Sevan Announces New SVP of Operations & Business Development

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. (Thursday, February 29, 2024)—Sevan Multi-Site Solutions, Inc. (Sevan) announces Joe Collins as the newly appointed Senior Vice President (SVP) of Operations & Business Development. Collins joined Sevan this month, bringing a wealth of experience and expertise from his three-decade tenure at McDonald’s.

As SVP of Operations & Business Development, Collins will play an integral role in elevating how Sevan delivers excellence for its clients. His expertise is instrumental in developing innovative programs with national brands—further solidifying Sevan’s standing as an industry leader and recognized expert in the quick service restaurant (QSR) space.

“First and foremost, Joe is a wonderful leader, who shares our core values. Secondarily, Joe’s vast experience in restaurant and real estate development will help guide Sevan to new innovative solutions that serve-up a big helping of excellence to our fabulous clients,” said Jim Evans, CEO & Founder of Sevan. “We are excited to have Joe join our team and look forward to the valuable contributions he will make to further strengthen not only our restaurant sector, but all aspects of our business at Sevan!”

As an expert in all facets of new restaurant development and modernization, Collins played a pivotal role in overseeing restaurant design, reinvestment construction and internal team coordination during his most recent role as Senior Director of Restaurant Development at McDonald’s U.S. His contributions were instrumental in modernizing over 12,000 restaurants, coupled with the development of new prototypes in preparation for accelerated growth. Collins earned a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.

“I am excited to join Sevan and actively contribute to its mission of being a trusted partner in optimizing clients’ multi-site construction and facility programs,” Collins said. “The company’s reputation, innovative problem-solving and outstanding culture drew me in, and I look forward to collaborating with the team to drive continued success for our clients.”

In 2023, Sevan was recognized as an Employee-Rated Great Place to Work® for the 10th consecutive year and ranked No. 38 on Engineering News-Record (ENR)’s Top 50 Program Management Firms, No. 65 on ENR’s Top 100 Construction Management-for-Fee Firms. Also in 2023, Sevan earned the Platinum HIRE Vets Medallion Award for the 4th consecutive year. In 2021, Sevan ranked on the Inc. 5000 list of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies for the 4th consecutive year. In 2020, Sevan ranked No. 124 on the Financial Times FT 1000 list of America’s Fastest-Growing Companies.

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 restaurant, retail, and government spaces to create unlimited value. Sevan’s team spans across four countries and 40 states. As an extension of your team, 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, Amazon, Amtrak, Balfour Beatty Communities, BP, Carbon Health, Carrols Corp, Chipotle, Circle K, Corvias, DaVita, Department of Veteran Affairs, General Service Administration (GSA), HCA Healthcare, H-E-B, IKEA, Inspire Brands, Jack in the Box, Jiffy Lube, Kroger, Logistics Property Company (LPC), Luxottica, McDonald’s, Motor Fuel Group, Panera Bread, Popeyes, Public Storage, QDOBA, Raising Cane’s, Sprouts, Starbucks, Sunoco, TravelCenters of America, VyStar Credit Union, Walgreens Boots Alliance, Walmart, Whataburger, 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 the construction of new-builds, rebuilds, remodels and renovations. Sevan has licensed architects in 49 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 28,000 retail stores, 21,000 restaurants and 35,000 healthcare sites. The team has also completed more than 32,000 surveys, totaling more than 1.5 billion square feet. To learn more about Sevan’s offerings, visit

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