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
Brian is a highly skilled construction professional with more than 18 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.
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.
Vice President, Operations
Ben leads our Southern California Operations team, providing oversight and guidance on best practices, policies, safety and quality control. Ben joined Millie and Severson as Controller in 2011, responsible for 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. He recently served in a leadership role in our Northern California office where he provided 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 and 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.
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.
Division Vice President, Northern California
With more than 30 years of project experience in the real estate industry and successful completion of over 15 million square feet of various project types, Mike brings a wealth of knowledge and insight to his role. He implements a wide array of his capabilities during the pre-acquisition due diligence, underwriting, entitlement, design, preconstruction, construction and closeout process that makes him well-qualified to serve the clients and their projects across the region. As Division Vice President, Mike oversees construction Operations for the Northern California Region, ensuring project teams meet and exceed all standards for quality and safety, while delivering on all financial and contractual obligations.
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.
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.