COVINGTON, Ky. – After one of its strongest years on record, Corporex, a privately held investment firm that focuses on investing in real estate, hospitality, sports and fitness, and capital markets, has restructured its leadership team to fuel further growth for the organization. In addition, the organization is currently hiring for several positions to support its continued growth in marketing, sales, construction, operations and finance.
“Our country experienced some of the heaviest economic headwinds I’ve seen during my time in business and during uncertain times, you really need strong leaders that can execute,” said Bill Butler, chairman and CEO of Corporex Companies. “I am a visionary and have been my whole life. I see a great future ahead for Corporex and we have made leadership changes to help support that vision and to help fuel growth. We view these actions as a significant step to continuing our progress with respect to our long-term strategic plans.”
As a part of this restructure, Nick Heekin, who has been with Corporex for over 15 years, has been promoted to the position of chief operating officer of Corporex Companies. In Heekin’s expanded role, he oversees the day-to-day operational functions of all Corporex Companies and its affiliates. In addition, he’ll be leading and supervising an expanded multidisciplinary team to help excel the organization’s portfolio of businesses and investments.
Additionally, Tom Banta will assume the title of chief real estate officer, a newly formed role to focus on all Corporex real estate-related holdings. With over 35 years of experience with the organization, he will focus intensely on the major mixed-use projects the company has underway including its newest development, Ovation, overlooking downtown Cincinnati. In addition, Circleport, near the fastest-growing commercial airport, Greater Cincinnati Northern Kentucky Airport, and the Fitzsimons Village, located adjacent to the fastest-growing medical campus in Denver are key initiatives for the organization as well.
Finally, Heather Harris will expand her role within the company to another newly developed role of senior vice president of sales and marketing for Corporex Companies. Previously, Heather held the title of chief operating officer of Five Seasons Family Sports Club. While she will continue to manage Five Seasons, she will also place her focus on building a robust sales and marketing force to support Corporex’s emphasis on growth.