As CEO of Helix Traffic Solutions, Brent brings over 30 years of experience in the construction industry, working within family-owned businesses of all sizes. Brent joined Helix Traffic Solutions because he enjoys the unique dynamic of working with businesses that are transitioning out of family-ownership. He believes that maintaining a familial culture is just as critical to success as enhancing aspects of the business.
Prior to joining Helix, he served as President, CEO and a member of the Board of Directors of GrayWolf Industrial, a private equity-owned company specializing in heavy industrial construction, maintenance and fabrication services.
Family is very important to Brent, both in his work and home. He loves spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren and enjoys traveling, hunting, and spending time outdoors.
Robby oversees operations of all Helix companies, including process implementation and leadership development. Robby began his career at STC in the field, and worked his way up over 20 years. His professional achievements include being a graduate of ARTBA Young Executive Development Program, ATSSA Leadership Program, ATSSA Government Relations Committee Member, ATSSA Temporary Traffic Control Committee Member, ATSSA PAC Committee Member, TRBA Board Member, and Chairman of TRBA Specialty Committee.
When he’s not at work, you can find Robby at home with his daughters, or outdoors playing golf.
As Vice President of Operations, Sean Emmer oversees strategic planning and operations at the divisional level. He is also responsible for the development and implementation of leadership programs and the financial review and development of strategic efforts to aid in cost savings.
Sean started his career as a police officer. He then transitioned to traffic management at Superior Traffic Control (STC) where he worked for six years before joining Helix. At STC, he served as Superintendent, Brand Manager, and VP of Operations before becoming President. His passion for leadership, problem-solving and strategic planning makes him optimally positioned for the position of Vice President of Operations at Helix.
Prior to joining the police academy, Sean studied radiation safety at Moraine Valley Community College. When not at Helix, Sean enjoys spending time with his wife and working out.
As Director of Talent Development, Rob ensures that supervisors and managers of Helix companies receive the necessary resources and information to effectively lead towards strategic goals. Rob aims to retain employees, increase productivity, and ultimately improve business outcomes and results. Before joining the Helix team, he proudly served our country for 30 years as a Master Chief in the U.S. Navy on more than seven warships with more than 14 deployments around the world. When Rob’s not at work, he enjoys spending time on the golf course and with his wife and four daughters.
Curt Arnold joined Helix Traffic Solutions in November 2020 as Chief Financial Officer. With over 20 years of experience in business services, technology, franchising, and manufacturing he is focused on Helix’s business operations and finances.
Prior to Helix, Curt served as Chief Financial Officer at Harris Research, Inc. a private equity-owned, multi-concept, franchise platform, with over 3,300 licenses in 55 countries. Notably, he helped orchestrate the successful sale of HRI Holdings in July 2019. Curt also held the role of Chief Financial Officer at MorphoTrust, USA, a leading provider of fingerprint-based background checks to state, federal, and commercial customers. During his time at MorphoTrust, USA, Curt was responsible for the financial management of 1,200 locations servicing over four million customers per year.
Curt graduated from the University of Michigan, received his MBA from Michigan State University, and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Outside of work, Curt enjoys spending time with his wife and three children.
Maria leads Helix’s Human Resources department to ensure the right team is in place to drive Helix’s success. Her responsibilities include employee development, talent acquisition, compensation, and benefits. A respected and accomplished HR Executive, Maria spent six years as the Human Resources Administrator for Superior Traffic Control (STC) before joining Helix. Maria attended Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico for Business Management and holds her Professional in Human Resources (PHR) Certification. Maria is married with four daughters and enjoys volunteering for her church, gardening, and spending time with her family.
Flossie is responsible for the financial leadership of all Helix companies. Flossie graduated from Shorter College with her B.B.A. in Accounting and received her CPA license in 2007 from the State of Tennessee. From there, she went on to obtain her CMA certificate from the Institute of Management Accountants in 2010 and in 2012, was awarded the CGMA from the AICPA. Before joining Helix, Flossie served as Director of Finance at Superior Traffic Control.
When not at Helix, she’s spending time with her husband, children and tending to her farm in Rockvale, Tennessee.
Chris oversees all things IT at Helix. He maintains the network security for all the operating company websites, manages data center operations and performs troubleshooting and repair. Prior to joining Helix, he worked alongside Brent at Graywolf Industrial as the Director of IT. He was excited about the opportunity to join Helix and incorporate best practices to modernize their technology, and streamline the business. In his free time, Chris enjoys spending time with his family or playing a range of outdoor activities including disc golf.
As the Executive Director of Safety & Risk, Reid Parkhurst brings more than 35 years of professional safety, health, environmental, and security experience. Reid pro-actively leads the Helix family of businesses to best in class performance while fostering a culture of zero harm.
Prior to Helix, Reid served as the Director of Safety at Industrial Inspection & Analysis Inc., a private equity owned service provider of analytical and nondestructive visual and mechanical inspections. Reid has led the HSSE function at other companies including BP, Recall Information Management, and AZZ WSI.
Reid graduated from Central Oklahoma University with a BS in Industrial Safety Technology and a minor in Industrial Hygiene. Reid enjoys all things outdoors especially spearfishing and spending time with family and friends.
Ross focuses on expanding Helix’s relationships to provide new opportunities for business, as well as nurturing current relationships. He applies his 15 years of industry experience and 5 years supporting Southeastern Traffic Supply (STS), to discover new ventures, technologies and targets to grow into. Ross enjoys hunting, fishing and exploring the outdoors in his free time.
As Vice President of Strategic Development, Brian leads a team that focuses on national client relationships, strategic growth opportunities, and digital media content. This team works with each Helix company to support their unique market demands and challenges.
Brian has been in the traffic control industry for 15 years. Prior to joining Helix, Brian was President of Southeastern Traffic Supply. Brian led STS for 5 years where he collaborated with department heads and inspired them to lead their teams effectively and efficiently. Brian spearheaded the expansion of 5 new facility locations throughout Florida. During this time, STS experienced considerable growth financially, invested in advanced employee development, and increased the company awareness on safety.
Brian graduated from Michigan State University with a BS in Construction Management. Brian enjoys spending time with his wife and 4 kids at the beach, cheering for his kids in sports, and golfing.
As Vice President of Operations, Chad’s responsibilities include overseeing operations and leadership development at multiple divisions in the Helix family. Chad has a legal background, and he gained additional leadership skills while working as a construction foreman. He worked in traffic control management and leadership at the divisional level for five years prior to joining Helix. Chad graduated from LSU and from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law where he served as a member of the Law Review. While not working, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two young children. He also enjoys spending time hunting and fishing.