Hessam Nadji

Hessam Nadji

President, Chief Executive Officer

Hessam Nadji has served as President and Chief Executive Officer and as a director of the Company since March 2016. Mr. Nadji previously served as senior executive vice president and chief strategy officer. He joined the Company as vice president of research in 1996 and held various other senior management roles through the years, including chief marketing officer and head of the Company’s specialty brokerage divisions. He played a leading role in the Company’s initial public offering in 2013. Mr. Nadji received a B.S. in information management and computer science from City University in Seattle and has over 30 years of experience working in the real estate industry.

Steve DeGennaro

Steve DeGennaro

Executive Vice President / Chief Financial Officer

Steve DeGennaro is executive vice president and chief financial officer for Marcus & Millichap, overseeing the firm’s finance, accounting, treasury, payroll and public reporting functions and playing a key role in evolving and executing the company’s strategic plan.

Prior to joining the firm in 2020, Mr. DeGennaro served as executive vice president and chief financial officer of InTouch Technologies, a provider of virtual healthcare solutions, and as senior vice president and chief financial officer of a publicly traded firm specializing in mobile network computing before that. He began his career with KPMG, where he helped clients prepare and execute IPOs in addition to providing other accounting services. Mr. DeGennaro has extensive experience in finance, strategic planning, operations, leadership, and merger and acquisition transactions. His heavy technology background and growth-driven CFO experience bring a new perspective and skill set to our firm’s leadership team.

Mr. DeGennaro holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from the University of San Diego.

Richard Matricaria

Richard Matricaria

COO Western Division

Richard Matricaria is the COO for Marcus & Millichap’s Western Division.

Mr. Matricaria first joined the Marcus & Millichap management team in September 2009 when he became sales manager of the Fort Lauderdale office. He was promoted to regional manager overseeing the Orlando and Jacksonville offices in January 2012 and added Tampa five months later. In 2014, Mr. Matricaria was elevated to the role of vice president, and in 2016, senior vice president. 

Prior to starting his path in management, Mr. Matricaria was a sales associate for eight years in Marcus & Millichap’s Fort Lauderdale office. He was instrumental in leading a team specializing in retail, single-tenant and shopping center investments, and facilitated the acquisition and disposition of approximately $500 million of investment properties throughout the Southeast.

Mr. Matricaria received a B.B.A. in marketing from the University of Alabama and an M.B.A. from St. Thomas University. He is actively involved in the International Council of Shopping Centers, the National Association for Industrial and Office Parks, the Urban Land Institute and the Best Buddies organization.

J.D. Parker

J.D. Parker

COO Eastern Division

J.D. Parker is the COO for Marcus & Millichap’s Eastern Division.

Mr. Parker joined Marcus & Millichap in 2004 as an agent specializing in investment sales, and earned the firm’s Rookie of the Year Award and National Achievement Award in his first year. Prior to serving as executive vice president and division manager, Mr. Parker held the roles of sales manager and regional manager in the New York Tri-State region. During his time with Marcus & Millichap, Mr. Parker has overseen the opening of several offices and led the acquisition of several investment firms. In his role as division manager, he led the firm’s expansion into Canada, and he now oversees 40+ offices throughout the East Coast, Eastern Canada and Midwest regions.

Mr. Parker holds a bachelor’s degree in operations and information systems management from Pennsylvania State University.

Evan Denner

Evan Denner

Executive Vice President/Head of Business, Marcus & Millichap Capital Corporation

Evan Denner is senior vice president for corporate strategy with Marcus & Millichap.

Mr. Denner joined the firm in 2019. As the head of corporate strategy, he develops and executes strategies aligned with Marcus & Millichap’s long-term growth plan by improving the company’s business model, processes and platform, as well as through the acquisition of synergistic companies and groups.

Before he joined Marcus & Millichap, Mr. Denner spent several decades in real estate and financial services in executive leadership and entrepreneurial roles. He advised the partners at Ackman-Ziff Real Estate Group, founded one of the largest student housing companies in the United States, was a senior managing director and head of merchant banking at Cantor Fitzgerald, and held several positions on Wall Street.

