Hill & Wilkinson is proud to share that we have a new executive leadership team taking the reins! As the new movers and shakers of the company, we wanted to take time to officially introduce each of them.
Paul Driscoll will transition from Chief Executive Officer to Chairman of the Board. Throughout his 40 years with the firm, Paul has served in a wide range of positions including estimator, project engineer, project manager, senior project manager, group manager, vice president, and CEO. His progression to a leadership position has given him a unique perspective on the importance of happy employees and a tight-knit culture. He is a graduate of North Dakota State University and of the FMI Leadership Institute and Dixon Motivational Management program on “Building a Winning Team.” Additionally, Paul’s lead-by-example approach continues to influence the firm’s major initiatives including the wellness program, employee recognition, communication, and training.
Fun fact about Paul: he is known as one of the best pecan pie makers in Dallas with a list of requests for pies that grows every holiday season
Paul is succeeded by Chief Operating Officer Mike Oswald. Mike began his career at Hill & Wilkinson in 2004, holding several leadership positions before being named Chief Operating Officer in 2016, where he managed the field operations for all the company’s divisions, and then Chief Executive Officer in 2024. Mike is an alumnus of Northern Michigan University, actively serving on the NMU Construction Management Advisory Board and NMU Foundation Board. Throughout his career, he has achieved several awards including being named an ENR Top Young Professional and an NMU Outstanding Young Alumni.
Fun fact about Mike: While at NMU, he was awarded a varsity letter in football and was a two-time Academic All-American.
Cyndi Amador will continue to serve as Chief Financial Officer. She has been with Hill & Wilkinson for 11 years and is responsible for the company’s finance functions including accounting, audit, treasury, and corporate finance. Her career spans more than 30 years of varied experience in financial management and business leadership for both private and public companies. She has worked in a variety of different industries during her career, but she considers the construction industry to be the most fulfilling.
Fun fact about Cyndi: In 2013, she completed a full Ironman in Cozumel (140.6 miles in 14:10 hours).
Peyton Boddie is promoted to Chief Business Officer, in which he is in charge of identifying and pursuing new business opportunities. Peyton has been with Hill & Wilkinson for 23 years and was previously Executive Vice President – Commercial. Peyton has played a significant role in the explosive growth of the company’s commercial work with projects like Cawley Partners HQ53, Bent Tree Country Club’s new clubhouse, and Louis Vuitton’s Campus Expansion in Alvarado, Texas.
Fun fact about Peyton: At Louisiana Tech, Peyton was a golf team Letterman from 1992-1994.
Matt Shem is promoted to President, in which he has overall responsibility for the people and culture of the company. He will focus on talent acquisition, training and development, and communicating Hill & Wilkinson’s Values and Ways. Matt has been with the company for over 18 years and has previously served as a project engineer, group manager, and executive vice president. His previous role was Executive Vice President over the Special Project Division, which works with a wide range of budgets and project complexities and serves over half a dozen industries from food and beverage to institutional. Under Matt’s leadership, the division grew to the largest volume in its history.
Fun fact about Matt: Matt has a passion for rocking chairs. Matt can be seen from jobsite construction trailers to the board room energetically rocking in his chair.
Matt Sisco is promoted to Chief Operating Officer, previously acting as Executive Vice President. He will oversee field operations for all the company’s divisions in this role. Matt has been with H&W for more than 22 years and has been a champion of its unique culture and family feel. He is a graduate of Texas A&M University and often loves taking the family RV to tailgate at Aggie football games.
Fun fact about Matt: While he was working on an H&W project in Florida, Matt had to drive through a hurricane to take his then-pregnant wife to the hospital.
Each of these individuals has contributed so much to H&W over the years, and we know they will continue to do so, upholding the values that make our company what it is today. As we launch into a new year and beyond, we are excited to see what the future holds with this exceptional team leading the way!