Boston – Suffolk announced it hired new leadership to bolster its visionary strategy to “Invest/Innovate/Build” and position itself for future success.
Suffolk hired Charley Leatherbee as the new president of Suffolk Ventures, the real estate investment arm of Suffolk. Prior to his new position at Suffolk Ventures, he held leadership positions at Trammell Crow Company where he opened an office in Boston and was responsible for development and investment activity in the New England region.
Suffolk also welcomed Mike Trovini as the new head of FUSE, Suffolk’s self-perform function; and Construction Solutions which consists of Suffolk Illuminate, the company’s design-assist team, and Suffolk Edge, the organization’s planning and scheduling solution. Trovini joined Suffolk from The Related Companies, where he served as senior advisor providing strategic guidance to project teams on the successful executions of the Hudson Yards Eastern Rail Yards, Lantern House, 15 Central Park West and other signature projects in New York City.
Additionally, Suffolk hired Kevin Sharkey as executive vice president of National Business Development. He will be responsible for leading and executing business development strategies to help expand Suffolk’s reach and build its relationships throughout the country. He previously worked for Turner, where he began his career and spent the past 35 years in various operational and leadership positions across all construction disciplines, including engineering, cost control, scheduling, purchasing, operations, project management, business development and public-private partnerships.
“The real estate and construction industry continues to change rapidly. Rather than simply react to these changes, Suffolk has undergone an exciting expansion and re-invention that will position us for future success and growth,” said John Fish, chairman and CEO of Suffolk. “One of the most critical ingredients of sustainable success is strong leadership. Suffolk’s hiring of Charley, Mike and Kevin reflect a strong commitment to our ‘Invest/Innovate/Build’ strategy. We are confident our organization is on the right path toward transforming our industry and redefining what it means to be a builder.”
Suffolk is committed to expanding its services beyond its core construction management capabilities into vertical business units that will allow the company to provide value for clients throughout the building lifecycle.