Meet The Team
President & CEO, Owner
Paul has long sought to create an organization whose culture was centred on the power of relationships and focus on aligning “purpose” with commercial success. Prior to founding TRIO, Paul was the President of Tender Choice Foods Inc. and Vice President of PIC, the Paletta family’s real estate division. In June 2020, he created The Paul Paletta Foundation, which is focused on helping underprivileged kids reach their potential. More recently, Paul has taken on leadership of Penta Properties.
Paul graduated from McGill University with a B. Comm in Finance and a minor in Entrepreneurship in 1991. Despite his time in Montreal, Paul is an avid Boston Bruins fan.
Owner and Vice President
Michael takes pride in achieving his business dealings and relationships with mutual respect while upholding values to ensure success in every aspect of business. Michael was previously Vice President of Tender Choice Foods Inc. before joining the real estate arm of the family business. Currently Vice President of Penta Properties Inc. his responsibilities include the leasing of their retail facilities, whilst providing clients with the upmost professionalism. Michael is creating the Michael & Laura Paletta Foundation with a focus on youth and young adult mental health and youth development. Michael attended Sheridan College and Wilfrid Laurier University.
Chief Operating Officer
Mario has over 30 years of experience with one of the world’s largest Big 4 Accounting and Consulting firms. He was an international tax partner and held various leadership roles with the firm globally. Most recently, Mario was the leader of KPMG’s Private Business practice in Canada and the Family Office practice globally. Mario has a B. Comm from McMaster University and a Masters in US Taxation from Canisius College. Mario was recognized by the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario as a Fellow in 2019.
Mario also has recently received his Family Enterprise Advisor designation and reflects his commitment to helping enterprising families build lasting legacies.
Director, Real Estate Development
Dave has over 25 years of experience in the real estate development and construction industry, having worked on numerous projects throughout the Greater Toronto Area and Greater Golden Horseshoe. Upon earning a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) degree from Laurentian University, followed by a post graduate diploma in Building Construction Regulations Administration from Seneca College where he graduated with high honours, Dave hit the ground running. Beginning his career with a new home builder in Toronto constructing an average of 750 new homes per year, Dave quickly moved into the land development side of the business. For the past 20 years he has focused on development planning, subdivision design, municipal and agency approvals, site servicing, consultant management, and staying up to date on the ever-changing planning policy framework. Having also added a Real Estate Broker designation to his toolbelt, Dave takes great pride in being a complete real estate professional.
Senior Construction Coordinator
Richard has been involved in the land development and management industry for over thirty-five years. The twenty past years have been with Penta Properties Inc.
Richard graduated as a Civil Engineering Technologist from Ryerson Polytechnical Institute in Toronto. He has been fortunate to have been employed steadily in his vocation since graduating university, contributing his talents and knowledge to several large infrastructure projects throughout Ontario.
Richard enjoys many outdoor activities with his family and friends.
Bill has been in (Accounting and Finance for his entire career. He has been employed with the Paletta organization for the past 31 years. With extensive experience with Tender Choice Foods Inc the Paletta Family's poultry and meat packing operations and PIC their real estate division, he is currently the Financial Controller of Penta Properties Inc. Bill graduated from Western University with a Finance degree in Administrative and Commercial Studies.
Russ advises Penta on its capital structure and credit requirements and manages internal finance, including budgeting, modeling and forecasting. Prior to joining Penta, Russ spent 8 years as a corporate and commercial banker in Toronto and Hamilton, where he learned to love building big buildings. Russ holds an MBA from Queen’s University and an undergraduate degree from the University of Waterloo, and is proud to act as Treasurer on the Mark Preece Family House Board of Directors. He also enjoys sailing and has crossed an ocean or two.