AT MAVEN, WE ARE COMMITTED TO EXCEPTIONAL CUSTOMER SERVICE.
Maven carefully screens all of our contractors, management professionals & support staff to ensure they meet our standards for excellence. As a leading residential & commercial roofing contractor, we’ve built a cohesive team that prides itself on its integrity, respect for our clients & dedication to quality workmanship.
Jonathan T. "JT" Ulyatt
Owner - CEO - President
JT is the founder of Maven Advantage, Inc., a roofing and storm restoration firm that helps homeowners successfully navigate the insurance claim process for one of the most important aspects in life: having a sound and solid roof over one’s head. The apex of JT’s passion and vision is helping others while transforming some of the negative stereotypes associated with the roofing industry--all while creating strong, reliable “Mavens.” A Maven is defined as: One Who Is Experienced Or Knowledgeable.
Before devoting himself fulltime to Maven, JT graduated from the University of North Dakota with a Bachelor of Science degree in Commercial Aviation and became a commissioned officer in the U.S. Marine Corps. During this period, JT attended flight school, became an F-18 fighter pilot, went on to become a Company Commander, and served on the strategic level as an Operations Officer in the Afghanistan area of operations. This background has proven invaluable to Maven’s core value system and subsequent existing company culture.
In addition to guiding and leading this rapidly growing start-up company, JT is a world class competitor in living room wrassling - honing and developing this skill set within this arena on a daily basis with his 3-year-old sparring partner and son, Axel. Welcome to the jungle. He is happiest spending time with his wife, ToniRae, his son, Axel, and his 7-month-old daughter, Savaya.
Mary Vianca De Leon
A communications major, Mary is a skillful administrative professional with over 10 years of experience in optimizing efficiency, productivity, and service quality across various environments.
Mary is a Facebook Blueprint Certified Digital Marketing Associate and is in charge of handling Maven's marketing mediums and channels.
“I’m so proud to be part of such a wonderful team of go-getters! Being a Maven inspires me to keep pushing and learning, and I’m grateful to have been given all the right tools I need to excel.” If she’s not on remote work, you’ll find Mary with her beloved cup of coffee while she reads, writes, or paints.
Jen has a degree in Business and started her career at 17 years old for a framing company in New York, before becoming a Maven in April 2021. Her parents own a construction company which gave her a window to learn early on. She was running her own job sites as well as building with that company. She decided to move to NC and try something new. "Maven found me and has given me the opportunity to learn all sides of the business and find what best works for me and allows me to be the biggest asset to the company.', says Jen.
Production management has been her career goal for a long time so she was elated to hop on the Production team. She loves being on the job site with her crews tackling the next job and learning with them as a team. Jen is OSHA 10 certified. Her greatest accomplishment is maintaining a healthy balance between work and raising her children. She's been able to pursue a job providing high quality work while making positive impacts on her customers, co-workers and her kids at home.
Her top three favorite things to do on a weekend or during her free time? Day trips, spending off line time with her kids and DIY projects!
Owner - COO - Vice President
Kent Panovec serves as Chief Operating Officer, Vice President and Operating Partner at Maven. Kent has a Bachelors in Marketing and Project Management and spent 15 years leading sales teams in the IT industry before transitioning to Maven. Kent joined Maven because of the higher purpose and mission that Maven was founded on.
Kent has a passion for mentoring and coaching individuals, and pushing them to attain goals they never thought possible. This often includes pushing folks out of their comfort zone, which he does often.
Kent is married, has a 4 year old son, Lincoln, and 16-month-old twins, Waylon and Raelynn. When not working to scale and grow Maven, he can typically be found trying to (usually failing) wrangle his 3 year old son.
Beth is the Claims Manager here at Maven. Born and raised in Minnesota, she graduated from the University of MN with a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and Nutrition. She has been working in insurance claims for 12 years and takes great pride and joy in winning. Beth is married and has 3 children (Nevaeh, Mackenzie, and Logan), well 4 if you include Zoey her lab, often referred to as sour patch puppy. In her free time you can find her at happy hour with friends and family, traveling, at the cabin, out on the trails in the RZR or trying new recipes. She describes herself as an outgoing, go-getter, always willing to try new things.
Field Sales Manager
Austion is a retired Navy Veteran. He is originally from a small town in West Tennessee and now calls Maysville home. He has lived in the Jacksonville area since 2004. When not at work, you can find Austion cruising down the waterway or at the lacrosse field where he enjoys watching his son play. Austion is a huge supporter of local youth sports and Jacksonville High School Athletics. He is also pursuing further education at East Carolina University, Go Pirates!