THE ACE TEAM

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At ACE Consulting, we pride ourselves in knowing that we staff the best of the best. The ACE team is a unit and each team member is viable to the operation here at ACE. Meet our outstanding team below!

CEO Scott Arias

PhD, PMP, PSP, CPC, STSC, ECATTS, SCWS
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Meet Ph.D. Scott Arias! Scott is a C-Level executive with over twenty-four years of management experience, twenty-two years of operations management, four years of facility management, three years of sales/sales management, twelve years of quality control/quality assurance management, and ten years of safety management experience. All this experience led Scott to found ACE consulting back in 2008. Scott is a disabled veteran with excellent oral and written communication, strong interpersonal relationship skills, and superior construction knowledge. In addition, he is a thinker, creative problem solver, and decision-maker. Dr. Arias has a reputation as a winner that persists through the most difficult challenges. His past clients attest to his honor, courage, and commitment. Mr. Arias has a Ph.D., M.S., B.S, A.S. in Construction Management. When Scott is not working, he enjoys construction, home projects, and contributing and volunteering at Christian charities.

jefrancisco@ace-consulting.net  | Phone: 859-305-0895

President Matt Ellis

COO of The ACE Group,

President of ACE Consulting Company, LLC

MS, QCM, ECATTS

Meet Matt Ellis! Matt is the president here at ACE Consulting. He has over 16 years of management experience and has completed over $500 million in projects. Matt has been working with ACE for over 10 years! When he is not working he enjoys spending time with his family, golfing, and helping others in any way that he can! Some personal values that Matt possesses are Work hard, Keep your word, and Be kind. The thing Matt loves about working at ACE is the culture, he loves the fun, family environment in which everyone is treated well while still valuing the companies core values. He loves working for ACE. He has gotten to experience so many facets of the business along with a multitude of unique projects. He is looking forward to learning new things and continuing to assist clients to achieve success on their projects.

jefrancisco@ace-consulting.net | Phone: 859-305-0895

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Josh Bartlett

CDO of ACE Consulting

MS, QCM, ECATTS

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Meet Josh “JB” Bartlett! Josh is the Chief Development Officer here at ACE. He has over 12 years of experience in the construction industry. Josh graduated from Eastern Kentucky University with a bachelor’s degree in Construction Management. He also graduated from Liberty University with a master’s degree in business management and leadership. Josh has been with ACE Consulting for 5 years. When he’s not working, he enjoys farming! Some of Josh’s core values are both honor and integrity. The things JB loves about working at ACE are the antics and the culture at ACE.

Joey Summers

Vice President of Pre-Construction

Meet Joey Summers! Joey is the Vice President of Pre-Construction here at ACE. When Joey is not working, he loves spending time outdoors, hiking, fishing, and taking his daughters to local farms. Some of Joey’s values are honesty, determination, and reliability. The thing Joey loves about working with ACE is the atmosphere. He loves that ACE is centered around working hard while also having fun. Additionally, he loves that the company values its employees and cares about family. Before Joey was at ACE, he spent fifteen years in commercial construction project management!

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Josh Jewell

Vice President of Field Operations

AIC, QCM, ECATTS, QCI, B.S. CM

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Meet Josh Jewell! Josh is the Senior Vice President of Field Operations at ACE. He has been working for ACE for three years. When he’s not working, he enjoys golfing, home projects, snowboarding, and going to the gym. Some core beliefs Josh lives by are: If you are going to do something, commit to it 110% or do not do it at all, Treat others the way that you want to be treated, luck is the intersection of opportunity, and preparedness. Josh loves working at ACE because of the opportunities presented and the commitment behind it. He likes how you can further your position in the company by taking an opportunity and running with it. He loves that upper management will always support you in this to ensure that you are successful at the highest level.

Hunter Hart

Chief Financial Officer CFO of The ACE Group 

Meet Hunter Hart! Hunter is a controller here at ACE. He has held this position for three years. When he is not working, he enjoys spending time with his family, playing Xbox, and studying for the CPA exam. Hunter’s values are derived from his Christian faith. The thing Hunter loves about working at ACE is being able to wear his favorite graphic tees around the office.

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Suzanne Acton

Chief Administration Officer

AS Accounting, BS, MBA

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Meet Suzanne Acton! Suzanne is the Chief Administration Officer here at ACE. She has been with ACE since March of 2021! Suzanne has been in the Navy for the past 18 years and is still serving today! When Suzanne is not working, she is taking care of her six-month-old daughter, Eleanor. She also enjoys working out, eating healthy, and spending time with her dogs! Some personal values that Suzanne lives by are transparency and awareness. She enjoys listening to concerns and building a plan to overcome issues. She always tries to hear to listen, not just hearing to respond. She loves the culture at ACE. She says, “There is no doubt that God knew what he was doing when he placed me at this company. I love the people, I love our values, and I love what I do!”