Golden Sands Corporate Officers

Mary F. Maguire - Chair of the Board

Mary F. Maguire, one of the co-founders of Golden Sands, has held a leadership role from the beginning, and has been instrumental in structuring the company and guiding its expansion for twenty-seven years.

Her position has evolved, having encompassed the development of operational systems and managing select construction projects in the early years to spearheading diversification initiatives and setting strategic agendas currently. She continues to be involved in client relationships at the executive level.

Prior to joining Golden Sands, Mary was with the Cayman Islands Government for 7 years as Director of Training. Before that, she was an international systems analyst for Cable & Wireless PLC, based in London. In this position, Mary established financial systems throughout the Middle East and the Caribbean and was the first woman in Cable & Wireless to work in the Middle East.

Mary Maguire, an active member of the Women's Business Enterprise National Council, received her BS degree from University College in Dublin, Ireland. She is also actively involved in the Golden Sands Charitable Foundation, which builds and operates schools and helps to fund clinics in Jamaica.

John Fedele - Chief Executive Officer

John Fedele, Chief Executive Officer of Golden Sands General Contractors, is responsible for developing leadership within the company and directing the successful implementation of corporate objectives and maintaining the core family values of Golden Sands. He also directs joint venture and strategic alliance partnerships, finance, as well as the company’s real estate portfolio.

John first joined Golden Sands in 1996 when he started as a Project Supervisor and Safety Officer. He later held the positions of Project Manager, Operations Manager, and Chief Operating Officer. Under John’s stewardship as COO he began developing the scalable infrastructure that led to the company’s expansion into 14 states and double-digit growth. He also directed the positioning of Golden Sands for its next generation, while preserving a long-standing client base of Fortune 500s. In 2013 he was entrusted with the role of Chief Executive Officer.

John, who is LEED AP certified, is a graduate of Florida State University and holds a BS in International Business. He is a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO), the U.S. Green Building Council and the Florida State University Alumni Association.

He is also active in charitable organizations including Doctors Without Borders, St. Jude, American Heart Association, the Golden Sands Charitable Foundation, One.Org and Belen ACES. John, a triathlete, resides in South Florida.

Peter Fedele – President

Peter Fedele is one of the founders of Golden Sands and the President of the company. He has, quite literally, grown the company from the ground up.

Peter began in the business as a developer, initially in the Cayman Islands and then in Miami, with a focus on warehouses and offices. He also bought inner city property and developed housing facilities.

Always the innovator, he saw the company's role evolving and seized emerging opportunities for a general contracting company that would raise the industry standard entirely. The success of the early years of Golden Sands is measured by its entrance to the banking industry and a specialization that is the backbone of Golden Sands today.

In addition to leading the company with CEO Mary Maguire, Peter has been instrumental in building a team that is highly respected in the business, and in maintaining Golden Sands' expansion plans even in the down economy. He attributes this success to the company's diversification (specifically, the creation of the disaster recovery/business continuity division), oversizing their real estate acquisition, owning their property and, continually reinvesting in the business.

Peter Fedele is a graduate of Loyola University, Montreal Canada and holds licenses as a Florida State General Contractor and a Florida State Roofing Contractor. He is also a member of the National Storm Shelter Association (NSSA) Education and Outreach Foundation Board.

Ken Fedele – Chief Operating Officer

Ken Fedele is the Chief Operating Officer of Golden Sands, responsible for the successful development and consistent delivery of high quality projects throughout the company’s expanding geographic footprint. He plays a strategic role in the overall management and growth of the company, particularly in new market initiatives.

Ken also mentors senior leadership in eight operating offices and directs company-wide sustainability innovations, resulting in Golden Sands’ carbon neutral status. He manages the company’s real estate portfolio and leads the company’s design-build department, working with nationally ranked, high-end design teams.

Having joined the company in early 2001, Ken initially held the position of project manager and by the time he was 21, had been instrumental in the successful completion and delivery of 4 financial facilities that he built from the ground up. He rose through the ranks, having held a central role in building the business, particularly the sports and entertainment department.

Ken, an avid and accomplished fisherman, is a Licensed Certified General Contractor.