Team

Optimize the Momentum

Revantage North America is supported by the world’s largest alternative asset manager, yet still maintains our start-up spirit and nimbleness. We focus on tangible results, and our people have a hands-on role in delivering those results across disciplines. Our identity and spirit are supported by our culture which is driven by passion for igniting change and strong service orientation.

At Revantage, everyone has an opportunity to lead. We see the importance of diversity in thought and leadership and ability to make a direct impact on our mission. Each team member lives for momentum, and strives to improve. People only progress as far as their ambition allows them, and our ambition has no limits.

Our Leadership Team

Matt DeMonte

Global Head and Chief Executive Officer

Matt DeMonte

Global Head and Chief Executive Officer

Matt is the Global Head and Chief Executive Officer of Revantage.  Matt joined Blackstone’s real estate portfolio companies to manage and lead Revantage, following a track-record of successful global executive leadership positions. Throughout his career, Matt has built a reputation for his ability to run large-scale businesses, transform companies and culture, develop and assemble high performing talent, and drive innovation through technology.

Matt has instilled within Revantage the principle to which he credits his own success: the relentless pursuit of better. By constantly striving to optimize his performance and empowering his teams to do the same, he has helped companies overcome challenges and push beyond what others assumed was possible. Matt believes that organizational excellence occurs once you’ve established and executed results-driven strategies and creates a culture that aligns every teammate with the same values and mission.

Matt has spent his career developing teams that outperform financial and other performance objectives. He has a track record for leading transformative change and establishing cultures of continuous improvement. He is an authentic leader who invests heavily in recruiting, developing, and retaining high performing and diverse teams.

Matt is currently leading a significant hiring effort in the global expansion of Revantage, as well as a strategic shift to better equip Blackstone’s real estate portfolio companies with talent, processes, and technology. Matt is taking this opportunity to create a new model for shared services in a way that has never been done before, with a heavy focus on providing value creation through data and analytics, and scalability through emerging technologies.

Piero Bussani

Global Head of Legal

Piero Bussani

Global Head of Legal

Serving as a member of the executive leadership team, an advisor to the board of directors, and as chief counsel for the business, Piero leads the Legal functions for Revantage, including oversight of the portfolio companies’ transactions and leasing programs, development, governance, risk management, regulatory compliance, claims oversight, and legal optimization. Revantage is Piero’s fourth Blackstone portfolio company for which he has held an executive leadership position.

Piero draws on nearly 30 years of experience guiding corporations through a wide range of issues where law and business intersect, including regulatory and compliance, corporate governance, transactions, data privacy and security, customer and business partner engagement, and human resources. Piero has spent his entire legal career in the real estate industry. As an expert and thought leader, he is currently serving his 9th year on the Board of Trustees for Cubesmart, one of the top three owners and operators of self-storage properties in the U.S.

With extensive experience as Chief Legal Officer for several multi-billion dollar organizations and two fast growing start-ups, navigating complex legal and business matters and projects, Piero serves as trusted advisor to the CEO and other senior corporate officers on setting the strategic direction for Revantage’s ongoing evolution. Piero’s understanding of the entire organization, and ability to thoughtfully navigate complicated issues, makes him an integral member of the executive leadership team.

Piero is on the forefront of Revantage’s transformation and global expansion, an exciting journey to becoming a global business services powerhouse. He will continue to support the growth story and long-term success of Revantage by applying his strong business acumen, outstanding judgment and legal expertise as an advantage to positively impact business results.

Jessie Burgess

Chief Information Officer

Jessie Burgess

Chief Information Officer

Jessie is the Chief Information Officer of Revantage. Jessie joined the Executive team to lead the technological innovations and operations at Revantage. Jessie brings over 20 years of technology leadership to Revantage, including his most recent experience as a transformative CIO within the travel and hospitality industry. Jessie has built a reputation for leading organizational advancement through technological modernization and effective team leadership. 

At Revantage, Jessie is leading a global technology effort which includes designing and implementing services and solutions that meet business partner needs and deliver business insights. As a member of the Executive team, Jessie provides strategic leadership on all transformation initiatives. He is committed to building industry-leading technology and developing a winning team culture.

Jessie approaches challenges with a dynamic view of what’s possible, and he empowers his teams to do the same. In his pursuit of better, he ensures technology advancement is tied, at its core, to strategic business objectives. Jessie has a strong track record of success, enabled through clear strategies, purposeful organization empowerment and a pioneering spirit of innovation.

Nicole Grimaldi

Chief Financial Officer

Nicole Grimaldi

Chief Financial Officer

Nicole Grimaldi serves as CFO of Revantage, a leading global corporate services provider to Blackstone and its real estate portfolio companies. As a senior executive of the organization, she helps drive the strategic direction of Revantage, overseeing financial strategy, managing financial operations, and providing financial reporting and portfolio management to Blackstone and its real estate portfolio companies.

Nicole brings over 20 years of leadership experience in finance and the commercial real estate industry. Before joining Revantage as CFO in 2019, she was Senior Vice President of Capital Markets and Corporate Finance at InvenTrust Properties, where she led a team responsible for capital allocation, investment decisions, and business strategy. Prior to InvenTrust, Nicole held senior leadership positions at the Private Bank, RREEF and LaSalle Bank.  She is involved in several industry organizations and serves as the Executive Sponsor of Revantage Women in Network (WIN).

