Javier Gutierrez, Chief Executive Officer
Javier Gutierrez holds a civil engineering degree from the Universidad Politécnica (Madrid, Spain). Skilled in toll highway implementations and operations under project finance structures, Javier has significant experience running successful projects and brings a diverse skill set to his role as Chief Executive Officer. He has substantial experience in all aspects of toll highway concessions, including construction, toll system and Information Technology, Right of Way acquisition, maintenance and operations, legal and finance and administration.
Paul Harris, Chief Financial Officer
Paul Harris holds a degree in Accounting from University of Wales and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England & Wales. He has over 20 years’ experience in both public accounting practices and commercial organizations and for the 12 years prior to joining SH 130 CC he was CFO for North America for a software and services company listed on the London Stock Exchange. Paul joined SH 130 Concession Company, LLC in August 2013 and is responsible for the financial department.
Steven Thoreson, Esq., Manager – Right of Way
Steve Thoreson is a licensed Texas attorney with over 14 years experience in the Real Estate and ROW industry serving property owners and government agencies. After graduating from Hamline University School of Law, in St. Paul, Minnesota, he went into private practice representing property owners and government agencies in right of way related matters, including relocation claims and eminent domain actions. In 2001 he moved to Arizona where he managed relocation projects, including the Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport Expansion and Valley Metro Light Rail. After a short time managing the Uptown Corridor Acquisition and Relation Program for the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Texas (Metro) he came to SH 130 Concession Company, LLC as Right of Way Manager.
Brad Ring, Toll System Director
Brad received a Bachelors of Business Administration from Texas State University and a Masters in Business Administration from Our Lady of the Lake University. He is certified as a Project Management Professional through the Project Management Institute (PMI), and is Intelligent Transportation Systems Project Management Certified through the University of Maryland. Brad has over 16 years of technical experience implementing complex technical solutions and over 13 years of experience in implementing technology projects and programs based on PMI methodology.
Heather Walker, General Counsel
Heather holds a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication from University of California at Berkeley and graduated from Columbia University School of Law in New York City. She came to SH 130 Concession Company from Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP in Los Angeles, CA, where her practice focused on contract and real estate law. Heather is admitted to practice in Texas and California.
Matt Pierce, Chief Operations Officer
Matt received a Bachelor of Science from Indiana State University with minor concentrations in Marketing and Political Science. He has pursued additional training in corporate communication strategies, public policy development, market share analysis and ISO training. With more than 15 years experience in Public Relations, Marketing, Customer Service and Operations, Matt has used his skills to successfully manage communications and operations within large organizations. Matt was most recently the Chief Operations Officer for the Indiana Toll Road at ITR Concession Company, LLC.