About Us Leadership Team CEO Craig Ruppert As the founder and chief executive of parent company Ruppert Companies, Craig established the culture and values at Ruppert Properties and continues to provide strategic and financial oversight. His decades of business experience and exposure to numerous industries has provided for innovative business concepts and ideas applicable to each of the companies under the Ruppert umbrella. President / Managing Partner Bill Meissner Bill is the President and Managing Partner of Ruppert Properties and is responsible for the overall day-to-day operations of the company including investment strategy, leasing, construction, property management and financial operations. With the Ruppert Companies for 28 years, he along with partner Craig Ruppert founded Ruppert Properties in 2000. Bill studied Business Administration at the University of Baltimore and received his certificate in Real Estate Finance and Development from MIT Center for Real Estate. Director of Asset Management Brandon Cannon Brandon is responsible for the marketing and leasing of the Ruppert Properties portfolio. He is also involved in the companies’ acquisition and disposition activities. Prior to joining Ruppert, Brandon held various positions in the banking industry including with BB&T Bank where he managed a $150 million commercial real estate loan portfolio. Brandon holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Maryland. Director of Finance & Accounting Brennan McMeekan Brennan is responsible for the company’s accounting and financial activities. Prior to joining Ruppert, Brennan worked in finance and asset management for development firms in both San Diego and Baltimore City. Brennan received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from San Diego State University and a Master of Business Administration from Frostburg State University. Director of Property Management Kate Layman Kate oversees the day-to-day operations of the property management team to ensure best practices in commercial real estate services and building operations. Prior to joining Ruppert, Kate was Senior Property Manager for Avison Young, where she managed a diverse portfolio of approximately 1.5 million square feet of commercial real estate. Kate received her Bachelor of Science in Commerce and Marketing from DePaul University. Director of Construction Matthew Poffenbarger Matt is responsible for the oversight and management of the company’s tenant fit-out, renovation, and ground-up construction projects. Prior to joining Ruppert, Matt worked in project management for Morgan Keller Construction and Forrester Construction. Matt received his Bachelor of Science in Geoscience from Pennsylvania State University.