Meet the College Works

Executive Team

Jeff Gunhus

Executive Officer, NSG

Jeff attended the University of California at Santa Barbara, where he studied political science and economics. He is a USA TODAY bestselling novelist and top-ranking Amazon author with fourteen published books. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, fishing and working on his latest novel. He lives in Maryland with his wife and five children.

Spencer Pepe

Executive Officer, NSG

Spencer graduated with a business degree from the University of California at Riverside. In 1998, He was recognized as Ernst & Young’s “Entrepreneur of the Year” and was again a finalist for the award in 2001. Spencer is also a former managing partner at Platinum Capital, which was once ranked #10 in the Inc. 500 list of America’s fastest growing companies. He enjoys climbing, whitewater kayaking, fishing and mountain biking.

Jason Reid

Executive Officer, NSG

A one-time painter who has worked his way to becoming a corporate partner, Jason has been with the company for the better part of two decades. In addition to College Works Painting, he is also involved with organizations such as TEC and YPO. In his spare time, Jason enjoys running, playing guitar and cooking — and he recently earned his black belt in Tae Kwon Do.

Matthew Stewart

Executive Officer, NSG

Matthew attended the University of California at Santa Barbara, where he studied political science and history. In 2002, he won the Orange County Business Journal’s “Excellence in Entrepreneurship Award,” and has twice been a finalist for the “Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year” award. Matt is also a proud former Chairman of the Global Board for the Entrepreneurs Organization.

Tracy Meneses

Finance Manager, NSG

Tracy attended college at the University of California at Riverside where she earned a B.A. in Human Development. Additionally, Tracy earned an M.B.A. from California State University, Fullerton. She has developed a set of precise financial controls which are crucial to the success of College Works Painting.

Nancy Meloni

Chief Financial Officer, NSG

After earning her B.A. from California State University, Fullerton, Nancy became a CPA during her tenure working for Arthur Young. Since then, she has held key leadership positions with several noteworthy organizations. A native Californian, she enjoys traveling, hiking, biking, and riding her “trike.”

Kyle Look

Vice President, Great Lakes

Born and raised in central Illinois, Kyle began his college career pursuing an engineering degree at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. After interning in 2014, he elected to alter his major to incorporate business into his education. Upon graduating with a degree in Technical Systems Management in 2017, he became Vice President of College Works Painting. Kyle enjoys providing professional guidance to talented students, and he works with interns and district managers across Illinois, Indiana and beyond.