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Paul oversees the entire organization and is actively involved in the management services division for Taylor Management Company. Having been an accountant for a Big 8 accounting firm (Deloitte Haskins and Sells) for 3 years, he possesses a strong background in all areas of financial management. During his more than 25 years of property management experience, he has developed a broad base of knowledge regarding management of the various community association structures.

Management of the transition process from developer control has been an area where all of these skills are critical to representing the unit owner’s rights. Paul has developed a unique ability in guiding associations through the myriad of administrative, physical and financial requirements during transition from developer and beyond. He has applied all of these skills in attaining the certification of Professional Community Association Manager (PCAM) through the Community Association Institute.

Paul holds a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Delaware.

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Chief Operating Officer

Elizabeth (Liz) Comando oversees a team of Regional Vice Presidents, Marketing, Human Resources and Property Transitions at Taylor Management Company. Together they ensure the highest level of accountability to over three hundred Community Associations. Since 1989, Liz has been recognized as a Real Estate Management Industry leader with a focus on hoa’s, condominium associations and cooperatives, as well as specializing in luxury hi-rise buildings.

She has managed several large-scale communities in the Pocono Mountain area with lots of amenities and recreational activities, community maintenance and infrastructure such as water/sewer systems. Liz has been a trailblazer in New Jersey in the areas of High-Rise Management, Developer Transition Services, Project Management and Building Restoration. She has implemented and developed training programs about best practices in her trade and has been an integral part of establishing the highest level of excellence in each of the properties she has worked with. Liz attained her PCAM (Professional Community Association Manager) and CMCA (Certified Manager of Community Association) designations from CAI, the Community Associations Institute.

Liz is a graduate of SUNY Cortland with a Bachelor of Science Degree and has over 30 years of experience in community management. She has raised money for numerous charitable organizations including Cancer Research, Hudson Cradle and Make a Wish. She has also served on the Board of Directors for Fairmont Housing Corporation (Division of Women Rising); a non-profit organization that provides affordable housing for matriarchal households. Liz Comando is a Public Speaker and Author. She has served on the CAI Managers Committee, Manager Ethics Committee, Editorial Committee, PCAM Committee and Manager Licensed Task Force in the past. Liz currently serves on the Legislative Action Committee (LAC) and is the President of the Political Action Committee (PAC). She is also a certified mediator.

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Chief Financial Officer

Bruce Noel brings to Taylor Management Company over 20 years of property management experience and 5 years of real estate development experience. His area of expertise in the industry is accounting/financial reporting and management. From fee simple developments, luxury high rise buildings, to cooperatives, he has built a strong reputation of excellent client relations with board members as well as all industry professionals.

With an acquired skill at financial problem-solving, Bruce reviews the financials of each property transitioning into the Taylor portfolio. Along with Taylor's well-seasoned accounting department, he immediately attains in-depth knowledge of a new client's finances and brings a high level of service to the board that clearly demonstrates Taylor's policy of managing as a team.

Bruce measures his personal strengths by the depth of knowledge and dedicationthat the entire back office staff brings to work every day without fail.

In addition, Bruce is also responsible for establishing, monitoring, and instituting corporate policy. Mr. Noel holds a B.S. in accounting and an M.B.A. in finance.

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Vice President of Operations

Jennifer O’Brien is a seasoned professional with over nineteen years of comprehensive experience in the community management industry. Her extensive background encompasses diverse roles such as property administrator, property manager, regional manager, office/accounting manager, director of field/operations, director of sales/marketing/transition, and currently, as the Vice President of Operations at Taylor Management.

With a wealth of expertise in the community management sector, Jennifer O’Brien navigates operational challenges with a strategic approach honed over her impressive and multi-faceted journey in the industry.

Jennifer's extensive industry knowledge has equipped her with a comprehensive perspective crucial for orchestrating and overseeing daily operations. She has played integral roles in multiple state-of-the-art technology integrations, spearheading the adoption and training of various HOA management programs throughout her tenure.

