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Leadership

We walk our talk about shared success: Executive Construction believes in performance before profit. Project success and the reputations of all team members are paramount.

75+ Professional Office Staff

100+ Field Employees

John F. Blacketor

Chairman
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David Hetrick

Chief Executive Officer
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Chad Correll, LEED AP

Chief Operations Officer
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Mark Rakoczy

President
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Erin Fiegel, PLA, ASLA

Vice President, Marketing Director
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John Gandor

IT Director
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Tara Lane-Schmitz, M.A., PSY.D.

Director of Talent and Professional Development
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Glenn Jendra

Chief Financial Officer
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Matthew Liebing

Executive Vice President
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Rob Daly

Executive Vice President
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Michael Olson

Executive Vice President
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Dan Hewitt

Senior Vice President
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Lee Robinson

Senior Vice President, Director of Field Operations
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Rebecca Hosek

Accounting Manager
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Reed Gallagher

VDC Director
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Lindsay Hermer

HR Manager
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David Sipes

Senior Vice President
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Kevin Koronkowski

Senior Vice President
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Matt Baumgartner

Senior Vice President
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Josh Eggers

Director of SPE
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David Hetrick

Chief Executive Officer
Dave collaborates with firm leaders on decisions that impact strategic planning, growth, culture, and the firm’s overall financial health. He engages in key relationship development with clients and industry partners, and leads our non-profit Foundation.

Chad Correll, LEED AP

Chief Operations Officer
Chad leads overall operational performance of core market teams and management of internal processes. His leadership on many of our most notable and challenging building engagements helped develop our collaborative approach and operational excellence.

Mark Rakoczy

President
Mark champions our strategic growth in collaboration with market leaders. His portfolio includes our firm’s significant interior buildouts in the past five years, including the headquarters relocations of McDonald’s Corporation, Uber, and Zurich North America.

Natalie Dienethal

Controller
Natalie’s responsibilities as Controller include oversight of all general ledger accounts and activity. Supporting the Chief Financial Officer, and leading the accounting team, Natalie serves as a key contact to our outside financial and trade partners.

John Gandor

IT Director
John sets our technology infrastructure strategies and manages IT operations. His broad knowledge of software and hardware supports our teams’ ability to efficiently communicate and collaborate with clients and partners, bringing value to each engagement.

Glenn Jendra

Chief Financial Officer
Glenn’s responsibilities include leadership of risk management, financial reporting, forecasting, and treasury functions. A firm principal since 2014, he oversees the accounting, information technology, and human resources teams.

Matthew Liebing

Executive Vice President
Matt carries a well-rounded portfolio of work across all our core markets. Drawing upon his concentrated experience in new construction, education, and life science spaces, he serves as market leader in these areas, focused on relationship development and growth.

Lee Robinson

Executive Vice President, Director of Field Operations
Beyond his safety and field training leadership, Lee collaborates on projects’ logistics planning and controls to ensure a successful, safe delivery and collaborative atmosphere where each team member feels a part of something special.

Josh Eggers

Director of SPE
A nearly 20-year industry veteran, Josh utilizes his building systems expertise to lead our self-performance (SPE) group. He supports our project management teams with competitive bid pricing and manages our carpenter and laborer forces.

Michael Olson

Executive Vice President
Michael has primary responsibility for sales and oversight of work with our interiors clients. A contributor to firm progression, he also leads management of our unique control systems, designed to minimize risk and maximize efficiencies.

Dan Hewitt

Executive Vice President
Dan’s eye for detail, MEP knowledge, and 20+ years of experience—with specialty in mission critical spaces such as trading floors and data centers—ensures thorough project delivery. His role in our talent development program brings insights to emerging professionals.

David Sipes

Executive Vice President
Dave leads efforts in both the new construction and mission critical markets. In recent years, he’s been a leader on the firm’s most notable mission critical engagements, building data center space in Chicagoland and around the country.

Matt Baumgartner

Executive Vice President
Throughout his career, Matt has amassed a portfolio of interiors and mission critical projects; notably trading and financial clients, and private family offices. His attention to detail supports teams’ planning and impeccable execution of such high-profile and complex spaces.

Kevin Koronkowski

Senior Vice President
A firm ambassador, Kevin is always on the lookout for new connections with partners and clients, including leadership to expand our work across the country. He also collaborates with long-standing clients on projects that enhance their existing spaces.

Reed Gallagher

VDC Director
Reed leads our Virtual Design & Construction (VDC) services. He supports facility owners, clients, design partners, and teams to strategically integrate technology throughout the lifecycle of capital projects, including 3D laser scanning and scan-to-BIM services.

Jim Lima

Senior Vice President
Jim has served as a leader on some of our largest, most complicated interiors projects. A true ambassador of our core values, Jim’s operational excellence and outside-the-box thinking results in the seamless delivery of these spaces, and the growth of our firm.

Bryan Morris

Director of People and Culture
In support of our culture and continued growth, Bryan’s role enriches each team member’s development. Bryan’s construction background and enthusiasm, training, and engagement bolsters our ability to realize strategic goals and invest in our talented team.

Jason Watland

Senior Vice President
With nearly 20 years of industry experience, Jason plays an integral role in our most pivotal interiors projects throughout Chicago. As a true mentor and a pillar of our office management team, he sets the tone for staff with his dedication to continuous improvement.

