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About Our Leadership

Meet the SAFEbuilt leadership team


Chris Giordano

Chief Executive Officer

Chris is responsible for the strategic, financial, and operational success of SAFEbuilt, ensuring the organization upholds its commitment to excellence while delivering the best service in the industry.

He grew up in the business and is experienced in both building department services and professional services. Prior to being named CEO, Chris played an integral role as SAFEbuilt’s Vice President of Operations for Professional Services and President of Calvin Giordano & Associates, which SAFEbuilt acquired in 2018.

He is a licensed Marine Specialty Contractor (MSC) and a Certified Construction Manager (CCM), and holds a degree in Electrical Engineering Technology from the University of Central Florida.

Joe DeRosa

President, Chief Revenue Officer

Joe and his team are responsible for all aspects of revenue growth for SAFEbuilt.

Joe is a global sales and marketing executive with experience in industries including SaaS, FinTech, FinServ, Insurance, Telecom, Manufacturing, and Industrial. Most recently he has served as a management consultant with expertise in creating go-to-market strategies that help accelerate growth.

Joe is the author of The Customer Mindset: Thinking Like Your Customers to Create Remarkable Results.

Matt Causley

Chief Operations Officer

Matt is responsible for all SAFEbuilt operations across the United States including the Company’s building department services and infrastructure service lines.

He brings over 30 years of experience in our industry and a wealth of knowledge to his role as COO. He came to us through our acquisition of M.T. Causley, LLC in Florida six years ago. Since then, he has successfully implemented policies and standards that have streamlined our operations and improved the customer experience.

Gary Amato

Chief Administrative Officer

Gary is responsible for our people, our compliance, and our legal matters. He focuses on making sure we have a world-class workforce and that we are there to support our clients’ compliance and legal needs.

Rich Cherry

Chief Information Officer

Rich and his team are responsible for providing technology solutions that empower our employees in the field and bring insight into the community development process. Rich believes in the potential for technology to positively impact how we can engage with our communities and each other.
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