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Our Leadership Team

Meet our longstanding team that built Milender White from the ground up.

Our Dedication to Success Starts at the Top

For more than two decades, Milender White has relied on the vision and passion of a team of key leaders devoted to our success and that of our clients.

Through outstanding customer service, unsurpassed quality control, an exemplary safety record and industry-leading expertise, they have built our reputation to be a company that clients can trust to deliver success. And with their dedication to and longevity with Milender White, our executive leaders have also created an environment where our employees are more than just coworkers—we’re family.

Meet the Milender White Executives

Bryon White


After a decade of management experience working for one of the nation’s premier construction companies, Bryon formed Milender White Construction Co. with Mike Milender in 1997. Bryon leads the company’s strategic vision and the implementation of future growth initiatives, along with maintaining customer relations and keeping the company fiscally responsible. Like many of Milender White’s employees, Bryon’s construction career began at an early age, allowing him to gain knowledge in all areas of construction. Bryon earned his bachelor’s degree in architectural engineering from the University of Colorado Boulder. He also completed the Anderson School of Business, Management Development for Entrepreneurs program at the University of California, Los Angeles.

20+ Years

Adam Mack


As Executive Vice President and District Manager at Milender White, Adam oversees all operations in Southern California. His 30 years of construction experience includes extensive knowledge of the multifamily, hospitality, and affordable housing sectors. Adam has a natural way of relating to all stakeholders in a project and developing a cohesive feeling of “team” while ensuring that all budgetary and quality goals are met. Adam earned his bachelor’s degree in construction management from Colorado State University. Prior to joining Milender White, Adam was Vice President and General Manager at a major heavy civil construction company.

10+ Years

Darren Hinton


Darren is passionate about historical restoration and renovation, and he has had the opportunity to work on projects such as Denver Union Station, The City and County Building, the Sage Building, and a number of other significant historic buildings throughout Denver since joining Milender White in 1998. His 29 years of construction management experience and continued involvement in professional organizations support his industry awareness and his effectiveness as an executive team leader. A graduate of Kansas State University, Darren has served on the board of the Rocky Mountain Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) and served as Chairman in 2016. He is a member of the Urban Land Institute and Downtown Denver Partnership, and is involved in a number of charitable organizations focused on improving the lives of children throughout the Denver community.

20+ Years

Shane Fobes


Shane joined Milender White in 2000 and worked his way through the ranks to become the first employee shareholder in the company. He is actively involved in every stage of the projects he manages, from preconstruction to construction and closeout. The new and unique challenges encountered on each project have further augmented his passion for legislative issues and the impact they have on the construction industry. He has met and/or testified before numerous state and federal legislators on behalf of the construction industry, and he is actively involved in the Rocky Mountain Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). He earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Colorado, Boulder. Shane is a proud husband and father to three daughters.

20+ Years

Allen Becker


As one of the first employees of Milender White Construction Co., which he joined in 1998, Allen has helped to create the company’s strong processes for safety and field operations. A native of Minnesota, Allen graduated from North Dakota State University with a bachelor’s degree in construction management. His desire for large-project construction brought him to the Denver area in 1994. As Field Operations Executive, he is passionate about working with superintendents on field-related operations while ensuring the safety and health of the company’s employees and subcontractors. Allen’s wide-ranging project experience has developed his talent for scheduling and logistical management of multifaceted projects in all types of conditions. He is an active member of the Rocky Mountain Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), and he oversees Milender White’s apprenticeship program with the Construction Industry Training Council of Colorado (CITC).

20+ Years

Morgan Lysohir


Morgan began her career at Milender White in the Denver office, after which she was selected to lead the Southern California office as Construction Executive. Morgan was instrumental in the growth of Milender White in the region. She drives results within her teams through consistency, process, honesty, and clear communication. She enjoys using her problem-solving skills to help balance design, cost, quality, and schedule to best satisfy the expectations of her clients. In 2019, Morgan returned to Colorado and was promoted to VP and Work Procurement Executive. Morgan is responsible for all work procurement pursuits, and oversees the company’s preconstruction team and Building Information Modeling (BIM) department. She received her bachelor’s degree in engineering from the University of Florida and earned her master’s degree in construction engineering & management from the University of Colorado. Morgan lives in Golden, Colo. with her husband and two daughters.

10+ Years

Albus Brooks

Vice President of Business Development & Public Affairs

Albus has a long-standing history of supporting community development and providing servant leadership in Denver. He served for eight years on Denver City Council for District 9 and two terms as City Council President. He also served as the Director of the Issachar Center for Urban Leadership and as the Outreach and Political Director for John Hickenlooper’s Governor’s campaign. As Vice President of Business Development and Public Affairs, Albus helps guide Milender White’s legacy of developing and constructing equitable and inclusive projects across Colorado and Southern California. He is an Aspen Institute Rodel Fellow, a member of the Marshall Memorial Fellowship and a national leader on urban issues and innovative housing opportunities facing cities.

