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Tom Boldt - Portrait
Tom Boldt - Portrait
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Tom Boldt

Chief Executive Officer

Representing Boldt’s fourth generation of family leadership, Tom Boldt stands as the bridge between a groundbreaking past and a rich, exciting future. A long-time visionary and committed leader, Tom embraced revolutionary philosophies like sustainable building and continuous improvement discipline as they entered the public consciousness and building industry conversations.

Tom remains deeply dedicated to providing Boldt customers with unparalleled safety, creativity and exceptional value as they build to achieve their business goals. And that dedication is evident throughout Boldt’s construction landscape.

Holly Lifke - Portrait
Holly Lifke - Portrait
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Holly Lifke

Executive Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer

As executive vice president of human resources, Holly leads our human resources strategy. She oversees talent management, succession planning, performance management, process development and improvement, training and development, organizational effectiveness, compensation and benefits and labor relations.

She also plays a critical role as a member of the strategic planning team, helping shape the future of human resources to align with all organizational strategies, like making sure Boldt achieves and promotes a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace.

Dave Kievet - Portrait
Dave Kievet - Portrait
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Dave Kievet

President

As president, Dave sets corporate direction and provides leadership to all operating groups and offices nationwide.

Dave has worked the last 20 years to develop, implement and integrate Lean concepts for project delivery, as well as innovative contracting strategies like Boldt’s Integrated Lean Project Delivery® approach. With over 32+ years of construction experience, Dave brings deep knowledge across market sectors, from healthcare to heavy industrial.

Beth Melchi - Portrait
Beth Melchi - Portrait
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Beth Melchi

Business Development Director—National Healthcare

In her role, Beth works to grow and develop relationships with prospective and current healthcare clients nationwide, helping position Boldt as the builder of choice for large and regional healthcare systems. She brings more than 30+ years of operational experience in healthcare, leading complex construction projects for several major healthcare systems.

Her experience with clients gives her unique insight into the challenges  healthcare providers face, and how Boldt can help meet their needs.

Stacy Robben - Portrait
Stacy Robben - Portrait
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Stacy Robben

Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer

Stacy leads enterprise business development and marketing initiatives, focusing on client development, brand strategy and positioning. She oversees company strategies, communication and creative marketing efforts to drive innovation and adapt to an ever-changing landscape.

Over the past 28 years, Stacy has held business development and marketing positions at leading professional service firms in the built environment. She has a pulse on the current construction market and knows how to strategically use that insight to build strong relationships and drive growth in Boldt’s key market segments.

Karen Carr - Portrait
Karen Carr - Portrait
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Karen Carr

Business Development Director

Based in Boldt’s Sacramento office, Karen works to develop and nurture relationships with clients, partners and suppliers in the greater Sacramento area. The entirety of Karen’s 25+-year career has been in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry, covering the construction management, engineering and architectural spheres. This diversity of experience gives her unique insight into the needs of Boldt’s clients.

Ben Bruns - Portrait
Ben Bruns - Portrait
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Ben Bruns

Executive Vice President & General Manager—Northern Operations

Ben leads office and field operations, as well as business development initiatives, for the Wisconsin offices in Green Bay, Appleton and Stevens Point. Ben brings over two decades of knowledge and experience in business development, jobsite project management and engineering.

Under Ben’s leadership Boldt continues to emphasize innovation, Lean fundamentals, continuous improvement and an uncompromising focus on safety. He has been instrumental in bringing Boldt’s STAAT MOD® ICU modular solution to the forefront during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jay Grosskopf - Portrait
Jay Grosskopf - Portrait
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Jay Grosskopf

Executive Vice President & General Manager—Technical Services

Jay leads Boldt Technical Services, backed by more than 40 years of experience in the construction industry. He leads Boldt’s in-house team of architects and engineers, providing design and construction technology services to our operating groups and partners, as well as design, programming and design management services to our clients. Since joining Boldt in 1988, Jay has delivered many successful projects with the highest level of client satisfaction.

John Heck - Portrait
John Heck - Portrait
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John Heck

Executive Vice President & General Manager—National Power and Industrial

John leads Boldt’s National Power and Industrial division, overseeing operations for some of our most technical and specialized projects, nationwide. With more than 35+ years of experience with Boldt, John brings a depth and diversity of experience in construction, and a strong reputation for promoting internal continuous improvement and achieving consistent client satisfaction.

