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Leadership

Strong leadership builds success.

BlueTeam’s leadership team has decades of experience in the restoration, construction and roofing space. We have brought together thought leaders to drive each division and bring their knowledge and expertise to their teams.

Our leaders recognize their success is fully tied to the success of all of our employees, therefore they are committed to ongoing training and education for their teams.

Our Team

Bryan Meklir

Bryan Meklir

CEO

Bryan founded BlueTeam in 2008, previously BBMK Contracting and Blue Team Restoration, and has been at the helm ever since. Bryan’s distinct vision drives BlueTeam forward and has brought it to where it is today - a powerhouse in restoration, construction, and roofing, servicing commercial clients with large portfolios of properties.    

 

Before starting BlueTeam, Bryan originally started in the industry over 20 years ago as a Project Manager for one of the largest firms in the industry. He continued learning as the Vice President of a large franchise system specializing in the restoration of soft goods.

David Mayer

David Mayer

Chief Financial Officer

David Mayer is responsible for the Company’s accounting, financial reporting, and treasury functions.  Prior to joining BlueTeam, David worked in various industries and been a leader in financial management for over 30 years holding numerous positions as Controller and Chief Financial Officer.  He possesses a Florida CPA as well as being recognized by the AICPA as a CGMA.  David holds a bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Accounting from Florida State University.  

Juan Michelena

Juan Michelena

Chief Operating Officer

Juan has over 30 years of operational experience across multiple industries.  He oversees BlueTeam operations and customer service. Juan holds an MBA and Masters of Industrial Engineering degree from the University of Miami and a BS in Textile Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.  

Jeffrey Krone

Jeff Krone

EVP - Restoration

Jeff has been in the restoration space for nearly 30 years. He has expertise in both national and international remediation efforts involving water damage, fire damage, natural disasters, and environmental issues. Throughout his career he has had hands-on experience managing complex property-casualty losses with numerous facility types, with an extensive background including quality control, training management, and strategic planning for efficient and effective, first response. He has handled projects large and small, from a small loss in an office up to his work after the BP Oil spill.

Robert Rubenstein

Robert Rubenstein

Chief Strategy Officer

Robert Rubenstein brings over 15 years of risk management experience to bear on helping BlueTeam’s clients navigate the labyrinth of insurance claims.  Prior to joining BlueTeam, Robert served for 14 years as Senior Vice President of Risk Management and General Counsel for The Blackstone Group’s hospitality assets. During his tenure, he presided over 240 full and select-service assets and was instrumental in recovering over one billion dollars in insurance proceeds for property damage claims. Having stood in our client’s shoes, Robert brings a practical and pragmatic approach to not only dealing with losses, but also understands and respects the web of owners, operators, and brands, and the complexity and internal challenges such structures present. With many real estate assets held by either private equity groups or REITs, Robert’s real estate experience adds another dimension of understanding to how we service and support our clients.

Rob Sanderson

Rob Sanderson

SVP - Client Services

Rob comes to BlueTeam with over two decades of valuable experience in the restoration and reconstruction industry.  Rob is a disaster response executive with an extensive general management, business development, and operations background.  Rob has been a solutions provider with real work, boots on the ground experience with some of the most prolific disasters to strike the United States in the last twenty years.