LEADERSHIP

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KEVIN FRANKLIN

PRESIDENT & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

OWNER

Under Kevin's leadership, Lightserve Corporation has intensified its focus on serving its customers and communities via our distribution, project design, installation and maintenance services. Before becoming CEO in 2016, Kevin served as the Director of Customer Facing Operations at Duke Energy. He led groups responsible for residential, commercial and industrial energy efficiency. 

 

Kevin earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business management and finance from North Carolina State University where he graduated as university valedictorian.

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BILL HURD

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT OF SALES & CUSTOMER ENGINEERING

OWNER

Bill is responsible for the Sales, Customer Engineering and Marketing teams at Lightserve. He joined the lighting industry in 1987 and has extensive background on the manufacturing and distribution sides, in addition to previous ownership in another lighting company. Bill has helped transform Lightserve from a maintenance-only company into a well-diversified lighting maintenance, lighting retrofit and lighting distribution company. Lightserve is now uniquely positioned for continued growth and for the attraction of talent. Bill is driven to find innovative solutions to meet the challenges facing our customers in today’s ever-changing lighting and electrical industry. 

 

Bill is LC, CLEP and CLMC certified. Bill received his BS in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and later received his MBA from The University of South Carolina. 

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JASON BRAFFORD

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

OWNER

Prior to purchasing Lightserve, Jason previously worked in Debt Capital Markets at Wells Fargo Securities and Fifth Third Securities from August 2005 to June 2016. While in Debt Capital Markets, Jason structured project finance credit facilities for solar construction companies, monitored a multi-billion collateralized debt security portfolio offered to large utility clients and originated, structured and executed various fixed income securities in the Technology, Media & Telecommunications and Industrial Growth sectors. Since 2012, Jason has made significant investments in real estate and other venture capital opportunities.

 

Jason earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business and Accounting from North Carolina State University.

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TIM MACAULEY
VICE PRESIDENT OF STRATEGIC CUSTOMER SALES

Tim is responsible for strategic customer acquisition and growth development, with a particular focus on driving national opportunities for Lightserve. Prior to Lightserve, he worked with Satco Inc to build and develop their national specification sales organization, but throughout most of his 35 year career he held senior executive roles at OSRAM SYLVANIA (now Ledvance, LLC), a global leader in the manufacturing lighting products. While at OSRAM SYLVANIA, he led the Commercial Markets organization, which was a team of National Account Managers, Commercial Engineers and Vertical Marketing Specialists charged with selling to corporate end users in the US and Canada. His prior roles at OSRAM SYLVANIA include region and district sales management and marketing Price and Policy Operations. Due to his background, Tim also manages Lightserve’s supplier development strategies.

Tim graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a degree in Economics & Government, and completed the rigorous year-long Executive Management Program at Cornell University's Global Management Institute (GMI).

A native Californian, Tim now resides in Greenville, SC with his wife, Debbie of 36 years. He has participated in many road races over the years and is former track and field "All American" while at Notre Dame.

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ROBYN McKENZIE
VICE PRESIDENT OF OPERATIONS

As Vice President of Operations, Robyn oversees the project management and managed services teams and is responsible for company-wide safety programs, quality control processes and field labor deployment. She joined Illumetek, a Division of Lightserve in 2014 in the Business Development department and became an integral part of the company's leadership team in a few short years. prior to joining Illumetek, Robyn spent 15 years honing her logistics, operations, and quality control skills at Roadway Express/YRC. Robyn has a passion for improving operational efficiencies and strengthening strategic relationships in order to help create remarkable experiences for Lightserve's customers and industry partners.

Robyn earned a Bachelor of Business Administration/Finance degree from Kent State University and is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt.

Robyn is a lifetime native of Ohio and enjoys spending her free time hiking and being outdoors. She also loves the beach and her ideal vacation is with family near the ocean with her toes in the sand!

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RICK GLUNT
VICE PRESIDENT OF IT

As Vice President of IT, Rick is responsible for the strategic alignment of technology to meet the needs of Lightserve and our customers while maintaining a stable and secure infrastructure.  He is a 30-year+ veteran of the IT industry and has worked in all aspects of IT, including networking, software engineering and development. Rick has served in numerous roles over his tenure which include Programmer/Systems Analyst, IT Manager, Senior Web Developer and Senior Product Development Engineer. Rick has contributed to the IT community by co-leading the largest eCommerce solution for the Joomla CMS for 2 years, and he co-founded the Mid-Atlantic Macola Users Group. 

Rick has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Pennsylvania State University. 

Rick grew up in south central Pennsylvania and lives with his wife, Bobbi Jo, and children, Nicholas and Joshua.  Rick enjoys the outdoors and spending time at Pennsylvania’s lakes and mountains. 

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JODI McGRATH
VICE PRESIDENT OF FINANCE

As Vice President of Finance Jodi oversees the finance and accounting teams, including AR, AP, financial reporting, operational analytics, and sales tax. In addition to monitoring Lightserve’s financial strength and developing financial reports for the organization, she works closely with external accountants and financial institutions. Prior to joining Lightserve Jodi spent five years at McGladrey, a public accounting firm, and managed the accounting team for the largest division of a publicly traded medical supplies conglomerate. She enjoys sharing her financial and business expertise and mentoring team members to help develop the next generation of leaders. 

Jodi earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and an MBA from Frostburg State University and is a Certified Public Accountant. 

Jodi grew up in western Maryland and currently lives in Northeast Ohio with her husband Eric and their two daughters. Her hobbies include reading, visiting the zoo, and spending time with her girls and Eric, as well as their extended families.