Our Team

Jody Cordaro

Chief Executive Officer
Overseeing the operations of Contractor Transport, Jody Cordaro has over 28 years of diverse experience covering the broad scope of environmental, construction and real estate industries of the United States and internationally, with emphasis on strategic and operational analysis; mergers and acquisitions; and business and organizational development. His record of achievement is defined by strategic management of human capital, service delivery, innovation, conflict resolution, and the creation, implementation, and management of cross-functional support and disaster relief response efforts.

Michael Wanta

President

Michael Wanta is an experienced leader with a strong record of growing business in the environmental sector. He directly managed over $305 million in environmental services contracts since 2001 and led a multi-disciplined staff for the planning, design, permitting, construction, and operation of civil and environmental projects. Representative clients include the Navy, EPA, GSA, USAID, World Bank/International Finance Corporation, Army Corps of Engineers, Army, DHS/FEMA, Air Force, nationwide developers, and local public agencies and commercial companies. Michael holds a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering and a Bachelor’s in Civil and Environmental Engineering and is a registered Professional Civil Engineer. His areas of expertise include Program Management; Investigations, Studies, Design, and Clean Up; Innovative Contracting; and Operations Management.

Nate Butler

Vice President

With diverse oil & gas, construction and environmental project experience, Butler is a well-accomplished leader and trainer. With over 15 years’ experience in the industry, he is an expert in operations and safety. His technical expertise includes program and project management, transportation planning, civil engineering as well as design-build planning and delivery. He has led both the company’s business development strategy as well as their operation efforts, including sourcing and screening acquisition candidates and the development of standard operating procedures. In other roles, Mr. Butler operated as Vice President of Operations for SCE Environmental Group, Inc. where he was responsible for leading the Company’s $40MM demolition, decommissioning and remediation teams on work throughout the US and abroad.

Gene Talerico, Esq.

General Counsel
Talerico’s primary focus is the general transaction, procurement and construction practice areas. He also provides management with effective advice on company strategies and their implementation, as well as the legal affairs of the company. Prior to joining Contractor Transport, Talerico was the First Assistant District Attorney in Lackawanna County District Attorney’s Office for sixteen years and was the Special Assistant United States Attorney, Middle District of PA for over ten years.