Notable Alumni: Matthew Tadisch

President, CEO and owner, Selzer-Ornst Construction

  • Category: Notable Alumni
  • Number of years working in your current industry: 15
  • Undergrad degree/university: B.S. Architectural Engineering and B.S. Construction Management, Milwaukee School of Engineering
  • Graduate degree/university: MBA, Marquette University

MSOE – 2006

Matthew Tadisch spent his early childhood knee-deep in Legos and Lincoln Logs. They led him to MSOE, where he double-majored in architectural engineering and construction management and graduated in 2006.

Today, Tadisch serves as president, CEO and owner at Selzer-Ornst Construction and co-owner of Wisconsin Redevelopment. He also purchased ABCO Building Corp.

Since his graduation, Tadisch’s career in construction has included various roles, such as project engineer, project manager, owner’s representative and project executive.

He also worked as a business development manager/account executive for Riley Construction and was manager of construction for Kohl’s, overseeing retail and non-retail construction across the country. Tadisch was one of the youngest executives at Gilbane Building Company, where he worked before purchasing Selzer-Ornst.

Tadisch is a director with the Associates in Commercial Real Estate (ACRE) Program in Milwaukee. ACRE is an industry-supported initiative that recruits and retains people of color for careers in commercial real estate, spanning from development and property management to construction management.

He is also a lecturer in the Civil and Architectural Engineering and Construction Management Department at MSOE. 

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