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Jake Ruatti - Portrait
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Jake Ruatti

Chief Financial Officer

Jake leads Boldt’s finance and information technology departments. He also manages the audit committee, adds oversight for treasury and is a trustee of the retirement plans.

Jeff Shipley - Portrait
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Jeff Shipley

President of Southern and Western Operations

Jeff leads Boldt’s southern and western operating groups, providing leadership to teams in our Oklahoma, Michigan, Sacramento and San Francisco offices. Jeff has proven to be a strong resource, especially to Boldt’s industrial and automotive clients—where his hands-on approach to leadership and responsibility, industry knowledge, and passion for safety, disciplined project controls and Lean construction practices set Boldt apart.

Alison Fiebig - Portrait
Alison Fiebig - Portrait
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Alison Fiebig

Business Development Director

As part of Boldt’s Northern Operations team, Alison develops and nurtures key relationships with clients, partners and suppliers in northeastern Wisconsin. A journalist by training, she uses her communication skills and inquisitive nature to help Boldt’s clients articulate their needs, match them with Boldt’s expertise and skillset, and create exceptional client experiences.

Jeff Niesen - Portrait
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Jeff Niesen

Group President—Central Operations

Jeff is responsible for overall business leadership, including pre-construction, construction management, value engineering, planning, contract administration and safety programs. He works with the project principal, integrated teams and all areas of his staff to make sure we are delivering projects to maximum satisfaction for each owner.

Kerry Beck - Portrait
Kerry Beck - Portrait
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Kerry Beck

Business Development Director

Kerry develops and nurtures key relationships with clients, partners and suppliers in the greater Milwaukee region and throughout southeastern Wisconsin.

Kerry brings to her role at Boldt 20+ years of experience generating and building relationships across markets—including construction, healthcare, industrial, education and commercial. Most recently, Kerry served as the director employer business development for a top-ranked healthcare management services firm.

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Jake Garro

Executive Vice President & General Manager—Real Estate Division

Before joining Boldt, Jake was the director of a national healthcare real estate development firm, where he oversaw all project finance and development activities. Today he brings that wealth of experience to our customers as a leader of Boldt’s real estate development group.

At Boldt, Jake concentrates on project development, business development, strategic planning for our healthcare real estate business and real estate portfolio assessment and analysis. He uses his skill, knowledge and creativity to help clients solve complex problems and create new opportunities through the development and financing of healthcare properties.

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Will Lichtig

Executive Vice President & Chief of Staff

Will is a nationally recognized leader in the Lean and integrated project delivery methods. He has been at the forefront in developing our Integrated Lean Project Delivery® (ILPD) process. His drive for innovation and reliable commitment to continuous improvement, lean processes and problem solving make Will a vital member of the Boldt team.

Will works with Boldt teams to develop and implement Lean processes for target value design, lean production planning and control, built-in quality, lean problem-solving and other innovative approaches to project delivery. Will shares his experience and lean project delivery knowledge to coach Boldt project leaders on the skills required to implement these innovative methods.

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Robbie Danko

Business Development Director

As Director of Business Development, Robbie Danko brings a client-focused hospitality background, which includes experience with private real estate development, to grow Boldt’s presence in Minnesota and western Wisconsin—activating new customers and cultivating existing relationships.

Robbie has led high-performing teams for 20+ years, from multi-site operations management and sales and marketing leadership to overseeing client relationships for stability and growth. Robbie also develops business strategies to optimize the Boldt suite of construction services for clients. This includes focus areas like manufacturing, healthcare, higher education and renewable energy.

Steve Schultz - Portrait
Steve Schultz - Portrait
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Steve Schultz

Executive Vice President & General Manager—Minnesota Operations

Steve leads Boldt’s operations and office locations in Minnesota, backed by 30+ years of construction experience with the Boldt Company. His collaborative approach and deep roots in the industry keep him close to his projects. Steve excels at people development, collaboration and fostering strong customer relationships—preparing others to perform at the highest levels.

While his experience covers a variety of market sectors, Steve has built a strong reputation for guiding his team to deliver complex, multi-faceted healthcare projects and proton equipment installations.

