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Meet the Team

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Dave Ball

Chief Executive Officer

After 13 years in construction and 3 years in wealth management, Dave discovered a way to merge these two disciplines in order to provide the solution for building owners and asset managers for the benefit of all mankind without hurting the bottom line. He found that previous attempts by different organizations to inspire ownership groups and asset managers to spend capital to "improve the planet" with no financial benefit has had little to no success. By offering the feel-good sentiment of helping the planet along with the financial benefit of lower costs, ownership groups and asset managers are much more apt to make the eco-conscious jump.

Dave is a third-generation contractor and has over $40M in commercial construction projects under his belt. After founding his first business, he won the Eagle Award from the Florida Home Builders Association. Soon after, he was third in charge of a $125M commercial construction company where he sold, produced, and managed approximately $40M in revenue and teams of up to 150 people over a three-year period.

"It's more than just changing lightbulbs."

Interested in Joining BigFoot?

We are actively seeking the following positions:

Project Manager

Project Director

Electrical Engineer

Mechanical Engineer

Advisory Board Members

A Response from the CEO

A wise leader surrounds themselves with trusted advisors. Those who can provide insight, feedback, and help navigate challenges as the company grows and expands into unchartered territory.  The CEO BigFoot Reduction, Inc., Dave Ball, has only one vision in mind for members of his advisory board.

"The right person with the right mindset, who brings something different to the table, regardless of how they look or where they come from.  If I bring on ten more people who look, talk, and act like me, then I will never create a culture where employees share their life story, through their professional works and that, my friend, is just a waste of a rare opportunity to touch people's lives in a positive way. 

 

Everyone wants to be the hero of their own story, sometimes they just need a guide.  If I as the CEO of the company, can't create a place where people have an opportunity to be the hero of their own story, then why am I in a position of leadership at all?  I hand selected these advisors with one mission in mind: to create a business where people have an opportunity to be their own hero and that starts with the old adage, leaders lead from the front.  If we want truly remarkable people who bring their unique perspective and quality to the company, then we have to have truly remarkable people starting from the top down that reflect that." 

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Hue Jackson

D&I, Team Cohesion, Leadership Development

Hue Jackson began his 30+ year football career after developing his skills as a quarterback in high school in his hometown of Los Angeles, CA.  In college he continued his successes as quarterback and while at the University of the Pacific he threw for 2,544 yards and scored 19 touchdowns from 1985 to 1986. After graduation, Jackson began his coaching career in 1987. He has coached for Pacific, Cal State Fullerton, London Monarchs, Arizona State, California, and USC.

In 2001, Jackson was introduced to the NFL with the Washington Redskins. He successfully coached running back Stephen Davis to a record breaking 1,432 rushing yards.  Jackson was promoted to Offensive Coordinator by Head Coach Steve Spurier and in 2003 he became the only coach to also handle the team’s offensive play-calling duties other than Spurier. In 2004, Jackson went to the Cincinnati Bengals to serve as Wide Receivers Coach making Chad Johnson and T.J. Houshmandzadeh one of the most prolific wide-receiving duos in the NFL helping to secure the AFC North title in 2005 before going to Atlanta as the Offensive Coordinator in 2007. After coaching other teams including the Baltimore Ravens, Oakland Raiders, and Cincinnati Bengals, Jackson decided to take on the role of Head Coach of the Cleveland Browns in 2016 where he coached until mid-season of 2018 before returning to Cincinnati as Special Assistant to Head Coach Marvin Lewis.

Keeping with his passion to coach young men and leading the effort toward more minorities in key coaching positions, Jackson took on the role as Offensive Coordinator at Tennessee State University under former NFL running back, Eddie George in 2021.

Hue Jackson is more than a NFL Coach, he is a philanthropist and a businessman. In 2017, Hue Jackson announced the formation of his foundation with a primary focus on combating human trafficking and in July of 2018, the twelve bed Hue Jackson Survivors Residence was opened in Cleveland, OH.  Since then, 2 new programs have been developed and numerous community partnerships have become a part of the fabric of the Hue Jackson Foundation.  In May of 2019, Harvard University Global Health Summit awarded Hue Jackson their Humanitarian Award for his work in combatting Human Trafficking. Also in 2019, Hue Jackson became a partner in Grand Leyenda Tequila, offering 100% Premium Estate Grown USDA Certified tequilas which has experienced exceptional growth, becoming available in 48 states.  He continues to thrive as a savvy businessman through his various business ventures.

