Meet the Enstructure Team

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MATTHEW SATNICK
CO-CEO AND CHAIRMAN
PHILIPPE DE MONTIGNY
CO-CEO AND FOUNDER

As Chief Technology Officer, Eric provides leadership over a broad range of technology focus areas, such as corporate technical infrastructure, operational systems, cybersecurity, customer-facing technology, and our overall tech strategy.


Mr. Kierstead began his career as a software engineer in the Telecommunications industry. He later moved into logistics, first working as Divisional CIO at Ozburn Hessey Logistics, and later as CIO of BeavEx Logistics, a national transportation company. Prior to joining Enstructure, Eric was Chief Information Officer at Material Handling Systems Inc, a multi-national engineering company specializing in the design and construction of eFulfillment centers.

Mr. Kierstead has B.S. and M.S. degrees in Engineering from Cornell University, and a M.S. degree in Computer Science from Kansas State University.





As President of Gateway, Seaonus and Portus, Jim is responsible for overseeing the operations and commercial activities across Gateway’s two locations (New Haven and New London, Connecticut) and the Seaonus and Portus operations in Jacksonville and Savannah.


Jim brings over 30 years of experience in the terminal, marine, and shipping logistics industries to the Enstructure team. Prior to joining Enstructure, Jim managed twelve terminals and the respective marine business for Ozinga Materials and Logistics. Prior to Ozinga, James served in a variety of executive capacities across North America terminal businesses. Most notably, James served as CEO of Diversified Port Holdings, a Southeastern United States breakbulk port terminal and logistics operation that included the Seaonus and Portus terminals, and President of Metro Ports, a national terminal operator and stevedoring company with 21 terminal locations.





Janet has over 20 years of in-house legal experience with entrepreneurial companies in the energy and infrastructure sectors.


Prior to joining Enstructure, Janet was SVP of Corporate Affairs with Drax Biomass, the U.S. subsidiary of Drax Group plc, one of the largest electricity generators in the U.K.She served as a member of the Board of Directors and chaired the company’s risk management committee. Prior to Drax, Janet was with Verenium Corporation, where she was a senior member of the company’s legal team. Earlier in her career, she served as counsel for SCS Energy and InterGen, a joint venture formerly owned by Bechtel and Shell. Janet holds a J.D. from New England Law and a B.A. from Western Michigan University.





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JANET ARSENAULT
CHIEF LEGAL OFFICER

Prior to joining Enstructure, Corey was a partner at Citrin Cooperman & Company and led the accounting firm's outsourced CFO practice.


Corey has experience within a variety of industries including insurance, real estate, manufacturing, distribution, and logistics where he has served in CFO and advisory roles.While working at Citrin Cooperman, Corey served as Enstructure's interim CFO for 18 months prior to joining the Enstructure team full-time. Corey worked closely with his clients in the areas of budgeting, forecasting, financial reporting, and project management. Previously, Mr. Smith worked as a senior audit manager of LGC&D, a regional CPA firm in Providence, RI and as an internal auditor of FM Global, a large property and casualty mutual insurance company. Corey has been a faculty member at Johnson and Wales University for the past seven years where he teaches a wide range of accounting and finance classes. Mr. Smith is a Certified Public Accountant and holds an MBA from the University of Massachusetts.





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COREY SMITH
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Ryan serves as the Director of Corporate Development for Enstructure, where he is responsible for facilitating M&A, capital markets, business development, and strategic planning efforts.


Prior to joining Enstructure, Ryan was a Vice President in M&T Bank’s Debt Capital Markets group, where he originated, structured, and executed leveraged finance transactions across a variety of sectors. Ryan graduated with a B.A. from Vassar College in Political Science and received honors for his Economics minor.





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RYAN GRIMME
DIRECTOR, CORPORATE DEVELOPMENT

As Director of Human Resources (HR), Kate is responsible for providing leadership and coordination of the company’s human resources policies and programs, administration of various employee benefit plans, oversight of employee relations and staffing activities as well as acting as a key resource on HR due diligence associated with acquisition and integration related matters.


Prior to joining Enstructure, Kate was a Senior Vice President and Human Resources Manager at Bank of America where she provided HR generalist support for a number of key business units and staff support functions. In this capacity, Kate was accountable for the execution of strategic HR initiatives including talent planning & assessment, performance management, employee relations, organizational design, staffing, compensation and employee recognition and engagement. Kate graduated from Providence College with a Bachelor’s Degree in English and French.





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KATE KELLY
DIRECTOR, HUMAN RESOURCES

Ryan serves as the Director of Corporate Development for Enstructure, where he is responsible for facilitating M&A, capital markets, business development, and strategic planning efforts.


