Sevan Announces Appointment of Two New Board Members
Sevan Multi-Site Solutions, Inc. (Sevan) — a global leader in innovative design, program management, construction services and data analytics — announced the appointment of two new board members to the company’s Board of Directors.
Joining the board are Jim Blayney and Frank McGrew. Both bring decades of leadership in strategy, growth (including mergers and acquisitions), sales, marketing, finance and operations.
“We welcome Jim and Frank to Sevan’s board and look forward to their valuable counsel, expertise and unique perspectives,” said Jim Evans, President and CEO of Sevan. “Their knowledge and guidance will strengthen Sevan’s commitment to deliver excellence to our clients, business partners, employees and shareholders.”
Blayney currently serves on the Board of Directors of Steffes, LLC and Viventium. He also serves on the Board of Advisors of CBE Companies, Inc. and EVS, Inc. He guides these businesses on strategy, growth opportunities and general business best practices. Blayney has more than 35 years of experience and has served as President and CEO of numerous corporations including Renew Data Corporation, Rust Consulting, Inc. and the Legal and Claims Division of Sourcecorp, Inc. He has served as a board member and advisor for many companies. Blayney has a Master of Science in Accounting from University of Wisconsin, a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Central College in Pella, Iowa and was a CPA.
McGrew most recently was Managing Partner at McNally Capital, LLC responsible for establishing strategy, initiating new business and providing execution oversight for the firm’s merchant banking operations while also supporting direct investing activity. He has more than 30 years of experience related to investment banking, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and investing. McGrew has an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from Southern Methodist University’s Cox School of Business.
Other members of Sevan’s six-person board include Jim Evans – Majority Owner and CEO of Sevan, Phil Clough – Managing General Partner at ABS Capital Partners, Steve Kuhn – Executive Vice President at Sevan, and Chris Souther – Chief Financial Officer at Griffis Residential. Evans, Kuhn and Souther have all been board members since Sevan was founded in 2011. Clough has had a seat on the board since December 2019 when ABS Capital Partners became a minority investor in Sevan.
Founded in 2011, Sevan helps clients develop, refresh and update their portfolio of sites. Large public competitors are not typically focused on the multi-site market, and smaller companies are often unable to compete with the breadth and quality of services Sevan provides.
In 2020, Sevan was recognized as an Employee-Rated Great Place to Work® for the 7th consecutive year and ranked No. 124 on the Financial Times FT 1000 list of America’s Fastest-Growing Companies. In 2019, Sevan ranked No. 713 on the Inc. 5000 list of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. In 2018, Great Place to Work® and FORTUNE ranked Sevan No. 29 on the list of 100 Best Medium Workplaces. A full list of awards and rankings Sevan has earned to date is available on Sevan’s website.
Sevan is a project management firm headquartered in Downers Grove, IL, with 400+ employees and an international office in London.
The vision of Sevan Multi-Site Solutions is to be the best in the world at delivering innovative design, program management, construction services and data analytics to organizations with multiple sites. Sevan has a passion for sustaining people, the environment and its clients’ businesses. Sevan helps iconic global brands, including 7-Eleven, AAFES, Albertsons, Amtrak, BP, Chipotle, DaVita, HCA Healthcare, Hallmark, HEB, Jiffy Lube, Kroger, Marathon, McDonald’s, Office Depot, Starbucks, Sunoco, Walgreens Boots Alliance, Walmart and Zaxby’s. Sevan rolls out multi-site initiatives efficiently, predictably and transparently. Applying breakthrough technology solutions, Sevan optimizes new builds, rebuilds, remodels and renovations. Sevan surveys more than 150 million square feet annually and 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 21,000 retail stores and 14,000 restaurants. To read more about Sevan, visit www.sevansolutions.com.
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