Boston-based builder Suffolk has appointed Suzanne Roeder to its executive leadership team as chief growth officer, the company announced on June 6.
Roeder will oversee the strategy, business development, marketing, people and culture, and IT teams to define and drive Suffolk’s strategy in support of its growth goals, according to the company. Roeder will report directly to Suffolk CEO John Fish.
“Suffolk must have alignment across our entire leadership team if we are going to meet our ambitious growth plans over the next several years,” Fish said in the release. “Suzanne has deep knowledge and experience leading corporate strategies and functions that are critical to growth.”
Prior to joining Suffolk, Roeder served as the chief business operations officer at Boston-based Perch, a company that acquires and operates direct-to-consumer businesses selling on Amazon. Before Perch, Roeder worked at global management consulting firm Bain & Co. for more than 20 years, serving in roles such as associate partner, chief operating officer and executive vice president of global strategic initiatives.
Suffolk’s emphasis on growth comes as many contractors, despite a frazzled economy, bank on continued demand, fueled by strong spending. Builders such as Clark Construction and Nicholas & Associates recently opened new offices.
Many large projects, spurred by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, CHIPS Act and the Inflation Reduction Act, such as Toyota’s $2.1 billion EV battery factory, are spurring continued investment.