Meet Our Team
Axis Global Enterprises is built on the foundation of integrity, excellence, teamwork and accountability. These values shape how we interact with our clients, our colleagues, and our community, and it is these values that drive our company forward.
We are a general contracting and construction firm based in Virginia Beach. We specialize in construction management, design-build, general contracting, pre-construction, and PPEA services to an extensive list of clients throughout Virginia and North Carolina.
We are committed to using sustainable business practices while providing unmatched customer service and superior quality construction projects delivered on time and on budget.
ROSS D. VIERRA
CEO / President
A graduate of Virginia Tech, Ross served as an Officer in the US Navy for close to a decade before entering the private sector. In 2012, Ross was named one of the Top 40 Under 40 in Hampton Roads by Inside Business. He hold a Masters Degree in Business, a Class A Virginia Contractor’s License and a Virginia Real Estate License. Ross is very active in the community, serving as the chairman of the Virginia Gentlemen Foundation, a member with the Virginia Beach Jaycee’s, Friends Committee for the Virginia Beach Neptune Festival, member of the Service Disabled Veteran Owned Business Owners Council, past board member of Prevent Child Abuse Hampton Roads and Past Chair of the Urban Land Institute of Hampton Roads.
JOSH C. CANADA
Partner / Vice President
Born and raised in Virginia Beach, Josh has a business degree from James Madison University. In addition to Axis Global Enterprises, Josh is a partner in Canada and Associates Political Fundraising, whose clients include George Allen and Ken Cuccinelli, and he is co-owner of Back Bay Brewing Company in Virginia Beach and Wolfe Street Brewing Co. in Harrisonburg. Josh is a founding board member and current treasurer of the Virginia Gentlemen Foundation and a board member of Helping Orphans Latin America (HOLA).
JEFFREY T. JOYCE
Controller / CFO
Jeff brings more than 27 years of advanced financial management experience to his role as Controller / Chief Financial Officer for Axis Global Enterprises, Inc. Jeff's extensive, in-depth, industry experience and knowledge makes him an invaluable asset to our team.
STEVE BUNTING, LEED AP, DBIA
Construction Division | Executive Vice President
With 35+ years in the construction industry, Steve brings extensive knowledge and experience of Design-Build project delivery, scheduling and project management to his role as Executive Vice President of Construction. Steve oversees and leads business development, project management and strategic planning to elevate Axis Global Enterprises' goals, management, administration and protocol.
Office Manager / Executive Assistant
Erika serves as both the Office Manager for Axis Global Enterprises, Inc. and Executive Assistant to the CEO, Mr. Ross Vierra. Erika brings over 10 years of executive office experience to her position, including several years of office management experience. Her dual role allows her to oversee multiple projects and processes, while helping to manage the day-to-day activities of the business.
Construction Division | Project Manager
Lloyd has more than 15 years of experience in general construction, has LEED awareness training and a proven track record of delivering projects on time and under budget. He holds a BS in Engineering Technology from Virginia State University, is OSHA 30 certified, USACE CQM for Contractors certification, ECATTS certified, ASHE Healthcare Construction certified and has Infinity Structural System training.
JOHN W. SCHMIED
Construction Division | Superintendent / Project Manager / QCM / SSHO
John began his career in the construction industry in 1987. For the past 29 years, he has served in multiple roles, including CQM, Superintendent, Project Manager, Estimator, Foreman, Assistant Project Manager, Lead Mason and more, all of which give him immense hands-on knowledge into the industry and make him a true asset to our company. John has successfully managed and completed residential, commercial, government and industrial construction projects and holds several certifications, including OSHA 30 Hour, SSHO 40 Hour, Virginia Class A certification and has been a certified USACE Construction Quality Control Manager for more than 20 years.
Construction Division | Superintendent
As a Superintendent for our construction division, George delivers innovative solutions that support sustainable growth and progressive general contracting. With 33+ years of in-depth construction and development experience in Virginia Beach, George brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Axis, and has been the recipient of several awards, including the City of Virginia Beach Minority Business Councils Outstanding Services Award, the Key to the City, and the Hampton Roads PR award for Crisis Management. George also serves as the GM for ECSC and is Site Director for the Patriotic Festival.
Construction Division | Superintendent
Eric brings 38 years of professional construction experience to his role as Superintendent for Axis Global Enterprises, Inc., with a strong emphasis on Design-Build projects. In addition, Eric holds several certifications, including: OSHA 10 certification; OSHA 30 certification; First Aid and CPR; Construction Quality Management (US Army Corps of Engineers); and NAVY ECATTS.
Security Division | Operations Manager
Lou brings more than 30 years of experience to his role as Operations Manager for Axis Global Enterprises' security division, ASI Security. His in-depth experience includes 20 years as a Navy SEAL and EOD-Master Bomb Tech and 20 + years designing, estimating and installing security alarm systems, fire alarm systems and special hazard systems for Government, Industrial and Commercial clients in Hampton Roads, Virginia and beyond. Lou is fully certified in all security systems we carry and holds a NICET Level 4 certification in Fire Alarms and NICET Level 1 in Special Hazard - Protection Engineering Technology.
Security Division | Procurement Manager
Security Division | Outer Banks Vice President
Born and raised in New York, Chris graduated with honors from SUNY Birmingham School of Management with a degree in Accounting. With experience ranging from Analyst and Auditor to Control and Compliance, Chris brings a wealth of knowledge to his role with the security division of Axis Global Enterprises. Since 2011, Chris has played an instrumental role with ASI Security, developing efficient business practices and working one-on-one with clients to ensure total satisfaction. Chris also serves as executive committee member and treasurer for the Peninsula District of Associated General Contractors.
Security Division | Sr. Project Manager
As the Senior Project Manager for the security division of Axis Global Enterprises, Dale brings 40+ years of knowledge and experience to the table. He holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Virginia and has mastered additional Technical, Business and Accounting courses. Dale previously owned and operated a successful Detention Equipment Contracting and Fabricating company, worked as Electro-Mechanical Specialist for Assa Abloy in Virginia and Maryland, and filled numerous roles for a variety of firms, all of which make him a true asset to the company.
Security Division | Capture Management
For 28+ years, Jeff has worked with customers to provide security solutions for government and commercial customers. Jeff's lifelong experience includes helping to provide projects for The White House, U.S. Capitol, The Pentagon, Smithsonian Complex, Statue of Liberty, DC Metro, GSA, DoE, DHS, DoD bases and United States Embassies.
Security Division | Network Engineer
Rob has 15 + years of hands-on experience developing and managing a multitude of information systems. He holds a degree in Computer and Information Science from ECPI and Applied Science from Community College of the Air Force. He carries an array of technical certifications, has mastered several training courses in the field of IT, and has a proven track record of increasing responsibility in telecommunication system design, analysis/development, and full lifecycle project management.
Security Division | Service Supervisor
Security Division | Office Administrator