Scott Clark - Portrait
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Scott Clark

Vice President of Business Development

As Vice President of Business Development for Boldt’s National Power and Industrial group, Scott is responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of national sales and marketing activities within the industrial, power and manufacturing sectors. As part of the Boldt leadership team since 2005, Scott possesses a unique understanding of the business side of construction and design. His expertise includes the exploration and development of key-market growth strategies and understanding emerging technologies as they relate to Boldt clients and their opportunities. Through Scott’s involvement in various industry market sector groups he has developed a keen awareness of owner advocacy issues.

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Jim Kleinfeldt

President—Real Estate Division

Jim oversees Boldt’s real estate development activities. He is a licensed attorney and our in-house development expert, specializing in healthcare and higher education. His responsibilities include at-risk development, financial feasibility, ownership structuring and alternatives, and real estate portfolio assessment and analysis.

Jim also leads Boldt’s ESOP/ MSOP Ownership Transition and is a member of the Board of Directors.

Colleen Murphy - Portrait
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Colleen Murphy

Business Development Director

As Director of Business Development for the Chicago office, Colleen positions Boldt for new opportunities through relationship building, effective networking and strategic partnerships across the Midwest. She is a true client advocate and trusted advisor to professionals throughout the architectural, engineering and construction industry.

As a Chicago native, Colleen has held business development and marketing positions at leading professional service firms in Chicago for 20+ years. She has an extraordinary knack for connecting people to build effective partnerships. Colleen’s passion for relationship building—combined with effective communication skills—drives her to raise the bar in building trust and integrity across the country.

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David Thomack

Chief Operating Officer

David is a 30-year veteran of the construction industry who joined Boldt in 2005 and now serves as Chief Operating Officer, heading up the California operations. David has led successful transformational projects for owners across the country—including CPMC/Sutter Health, San Francisco Airport, the University of Wisconsin – Madison and Sacred Heart/St. Mary’s Health System. His construction background includes commercial, public sector, healthcare, aviation, and science and technology.

David’s experience with operational excellence, strategic visioning, process implementation and Integrated Lean Project Delivery® has made him a leader in creating and managing successful, collaborative teams in the construction industry.

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Linda Rosati

Business Development Director—Automotive & Industrial

Linda builds and services relationships in automotive and industrial markets nationwide. Her expertise is in selling and influencing large-scale construction projects that use collaborative delivery methods.

For 25+ years, Linda has been involved in many facets of automotive manufacturing, which gives her a deep understanding of clients’ needs. From metal stamping and the body shop to powertrain operations, Linda knows the ins and outs of an automotive plant. Her inquisitive nature and passion for research, coupled with her training and experience in lean manufacturing, gives her an in-road to the new automotive technology space, where she is building new relationships in an ever-expanding market.

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Scott Frazer

Vice President of Corporate Safety

Scott influences company-wide safety performance, establishing and communicating best practices and standards. He also works closely with trade partners to achieve excellence in safety performance across all operating groups and projects. He has a strong background in policy and procedure best practices and enjoys coaching personnel to grow professionally. Scott also provides valuable insights to guide strategic planning on corporate, operational and project levels.

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Lillian Chung

Business Development Director

Lillian fosters relationships among clients, trade partners and contributors in the Bay Area’s AEC community, with a special focus on life sciences, food and beverage, automotive and renewable energy markets. Her leadership and participation in many professional organizations helps to continue expanding  Boldt’s brand awareness in new markets. She seeks opportunities where Boldt can offer value and quality services to clients and communities.

Lillian’s background in commercial design gives her a unique understanding of challenges facing our clients, and allows her to bring a creative eye to problem solving.

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Jonathan Ballmer

Business Development Director

Based in Boldt’s Cloquet, Minnesota, office Jonathan develops and nurtures key relationships with clients, partners and suppliers in the northern Minnesota region. Prior to joining the business development team, Jonathan worked in project management and virtual design coordination for several area contractors. His experience on construction projects across their lifespan gives him a unique perspective and ability to create exceptional client experiences.

Casey Demers
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Casey Demers

Business Development Director

Casey leads our client engagement, sales, and growth initiatives for our central and northern Wisconsin markets. She plays a significant role in our client-centered culture, building strong relationships and partnerships, while engaging as brand ambassador in the communities we serve. Casey helps lead our strategic vision through creativity, innovation and engagement and has spent the majority of her career within the built environment—including the interior design space. Her experience and insight help her create meaningful engagements with our clients and design partners.

