ELMHURST, Ill. - Diaz Group, a family-owned business providing professional grounds management services to retail, commercial, and industrial property owners and managers, has promoted Michael D'Aversa to the newly created position of executive strategist.
“Michael joined the Diaz Group team in 2018,” said President Rafael Diaz. “We have known each other through a past business relationship for 10 years now, so from the time he walked in the door, we had a pretty good sense of who we were hiring and why. Michael’s background includes 20 years in the facilities maintenance, snow and ice management, and green industries. His expertise includes strategic management, marketing, and communications as well as training and development, writing, and public speaking.”
“As our executive strategist, Michael is responsible for assisting the executive team with developing, communicating, executing, and sustaining corporate strategic initiatives,” said Gil Resendiz, executive vice president of Diaz Group. “Michael has chosen to take on this very important and challenging new role with full knowledge of the responsibilities and expectations that go with it. We welcome him to the team and look forward to producing great results together.”
D’Aversa and Diaz share a corner office at the company’s newest location in Elmhurst, Illinois. “Rafael and I enjoy working together very much,” D’Aversa said. “In terms of leadership, he’s a true visionary and me, I’m a communicator and strategist. When you put us in a room together, interesting things are bound to happen.”