about us

vision
Pipeline is committed to bringing the best workplace experience to entrepreneurs, start-ups, independent professionals, and small business teams through community building, innovative and functional design, a dynamic learning environment, and a desirable location.
“Nothing ever comes to one, that is worth having, except as a result of hard work.”
– Booker T. Washington
history
Our motivation for creating Pipeline was born out of our own frustrations while trying to find a decent place to work. After working from home offices, coffee houses, dull corporate offices, and even traditional executive suites, we became consumed with the idea of creating the optimal workplace experience. A place we would want to work in ourselves. Since the inception of that idea, it’s fair to say we have become a little obsessed with creating an inspired work community at Pipeline.
“The beginning is the most important part of the work. ”
– Plato
our team
Todd Oretsky
Co-Founder
Todd is a serial entrepreneur who has founded, acquired and exited several companies. He began his professional career as a corporate lawyer at the law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and has structured and advised on over $20 billion of debt and equity offerings. He holds an MBA from The Wharton School and a law degree from New York University School of Law. Todd is a member (and past board member) of Entrepreneur’s Organization and is on the board of several companies. In addition, Todd is on the Board of Advisors to Florida International University’s Global Entrepreneurship Center.
Philippe Houdard
Co-Founder
Prior to co-founding Pipeline, Philippe founded SkyBank Financial and served as its CEO. He is also founder and president of Developing Minds Foundation, an organization that builds schools and supports education projects in areas affected by armed conflict and poverty. Previously, he served in executive positions in sales, marketing, and mergers & acquisitions for mid-size and Fortune 500 companies. Philippe graduated with a Master in Public Policy from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and a BS in Business Administration from University of Florida.
Angela Bradley
Director of Regional Operations
As General Manager, Angela is responsible for day to day operations and delivering a superior customer experience at Pipeline Brickell. Prior to this role, she managed New Media Accounts for Warner Music Latin America, overseeing initiatives for customers in the US, Latin America and Caribbean. She is immediate past president of the Peruvian Club of Florida and remains on the board of directors. Angela graduated with a Bachelor in Business Administration from the University of Miami.
Nelson Silberberg
Director of Finance
Nelson has held managerial roles in the fields of Finance and Accounting in industries such as Real Estate, Public Relations, and banking. Prior to joining Pipeline, Nelson served as Controller for a local Real Estate company managing Investment Trusts, residential purchases and sales, and leased properties. Nelson is a graduate of Florida International University having earned his Master degree in Business Administration.
Ezell Raudez
General Manager, Brickell
Before joining Pipeline, Ezell took on increasing levels of responsibility in the hospitality industry where she worked for hotels such as Trump International Beach Resort and most recently Viceroy Miami. Ezell earned a BA in Hospitality and Tourism Management from Florida International University in 2014. On her time off, Ezell enjoys spending time with her little brother through the Big Brother Big Sister organization.
Yolaine Gil
Community Manager, Brickell
Before becoming part of Pipeline, Yolaine managed the Lindamood-Bell Miami office and their seasonal international locations. After earning a BA in Psychology from Florida International University in 2013, she helped them reach students struggling with learning disabilities across South Florida, Puerto Rico, and Barbados. Now, she brings her experience in operations and client service to the Pipeline Brickell team. In her free time, she loves spending time with family, being a foodie, and traveling.
David Grasso
Partner, Philly
David is a nationally respected executive in real estate development and management whose experience dates back to when he was 12 years old working for his father’s development team, David formed his own firm and $50 million real estate opportunity fund in 1999 a t the age of 29 . Since forming his own company, David has capitalized on many opportunistic real estate ventures and has let the expansion of his firm from a regional development company into Grasso Holdings, LP, a full service commercial development firm with affiliates in construction management, residential sales, alternative energy development, asset management, and property management. Grasso Holdings has developed a number of large scale projects including Valley Square, a 400,000 square foot lifestyle center in Bucks County, PA; The Grande, a mixed -use historic center city office building that was converted into 35,000 square feet of retail, 170,000 square feet of office and 150 residential condominiums; Bella Vista, a 78-unit luxury loft condominium conversion; and a number of 20-unit luxury loft conversions in Manhattan. David earned a BS in Management Information Systems from St. Joseph’s University and a JD fr om St. Thomas University School of Law.
Tayyib Smith
Partner, Philly
Tayyib has long been a successful conduit between artist, niche brands, and the music industry, earning the respect of corporate brands for his unique ability to connect with the hearts and minds of the trend-setting youth market via facilitation of successful relationships. His marketing reputation was further solidified through his work with SCION, introducing the brand to the Philadelphia region through a series of underground marketing initiatives. He has also worked with such clients as Nike, Heineken USA, Greater Philadelphia Tourism and Marketing Corporation, and Red Bull, and showcased artists such as Diplo, Common, The Roots, Questlove, Talib Kweli, and John Legend. Presently, Tayyib serves on the Philadelphia Jazz Project Brain Trust funded by the William Penn Foundation, the Board of Directors of the Philadelphia chapter of the Recording Academy and on the planning committee for Philly Tech Week.
