Executive Team

Jim Fowler

President

Jim manages company-wide operations and long-term strategic planning. He brings experience in high-tech, biotech, development, and retail construction to his comprehensive management position.

Jim’s focus is to ensure superior efficiency, quality, client service, and cost-effective resource management on every project that NOVO undertakes.

Jim on NOVO

Arne Ericson

Principal

Arne leads NOVO’s company-wide business development, marketing, and customer retention strategies. With more than 20 years of construction industry experience, Arne is a natural leader for NOVO’s operations team and its efforts to maintain cutting-edge market strategies and certifications.

Arne on NOVO

Robert Williamson

Principal

Robert has played an integral role in growing NOVO from a start-up to a top-five San Francisco and Silicon Valley construction firm.

Holding an MS in Civil Engineering from Stanford University, Robert is well-versed in the technical requirements of Bay Area construction. He is also a past board member of the Construction Employers Association, which represents the top general contractors in Northern California.

Robert on NOVO

Chris Fonseca

Controller

With over 26 years of construction industry experience, Chris is an integral part of NOVO’s core team and continuing success. Chris began working for NOVO in 2001, just six months after the company was formed. She manages the accounting and HR departments at NOVO.

Mike Ballou

COO

Mike is responsible for firm-wide operations management, including project staffing, employee recruiting, corporate accounts and resource management. His responsibilities at NOVO have included both project and people management. Mike holds a LEED accreditation and is a member of CoreNet and ISPE.

Mike on NOVO

Mike Bank

Director, San Francisco

Mike provides operations oversight to NOVO’s San Francisco office. His technical background allows him to communicate well with owners, subcontractors and design professionals. Likewise, his attention to detail provides a great sense of security to NOVO clients and employees alike.

Sean Yudice

VP, San Francisco

As VP of NOVO’s San Francisco office, Sean provides staffing oversight and oversees all office resources. He was a key player in founding NOVO’s San Francisco office in 2004 and has helped grow the client base well beyond city limits. Sean’s working relationships with NOVO’s clients holds tightly to the company’s mission statement.

Chuck Flynn

VP, Menlo Park

Chuck brings extensive construction experience to his position at the helm of NOVO’s dedicated Apple team. He and his team have expanded NOVO’s work with Apple to lead consistent volume growth and forge a long-term relationship with Apple’s real estate and development group.

Drew Radachy

Director, Science and Technology

Drew has spent his career focused exclusively on technical projects in the science and technology arenas, and is now the lead Director for NOVO’s entire Science and Technology branch. This team focuses primarily on advanced technology, clean tech, and life sciences markets. Drew provides overall project direction; including assembly of teams, clarifying goals, path to completion, conflict resolution and motivation of team members.

Rob Volpentest

VP of Marketing

Rob has one of the most diversified NOVO backgrounds of the executive staff. After serving as the lead of NOVO’s Science and Technology Division based out of San Francisco, Rob expanded his talents and client base by growing NOVO’s Silicon Valley tech client base through Menlo Park. As evidenced by his loyal client base, Rob has a proven track record of selecting the perfect team for the job; teams most often recognized for their “can-do” attitude and dedication.

Brian Cronin

Director, Austin

Brian began his career with NOVO in our San Francisco Office, specializing in high-end Commercial Interiors as well as Manufacturing and Bio-Technology spaces. Brian relocated to Austin, TX in 2014 to assume the position of office Director, providing support and oversight to all office staff and client relations. Currently Brian oversees all work in Austin in addition to maintaining clientele and overseeing key projects on the West Coast.