William Bethell, CEO and CFO, started Brigade in 2013 as a finance company that specialized in factoring receivables due from utility companies under their commercial rebate programs. Bill has an extensive background in finance, having held the position of CFO in his past roles for over the last 10 years. He has specialized in securing financing and regulatory filings at his previous companies. On a day to day, Bill oversees all financial operations at Brigade.
Bill and his Wife are the proud parents of four.
Thomas Bethell, Vice President of Operations, was born and raised in Long Island, NY. Tom went to Penn State University to earn his degree in Business Psychology. He then went on to earn his MBA at LIU Post. He is an avid PSU football fan. After graduating, he began his career at an advertising agency as a Junior Marketing Coordinator learning how to use google analytics to analyze and optimize campaign spend.
Tom joined the team in early 2014, while Brigade was still just a finance company. His responsibilities included underwriting for rebate financing, and the managing lending of finances to contractors. This along with his background in google analytics gave him the extensive knowledge he now uses to oversee Brigades day to day financials and LED Operations.
– His favorite sport is football and his team is the Jets
– One of Tom’s goals in life is to visit every US National Park
Harry Vercoe, Mid Atlantic Sales Rep, has been in the LED retrofit industry since 2013. Before joining brigade, Harry worked for his own LED Retrofit company selling a full service solution to his clients. Some of Harry’s prior projects include FedEx Field, Nationals Park, and Jones Lang LaSalle.
Prior to working in the LED Industry, Harry worked in Human Resources for thirty years, specializing in Labor and Employee relations. His experience in HR led him to go into labor relations and consulting, ultimately introducing him to the LED space.
– Harry is a father of two and grandfather of 5
– He lives in Ocean City Maryland
Jason Vercoe, Executive Vice President of Sales, joined the Brigade team in 2016, coming to the company with an extensive background selling and managing LED projects. Some of Jason’s prior projects include working with The Washington Redskins, The Washington Nationals, Jones Lang LaSalle, and Johns Hopkins University.
At Brigade, Jason manages our national accounts as well as leading up the Mid Atlantic sales region. Before entering the world of LED Lighting, Jason was a Correctional Officer for 7 years at the Calvert County Detention Center. Jason was born in Chicago, Illinois but grew up in Philadelphia and Northern Virginia. He currently lives in Maryland with his Wife and three sons.
– Attended George Mason University
– Jason is a fan of all Philadelphia sports teams
Susannah Muscarella, Accounting, has been with Brigade since early 2015. She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor of Arts degree. After graduating, Susannah became a business manager for Clinique and NARS. There she was responsible for providing coaching and feedback to incumbent associates, reviewing and analyzing business performance of sales results, and communicating regularly with vendors regarding stock needs.
Since joining the Brigade team, Susannah has become an integral part in all day-to-day operations. She oversees Brigade’s financials— maintaining records and files, documenting transactions, and performing account reconciliation. Susannah also assists the VP of Operations with monitoring all inventory. Being born and raised on Long Island, Susannah is an avid New York Yankees fan.
– Susannah has 28 first cousins
– She has a Boston Terrier named TuxCedo
Zac Mann, is Vice President of International Sales. He has been at Brigade since 2016. He came to Brigade with 20 years of experience in the distribution of electrical supplies and as a manufacturer’s representative. Zac has an extensive background in sales, having worked in branch sales and services for Home Depot, AP Henricks, United Electric and City Electric Supply.
While at City Electric, he was promoted to branch manager. Brigade was a vendor of Zac’s while he was managing the branch in Maryland. This ultimately led to him joining Brigade and becoming a vital member of our sales team.
– He is the Former President Severn River Rugby Football Club
– Let’s go Caps!