2017 was a transformational year for SouthWood and the same can be said for 2018. SouthWood continues to invest in people and equipment to meet the needs of our growing client base. This summer and fall were full of new hires and job promotions, including the CFO position, design, sales, installation, paint and project management.
The Chief Financial Officer position was filled by Jefferson Ellington. Jefferson came to SouthWood from the investment banking group at Deloitte Corporate Finance where he focused on mergers, acquisitions, and capital raising advisory assignments for middle-market companies across industries. In his role at SouthWood, he will handle financial reporting, financial strategy, corporate initiatives, and our professional services relationships.
To maintain our reputation for responsive and attentive customer service, we added to our account and project management teams. We have a new account manager on board, Frank Elliott. Jeff Webb, who was our Installation Manager for 20+ years, has moved into a project management role where he handles key accounts supporting the sales/installation process. Joining Jeff on the project management team is Preston Harris who most recently owned a small signage outfit in Boston. Bryan McGhee has been promoted to Installation Manager, and to fill Bryan’s shoes in permitting, we hired Adrian Gray.
We are also excited about Jack Ossa joining the SouthWood team. Jack is a licensed architect, strategic design thinker and the principle behind Ossa Studio. Jack will be helping us with new business development and design.
With more projects comes more detailed craftmanship, hence our growing manufacturing team. Specifically, we made hires in our finishing/paint team and vinyl department.
We are fortunate to have a dedicated and talented team that truly cares about each other and the work you have entrusted to us.
Brock is not only an integral part of the metal fabrication department building signs from raw aluminum, he’s transported SouthWood to the forefront of modern lighting in signs. He enjoys finding the most energy- and cost-efficient bulbs to use in lit signs. His favorite project he’s worked on in his five years at SouthWood is the Amber Cove sign in the Dominican Republic.