Meet The Team
JANE SHIN – CEO
Jane Shin is the CEO of Chosen Industries, a boutique, full-service commercial contracting management firm. Jane started her journey at a prominent defense contractor in operations as a problem solver, and quickly rose through the ranks. Her work culminated with facility close-outs, when ownership made the decision to retire after 40 years in the industry.
Despite being a minority executive in a male-dominated field, Jane has never let that stop her from reaching for the stars. She is a go-getter who loves reading books about crazy survival stories–anything to remind her that she’s alive and kicking!
Welcome to Chosen Industries. I look forward to the opportunity to serve you.
Olga Alcaraz –
Chief of Staff
With two decades in supporting C-suite executive operations within leading global private equity firms, Olga is a seasoned solution-driver with a knack for understanding, motivating, and achieving results in both people and business. Born with a strong entrepreneurial spirit and an innate belief in the empowerment of others through performance, she has cultivated the critical sensitivity required to successfully work alongside some of the most recognizable and brilliant minds on Wall Street. Olga embodies the essence of where performance and inclusion seamlessly intersect. She brings her body of knowledge to the Chosen Industries table in the space of innovative community and business development, as well as project management.
After two decades of recognition as an integral player within traditional corporate America, there was yet little room to find a seat at the proverbial table. As Chief of Staff, Olga not only participates in creating solutions within the space of diversity, equity and inclusion, she is intentional about creating a seat for others through value-driven results. With a keen focus on stimulating growth and increasing organizational efficiencies for clients and strategic partners, Olga’s passion is promoting inclusivity by furthering community, one relationship at a time.
Born in Medellin, Colombia, Olga’s journey has taken her from New York to Tampa, Florida. Olga’s passion is in the space of philanthropy and in serving others through the engagement of understanding and equity to all who meet her. Olga is a board member of the National Association of Women Business Owners’ greater Tampa Bay chapter. She is also an active volunteer for philanthropic organizations such as God’s Love We Deliver, City Meals on Wheels, Feeding Tampa Bay, and Habitat for Humanity and has dedicated her time to building educational classrooms in Africa and Nicaragua. Olga is an aspiring amateur photographer who believes in kindness’s transformative power.
Senior Project Manager
Born in Indiana to generations of farmers, Jack was exposed to heavy equipment before he was able to write. His formative years developed an early interest in land, sustainability, and the environment. In 2018, Jack’s journey brought him from New York to Florida to become a project manager for a borrow pit. His diverse responsibilities included heavy equipment operation & maintenance, construction, and land management for a 723-acre commercial/agricultural site. Jack’s professional background in New York also includes the design and build of commercial sets for corporate clients such as Converse, Warby Parker, Tommy Hilfiger, and Cole Haan.
He holds an undergraduate degree in Justice and Social Inquiry from Arizona State University, a Masters Certificate in Business Administration from New York University, and a Masters of Science in Sustainability Management from Columbia University. Jack also holds his certification in LEED GA. His experience in concert with his education and passion for all areas of sustainability, assist him in developing, implementing, executing, and overseeing sustainability potential within every client project. To provide the highest quality standard, he is focused on identifying and creating efficiency to serve the bottom line within each client’s mission.
Jack was a former resident of Arizona, Boston, and New York before relocating to Tampa, Florida. He is a travel enthusiast and an avid vinyl record collector. He loves all things land and sustainability. Jack’s passions include woodworking and developing creative solutions in his workspace.
Oerenev “OV” Venereo
OV’s career history spans 20+ years with a major US DOD contracting firm specializing in the production of medium to large-caliber munitions. As a Lead Engineer Technician, OV’s responsibilities included oversight of the set-up, manufacture/maintenance of daily production equipment lines as well as execution requirements to ensure output targets governed by OSHA, ISO, and Six Sigma guidelines. He was the Ultrasonic Department Manager and the sole certified Level Ultrasonic NDT technician. His responsibilities included facility maintenance of a 60,000-square-foot commercial space and a 40-person operating crew within a 24-hr operating facility. The breadth and tenure of OV’s experience ensures that process innovation is a primary driver in OV’s project management approach.
Born in Cuba, OV relocated with his family to the United States at the age of 1. He has been a Tampa resident for 43 years. As a Cuban-American, he takes pride in his ancestral heritage but is most proud to be an American patriot. OV is a father of four children and, in his spare time, enjoys watching movies with his family, fixing cars, and working on residential construction improvement projects.