The Veneto West Team

George and Sean have been lifelong friends, business partners since 1987 and were born in Vicenza, Italy located in the heart of the Veneto region, a region that also includes Venice, Verona, and Padua. Their company is named for the Veneto region where they were born.

George Huff

Veneto West Principal George Huff

Prior to starting Veneto West in 2006, George served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Intera Group Inc., the company he co-founded with Sean Venezia in 1987. In February 1997, GTCR acquired Intera as a platform company to consolidate and grow public telecommunications companies. GTCR capitalized Intera with $115 million of debt and equity used to acquire over 50 regional communications companies. Intera, with over 200 employees and 10,000 customers, generated annual revenues exceeding $50 million and EBITDA of $15 million. George served on the boards of directors of his industry’s Federal and California State trade associations. In addition to self-storage, George has been involved with the ownership and development of office, light industrial, multi-family and residential properties. George earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the Haas School of Business at the University of California-Berkeley in 1985, has been married to his wife Michele since 1986 and has four daughters. On weekends, you might find George surfing, mountain biking or snow skiing.

Sean Venezia

Veneto West Principal Sean Venezia

Prior to starting Veneto West, Sean served as Chief Financial Officer of Intera Group Inc., the company he co-founded with George in 1987. In February 1997, GTCR acquired Intera as a platform company to consolidate and grow public telecommunications companies. GTCR capitalized Intera with $115 million debt and equity used to acquire over 50 regional communications companies. Intera, with over 200 employees and 10,000 customers, generated annual revenues exceeding $50 million and EBITDA of $15 million. Sean served on the boards of directors of his industry’s Federal and California State trade associations. In addition to self-storage, Sean has been involved with the ownership and development of light-industrial and residential properties. Sean earned a bachelor’s degree in Finance from Santa Clara niversity in 1983, has been married to his wife Kappy since 1990 and is the father of two daughters and a son. Sean played college baseball at Santa Clara, captained his 4.5 USTA Men’s Tennis team to the national championship in 2006, managed Tri-Valley Babe Ruth’s 13-year old all-star baseball team to a 3rd place finish in the 2012 Babe Ruth World Series and was awarded the Carnegie Hero Award for saving the life a high school student from a burning SUV in 2007. On weekends, you may find Sean playing tennis, snow skiing or hiking with his wife Kappy.

Ed Boersma

Ed Boersma, Cubix Ventures

Ed Boersma is president of Cubix Construction, a private construction company based in Danville, California, that has specialized in self-storage design and construction since the late 1970s with more than 20 million square feet of self-storage buildings completed. Cubix is Veneto West’s construction partner.

Cubix Construction was a pioneer in developing efficient, standardized construction practices for self-storage units. Ed earned a bachelor’s degree in business and economics from Westmont College in 1985 before joining Cubix. He has two children and resides in Danville. On weekends, you may find Ed kite surfing, surfing on a stand-up paddleboard or zooming around Danville on his electric long-board.

Eric Whann

Eric Whann, Director of Business Development

Prior to teaming up with Veneto West and Cubix Construction through Cubix Asset Management, Eric founded ITLO Equity, LLC, and served as Director of Acquisitions and Leasing for Sutter & Pierce EPC, LLC, both privately held opportunistic real estate investment companies focused on the development of single and multi-tenant net lease retail projects. Eric has extensive experience in commercial real estate finance, acquisition, disposition, and development, with a specialized focus on sourcing and executing value-add developments from site selection to operation and exit sale.

A native of Columbus, Ohio, Eric is also a proud Godfather to two nephews and holds a bachelor’s degree in Entrepreneurship from the University of Dayton. On weekends, you will find Eric seeking out adventure near and far, from the granite slabs in Yosemite to the mountainous peaks in the Eastern Sierra’s and across the West Coast.

Kerry Akins

Kerry Akins, Director of Operations

Kerry has more than 25 years of management experience within the telecommunications and route logistics industries. With a solid background in merger and acquisition integration, he is a versatile team leader with proven success in private industry and in the U.S. armed services. Kerry oversees all operations of Cubix Asset Management.

Kerry is a former general manager with Arctic Express and Pacific Telemanagement Services and worked with George and Sean at Intera as both product manager and Vice President of Operations. Kerry is married with a son.

Susan Hebert

Susan Hebert, Accountant

Susan Hebert is the owner of Out-Books, a third-party bookkeeping service, and has been providing various bookkeeping services to clients since 1997. Sue has been providing bookkeeping, accounting, and payroll services to all Veneto West self-storage projects since 2007. Sue is married with three daughters.

Contact Information

Veneto West Properties
PO Box 699 Danville, CA 94526
(925) 743-0869 info@venetowestproperties.com