Josh McIlwain

Business Development


Education: Environmental Studies, University of Colorado; Business Management, Delaware County Community College
Certifications & Licenses: Proficiency in Sage, BOSS® LM, and a variety of other software and technology platforms.
Experience: Josh is nearing 20 years of facilities experience. His prowess ranges from leadership and sales, to technology, and his industry expertise spans health care and higher education, to commercial, industrial, and government sectors.

Career Summary

Josh McIlwain has almost 2 decades of experience in facilities services.  Since May 2022, he has applied his considerable expertise serving Optimized Systems in a business development role. Josh’s experience spans roles in field operations sales, marketing, recruiting, HR, office administration, and networking. If it has to do with the beating heart of an organization’s operations, Josh has likely “been there, done that.” He is most certainly not industry-agnostic, either; he is comfortable within and speaks the “language” of government, medical, industrial, higher-ed, transportation, and commercial sectors – including high-rise buildings. Wherever he goes, whomever he supports, Josh is tenacious in working with clients and toward real solutions that truly help others.


Josh’s commitment to helping and serving others extends to his free time. He participates in and supports numerous local and national causes, not limited to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and special needs organizations. Josh is committed to helping members of our community who are in need, from struggling youth to those facing homelessness and domestic violence. As busy as he is in the community, Josh still finds time and energy to play ice hockey and he enjoys travel, camping, fishing, and hiking the Rockies’ many 13ers and 14ers (for those flatlanders out there, that’s peaks of 13,000-plus feet).