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Our Team

Brian Gaudio

Chief Executive Officer, Assoc. AIA

Brian believes that everyone deserves access to good design. The inspiration for starting Module came while he was directing Within Formal Cities – a documentary about the housing crisis in South America, which debuted in 2016. Prior to starting Module, Brian was a Fulbright Scholar in Santiago, Dominican Republic, where he led an urban design research initiative. He has lectured and given presentations for the American Institute of Architects, the Rockefeller Foundation, and numerous universities in the US and abroad. Brian has design experience in both the for-profit and nonprofit world. He worked in Blue Sky Department at Walt Disney Imagineering where he helped create new ride concepts for the Disney Parks, and he served as an architectural intern at the Gulf Coast Community Design Studio. Brian graduated Summa Cum Laude from North Carolina State University with a Bachelor of Architecture where he was a Park Scholar, started a non-profit organization, and was a Finalist for the Harry S Truman Scholarship.

Hallie Dumont

Chief Design Officer

Hallie is a designer who loves to create efficient and honest, user-centered spaces. She discovered her passion for residential interiors after spending years working hands on in home remodeling. The experience opened her eyes to the often unhealthy relationship between clients and their homes. These concerns led Hallie to conduct research on alternative and prefabricated housing while completing her Master’s Degree in Interior Architecture at Chatham University. After completing her degree, Hallie designed a tiny house called Nanohouse under award winning Architect Eric Fisher. Hallie was born and raised in Pittsburgh and has an undergraduate degree in design from Carnegie Mellon University. Her hobbies include spending time with her pups, mountain biking, and Olympic weight lifting.

Drew Brisley

Chief Product Officer

Nothing keeps Drew’s attention more than that of an unsolved problem. This is what attracted him to Module. Taking cues from his field of product design and applying them to the field of architecture, he brings a customer-focused approach that is integral to the culture at Module. 

Upon graduating Summa Cum Laude from NC State’s College of Design, he helped to found Contour Medical, a medical device startup focused on a product for reducing fracture during cardiothoracic surgery. In conjunction, he began working for Trig, an innovation management firm based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, where he rose to Manager of Innovation and Strategy. Throughout his time at Trig, he was named an inventor on several patents, received two IDEA Awards, designed products ranging from medical devices to consumer products, and led marketing and business development strategy. 

In his free time, he enjoys snowboarding, mountain biking, sketching, cooking, and most importantly spending time with friends and family.

Ankur Dobriyal

Director of Off-Site Innovation

Ankur was first introduced to construction by his father, an industry veteran. After completing his Bachelor’s in Civil Engineering from R.V.C.E, Bangalore, Ankur worked on a large-scale housing project in India where he developed a keen interest in residential real estate development. He then went on to earn a Master’s in Architecture-Engineering-Construction Management from Carnegie Mellon University, during which he worked on multiple projects with local developers and neighborhood development groups in Pittsburgh. Along with an interdisciplinary team, Ankur was a finalist in the Synchro Software University Challenge where his team created a mixed-use housing development concept focused on construction time efficiency. When he’s not working, Ankur enjoys traveling and playing video games.

Marquis Cofer

Director of Customer Experience

Born into a general contracting family, Marquis has been around real estate and construction his whole life. Upon graduating from the University of Pittsburgh, Marquis joined as one of the early members of Ikos, a tech-enabled leasing service based in Pittsburgh. He spent time in sales, management, and operations before eventually overseeing the development of Ikos' software products for a user base of 15,000 landlords and over 1,000,000 renters across 80,000 rental units. After several consulting projects and time designing construction loan payment software at Fund That Flip, Marquis decided to join forces with Module to get more housing built.

Jimmy DeCecco

Director of Architecture

A registered architect, Jimmy gravitated to the profession through a love of drawing and an interest in creative and building processes. Jimmy graduated from the College of Arts and Architecture at The Pennsylvania State University and furthered his education through classical training in Italy. Jimmy has become heavily involved in the Pittsburgh community through sensitive contextual drawings and designing ecologically innovative spaces. Every new project is a creative opportunity to apply these same values. Jimmy was born and raised in Pittsburgh and lives with his family in Aspinall. His passions include furniture design, winemaking, traveling, riding his vespa, and walking with his daughter.

Andrew Newby

Vice President of Development

Andrew Newby is a real estate finance professional with experience in development, lending, and affordable housing.  Most recently he worked as CFO of MiKen Development in Nashville where he built over 250 for-sale homes, 100 apartments, and leased over 100,000 sf of commercial space.  He has also spent years in the multifamily lending industry, including time at Citi Community Capital, the country’s largest affordable housing lender, and Freddie Mac's Multifamily Division.  He participated in the origination of billions of dollars of construction loans, structured debt, and tax-exempt financing as both an originator and underwriter.  He earned his Master of Real Estate Development degree from the University of Maryland and his undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia. 

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