People /

Affect comprises a core NYC-based team and a trusted global network of makers, Manufacturers, tradespeople, artists and specialist fabricators.

Our people are our biggest asset. They are a diverse, talented and passionate team, and the driving force behind our success. We invest in their health, safety and wellbeing, and we foster an inclusive culture.

Key Personnel /

A core team of key representatives from each division will be involved throughout the process.
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Bernard McNameeDirector
Bernard has over 12 years’ experience in the construction and hospitality sector, leading projects ranging from one off concepts to large-scale mixedused developments. His achievements include a key role from inception for internationally acclaimed Harcourt Development’s Titanic Quarter in Belfast – Europe’s largest waterfront regeneration project. He has also overseen PMac’s Hospitality Group’s recent New York expansion. Recently completed projects include: Lieff Crabaser (NYC), Blacktap on 35th (NYC), Lot 15 (NYC), Lookup (NYC), Kixby Hotel (NYC), Sefton (NYC), Haswell Green’s (NYC), Vida Verde (NYC), Tanner Smiths (NYC), and the Titanic Exhibition Center (Belfast).
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David CrollaCreative Director
David has a hospitality design portfolio spanning over 18 years showcasing bespoke creativity for independent and established developments of large and small scale. His creative skills are complemented by a strong understanding of commercial development honed during his previous roles as a Director of Design and Studio Leader for AvroKO & Martin Brudnizki Design Studio. Recently completed projects include: Mortimer House (London), The Beekman Hotel (NYC), Perry Lane Hotel (Savannah), Café Boulud (Toronto), Darby’s (London), and Sefton (NYC).
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Cathal EganDirector of Construction & Development
Cathal brings almost a decade’s experience working on boutique and large-scale commercial real estate developments. He has worked for renowned firms such as AKF, Wonder Works Construction, and, most recently, Xin Development (the US investment arm of Xinyuan RE) where he oversaw multiple development and construction projects. Cathal has been responsible for the delivery of over 500,000 sq.ft. of development and construction projects ranging from ground up to office renovations. Recently completed projects include: Sefton (NYC), 300 Vesey Street (NYC), 1 Liberty Plaza (NYC), Lieff Crabaser (NYC), Blacktap on 35th (NYC), Lot 15 (NYC), Lookup (NYC), Hudson Gardens (NYC), The OOSTEN (NYC), Kixby Hotel (NYC)
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Gianpiero GaglioneFFE Director
Gianpiero Gaglione is a seasoned interior designer with over ten years’ experience, having worked for internationally renowned firms such as Kelly Wearstler, Martin Brudnizki Design Studio (London/New York), HBA (Singapore). He has a proven track record of delivering high-end hotel, restaurant and residential projects. Gianpiero is known for his expertise in sourcing and designing bespoke furniture and lighting. Recently completed projects include Soho Beach House (Miami), The Beekman Hotel (New York), Park MGM (Las Vegas) and Drake150 Restaurant (Toronto).