Moving Essentia Forward

Jarrod focuses on accelerating revenue, maximizing profitability, and building the Essentia culture.

Career Highlights

Jarrod served as Managing Member of Utilipath, LLC, a nationwide network services provider that grew to become the 120th largest private company in North Carolina in only 10 years. Utilipath was honored with the Hire Power award from Inc. Magazine for growing by 97 employees in one year.  Other growth awards included Inc. Magazine’s “Inc 5000” list (3 consecutive years), North Carolina Mid-Market Fast 40 (2 consecutive years), and the Charlotte Fast 50 (2 consecutive years).  Jarrod led the divestiture of the Company’s Outside Plant Construction division and the spin-off of the Company’s Enterprise and Carrier Network Services division into Essentia.

Prior to Utilipath, Jarrod was General Manager of Operations with First South Utility Construction, a telecommunications infrastructure services company headquartered in Greensboro, NC.  At First South, he managed over 50 employees in fifteen states, including the construction, engineering, and permitting of a 1000‐mile fiber network on the east coast.

Prior to joining First South, Jarrod was an Analyst with Barrington Associates, an investment banking firm headquartered in Los Angeles, CA, specializing in providing merger and acquisition and corporate finance services to middle market companies.  At Barrington, Jarrod participated in a number of sell‐side advisory transactions involving manufacturers of consumer products and food processing machinery, aerospace companies, and providers of telecommunications infrastructure services.


Jarrod was recognized as one of Jacksonville’s 40 under 40. 

Connecting Everyone, Everywhere to a Better Way of Life

Jarrod serves on the Board of Directors of Adams Craig Acquisitions and is a former volunteer for Angel Flight Southeast.