James M. Havel serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for the Clayco Enterprise. In this role, Jim works directly with Tony Schofield, who remains CFO of the individual Clayco businesses. Tony focuses on strategic initiatives and establishing the Clark family office. Together, Tony and Jim steer the financial systems and performance.
Jim’s financial and operational expertise, as well as proven experience with some of St Louis’s most respected organizations, aids our finance leadership team in insuring Clayco takes full benefit of the challenges and opportunities associated with the significant growth the company has experienced.
Jim and his wife, Mary Beth, have two adult sons, both living in St. Louis. Please join me in welcoming Jim to Clayco.
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.