Neilesh is a native of San Antonio; he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from The University of Texas at Austin in 2004 and an Executive Masters in Business Administration from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 2009. He joined Galaxy in 2005 and has worked in several positions within the organization. His current responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Direct Oversight of All Internal and External Operations, Formulating the Company’s Strategic Plan, Establish Organizational SOP for Project and Financial Controls, Client Relations, Contract Negotiations, Pre-Construction Services, Corporate Communications, Media and Project Estimating Flow.
Neilesh Verma - Chief Executive Officer
Ramiro “RC” Contreras - Executive Vice President of Operations
As Executive Vice President of Operations, RC’s responsibilities include overseeing and implementing systems for both office and field operations, supervising three project managers and their teams ensuring that daily tasks of contracting, purchasing, constructing and managing multiple projects are maintained. RC received a Bachelor of Environmental Design in 1980 from Texas A & M University, College Station, Texas. He also attended Texas State Technical Institute, Waco, Texas and received his A.A.S. in Drafting and Design in 1973. He has over 38 years progressive experience in general contracting and construction management. Since joining Galaxy, RC has been involved in many major projects, achieving a reputation as a dedicated professional to our clients and the completion of successful projects.
Cara DeAnda – Chief Operating Officer
Cara graduated from Angelo State University in 2002 with both a BBA and MBA. As a former CPA, Cara has over 13 years in the Public Accounting background, where she primarily focused on real estate development, construction, and partnership taxation. Cara joined Galaxy in 2014, where she leveraged this experience in her previous role as the company’s Chief Financial Officer until her promotion to Chief Operating Officer (COO) in 2022. In her current COO role, Cara serves as second in command overseeing Galaxy’s daily business operations and administration. She creates organizational clarity by formulating and executing Galaxy’s overall business plan, harmoniously integrating the leadership team, and ensuring the efficiency of overall business operations by removing obstacles and barriers for the company to flourish. Cara also serves as the Treasurer for ULI San Antonio, and the Board Chair of Hemisfair Redevelopment Corporation.
Kimberly "Nicole" Braddock - Executive Director of Accounting
Nicole is a graduate of the University of Central Arkansas where she obtained her Bachelors and Masters degree in Accounting. Nicole moved from Arkansas to San Antonio in 2013 after being recruited to work for a local accounting firm. Prior to Galaxy, Nicole worked in public accounting, specializing in tax and acting as a business consultant for a variety of different industries. Nicole joined Galaxy in 2016 as our Associate Controller, was promoted to Controller in November 2017, and transitioned into Executive Director of accounting in 2022.
Henry Schmueckle - Executive Director of Operations
The Executive Director of Operations is responsible in leading the department of Project Management Teams, with the support of the Senior Project Manager. With over 30 years of experience in the construction industry, Henry will provide strategic leadership to ensure that the teams meet their objectives, and the organization continues to grow, while also completing projects in budget and on schedule.
Mick Sidbury - Executive Director of Corporate Affairs
Mick has over 40 years of experience in a broad spectrum of residential construction, highway projects, commercial construction management, and general contracting. As Executive Director of Corporate Affairs, Mick’s responsibilities include government relations, troubleshooting global issues, detailed plan reviews and supporting the overall strategic planning and vision of Galaxy.
Alan Gonzales - Executive Director of Business Development
Alan is a graduate of Baylor University where he obtained his bachelor’s in marketing and international business. Throughout his career, he has specialized in developing and nurturing relationships, and driving new business initiatives. As Executive Director of Business Development, Alan’s focus remains on our clients, strategic planning, and collaboration to provide unmatched service to our team and the communities we serve.