Executive Leadership

David Longo

David Longo

FOUNDER CHAIRMEN & CEO

David Longo is the Founder, Chairman of Board, and Chief Executive Officer 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. CBI 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.

Tom Emmrich

Tom Emmrich

COO & PRESIDENT

Tom Emmrich is the President of CBI. In these roles 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 Toms and he lives this through his actions inside of CBI and in our communities. In addition to serving on several charitable and professional boards Tom continues to participate in mission trips that have life-changing impact on others.

Charlis Brock

Charlis Brock

EVP, MARKET EXECUTIVE CHARLOTTE AND TENNESSEE

Charlis Brock is the Executive Vice President, Charlotte Market Executive - General Manager and Corporate Marketing Executive for CBI. She joined CBI in October 2006 with 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.

David Dooley

David Dooley

CHIEF STRATEGY OFFICER

David Dooley is the Chief Strategy Officer of 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 35 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 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.

Kerby Teller

Kerby Teller

SVP, Market Executive South Carolina

Kerby Teller is the Senior Vice President and South Carolina Market Executive. In his role, Kerby leads the Greenville and Charleston offices and supports business development efforts across the platform. Kerby and his team work relentlessly to provide dynamic work environments for their clients that promote health, wellness, and collaboration that enhances their business goals and objectives.

Kerby is passionate about volunteering and holds several leadership positions for The Historic Rotary Club of Charleston, Urban Land Institute, and the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce. Kerby was also a proud member of the Leadership Charleston Class of 2016 and was selected by the Charleston Regional Business Journal as a 2020 40 under 40.

Chris Turner

Chris Turner

SVP, Field Operations & Interior Construction

Chris Turner is Senior Vice President of Interior Construction and Field Operations at CBI. In his role, Chris leads teams focused on construction project management, installation excellence, program design, and process improvement. He joined CBI in 2018 after years of interaction with the organization as an industry partner..

Chris is also passionate about the Charlotte community. He has held leadership positions across many organizations, including the Charlotte Regional Alliance, Charlotte Family Housing, Stop Hunger Now, CoreNet, the City of Charlotte Privatization Committee, and his Church.