Leadership

Executive Team

Daniel Pine Daniel Pine

Michael J. Minerva, Chief Executive Officer — Conrac Solutions
Michael Minerva joined Conrac Solutions as a Strategic Advisor in late 2020 and became Chief Executive Officer Jan. 1, 2022. He is a former airline executive with 30 years’ experience in the aviation industry and spent most of his career with US Airways and American Airlines in the labor relations, legal, airport affairs and government affairs departments. During that time, he served as lead company negotiator on numerous labor and commercial deals, including the airline agreement for the $4 billion 2016 public-private partnership agreement to redevelop LaGuardia Airport’s Terminal B. Minerva also managed several aspects of the Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases filed by US Airways in 2002 and 2004 and, as Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, managed the airline’s commercial, environmental, labor & employment and litigation functions. He is a graduate of Lake Forest College and the Florida State University College of Law.

James Gill James Gill

James R. Gill, AAE, IAP, CPA, Chief Financial & Administrative Officer — Conrac Solutions
James Gill is the Chief Financial and Administrative Officer for Conrac Solutions and has over 28 years of senior leadership experience in the aviation industry. Prior to joining Conrac Solutions, James was a director with the Leigh Fisher (now currently Jacobs) Business and Finance Group advising aviation industry clients in rent-a-car programs, strategic planning and financial management. He held several leadership roles at the Allegheny County Airport Authority which includes Pittsburgh International Airport and Allegheny County Airport, including Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Chief Strategy and Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer. He also served as CFO and Deputy Airport Director for Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority in North Carolina and President and CEO of Gerald R. Ford International Airport in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Most recently, he was General Manager of New Jersey Airports for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, overseeing the operations and management of Newark-Liberty International and Teterboro Airports. James received a bachelor’s degree and an MBA from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. He holds notable aviation industry accreditation as an Accredited Airport Executive (A.A.E.), and an International Airport Professional (IAP). James is also a Certified Public Accountant licensed in Pennsylvania and Washington.

James Gill James Gill

Julie Drake, General Counsel — Conrac Solutions
Julie Drake serves as General Counsel for Conrac Solutions, bringing over 20 years of diverse experience as a corporate attorney. Before joining Conrac Solutions, Julie held the position of Vice President, Chief Counsel-Operations for The Hertz Corporation. With her previous experience in the rental car industry and expertise in strategy development, Julie is uniquely positioned to provide guidance on complex project and business contracts and transactions and contributing to strategic business initiatives. Throughout her career, she has blended legal expertise with practical business acumen, consistently delivering strong results in corporate operations, finance and business planning and development. Julie is a graduate of Florida Atlantic University and the University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law.

Amy Barnes Amy Barnes

Amy Barnes, Chief Development Officer — Conrac Solutions
Amy Barnes has more than 25 years of experience working with all levels of business and government. Leading the Business Development Group across the Conrac Solutions family of companies, Amy oversees the company-wide pursuit of strategies for growth with a focus on the capture of new contracts. With expertise in relationship development and strategy, Amy continually builds trusted rapport with airports, the rent-a-car industry, ground transportation providers and associated partners. This enables her to quickly assemble a network for each project to build consensus and deliver solutions. Before joining CS, Amy co-owned a political consulting firm based in Seattle, Washington. Amy is a graduate of Denison University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science.

Matt Fairbanks Matt Fairbanks

Matthew Fairbanks, FMP, President — CS Operators
Matt utilizes more than a decade of ConRAC-specific experience to lead the CS Operators team. He has demonstrated his ability to control costs, establish high expectations with employees and service providers, find innovative solutions and provide outstanding client service. Matt has a specialized degree from Brigham Young University in facility and property management and engineering. In addition, he is an accredited Facility Management Professional with the International Facility Management Association.

Chris Teich Chris Teich

Chris Teich, President — CS Project Delivery
Chris Teich has over 30 years of experience in consolidated rent-a-car facility development, hotel development, real estate and contract services. He specializes in real estate development, coordination with financing parties, project management and contract negotiations. Chris leads the CS Project Delivery team through the development process of feasibility analysis, planning, design, contract negotiations, financing, construction, facility activation and transition to operations. Previously, he managed a portfolio of branded and boutique hotels for NANA Development Corporation. Chris began his finance career with Marriott International and Sodexo. He has the unique experience of working with both publicly traded and private companies, including sitting on the boards of several startups. Chris is a graduate of Washington State University with a master’s in business administration in finance and a Bachelor of Science in hospitality business management.