Matt Joens


Matt started his construction career at age 14 when he worked his way through high school and college as a concrete carpenter, finisher, and equipment operator.   After college, Matt’s project experience involved multiple challenging and complex projects, including three concrete high-rise buildings totaling 109 floors and a variety of private and public projects. Hhas diligently worked his way through the roles of Preconstruction Services Manager, Estimating Executive, Work Procurement Executive, Construction Executive and, eventually, he was named Construction Executive and Vice President in early 2020.  Matt earned his bachelor’s degree in construction management from South Dakota State University. 

5+ Years

Rob Mierau


With over thirty years of experience in preconstruction, field operations, and construction management, Rob’s expertise in client relationships, technical building analysis and building systems management is unparalleled.  He advises clients on project viability in a project’s early phase and leads coordination with the design team and owners on constructability and value analysis during the preconstruction/design phase. Rob is valued by all as a true partner, due to his integrated project approach and expert communication. He has a 100% success rate in leading projects from award status to construction. Rob graduated from the Fenn College of Engineering, with a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering.

10+ Years

Kenny Arnold


Kenny brings over three decades of experience that include the responsibility of daily coordination and direction of a myriad of large and complex projects. Kenny’s organizational skills include a comprehensive understanding of the importance of project logistics and team-building at the inception of a contract. He has a thorough understanding of constructability issues and the ability to collaborate with architectural and engineering teams on developing cost-effective design solutions that incorporate means and methods into the final documentation. Kenny has managed projects with delivery methods that include both design-build and hard bid, with labor forces comprising up to 1,200 personnel.

Eric Snelling


Eric’s background and experiences are diverse.  As a Field Operations Executive, he expertly recruits, retains and trains field employees to excel in all areas of project management, technology, safety, quality, and communication. Eric is recognized for his innate ability to assure project success early in the process.  He has over three decades of experience managing day-to-day operations on large commercial and residential projects and is skilled in fiduciary decisionmaking practices, managing change, mentoring and coaching construction leaders, and many construction-technology systems.

Tim Fredregill


Tim laid the groundwork for his development career via a degree in civil engineering from the University of Iowa. Upon graduating, he joined a structural engineering firm and spent several years designing projects ranging from multistory residential developments to industrial and manufacturing facilities. Having developed a passion for real estate, Tim obtained an MBA at the University of Colorado Boulder to build the core knowledge that would advance his real estate career. While enrolled at CU, Tim interned under Marcel Arsenault at Real Capital Solutions. He then joined RCS full time, launching his career in real-estate finance and development. Tim now leads Milender White’s development initiative, bringing development experience ranging from 150-acre master-planned subdivisions to boutique, multifamily infill opportunities. Tim is an active CU Real Estate Center Young Alumni board member.

Brandon Tripp

Work Procurement Executive & Vice President

Brandon brings more than 18 years of experience in project management and estimating. He was promoted to Chief Estimator in 2015 and Preconstruction Executive in 2018. Brandon leads collaborative efforts with owners, architects and subcontractors from initial contact through the entire preconstruction process. Brandon is an expert in understanding client goals and maximizing the project value. Brandon graduated from North Dakota State University, where he earned BS in Construction Engineering and served as a member of the Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society. He lives in Irvine, CA, with his wife and twin boys.

5+ Years

Nichalas Troudt

Construction Executive

With over 11 years of experience managing complex construction projects, Nick brings a strong set of skills in team leadership, application of creative and complex problem solving, and an unmatched attention to client goals as a Milender White Construction Executive. He has led the implementation of MW’s Quality Control and Assurance process, ensuring outstanding commitment to excellence in all projects. His leadership style naturally creates a collaborative and energized approach, with the outcome of earned trust and mutual respect for all partners.  Nick holds a B.S. from Colorado State University’s Construction Management program, is an active member of the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), and is CSU CM Cares industry project sponsor.

10+ Years

Derek Simpson

Construction Executive

As a Construction Executive with international experience, Derek Simpson creates innovative, technology-enhanced, and smart solutions to project challenges and complexities –  from initial concept through completion. He is a skilled field operations manager with over 20 years of extensive multi-key project experience. Derek’s core skills include achieving greater value through efficiencies in the development of project costings, developing successful project delivery teams, building client relationships, scheduling, risk management, entitlement/zoning, quality assurance, and change management controls. He is a leader in 4D BIM modeling/scheduling, providing owners and partners with expert planning and logistics management.  Derek holds a Professional Doctorate in Built Environment and an Honors B.S. in Construction Management from Glasgow Caledonian University.

Brian Shelton


Brian is the Senior Vice President of Finance, Aerospace Technology and Nuclear at Jacobs, an American international technical professional services firm. The company provides technical, professional and construction services, as well as scientific and specialty consulting for a broad range of clients globally including companies, organizations, and government agencies. Prior to his involvement in the engineering and construction industries, Brian spent 12 years as a commercial and investment banker specializing in operations and capital-raising, as well as mergers and acquisitions. Brian received his Masters of Science degree in finance from the London Business School and his Bachelor of Science in finance from Arizona State University.

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