Doug is an executive with extensive experience in corporate development in entrepreneurial companies. Before founding Red Dipper, Inc. in 2009, Doug was involved in building a number of sales organizations in the technology sector. He began his career as a professional football player as a 7th round draft pick to the NFL’s New York Jets. He also spent five years playing in the Canadian Football League and won the coveted Grey Cup Championship with the Edmonton Eskimos! Today, he is committed to contributing back to his community as the Executive Director of YouCanAchieve.org. He is also a member of the University of California Small & Diverse Business Advisory Council and serves as 1st Vice President of the San Francisco African American Chamber of Commerce. Doug holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of California at Berkeley.
Mario Rodriguez, Responsible Managing Officer
Mario is a licensed electrical contractor with over 15 years of experience. Most recently, he co-founded Eco Electric, Inc which has been providing electrical contracting services throughout the BayArea for the last 5 years with an A+ Better Business Bureau rating. As Red Dipper's RMO, Mario is responsible for managing a team of electrical workers that design, install, retrofit, and maintain electrical systems. He is also responsible for generating bids for new jobs, hiring tradespeople, providing supplies and materials for the jobs in a timely manner, and communicating with architects, electrical and building engineers, and project managers to help successfully plan and complete high profile projects.
Kim Fretz, Chief Operating Officer
At the direction of the CEO, Kim is one of the highest-ranking executives at Red Dipper, Inc. As COO, she is responsible for overseeing business operations. Kim has close to 30 years of business experience, most recently taking her company to $100,000,000 in revenue. She comes to Red Dipper as a "fixer," in her capacity, marshaling limited resources to generate productive output with the aim of creating maximum value for Red Dipper. She develops practices to align personnel with company goals. Kim is a born planner and prioritizes customer and organizational requirements. She drives performance measures for the operation always focused on efficiencies and effectiveness. Kim holds a Bachelor's Degree from the University of California at Berkeley.
Carlos Rodriguez, Project Management
With over 25 years of experience, Carlos has a stellar reputation as an outstanding electrical contractor. Red Dipper's safety program has been enhanced under Carlos's direction by focusing on our core values and successfully completing projects on time, within budget, and without any safety incidents. In order to achieve Red Dipper's goals, Carlos only hires individuals who have integrity, loyalty, and trustworthiness. Leveraging the company's decades of experience, Carlos has developed proven methodologies that are applied to every project. Carlos and his team add value by constantly looking for ways to reduce project costs without affecting project integrity.
Constance James, Vice President of Business Development
Constance comes to Red Dipper with over 30 years of experience as a business professional working with public and private sector organizations. She has the ability to negotiate complex contractual agreements and develop winning pricing models. Her financial acumen is a great asset for Red Dipper. She understands complex financial models and is responsible for RFP's, Proposal Management and the utilization of Salesforce CRM.She provides business development and sales support to utilities, business, municipalities and schools. Constance holds a Bachelor's Degree from Upper Iowa University.