Chief Executive Officer, Founder
As CEO, Mr. Vellano’s primary focus is fulfilling the corporate mission and ensuring Vortex delivers on its promise of being a turn-key, cost-effective trenchless solutions provider ranging from consulting and project management services to the delivery of products, training and installation.
Formerly, Mr. Vellano was Vice President of Sales and Marketing for one of the largest privately held trenchless underground contractors in North America. His primary responsibilities included overseeing sales, marketing, and product development functions for all business entities. He was also in charge of forging strategic business alliances as part the company’s vision of providing the widest selection of environmentally friendly, trenchless underground repair solutions to its customers. During his five-year tenure, Mr. Vellano’s used his vision and leadership to help measurably grow the company’s revenue.
From 2001 to 2009, Mr. Vellano worked for Albany, New York based Vellano Brothers, where he rose from the ranks from local Branch Manager to Vice President. During his tenure there, he helped streamline operations, grow accounts and increase sales exponentially.
Chief Operating Officer, Founder
Mr. Banchetti oversees the daily operations, logistics and budgets for all Vortex products and services. A large part of his responsibility is managing installation crews and training teams on Vortex trenchless repair systems. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Banchetti was the Southwest Division General Manager for one of the nation’s largest trenchless contractors. Beyond his extensive operations knowledge of CIPP installation, slip lining, pipe bursting, bypass operations and pipeline assessment, Mr. Banchetti’s career has also included sales and management positions with Flowserve Corporation, Honeywell and Amri Valves, Inc.
Mr. Banchetti is a graduate of the University of Mississippi, with a degree in Business Administration. He also earned a Master’s in Business, with emphasis in Energy & Management.
Quin Breland, Esq.
VP, General Counsel and Acquisitions
Mr. Breland has over a decade of diversified legal expertise in both transactional and litigation matters. Formerly a shareholder with Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC, Breland has extensive experience in entity formation and management, mergers and acquisitions, commercial contracts, lending/finance, and construction law. He has represented publicly traded and privately held corporations in complex merger, stock and asset purchase transactions (on both the buy-side and sell-side), corporate financing arrangements, distribution and supply agreements, and other transactional matters.
Mr. Breland has also successfully advocated for clients in state and federal trial courts, appellate courts, and arbitration panels. Breland received his Bachelor of Science in Management (double-major in Finance and Management) magna cum laude from Tulane University’s A.B. Freeman School of Business, and his Juris Doctor cum laude from Tulane University Law School.