Jim McShane, PE
Founder & Chairman
Jim McShane is the Founder & Chairman of Cadence McShane Construction Company. He established the firm in 1996, upon the acquisition of The Cadence Group, a general contractor with offices in Dallas, Houston, Austin and San Antonio. Under his leadership, Cadence McShane has earned a prestigious reputation as a premier provider of construction management, design-build and general construction services on a local, regional and national basis.
The growth of Cadence McShane is the result of strategic interest in serving the K-12, healthcare, distribution, manufacturing, office, multi-family, retail, hospitality, institutional and higher education markets by providing unparalleled expertise in project management and on-site field supervision. Cadence McShane has established itself as one of the nation’s most respected construction services firms through its reputation for high quality projects and outstanding client service. Jim continues to focus on geographical expansion and market scope penetration to enhance the firm’s growth on a national scale.
Jim graduated from Marquette University with a Bachelor of Civil Engineering and is a Registered Professional Engineer in Illinois, Wisconsin and Minnesota.
Chief Executive Officer
As Chief Executive Officer, Molly manages the overall operations and resources of The McShane Companies. She focuses on creating, planning, implementing and integrating its strategic direction to achieve operational excellence.
Molly consistently delivers innovative thinking on behalf of a wide range of projects, markets and geographical areas. During her long-standing tenure with the organization, she has held a variety of positions within the construction and development businesses. She has focused on a wide variety of product types and, as a result, possesses extensive knowledge of the industrial, multi-family, office, healthcare and commercial market sectors.
This comprehensive experience grants Molly a unique perspective of the entire commercial real estate development and construction process, contributing to the overall growth and success of the firm. Molly is a graduate of Boston College with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and Northwestern University where she attended the Kellogg School of Management for a Master of Business Administration in Finance and Real Estate Management.
Dan McShane, Esq.
Chief Strategy Officer & General Counsel
Dan serves as Chief Strategy Officer & General Counsel for The McShane Companies. In his role, he coordinates strategic planning and risk management strategies while overseeing the company’s legal matters on a national basis and provides in-house legal advice to the firm, offering guidance in the strategic decision-making process.
Dan previously served as an Associate in the Real Estate Department of Chicago-based Winston & Strawn, LLP. He attended Colgate University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Psychology, and the University of Notre Dame Law School where he earned his Juris Doctor, Cum Laude.
Will Hodges has been in the construction industry since 1989 and assumed the role of President in 2012, charged with the overall leadership of operations. He is focused on the strategic growth of the firm while maintaining a commitment to its customers and employees which has been a hallmark of Cadence McShane.
Will’s goal for Cadence McShane is to expand its role as a trusted business partner with the firm’s customers by understanding their business as well as their building needs and serve as an impartial advocate during the entire project. He firmly believes that it is Cadence McShane’s responsibility to simplify the process for customers and offer a handcrafted project delivery process that fits their specific needs.
Will sees that the true strength of Cadence McShane is in its people. Cadence McShane has a legacy of hiring great people, training them and providing opportunities to lead. He works every day to build upon that legacy. His goal is to provide the opportunity for career development and advancement to every employee within the firm.
Will attended Texas A&M University where he received a Bachelor of Science in Construction Science.
Srinath Pai Kasturi, LEED AP
Executive Vice President
Srinath Pai Kasturi provides executive leadership, operational management, and extensive sales expertise. He oversees the Central Texas division of the firm and works directly with the firm’s executives at each of the offices to expand the organization’s presence in major markets. Srinath is involved in both short- and long-term planning for the firm, participating and contributing to the overall direction and growth of operations.
Srinath has been in the construction industry since 1997 and joined Cadence McShane in 2002, he provides leadership and executive oversight of the professional construction personnel. He confers with the project team as needed to meet project objectives. Srinath is the ultimate decision maker on any client issue and executes the project contract.
Srinath is a graduate of Manipal Institute of Technology where he earned a Bachelor of Architecture. He also attended The University of Oklahoma where he received his Master of Construction Administration. He is certified as a LEED Accredited Professional by the U.S. Green Building Council.
Craig A. Morris
Senior Vice President – Operations & Risk Management
Office: Corporate HQ / Dallas
Craig Morris is responsible for creating conceptual cost estimates, developing preliminary designs with architectural and other design disciplines, subcontract negotiations and contract awards, project accounting, and implementing the Cadence McShane Quality Assurance Program and Safety Program on each project.
