Our Executive Leadership

Ronald A. Pizzuti

Chairman and CEO

Ron Pizzuti founded The Pizzuti Companies in 1976 in Columbus, Ohio. As CEO, he oversees all aspects of the companies’ operations nationwide. It is Ron’s planning, guidance, and vision that have established Pizzuti as one of the fastest-growing and most sought-after real estate firms in the country.

Joel S. Pizzuti


Joel Pizzuti serves as president of The Pizzuti Companies. In this position, Joel oversees all development activity for the business, including build-to-suit, office, industrial, residential, and mixed-use.

James S. Russell

Executive Vice President

James Russell leads The Pizzuti Companies’s strategic initiatives, corporate communications, and business development. His creativity and broad background in government make him a valuable asset in the development process, particularly in recognizing and crafting public and private partnerships.

William J. Brennan

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

William Brennan brings a long history of experience in the real estate investment and banking fields to The Pizzuti Companies. As CFO, he oversees all of Pizzuti’s financial activities.

Scott B. West

Executive Vice President and General Counsel

Scott West is responsible for all transactional matters associated with the company. Scott brings a broad range of talent and experience to his position where he plays a vital role in acquisitions, sales, joint ventures, leasing and financing. He is also in charge of coordinating outside counsel engaged by Pizzuti.

Michael A. Chivini

Executive Vice President

Michael Chivini leads the company’s development operations in Chicago, Indianapolis and Columbus. Michael’s project list includes the marketing and development of an 800-acre business park in suburban Chicago, a 300-acre industrial park in suburban Indianapolis, and a mixed-use development in downtown Columbus. He has more than 20 years of real estate experience, which includes hospitality, industrial, office and retail development, as well as portfolio management.