Nicole, with the finance team, plays a critical role in the continued evolution and growth of the Revantage. She continues to rely on her strong financial acumen and keen judgement to make the critical decisions necessary to further position Revantage, Blackstone, and its real estate portfolio companies as leaders in the industry.

Lynn Finkel

Senior Vice President & Chief Risk Officer

Lynn Finkel

Senior Vice President & Chief Risk Officer

Lynn is a member of the executive leadership team, heading a global risk management team as the Chief Risk Officer at Revantage. She will optimize insurance and operational risk management strategy across Blackstone’s real estate portfolio, continuing and accelerating the transformation of Revantage’s real estate insurance program to create an exemplary cost and coverage structure supported by a data-driven approach. She places strong emphasis on meeting stakeholder needs and ensuring they have visibility on insurance strategy.

Lynn has spent more than 30 years in corporate risk management, insurance solutions, capital markets and finance, operations and business transformation. She is known as a lateral thinker, an energetic problem solver, and a caring leader of high-performing teams. Before joining Revantage, Lynn was SVP, Global Risk Management, Procurement and Operations Support at the Avis Budget Group. She has previously held leadership roles in the bond insurance industry and began her career in investment banking.

Lynn is excited about leveraging Revantage’s resources and Blackstone’s scale in leading optimization of the largest insurance program on the globe. Given the magnitude of insurance costs and the implications of risk management for asset performance, successfully optimizing a centralized insurance program is vital to Revantage’s success in providing best-in-class shared services to Blackstone Real Estate portfolio companies. Lynn brings the full range of her insurance, financial, operations and business transformation experience to supporting Revantage, meeting risk management objectives, and enhancing the capabilities of her team.

Haley Hamilton

Senior Vice President, Chief Innovation Officer

Haley Hamilton

Senior Vice President, Chief Innovation Officer

Haley is SVP, Chief Innovation Officer, driving Revantage’s strategy and leading cross-company initiatives and global programs.

Haley is an energetic leader with a passion for problem-solving, creativity, and efficiency. She brings a proactive mindset, a mature sense of ownership, and intense determination to each objective.

She and her teams promote the company’s culture of customer service and execution. They are focused on delivering value across multiple areas, including strategic planning and analytics, process improvement and change management, and communications.

The broad scope of Haley’s role is commensurate with her expertise in large-scale transformational projects, honed over more than a decade on trading floors in the financial services industry. Before joining Revantage in April of 2019, she was Global Head of Electronic Trading Supervision at an International Investment bank in New York City.

Greg Noorigian

Chief Human Resources Officer

Greg Noorigian

Chief Human Resources Officer

Greg is the Chief Human Resources Officer of Revantage. In his role, Greg oversees the entire People & Culture organization, including Human Resources (e.g. Talent Acquisition, Talent Management, Learning & Development, Operations and Rewards & Recognition), Culture & Experience, and provides strategic guidance to Blackstone real estate portfolio companies.

Greg brings 20 years of leadership experience in human resources, talent acquisition, and development, including his most recent role as SVP, Executive Talent & Development for Revantage. In this role he led Revantage’s global talent acquisition strategy to recruit and retain a diverse, high performing executive talent pool supporting Revantage’s growing business globally. He helped develop an external pipeline of executive level talent, identifying the leaders for Revantage and its Portfolio Companies to empower successes in tomorrow’s markets and businesses.

Before joining Revantage, Greg was Vice President of Global Executive Talent acquisition & North America Marketing Talent Acquisition for PepsiCo. Prior to his time at PepsiCo, Greg spent nearly seven years at Pfizer within various talent management and acquisition leadership roles, culminating in his position as Senior Director of Global Executive Recruitment, Sourcing and North America Talent Acquisition Lead.

Greg values the unique experiences and backgrounds everyone brings to the team, and wants all who join Revantage to reach their full potential. He is committed to recruiting and retaining top talent from a range of industries, backgrounds and world views because he believes different perspectives fuel the best ideas. Harnessing fresh thinking not only supports Revantage’s ability to provide the best solutions to clients every day, it also accelerates innovation, ultimately, driving global business success.

Heather Gleason

Head of Portfolio Company Communications

Heather Gleason

Head of Portfolio Company Communications

Heather Gleason, Head of Portfolio Company Communications, leads the communications strategy – including media relations, crisis management and support of Environmental, Social and Governance communications – across Blackstone’s real estate portfolio companies, with a focus on maximizing efficiency and enhancing reputation. She also oversees internal communications for Revantage, working closely with the leadership team to drive company culture and engagement while meeting business objectives.

Heather is a seasoned communications professional with 20 years of experience and a proven track record leading strategic, multi-platform programs that build brands and drive business. Before joining Revantage, she spent a decade at global food and beverage company, PepsiCo, most recently overseeing Sustainability Communications, with leadership roles also in Strategy & Planning and Corporate Media Relations. Prior to PepsiCo, Heather led corporate communications efforts for AMC Networks and has several years of agency experience, at Lane PR and Goodman Media International, where she developed and executed integrated public relations programs across a wide range of industries, consistently demonstrating high-profile results for clients.

A passionate leader with a collaborative approach, Heather is excited to be part of the Revantage team, where she can put her creative problem-solving skills and customer-centric mindset to work, helping to continue the strategic growth of Revantage and further position the real estate portfolio companies as leaders in their sector.