Brian GoldbergFounder & Chief Executive Officer
Brian is the founder and CEO of LG Group and has spent the last 17 years developing over $2 billion in high-end residential and commercial projects. His expertise has grown to include a multitude of project types over several different asset classes, consistently focusing on high design and cutting-edge technology. His relentless pursuit of the highest level of quality and service has led LG to become a top tier, vertically integrated platform that today includes development, construction, asset management, leasing, and interior design.
Brian is most proud of LG’s work with several local hiring programs in the community to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion. Brian is also involved in several local charities benefiting Chicago’s disadvantaged youth (Camp Out for Kids), homeless (Back on My Feet) veterans (Herban Produce), and various mental health (Pariah Foundation & Tourette Association of America) as well as the YWCA and JUF.
Brian graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign with a Bachelor’s and Master’s of Science in General Engineering, as well as an MBA. Brian lives in Lincoln Park with his beloved wife of 14 years, two incredible daughters, and two mischievous dogs. In his spare time, Brian loves to stay active with golf, tennis, and fishing.
Matt WilkeChief Operations Officer & Partner
With nearly 20 years’ experience working in the development and construction industry, Matt blends his leadership, energy, entrepreneurship, and team building acumen with a healthy balance of micro and macro management across all businesses under the LG Group umbrella to create lasting value for the company and clients we serve.
As COO, Matt is constantly pushing and challenging his teams. His oversight of all company operations, including all phases of the development process, ensures exceptional output while maintaining unparalleled culture and opportunity. Externally, Matt connects with clients, partners, architects, and investors to ensure LG delivers for all involved.
Matt grew up in Naperville, Illinois and graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering and Management. If not enjoying his home in the Bucktown neighborhood of Chicago with his wife and three young children, Matt can be found enjoying the outdoors, often skiing, golfing, hiking, or fishing in Sawyer, Michigan and Big Sky, Montana.
Jennifer AlbertChief Financial Officer
Prior to joining LG, Jennifer spent over 12 years in public accounting, working in audit, tax, and consulting focused primarily on construction and real estate clients.
As a team focused problem solver, her responsibilities include overseeing the financial management of LG Group, including tax reporting and closing the capital stack of developments. Jennifer plays a critical role in fostering the external relationships with lenders, attorneys, investors, and insurance brokers that have led to LG Group’s growth and success.
Jennifer attended Bradley University, is a Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Construction Industry Finance Professional, and a member of the Illinois CPA Society, the AIPCA, CFMA and CREW.
Alex DyerPresident of Operations
Since joining LG Construction in 2012, Alex has been instrumental in developing the structure and processes that have streamlined the project management approach at LG. He is known for fostering a collaborative environment both within the company and with external teams allowing for everyone’s voice to be heard while finding the best solution for each project.
As President of Operations, Alex is involved in all aspects of our construction projects, providing oversight and management throughout each phase of the build. Alex has always focused on the people we work with and the experiences each person has on our projects. With this approach, he has developed lasting relationships critical to the company’s success and growth.
Alex grew up in Omaha, NE and went to the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign where he received his Bachelors and Masters in Civil Engineering. He lives in Chicago’s River North neighborhood with his wife and daughter.
Rob AlmeidaDirector of People & Culture
With over 8 years as a People Operations professional, Rob has experience building strong, inclusive company cultures across various industries. He brings a strong focus on talent management, diversity, and leadership development to LG.
He is passionate about creating a top tier employee experience where all employees enjoy working and collaborating in a fast paced, inclusive environment. His greatest strength is his ability to build genuine relationships quickly and serving as a trusted advisor to employees and leadership. Rob leads the People Operations function of LG group where he oversees employee development, training, recruitment and drives the creation of the company’s culture.
Rob grew up on the Northwest side of Chicago. He graduated from Pomona College with a BA in Sociology. He believes that a strong company culture is key for sustainable success.
Kirk BacastowVice President of Construction
Kirk joined LG Construction in 2014 as a project manager with a focus on LG’s hospitality projects, and is proud to have led the successful completion of many of the best restaurants in Chicago. As Vice President, he now oversees a team focused on commercial construction which he has helped to expand into new markets including large-scale multi-family, adaptive reuse, retail, and national franchise build-outs. Kirk’s focus is always on nurturing strong client relationships and promoting creative problem solving within his team.
As Vice President, Kirk plays a significant role in working with clients early in the process, identifying the client’s key value components and guiding the project through the design and budgeting process, while identifying and mitigating potential risks. Once under construction, Kirk provides oversight to ensure key schedule milestones are met and the budget is maintained.
Growing up in Columbus Ohio, Kirk double majored in Economics and Finance at Miami University and received a Master’s in Project Management from Northwestern University. Kirk enjoys all the outdoors has to offer and especially enjoys walks around his neighborhood of West Town with his wife and two children.
Ryan BuchmeierSenior Manager, LG Advantage
Ryan Buchmeier’s current role is the Project Manager for LGA, a growing division within the LG Group focusing on. Client interactions, proposals, budgets, Scheduling, Sub contract awards. Ryan’s focus has been in commercial and hospitality projects allowing him to complete some truly unique projects across Chicago.
Ryan grew up in Beecher, Illinois. After college he partnered with his father and mentor to create a General Contracting and Carpentry company where he spent the next 12 years gaining an extensive background in the residential and commercial construction industry. He currently lives in Oak Park with his wife, son and yellow lab.
Stephanie LitzaSenior Project Manager
Stephanie joined LG Construction in 2013 to pursue a career in the construction industry. Drawing from her background in Architecture, she thrives when working on projects with intricate designs and loves diving into the details keeping the project and the team around her one step ahead. Her favorite part about her job is when she finds that rare moment when the right design, the right method, and the right value come together within the final product.
