Tilson Leadership

Josh Broder

Josh Broder

Chief Executive Officer

Joshua Broder serves as CEO of Tilson, which under his leadership, has grown from less than 10 employees to 360, earning a top spot on the Inc. 5000 list for the past consecutive seven years. Josh led several large, successful Recovery Act funded technology infrastructure projects for Tilson that included fiber optic broadband smart grid network deployments. Josh cut his teeth in leadership as an Army Signal Officer on missions in Europe, the Middle East, and Central Asia, where he was awarded the Bronze Star for service in Afghanistan running the tactical communications network for US forces. Josh holds a Bachelor's degree from Middlebury College. Josh is a graduate of AT&T's Operation Hand Salute at JFK University with a certificate in entrepreneurial studies. Josh serves on the boards for Skowhegan Savings Bank, Kleinschmidt Associates (a Pittsfield Maine based multi-national engineering firm), the Gulf of Maine Research Institute, and software start-up NBT Solutions.

Mike Dow

Mike Dow

VP of Consulting

Mike Dow is Founder and Director of Consulting at Tilson. Prior to that he was the Senior Vice President-Operations at Theodor Wille Intertrade, a global supply chain company serving US interests abroad. After founding Tilson and successfully transitioning ownership to Joshua Broder, its current CEO, Mike joined TWI in 2009 as the Chief Information Officer. He oversaw the strategy and execution of TWI’s business systems; ensuring that world-class technology supports the execution of world-wide logistics operations. Mike has over two decades of experience in various roles including internal audit with American Express, IT Director for Cianbro Construction, a large civil and industrial contractor, as an entrepreneur and business owner, and technology thought leader. Mike has worked in a variety of challenging international assignments over the years, ranging from Asia to South America, Europe and the Middle East – bringing language and cultural skills to his technology leadership role. Mike has a BA from Middlebury College with study at Beijing University.

Mike Svigelj

Mike Svigelj

Controller

Mike Svigelj joined Tilson in 2015 as Controller. With over 19 years of construction finance and accounting experience, Mike oversees the accounting division at Tilson and works closely with operations and the other executives to provide financial reporting, forecasting, and analysis that is key to company growth via existing operations and through potential M&A activity.  Mike is a Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional and strives for dynamic growth within his team through the utilization of technology and education. 

Kelly Brewer

Kelly Brewer

VP of Telecom

Kelly Brewer serves as Vice President of Telecom for Tilson, leading a world-class team of professionals who are designing, building and maintaining the most advanced network infrastructure for private, public, utility and government clients.  Tilson’s Telecom division is highly regarded as an industry standout for innovation and technologically advanced deployment methods.  Brewer most recently led Tilson’s engineering division that serves wireline, wireless and utility customers, and prior to that, established and led Tilson’s self-performing tower construction division.  Brewer holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business and Construction Management from the University of Southern Maine and an MBA from Mississippi State University.  

Tim Schneider

Tim Schneider

General Counsel

Tim Schneider is General Counsel and Principal Consultant for Tilson. As General Counsel, Tim oversees and provides guidance to the management team on all legal matters related to Tilson’s activities including contracting, licensing, and regulation. As a Principal Consultant, Tim supports Tilson customers with expert consulting and advisory services in the areas of telecommunications and energy policy. Prior to joining Tilson, Tim led the Maine Office of the Public Advocate, the independent state agency that represents Maine utility customers. As Public Advocate, Tim served on the Executive Committee of the National Association of Utility Consumer Advocates, and played a central role in setting Maine’s energy and telecommunications policy, with particular focus on ensuring that electricity bills were affordable for low income electricity customers, expanding access to broadband, and developing forward-looking distributed generation policy. He is a graduate of Harvard University and New York University School of Law.

Steve Marshall

Steve Marshall

VP of Corporate Development

Steve Marshall is Vice President Corporate Development at Tilson. Prior to joining Tilson, Marshall held senior management positions at subsidiaries of Quanta Services, Inc. and Dycom, Inc. Marshall's experience includes business development, real estate, M&A, organizational strategy, operations, finance, and legal management. Marshall holds a BA from Middlebury College.

