|Michael Restrepo, Co-Owner
Mike co-founded one89seven, the predecessor company to Greek State of Mind, in 2009 while he was an undergraduate. A few years after graduating and closing the predecessor company, Mike co-founded Greek State of Mind in 2013. Today, Mike manages incoming orders, generates new designs and marketing concepts, spearheads the company’s creativity profile, and manages in-person events including on-site sales and chapter-specific sales.Outside of Greek State of Mind, Mike works as a Commercial Account Manager for Grainger Industrial in the New York market. He graduated from Monmouth University in 2011 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications and an IT minor. As an undergraduate, Mike served two consecutive terms on the Executive Council of Sigma Pi Fraternity at Monmouth University.
|Joe Palazzolo, Co-Owner
Joe manages Greek State of Mind’s back office including accounting and financial management, contracts and negotiations, new licensing and license renewals, website structuring, and on-going vendor relationships. Outside of Greek State of Mind, Joe has spent the last 15 years working in real estate and nonprofit finance throughout New Jersey – a profession which he continues to engage in today. His primary focus is on financing education facilities and urban redevelopment projects, but he also works on financing small businesses across all industries.
In addition, Joe has volunteered for Sigma Pi Fraternity in a variety of capacities since 2003, including his current service on the Fraternity’s international board of directors. While he was an undergraduate, Joe served two terms as the President of his chapter and won both the Exemplary Greek Leadership Award and the Greek Man of the Year Award. As a chapter advisor, Joe won the top chapter advisor in the nation award twice in a row and then moved on to win the top regional advisor award. Joe graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in English from Monmouth University in 2003, a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from Rutgers University in 2006, and a Doctorate in Education from the University of Southern California in 2018.