Jeff Niesen

Group President, Central Operations

When Jeff joined Boldt’s corporate leadership team, he brought with him 30 years of experience in a wide variety of industries. His experience in healthcare, research and development, infrastructure, power and higher education was invaluable in leading some of Boldt’s most complex projects.

Jeff has been a pioneer in implementing Lean techniques and teaching them to project teams and students at UW–Madison. He also brought this expertise to presentations on various lean topics, including the Last Planner System and Integrated Lean Project Delivery®. Attendees of Jeff’s presentations have included organizations such as AIA, COAA, LCI and various design firms and facility owners.

Current duties include overall business leadership, including pre-construction, construction management, value engineering, planning, contract administration and safety programs. He works with the project principal, the integrated team(s) and all areas of his staff to ensure that we are delivering projects to the highest level of satisfaction as determined by each owner.

Jeff holds a B.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from UW–Madison and an MBA from Memphis State University and Fogelman College of Business and Economics.

Jeff provides thought leadership in these areas:

Employee Development and Benefits

As the former leader of our human resources department, Jeff developed a culture that embraces Lean processes and Integrated Project Delivery. He also brings great expertise to Boldt’s employee development and career pathing program – identifying and developing talent based on potential, as well as competency. He initiated and continues to drive Boldt’s corporate wellness efforts, building a healthy work environment for the Boldt team.

Jeff sits on the Board of the Wisconsin Architects Foundation, is a visiting committee member for the University of Wisconsin–Madison and is a past advisory board member of the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council.

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