About Our Executive Leadership Team
The Executive Leadership Team at John W. Danforth Company is responsible for setting the company’s strategic direction, overseeing day-to-day operations, and building and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders. They ensure that the company is functioning effectively, efficiently, and ethically, while aligning everyone towards the same goals. Their leadership is crucial to the company’s success, as they drive long-term growth and profitability.
Brian joined The John W. Danforth Company in 2012 as the Chief Financial Officer. Brian currently oversees the Accounting, Finance, Risk Control, Insurance, HR and IT departments. He ensures that these areas of the business are all aligned and performing effectively and efficiently in accordance with the mission and core values of Danforth.
About Our Corporate Leadership Team
The Corporate Leadership Team at John W. Danforth Company is responsible for driving the overall success of the organization. They manage financial performance, build relationships with stakeholders, and foster a culture of innovation and continuous improvement. Their leadership is crucial to the company’s long-term growth and profitability.
Jerry joined Danforth in 2010 as the Vice President of Client Solutions, focusing on negotiated sales and marketing. During this period, Danforth more than doubled in size and now has a footprint across upstate New York. As the Senior Vice President of Sales, he currently is responsible for order intake in all the regions in which Danforth operates.
Jason is the Executive Vice President of Preconstruction and is responsible for the oversight of the Preconstruction Department and Estimating Department in its entirety as well as business development. He manages the chief estimator and department personnel to ensure the procurement of projects that align with our company mission.
As Senior Vice President, Operational Risk Management, Todd focuses on direct job based leadership, training and mentorship of Project Management, Field, Shop, QA-QC and VDC personnel assets so that they are prepared to succeed in their daily endeavors as part of an integrated operational team.
As Danforth’s Vice President of Human Resources and General Counsel, Wendy is responsible for all legal and human resources matters of the company. She takes pride in being a trusted business advisor and partner to her Danforth colleagues, as well as developing practices that focus on Danforth’s most valued resource, its employee owners.
As Senior Vice President of Construction Operations, Rich is responsible for construction operations and performance across the Danforth’s entire geographic footprint. Rich oversees and ensures that management has the tools and resources they need to run their projects successfully.
As Vice President of Business Analytics, Dennis creates and maintains company-wide assets and processes that more fully align data strategy and business needs. He ensures that Danforth’s overall data strategy and architecture deliver accurate, transparent and up-to-date information for decision-making.
About Our Regional Leadership Team
The regional leadership team at John W. Danforth Company is responsible for overseeing the operations of a specific geographic area within the company. They develop and execute a tailored strategy that is aligned with the overall goals of the organization, manage financial performance, and build relationships with key stakeholders in the region. Their leadership is crucial to the success of the region, driving long-term growth and profitability.
As Vice President of Sales, TR is responsible in overseeing Danforth’s Design Build professionals in the Central New York market. Within this role, TR is responsible for qualifying project opportunities along with business development and building relationships in the regions.
As Vice President of Operations ENY, Ed is responsible for construction operations and performance across the Eastern New York region, including the Capital District, North Country, Hudson Valley and New England. Ed oversees and ensures that management has the tools and resources they need to run their projects successfully.
As Vice President of Sales and Service, Gary is responsible in overseeing Danforth’s Design Build and Service professionals in the Eastern New York market. Within this role, Gary is responsible for qualifying project opportunities along with business development and building relationships in the region.
Jason is the Vice President and Market Sales Manager for Danforth’s Columbus, Ohio regional office. He is responsible for overseeing both business development and operational functions as Danforth continues a pattern of growth in the Ohio market.