Clayco Welcomes James Havel as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

CHICAGO/ST. LOUIS – May 15, 2019 – Clayco, a full-service turnkey real estate, architecture, engineering, design-build and construction firm, announced today that James M. Havel has been named Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Clayco Enterprise effective May 15, 2019.

In this role, Havel will work directly with Tony Schofield, who remains CFO of the individual Clayco businesses. Over time Tony will continue to grow his focus towards strategic initiatives. Together, Tony and James will steer the financial systems and performance.

“We are pleased to have a professional with Jim’s financial and operational expertise, as well as proven experience with some of St Louis’ most respected organizations,” said Bob Clark, Chief Executive Officer of Clayco. “Given the dynamic nature of our industry, we are fortunate to have someone join our finance leadership team to help insure we take full benefit of the challenges and opportunities associated with the significant growth we have experienced.”

Before joining Clayco, Havel served as EVP, Chief Financial Officer of Express Scripts and Major Brands Holdings, a privately-held beverage distribution company. He also spent more than 34 years with Ernst & Young LLP, where he began his career in 1976. During his time with Ernst & Young LLP, Havel served as an audit partner and in a number of firm leadership roles, including as managing partner of the St Louis office. Havel is a member of the board of directors of Enterprise Financial Services Corp. and is a Certified Public Accountant.

About Clayco

Clayco is a full-service, turnkey real estate development, master planning, architecture, engineering and construction firm that safely delivers clients across North America the highest quality solutions on time, on budget, and above and beyond expectations. With $2.6 billion in revenue for 2018, Clayco specializes in the “art and science of building,” providing fast track, efficient solutions for industrial, commercial, institutional and residential related building projects. For more information visit