Business Development Team 

Christian Arias 

Director of Business Development

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Meet Christian Arias! Christian is the Director of Business Development. He has many different hobbies such as Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, walking his dogs, and eating incredible food. When he is not working, he enjoys spending time with his wife who is his best friend. He also loves going on new adventures every chance he gets! He loves his job because he has the opportunity to help clients, identify issues, and help them succeed. Christian is excited to work with new people and is proud to be a part of a company like ACE.  

Sarah Nipper

Business Development Manager

Meet Sarah Nipper! Sarah is a Business Development Manager here at ACE! She has been working with the ACE team for one and a half years! When Sarah is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her kids, attending baseball games, traveling, and cooking! Sarah cannot operate without her iced coffee! The thing Sarah loves about ace is the family-oriented culture, atmosphere, and the office dogs.

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Cole Arias

Marketing Manager

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Meet Cole Arias! Cole is the Marketing Manager here at ACE. Cole has been working with ACE for more than four years! When Cole isn’t working, he enjoys training jujitsu and playing video games! The thing Cole loves about working at ACE is the culture and the values that ACE possesses. 

Tyler Allnutt

Business Development Consultant

Meet Tyler Allnutt! Tyler has been with ACE for a year as our IT coordinator and Jr. Salesman. He currently attends the University of Kentucky pursuing a Marketing Degree. In his free time, Tyler enjoys training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, playing guitar, and spending time with friends. He values continuous personal and professional improvement, spending time with family, and taking ownership. Tyler's favorite part about working with ACE is being able to learn, firsthand, from professionals. 

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Kevin Slayden

Marketing Director

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Kevin attended University of Kentucky and graduated with a degree in marketing and a minor in communication. Since being with ACE, Kevin has shown his creative marketing talent. We are excited to see where his skills will take us. 

Kyle Thacker

President of ACE Government Services and Business Development Consultant

Kyle is currently the divisional president of ACE Government Services. He is a lifelong resident of the great state of Kentucky. Kyle has a Bachelors' degree in Construction Management from Eastern Kentucky University along with an Associate’s degree in Architecture Technology from Bluegrass Community and Technical College. Kyle joined the ACE team in 2019, working as the Associate Director of Field Operations recruiting field staff around the United States. Since that time, he has taken a more active role within the Pre-Construction side of the business and now bids on government work to feed individual sectors of the company.

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Jacob Francisco


Meet Jacob Francisco! Jacob has been working with ACE as a project manager and estimator for almost a year! When Jacob is not working, he enjoys construction projects, hunting, and riding Harleys. The thing Jacob loves about working at ACE is both the fast pace and laid-back environment! Jacob lives his life by a simple quote, “If you ain’t first, you’re last.”

Jessica Francisco

CDO Administrative Assistant

Jessica graduated from the University of Louisville in 2017 with a Bachelor of Science in Health and Human Performance. Before she was with ACE, she was an administrative assistant at a local church. Jessica is happily married to one of ACE's field consultants Zack Francisco! We are excited to have Jessica on the team and help grow ACE!