Description: Kevin’s fascination with construction began at a young age. He followed that dream as a young adult when he graduated with a degree in Building Construction. Kevin’s career started out in the field where the hard work gets done and he spent the next 20 years perfecting his skills in project management and executive operations. Kevin’s extensive background ranges from preconstruction to logistics to workforce utilization. His quick-thinking, ethical compass and exemplary ability to lead provide endless value to Cadence.

Name: Kevin Walsh

Role: Chief Executive Officer

Favorite Core Value: People First – We have many statistics to drive operational performance, but my proudest is achieving 7,673,304 safe work hours without a lost time incident on a highly complex power plant project.
Why Construction: I grew up building go-carts, tree-houses, and I built my own room in the basement. You can say, I caught the construction bug early. My neighbors started hiring me to build room additions, decks, and refinish their basements. I pursued my passion for building, creating and innovating, getting my degree in Building Construction from Virginia Tech. I know construction is what I love as emphasized by the fact that I even like reading about it, such as John Barry’s A Rising Tide and David McCullough’s-A Path Between Two Seas. In construction, we get to continue to be part of the infrastructure of the world.
Favorite Project: I have many favorite projects and at times it feels like the ones in the rear view mirror get better with age. My favorite project at Cadence is building a technology platform that will connect contractors and fabrication facilities which really hits to our core purpose to perfect what is built while protecting what is natural. Field installation of pipe valves and fittings results in nearly 25% more waste than with pre-fabrication. We are going to change the construction industry through this technology.
Something Personal: When I find spare time I am building from scratch a 1940s wooden boat in my garage.

Description: While Seth went to college with the intent of becoming a commercial or investment banker, his mind quickly changed when given the opportunity to join Raytheon Company’s financial leadership program. It was during that time while he was assigned to the engineering and construction business, where he developed a connection to the work. Over the subsequent 25+ years, his passion for finance and construction has resulted in helping companies learn how to invest in the business, whether it be in people and leadership or specific business decisions. Seth has been particularly critical in the strategic path forward for Cadence as we utilize his large company experience and critical business thinking.

Name: Seth Rudolph

Role: Chief Financial Officer

Favorite Core Value: Innovation at our Core – At the heart of our company culture is providing solutions for our customers. In some cases, the solutions already exist and we work to perfect the process. In other cases, such as during the COVID-19 pandemic, our team developed new products and solutions.
Why Construction: Construction is an amazing industry where every project has unique challenges. The construction industry combines the ingenuity of engineering and the craftsmanship of the constructors to create a physical contribution to society that the team can be proud of.
Favorite Project: Savannah River Site DOE Aiken, SC – This is my favorite project because the project included working with multiple partners on an integrated basis, and it was a true team. It is also my favorite project because I was able to grow personally due to finding a tremendous mentor, which lasted after that assignment.

Something Personal: Grew up in New England and played ice hockey, baseball, soccer, and golf. Big fan of all Boston sports teams.

Description: A graduate of the Penn State Architectural Engineering program, Dan started his professional career with a large, well established Mechanical/Plumbing design builder in the DC Metro market focused primarily on substantial government facilities. During his early career, Dan was involved with large, team-based procurement and executions such as the Pentagon Wedge 2-5 Renovation where he quickly advanced to a senior leadership role. After gaining considerable experience in small and large project team development, management, and operations, he took roles of increasing responsibility for overall operational success. Today, Dan supports the Cadence business unit servicing the Carolinas, in a market area covering southern VA to northern GA.

Name: Dan Dailey

Role: Executive Vice President, Carolinas

Favorite Core Value: People are our most important resource and the reason for providing service to humanity in a way that we can be truly great at.
Why Construction: Initially, the uniqueness of each project and the ability to be creative in form and method. As my career has continued, it has become more about seeking to create that perfect combination of partners, design, and execution to build things that are enduring and great.

Favorite Project: Pentagon Renovation – Phoenix Project
Something Personal: I enjoy spending time with my family, playing guitar and piano, and renovating my house.

Description: Before discovering Construction, Charissa worked in the commercial insurance realm. Many of her customers were construction or energy companies and she was enamored by the people in that world and what they were able to accomplish. She now brings her experience managing contracts and the operations side of the business to Cadence. With a strong background in supply chain and business operations, Charissa’s critical thinking skills are a crucial asset to making the best decisions for the company. She will continue to lead Cadence in the right direction with her forward-thinking and analytical mindset.

Name: Charissa Porter

Role: Vice President, Operations & Administration

Favorite Core Value: Transparency without hesitation. Communication is vital to the success of any organization. To truly embrace “transparency without hesitation” is to think of the others involved in every decision and to make ourselves available and reachable. We must never forget the people behind the process.
Why Construction: There is no industry that is more down-to-earth than construction. I love the individuals in this industry and the passion for what we do.
Favorite Project: U.S. Embassy Compound, Harare, Zimbabwe. Building overseas has a unique set of challenges and rewards. This project introduced me to some wonderful people on and off our team and we were able to make a lasting difference in the local community.
Something Personal: I love gardening…and anything outdoors. I’ve also enjoyed diving, both from the sky and in the sea.