Leading men

MICHAEL SCIOSCIA

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Starting his career as a young chef with Marriott in 1985 at the Key Bridge Marriott, Michael Scioscia was immediately captivated by the culture that has made Marriott a worldwide leader in hospitality.

Jamie Langford, PA-C & Dr. William Durrett

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At The Pain Center and Regenerative Institute, it’s about far more than just treating pain. It’s about being on the leading edge of treatments that treat pain’s underlying issues, getting patients moving forward to a healthier life.

DR. RICHARD PORCELLI

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It would almost be reductive to call Richard Porcelli, DDS, MS, just a dentist. To be sure, his practice at the Biological Center for Dentistry does offer the utmost in dental care – at a level of expertise that draws clients not just from around the Lowcountry, but around the world. But for Dr. Porcelli, it’s about much more than just a healthy smile.

MARIO MARTINEZ

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For many small business owners, it all started with a love for what they do. Whether it’s building a home or baking a cake, that passion drives the business forward. It’s when creating a business becomes running a business — doing payroll, assessing revenue streams, creating a growth plan — that many get stuck. That’s where Mario Martinez of Innova comes in.

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At the heart of what has made Coligny Plaza such an island institution for 65 years lies one word: Community.

It was here that residents of the island gathered when the Forest Beach Market served as the island’s first supermarket. And when the island’s first post office and first pharmacy opened, its reputation as Hilton Head’s downtown was born. That reputation only grew over the ensuing decades, transforming it from a handful of shops to a thriving blend of retailers and restaurants.

NUNZIO PATRUNO

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By now you’ve no doubt experienced Nunzio Restaurant + Bar, the New Orleans road hotspot that pairs truly authentic Italian dishes with surroundings of sheer architectural inspiration.

GRANT KAPLE & KUY SCOTT

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It’s a brand-new day for Hilton Head Island’s boaters, and few know that as well as Grant Kaple and Kuy Scott. As general manager for Hilton Head Boathouse since 2008, Kaple has overseen a slew of expansions over the years. As project manager for Palmetto Bay Marina, Scott has spearheaded a complete reinvigoration of the property following the devastation of Hurricane Matthew.

BRUCE ZAIDMAN

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Like many of us, Bruce Zaidman decided over a game of golf that the Lowcountry was the right place for him. As a principal of American Wood Reface, he’d been focused on the Charlotte market but was mulling expansion options when a friend suggested over a round of golf that Zaidman set up shop in Sheridan Park.

JOHN O’TOOLE

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Throughout these pages, you’ll find Leading Men of every type of business, from doctors and dentists to realtors and craftsman. Each of them is a captain of their own industry and a titan in their own business. John O’Toole is a little different. His business is… well, business. And business is good.

PHIL SCHEMBRA

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Since 1976, Phil Schembra has embodied Hilton Head Island real estate, building upon his successes at each turn with an unquenchable thirst for knowledge and a natural savviness when it comes to reading the real estate market’s tea leaves.