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Meet Our Executive Team

Michael M. Brodsky



Founder, Owner and Chairman
Hamlet group of companies

Michael Brodsky is the founder, owner and chairman of the Hamlet group of companies, which are comprised of Hamlet Development, Hamlet Homes, and most recently Hamlet Commercial.

With 46 years of experience in the homebuilding industry, Brodsky oversees the growth objectives of each company and ensures that all aspects of the companies are properly managed. In addition, he serves as the president of Hamlet Development. In this role, he obtains capital and other funding sources to develop communities, selects land and subdivision designs and oversees the development entitlement process through local municipalities. Since founding the company in 1994, the Hamlet Companies have developed over 3800 building lots in 39 communities and delivered over 3200 new homes across the Wasatch front.

Prior to starting up Hamlet, he was a division president for close to 14 years with The Ryland Group, Inc., based in Columbia, Md. While in this position, Brodsky grew one division, which in 1983 closed 75 homes, in Baltimore County, Md. into three separate divisions that by 1990 closed just under 1,000 homes.   From 1975–1980, Brodsky was with Wilmington, Del.-based Leon N. Weiner & Associates as project manager and construction superintendent. His responsibilities included overseeing contracts and coordinating design plans and specifications with architects and engineers for projects throughout New Jersey, Delaware and Pennsylvania. For six months, Brodsky took an assignment with Clarence Johnson, Ltd. in Barbados, West Indies to construct a deep-water harbor expansion in Georgetown and to renovate a local airport. Prior to Leon N. Weiner & Associates, he spent three years in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands constructing a low-income, mid-rise apartment complex as well as multiple single-family detached communities.

Brodsky received his bachelor’s degree from Temple University in Philadelphia, Pa. He is a member of the National Home Builders Association, Home Builders Association of Greater Salt Lake and serves on the Executive Committee of the Utah State Chapter of the Urban Land Institute (ULI). In 2002, he was one of 24 finalists for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Since 1997 he has served on the National Ability Center Board of Directors and served as the organization’s board president in 2003. He currently is an Honorary Board member. Brodsky resides in Park City, Utah.

Barry Gittleman


President & Chief Operating Officer

Hamlet Homes

Barry Gittleman is President and Chief Operating Officer of Hamlet Homes. In his position, Barry is responsible for the production, sales and marketing departments, overseeing budgets and cash flow and developing Hamlet’s architecture and home design.

Prior to joining Hamlet Homes, Barry was Division President for Fischer Homes, starting the Atlanta division from scratch, and growing it to 18 communities and building  more than 200 homes in the first two years. Barry also worked for John Wieland Homes, the top luxury homebuilder in the Southeast region. For Wieland, Barry served  as Vice President of Land, Strategy and Finance, responsible for acquisition of 12 new communities, strategy in 60 existing communities in 5 states, and the 2012 sale of the company for more than $100 million. Prior to Wieland, Barry worked for Centex Homes as Director of Strategic Marketing and Land in Jacksonville, Atlanta, and Nashville, leading Centex's long term strategic planning, daily marketing and market research operations, and land acquisition for new communities. Barry was a Project Leader with Boston Consulting Group, advising C-suite executives on major corporate projects in the airline, medical equipment, consumer goods, energy, and entertainment industries.

Before his business career, Barry served as a U.S. Navy nuclear submarine officer for 20 years. He retired with the rank of Commander after serving as Sonar Officer, Engineering Officer, and Weapons Officer on three attack nuclear submarines, and conducting multiple extended deployments and multiple national security missions.

Barry earned degrees in engineering from the United States Naval Academy, in management from Troy State University, and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He currently resides in Park City with his wife and son.

John H. Aldous



Hamlet Homes

John Aldous, former president and chief operating officer of Hamlet Homes, has now taken on the sole duties of Secretary of Hamlet Homes beginning April 1, 2016, as he prepares for retirement. John was the President of Hamlet Homes since its inception in 1995. He will stay on with Hamlet while the transition takes place between he and the new president, Barry Gittleman.

John served as president for over 20 years. Under his direction, the company has built quality, value- priced homes in attractively designed neighborhoods filling a much needed niche in Utah. Over the years Hamlet has been recognized as one of the fastest growing home builders in the U.S. by Builder magazine and as one of the nation’s largest 400 builders by Professional Builder magazine. Under his guidance, Hamlet was voted Best of State for residential construction four times, won the Builder of Integrity Award from the Quality Builder Warranty Corporation five times, and proud recipient of the Governor’s Quality Growth award.

Philip Mosher


Philip Mosher is Principal Broker and Vice President of Sales for the Hamlet Companies. He has more than 26 years of Real Estate experience, 11 years of which have been with Hamlet Homes. He previously served as a licensed agent in New Jersey, a broker in California and worked for Ryland Homes, Equis Commercial and several  private brokerages.

Phil received his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Rider University. He is a member of the Utah Home Builders Association, Sales & Marketing Council for which he served as President in 2003, and is a designated Certified New Home Marketing Professional. Phil has also been a mentor for 11 years with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah.

He resides is Salt Lake with his wife and three children.

Elliott Jenkins


Elliott Jenkins is Vice President and Chief Financial Officers for the Hamlet companies. Jenkins joined Hamlet in 2009, and in his position, manages the financial operations of the multi-entity operation and oversees the accounting and finance department. He administers department policies and procedures, establishes relationships with financial institutions and coordinates outside reporting with independent auditors. In addition, he maintains a management reporting system that includes an annual budget, forecasted cash flows, variance reports, performance reports and year-end capital account analysis for investors.

Jenkins brings nearly 20 years of financial experience to the Hamlet team.  Most recently the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer for SIRQ, Inc. a Salt Lake City based commercial general contractor, additionally Jenkins has served in various financial roles with both residential and commercial builders in Utah - Pinecrest Homes, Inc., Layton Construction Company, and Kaufman & Broad.

Jenkins received his bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Utah. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Construction Financial Managers Association (CFMA).  He resides in Draper with his wife and four children.

Jon Southern


Jon Southern started in the construction industry working for a General Contractor in 1996 as a Framer for nine years and eventually was promoted to Framing Supervisor before coming to Hamlet Homes.  Jon attended BYU in their construction management program before he started framing and got married.

Jon joined Hamlet Homes in 2007 as an Assistant Supervisor in Production. Since then, Jon has held the title of Production Supervisor, Homebuilding Manager and finally his current position  Vice President of Construction. He now oversees and directs all of Hamlet Homes’ homebuilding activities. In 2000 he received the Subcontractor of the Year Award from Panda Homes and in 2006 he was named the Supervisor of the Year from Hamlet Homes for closing 74 homes and having over $14 million in revenue. In 2014 he received a Production Award for Total Overall production volume of $6,815,410.00.

Jon currently resides in Saratoga Springs, Utah with his wife Tiffany, his daughter Holly and his son Brendan.

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