WHO IS SKILLFORCE?
SKILLED. DEPENDABLE. GUARANTEED.
Skillforce is a full-service labor contractor that provides guaranteed, reliable craftsmen to contractors who need them, where and when they need them, for as long as they need them. With a combined experience of more than 80+ years in the construction industry, the Skillforce team brings with it a passion for top quality service to the customer and an unrelenting drive to be the best in the industry. Every manager listed below leads a team of their own experienced account managers and recruiters, ready to build you the team you need, when you need it.
FOUNDER AND CEO
Rob founded Skillforce with the goal to create a strong construction staffing company that encompassed two main themes: a team environment with strong leadership, and a business culture that inspired employees to strive to be their best. During his 20+ years of management, sales, and operations experience, Rob developed strong principles based on quality customer service and job site integrity—principles he has passed on to his management team and that guide his overall leadership and vision for the company. Named a “Top 100 CEO” by SmartCEO magazine in 2007, Rob has grown Skillforce into the largest skilled construction staffing company in the Mid-Atlantic region, with offices now expanding throughout the country.
Terry Adams is the Director of Sales at Skillforce. He started with the leadership team in June 2020 as a Regional Manager. With 14 years of experience in industrial distribution, Terry augments our already stellar team with knowledge and insight at all levels of business. Prior to Skillforce, Terry most recently worked in Building Materials, where he became conversant in the needs of contractors, and value-add vendor networks that specialize in distinguishing themselves from their competitors, by ensuring a first-class partnership experience. Terry has a passionate belief that communication is the key to creating a differentiating service platform for Skillforce’s clients.
Brooke Thomas, CPA, joined Skillforce in May 2020. Brooke has over 17 years of experience working in private and public accounting. She has worked with small to large businesses in a diverse range of industries. Brooke brings to the team an extensive background in operations management, internal controls, financial reporting, budgeting, forecasting, and human resources. Before joining Skillforce, Brooke worked for a regional public accounting firm in the Baltimore area. She was the industry leader of the entrepreneurial business and professional services group. Brooke provided management advisory services, income tax preparation, tax planning, outsourcing, and accounting services.
Regional Manager – Baltimore MD
Vic is a veteran sales executive with more than 30 years of business development, operations, and sales management and training experience. He joined Skillforce in 2003, shortly after the company was founded. He currently serves as a Regional Manager working to develop, integrate, and manage the sales and operations procedures and processes. He currently serves on the board of directors for Associated Builders Greater Baltimore Chapter (ex-officio) and the Vice Chair of the board of directors for Project Jumpstart. He is a proud resident of Baltimore City, Maryland where he lives with his wife Jennifer and their daughter.
Regional Manager – Richmond VA
Chad is a dynamic leader with over fifteen years of sales, operations, management, and customer service experience. His background is in industrial distribution where he worked in both local and regional leadership capacities. His leadership, sales, and proven commitment to customer service makes Chad the ideal person to lead our southern teams as a Regional Manager. In that capacity he works to develop, integrate, and manage the sales and operations procedures and processes throughout his markets.
Director of Strategic Sales & Recruiting
Jeff is a seasoned, successful Business Development, Sales and Operational Manager with over 30 yrs. experience. He also has been responsible for opening several of the existing Skillforce branch offices after coming on board in early 2005. Responsibilities are working with all Skillforce Branch Offices to review and schedule appointments for trade positions, training new employees, helping develop enhanced tools to meet our sales and hiring challenges along with an active role in new branch development. Jeff has more than 20 years’ experience promoting the betterment of the construction industry with various important industry organizations including ABC, AGC, ASA, IEC and TEXO.
Branch Manager – Northern Virginia
Patrick comes to Skillforce with over 25 years of proven leadership background, as both a sales and operations director in various industries. His knowledge of local markets is a great asset to our team and our clients. Also having worked throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, he brings a keen understanding of our clients’ needs throughout the region. Patrick lives in Alexandria, Va. with his wife Shannon, where they have 5 grown children in their blended family.
Branch Manager – Charlotte NC
Greg Harrison joined Skillforce in May of 2022. Greg has over 15 years of management experience specializing in infrastructure and design build projects in both the public and private sector. When Greg is not working, he coaches youth sports and volunteers with several local organizations.
National Sales Executive – Franklin TN
Alex is a dynamic leader with over 15 years of management and business ownership experience in real estate, finance, and consumer goods distribution. His background includes overseeing sales, marketing, manufacturing, operations, and logistics, both domestically and internationally. He is a proud resident of Franklin, Tennessee, where he and his wife Ashley live with their daughter.
National Sales Executive – Solar Division
Rick May joined Skillforce as our Solar National Sales Manager in January of 2023. He comes to us as a proven sales leader with 25 years of experience in sales, management, and customer service throughout multiple industries. His extensive background in construction staffing, and the solar industry specifically, make him well suited to lead the Skillforce solar division into the future. Originally from Ohio, Rick has called Raleigh home for almost a decade. In his down time, he enjoys golfing and spending time outdoors with his wife and son.