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Financial industry leader Thad Hellman joins WSB as new Chief Financial Officer

February 6, 2018

WSB has hired Thad Hellman as its Chief Financial Officer (CFO) to assist in the company’s continued growth strategy.

Hellman comes to WSB after 17 years at Target Corporation, most recently acting as the Senior Director of State and Local Government Affairs, where he and his team were responsible for strategically engaging on public policy issues at state capitols and city governments across the country. Throughout his time at Target, Hellman also held a variety of leadership roles in finance, including functions responsible for $4 billion of expense at 1,700 Target stores.

Hellman will join WSB’s expanded finance group tasked with managing WSB’s ambitious growth goals. WSB was ranked as the 5th fastest growing design firm in the nation last year by the Zweig Group and is continuing to invest in the markets that it currently serves. WSB’s growth is fueled by an interest in sharing its unique culture with more industry specialists.

“WSB has experienced significant growth over the past few years and we have goals to continue this trend. With this growth comes opportunities, specifically opportunities to not only grow in size, but in sophistication of our business,” says Bret Weiss, President and CEO of WSB. “Thad’s experience in managing finance, business operations, strategy and government will strengthen our ability to achieve our aggressive goals.”

“I’m very grateful to join this team with their long track record of success and growth,” says Hellman. “I’m eager to roll up my sleeves and do my best to contribute to that continued success.”