice President of Operations for over 15 years. Hank manages a staff of over 100 employees and leads the operation of more than 30 shopping centers, residential communities and office suites.
Chief Investment Officer
Since graduating with both a Bachelors degree in Finance and an MBA from Cleveland State University, Midlik has spent his entire career with Stark Enterprises implementing key roles within the Finance department. Serving as the Vice President of Finance for 4 years, Midlik recently shifted to Chief Investment Officer for Stark. Brian’s responsibilities include strategic leadership in selecting new investments, sourcing new initiatives, managing current investments within property portfolios and assisting with investor relations.
Executive Vice President of Leasing
For over 25 years, Carla has been a central member of the Stark development team and is responsible for leasing its portfolio of over seven million square feet. As a leader in Northeast Ohio’s leasing community, Carla is responsible for bringing many major national retailers to the Cleveland market and has attracted the most interesting and eclectic local retailers to Stark’s various properties.
Vice President of Human Resources
Michael is responsible for attracting, developing and retaining the best team of employees for Stark Enterprises. With over 25 years of HR leadership experience, he has previously held positions with local, national and multinational S&P 500 Index companies. Michael is a certified mediator, has a BS in Psychology and has been a featured speaker on best practices in employee relations. He is committed to providing each team member with a professional, engaging and rewarding experience.
Executive Managing Director of Stark Capital Group
With 20+ years of senior leadership in business development, capital markets, asset management and structured finance for real property markets across a national platform, Nico is leading efforts to increase both equity and debt through a variety of private and institutional capital sources on a national level to help fuel the growth expansion of Stark Enterprises. He is credited with creating several billion dollars in entity level value in the multi-family, student housing, retail and hospitality industries.
Vice President of Residential Operations
Brian’s property management experience spans over 22 years and 450 different styles of facilities, from single family homes to a Library of Congress. He has extensive knowledge in sales, customer service, leadership and team building in upscale and value branded residential communities. He prides himself on building well functioned teams that are accountable and committed to quality standards, ensuring bottom-line efficiency and profitability.
Vice President of Commercial Operations
Tina is responsible for the operations of all Stark retail, hospitality and office properties, including budget management, staffing, security and implementing portfolio-wide operating procedures. She often acts as liaison between Stark’s properties, tenants and various municipalities. In addition, she serves as General Manager at Crocker Park, managing the property’s daily operations and a staff of over 40 team members.
Vice President of Commercial Operations
Krista manages the commercial operations of Exterior Services, overseeing an extensive staff that specializes in concrete and asphalt, snow and ice removal, property and street maintenance, equipment rental, award winning landscape services and more. Krista graduated with a degree in Landscape Horticulture from The Ohio State University.
Vice President of Marketing
Stacie spearheads all marketing efforts, activating the corporate and property brands within the marketplace through engaging events, local advertising campaigns, public relations outreach, creative promotions and digital initiatives. In this role, she leads all media relations outreach and response, evaluates and negotiates sponsorship and partnership opportunities and acts as project manager for all corporate and property related marketing requests.