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Team Leaders

Great Team Leaders are Teammates First

We approach every project with a true collaborative mentality. Only by adopting a “We, Not I” mindset can we strengthen right partnerships — within our organization and outside of it — to exceed client objectives and strengthen our relationships in the commercial construction industry.

These seasoned leaders are responsible for building and maintaining strong client relationships and for growing capable, reliable teams that improve processes, speed delivery and support all facets of your commercial construction project.

  • Paul King

    Paul King

    Job Title
    Director, Business Development
    Located in
    San Diego
    Education
    University of Cincinnati
    Bachelor of Arts Business Administration

    Paul King is responsible for maintaining client relationships, developing the strategy for project pursuits, building strong project pursuit teams, and seeking out new business opportunities in the San Diego region. He brings nearly 13 years of experience in the construction industry.

    In addition to his responsibilities with McCarthy, Paul is a former board member of the Society for Marketing Professional Services Orange County and served as a committee member for Design-Build Institute of America Western Region. He also leads McCarthy’s Heart Hats philanthropic focus in San Diego.

  • Kurt Knebel

    Kurt Knebel

    Job Title
    Executive Vice President, Operations
    Located in
    Dallas
    Education
    Texas A&M University
    Bachelor of Science Civil Engineering

    Kurt Knebel is Executive Vice President for McCarthy’s Texas Division, overseeing the firm’s Civil business unit in the region. With more than 30 years of experience working on infrastructure construction in Texas, he is responsible for all McCarthy civil, transportation and marine projects throughout the state.

    Kurt has spent his entire career in the heavy civil construction industry collaborating with a variety of state and federal agencies including the Texas Department of Transportation, North Texas Tollway Authority, Dallas Area Rapid Transit and the Army Corps of Engineers, along with various municipalities and private entities. This depth of industry knowledge, together with his understanding of the unique quality, safety and environmental, construction and project delivery requirements of these projects, has helped firmly establish McCarthy as a builder of choice in the Texas civil construction market.

    In addition to his role with McCarthy, Kurt is a member of the AGC of Texas, serving as a member of the Alternate Delivery Task Force, and chairing the AGC/CTRMA task force.

  • Sam Stiteler

    Sam Stiteler

    Job Title
    Director, Business Development
    Located in
    Atlanta
    Education
    Clemson University
    Bachelor of Science Management

    With more than 15 years of industry experience in business development and operations, Sam Stiteler serves as a Director for Business Development for McCarthy in the Southeast. With primary focus on Science & Technology, Advanced Manufacturing, Renewable Energy, Clean Industrial, Marine and Aviation segments, Sam works closely with clients, potential clients and concept/design partners to ensure McCarthy is surpassing expectations.

    Sam has long served both nationally and locally with Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), including currently serving as the National Chairman of ABC Safety Committee, Industrial Steering Committee Chair for the 2017 ABC Users Summit, a Free Enterprise Alliance (FEA) Trustee and a member of the National Business Development Committee. On the local level, Sam has served multiple terms on the ABC Georgia Chapter Board of Directors, including serving as 2014 Chapter Chairman. 

  • Bob Rogers

    Bob Rogers

    Job Title
    Vice President, Operations
    Located in
    Houston
    Education
    Purdue University
    Bachelor of Science Civil Engineering

    As Vice President, Operations for McCarthy in Texas, Bob Rogers oversees the firm’s Marine business unit, managing all marine and port client relationships and projects in Texas and across the Gulf Coast.

    Bob joined McCarthy in 2000 as project engineer. Throughout his career, he moved up to project superintendent, manager and director before assuming his current role in 2016. With a focus delivering exceptional quality for clients in the marine and port marketplace, he has contributed to the success of a variety of projects including work with the Port of Houston, the MARAD Beaumont Layberth Facility and a variety of others.

  • Wendell Rychlik

    Wendell Rychlik

    Job Title
    Vice President, Business Development
    Located in
    Houston

    Wendell Rychlik brings vast experience and knowledge to his role as vice president of business development for McCarthy’s Civil Business Unit. His responsibilities include building and maintaining relationships with owners, clients, engineers, trade partners and suppliers across all heavy and civil engineering construction market sectors including transportation, transit, marine, industrial and water infrastructure.

    Having worked in this market for the last twenty years, Wendell has a vast network and comprehensive marketing strategy that he leverages to help grow the business and expand the presence in the industrial market along the Gulf Coast. His professional affiliations include the Associated Builders and Contractors multi-term elect to the board of directors and the Construction User’s Round Table. He also serves on the International Liquid Terminal Association Exhibitor Counsel and is affiliated with the Southwest Association of Rail Shippers.

  • Aaron Alhady

    Aaron Alhady

    Job Title
    Vice President, Business Development
    Located in
    Sacramento
    Education
    California State University, Chico
    Bachelor of Science Construction Management

    A 30-year construction veteran, Aaron Alhady is responsible for securing new business and fostering relationships with clients throughout the greater Sacramento region. Aaron joined McCarthy in 1989 where he worked in the operations department for the company's Southern California and Sacramento offices, serving clients in the healthcare, higher education, K-14, parking structure and hospitality, markets.

  • Jim Madrid

    Jim Madrid

    Job Title
    Executive Vice President, Business Development
    Located in
    Newport Beach
    Education
    California State University, Long Beach
    Bachelor of Science Construction Management Engineering

    Jim Madrid has more than 31 years of operations and business development experience for the construction industry including management for industrial, transportation, commercial, advanced technology, life sciences and energy projects. In his role as executive vice president, he is responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with clients and partners in McCarthy's Southern California Division with a focus on the commercial group for the Newport Beach office. McCarthy's commercial group delivers work in the transportation, water/wastewater, hospitality, correctional and government markets, as well as commercial building opportunities.

    Jim is an active member of the Coalition of Adequate School Housing (CASH), CMAA and the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE).

  • Joe Brunsman

    Joe Brunsman

    Job Title
    Sr. Vice President, Operations
    Located in
    Phoenix
    Education
    Arizona State University
    Bachelor of Science Construction Management

    Joe Brunsman serves as the business unit leader of the Infrastructure team for McCarthy in the Southwest. In this role, Joe is responsible for overseeing water and wastewater projects, airport projects and general civil projects within the division. His team offers general contracting, construction management, program management and design-build services for infrastructure projects in Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada and Texas.  

    During his nearly 30 years in the construction industry, Joe has managed many of the firm’s largest construction projects. He started his career as an apprentice carpenter and joined McCarthy in 2008 as a project manager. Since then he has become one of the firm’s most experienced managers of large self-perform civil and concrete construction projects, working closely with owners, design teams and trade partners to deliver outstanding quality.

  • Michael Benford

    Michael Benford

    Job Title
    Manager, Business Development
    Located in
    Newport Beach
    Education
    University of Southern California
    Bachelor of Science Psychology
    Minor Business Administration & Communication

    Michael Benford is responsible for leading initiatives for the Commercial Business Unit and Parking Structures group in Southern California with a focus on numerous markets including entertainment, transportation, private development and science & technology. Michael has more than five years of experience in the construction industry, in roles ranging from project engineer to business development. In addition to his current responsibilities at McCarthy, he serves as a board member for the Irvine Chamber of Commerce and is an active member of the Society of Marketing Professional Services and Design-Build Institute of America.