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Kimberly Diemert

D&I and Charitable Planning

Executive Director for the Hue Jackson Foundation, Kimberly Collaborates with
the Founder, Board of Directors, and Community Stakeholders in achieving the goals, objectives and directives of the foundation mission in order to develop partnerships with Law Enforcement,
Governmental and Non Governmental organizations to ensure effective training, protocol and mission driven objectives are identified and met across all critical areas. She develops and implements corporate strategies to address Human Trafficking risks and liabilities to companies, employees and clients. Kimberly often implements campaign strategies to increase awareness of risks associated with Human Trafficking, Missing Persons, Sexual Assault and Child Sex Abuse
Material (“CSAM”), identify new sources of funding through participation in events, networking, community engagements and attending a variety of events representing the organization.


Outside of her foundation work, Kimberly has previously worked with the American Red Cross as the Disaster Relief & Governmental Liaison responding to numerous natural disasters and manmade crisis providing needs assessment, client services, and disaster relief. She has acted in the capacity of liaison representing the Red Cross in a variety of capacities while working closely
with governmental officials and agencies. Kimberly was previously the Founding Chairwoman for University Hospital’s Rainbow Babies Program and the Children’s Circle of Friends in Bratenahl , Kimberly spearheaded the fundraising of over $1.3 million for pediatric cancer research, patient services and family experiences relations for UH and developed the “C.R.A.F.T” Cart Program to enhance the experience for patient and family engagement for immunocompromised patients.

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Bridgette Bello

Branding and Media Relations

Bridgette Bello, CEO and Publisher of Tampa Bay Business & Wealth, was the former president and publisher of the Tampa Bay Business Journal for 11 years. She is a longtime media professional with more than 30 years of experience and was the first woman publisher in the newspaper’s 40-year history. She has worked in almost every aspect of the media business from writing for a daily newspaper to buying advertising as a media buyer for ad agencies, and everything in between. Bridgette has run successful sales departments in both print and broadcast positions, as well as award winning news teams across both platforms. In its first year of publishing, TBBW the magazine was awarded two Charlie Awards by the Florida Magazine Association. TBBW is currently a finalist for Small Business of the Year in the startup category.

 

Bridgette is a previously Governor Appointed Vice Chair for St. Petersburg College board of trustees for 8 years, Chair of the St. Petersburg Collegiate High School audit selection committee, and a member of the Jameis Winston Foundation board, as well as Board of Directors emeritus for The Spring of Tampa Bay, past Chair of the American Diabetes Association Step Out Walk to stop
diabetes, and a CEO’S Against Cancer, Florida Chapter Member. She is also the gala chair for the Alzheimer’s Association, a member of the board of governors for The Centre Club
Tampa and on various nonprofit board committees including chair of the Man and
Woman of the Year and Light the Night recruitment committees. She was the St. Petersburg Chamber “Business Woman of the Year” for 2011, and Best Moms of the Bay for 2012. She is the mom of 3 beautiful 25-year-old children, all productive members of society.

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Mark Tussing

Capital Planning and Facility Management

Mark Tussing is the current Spring Hills Senior Communities Corporate Director of Environmental Services. He was previously the Regional Director of Property Maintenance at Brookdale Senior Living, managing a sum of 89 buildings for Brookdale’s Florida Portfolio.  With 18 years of experience in all stages of residential and commercial facility management particularly in senior living and schools, he has extensive knowledge of building systems, controls, and automation.

During his time serving Washington Court House City Schools, he was responsible for all aspects of maintenance for the entire school district. The school district was made up of 10 buildings and 8 athletic fields with state-of-the-art geothermal HVAC systems, computer-based HVAC controls, security, and access control systems. 

 

Mark’s professional specialties include capital planning, HVAC, plumbing systems, fire protection systems, wander management, electrical systems, power generation, disaster recovery, insurance claims and distribution of assets. He gets involved and hands-on early to provide direction, education, direct assistance or to monitor progress of projects that challenge the skills of local maintenance staff. He also plans, schedules, and works with contractors to complete jobs on time and below budget.