Who Are These Guys?

Guys With Ties is a non-profit organization founded in Orlando, FL in 2005 by eight young, professional men, committed to making a difference within the community. We raise funds and awareness for local charities by planning exciting themed parties throughout the year, with a target audience of young professionals. The Board of Directors includes Lawyers, Doctors, Engineers, Entrepreneurs, and Sales Executives. Their common bond is the will to give back to the community that has given so much to each of them.

  • Steve Melco

    Chairman

    Steve received his B.S. degree in Building Construction from the University of Florida. He is a Pre-Construction Manager for WELBRO Building Corporation, with major project types including hospitality, education, office, retail and special-use facilities. Steve enjoys surfing, fishing, reading, cooking, traveling, and U of F athletics. He has contributed to various charitable organizations such as BASE Camp, Harbor House and Junior Achievement.

  • Jeremy Sisson

    President, Ambassador Program Co-Chair

    Jeremy recently earned his MBA from the University of Central Florida. He is currently the Managing Director of Evan James & Associates’ multiple divisions, which specialize in commercial real estate investments, property management and financing. Jeremy has sat on many boards and also routinely volunteers for many non-profits around Central Florida.

  • Ryan Rapolti

    Vice President & Ambassador Program Co-Chair

    Ryan Rapolti is a Central Florida native who grew up in Daytona Beach before making his way to Orlando. Ryan graduated Summa Cum Laude from Stetson University and went on to earn a Master's Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Central Florida. Ryan is currently the President of an Orlando based VoIP telecommunications company, Magic Telecom. Ryan is involved with various community and charitable organizations. Ryan enjoys traveling, playing basketball, and surfing.

  • Dack Vaught

    Treasurer

    Dack is a Senior Project Manager and Estimator for DRP Construction.

  • Roy Maynard

    Secretary

    Roy is the Vice President of Evan James & Associates’ which specializes in commercial real estate investments, property management and financing.

  • Brad Combes

    Board of Directors

    Brad is a Senior Financial Representative at Virtus Financial Partners. He earned his MBA from Berry College. He has won various awards and recognition in the financial industry throughout his career.

  • Jared Mannino

    Director of Charities

Steve received his B.S. degree in Building Construction from the University of Florida. He is a Pre-Construction Manager for WELBRO Building Corporation, with major project types including hospitality, education, office, retail and special-use facilities. Steve enjoys surfing, fishing, reading, cooking, traveling, and U of F athletics. He has contributed to various charitable organizations such as BASE Camp, Harbor House and Junior Achievement.

Jeremy recently earned his MBA from the University of Central Florida. He is currently the Managing Director of Evan James & Associates’ multiple divisions, which specialize in commercial real estate investments, property management and financing. Jeremy has sat on many boards and also routinely volunteers for many non-profits around Central Florida.

Ryan Rapolti is a Central Florida native who grew up in Daytona Beach before making his way to Orlando. Ryan graduated Summa Cum Laude from Stetson University and went on to earn a Master's Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Central Florida. Ryan is currently the President of an Orlando based VoIP telecommunications company, Magic Telecom. Ryan is involved with various community and charitable organizations. Ryan enjoys traveling, playing basketball, and surfing.

Dack is a Senior Project Manager and Estimator for DRP Construction.

Roy is the Vice President of Evan James & Associates’ which specializes in commercial real estate investments, property management and financing.

Brad is a Senior Financial Representative at Virtus Financial Partners. He earned his MBA from Berry College. He has won various awards and recognition in the financial industry throughout his career.

Emeritus Board

  • Andrew Svoboda
  • Steve Sprinkles
  • Jonathan Kilman
  • Joseph Ort
  • Preston Clements
  • Gary Visser
  • Jack Elkins
  • Brian Jenkins
  • Ryan Deming
  • Jedediah Main
  • Chris Bush
  • Alex Lane
  • J.R. Tanghal
  • Andrew Jones
  • Ryan Bean
  • Brannon Osuba