Stephanie grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received her Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies from the University of Illinois in Champaign, Illinois. She is passionate about old films and loves peppering in movie (and Seinfeld) quotes into everyday conversation. When not at work, she spends her time learning new recipes, attending food and wine festivals in Chicago, or checking out a baseball game (Go Sox!).
Darcie spent over 12 years in public accounting, working in audit, tax, and consulting focused primarily on construction and real estate before joining LG in 2020.
As Controller, Darcie is involved in overseeing all aspects of the accounting department. She has been instrumental in streamlining processes and improving efficiencies throughout the department. Darcie utilizes interpersonal communication skills to analyze and report financial data timely to the company and third parties.
Darcie grew up in central Illinois and received a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy and a Masters of Accounting Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. She is a Certified Public Accountant, and a member of the Illinois CPA Society, the AIPCA, and the CFMA.
Conor PooreSenior Project Manager
Conor has worked in the construction industry for nine years and joined LG as a Site Superintendent in 2015. He took a brief hiatus in 2020 to explore the Development side of the industry but quickly realized that his heart is with Construction. In June of 2021, he rejoined the team as a Project Manager and feels that his experience in Development has helped expand his knowledge of the industry and plans to apply that to each project he encounters.
As Senior Project Manager, with history as a Site Superintendent and Development Project Manager, Conor brings multiple hats to the table. He has managed all types of construction projects including hospitality, multi-family residential, adaptive reuse, commercial and corporate interiors. He takes pride in developing strong relationships with team members, subcontractors and most importantly clients on each project.
Conor enjoys playing golf in his free time but most of all going on adventures with his wife and son.
Pat SiseProject Executive
As Project Executive, Pat will be involved in all aspects of the project: estimating, preconstruction activities, subcontractor qualifications and awards, contract negotiations, Owner relations, oversight of safety and schedule compliance and ultimately the successful completion of the project. Pat will bring his many years of multi-family construction experience, as both an Owner and a General Contractor, to the project team to provide insight and lessons-learned as the project design evolves and the construction execution is undertaken. Pat takes a collaborative approach to working with a broad team of designers, Owners, contractors and operations personnel to ensure an exceptional product is delivered on-time and on-budget.
Pat is a lifelong resident of Chicago and the Chicagoland area, working in the Construction industry for over 26 years. He graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in Civil Engineering. He is a devoted father of 4 and husband that enjoys as much family time as he can get.
Luke RobertsCreative Director
As Creative Director at LG Group, Luke works directly with the Marketing and Design teams to guide company and project-based branding as well as design for in-house LG Development projects.
Luke started his career in the construction industry, working in project management after a brief stint in culinary school. Luke has always been drawn to the hospitality world and found an alternate space within it with his work focused on boutique restaurant and commercial build outs in Chicago, and this close collaboration with architects and designers on highly detailed spaces, gave Luke a deep understanding of what it takes to deliver on the client’s goals around vision and brand.
In 2019, he moved to Los Angeles to take the role of Design Project Manager for Soho House. This change in geography, as well as a shift to the client side of a large hotel brand was invaluable exposure that carries through his work today.
Returning to Chicago and LG Group in 2021, Luke’s role as Creative Director provides a space for his experiences to merge and weave throughout the company. Luke’s work is driven by a strong appreciation of design as a problem-solving tool, as well as a method for improving the connections between people and the spaces in which they live, work, and play. Luke received his BA in Architectural Studies from the University of Illinois Champaign.
Zack StanleyVice President of Construction
Zack has been a member of the LG family since 2014, and has spent his time with company growing his team focused on high-end residential work. Zack is best known for his unique ability to balance even the most intricate of design details with demanding construction timelines by instilling a proactive mentality within his team allowing them to always be one step ahead.
Zack especially values the client relationships he has been able to nurture over the years given the personal nature of the projects he and his team work on. He is intimately involved with each project taking an active role in pre-construction while providing the oversight needed during construction to ensure that schedule, budget, and quality expectations are met every step of the way.
Born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago, Zack studied Business Administration at Illinois State University and spent the beginning of his career working in the field as a carpenter and remodeling specialist for over 10 years before entering the world of general contracting. He spends his time away from work improving his family’s early 20th century Cape Cod style home and raising his new daughter and three stepchildren.
Andreanna TriliegiDirector of Marketing
As the Director of Marketing, Andreanna supports business development through various client-focused marketing channels including our website, branding, communications, social media, and events. For each development, she creates the project’s marketing plan and manages the process throughout the project by establishing brand identity, implementing the digital strategy, and executing all on-site marketing.
Andreanna’s greatest strengths are her drive, ingenuity, and leadership. She thrives when faced with a challenge, particularly those that expand the company’s reach. This year, she led the companywide initiative to establish an updated brand identity for LG Group which included redesigning the company’s website and marketing materials.
Andreanna grew up in Minneapolis and came to Chicago to attend North Park University, where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Media Studies. She’s actively involved with Women Unite!, a non-profit she co-founded in 2015, and enjoys spending time in Logan Square with her dog, Peanut, where she’s lived for 14 years.
DJ YurikSenior Project Manager
DJ Joined LG Construction in 2019 as a Project Manager with a goal of challenging himself and spreading his can-do attitude with the rest of the team. With his client focus and forward thinking, he has helped create and maintain long lasting relationships with ownership groups and franchise partners throughout the nation.
As a Senior Project Manager, he now oversees all of LG Constructions national work managing the day-to-day operations and maintaining client relations. DJ plays a significant role in the upfront bidding process, financial and schedule management, and project closeout across all national projects.
DJ began his construction career in 2002 framing custom homes and hasn’t looked back since. He resides in the northwest suburbs of Chicago with his wife and 3 girls enjoying all the outdoors have to offer.