Mr. Denner graduated from Hofstra University with a Bachelor of Business and received his Master of Science degree from Columbia University.

Mark Cortell

Mark Cortell

Senior Vice President / Chief Legal Officer

Mark Cortell is Senior Vice President & Chief Legal Officer of Marcus & Millichap, Inc., overseeing the firm’s legal function and playing a key role in the company’s mergers and acquisitions activity. Mr. Cortell has significant experience in both public companies and in private equity.

Prior to joining the firm in 2019, Mr. Cortell served as a senior legal and finance executive with global responsibilities at Zodiac Pool Solutions, S.A. (a Carlyle Group portfolio company), Water Pik Technologies, Inc., Teledyne Technologies Incorporated, Move, Inc. and Kinko’s, Inc. Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Cortell worked as a Senior Accountant for KPMG and as a financial consultant.

Mr. Cortell received his Juris Doctorate Degree from Pepperdine School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business/Economics (Accounting) from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Mr. Cortell is a licensed attorney and member of the California Bar, and is also a Licensed Certified Public Accountant (inactive).

Gregory A. LaBerge

Gregory A. LaBerge

Chief Administrative Officer, Senior Vice President

Gregory LaBerge is chief administrative officer and senior vice president of Marcus & Millichap.

Mr. LaBerge joined Marcus & Millichap in 2005 as an investment broker, was appointed as a regional manager in 2008 and became national director of our Hospitality Division in 2012. During his three-year tenure as national director, Mr. LaBerge successfully grew the division to more than 50 brokers, creating the industry’s largest hospitality sales team. His work establishing the infrastructure, tools and resources for the division’s brokers was instrumental in elevating Marcus & Millichap’s brand and industry presence.

Before joining Marcus & Millichap, Mr. LaBerge was a management consultant with Ernst & Young and Diamond Technology Partners (now part of PricewaterhouseCoopers), specializing in working with Fortune 500 firms. 

Mr. LaBerge received his Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Northwestern University and his M.B.A. from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.

Andrew Strockis

Andrew Strockis

Senior Vice President / Chief Marketing Officer

Andrew Strockis is senior vice president and chief marketing officer of Marcus & Millichap, overseeing all corporate marketing and branding personnel and functions. He works closely with the company’s leadership and client-facing teams to gather input, design, and implement next-generation marketing tools, campaigns, and initiatives to support and execute the company’s strategic plans.

Prior to joining the firm in 2021, Mr. Strockis held numerous roles across the marketing and analytics departments at Charles Schwab, where he most recently served as the retail client and product marketing leader. In this role, he partnered with senior leadership and line of business owners, helping to shape strategic outcomes, design, and execute go-to-market strategies. Additionally, Mr. Strockis served as the leader overseeing Schwab’s marketing efforts for its international subsidiaries and cross-border jurisdictions. Prior to Schwab, he began his career with Accenture, where he developed extensive experience in finance, operations, and business transformation initiatives, serving as an advisor to numerous global organizations on their most pressing strategic opportunities.

Mr. Strockis holds a Bachelor of Science in commerce from Santa Clara University.

Mira Wolff

Mira Wolff

Senior Vice President / Chief Human Resources Officer

Mira Wolff is the Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) of Marcus & Millichap. Based in the Calabasas office, Ms. Wolff is responsible for all aspects of human resources for the firm, providing leadership and innovation to the company’s sales force, management, and support staff. She uses her extensive experience as a human resources executive and corporate legal counsel to build and expand productivity tools, management development programs, and educational opportunities.

Ms. Wolff joined Marcus & Millichap in 2021 from Venbrook Group, LLC, where she served as Chief Human Resources Officer and General Counsel. Prior to Venbrook, she was the Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Legal for Confie Seguros, a nationwide insurance distribution company. During her tenure at Confie, Ms. Wolff was responsible for leading and building nationwide and international human resources, building the company’s first full service in-house legal department, and helping the company grow from 1,500 to 4,500 employees.

Ms. Wolff holds a J.D. from Southwestern University School of Law and a bachelor’s degree and human resources management certificate from California State University, Long Beach.