David Longo is the Founder, President and CEO of CBI. Under David's leadership CBI has grown from a small startup in 1993 to a premier workplace solutions organization. An acclaimed Knoll and DIRTT distribution partner, CBI now has locations in North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Florida and provides workplace strategy solutions to a variety of clients nationally and internationally.
David believes that the workplace matters and that the built environment, when leveraged correctly, can have a profound, positive effect on people, process and their clients' business. He has built CBI based on a strong personal philosophy of servant leadership focused on “love of God, Country and love of all who we are blessed to know and serve.”
David is devoted to giving back to the community. This commitment led to the creation of the Live Love Serve Foundation, a charity focused on supporting CBI Associates in their time of need; organizations with missions focused on improving education, literacy, communities and the lives of people we are called to serve. He invests his time mentoring others who wish to grow personally and professionally. In addition, he provides leadership by serving on several charitable, education and industry boards.
David Dooley is the Chief Strategic Officer for CBI. In this role David oversees business strategy, client development and planning, competitive evaluations and market research to help CBI strategically grow its market positions across the Southeast. With more than 30 years of experience in growing enterprises, David also brings to CBI expertise in behavioral leadership, business connectivity, collaboration, innovation and developing high performing teams. David is recognized widely for his significant contributions to and long-lasting impact on his community. In 2011 the Muscular Dystrophy Association awarded him the Joe Martin Champion of Spirit Award, and in 2009 he received an honorary doctorate from Johnson & Wales University. Having served in various leadership and fundraising roles for numerous organizations, including the Wells Fargo Championship, Teach for America and the Arts & Science Council of Charlotte, David continues to build his legacy of community engagement, fostering relationships with instrumental business and non-profit individuals, as well as one-on-one mentoring of the next generation of leaders.
Tom Emmrich is the Chief Operating and Chief Financial Officer of CBI. In this role Tom oversees our Leadership Team and is responsible for the ongoing business operations as well as the financial management of the company. With Tom’s vast experience in growing and scaling businesses to meet the needs of clients, he is uniquely qualified to implement and guide CBI’s strategic plan.
Service is a core value of Tom’s and he lives this through his actions inside of CBI and in our communities. Leading by example, in addition to serving on several charitable and professional boards Tom continues to participate in mission trips that have life-changing impact on others.
Bob Theodore is Executive Vice President and General Manager at CBI. He performs various roles including managing the Piedmont Triad and Jacksonville, Florida locations and directing our Field Operations group. He is also the executive sales lead with a large strategic national account. Bob ensures that CBI provides our clients with fantastic service and support locally, regionally, and nationally.
Bob brings a broad background of industry knowledge to CBI, as he has held executive positions for a variety of industries at major manufacturers and dealerships in North America. At CBI, Bob partners with the team to ensure we are fulfilling our clients’ needs and exceeding their expectations with a well-trained, passionate and client focused capability and attitude.
Charlis Brock is the Executive Vice President of CBI and General Manager of the Charlotte location. She joined CBI in October 2006 and has more than 10 years of experience in the architecture and design industry. At CBI, Charlis provides executive leadership over multiple platforms within the company including Project Management, Installation and Operations, Marketing, and Facilities Management. Additionally, Charlis is the sales lead for some of CBI's key strategic accounts, focused on growing revenue in the Charlotte market and working closely with these accounts to ensure their workplace requirements are being satisfied by CBI. As a seasoned designer and industry professional, Charlis provides strategic guidance and support to the Project Management and Sales Teams at CBI to ensure that all CBI projects are being driven to completion in the most efficient and effective ways possible. Her leadership and management skills are unparalleled, and she has played an instrumental part in building the CBI Charlotte team and establishing the CBI brand across all business markets. Additionally, Charlis is a consultative workplace partner to her clients and provides strategic guidance in many of the accounts which she handles. Outside of the office, Charlis enjoys volunteering in her local community. She is a very active member of her church and spends her time leading a small group that regularly volunteers with Beds for Kids and the CMS School System.
Dan Buchweitz is the Executive Vice President of CBI and General Manager of the South Florida locations. He joined CBI in February 2004 and brings more than 28 years of contract furniture experience to CBI. Dan is responsible for the overall management, including all aspects of sales, marketing and operations in the South Florida market. Dan is instrumental in leading the market in growth, brand recognition, and strategy for CBI in the Southeast and is a major asset to the CBI Corporate Leadership team.
Kimberly Covert is the Executive Vice President of Finance and Administration. She joined CBI in May 1997 and has responsibility for the company's human resources, finance functions, associate website, policies and procedures and real estate asset management for all 10 CBI locations. Kimberly has more than 25 years of experience in accounting and business system management, and prior to CBI she held positions in the real estate and property management fields. In her role at CBI, Kimberly has been instrumental in developing and implementing policies and procedures to help CBI remain profitable, improve efficiency and ensure client satisfaction. Her industry experience and skills continue to be a major asset to the company and have made her an integral part of the executive leadership team at CBI.
Todd Wilson is the Executive Vice President of Strategic Solutions and currently based in our Raleigh location. Todd joined CBI in 2000 and provides support across the CBI platform. He is integral in the building and executing of strategies for clients who will benefit from our Thought Leadership--capturing these techniques and methodologies to ensure consistency across our entire platform.
Todd has more than 25 years of experience in operations, management and business development. This experience has been key in our ability to develop winning teams of people focused on delivering exceptional service to our clients. Outside of the office, Todd sits on various not-for-profit boards and is active in other local ministries.