Adria Horn

Adria Horn

VP of Workforce

As Tilson’s Vice President of Workforce, Horn leads Tilson’s global workforce strategy by deepening Tilson’s internal training and career pathing, and partnering with educational institutions, industry, and the military in building Tilson’s world class team of technical professionals. Prior to joining Tilson, Horn served as Director of Maine’s Bureau of Veterans Services for three years, where she led local and national veteran outreach and legislative initiatives. A graduate of West Point, she received her MBA from Northeastern University. After 11 years on Active Duty and multiple deployments, she worked on behalf of United States Senator Susan Collins in her Portland Field Office. Horn is currently a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army Reserve with United States Pacific Command.

John Patridge

John Patridge

Director of Construction Data Services

John Patridge is an innovative executive with decades of experience in the engineering, construction and software industries. He is a high-performing, driven professional with expertise in implementation, consulting, product management and construction IT. John has written articles on software implementation topics for industry newsletters and has been a contributing author of construction technology articles for trade publications. John's favorite part of his job is sharing knowledge and experience with clients and helping them connect the dots on complex processes in their technology or data projects. John holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Alabama and is a member of the Construction Financial Management Association.

Tracy Bell

Tracy Bell

Director of Construction Information Technology

As Director of Construction Information Technology (CIT), Tracy manages the Construction Technology Consulting division at Tilson and leads a team of over 30 construction technology and business process experts. Prior to joining Tilson, Tracy served as the top technology leader in a billion-dollar construction company, where she managed multimillion-dollar budgets, organized complex projects, and rebuilt the department and processes to scale with the company’s growth.  Although her passion is technology strategy, during Tracy’s 15 years of construction industry experience she has also served in a variety of functions from real estate to fleet management to risk management.  A CFMA member, Co-Chair of the AGC Missouri Design and Construction Technology Conference Committee, and active St. Louis Viewpoint User Group Member, Tracy holds a B.A. and M.A. from Northland International University.

Richard Evans

Richard Evans

Director of Construction

Richard Evans serves as Director of Construction for the Northeast Region, leading the Tilson construction and maintenance staff offices in New England and Upstate New York. With a passion for building, Richard directs his team as they work with utilities, municipalities, and cellular communications companies to grow and maintain the wireless networks that keep the country moving.   Prior to his arrival at Tilson, Richard had 25 years of leadership experience in the Construction and Building Services industries, driving customer satisfaction and operational excellence for ES Boulos Electrical Contractors, Simplex Grinnell, and Otis Elevator Company. Richard received his Bachelors of Science Degree from Texas A&M University and Masters of Science in Business from the Krannert School of Business at Purdue University.

Jay Ford

Jay Ford

Director of Government & Institutional Consulting

Jay Ford is the Director of Government and Institutional Consulting at Tilson. He is responsible for providing software development, consulting, and IT project leadership services to Government and select private industry clients. Jay started his career with Tilson 10 years ago as a member of the software development team and has held various consultant and management positions before taking on his current leadership role. Jay proudly serves as a member of the Advisory Committee for Organ and Tissue Donation in his home state of Maine and frequently volunteers with New England Donor Services.

Kevin Winfrey, CISA

Kevin Winfrey, CISA

Chief Information Officer

Kevin has over 25 years of experience in the Information Technology industry. At Tilson, Kevin leads the information systems division by setting and executing technology strategy in response to a dynamic and diverse business environment. Kevin acts as a Principal Consultant, advising clients on IT leadership and strategy, system selection and at times serving as an outsourced Chief Information Officer. His background also includes knowledge and experience in organizational leadership, organizational behavior, change management, strategic direction, project management, operations, human resources, accounting, finance, payments, and business/systems analysis. Kevin is a Certified Information Systems Auditor and is a regular instructor and speaker at information technology events. He holds a BS Degree in Accounting from Thomas College, an MA in English/Creative Writing from Southern New Hampshire University and is a graduate of Maine Development Foundation’s Leadership Maine Program (Tau Class).

Charles Webster

Charles Webster

Safety Director

Chuck is a proven, high energy safety professional who has achieved results in both industry and construction.  He has over 24 years of experience in developing Health & Safety programs, conducting H&S training and providing overall commonsense direction to maximize H&S efforts. Implementation of behavior-based safety programs and establishing best practice, post-incident intervention programs are areas of significant achievement.   Chuck was formerly the Director of Safety and Health at Abscope Environmental, Corporate Safety manager at BBL and ArcadisBBL.  His ability to mesh safety into operations with always an eye on improving efficiency is a significant asset in our business.  Chuck served multiple tours in the Army as an artilleryman, ROTC instructor and Civil Affairs officer, departing the U.S. Army Reserve in 2011.  Chuck received his Bachelors of Arts Degree from the University of Colorado and his Masters of Science in Safety from the University of Southern California.

