Sevan Celebrates Four Leadership Promotions

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. (Wednesday, November 2, 2022)—Sevan Multi-Site Solutions, Inc. (Sevan), a global leader in innovative program management for clients with multiple sites, announces four leadership promotions.

Sevan has four tenured team members who have been promoted into Senior Vice President and Vice President positions. The company’s commitment to career development directly drives internal promotions at every level in the organization bi-annually. Investing in people solidifies the belief in growing our team and enhancing our culture with team members who share Sevan’s values of Integrity, Respect, Teamwork, Excellence and Charity.

“It is critical for our team members to have access to robust career development plans, learning paths, mentorship and an avenue that recognizes their hard work,” said Jim Evans, Founder and CEO of Sevan. “Congratulations to these four leaders—and to all leaders across Sevan who earned a promotion this fall!”

Michelle Kretz, promoted to Senior Vice President of Legal, has been with Sevan for five years and holds 10 years of legal and business solution experience. Kretz ensures policy, legal and regulatory compliance is met, and that risk is identified, minimized and managed. She works closely with her team on contracts, ethical practices and compliance.

Doug Gafney, promoted to Vice President of Operations, has been with Sevan for eight years and offers over 25 years of multi-site program management, data analytics and process improvement experience. Gafney leads Sevan’s Technology & Data Analytics Line of Business—implementing innovative, data-centric solutions that drive efficiencies and provide robust information to our clients.

Hafsa Mahmood, promoted to Vice President of Marketing & Communications and Diversity Equity & Inclusion (DE&I), has been with Sevan for four years and brings over 15 years of marketing and communications experience. Mahmood leads all aspects of marketing, corporate communications and brand awareness as well as (DE&I) initiatives.

Eric Thorsen, promoted to Vice President of Information Technology, has been with Sevan for four years and has over 30 years of business technology and infrastructure experience. Thorsen is responsible for technology and infrastructure systems including hardware, software, cyber security, technical support, telecommunications and infrastructure engineering to support and enhance business operations and processes.

In 2022, Sevan was recognized as an Employee-Rated Great Place to Work® for the 9th consecutive year. Also in 2022, Sevan ranked No. 36 on Engineering News-Record (ENR)’s Top 50 Program Management Firms and No. 57 on ENR’s Top 100 Construction Management-for-Fee Firms. In 2021, Sevan ranked on the Inc. 5000 list of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies for the 4th consecutive year and earned the Gold HIRE Vets Medallion Award. In 2020, Sevan ranked No. 124 on the Financial Times FT 1000 list of America’s Fastest-Growing Companies. Visit our website to learn more about Sevan.

About Sevan

Sevan is an innovative global leader in design, program management, construction services and data analytics for organizations with multiple sites. Sevan puts capital to work—creating speed and scale—via dramatically enhanced efficiencies and accelerated schedules for high-quality program rollouts to maximize ROI. We partner with some of the world’s biggest brands and serve the unique needs of clients in the restaurant, retail and government spaces and create value. Sevan’s team spans across four countries and 50 states. As an extension of our client’s teams, our in-house experts manage capital improvement initiatives through every step of a program’s lifecycle.

Sevan helps iconic brands optimize their multi-site construction and facility programs in the United States and internationally. Sevan is headquartered near Chicago in Downers Grove, Illinois and has an international office in London.

Sevan has a passion for sustaining people, the environment and its clients’ businesses. Sevan strategically guides worldwide brands—including 7-Eleven, AAFES, Albertsons, Amazon, Amtrak, BP, Carbon Health, Chipotle, Corvias, DaVita, Department of Veteran Affairs, Focus Brands, HCA Healthcare, HEB, Inspire Brands, Jiffy Lube, Kroger, Logistics Property Company (LPC), Luxottica, McDonald’s, Motor Fuel Group, Office Depot, Popeyes, QDOBA, Starbucks, Sunoco, Walgreens Boots Alliance, Walmart, WOW Carwash and Yum! Brands—through their entire turnkey program lifecycle. Sevan rolls out multi-site initiatives efficiently, predictably and transparently. Applying breakthrough technology solutions, Sevan optimizes construction of new builds, rebuilds, remodels and renovations. Sevan has licensed architects in 50 states as well as D.C., Canadian provinces, Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands. Sevan has professional engineers on staff and general contractor licenses in more than 25 states. Since Sevan’s inception in 2011, the team has refreshed more than 25,000 retail stores, 17,000 restaurants and 32,000 healthcare sites. The team has also completed more than 32,000 surveys, totaling more than 1 billion square feet.

Sevan is officially a certified Veteran Owned Business via the National Veteran Business Development Council (NVBDC) and earned the exclusive designation as a Certified Veteran’s Business Enterprise™ (VBE) from the National Veteran-Owned Business Association (NaVOBA). Sevan Elevate, a program that reinforces and continuously improves safety and sustainability across the company, is designed to impactfully deliver excellence to Sevan’s people and clients.

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