Michael A. Mendillo

Regional President, East

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Michael A. Mendillo is an equity partner with FirstService Residential, the largest residential management company in North America. As President and Principal, Mendillo’s responsibilities include client retention, leadership development, culture building, organizational growth and strategic initiatives. Mendillo possesses first-hand knowledge of industry and corporate trends and concerns, having directly pitched and closed some of the largest communities under management and partners within FirstService Residential. 

In 1997, Mendillo’s organization, The Wentworth Group partnered with FirstService Residential, becoming FirstService Residential’s East Region  serving community associations across New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, West Virginia, Washington D.C., Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Illinois.

Prior to the Wentworth Group and FirstService Residential, Mendillo founded and served as CEO of Mandell Investment Inc., a real estate investment management firm, working with national and regional residential real-estate developers. Mendillo graduated from William Paterson University with a Bachelor of Science in Business and currently sits on the University’s Advisory Board for the College of Business.

Mendillo has taught on Community Association Management at Monmouth University located in Central New Jersey which highlighted the principles of Community Association Management, the industry, and Community Association Management as a career path.

Mendillo has also spoken nationally on leadership, service and corporate culture to a number of different audiences and organizations, including Columbia University, New York University’s Stern School of Business, William Paterson University, The International Builders Show, Community Associations Institute (CAI), and Institute of Real Estate Management. Through a charismatic personality, a genuine connection with and passion for people, Mendillo has become a prolific speaker on such topics as community association management, entrepreneurialism, leadership, vision, corporate culture and the relationship between service and business. He has appeared as a keynote speaker and panel member on such topics as customer service, leadership, human resources management, achieving and sustaining business success and growing your company in today’s climate.