Another New GNU

Published on: March 2, 2017

In the past few years, the GNU Group has been honored to work with amazing clients.
LinkedIn, Atlassian, PG&E, RocketFuel, and SuccessFactors are among the companies who have selected us for their environmental branding, wayfinding, signage and marketing communications programs. We are especially grateful to Martin Kindred who, as GNU’s Director of Business Development for the past five years, introduced us to many of these great projects. Martin has recently decided to pursue an opportunity to join one of our favorite fabrication partners, Icon Identity Systems.

We are also pleased to announce the addition of Mike Vallenari to GNU’s Leadership Team. Mike comes to GNU from the world of Corporate Real Estate. Over his 30 year career he has held management positions at Hickey & Associates, Johnson Controls, First Industrial Realty Trust, Trammell Crow Company, Opus Development and Cornoyer Hedrick Architects as a senior sales executive with extensive global, national and local experience. Mike’s CoreNet Global credentials include MCR (Master of Corporate Real Estate) and SLCR (Senior Leader Corporate Real Estate) designations. He has served on the Executive Board of Directors and as Honoree Committee Co-Chair for CoreNet’s NorCal Chapter where he has been and active participant for over 25 years.

“Having Mike join the team that will propel GNU to its 5th decade significantly expands the support we can offer our real estate clients,” explains Phil Murphy, GNU’s CEO. “Our practice must always appreciate and respond to our clients’ distinct challenges. Mike’s real estate expertise will be an invaluable asset for GNU and our clients.”