On behalf of MBP’s Shareholders and Board of Directors, the firm is pleased to announce that Christopher Payne, PE, CCM, has been appointed as the firm’s new President and Chief Executive Officer, and John MacKay, PE, CCM, CFCC, as Chief Operating Officer.
This represents a significant milestone in the 31-year history of the firm, as MBP’s Founders, Charles E. Bolyard, Jr., CCM, PSP, CFCC, and Blake V. Peck, PE, CCM, transitioned their ownership to the next generation of leaders. This transition, which took effect during the end-of-year Board of Directors meeting on December 18, 2020, represents the culmination of nearly a decade of careful planning to ensure that the right leadership team is in place to continue MBP’s track record of success.
“MBP’s Board of Directors is pleased to welcome Chris and John to lead our company into the future. Both exemplify MBP’s values in everything they undertake and are committed to the long-term growth of our company and the overall advancement of our team,” said MBP Chair, Mairav Mintz, PE, CCM.
Chris Payne brings a wealth of experience to this role, having previously served as President and Chief Operating Officer. Chris joined the firm in 1993 and has risen steadily through positions of increasing responsibility. He has more than 33 years of experience in construction management and design, including construction project management and specialized experience in the resolution of construction disputes involving analysis of delays and expert testimony, both nationally and internationally. Chris has been a key contributor to the practice of construction management, having served as Chair of the National Board of Directors for the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) and being inducted into the CMAA College of Fellows in 2020. As President and CEO, Chris will focus on long-term strategic goals, growing the firm’s market share, and meeting the needs of clients in a continually evolving industry.
“I am honored to be leading the firm which has shaped my career over the past 28 years. MBP became my work home and career focus because its leaders gave us all license to build from the foundation they started, encouraging career growth, providing a vision for the future, and showing sincere concern about each of us as individuals,” said Payne. “This foundation is what we are hoping to emulate as the leaders for the next generation of MBP as we continue to provide long-term value to our clients, team members, shareholders, and partners.”
Since joining MBP in 1993, John MacKay has risen steadily through positions of increasing responsibility, most recently as Executive Vice President of Operations and Finance. He has over 27 years of comprehensive engineering and construction management experience including over $20 billion of CPM scheduling, cost estimating, and constructibility review, as well as the preparation, analysis, and evaluation of construction claims, expert testimony, negotiation, and litigation support services. John is a sought-after expert for analysis of construction claims for owners, contractors, and design professionals. As COO, John will oversee the day-to-day operations of the company, drive firm process and performance improvements, and provide direct oversight of all technical and corporate support teams.
Charlie Bolyard and Blake Peck will continue to remain involved in operations of the business in reduced roles, focusing on client project work, strategic planning initiatives, client relationships, and mentoring. “Sustaining a culture and the shared sense of place Charlie and Blake built for us will remain a top priority,” said Payne. “We look forward to carrying on their legacy as we continue growth in the years ahead.”
MBP is a multi-disciplined consulting firm that provides a broad range of professional services designed to mitigate risk and optimize value within the built environment. Our diverse team of experts specialize in innovative solutions to our clients’ dynamic infrastructure and facility needs. We maximize an owner’s investment by identifying performance enhancements and efficiency improvements which translate into reduced life cycle asset costs. Established in 1989, MBP is a nationally recognized construction management services firm with offices in Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Maryland, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. For more information please visit www.mbpce.com or follow us at @MBPAECnews.