ROC USA Names Nic Salerno as New Chief Operating Officer

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CONCORD, N.H.—ROC USA® President Paul Bradley is pleased to announce the hiring of Nicholas Salerno as chief operations officer.

In his role, Salerno will be responsible for building, managing, and supporting the operations staff and functions while also implementing new technology and strategies to support and enhance growth at ROC USA.

“Nic brings an excellent combination of operations, technology, project management, talent development and management skills to ROC USA,” Bradley said. “We put a great deal of assessment and thought into the COO position, and hands down, Nic met every element with demonstrated experience and success. He’s a very good communicator and he is deeply committed to affordable housing – I am very excited to have him joining our staff.”

Salerno comes to ROC USA from the AARP Foundation, where he served as Assistant National Director of Operations for the Senior Community Service Employment Program. In that role, he was responsible for overseeing business operations, financial, information technology, systems development and more for the team. He also monitored the grant expenditures of more than $100 million in U.S. Department of Labor grant funding annually.

Prior to his time at AARP, Salerno spent more than eight years in various positions at NeighborWorks® America, including his most recent position as Director of Project Reinvest, a national grant initiative that funded neighborhood stabilization, financial capability, and down payment assistance. In this role, he oversaw the design and application of the program, grants management, quality control and compliance.

On his new adventure at ROC USA, Salerno said: “I am thrilled to be part of ROC USA’s Operations to ensure a sustainable, more equitable growth to make resident ownership more viable nationwide”

Salerno graduated from Saint Xavier University and earned a master’s degree with a focus on sustainable development, community development, and social change from the School for International Training in Brattleboro, Vt. Salerno will work out of ROC USA’s Washington D.C. office.

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