Joshua Broder serves as CEO of Tilson, which under his leadership, has grown from less than 10 employees to 360, earning a top spot on the Inc. 5000 list for the past consecutive seven years. Josh led several large, successful Recovery Act funded technology infrastructure projects for Tilson that included fiber optic broadband smart grid network deployments. Josh cut his teeth in leadership as an Army Signal Officer on missions in Europe, the Middle East, and Central Asia, where he was awarded the Bronze Star for service in Afghanistan running the tactical communications network for US forces. Josh holds a Bachelor's degree from Middlebury College. Josh is a graduate of AT&T's Operation Hand Salute at JFK University with a certificate in entrepreneurial studies. Josh serves on the boards for Skowhegan Savings Bank, Kleinschmidt Associates (a Pittsfield Maine based multi-national engineering firm), the Gulf of Maine Research Institute, and software start-up NBT Solutions.

Mike Dow is Founder and Director of Consulting at Tilson. Prior to that he was the Senior Vice President-Operations at Theodor Wille Intertrade, a global supply chain company serving US interests abroad. After founding Tilson and successfully transitioning ownership to Joshua Broder, its current CEO, Mike joined TWI in 2009 as the Chief Information Officer. He oversaw the strategy and execution of TWI’s business systems; ensuring that world-class technology supports the execution of world-wide logistics operations. Mike has over two decades of experience in various roles including internal audit with American Express, IT Director for Cianbro Construction, a large civil and industrial contractor, as an entrepreneur and business owner, and technology thought leader. Mike has worked in a variety of challenging international assignments over the years, ranging from Asia to South America, Europe and the Middle East – bringing language and cultural skills to his technology leadership role. Mike has a BA from Middlebury College with study at Beijing University.

Mike Svigelj joined Tilson in 2015 as Controller. With over 19 years of construction finance and accounting experience, Mike oversees the accounting division at Tilson and works closely with operations and the other executives to provide financial reporting, forecasting, and analysis that is key to company growth via existing operations and through potential M&A activity.  Mike is a Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional and strives for dynamic growth within his team through the utilization of technology and education. 

Kelly Brewer serves as Vice President of Telecom for Tilson, leading a world-class team of professionals who are designing, building and maintaining the most advanced network infrastructure for private, public, utility and government clients.  Tilson’s Telecom division is highly regarded as an industry standout for innovation and technologically advanced deployment methods.  Brewer most recently led Tilson’s engineering division that serves wireline, wireless and utility customers, and prior to that, established and led Tilson’s self-performing tower construction division.  Brewer holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business and Construction Management from the University of Southern Maine and an MBA from Mississippi State University.  

Tim Schneider is General Counsel and Principal Consultant for Tilson. As General Counsel, Tim oversees and provides guidance to the management team on all legal matters related to Tilson’s activities including contracting, licensing, and regulation. As a Principal Consultant, Tim supports Tilson customers with expert consulting and advisory services in the areas of telecommunications and energy policy. Prior to joining Tilson, Tim led the Maine Office of the Public Advocate, the independent state agency that represents Maine utility customers. As Public Advocate, Tim served on the Executive Committee of the National Association of Utility Consumer Advocates, and played a central role in setting Maine’s energy and telecommunications policy, with particular focus on ensuring that electricity bills were affordable for low income electricity customers, expanding access to broadband, and developing forward-looking distributed generation policy. He is a graduate of Harvard University and New York University School of Law.

Steve Marshall is Vice President Corporate Development at Tilson. Prior to joining Tilson, Marshall held senior management positions at subsidiaries of Quanta Services, Inc. and Dycom, Inc. Marshall's experience includes business development, real estate, M&A, organizational strategy, operations, finance, and legal management. Marshall holds a BA from Middlebury College.

As Tilson’s Vice President of Workforce, Horn leads Tilson’s global workforce strategy by deepening Tilson’s internal training and career pathing, and partnering with educational institutions, industry, and the military in building Tilson’s world class team of technical professionals. Prior to joining Tilson, Horn served as Director of Maine’s Bureau of Veterans Services for three years, where she led local and national veteran outreach and legislative initiatives. A graduate of West Point, she received her MBA from Northeastern University. After 11 years on Active Duty and multiple deployments, she worked on behalf of United States Senator Susan Collins in her Portland Field Office. Horn is currently a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army Reserve with United States Pacific Command.

John Patridge is an innovative executive with decades of experience in the engineering, construction and software industries. He is a high-performing, driven professional with expertise in implementation, consulting, product management and construction IT. John has written articles on software implementation topics for industry newsletters and has been a contributing author of construction technology articles for trade publications. John's favorite part of his job is sharing knowledge and experience with clients and helping them connect the dots on complex processes in their technology or data projects. John holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Alabama and is a member of the Construction Financial Management Association.

As Director of Construction Information Technology (CIT), Tracy manages the Construction Technology Consulting division at Tilson and leads a team of over 30 construction technology and business process experts. Prior to joining Tilson, Tracy served as the top technology leader in a billion-dollar construction company, where she managed multimillion-dollar budgets, organized complex projects, and rebuilt the department and processes to scale with the company’s growth.  Although her passion is technology strategy, during Tracy’s 15 years of construction industry experience she has also served in a variety of functions from real estate to fleet management to risk management.  A CFMA member, Co-Chair of the AGC Missouri Design and Construction Technology Conference Committee, and active St. Louis Viewpoint User Group Member, Tracy holds a B.A. and M.A. from Northland International University.

Richard Evans serves as Director of Construction for the Northeast Region, leading the Tilson construction and maintenance staff offices in New England and Upstate New York. With a passion for building, Richard directs his team as they work with utilities, municipalities, and cellular communications companies to grow and maintain the wireless networks that keep the country moving.   Prior to his arrival at Tilson, Richard had 25 years of leadership experience in the Construction and Building Services industries, driving customer satisfaction and operational excellence for ES Boulos Electrical Contractors, Simplex Grinnell, and Otis Elevator Company. Richard received his Bachelors of Science Degree from Texas A&M University and Masters of Science in Business from the Krannert School of Business at Purdue University.

Jay Ford is the Director of Government and Institutional Consulting at Tilson. He is responsible for providing software development, consulting, and IT project leadership services to Government and select private industry clients. Jay started his career with Tilson 10 years ago as a member of the software development team and has held various consultant and management positions before taking on his current leadership role. Jay proudly serves as a member of the Advisory Committee for Organ and Tissue Donation in his home state of Maine and frequently volunteers with New England Donor Services.

Kevin has over 25 years of experience in the Information Technology industry. At Tilson, Kevin leads the information systems division by setting and executing technology strategy in response to a dynamic and diverse business environment. Kevin acts as a Principal Consultant, advising clients on IT leadership and strategy, system selection and at times serving as an outsourced Chief Information Officer. His background also includes knowledge and experience in organizational leadership, organizational behavior, change management, strategic direction, project management, operations, human resources, accounting, finance, payments, and business/systems analysis. Kevin is a Certified Information Systems Auditor and is a regular instructor and speaker at information technology events. He holds a BS Degree in Accounting from Thomas College, an MA in English/Creative Writing from Southern New Hampshire University and is a graduate of Maine Development Foundation’s Leadership Maine Program (Tau Class).

Chuck is a proven, high energy safety professional who has achieved results in both industry and construction.  He has over 24 years of experience in developing Health & Safety programs, conducting H&S training and providing overall commonsense direction to maximize H&S efforts. Implementation of behavior-based safety programs and establishing best practice, post-incident intervention programs are areas of significant achievement.   Chuck was formerly the Director of Safety and Health at Abscope Environmental, Corporate Safety manager at BBL and ArcadisBBL.  His ability to mesh safety into operations with always an eye on improving efficiency is a significant asset in our business.  Chuck served multiple tours in the Army as an artilleryman, ROTC instructor and Civil Affairs officer, departing the U.S. Army Reserve in 2011.  Chuck received his Bachelors of Arts Degree from the University of Colorado and his Masters of Science in Safety from the University of Southern California.