A consummate legal professional who deftly juggles two corporate roles, Edward Schonberg serves as Senior Counsel for Soave Enterprises and as Vice-President of Trident Properties, Inc. His principal responsibilities for Soave include overseeing and handling all legal aspects of Soave’s real estate activities across the United States.
After accumulating 14 years of experience as a senior partner at Honigman, Miller, Schwartz and Cohn in Detroit, Michigan, Mr. Schonberg joined Soave Enterprises in May 1999. He is a graduate of The University of Michigan and the American University Washington College of Law.
Overseeing all aspects of the human resource function, Corporate Director of Human Resources Marcia Moss develops Soave Enterprises’ policies for over 1,300 union and non-union employees throughout the United States and Canada. She coordinates employment, compensation, payroll, benefits, ethics, training, acquisition integration, HRIS and employee relations.
Ms. Moss previously served as Manager of Human Resources for City Management and at the time of its sale to USA Waste, assumed her current position. A Michigan State University graduate, Moss came to the Soave company in 1991 from United Savings Bank in Farmington Hills, MI where she was a Human Resources Officer.
A seasoned veteran in the accounting and real estate industries, Michael Hollerbach was drawn to Soave Enterprises by its dynamic and entrepreneurial environment. He began consulting for the company in 2003 and assumed his executive leadership role in 2004. Mr. Hollerbach oversees the real estate group and is responsible for dozens of projects in southeastern Michigan, Virginia and Florida.
Before joining Soave, Mr. Hollerbach built a long track record of real estate successes, most recently at Pulte Homes, where he served as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President from 1980 to 1998. Shepherding the company through a major restructuring, he helped Pulte grow from 14 markets in 1980 to 43 at the time of his departure. A CPA, Mr. Hollerbach also ran his own consulting firm and served for five years on the audit staff of Arthur Young & Company (now Ernst & Young).
A graduate of Western Michigan University, Mr. Hollerbach is involved with the Detroit Regional Economic Partnership, the Colorado Board of Real Estate, the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the Board of Trustees of University Liggett School.
As Secretary and Senior Counsel for Soave Enterprises, Bryant Frank’s principal activities include mergers and acquisitions, negotiating and documenting purchases, sales and the myriad of business transactions pertaining to Soave and its affiliates. He also acts as chief labor counsel.
Mr. Frank began his affiliation with Soave as Senior Counsel to City Management in 1992. Previously, his practice was concentrated in real property acquisition, finance and development, corporate and general transactional law.
Mr. Frank donates his time to several Detroit area non-profits including Matrix Human Services, Temple Israel, The American Jewish Committee and the Grosse Pointe Jewish Council. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan’s Honors College and Law School.
As Tax Director for Soave Enterprises, Timothy Bley coordinates the tax research and compliance function for Soave Enterprises and all related entities. He also oversees the company’s relationships with external professional tax service providers.
Prior joining Soave Enterprises in 2001, Mr. Bley was employed in the Tax Department of PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLC in its Detroit office. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and a Juris Doctor from the Detroit College of Law.
A master of relationship-building, Michael Piesko ascended to his current role as CFO by embracing the can-do culture of Soave Enterprises. Originally hired in 1988 by City Management for a financial position, Mr. Piesko’s management skills and big-picture outlook quickly propelled him to his position within the core executive team.
With three decades of finance, logistics and human resources experience, Mr. Piesko holds direct responsibility for a number of portfolio businesses. He also oversees administrative operations for the organization, including finance, tax, human resources, risk management, legal and portfolio management.
Prior to joining Soave, Mr. Piesko was treasurer at Townsend & Bottum, one of the country’s leading constructors of power generation facilities. A Certified Public Accountant, he holds a BBA in accounting from Eastern Michigan University. He is a member of the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
When joining the Soave Enterprises’ leadership team in 1991 as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of City Management Corporation, Yale Levin brought two key attributes – an unwavering focus on long-term value growth and keen business insight. The operations and accounting expert helped steer CITY Management to its ultimate position as Michigan’s largest independent waste disposal company and an industry leader in environmental practices and community responsibility. Since its sale in 1998, Mr. Levin has led the development of the Soave portfolio. He also has direct responsibility for the metals recycling group, among others.
A Michigan State University graduate, Mr. Levin is a Certified Public Accountant and spent 25 years as a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Before joining Soave, he also served as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President for Highland Superstores.
Sincerely committed to serving the greater good, Mr. Levin is a member of several boards and committees including those at the Detroit Medical Center, Cloverhill Park Cemetery, Shaarey Zedek Synagogue, Detroit Riverfront Conservancy and the Jewish Welfare Federation.