Mr. John Bennardo
Founder & CEO, Favara LLC
Mr. Bennardo is the CEO and founder of Favara, LLC, the family office that serves several generations of the Bennardo Family.
John is the grandson of immigrants that were very proud to be Americans and gave their children and grandchildren a sense of purpose as well as the urge to build and grow as they continue to look towards the future.
Having graduated with a BS in Business Management and Policy from the Harriman School of Business at Stony Brook, John embarked upon a decade long career in finance with Paine Webber (now UBS).
While working in the financial markets, John met and married his wife Michele, a second generation family member, who would go on to run her families’ operating company that primarily focuses on construction in the NYC metro area (started by her father in the 1980’s). John was intrigued and left Paine Webber to work alongside her. There he spent several years working with both generations of the family and learning the business and what it meant to run a family enterprise.
After several years, and armed with a strong entrepreneurial spirit, John left and started the first of several companies he would come to own. Legacy Builders is a General Contracting, Construction Management, and Development Company licensed in several states. It was to become the first of several companies owned by the family.
Today the day to day operations of Legacy Builders is run by John’s nephews as he continues exploring new opportunities in the ever changing market of both investment and acquisition.
John is passionate about next generation and millennial issues as well as charity and spends a great deal of time and energy on those topics.