Steve Watts

CSI Leadership Team

Andrew Soffa
Vice President
Chris Corder
Vice President
David Weir
VP of Business Development
Gene Acosta
Vice President
George Bone
VP Safety/Risk Management
Jeff Davis
Vice President
Joe Grant
VP of Business Development
Patrick Draper
VP of Project Development
Paul Pica
President & COO
Rick Salerno
Vice President
Rick Yauney
Chief Financial Officer
Roland Tamayo
Vice President
Steve Watts
Chief Executive Officer
Troy Carlton
President ‑ NorCal Region

“CSI has earned a reputation of delivering what we promise, and doing what’s right for the customer. I’m extremely proud of that.”


Steve Watts - Chief Executive Officer

In 1990, Steve Watts founded CSI Electrical Contractors with three electricians, an administrator, and a considerable amount of personal risk. Today, having built a company with several hundred employees and a long list of satisfied clients, Steve serves to lead and inspire every employee to deliver great work that solves a customer’s problem, perfectly.

Prior to starting CSI, Steve gained more than a decade of hands-on experience in the field and in the office, in roles ranging from helper to project manager. During that period he also studied Finance at California State University, Fullerton.

Over the years Steve has led CSI along a steady path of organic growth, fueled by his affinity for new technology, and an uncanny ability to identify and develop top-notch professionals in every area of the business. On a daily basis, he is active in every key aspect of CSI’s overall growth, strategic operations and customer relationships.

Outside of the office, Steve enjoys spending time with his family and playing the guitar, which he first picked up at age 10. He enjoys the beach, the mountains and all that California has to offer.