James A. Evans
CEO & Founder
Jim leads Sevan Multi-Site Solutions. In 2011, Evans founded the company with a group of outstanding partners and co-founders. Together they agreed on a vision: “To be the best in the world at delivering program management [of construction] to organizations with multiple sites.” Sevan has grown to employ over 400 team members in USA, UK and Canada and works for some of the world’s largest companies – Walgreens, McDonald’s, 7-Eleven, Starbucks, Kroger, and Walmart. Today Sevan delivers architectural, engineering, survey, permitting, construction services and data analytics – in addition to program management services.
Jim graduated with a B.S. in Engineering from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1983 and with an MBA from Duke’s Fuqua School of Business in 1992. His active military service was with the 82d Airborne Division and 10th Special Forces Group including missions to nine different countries. He’s a graduate of U.S. Army airborne, ranger, special forces, and HALO schools. Evans worked with JP Morgan Chase in institutional sales/trading and structured finance from 1992 to 2000. In 2000, Evans joined Lendlease to help form a new PPP business that privatized 40,000 military family homes on installations throughout the USA. In 2005 while still at Lendlease he took over a JV Alliance with BP performing program management on retail sites in U.S., Mexico and thirteen European countries.
Evans leads the Sevan Board of Directors and serves as the Chairman for The Sevan Charitable Foundation, a 501(c)3 started in 2017, which hosts an annual golf tournament and has raised over $1.5MM for charities such as RMHC, Fisher House, LLS and USO. He serves on the Board for the United Service Organizations (USO) of Illinois and is a member of Business Executives for National Security (BENS). Jim is married to Rebecca Evans and together they have five wonderful children.