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Meet the Skillforce Management Team

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.

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Robert Cossaboon, Founder & CEO

rob-cossaboonRob Cossaboon is the founder and CEO of Skillforce, Inc. During his 20+ years of management, sales, and operations experience, he 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.

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.

Rob’s construction services management career took off in a 10-fold leap in 2000 when he built his previous company’s branch from the ground up as the general manager. He was responsible for personally hiring thousands of employees as well as growing his individual branch profits far beyond the company’s 8 other branches combined. Having personally built the relationships and business model, in 2003 Rob easily made the transition from employee to entrepreneur, successfully developing Skillforce into a seven-figure revenue stream in just the first 8 months of business.

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. Once cited in a publication as a “work hard, play hard entrepreneur,” Rob credits his success to building a strong team culture where client relationships come first.

Rob studied Business Administration at Virginia Commonwealth University from 1988 to 1992 and has sat on the Board of Directors for the Associated Builders and Contractors as well has held several key committee and charitable positions.

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Brooke Thomas, Corporate Controller

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. Also, her experience includes working as the controller for a large family-owned business.

Brooke is a 2003 graduate from Loyola University where she received her undergraduate degree in business administration with a concentration in accounting. Her MBA was earned in 2005 from the University of Baltimore with a concentration in human resources. Since 2013, Brooke has been a certified public accountant with the State of Maryland.

Terry Adams, Director of Sales

Terry Adams, originally from Charleston, SC, is the Director of Sales. He started with the Skillforce 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 B.A. in English from the College of Charleston, which he applies with a passionate belief that communication is the key to creating a differentiating service platform for Skillforce’s clients. During his career, Terry has been in Outside Sales, General Management, District Management, Business Development, as well as a Director of Sales and Operations. He brings that experience to Skillforce and their clientele.

Jeff DeNike, 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. Prior to Skillforce, Jeff worked as Sales Manager, Business Development Manager, Executive Recruiter, General Sales Manager along with starting and operating his own business for 10+yrs. 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.

Vic Victoriano, Branch Manager, Baltimore MD

vic-victorianoVic is a veteran sales executive with more than 20 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 Branch Manager of our flagship office in Baltimore Maryland in which he works to develop, integrate, and manage the sales and operations procedures and processes. Most notably before joining Skillforce, Vic was Director of Sales for Nexus Communications, where he was engaged in selling online and telephonic advertising services in major markets throughout the United States. Vic holds a B.A. in Economics from Colgate University in Hamilton, NY. He currently serves as the Chairman of the board for Associated Builders and Contractors Baltimore Metro Chapter. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland with his wife Jennifer and their daughter.

Ryan Caroll, General Manager – Charlotte, NC

Ryan Carroll joined Skillforce in 2019 and currently serves as the General Manager overseeing the Charlotte Metro area.

Ryan has 14 years of Management experience in Operations, Sales, Business Development and Employee Development in the Industrial Sales field. Attended East Carolina University and has a B.S. in Industrial Distribution and Logistics, minored in Business Administration. With a background in Plumbing/Waterworks Supply, Safety/Tooling/Hardware supply as well as Building Materials supply he has a good understanding of how to affectively service customers in his market. He serves as our General Manager at our Charlotte NC area office, in which he works to develop, integrate, and manage the sales and operations procedures and processes throughout his market. Ryan is native to the Charlotte metro area and is excited to be working with projects that better his home city.

Chad Dillon, Branch Manager – Richmond VA

Chad is a dynamic leader with over fifteen years of sales, operations, and customer service experience. His background is in industrial distribution, with a primary focus on residential and commercial cabinet manufacturing, where he worked in both local and regional leadership capacities. Originally from Warren, Ohio, Chad moved to Virginia 15 years ago, and has been living in Richmond for the past 13 years. His local knowledge of the market, in addition to his proven commitment to customer service excellence, makes Chad the ideal person to lead our Richmond team. In the capacity of General Manager, he works to develop, integrate, and manage the sales and operations procedures and processes throughout his market.


Troy Bossert, Branch Manager – Northern Virginia

Troy Bossert

Troy Bossert joined Skillforce in 2022 as the General Manager of our Northern Virginia office. Troy has 22 years of management experience with 10 years in the Real Estate and Mortgage Industries, and 12 years in the Logistics Industry, where he applied his extensive sales and marketing experience to grow every company he worked for. Troy obtained his BBA in business from Stetson University where he minored in Law and Computer Technology. He later obtained his master’s in business and accounting from Phoenix University. His financial background includes working for Merrill Lynch, Citigroup, and Wells Fargo. He is originally from South Florida and lived in the Miami area of 22 years. Troy lives in Gaithersburg, Maryland with his wife, son, daughter, and two dogs.

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