Meet The Team

Meet The Team

Meet The Team

LIZ REISCH PICARAZZI
Founder and CEO

CITIBIN was created by Liz Picarazzi, who could not find a durable and attractive enclosure for her own trash. She didn't like the plastic, wood, and metal trash sheds on the market, so she created her own. Her trash enclosure was such a hit in her community that she made CITIBIN a sister business of her handyman company, Checklist Home Services. In previous lives, Liz was a marketing executive at American Express and an election monitor in Russia and Ukraine. Liz likes to make and start things, and play with her daughter, husband, and 2 cats.

Liz has grown CITIBIN from a small local company making custom trash sheds to a national brand that designs and manufactures a wide variety of outdoor storage solutions. Her most recent invention is PARCELBIN, a package delivery locker that stops porch pirates in their tracks.

Liz is excited to use the CITIBIN blog as a platform to discuss topics she is passionate about: entrepreneurship, innovation, leadership, and the value of trade education.

ALEJANDRO BAUTISTA
Client Manager

Alejandro is originally from San Cristobal, Venezuela. He joined the CITIBIN team in 2017 as a shop assistant and installer, and now leads sales and client management. With a keen understanding of client needs and expectations, Alejandro is always looking for ways to improve our products. The favorite part of his job is working with property managers, architects, and developers to beautify their properties. As a fairly new New Yorker, Alejandro enjoys playing tennis, attending electronic music events, and discovering new places to eat in the city.

CARLA TORTOLEDO
Operations Manager

Carla is our Operations and Production Manager. Born in Caracas, Venezuela, she moved to the US in 2008 to complete her studies. She started with CITIBIN in October 2018, after moving to New York City from Miami, where she worked in remodeling and design. Her favorite part of her job is working closely with manufacturers on problem-solving and brainstorming ideas for product enhancements. She enjoys visiting new countries, museums and historical places, aside from enjoying her new city with her husband and two cats.

JOSE JESUS RAMONES
Installer

MARIO HÜLSMANN
Designer Emeritus

An architect and carpenter, Mario is originally from the German town of Münster. Mario transformed CITIBIN from custom, made-to-order enclosures to standardized and prefabricated ready-to-assemble kits that can be shipped nationwide. In 2019 Mario left CITIBIN to work as a full-time carpenter and designer for a high-end deck company, but remains our Designer Emeritus with input on product development.

LIZ REISCH PICARAZZI
Founder and CEO

CITIBIN was created by Liz Picarazzi, who could not find a durable and attractive enclosure for her own trash. She didn't like the plastic, wood, and metal trash sheds on the market, so she created her own. Her trash enclosure was such a hit in her community that she made CITIBIN a sister business of her handyman company, Checklist Home Services. In previous lives, Liz was a marketing executive at American Express and an election monitor in Russia and Ukraine. Liz likes to make and start things, and play with her daughter, husband, and 2 cats.

Liz has grown CITIBIN from a small local company making custom trash sheds to a national brand that designs and manufactures a wide variety of outdoor storage solutions. Her most recent invention is PARCELBIN, a package delivery locker that stops porch pirates in their tracks.

Liz is excited to use the CITIBIN blog as a platform to discuss topics she is passionate about: entrepreneurship, innovation, leadership, and the value of trade education.

ALEJANDRO BAUTISTA
Client Manager

Alejandro is originally from San Cristobal, Venezuela. He joined the CITIBIN team in 2017 as a shop assistant and installer, and now leads sales and client management. With a keen understanding of client needs and expectations, Alejandro is always looking for ways to improve our products. The favorite part of his job is working with property managers, architects, and developers to beautify their properties. As a fairly new New Yorker, Alejandro enjoys playing tennis, attending electronic music events, and discovering new places to eat in the city.

CARLA TORTOLEDO
Operations Manager

Carla is our Operations and Production Manager. Born in Caracas, Venezuela, she moved to the US in 2008 to complete her studies. She started with CITIBIN in October 2018, after moving to New York City from Miami, where she worked in remodeling and design. Her favorite part of her job is working closely with manufacturers on problem-solving and brainstorming ideas for product enhancements. She enjoys visiting new countries, museums and historical places, aside from enjoying her new city with her husband and two cats.

JOSE JESUS RAMONES
Installer

MARIO HÜLSMANN
Designer Emeritus

An architect and carpenter, Mario is originally from the German town of Münster. Mario transformed CITIBIN from custom, made-to-order enclosures to standardized and prefabricated ready-to-assemble kits that can be shipped nationwide. In 2019 Mario left CITIBIN to work as a full-time carpenter and designer for a high-end deck company, but remains our Designer Emeritus with input on product development.

There's a CITIBIN for everyone

There's a CITIBIN for everyone