Jack Manilla is a man of detail, success, and a leader in both commercial and residential pool and outdoor living services. He has built several multi-million dollar, mid-size businesses as well as two Fortune 500 companies – each exceeding annual revenue of $100 million. He is the founder at the center of Portofino Pool Services & Outdoor Living and Portofino University.
His unique combination of technical knowledge and unwavering organization have made Portofino Pool Services & Outdoor Living the business it is today.
Manilla is Chair-Elect, Board of Directors and recent Secretary, Treasurer of The Association of Pool and Spa Professionals, the world’s largest and oldest aquatic industry association. He was the Panel Moderator for the 2012 International Pool/Spa Expo as well as the NSPF® World Aquatic Health Conference in both 2009 & 2010. Manilla also consulted on the APSP and International Swimming Pool and Spa Code training course, and created the FSPA® 60 hour pool service contractor course.
Manilla balances strong outward-looking entrepreneurial talents with inward-focused spiritual values, integrating Biblical principles into his business and his personal life. A purposeful entrepreneur, he helps people achieve personal peace and professional success by applying lessons from The Pink House in their lives. Learn more at pinkhouselessons.com.
Executive Vice President
A founding co-owner, Paula has senior responsibility for finance, accounting, banking, cash management, HR, administration and data entry.
She is an energetic business executive with a proven record of team building, leadership coaching and is highly skilled at handling multiple customer/staff requests and concerns with utmost professionalism and courtesy.
Paula grew up in a family business learning customer relations, bookkeeping and banking skills at an early age. She was employed in the banking industry several years while she attended Youngstown State University where she met her husband Jack Manilla (President/Owner), married and raised four (4) children. Paula is a model of servant leadership and is a major key to our success teaching others through her daily actions: Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Generosity, Faithfulness, Gentleness and Self-control.
Originally from Fairfax, Virginia, Shane moved to Jacksonville in 2009 after spending a year in Sao Paulo, Brazil, teaching conversational English. While in Jacksonville, Shane has helped open numerous successful restaurant establishments over the years and held the position of food and beverage director at one of the most prestigious country clubs in Ponte Vedra.
In 2013, Shane switched his career to the swimming pool industry to allow for more family time with his now 4-year-old son. Originally, he started as a service and maintenance manager to learn the ins and outs of the industry and has now transferred over to Account Manager for Portofino’s sales department.
In his spare time, you can find him with his son on the water, whether it be surfing, boating or fishing. Watch out for this one, as he is an ace on the golf course, as well!
Field Services Manager
After attending Central Methodist College and Central Missouri State University, Dudley joined Portofino in 1996 as a Water Quality Management Technician. He then worked in both the renovation department and the equipment repair and installation department. Dudley also spent 6 years as the Maintenance Supervisor before being promoted to Field Services Manager.
Outside of Portofino, Dudley enjoys spending time fishing, boating, as well as other recreational water activities.
Deacon Laurence (Larry) Geinosky
Deacon Larry was ordained April 27, 1996. He is a graduate of DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois, with a Master of Science for Public Services Degree and Troy State University, Montgomery, Alabama, with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. Following military service, he joined Kemper Corporation in Illinois for 32 years, during which he later was transferred to the Jacksonville, Florida office. At Kemper he served as IT Unit Manager of 30 to 40 team associates, Statistical, Financial, and Producer Systems and Lead Applications Analyst. After his Kemper career he served four years as Diocese of Saint Augustine, Marriage and Family Life Center Coordinator and currently is Permanent Deacon, Pastoral Associate and RCIA Coordinator at the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in downtown Jacksonville.
WHAT IS A CORPORATE CHAPLAIN?
Our Chaplain attends weekly team huddles and assists employees in hospital care, family and marriage care, substance abuse, stress management, and interpersonal conflicts. Our chaplain can also perform Baptisms, Marriages and Funeral Services. People spend more time at work than anywhere else. But just because they go to work doesn’t mean they’ve left their worries at home. Anxieties crowd out focused work time. Hospital visits create mounting unpaid days off. Illness and death devastate families and burden employees with skyrocketing health care costs. Our employees aren’t the only ones who suffer during crisis. Time after time, I hear fellow small business employers repeat stories of inadequate workplace support programs and feelings of helplessness for their employees. Our Chaplain greatly helps to relieve this anxiety.
Our Corporate Chaplain, Deacon Larry, brings care and compassion to the workplace, where it is needed most, and where it can make a meaningful difference. Because of a boots-on-the-ground approach to ministry, our Chaplain can care for those who need a trusted objective friend in the workplace with complete confidentiality, including all management and owners, assisting those who can’t bear their burdens alone anymore.