Millie and Severson has assembled the finest team in the building industry. Combined, their experience covers every facet related to construction and preconstruction of projects. Working together they are an incomparable team ready to serve you.
Jon joined the company in 1975 after graduating from the United States Military Academy at West Point and has served the company in nearly every capacity over the last four decades. Serving as President, Jon’s leadership has been a key factor in the company’s sustained excellence. He helped launch Millie and Severson on its successful trajectory where his leadership, passion for building, construction expertise, and commitment to client satisfaction continue to guide us into our next chapter of excellence.
Division President, Northern California
Bob is a true construction professional with a strong dedication to his clients. Having worked on a variety of projects in the industrial, institutional, healthcare and commercial sectors, Bob brings a wealth of experience to our executive team. Mindful of the trust that his clients place in him, Bob works hard to exceed their expectations on every project. He joined the Millie and Severson team in 1990, and his leadership is vital to our continued success. As the leader of our NorCal office, Bob works with our clients, subcontractors and employees to ensure each project is completed with the highest quality at the most cost-effective price within clients’ desired timeframes. Bob earned a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Public Administration from California State University, Long Beach.
General Counsel and Chief Financial Officer
Clark serves as General Counsel and Chief Financial Officer. Clark joined Millie and Severson in 2007 and is responsible for all legal matters, including contract review and other corporate business. Since 2017, he has also served as Chief Financial Officer, stepping into the role after his brother moved to Northern California to support the company’s operations there. Clark received a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and a Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School.
Ben joined Millie and Severson as Controller in 2011. In that role, he managed the operations of accounting and financial reporting for the company. He was then appointed to Chief Financial Officer, spearheading all the firm’s cash management, investments and insurance. Now, Ben serves in a leadership role in our Northern California office where he provides expertise in Operations, Estimating and Finance. As a member of the third generation of the Severson family to work at the company, Ben is part of the connection between the company’s strong roots and helping pave its bright future. Prior to joining the firm, Ben worked as an auditor for the Internal Revenue Service. He graduated from the University of Southern California with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. Ben is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of California.
Senior Vice President
John’s career has spanned three decades in the real estate, finance, and construction industries. Since joining Millie and Severson in 2001, he has provided leadership on a wide variety of project types. With exceptional industry experience, he is finely attuned to identifying project issues and working closely with the owner and project team. In his role as Senior Vice President, John is actively involved in overseeing all business development. He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles.
Senior Vice President, Preconstruction Services
Robert has been in the construction industry for over 38 years and has served in a variety of capacities, including Vice President of Preconstruction, Operations Manager, Project Executive and Estimator. At Millie and Severson, he ensures that the preconstruction efforts help to facilitate and integrate the efforts of our Estimating Team and that of the Design Team to be efficient and complete. To ensure continuity of the preconstruction efforts, Robert also provides leadership and technical support for the project team through the successful completion of projects. With such detailed oversight he helps mitigate unnecessary costs and delays.
Scott brings more than 25 years of experience delivering complex commercial, retail and institutional projects on schedule and within budget. As the leader of our estimating department, Scott works diligently to ensure that no stone goes unturned and every potential issue – from hidden costs to potential delays – is anticipated by our team. Scott earned his B.S. in Civil Engineering from Cornell University and his M.B.A. from UCLA Anderson School of Management.
Director of Corporate Operations
Sandra has been a part of the Millie and Severson team since 1996. She has made significant contributions to the efficiencies of operations for the company by having participated in a variety of department cross functions such as accounting, subcontracting, project delivery, contract administration, IT and operations. Aside from maximizing efficiency, she has improved company profitability by directing and coordinating financial and budget processes. Her tireless efforts are reflected in our established and proven company procedures and policies.
With over 27 years of construction experience, Matt is a master builder and an accomplished collaborator. As General Superintendent, he oversees the efforts of all field personnel, ensuring that issues are identified early and resolved expeditiously, all while maintaining safe and healthy job sites. He has worked on numerous large-scale projects in a variety of sectors including Industrial, Office, Healthcare and Institutional, from ground-up construction to expansions and renovations. Matt’s expertise in managing schedule and budget while ensuring the highest quality is valued by clients, subcontractors and employees alike.
Holly is responsible for the company’s financial accounting operations and reporting, managing more than $250 million in contracts annually. Holly has 25 years of experience in accounting in the A/E/C industry and is a valued member of the leadership team. She earned her B.S. in Accounting from the University of La Verne and is also a California Certified Tax Preparer and Notary Public. She joined Millie and Severson in 2014.
Division Vice President, Northern California
Brian is a highly skilled construction professional with more than fourteen years of experience in the construction industry. The combination of solid leadership, communication and technical knowledge has spurred success in all of Brian’s projects. With strong analytical and problem solving skills, he positively impacts all his projects from preconstruction to value engineering to cost management. With Brian’s exceptional project management leadership, he has overseen all project operations for every Northern California project we’ve built. Brian is a graduate of the College of William and Mary Mason School of Business where he holds a Master of Business Administration degree. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Virginia Military Institute. Brian is also a U.S. Army Veteran who served as a Military Officer in Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Director of Corporate Marketing
Lisa directs Millie and Severson’s strategic marketing efforts across multiple channels and media, ensuring that the company’s efforts are communicated to our clients, architects, subcontractors and employees. She also supports the company’s project development activities by executing both strategic and tactical efforts to win new business. Lisa brings more than 25 years of marketing experience to the company. She earned her B.A. in English from Boston University.