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Business Leaders

Jeff Niesen
Jeff Niesen
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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.

Colleen Murphy - Portrait
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.

Melanie Taylor - Portrait
Melanie Taylor - Portrait
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Melanie Taylor

General Manager – Chicago & Vice President

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.

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