Craig has been in the construction industry since 1978 and joined Cadence McShane in 1988. He manages a professional staff of construction personnel responsible for all activities required in the design and construction of K-12, higher education, institutional, healthcare, office, multi-family, retail, hospitality, distribution and manufacturing projects. Craig is also responsible for assisting with the development and acquisition of new project opportunities while training and mentoring the project management staff.
Craig attended Texas Tech University where he received a Bachelor of Business Administration and minored in Construction Technology.
Colby Rose, LEED AP
Vice President – General Manager of Houston Office
Colby Rose is responsible for the management of the firm’s project personnel and support teams, the development and expansion of new business opportunities, and the strategic planning and execution of the firm’s growth within its key market sectors for the Houston region. Colby’s wide range of professional experiences include construction assignments within the warehouse/distribution, food processing, office, multifamily, healthcare and education market sectors.
Colby joined Cadence McShane in 2008 and quickly demonstrated his skillful construction management strengths through the successful completion of numerous high-profile and diverse construction projects on behalf of the firm. In 2015, he was hand-selected to lead the Houston office as Vice President where he oversees the implementation of Cadence McShane’s overall strategy and vision that furthers the firm’s growing portfolio of project accomplishments. His ability to enhance relationships with both current and new clients propelled his rapid rise to the executive level at Cadence McShane.
Colby is a graduate of Texas Tech University where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering Technology. He is also certified as a LEED Accredited Professional by the U.S. Green Building Council.
Stephanie Fox, CPA
Vice President – Finance
Office: Corporate HQ / Dallas
Stephanie Fox oversees the financial management and construction accounting functions for the firm, as well as directing the firm’s relationships with outside financial entities. She supervises a professional staff of accounting associates dedicated to processing the complex financial transactions that occur throughout the construction process. Additionally, Stephanie works with the firm’s management team to lead, plan and direct the course of the company’s business strategies.
Stephanie has had professional experience in accounting since 1996 and has been in the commercial construction industry since 2001. Her strong financial planning and analysis background provides expert leadership for Cadence McShane’s treasury functions.
Stephanie attended Texas Christian University where she received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting. She is also a Certified Public Accountant.
Vice President – Health, Safety & Environmental
Office: Corporate HQ / Dallas
John Schmidt is responsible for the leadership of the firm’s comprehensive safety program. He ensures that safe and productive working conditions are maintained at each Cadence McShane job site by conducting regular site visits to oversee procedures and serves as the point person for each project superintendent.
John has 23 years of commercial construction experience and joined Cadence McShane in 1998. He has served in various safety-related positions both on and off project job sites. John applies his expertise to direct site safety procedures as well as provide on-going safety training to the firm’s project management and field employees.
John manages safety documents related to OSHA and AGC requirements and maintains Cadence McShane’s Safety Manual that is used at each project site. John also participates in all OSHA site inspections and follow-up conferences.
John attended Texas A&M University where he received a Bachelor of Science in Construction Science.
Vice President – Operations
Office: Corporate HQ / Dallas
As Vice President of Operations for Cadence McShane Construction, Kevin manages the Dallas business unit operations by providing general oversight and guidance to the project management teams. He also serves as a mentor and technical resource to all operations staff and provides leadership through project concerns or risks.
Kevin comes to Cadence McShane with over 29 years of construction management experience. His strong construction background and leadership experience provides expert guidance for Cadence McShane’s operations in the Dallas region.
Kevin earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
Vice President – Preconstruction
Office: Corporate HQ / Dallas
Brad Westbrook leads the preconstruction staff, mentors team members and provides insight from his many years of experience in various market sectors. He delivers executive oversight of estimating, preliminary budgeting and bidding processes, prequalification of subcontractors as well as value engineering and project buyout.
Brad has been in the construction industry since 1983 with experience on new construction and renovation projects which include numerous schools, aquatic and technology centers, along with science and engineering facilities. He collaborates with the client, architect, specialty trades, and operations team to examine every line item and offer the best value for the budget.
Brad attended the University of Texas at Arlington where he received a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management.
David Tague provides growth and leadership for Cadence McShane’s expanding housing market sector focused on broadening the firm’s construction opportunities within the multifamily, senior living and student housing markets. David oversees the firm’s on-going multifamily and senior living residential projects and is responsible for seeking opportunities for the development of new construction throughout Texas and the south central region.
David possesses market rate, luxury rental construction experience and a heavy concentration of expertise within the senior living sector. His senior living expertise includes the turnkey construction of numerous large scale senior communities including independent, assisted living and continuing care retirement developments.
David attended Purdue University where he received a Bachelor of Science in Building Construction Management.
