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Speakers

 

 

Jill Davie, President, TEAM Software

Jill Davie started full time with TEAM Software in May 1998 as an account manager after working at the company as an intern during college. Over the next two decades, she held various roles, including senior vice president of client experience. Davie is now using her deep industry knowledge, her focus on our customers and her passion for TEAM’s people to serve as TEAM’s president. She earned her Bachelor of Science in business administration and marketing from Iowa State University.

 

Stephanie Franklin-Thomas, Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer, ABM

Stephanie Franklin-Thomas is a senior information technology executive with over 24 years of experience assisting public and privately held companies in a variety of industries transform and protect their businesses worldwide. Stephanie’s career reflects a demonstrated track record in leading successful large-scale technology focused transformation initiatives, optimizing technology enablement to support business initiatives in complex, global business environments, and executing M&A transactions across the deal lifecycle in domestic and global markets. She also brings deep corporate governance experience through her work with corporate boards, including audit, risk and compliance committees and is qualified to serve on audit committees as a regulatory compliance expert.

Currently Stephanie is the Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer of ABM Industries, a leading provider of facilities solutions with revenues of over $6B and over 130,000 employees in 300+ offices deployed throughout the United States and various international locations. As ABM’s first CISO Stephanie is credited with driving security strategy and transformation with a specific emphasis on the development of a risk based fit-for-purpose program. 

Prior to joining ABM, Stephanie has held various executive level positions at multibillion dollar firms.  She is the former Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer of Motiva Enterprises, a Downstream oil and gas company that is the fully owned affiliate of Saudi Aramco with over $33B in sales revenue and the former IT Controller, Digital Technology at BakerHughes, a GE company, Oilfield services company with $12B annual revenue where she was responsible for all aspects of the IT Controllership/Governance function.  Within these roles she led several enterprise-wide transformation initiatives focused on strengthening the organizational security posture to adapt to changing cybersecurity threats.  She was a key member of internal management committees including Cybersecurity, Enterprise Risk Management, and Information Technology and is a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) champion holding positions board seats on the Corporate Women’s council and diversity network to elevate diversity and women’s issues and foster an inclusive work environment during her tenure at both organizations.

Stephanie spent the bulk of her career in advisory consulting at Pricewaterhouse and EY, where she spent over 10 years with increasing responsibility. She provided professional services to public and privately held companies on regulatory compliance, business transformation, cybersecurity incident and response preparation, and merger and acquisition IT integration.

She is a member of the St. Luke’s Hospital board of directors, and has previously served as the former vice chair of the of the Cybersecurity Committee of the Operational Planning, Control & Automation Technologies (OPCAT) division of the American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers board and the NAACP's Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO) board of directors where she chaired the Finance and Accounting Committee.  Due to the fluidity of the technology space Stephanie is also affiliated with numerous professional and industry associations.

Stephanie attended University of Texas at Austin and received both her bachelors and Master of Business Administration degrees in Management/Finance from Our Lady of Lake University.  Additionally, she received her doctoral degree from the University of Northcentral Arizona in Organizational Development and Leadership. She is a published author, and frequent speaker on Cybersecurity and D&I topics, a Certified Information Systems Auditor, and a lifetime member of the National Black MBA Association.

Peter Holton, Managing Director, Caber Hill Advisors

Peter Holton, Managing Director of Caber Hill Advisors, has over 20 years of experience in sales, operations and M&A within the facility service industry. Peter is a proud member of BSCAI and extremely active within the Membership committee. Prior to joining Caber Hill, Mr. Holton worked with Craig Castelli at Bridge Ventures in Chicago. He began his career working in the construction industry, spending nearly a decade at Rose Paving Company where he held both regional and national positions in a variety of roles including business development, operations, sales and mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Holton has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, business development, operations, and sales management, and is an expert at negotiating complex contracts and developing successful business strategies. He also has extensive personal experience working with and advising family businesses. Mr. Holton received a Master’s Degree in Management and Leadership from Webster University and Bachelor of Arts in Communication from University of Dayton and he has received his CM&AA (Certified Mergers and Acquisitions Advisor). He is a member of the board of directors of The Resurrection Project The Resurrection Project’s mission is to build relationships and challenge individuals to act on their faith and values by creating community ownership, building community wealth, and serving as stewards of community assets. In addition, Peter is on the Leadership team for Chicago’s Exit Planning Exchange which helps business understand the entire process of an Exit Plan for their business. He is also a licensed Illinois Business Broker. 

Niko Johnson, CPA, Director of Accounting, Pioneer

Niko Johnson is an alum of University of Maryland at College Park, graduating with a B.S. in Finance.  He obtained his CPA shortly after graduating.  Early in his career, Niko worked in a rotational finance program at DuPont.  He then moved to New York, joining Grant Thornton in a forensic accounting capacity, where he conducted financial investigations. Niko also held various corporate accounting and FP&A roles before joining Pioneer in 2020.

 

Eric Luke, CBSE, CPA, BSCAI President, President, MG Capital Maintenance

Eric is a Certified Public Account, Certified Mergers and Acquisition Professional, and a Certified Building Service Executive.  He began his career in public accounting. After working as a Senior Accountant and Information Systems Business consultant for Arthur Andersen in San Francisco CA, Eric joined Varsity Facility Services in Denver Colorado in 1989. Eric led the company in its development of its national accounts, and facility maintenance and construction divisions for 33 years.  Varsity Facility Services is a leading North American building services company with 4,000 employees located from Alaska and throughout Canada, and from Hawaii to Florida.  In 2010, Eric became the company’s 4rth President and CEO and minority owner and led Varsity in increasing its valuation 500%.  Started in 1957, Eric sold Varsity in 2017 and it is now a subsidiary of KBS LLC.  In 2020 Eric became President of MG Capital Maintenance, a successful regional BSC in the mid-Atlantic region.  Eric is also the Current President of the Building Services Contractors Association International, BSCAI.

Eric graduated Magna Cum Laude from Brigham Young University with a degree in Accounting and Information Systems.

Eric married his high school sweetheart, Kathy Hansen in 1983. 38 years later they are blessed with 5 children, and 5 grandchildren. The Luke family is active in their church, music, fine arts, musical theater, and sports – golf, wrestling, and pickleball. They all play piano and sing together. Their favorite outdoor activities are found in the wilderness of the Rocky Mountains: fly fishing, mountain climbing and archery hunting.  Eric and Kathy live in St George, Utah and Steamboat Springs, Colorado.

Philippe D. Mack, CBSE, SVP Customer Experience & U.S.A. Expansion, Bee-Clean Building Maintenance

Philippe joined Bee-Clean on a national level in August of 2018, and is an accomplished, results oriented executive with 30 years of progressive leadership expertise in facilities management, strategic planning, and business development both in the Public and Private Sectors.

Philippe is goal oriented and has an extensive history of exceeding business and client objectives, while ensuring excellence in end user services. He provides key leadership in category management, the deployment of cutting-edge field technology and the delivery of proven integrated solutions. He will also continue to seek new market opportunities for Bee-Clean both by segment and geography.

A personable executive within the real estate environment, he can lead, mentor and negotiate at all levels and build lasting senior client relationships.

Lourdes Pineda, Chief Financial Officer, Harvard Maintenance

Lourdes is the Chief Financial Officer, Harvard Maintenance with responsibility for planning, implementing, managing, and controlling all financial related activities of the organization. She leads the Financial Planning and Analysis, Controlling, and Strategic Finance functions. Lourdes is an experienced financial executive with more than 20 years in the cruise, hospitality, and real-estate industries. Prior to joining Harvard, she held CFO and financial leadership roles at Crystal Cruises, FirstService Residential, and Carnival Corporation & PLC. Lourdes is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of FL, with a Master and Bachelor of Accounting from Florida International University.

 

Matt Nesbett, CPA, Executive Vice President & CFO, IH Services & Newbold Services

Matt received his B.S. Degree in Accounting from Heidelberg University in Tiffin Ohio and began his professional career serving in the manufacturing and automotive industries. He has held a variety of leadership positions to include Division Controller, Director of Finance, Global Finance Leader, International Business Controller and Chief Financial Officer.

By using this experience, he has implemented many creative ways to deal with the ever-growing complex business environments facing companies today. These initiatives have been instrumental in keeping the companies at the forefront of the industry in areas of human capital, risk management, technology enhancements, and financial reporting. He is constantly driving his team to improve not just the company, but themselves both professionally and personally.

Matt frequently shares his experience by speaking at conferences for various professional organizations around the country. He emphasizes that adaptability and willingness for positive change are the most critical areas for companies to concentrate and invest in to remain efficient and ultimately competitive in any industry.

Matt holds a license in South Carolina as a Certified Public Accountant, is an active member of the South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants and holds positions on several committees that promote “Best Practices” throughout the state.

Pat Sullivan, CBSE, President and Owner, MahlerClean

With over 20 years of experience with MahlerClean, as President and Owner, Pat establishes short and long term goals, presides over the workforce, manages budgets and financial performance of the company, ensures the proper allocation of resources, and ensures all departments meet their objectives.  Pat has been an active member in BSCAI for more than 10 years, is a CBSE, and has served on the Board of Directors of BSCAI. 

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