Meegan Denenberg
Partner, Philly
Meegan most recently served as the marketing director of PhillyCarShare, Ms. Denenberg’s initiatives helped increase membership sixfold. In her 20+ years in the industry, she has also developed and executed programs for Manhattan based guerrilla marketing firms and conducted national promotions for a variety of clients, including Discovery Channel, the Weather Channel, HBO, Wowee Toys, Clorox, Avirex and K-Swiss. Denenberg’s public relations work has included notables in the fashion, beauty and lifestyle industries, including MANA Cosmetics, Lord & Berry Cosmetics, Charlie Rocket children’s wear and Laundry by Shelli Segal.
Josh Dubin
Director of Programs & Strategy
Josh Dubin has nearly a decade of experience in event production. While working for the City of Philadelphia, Josh organized professional development events and town hall gatherings focused on serving the city’s creative and cultural sectors, as well as a performing arts series that showcased local talent in City Hall courtyard. Since 2009, Josh has also produced Bloktoberfest, an annual non-profit street fair that welcomes over 25,000 attendees from throughout Greater Philadelphia. Josh previously served as Executive Director of Franklin’s Paine Skatepark Fund, where he developed programming for Philadelphia’s growing network of public skateparks. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and a Center City resident.
Gregory A. Stott
General Manager, Philly
Pipeline Philly’s General Manager, Gregory Stott, was previously CFO for DavidBromstad Designs (headed by HGTV personality David Bromstad). During his career there, Gregory established partnerships with a number of Fortune 500 companies including Dupont, Nestlé, and Sherwin Williams. Prior to this, he was Financial Advisor for 13 years with AG Edwards and Sons and Met-Life, and he was also founder and owner of his own firm Stanford Stott Wealth Management. Gregory is Vice Chair on the SAVE Foundation’s board of directors and has worked with many charity organizations such as Safe Schools and Wounded Warriors.
Lindsay Tillery
Community Manager, Philly
Lindsay is responsible for community management at Pipeline Philly, where she oversees all aspects of membership. She has extensive familiarity with retail management and customer service, including previous work experiences at Victoria’s Secret, Gap and other leading brands. Lindsay also handled events for Skai Blue Media, coordinating logistics, public relations and marketing and vendor management. She is a graduate of Rowan University.
Iris Marante
General Manager, Coral Gables
Iris is responsible for Pipeline Gables’ focus on exceptional member experience and service. She previously was trained and worked at Morgans Hotel Group, including its world famous hotels such as Delano, Shore Club, and Mondrian in Miami Beach. There she took on increasing levels of responsibility in customer service, sales and special events including Art Basel.
Adriana Cruz
Community Manager, Coral Gables
Adriana began her experience in the hospitality industry at the renowned Viceroy Hotel in Miami as Front Desk Agent and then moved on to work in the restaurant industry at the Brio Tuscan Grille in the events department. There she received training and quickly gained leadership skills to become Team Leader and was responsible for several management duties. In her free time, she enjoys trying out different recipe creations and sharing them with friends and family.
Seidy Sleiman
General Manager, Doral
Prior to heading our Doral location, Seidy received a bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering, a Master in Business Administration and a Master in Human Resource Management. In her previous professional experiences, she managed offices and supervised several retail stores in Venezuela, leading her to understand the roles of leadership, management, employee relations and team work. Besides learning about business and playing the piano, in her free time she is sharing sweets and treats with others, recreating different recipes, and experiencing various baking techniques.
Valentina Jassim
Community Manager, Doral
Before joining Pipeline, Valentina received a bachelor's degree in mass communication and journalism. She has worked in Colombia, Canada and the United States, resulting in a unique understanding of how culture and global commerce intersect. Valentina brings to Pipeline her professional experience ranging from customer service to sales and marketing.
Diana Jimenez
General Manager, Fort Lauderdale
As General Manager for Pipeline Fort Lauderdale, Diana has brought her expertise in hospitality from previous training and experience in highly rated restaurants such as Zuma in Miami and Michael Mina’s 74 at the famous Fontainebleau in Miami Beach. Having a true passion for anthropology and cultures, Diana earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Florida in 2010. With roots grounded to her hometown of Bogota, she enjoys the multicultural diversity of Miami. She plans to continue visiting UNESCO heritage sites around the world.
Angela Herrera
Community Manager, Fort Lauderdale
Adding to our international and diverse team, Peru is represented by Angie who recently graduated from Syracuse University with a bachelor’s degree in Entrepreneurship & Emerging Enterprises and Supply Chain Management. During her time in school, Angie worked as a consultant for several small firms and during her free time, she helped children in the Syracuse City School District improve their literacy levels. Angie has a passion for social entrepreneurship and enjoys working with emerging companies. She is happy to be part of this growing community.