Kevin Petersen

Kevin Petersen Business Development Manager “Without strategy, execution is aimless. Without execution, strategy is useless.” Kevin has expertise across multiple markets and customer groups in Ferguson. He is experienced in managing customer relationships, giving him the ability to implement field-level strategies in a way that targets the needs of Ferguson’s customers. Kevin works directly with…

Andrea Chico

Andrea Chico Business Development Manager “Inspire others to reach beyond their self-perceived limitations.” Andrea joined Ferguson in 2014 and has worked with customers in the multifamily, affordable housing, and contractor space to support and manage their project needs. She has experience building and leading multiple sales teams across the organization that complement the customer group’s…

Jeff Tansey

Jeff Tansey Innovation Software Architect “Applying creativity through technology one keystroke at a time.” Jeff is an experienced software architect at Ferguson Ventures Innovation Lab based in Atlanta, Georgia. The future of technology is always changing and Jeff is constantly learning about 3D Printing, Drones, Cloud, AI, VR, AR and Blockchain. He believes there is…

James Field

James Field Business Development Manager “Shared vision and close collaboration help realize value together.” James joined Ferguson in 2019 after working with some of the world’s most high-profile consumer brands. Previously focusing on leading Service Design, James now takes an approach to corporate venture that combines human-centered designed methodologies with business development to lead innovative…

Shawn Crossley

Shawn Crossley Innovation Engineering Manager “Helping to bring ideas to life.” Shawn leads engineering in the Innovation Lab. He is focused on rapidly prototyping ideas and bringing innovations back to the business. Shawn works with emerging technologies such as machine learning and computer vision to solve challenges and create additional productivity. Prior to this role,…

Dave Nickens

Dave Nickens Director of Innovation “To compete and win, we need to disrupt ourselves before we’re disrupted. Customers are changing, and we need to change with them.” Dave leads the Ferguson Ventures Innovation Lab in downtown Atlanta, Georgia in the CODA building next to Georgia Tech. Collaborating with the best minds together from innovation and…

Blake Luse

Blake Luse Managing Director of Ferguson Ventures “Make heroes, don’t be the hero.” Blake is focused on finding heroic founders in the startup community and championing their efforts internally at Ferguson to solve industry and customer challenges. As the founding member of Ferguson Ventures, Blake has led in developing the strategy, investment thesis, and network…