Our people are what make us great. Everyone who works here is passionate about what they do. The truth is that if you’ve got the passion, you can be a Whitestone success story. The leadership of Whitestone is a true testament to these possibilities. Read on to meet them.
Chief Executive Officer
David K. Holeman is our Chief Executive Officer. Prior to being named Whitestone’s CEO, Mr. Holeman served as our Chief Financial Officer since 2006. He also was the Chief Financial Officer of Whitestone REIT’s former management company. Before joining the commercial real estate development industry, Mr. Holeman served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Gexa Energy, a NASDAQ-listed retail electricity provider, from 2004 to 2006 and as Controller and Chief Financial Officer of Houston Cellular Telephone Company from 1994 to 2003. He is a Certified Public Accountant and earned his BBA in Accounting from Abilene Christian University.
Chief Operating Officer
Christine Mastandrea is our Chief Operating Officer. Ms. Mastandrea is responsible for managing our operational performance and strategic direction. She has been a key leader on many of Whitestone’s highest priority projects, including our IPO in 2010. She is an adjunct professor at the Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University and earned her MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Chief Financial Officer
Scott Hogan is Whitestone REIT’s Chief Financial Officer and Controller. Prior to being appointed Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Hogan served as the Company’s Vice President, Controller since 2008. Before joining Whitestone, he served as Controller at Gexa Energy and as the SEC Reporting Manager at Stewart & Stevenson. Mr. Hogan is a Certified Public Accountant and earned his BBA with majors in Finance and Accounting from Stephen F. Austin State University.
Peter Tropoli is our General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. Mr. Tropoli is responsible for overseeing our legal affairs. Prior to being named Whitestone’s General Counsel in 2019, Mr. Tropoli served as Chief Operating Officer (2011-2018), General Counsel (2001-2011), Corporate Secretary (2006-2011), and on the Board of Directors (2014-2019) of Luby's Inc, a NYSE listed restaurant operating company. He is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Houston Law School.
Vice President of Human Resources
Michelle Siv is our Vice President of Human Resources. Ms. Siv is an experienced people, process, and compliance leader with over 25 years of experience in Human Resources leadership. Since 2014, Ms. Siv has served as Whitestone’s Director of Human Resources. Before joining Whitestone, Ms. Siv held roles in Human Resources Management at WellCare Health Plans and The Home Depot. She earned her BSBA degree from the University of Nebraska with a major in Business Management.