Chief Executive Officer
While at Jacobs, Gilles developed a passion for improving building and construction processes. He led a number of innovative approaches to design, build, and contracting in the EPC industry. As a former ConXtech customer, Gilles saw first-hand how the Company’s system, technology, and approach could benefit clients. Gilles is based in ConXtech’s headquarters in Pleasanton, California.
Chief Financial Officer
Mike’s prior roles include CFO, and other financial and strategic positions in the telecom, cable, utilities, software and transportation industries. Most recently, he served as CFO at enLightened, Inc., where he led finance, accounting, HR and legal. During his tenure, he helped raise over $50M in Series C & D financing. Prior to that, Mike served as CFO for: Freightquote (acquired by CH Robinson), Saba Software (NASDAQ Company acquired by Vector Capital), @Road, Inc (NASDAQ Company acquired by Trimble Navigation), SPL World Group, BV (acquired by Oracle Corporation). Other executive roles include TCI Communications and ATT – West Region where he served as CFO and VP High Speed Data Operations for the regional cable TV, broadband and telecommunications entity prior to its sale to Comcast, as well as CFO roles for Subsidiary Companies of Pacific Telesis, now part of ATT.
Co-Founder, CTO and Chairman of the Board
Mr. Simmons is responsible for ConXtech’s product development strategy and R&D. A serial entrepreneur, he is renowned as a hands-on innovator and thought leader in the emerging Industrialized Construction sector.
Self-employed since the age of 17, Mr. Simmons’ early career focused on delivering structural concrete parking podiums for large regional and national high-density residential developers. Over decades, his design-build concrete company, RJS & Associates, has grown to employ over 400 full-time employees.
In 2000, Mr. Simmons conceived the ConX System after working to develop a more efficient structural solution to replace the wood framing typically constructed atop RJS’s concrete podiums. Mr. Simmons identified structural steel as the optimal medium for its strength, architectural flexibility and overall sustainability and began to design a modular system based on manufacturable and simple connectivity. He has since developed ConX Systems for commercial and industrial applications and continues to innovate around a growing portfolio of 140+ U.S. and foreign patents.
Michel (Kelly) Luttrell
Co-Founder and Senior Vice President, Business Development
Ms. Luttrell manages the company’s strategic client relationships, marketing and intellectual property activities. Before joining ConXtech, Ms. Luttrell served as VP of Security Technology & Solution Sales at Wave Systems Corporation. During her five years at Wave, she was responsible for sales and licensing of embedded cybersecurity solutions to industry-leading OS software companies and manufacturers of end-point devices such a PC’s. Prior to Wave, Ms. Luttrell spent nine years at Silicon Graphics Computer Systems in sales and marketing and was the Strategic Account Manager for Silicon Graphics’ largest customer. In the first three years in this role, Ms. Luttrell helped grow the account fourfold to over $60 million in annual revenue. Prior to Silicon Graphics, Ms. Luttrell was a Marketing Representative focused on the manufacturing sector at IBM Corporation. Ms. Luttrell holds a B.S. in Environmental Design from the University of California, Davis.
Travis (TJ) Simmons
Senior Vice President, Production Operations
Mr. Simmons manages day-to-day field operations of ConXtech Construction. He and his team also interface with development, engineering and architectural teams to ensure a seamless flow from building concept to manufacturing through field assembly. Mr. Simmons has significant experience in construction project layout, operating sophisticated manufacturing equipment and manufacturing equipment specifications.
Over the past decade, Mr. Simmons has contributed this expertise to the construction of millions of square feet of residential and mixed-use, office and other structures valued at more than $180 million. Mr. Simmons was instrumental in the initial development of the ConX System. As a part of that effort, he produced the first CAD/CAM versions, built the prototype system components and tooling fixtures, managed outsourcing of the prototype and assembly, managed the design, fabrication and installation of the “test frame” and supervised ConX System testing. Mr. Simmons is a member of the American Institute of Steel Construction.
Raymond G. Kitasoe
Vice President, Engineering Research & Testing
Mr. Kitasoe oversees the on-going refinement, testing and municipal & regulatory approval processes for the ConX System. Mr. Kitasoe has over 37 years of experience in the construction and high tech industries. His experiences include working for structural engineering firm H. J. Degenkolb as a Design Engineer, Advanced Micro Devices as a Financial Division Controller and various General Contractors/Developers as Project Manager. Mr. Kitasoe is a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of California with a B.S. in Civil Engineering with honors, an M.S. in Structural Engineering & Structural Mechanics and an M.B.A. all from the University of California, Berkeley.
Adam L. Browne, S.E.
CSEO, Chief Structural Engineering Officer
As the CSEO, Mr. Browne is responsible for ConXtech’s standardized calculations and design methodologies. He also provides technical recommendations and guidance to outside engineering firms working with the ConX System.
Mr. Browne is a licensed California structural engineer with over 20 years of experience. He has a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the University of California at Santa Cruz and studied structural engineering at San Francisco State University before joining the firm BFL/OWEN in 1994. He went on to work for Balfour Beatty as their chief engineer on the Golden Gate Bridge Northern Approach Viaduct Seismic Retrofit and California Engineering/Modern Continental’s chief engineer for the San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge Seismic Retrofit. Before joining ConXtech in 2012, Mr. Browne was the EOR at FBA and Associates, responsible for the structural design on the first 2 million square feet of ConX structure. There, he was integral in establishing acceptability of the framing system with various building departments and jurisdictions.
Senior Vice President, Sales & Support
Chris King is responsible for providing ConX solutions in the High-Density Residential, Hospitality, Healthcare, Institutional, Data Center and Office building market segments. Mr. King has spent the last 4 years at ConXtech with a sincere commitment for developing long-term industry relationships and providing extraordinary client interactions.
Over the past 15 years, Mr. King has had continuous achievement in progressive leadership roles at the forefront of customer-oriented product solutions and client success. Mr. King also manages the Company’s Estimating and Building Information Modeling (BIM) departments. Mr. King was instrumental in the creation of ConXtech’s seamless digital workflow process. As a part of that effort, he helped produce and refine our Engineering to Estimating digital workflow process, designed and implemented ConXtech’s CRM system, and implemented workflow improvements across various departmental activities.