Jim leads Sevan Multi-Site Solutions. In 2011, Evans founded the company with a group of outstanding partners. Together they agreed on a vision: “To be the best in the world at delivering innovative design, program management, construction services and data analytics 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 – AAFES, BP, Walgreens, McDonald’s, 7-Eleven, Starbucks, Kroger, Walmart and Department of Veteran Affairs. Today Sevan delivers turnkey program management solutions including architectural, engineering, survey, permitting, construction services and data analytics.
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. From 2005 to 2009, while still at Lendlease, he led 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. He serves as the Chairman for The Sevan Charitable Foundation, a 501(c)3 started in 2017 supporting charities such as RMHC, Fisher House, LLS and USO. He serves on the Advisory Board for the United Service Organizations (USO) of Illinois and is a member of Business Executives for National Security (BENS). Evans is a member of the local Rotary Club and enjoyed serving as an Assistant Scoutmaster in BSA. Jim is married to Rebecca Evans and together they have five children, including two Army Officers.