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 with fourteen published books. In his free time he can be found hiking, fishing or working on his latest novel at a coffee shop. 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. He was Ernst & Young’s 1998 Entrepreneur of the Year, a finalist again in 2001, and was a managing partner at Platinum Capital, once ranked #10 in the Inc. 500 for America’s fastest growing companies. He enjoys climbing, whitewater kayaking, fishing and mountain biking.

Jason Reid

Executive Officer, NSG

Going from painter to owner, Jason’s career with the with the company spans 19 years. In addition to College Works Painting, he is also involved with organizations such as TEC and YPO. In his spare time he runs, plays guitar, cooks, and recently received 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 an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year finalist. Matt is a past Chairman of the Global Board for the Entrepreneurs Organization.

Tracy Meneses

Finance Manager, NSG

Tracy earned a B.A. in Human Development from the University of California at Riverside, and her M.B.A. from California State University, Fullerton. She has developed the critical financial controls we count on here at College Works Painting.

Nancy Meloni

Chief Financial Officer, NSG

After earning her B.A. from California State University, Fullerton, Nancy became a C.P.A. while working with Arthur Young, and went on to hold key positions with many 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 chose to pursue an engineering degree not far from home at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. After interning in 2014, he chose to change his major to incorporate business into his career. Kyle became Vice President upon graduating with a degree in Technical Systems Management in 2017. He works with interns and district managers primarily in Illinois and Indiana, and he enjoys the ability to provide professional development to talented college students.