Clayco welcomes James Havel as EVP and CFO

Clayco, a full-service turnkey real estate, architecture, engineering, design-build and construction firm, announced 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 Schofield will continue to grow his focus toward strategic initiatives. Together, Schofield and Havel 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 executive vice president and 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.