Senior vice president and managing partner of Milrose Consultants, a building code consulting and municipal permit expediting company. A partner at Milrose for 24 years, Chieco helped grow the company from a three person office headquartered in New York City to a team of more than 150 employees with regional offices in Long Island, Connecticut, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.
As the company celebrates its 25th anniversary, Chieco and his partners are looking for new ways to transform the firm and empower employees. “What got us here may not get us where we want to go,” he says. “We need to provide our employees with more opportunities to develop skills and become subject matter experts in all aspects of this continuously evolving business.”
“Technology has been a game changer in how we do business,” says Chieco, who uses video meetings and other new technology to ensure his clients receive both accurate results and efficient service.
“Architecture has a way of forming bonds and connections that are pretty tight,” says Chieco. As an alumnus, he continues to strengthen those bonds while creating new ones. He and his fellow alumni founded the Friends of NYIT School of Architecture and Design to provide support to the school and its students through networking events and fundraisers. Chieco has hosted an alumni reception and fundraiser at Tiro A Segno, a private club in New York City, for the past five years.
“It’s important to look for ways to change the world around you for the better,” he says. “I like to inspire people to be the best they can be.”
WORDS OF ADVICE
As a self-described “sponge,” Chieco suggests absorbing as< much information and feedback from colleagues and peers as you can.