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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.

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.

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.

Jake Ruatti - Portrait
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
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.

Jeff Niesen - Portrait
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.

Jake Garro - Portrait
Jake Garro - Portrait
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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.

Will Lichtig - Portrait
Will Lichtig - Portrait
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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.

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.

David Thomack - Portrait
David Thomack - Portrait
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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.

Scott Frazer - Portrait
Scott Frazer - Portrait
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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.

Randy Haak
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