Meet Our Team
David Barista has covered the U.S. construction industry for more than 20 years, including 17 years with Building Design+Construction and three years with Pro Builder magazine. During his tenure with BD+C, Barista led the development of BD+C’s daily newsletter, The Daily 5, and helped launch multiple in-person events, including Women Design+Construction. He has won numerous editorial awards, including six Jesse H. Neal Awards.
Mike Beirne is a senior editor for Pro Builder Media and Custom Builder. A two-time Jesse H. Neal Award winner, Mike has nearly 30 years of journalism experience. He also operated a masonry restoration business for more than two decades. He helped launch multiple in-person events, including Women Design+Construction. He has won numerous editorial awards, including six Jesse H. Neal Awards.
Binsacca is editorial director of Pro Builder Media, Custom Builder, and PRODUCTS, overseeing editorial strategy and execution. He has reported and written about all aspects of the housing industry since 1987 and most recently was editor-in-chief of Pro Builder Media.
Caroline Broderick is an associate editor for Pro Builder Media, Custom Builder, and PRODUCTS. Most recently, she served as the editorial assistant for a weekly, hyperlocal Boston newspaper serving the city’s downtown neighborhoods where she wrote about luxury real estate, crime, and art.
Winner of numerous journalism awards, including nine Jesse H. Neal Awards, Robert Cassidy has logged multiple decades in the commercial building industry. He has served multiple roles with SGC Horizon, including two decades as BD+C’s Editorial Director and Executive Editor, and five years as Editor of Multifamily Design+Construction. Cassidy has developed numerous award-winning editorial programs, including BD+C’s Green Building White Paper series.
John Caulfield has had a 40-year career as a journalist, editor, and publishing manager. Over that period, he has received several accolades, including Jesse H. Neal Awards in three of the past four years. In 2016, he won a Neal Award for the Best Range of Work by a Single Author for his print and digital editorial reporting.
Denise Dersin is the executive editor of Pro Builder Media, overseeing special projects including Housing Giants and Forty Under 40, as well as live-connected events such as Women in Residential Construction. She has served as an editor and writer for 30 years and has covered the housing industry for much of that time.
David Malone writes about all aspects of the commercial building industry, including innovations in construction, emerging building types such as eSports facilities, and advancements in AEC technology tools, like machine learning, virtual reality, and architectural visualization. Malone manages content for BD+C’s website, BDCnetwork.com, and is the editorial lead for BD+C’s award-winning Daily 5 newsletter.
Nigel Maynard is a senior editor for Pro Builder Media and the editor-in-chief of Custom Builder and PRODUCTS. He grew up in St. Croix, Virgin Islands, where he learned construction helping his stepfather build their family home from the ground up. He has reported and written about the housing industry for more than 20 years.