Executive Leadership & Project Management Team

SYTE is fully engaged in every aspect of our client’s construction projects.


From conception to completion, each construction project is led by a competent, seasoned project manager who possesses an unwavering commitment to delivering value, expertise and the skill-sets required to bring a construction project to fruition.


From initial project estimates to the last item on a punch list, SYTE is committed to working collaboratively with our clients to deliver construction projects on time and under budget. Our clients can be assured they will work closely with a team of skilled and experienced professionals at the project management, project engineer, and general superintendent levels.

Team Members of the Month

Welcome Aboard

 Mario L. Short, President and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Short is an honorably discharged veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and a Construction industry professional with more than twenty (20) years of experience.


He serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer of SYTE Corporation. Under Mr. Short’s leadership, the company has earned local, regional and national recognition, and has established itself as a preferred partner for mission-critical government agencies and private sector firms.


At SYTE, Mr. Short has fostered a culture steeped in collaboration, transparency, and performance excellence. Mr. Short studied Electrical Engineering at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL, and received his executive education at Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business in Hanover, NH.


His public service contributions include serving and supporting veteran-based organizations such as Leave No Veterans Behind and the Dive Heart Military Wounded Program.

Management Team

Tait Heinemann, Senior Project Manager

Tait is a seasoned construction manager who has successfully executed large construction and environmental remediation projects for over 20 years. His project assignments (both in the U.S. and overseas) have been for the U.S. Government as well as commercial clients.

His management and team leadership have been recognized through numerous commendations and awards. Tait’s breath of experience includes project and program management of construction, soil and groundwater remediation, along with several multidisciplinary design projects. He has advanced knowledge of project management, construction, demolition, health and safety, quality control, scheduling, and cost estimating/control. Tait has also trained project teams and corporate personnel in safety, quality control, scheduling, budgeting, and a variety of engineering and construction topics. In his current role, he leads work across multiple locations and is responsible for planning, executing, and evaluating projects, client reporting, and ensuring quality control throughout the project life cycle. Tait has a degree in Construction Management from Bellville Area College, IL.
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Kahmal Patterson, Project Accounting Manager

Kahmal has managed the finances and project accounting for both residential and commercial construction projects. His skill areas cover; detailed budgeting, job costing, subcontractor compliance 2 (certified payroll reporting and SF1413), processing and submitting monthly AIA documents and other documents required for progress billing.

He oversees the completion of company certifications, compiling of subcontract agreements, invoice processing, purchase orders, lien waivers, and vendor certificates of insurance. Kahmal recently led the implementation of a new record retention plan that effectively transitioned company project and financial documents into the Cloud, thereby reducing administrative costs. Additionally, he assists the project management, business development, and marketing teams as needed. Kahmal has a BS in Business Administration from Eastern Illinois University.
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Moreiҫa Allana-Kim Ortega, Director of Strategy

Kim (aka Allana) has a passion for process improvement and strategy implementation. Her career highlights include transformation initiatives at both the national and local government levels. As a management consultant, she provides guidance on value chain optimization, risk management and business planning.

She has also facilitated workshops on operational planning, business excellence, communications planning, customer service excellence, implementation planning, lean business principles, performance management and effective stakeholder engagement. At SYTE, Kim works with the senior management team to drive improvement efforts and deliver strategic projects. She is also responsible for promoting compliance and augmenting internal processes. Kim has her PhD and her MA in Sociology from Stanford University, CA. Her BA in Mathematics and her BA in French are from Bryn Mawr College, PA, one of the remaining ‘Seven Sisters’ women’s colleges.
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Jason Miears, Construction Manager

Jason has 26 years of experience in the commercial construction industries. Over half of this experience has been gained working on JOC and SABER contracts. With three different JOC contracts, two four-year contracts exceeding $42 million and one three-year contract valued at $16.5 million.

His SABER experience is derived from two different contracts with $6 million value. Along with IDIQ projects and hard bid projects the breadth of his experience covers all facets of construction. From civil engineering project like the strafing pit at Falcon Range for US Air Force, fighters to renovation of the oldest structure on Fort Sill built in 1869. Other projects include numerous chiller and boiler replacements, complete dorm renovations, to a state-of-the-art conference centers that allows the US Army to hold secure meeting to places all over the world. All this experience has taught him the importance of thoroughly understanding the clients needs to accurately serve the them and finally that communication and trust are essential to project success.
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Alexsander Vaysman, Project Architect

Alex has 9 years a Design/Build Licensed Architect in the State of Illinois, Experience includes a wide range of residential, commercial, industrial and institutional projects that range in complexity from state of the art Federal Government printing facilities, to single tenant interior remodeling projects, to residential single family or development. Alex is a graduate Illinois Institute of Technology with a Master’s Degree in Architecture.

Florin Adrian Morozan, B.S. Visualization Specialist

Adrian has over 10 years of experience working in the architect engineering design industry. Past projects in include Corporate Interiors, Hospitality, Retail, Industrial Facilities and Multi/Single Family Residential. Adrian completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture from Polytechnic University of Timisoara, Romania.

Daniel Gordon, IT Director

Daniel has 30 years in the IT industry. As a Network Engineer he also developed help desk protocol and procedures; his experience includes Cisco Technologies, VoIP, and Network Design. Mr. Gordon attended the University of IL at Chicago and served 8 years in the United States Marine Corps.

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