Vice President – Marketing
Office: Corporate HQ / Dallas
Jody Lee is responsible for the execution of Cadence McShane’s overall marketing strategy. He develops and sustains a consistent brand identity throughout every facet of the firm. Additionally, Jody works with the firm’s management team to lead, plan, and direct the course of marketing strategies.
Jody has been in the construction industry since 2002 and joined Cadence McShane in 2019. His strong background and leadership experience provides expert guidance for the firm’s marketing functions.
Jody attended Abilene Christian University where he received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing and Business Management. Jody obtained his Master of Arts in Religion from Abilene Christian University as well as his Master of Business Administration from The University of Massachusetts.
Surbhi Usrey, LEED AP
Director of Preconstruction and Estimating
As Director of Preconstruction and Estimating for Cadence McShane Construction, Surbhi provides leadership and direction for comprehensive preconstruction requirements for numerous projects in the Central Texas Office.
Surbhi performs the lead role in all phases of preconstruction for a wide range of project types and market sectors. Surbhi has been in the construction industry since 2006 and is responsible for the preparation of preliminary budget development, cost estimates, value engineering as well as constructability reviews.
Surbhi attended the School of Planning & Architecture where she received a Bachelor of Architecture. She also attended University of Pittsburgh where she received a Master of Business Administration.
Director of Education
As Director of Education for Cadence McShane Construction, Wade supports growth and leadership for the firm's market expansion within the K-12 and Higher Education sector. Wade assists in the pursuit and implementation of K-12 and Higher Education projects on a regional and statewide basis. Wade’s understanding of the education market and seasoned construction experience allow him to identify, cultivate, and execute new opportunities that advances Cadence McShane’s project portfolio in the educational arena.
Wade has been in the construction industry since 1998 and has been with Cadence McShane since 2007. He attended Oklahoma State University where he received a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management Technology.
As Director of Operations for Cadence McShane, Hernando oversees the Dallas project management teams. He works directly with the firm’s executives on strategic business planning, business development and risk management. Hernando provides leadership for the overall growth of the company’s operations and employee development. Hernando also provides executive leadership for various projects.
Hernando has been in the commercial design and construction industry since 2001. His vast range of project experience, knowledge on operational excellence, and proven thought leadership are great assets as we forge new partnerships with clients across Texas.
Hernando earned both his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and his master’s degree in Construction Engineering and Management at Iowa State University.
Director of Operations
As Director of Operations for Cadence McShane, Tyler is responsible for providing oversight and guidance to the operational staff and serves as a technical resource and mentor in Central Texas. His ability to enhance relationships with both current and new clients allows him to further the strategic growth of the region. Tyler’s 15+ years of industry experience allows him to leverage key relationships, provide thorough insight, and guide operational team members to strategic solutions for project challenges.
Tyler joined Cadence McShane in 2014 and rapidly demonstrated his skilled construction management strengths through the successful completion of several high-profile and diverse construction projects on behalf of the firm.
Tyler attended Texas Tech University where he received a Bachelor of Engineering. He also brings substantial leadership skills gained through his time in military service which he uses to foster the growth of the next generation of Cadence McShane leaders.
Director of Business Development
As Director of Business Development for Cadence McShane Construction, Don develops and acquires new business opportunities in the Central Texas region. Don has extensive experience in procuring construction projects in multiple market sectors, including education, commercial, industrial, multifamily and senior housing.
Don has been in the construction industry since 1988 and has been with Cadence McShane since 2014. Don provides vast knowledge and insight to the Cadence McShane Central Texas team due to his extensive background in the industry. Don attended the University of Nebraska where he received a Bachelor of Business Administration.
Director of Client Relations
As Director of Client Relations for Cadence McShane Construction, Rebecca Mansfield develops new business opportunities within the commercial, industrial, and senior living market sectors for Cadence McShane's Houston region. Rebecca has been in the construction industry since 2003 and provides significant insight regarding statewide clients with national end-users.
Rebecca attended University of Texas at San Antonio where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and English. She also worked on her Master’s at University of Texas at Austin in Communications with a concentration in Rhetoric.
Sterling joined Cadence McShane in 2019 to develop and acquire new business opportunities in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Sterling is an experienced business development professional who specializes in procuring construction projects in a variety of market sectors, including commercial, industrial, education, multifamily, and senior housing.
Sterling contributes seven years of experience in business development to the Cadence McShane team, as well as a strong understanding of the construction industry and commercial real estate market in Dallas/Fort Worth. Sterling is a graduate of Texas Tech University where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree.