James Black, General Manager / Owner
James spent 18 years in the Financial Services industry before he founded New Era Property Management, which acquired Whitney Management in 2011. He held various Financial and Technology leadership roles. His last position was Senior Vice President managing corporate IT strategy and program portfolios, project and functional teams, and had oversight of budgets ranging from $500,000 to 40MM that affected a corporation of over 2000+ global users. As the owner of Whitney Management, James works to ensure that all associations receive the service they deserve and that the Associations receive education and transparent guidance. He also uses technology to allow the delivery of more information through online channels and improving the efficiency of communications between the Associations and Whitney.
Albert Griffiths, Director of Management Development
Albert has been awarded the Professional Community Association Manager (PCAM) designation by the Community Association Institute (CAI). The PCAM is the highest designation available awarded by the CAI, being the pinnacle of professionalism for community association members. The PCAM is gained through advanced training, education and guidance, and can ensure that the designee has the knowledge, experience and integrity to provide the best service to represented association. Al has over 40 years of experience in construction and Association management.
Paul Baukus AMS, CMCA, Senior Manager
Paul’s background is very strong in maintenance. For 27 years he was Head of Maintenance for Heritage Village, a 2700 unit Association in Southbury where he managed a staff of 100. His broad base knowledge extends to Association and Association management. He is a Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA), Association Management Specialist (AMS) and is a Professional Community Association Manager (PCAM) candidate, the highest designation provided by the Community Association Institute (CAI).
AnnMarie Sullivan, CMCA, Senior Manager
AnnMarie brings an extensive background of 20 years in Customer Service to her position as a Community Association Manager. She is a Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA) through the Community Association Institute (CAI).
Tania Grudovik, Accounting Manager
Tania Grudovik joined the Whitney Management team in July of 2009 as an Assistant Bookkeeper. She was responsible for ensuring accurate and timely processing of accounting data, maintaining accounts receivable and accounts payable functions. Her most recent experience has been to manage multiple work tasks which includes operating as an office manager, bookkeeper and customer relations manager. Tania earned her degree in Finance from Belorussian Economic University and has worked in the financial field for 14 years.
Sasha Bialiauski, Junior Manager
Sasha recently transferred from the Whitney Maintenance department, where he worked in the field for four years. Sasha is a native of Belarus and he currently earning his Bachelors in Business Administration with a concentration in Management from Southern Connecticut State University. In his free time, Sasha is an avid cyclist; he has been a member of the CCB Cycling team for seven years and participates in races almost every weekend.
Venkat Karthi, Back Office Manager
Venkat received a B.S. in Commerce but migrated towards the IT industry where he learned to build software systems and taught software development for 4 years. He also worked on number of projects as a consultant in software development roles. Venkat manages all of Whitney's IT infrastructure and software and is responsible for all bookkeeping, reporting, and other administration type activities.