The team approach starts with our leadership. From the board to the executive team, our leadership is dedicated to customer satisfaction and employee development. They ensure that every employee clearly understands what B+T Group stands for, where we are going as a company, what specific results we are expecting, and precisely how each team plays a strategic role in achieving success.
Chad Tuttle President + CEO
Chad Tuttle is founder and CEO of B+T Group headquartered in Tulsa, OK.
Not your typical engineer, Chad approached B+T Group with an entrepreneurial spirit that has driven growth since its founding in 2000. Along with business partner and co-founder, Dinesh Bhat, Chad rolled up his sleeves, walked sites, analyzed towers, and talked to customers every day to get their feedback and continuously improve.
Today that drive helped grow B+T Group into a turnkey development and field services firm performing everything from site acquisition and audits to designing and constructing tower modifications. With nearly 200 employees and offices scattered across the United States, Chad continues to explore ways to grow using technology, training and continued process improvements.
Upon graduation from Oklahoma State University in 1994, Chad began his career at National Steel Erectors, Inc., building telecommunications tower sites throughout the United States. In addition to spending three years as a structural engineer for BSW International, Chad managed and served on the board of directors of a private contracting company.
Chad is a licensed engineer in 42 states, serves on the board for Arkansas/Oklahoma Wireless Association, Association of Civil Engineers and TIA committee for structural analyses.
Peter Smith, P.E. Vice President, Engineering
Peter Smith, P.E., was promoted to Vice President of Engineering and will lead Development Services for the company, including site acquisition and architectural and engineering services. Smith joined B+T Group in 2008 and spent time leading the Structural Services team as well as starting a DAS/Small Cell division. Peter graduated from Oklahoma State University with a degree in architectural engineering and has more than 18 years of experience in structural engineering.
Leigh Anne Self Vice President, Sales & Marketing
Self leads business development strategies for B+T Group as well as retaining the brand image of the company. Since joining B+T Group as Marketing Director in 2014, Self established a strong industry presence with a national branding effort. In addition, Self developed sales operations processes that aligned with corporate strategies.
Prior to joining B+T Group in 2014, Self led marketing, executive recruiting, and brand strategy and management efforts for local, regional, and national brands at a variety of firms. Self earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from Oklahoma State University.
Steve Largent Chairman of the Board
Steve joined B+T Group as Chairman of the Board following an investment from Gladstone Investment Corporation and its affiliate Gladstone Capital Corporation. As chairman, Steve brings industry expertise from 10 years as president and CEO of CTIA—The Wireless Association—and serving on the Telecommunications Subcommittee during his seven years as a member of the U.S. Congress (R-OK). Steve played 14 years as a record-setting wide receiver for the Seattle Seahawks and was elected to the NFL Hall of Fame in 1995. He received his bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Tulsa. Following his retirement from professional football, he managed his own advertising and marketing firm, working with numerous Fortune 500 companies around the country.