Sevan Celebrates 4 Leadership Promotions

by Katie Lee

Downers Grove, Ill. — Sevan Multi-Site Solutions, Inc., a global leader in innovative program management for clients with multiple sites, announces four leadership promotions.

Sevan has four tenured team members who have been promoted into senior vice president and vice president positions. The company’s commitment to career development directly drives internal promotions at every level in the organization bi-annually.

“It is critical for our team members to have access to robust career development plans, learning paths, mentorship and an avenue that recognizes their hard work,” says Jim Evans, founder and CEO of Sevan. “Congratulations to these four leaders — and to all leaders across Sevan who earned a promotion this fall!”

Michelle Kretz, promoted to senior vice president of legal, has been with Sevan for 5 years and holds 10 years of legal and business solution experience. Kretz ensures policy, legal and regulatory compliance is met, and that risk is identified, minimized and managed. She works closely with her team on contracts, ethical practices and compliance.

Doug Gafney, promoted to vice president of operations, has been with Sevan for 8 years and offers over 25 years of multi-site program management, data analytics and process improvement experience. Gafney leads Sevan’s Technology & Data Analytics Line of Business — implementing innovative, data-centric solutions that drive efficiencies and provide robust information to our clients.

Hafsa Mahmood, promoted to vice president of marketing & communications and diversity equity & inclusion (DE&I), has been with Sevan for 4 years and brings over 15 years of marketing and communications experience. Mahmood leads all aspects of marketing, corporate communications and brand awareness as well as (DE&I) initiatives.

Eric Thorsen, promoted to vice president of information technology, has been with Sevan for 4 years and has over 30 years of business technology and infrastructure experience. Thorsen is responsible for technology and infrastructure systems including hardware, software, cyber security, technical support, telecommunications and infrastructure engineering to support and enhance business operations and processes.

Sevan is an innovative global leader in design, program management, construction services and data analytics for organizations with multiple sites. Sevan puts capital to work — creating speed and scale — via dramatically enhanced efficiencies and accelerated schedules for high-quality program rollouts to maximize ROI. Sevan partners with some of the world’s biggest brands and serves the unique needs of clients in the restaurant, retail and government spaces and create value. Sevan helps brands optimize their multi-site construction and facility programs in the United States and internationally. Sevan is headquartered near Chicago in Downers Grove, Ill., and has an international office in London.

Sevan’s retail and restaurant brands include 7-Eleven, Albertsons, BP, Chipotle, Focus Brands, HEB, Inspire Brands, Jiffy Lube, Kroger, Luxottica, McDonald’s, Office Depot, Popeyes, QDOBA, Starbucks, Sunoco, Walgreens Boots Alliance, Walmart and Yum! Brands, among others. Sevan optimizes construction of new builds, rebuilds, remodels and renovations. Since Sevan’s inception in 2011, the team has refreshed more than 25,000 retail stores, 17,000 restaurants and 32,000 healthcare sites.

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SOURCE: Sevan Multi-Site Solutions, Inc.

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