Known for her exceptional customer service, professionalism, motivational prowess, and eagerness to tackle new challenges, Jennifer is an accomplished and respected leader in the field.

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Regional Vice President, Central NJ & PA

Paul has been involved in the property management industry since 1990. Prior to joining Taylor Management, he oversaw the facility management of 20 plus buildings for a large New Jersey bank chain. Paul joined Taylor as a community manager in 2015 and was quickly promoted to Vice President of Project Coordination and Site Supervision before advancing to his current position as Regional Vice President. Paul has been a Regional Vice President at Taylor Management since 2020 and has recently taken on Pennsylvania as his newest territory, while still effectively overseeing his Central New Jersey region. Paul oversees the operation of over 70 associations, including High Rises, Mid Rises, COA’s, HOA’s, single family and townhomes. These communities are all within the counties Paul supervises, including, Mercer, Monmouth, Middlesex, Morris, Somerset, Ocean, Union, Hunterdon, Bucks PA, Monroe PA (Poconos), and Philadelphia.

When Covid emerged in early 2020, Paul was appointed to co-lead the Taylor Covid Task Force, where he monitored the daily progress of the pandemic and created dozens of webinars and reference materials for all Taylor boards and managers. Paul is devoted to the needs of his clients and employees as well as the future of Taylor Management.

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Regional Vice President, Northern NJ

Gale Braunstein, Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA), Association Management Specialist (AMS), has been an active participant in community association management since 1999. Before becoming a regional Vice President, Gale was a portfolio manager serving over 1,300 units in the Essex, Morris and Somerset Counties. Gale is an active supervisor to all managers serving in the Northern Region within the Taylor Management Company. Gale has worked with several communities and lent her vast experience on transition, Board Member Training, and her knowledge of budget preparation to ensure her communities meet their long-term goals. Gale has been a Taylor Management employee for over 22 Years and is a graduate of Fairleigh Dickenson University.

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Vincent Rapolla, PCAM, AMS

Regional Vice President, Gold Coast

Vincent Rapolla joined Taylor Management in 2023, bringing with him a wealth of expertise and a dynamic background in community management. Armed with a BS in Business Administration from West Virginia University and an impressive 18 years of experience, Vincent has continually demonstrated his commitment to excellence and leadership in the field.

Commencing his career as an administrator, Vincent swiftly ascended the ranks, achieving success in roles such as portfolio manager, general manager, director of operations, and regional director. His specialization in high-rise management has marked him as a distinguished professional in the industry.

Vincent's involvement extends beyond the realm of community management. He has chaired the CAI manager’s committee, played a pivotal role in enhancing his HOA’s financial management, served on special improvement districts in Jersey City, and leveraged his expertise as a real estate agent. Vincent recently obtained his PCAM, showcasing his commitment to continuous learning and professional development.

With a track record marked by consistent leadership, Vincent Rapolla stands as an industry leader in community management. His strategic vision, comprehensive skill set, and dedication to excellence make him a valuable asset to Taylor Management and a trusted figure in the community management sector.

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Regional Vice President, Southern NJ

Kerri has over 20 years of experience managing community associations. Kerri brings a wealth of customer service experience from the Financial Services industry. She is a Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA), an Association Management Specialist (AMS) and is an active member in the Community Association Institute (CAI). Kerri previously served as the Chair on the Manager’s Committee for CAI. In 2012 Kerri was awarded the" Candace Bladt Community Manager of the Year Award” from CAI. Additionally, Kerri was one of 70 women honored by IREM (Institute of Real Estate Management) for their positive impact on the real estate management profession.

Kerri joined Taylor Management in 2007 as the General Manager for a luxury active adult condominium association with over 30 employees and has been involved with various multi-million-dollar renovations. As the Regional Vice President for the Southern Region, Kerri oversees the operation of over 20 clients which are compiled into different style communities such as mid-rise, carriage homes, lifestyle communities, and COA’s and large HOA’s.

Kerri has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from York College of Pennsylvania.

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