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Michael Shaftacolas


Michael Shaftacolas (Mike) is the Director of Construction for Valyrian Capital LLC. Mike is a talented structural engineer and instrumental in coordinating Valyrian’s team consultants and contractors from design development through project close-out.

Mike joined Imian Partners in 2013 as Director of Construction. His specialties include structural engineering, design integration, project management and project coordination gained through his more than fifteen years in the construction field in in New York and Europe.

Prior to joining Imian Partners, Michael was head of the structural engineering department at Modinos & Vrahimis, a multidisciplinary architecture and engineering design firm in Cyprus (2008-2012). Mike was the Design Coordinator for the Limassol Marina, a 500 million dollar project consisting of boat and yacht berths (1,700,000 sq. ft.), residential apartments and retail stores (440,00 sq. f.).He also managed the design of structures in high seismic zones including the design of large industrial facilities for public utility companies and office towers in the private sector. While living in New York, Mike practiced as a senior project engineer and consultant with GACE Consulting Engineers, DPC (2003-2008) where he designed and managed numerous projects types including residential, commercial, and hospitality.

Michael is a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of New York as well as in Cyprus.  He received his Bachelor of Science and Masters of Science in Civil Engineering from Purdue University.