Lindsay Hermer

HR Manager
Lindsay serves as liaison for Executive Construction’s team members and the primary contact for those seeking to join our team. She manages talent recruitment and retention; benefits and wellness; and compensation management.

Mike Wasick, ASP, CHST

Safety Director
Mike collaborates with field leaders to safely deliver each build. He ensures all federal, state, and local laws and code regulations are observed. Mike also leads our safety training program—from onsite orientations to all-hands education seminars.

Luke Heerema

Director of Business Development
A key leader with 15+ years industry experience, Luke drives innovative, strategic growth and forges trusted relationships. Leveraging his architectural and real estate background, he cultivates partnerships and expands our reach to deliver great spaces across diverse markets.

David Hetrick

Chief Executive Officer
Dave collaborates with firm leaders on decisions that impact strategic planning, growth, culture, and the firm’s overall financial health. He engages in key relationship development with clients and industry partners, and leads our non-profit Foundation.

Chad Correll, LEED AP

Chief Operations Officer
Chad leads overall operational performance of core market teams and management of internal processes. His leadership on many of our most notable and challenging building engagements helped develop our collaborative approach and operational excellence.

Mark Rakoczy

President
Mark champions our strategic growth in collaboration with market leaders. His portfolio includes our firm’s significant interior buildouts in the past five years, including the headquarters relocations of McDonald’s Corporation, Uber, and Zurich North America.

Natalie Dienethal

Controller
Natalie’s responsibilities as Controller include oversight of all general ledger accounts and activity. Supporting the Chief Financial Officer, and leading the accounting team, Natalie serves as a key contact to our outside financial and trade partners.

John Gandor

IT Director
John sets our technology infrastructure strategies and manages IT operations. His broad knowledge of software and hardware supports our teams’ ability to efficiently communicate and collaborate with clients and partners, bringing value to each engagement.

Glenn Jendra

Chief Financial Officer
Glenn’s responsibilities include leadership of risk management, financial reporting, forecasting, and treasury functions. A firm principal since 2014, he oversees the accounting, information technology, and human resources teams.

Matthew Liebing

Executive Vice President
Matt carries a well-rounded portfolio of work across all our core markets. Drawing upon his concentrated experience in new construction, education, and life science spaces, he serves as market leader in these areas, focused on relationship development and growth.

Lee Robinson

Senior Vice President, Director of Field Operations
Beyond his safety and field training leadership, Lee collaborates on projects’ logistics planning and controls to ensure a successful, safe delivery and collaborative atmosphere where each team member feels a part of something special.

Josh Eggers

Director of SPE
A nearly 20-year industry veteran, Josh utilizes his building systems expertise to lead our self-performance (SPE) group. He supports our project management teams with competitive bid pricing and manages our carpenter and laborer forces.

Michael Olson

Executive Vice President
Michael has primary responsibility for sales and oversight of work with our interiors clients. A contributor to firm progression, he also leads management of our unique control systems, designed to minimize risk and maximize efficiencies.

Dan Hewitt

Senior Vice President
Dan’s eye for detail, MEP knowledge, and 20+ years of experience—with specialty in mission critical spaces such as trading floors and data centers—ensures thorough project delivery. His role in our talent development program brings insights to emerging professionals.

David Sipes

Senior Vice President
Dave leads efforts in both the new construction and mission critical markets. In recent years, he’s been a leader on the firm’s most notable mission critical engagements, building data center space in Chicagoland and around the country.

Matt Baumgartner

Senior Vice President
Throughout his career, Matt has amassed a portfolio of interiors and mission critical projects; notably trading and financial clients, and private family offices. His attention to detail supports teams’ planning and impeccable execution of such high-profile and complex spaces.

Reed Gallagher

VDC Director
Reed leads our Virtual Design & Construction (VDC) services. He supports facility owners, clients, design partners, and teams to strategically integrate technology throughout the lifecycle of capital projects, including 3D laser scanning and scan-to-BIM services.

Bryan Morris

Director of People and Culture
In support of our culture and continued growth, Bryan’s role enriches each team member’s development. Bryan’s construction background and enthusiasm, training, and engagement bolsters our ability to realize strategic goals and invest in our talented team.

Lindsay Hermer

HR Manager
Lindsay serves as liaison for Executive Construction’s team members and the primary contact for those seeking to join our team. She manages talent recruitment and retention; benefits and wellness; and compensation management.

Kevin Koronkowski

Senior Vice President
A firm ambassador, Kevin is always on the lookout for new connections with partners and clients, including leadership to expand our work across the country. He also collaborates with long-standing clients on projects that enhance their existing spaces.

Jim Lima

Senior Vice President
Jim has served as a leader on some of our largest, most complicated interiors projects. A true ambassador of our core values, Jim’s operational excellence and outside-the-box thinking results in the seamless delivery of these spaces, and the growth of our firm.

Jason Watland

Senior Vice President
With nearly 20 years of industry experience, Jason plays an integral role in our most pivotal interiors projects throughout Chicago. As a true mentor and a pillar of our office management team, he sets the tone for staff with his dedication to continuous improvement.

Mike Wasick, ASP, CHST

Safety Director
Mike collaborates with field leaders to safely deliver each build. He ensures all federal, state, and local laws and code regulations are observed. Mike also leads our safety training program—from onsite orientations to all-hands education seminars.

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