Meet Our Executive Management Team
The Leaders In Construction Labor Support Management
At Tradesmen International, our priority on productivity begins with our executive management team that, leading by example, continues to bring the company’s founding goals and Core Values to the forefront of management and operations at every level.
- Marty Wick, Chief Executive Officer
- Elaine Kapusta, Chief Financial Officer
- Mike Christiansen, Chief Operations Officer
- Jesse Klebba, Chief Information Officer
- Julie Murphy, Vice President and Chief HR Officer
- Patrick Flynn, Vice President and General Counsel
- Patrick Durkee, Vice President of Operations
- Matt McClone, Vice President of Workforce Development
Marty Wick, Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Wick, Tradesmen International’s Chief Executive Officer, oversees all company operations and new market expansion initiatives. He is active in supporting the strategic development and advancement of the company’s labor-oriented services, which continue to differentiate Tradesmen from all staffing and personnel operations servicing the construction, heavy industrial, and maritime industries.
Prior to joining Tradesmen, Mr. Wick spent nine years with ServiceMaster Corporation, most recently as the COO for Terminix International. Prior to ServiceMaster, Mr. Wick served in leadership roles at Sprint Nextel Corporation and CenturyLink. Mr. Wick started his career in management consulting with Cap Gemini Ernst & Young.
Mr. Wick holds a bachelor’s degree from The University of Virginia and an MBA from Duke University.
Elaine Kapusta, Chief Financial Officer
Elaine Kapusta joined Tradesmen International as Chief Financial Officer in 2015. In her role, Elaine oversees the financial activities of the company, working closely with all operational and corporate functions.
Prior to joining Tradesmen, she served as Chief Financial Officer for a 400 store specialty retailer. Over her nearly 20 years with this growth company, Elaine led key strategic and operational initiatives, navigating various business cycles.
She began her career serving a variety of public and private companies during her 11 years at Ernst & Young, most recently as Senior Manager. Elaine received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from John Carroll University and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Mike Christiansen, Chief Operations Officer
Mike Christiansen has been with Tradesmen International since 1998. He started his journey with Tradesmen International as a Sales Representative, and worked his way up the ladder from General Manager, to Regional Vice President, to SR. VP of Sales and Marketing, and now as Chief Operations Officer.
Mr. Christiansen is responsible for optimizing the efficiency of business. He maintains control over diverse business operations, playing a hands-on role in the design and implementation of business strategies, plans and procedures. In addition, Mr. Christiansen remains fully engaged in the company’s marketing communications initiatives related to branding, public relations, market research and trade show participation. He leads employees and encourages all for maximum performance and dedication.
Jesse Klebba, Chief Information Officer
Jesse Klebba joined Tradesmen International in January, 2018. He is responsible for leading the Technology Team including IT development and analytics, network administration, web development and technical support. Jesse has 20 years of experience in software development and systems integration, lead generation and business development and strategic business planning and execution.
Prior to joining Tradesmen, he served as CEO of a global provider of facilities management software whose flagship product supports over 30,000 locations in 27 countries.
Jesse holds a Bachelor of Letters and Sciences in Management Information Systems and Accounting from The University of Wisconsin – Whitewater, plus many certifications and affiliations including but not limited to: BIFM, PRSM, IFMA and Sun Certified Java Programmer.
Julie Murphy, Senior Vice President and Chief HR Officer
Julie Murphy joined Tradesmen International in 2017. Julie is responsible for leading the human resources function for the company, which includes talent and performance management, leadership development, employee engagement, employee communications and total rewards. Julie has over 25 years of experience in manufacturing, business consulting and human resources. She has worked in HR executive roles in publicly-traded and privately-held companies across a variety of industries including consumer packaged goods, industrial distribution, healthcare and metals and mining.
Julie holds a bachelor of science in industrial and systems engineering from North Carolina State University and an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University.
Patrick Flynn, Vice President and General Counsel
Patrick Flynn joined Tradesmen International in May 2015. Patrick has extensive private practice and in-house counsel experience as general counsel and lead corporate counsel for privately-held and publicly-traded companies within a variety of industries, including manufacturing, construction, staffing, metals, financial services, information technology, real estate and retail. He has extensive experience building legal teams and counseling boards of directors and executive management teams on a wide-variety of areas, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, commercial contracts, real estate, finance, employment and labor relations, compliance, loss mitigation and litigation management. Patrick graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a bachelor’s degree in Managerial Economics and Industrial Management and obtained his law degree and MBA from the University of Notre Dame.
Pat Durkee, Vice President of Operations
Pat Durkee joined Tradesmen International in July 2018. Pat and his team are responsible for developing consistent tools and processes to enhance and optimize field activity. His team manages and executes large scale, enterprise-wide projects to build new capabilities, fortify core functions and reinforce corporate support of the field. Pat brings over 20 years of experience as an operations executive at both ServiceMaster Corporation and General Electric. He is a veteran, having served on USS George Washington as a naval nuclear power officer.
Pat holds a bachelor of science in aerospace engineering from California Polytechnic University, Pomona, and is a GE certified master black belt.
Matt McClone, Vice President of Workforce Development
Mr. McClone is responsible for overseeing Tradesmen’s staffing initiatives which include effective recruitment strategies, streamlined applicant tracking and efficient hiring/onboarding processes. In addition, McClone oversees the company’s national network of 100 Recruiters, Project Coordinators and corporate Project Support Group (PSG). Ultimately, Mr. McClone is responsible for ensuring client satisfaction contingent on consistently fulfilling client orders from both skill accuracy and order fill-rate perspectives.
Mr. McClone, a graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Madison, got his start with Tradesmen in 2004 as a field representative in the Madison, WI office. Mr. McClone quickly rose through the ranks managing several offices including and most recently the company’s Marine Division. In June 2013 McClone was promoted to Vice President of Workforce Development and now calls the Tradesmen Corporate office in Macedonia, OH his home.