Prior to joining Enstructure, Ryan was a Vice President in M&T Bank’s Debt Capital Markets group, where he originated, structured, and executed leveraged finance transactions across a variety of sectors. Ryan graduated with a B.A. from Vassar College in Political Science and received honors for his Economics minor.





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CASEY O'CONNOR
DIRECTOR, LEGAL AFFAIRS

As Chief Technology Officer, Eric provides leadership over a broad range of technology focus areas, such as corporate technical infrastructure, operational systems, cybersecurity, customer-facing technology, and our overall tech strategy.


Mr. Kierstead began his career as a software engineer in the Telecommunications industry. He later moved into logistics, first working as Divisional CIO at Ozburn Hessey Logistics, and later as CIO of BeavEx Logistics, a national transportation company. Prior to joining Enstructure, Eric was Chief Information Officer at Material Handling Systems Inc, a multi-national engineering company specializing in the design and construction of eFulfillment centers.

Mr. Kierstead has B.S. and M.S. degrees in Engineering from Cornell University, and a M.S. degree in Computer Science from Kansas State University.





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ERIC KIERSTEAD
CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER
 

Terminal Leadership

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DAN NISBIT
PRESIDENT, INLAND RIVER

Janet has over 20 years of in-house legal experience with entrepreneurial companies in the energy and infrastructure sectors.


Prior to joining Enstructure, Janet was SVP of Corporate Affairs with Drax Biomass, the U.S. subsidiary of Drax Group plc, one of the largest electricity generators in the U.K.She served as a member of the Board of Directors and chaired the company’s risk management committee. Prior to Drax, Janet was with Verenium Corporation, where she was a senior member of the company’s legal team. Earlier in her career, she served as counsel for SCS Energy and InterGen, a joint venture formerly owned by Bechtel and Shell. Janet holds a J.D. from New England Law and a B.A. from Western Michigan University.





JAMES DILLMAN
PRESIDENT, GATEWAY, SEAONUS & PORTUS

As President of Gateway, Seaonus and Portus, Jim is responsible for overseeing the operations and commercial activities across Gateway’s two locations (New Haven and New London, Connecticut) and the Seaonus and Portus operations in Jacksonville and Savannah.


Jim brings over 30 years of experience in the terminal, marine, and shipping logistics industries to the Enstructure team. Prior to joining Enstructure, Jim managed twelve terminals and the respective marine business for Ozinga Materials and Logistics. Prior to Ozinga, James served in a variety of executive capacities across North America terminal businesses. Most notably, James served as CEO of Diversified Port Holdings, a Southeastern United States breakbulk port terminal and logistics operation that included the Seaonus and Portus terminals, and President of Metro Ports, a national terminal operator and stevedoring company with 21 terminal locations.





BRIAN HUBERT
PRESIDENT, AMBASSADOR SERVICES INTL. & SOUTHEAST COLD STORAGE

As President of Ambassador Services International, Brian is responsible for overseeing the operations for its commercial and cruise line activities of its multiple facilities throughout the Port. Brian also oversees Enstructure’s cold storage operations across Canaveral and Jacksonville, Florida as well as Mobile, Alabama.


Brian Hubert currently has devoted over 36 years of his life to the stevedoring, agency, terminal operations and terminal security. Brian’s attitude and love for life give him the ability to seek new opportunities even if they come as a challenge. Brian’s perseverance and expectation for positive results help him achieve success. Although he is the ultimate decision maker for Ambassador Services, Brian answers to a higher power. His Christian faith guides him and helps him remain honest throughout his life. With 25 years as President and Co-owner of ASI, he continues to stay focused on the future of the company. Brian Hubert started his maritime career in the Early 80’s working for Sea Escape Cruises and R&L May Steamship agency as a Stevedore Supervisor and Ship’s Agent. Throughout his career, he continues to live and breathe all aspects of the maritime industry working with Customs Brokers, Ships Chandlers, US Customs, Coast Guard, USDA, US Military, Ship Owners and various Shippers and Receivers. Brian’s extensive knowledge and involvement of all aspects of business include terminal and cargo operations, international relations, office and personnel management, accounting, sales, customer relations, insurance matters, proposals , contract creation and negotiations, equipment purchasing, logistics and human resource functions.





Board of Directors

MATTHEW SATNICK
CO-CEO & CHAIRMAN, ENSTRUCTURE
PHILIPPE DE MONTIGNY
CO-CEO & FOUNDER, ENSTRUCTURE
BRIAN FRANK
FOUNDER & MANAGING PARTNER, DECLARATION PARTNERS
ALEXANDER KLABIN
FOUNDER & CEO, ANCIENT
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