Triversity CEO Named to National Board
SMPS Foundation appoints Mel Gravely
The Society for Professional Marketing Services (SPMS) appointed Mel Gravely, CEO of TriVersity Construction, to the board of its national foundation, which promotes research and education that advances knowledge in professional services marketing.
The Norwood, OH based construction firm, one of the top commercial construction firms in Cincinnati with a staff of 80, serves the Cincinnati-NKY, Dayton and Indianapolis regions. Last week, the Business Courier named TriVersity one of the region’s top privately held firms for the fifth year.
“Serving on the national board of the SMPS Foundation enables us to both share some of TriVersity’s innovative techniques and to learn from others,” Gravely said. “I want to bring my insider’s outside perspective to the foundation and help to enable the advancement of sales and marketing professionals of services organizations, increasing their overall organizational impact.”
Gravely became chief executive of TriVersity in 2011, bringing expertise in business strategy and corporate sales outside of the construction industry. His background includes Fortune 500 companies, an engineering firm and management consulting. Under his leadership, TriVersity has increased its construction capacity by 20 percent each year and doubled its sales.
He was selected to the board based on his national reputation as a thought leader. He has authored eight business and leadership books and founded the Institute for Entrepreneurial Thinking, Ltd., a think tank focused on getting the best results from minority business development initiatives.
SMPS Foundation promotes research to help students, leaders and industry decision-makers understand the impact of marketing in shaping both public and private business sectors. Its original research identifies developing trends and evaluates the effectiveness of both traditional and emerging marketing practices, specifically in the design and build industries.
“I look forward to seeing what business innovations we can share through the foundation, as well as the ideas I can share with my company to increase our presence in the industry,” Gravely said.
TriVersity offers construction management, general contracting and design build services. The company portfolio spans the industry and is fueled by a diverse and empowered team of professionals who strive to create vibrant communities.