Sevan Announces New SVP Hire plus 4 VP Promotions

Sevan Multi-Site Solutions, LLC (Sevan), a global leader in survey, design, program management, construction services, and facility management, announces the addition of a Senior Vice President to the team and promotions of four to Vice President.

Rob Bassler, Senior Vice President of Operations joined Sevan this week and will focus on the company’s lines of business, reconstruction and construction. Bassler is an expert in construction operations, finance and real estate development. He is a Lendlease alumni where he spent 15 years in various roles including vice president of general managers, operations director, finance operations director and superintendent. He earned a Master’s in Business Administration from Loyola University in Chicago and a Bachelor of Science in Building Construction Management from Purdue University in Indiana.

Team members who were promoted to Vice President include Jim Duffy, John Garcia, Michelle Kretz and Marc Sierra.

Jim Duffy, Vice President of Operations, joined Sevan in 2016 and oversees all BP projects, which include minor, major and new site developments. Duffy has also been assisting in the establishment of Sevan’s UK business and office, which opened in January.



John Garcia, Vice President of Safety joined Sevan in 2011 and heads the Safety First program at Sevan. He brings extensive experience in program management and facilities management, quality control and site safety with large developments, both military and private. Garcia is a retired United States Air Force and has an educational background in civil engineering.



Michelle Kretz, Vice President of Legal, joined Sevan in 2017 and supports all contract negotiations, directs outside counsel, implements policies and procedures and ensures legal compliance across Sevan. Michelle has also been guiding Sevan’s UK team on matters regarding international law.



Marc Sierra, Vice President of Operations, joined Sevan in 2015 and leads McDonald’s operations in multiple regions. Prior to joining Sevan, Sierra spent 15 years at Lendlease managing the military housing privatization program.



“It’s terrific to celebrate the promotion of four team members while also welcoming a new leader who brings fresh construction experience to our team,” President and CEO Jim Evans said. “A big thanks and congratulations to Michelle, Jim, John and Marc for helping Sevan to achieve success in recent years—and hearty greetings to the newest member of our team, Rob Bassler!”

Vice President of People Solutions Chris Galazka agrees.

“It’s always great to add talented individuals to the Sevan team, but it’s even better when you get to see individuals grow and advance within the organization,” Galazka said. “Through their passion, dedication to the team and organizational development, they prove excellence to our clients and exemplify the Sevan values.”

Sevan helps global brands roll out multi-site initiatives every day. One major client is McDonald’s, where they proudly remodeled more than 2,000 sites in 2018 including the iconic Rock-N-Roll McDonald’s at 600 N. Clark Street. Additional clients include 7-Eleven, BP, Chipotle, Kroeger, Starbucks, Walgreens, Walmart and many more.

In October 2018, Sevan was named one of the 100 Best Medium Workplaces by Great Place to Work® and FORTUNE, ranking #29 on the list. Great Place to Work (GPTW) analyzed anonymous feedback from more than 158,000 U.S. employees answering more than 60 survey questions. Eighty-five percent of the evaluation is based on what employees themselves say about their experiences of trust and reaching their full human potential. GPTW also assessed employees’ daily experiences of innovation, the company’s values and the effectiveness of their leaders. Sevan has been recognized as an Employee Rated Great Place to Work for 5 consecutive years.

Sevan is ranked #1468 on the Inc. 5000 list of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies.

About Sevan

Sevan’s vision is to be the best in the world at delivering innovative design, program management, and construction services to organizations with multiple sites. We have a passion for sustaining people, the environment, and our clients’ businesses. We help iconic global brands—including 7-Eleven, AAFES, Albertsons, Andeavor, BP, Bento Box, Chipotle, DaVita, HCA, Hallmark, Kroger, McDonald’s, Office Depot, Starbucks, Sunoco, Walgreens Boots Alliance and Walmart—roll out multi-site initiatives efficiently, predictably, and transparently. Applying breakthrough technology solutions, we optimize new builds, rebuilds, remodels, renovations, modular construction, and merchandising initiatives. Our expertise spans numerous market sectors, including retail, restaurant, grocery, retail fuel and convenience stores, financial, and government, as well as the healthcare, housing, and hospitality industries. For more information, visit


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