Daniel Pine Daniel Pine

Daniel Pine, Managing Principal — CS Capital
Daniel Pine has more than 20 years’ experience in the financial services industry. Dan worked for the previous 10 years as a Managing Director at Marathon Asset Management, LP, a global alternative investment manager headquartered in New York with approximately $13 billion under management. At Marathon, he handled many of the firm’s long-term and private equity investments, including the structuring, development and asset management of transactions in real estate development and other industries. Prior to joining Marathon, Dan worked as a corporate attorney at the international law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP where he provided advice to corporations, private equity firms, hedge funds and investment banks in merger, acquisition, financing and reorganization transactions. Dan graduated from Emory University with a Bachelor of Business Administration and received his Juris Doctorate from UCLA School of Law.

Key Leadership

Bob O’Neill Bob O’Neill

Bob O’Neill, PE, Senior Vice President, Design & Construction — CS Project Delivery
Bob O’Neill is a licensed civil engineer with more than 30 years’ experience in design, construction and project management. Bob integrates design-build project delivery and finance to achieve project certainty by establishing performance and delivery criteria in alignment with client objectives and financing. He is a primary contributor in preparation of project scope, budget and designs, lease agreements, design and construction contracts and other project specific agreements. Bob supervises a project management team focused on successful delivery of complex building projects around the country. Bob is currently or has managed the successful delivery of more than $1.5 billion in construction on time and within budget. Bob holds a Bachelor of Science from Clarkson University.

Anthony Criddle Anthony Criddle

Anthony Criddle, FMP, Senior Vice President, Operations — CS Operators
Anthony’s operational leadership is at the core of the CS Operators’ service model. Responsible for the integrity and viability of operational services, Anthony leads proposal development, new account programming, contract negotiations and consulting on operational design at new facilities. Anthony is also head of the team responsible for capital improvement and special projects at all ConRAC locations. Anthony earned a bachelor’s degree in facility management from Brigham Young University, bringing a scientific and analytical approach to solving technical, operational, and financial challenges throughout operations.

John Steiner John Steiner

John SteinerHain, J.D., Vice President, Chief Counsel — Conrac Solutions
John SteinerHain negotiates and drafts business and finance documents for Conrac Solutions since retiring in 2011 as an Alaska Senior Assistant Attorney General. With 18 years representing the Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities, including 13 as chief counsel to the Anchorage and Fairbanks International Airports, John handled regulatory, leasing, concession and financing matters, including consolidated rent-a-car facility development at the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport. Active in Airport Council International — North America, John served 10 years on its Legal Affairs Steering Group, including one year as chair. A graduate of Yale Law School with a Juris Doctorate, John also holds a Bachelor of Science, summa cum laude from The Ohio State University.

Scott Anderson Scott Anderson

Scott Anderson, Vice President, Operations — CS Operators
Scott Anderson has been with Conrac Solutions since 2015. In his role as Vice President, Scott is responsible for long-term planning and providing strategic oversight for operations across the nation. In nearly a decade with CS, Scott has led facility activation efforts at San Diego International Airport and managed operations at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Currently, Scott also leads on CS’ electrification initiatives including several active projects at the intersection of ConRACs and electrification. Prior to CS, his experience includes operations leadership for facilities in educational institutions, commercial real estate and healthcare. Scott is currently a member of ACI-NA’s energy management cross committee and holds a Bachelor of Science in facility and property management from Brigham Young University.

Cassidy Davis Cassidy Davis

Cassidy Davis, Vice President, Communications & Corporate Secretary — Conrac Solutions
Cassidy joined Conrac Solutions in 2015 and leads communications and marketing for the CS family of companies. She works closely with CS’ executive team, clients, investors and project partners and drives strategy in external and internal relations and manages corporate communications, media, branding and PR functions. Cassidy brings more than a decade of communications experience, including both corporate and agency work. She is an active member of the Public Relations Society of America Puget Sound Chapter and graduated from the University of Alaska Anchorage with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and public communications.

