Jaindl Enterprises was founded in 2011 by Mark and Zachary Jaindl, who combined decades of entrepreneurial values with a passion for historical sites and smart growth to introduce new, innovative, and sustainable opportunities to their community.
Mrs. Lauren Kovac joined the Jaindl Enterprises team in 2020 as the Controller and head of the Accounting Department. Lauren has more than twenty years of experience in accounting, business management, and human resource management, and provides financial oversight to the Jaindl Enterprises family of companies. Her background includes experience in public accounting, the entertainment and communication industries, manufacturing, and public education.
Lauren holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Albright College. She is currently pursuing a Master of Science degree in Human Resource Development from Villanova University.
Mr. Sam Shahani joined the Jaindl Enterprises team in 2020 as the Director of Operations and head of the Operations Department. Sam has more than a decade of project management and property management experience, specializing in project and construction management in international markets. Before joining Jaindl Enterprises, Sam led global teams in several industries, including industrial gasses, minerals, and cement. In addition to his full-time responsibilities at Jaindl Enterprises, Sam owns and manages a growing portfolio of residential real estate.
Sam earned his MBA from Lehigh University and holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Industrial Engineering from Penn State University.
Mr. Shane Wirta joined the Jaindl Enterprises team in 2020 as the Director of Marketing and the head of the Marketing Department. Shane began his career in New York City, where he specialized in direct response television advertising. Throughout his career, Shane expanded his portfolio of expertise to include online, print and catalog advertising, and the creation and implementation of marketing and sales strategy. In addition to his marketing responsibilities, Shane leverages his business proficiency to optimize operations and departments for customer acquisition and retention while maximizing cash flow and earnings.
Shane holds a Bachelor of Arts from Seton Hall University.
Mr. Pete Christakos joined the Jaindl Enterprises team in 2020 as the Portfolio Manager, and head of the Property Management Department. Pete began his career in the Golf Industry at the Golf Academy of America in Phoenix, Arizona. In 2011, Pete returned home to Eastern Pennsylvania, and accepted a role in the Construction field. Since 2011, Pete has managed numerous large-scale commercial, residential and infrastructure projects throughout Eastern, Central, and Western Pennsylvania.
Pete oversees the management of the Jaindl Enterprises portfolio, including Jaindl Properties, LLC and The Waterfront project in Allentown, PA.
Mark and Zachary Jaindl co-founded The Waterfront Development Company in 2012, after identifying the twenty-nine-acre campus as an ideal catalyst for an entirely new district. In addition to serving as President and CEO of The Waterfront Development Company, Mark is President, CEO, and Chairman of American Bank, Inc.
Mark and Zachary Jaindl co-founded The Waterfront Development Company in 2012, after identifying the twenty-nine-acre campus as an ideal catalyst for an entirely new district. In addition to serving as COO of The Waterfront Development Company, Zachary is COO of Jaindl Enterprises: a consortium of family-owned companies dedicated to introducing economic and social progress throughout the City of Allentown and the Lehigh Valley as a whole.