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Klas Berghede

Vice President of Production and Innovation

Klas is a leader in industrialized construction, Integrated Lean Project Delivery® and prefabrication/modular construction. Throughout his 10+-year career with Boldt, Klas has helped lead the development of our innovative prefabrication manufacturing capability, pushing Boldt to the forefront of the industry in prefabrication and modular construction. He works closely with Boldt clients and project teams to help develop prefabrication plans that align with the clients’ needs, implementing the solutions in the field, and overseeing the prefabrication production.

Mark Osten - Portrait
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Mark Osten

Vice President of Business and Project Development

Mark develops and nurtures key relationships with clients, partners and suppliers in the power and energy sector across the U.S. as part of Boldt’s National Power and Industrial division. With 20+ years of experience in the power, energy and renewable energy sector, Mark is a key resource to Boldt clients, helping achieve exceptional project experiences, no matter where in the U.S. they are located.

Heidi Matancsi
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Heidi Matancsi

Director of Business Development–Real Estate Development

As Director of Business Development for Boldt’s healthcare real estate development division, Heidi is responsible for developing and cultivating relationships with current and potential clients, as well as growing the brand nationally. Over the years, she has helped countless healthcare entities enter new markets or add needed services in their communities. Heidi also oversees leasing activities for hospitals and third-party tenants from first contact through move-in.

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Jason Krueger

Vice President & General Manager – Rochester

Jason leads the operations for Boldt’s Rochester, Minnesota office. Jason is a seasoned veteran of the construction industry, with an established track record of managing large, complex projects in diverse sectors, from healthcare to heavy industrial. Jason has played a key role in Boldt’s introduction to the highly specialized proton therapy market, establishing Boldt as a national leader in proton therapy equipment installation.

Steve Lind
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Steve Lind

Vice President and General Manager of Western Operations

As Vice President and General Manager for Boldt’s western operations, Steve is responsible for the financial success and growth strategies of our Sacramento and San Francisco offices. Since joining Boldt in 2006, Steve has held a variety of roles, with including financial management for large, complex projects in the healthcare, higher education, commercial and industrial market sectors. His experience with process implementation and integrated project delivery has made him a leader in establishing successful collaborative teams.

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Melanie Taylor

Vice President & General Manager – Chicago

Melanie’s primary responsibility is executive oversight for Boldt’s Illinois and Midwest markets. Since joining Boldt in 2005, Melanie has quickly developed and cemented a reputation as a forward-thinking leader, embracing innovation and promoting collaborative team environments. Having demonstrated strong leadership and mastery of various delivery methods, especially CMAR and IPD, across multiple sectors and geographies, she has shown herself to be a dedicated promoter of Lean construction, a savvy problem solver, and a fierce advocate for clients’ goals. As a business leader, Mel focuses on relationships and results for Boldt’s clients and partners.

John Huggett
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John Huggett

Vice President & General Manager – Waukesha / Madison

An exceptional communicator and strategist, John leads project execution and general strategy for Boldt’s offices in the Madison and Milwaukee markets. His vision and construction experience helps create understanding and alignment across both groups. The result is a team that is engaged and aligned toward a single goal — exceeding expectations. From financial management to on-site safety and quality programs, John helps teams foresee and avoid pitfalls, recognize opportunities, and maintain focus.

Randy Haak
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Randy Haak

General Counsel

As General Counsel, Randy negotiates construction contracts and handles construction mediation, and manages litigation and arbitration. Randy also has extensive experience in the ILPD® process and in negotiating ILPD contracts with owners and design professionals.

Randy brings with him a wide range of legal counsel experience with a concentration on construction law, banking and finance law, and employment and discrimination law. He has been lead counsel on more than 25 bank mergers and acquisitions, and advised employers on a wide variety of personnel matters and regulatory compliance issues and has negotiated many employment contracts.

The Boldt Group Board of Directors: Tom Boldt – Chairman, Bob DeKoch, Randy Haak, Jim Rossmeissl, Linda Nila, Dave Kievet, Jim Kleinfeldt, Lisa Cohen