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.

  • Pat Lien Vice President, Account Services

    Patrick Lien is B+T Group’s Vice President of Account Services, and he leads B+T Group’s Corporate Sales and Business Development efforts. As a former owner of a network service provider, and executive director of two rural wireless operators, Pat brings a deep understanding of the issues faced in both urban and rural markets. Prior to B+T, Pat held executive positions with Black & Veatch, GSG, R.W. Beck, CAVU, and Arcadis. Lien holds a master’s of business administration from the University of West Florida, and a bachelor’s of science from the U.S. Naval Academy. He is a retired Navy Commander, a former F-14 Radar Intercept Officer and TopGun Graduate.

  • Sonya Roshek
    Sonya Roshek Vice President, Field Services

    Sonya Roshek is B+T Group’s Vice President of Field Services, and will lead Field Services for the company, including wireless construction and tower mod construction. Roshek brings extensive telecommunications experience to the field services team with 20+ years of experience including major industry implementations. Roshek is a results-driven telecommunications and technology executive with 20+ years of experience in the industry, most recently serving as director of strategic national accounts in the telecom division at Black & Veatch in Orlando, Fla. Roshek has also held executive positions at Mycom, Black & Veatch, Mastec, and Alcatel-Lucent, and she earned a master’s degree in organizational leadership and development from Chapman University and a bachelor’s degree in biology from Drake 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.

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