Aaron Zwahr Aaron Zwahr

Aaron Zwahr, Director, Project Finance & Administration — CS Project Delivery / CS Capital
Aaron leads project company administration, financial analysis and modeling, lender/investor reporting, and compliance on behalf of CS Project Delivery and CS Capital. He is also the liaison between a project’s construction management and financing teams and was instrumental in financial close of projects at Newark Liberty International Airport and Wilkes-Barre Scranton International Airport. Prior to joining Conrac Solutions as Finance and Administration Manager in 2017, Aaron served as a senior analyst in Austin-Bergstrom International Airport’s finance division with a focus on infrastructure finance. Aaron holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting from Texas State University.

Jomel Barr Jomel Barr

Jomel Barr, Director, Project Development, DBE Liaison — Conrac Solutions
As Director of Business Development, Jomel Barr’s role involves identifying, developing and executing opportunities with new and existing clients. She does this by maintaining, building and fostering strong relationships within the rent-a-car industry, airports, on-airport vendors and other external stakeholders. Jomel also serves as Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Liaison for the Conrac Solutions family of companies, where she tracks spend and facilitates connections with disadvantaged and minority businesses and is working to expand the company internship program. Jomel joined Conrac Solutions in 2019 after seven years with Sixt rent-a-car. During her time at Sixt, Jomel used her keen eye for managing startup costs and mitigation of operational risks to lead the launch plan that resulted in six new locations in 12 months.

Matt Hoehne Matt Hoehne

Matt Hoehne, Director, Project Development — CS Project Delivery
Matt Hoehne joined Conrac Solutions in 2015 and currently supports project success as part of the Conrac Solutions Business Development Group. Matt serves as a critical liaison in transitioning a project through feasibility as part of the CS’ Tenant Development Approach four stage process including design, development and pricing, construction and operations. His role includes project schedule and budget management, planning and coordination with the design-build, legal and finance teams and stakeholder relations with Airports and rent-a-car industry. Matt’s previous roles within Conrac Solutions include Facility Manager in San Diego and Salt Lake City and District Manager of Facilities for the Western half of the U.S. Before joining Conrac Solutions, Matt spent 12 years at Hertz rent-a-car in varying operational management positions in the U.S. and Germany. His deep experience with the rent-a-car industry and ConRAC facility operations allows him to anticipate stakeholder needs and proactively deliver project results.

Stephanie Speer Stephanie Speer

Stephanie Speer, Controller — Conrac Solutions
Stephanie Speer leads accounting and finance operations for the CS family of companies. Her duties include planning, reporting, budget management, and supervision of the accounting team. Stephanie joined Conrac Solutions as a senior accountant in 2019 on the heels of nearly three decades at EAN Holdings, LLC (Enterprise Holdings), where she supervised payroll, accounts payable and accounts receivable, and specialized in airport agreements and taxes. Stephanie holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Houston.

Company Advisor

Mark Pfeffer Mark Pfeffer

Mark Pfeffer, Founder — Conrac Solutions
Mark Pfeffer is the founder of Conrac Solutions. He has successfully developed a myriad of complex private projects and has led privatization of public projects over the past 30 years. He has unique expertise and extensive knowledge of all aspects of consolidated rent-a-car (ConRAC) facility development, finance and operations at airports. He led the team that delivered the first privately developed ConRAC in the nation at the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport in 2007. Subsequently, Mark led the design-build private delivery of the ConRAC at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport in 2015. In 2016, Mark and team delivered the first privately financed ConRAC in the United States for the Bismarck Airport. He has since grown and led the Conrac Solutions team, which today has ongoing operations at 14 airports. In addition, Mark served with the Alaska Municipal Bond Bank Authority for 17 years, six years as chair, where AMBBA provided financing of capital improvement projects for local governments. Mark’s early career included founding and leading an architectural firm for 20 years, which still operates today. Mark earned a Bachelor of Science degree in architecture from the University of Nebraska.