Visionary contractor hires human resources and people management expert to create best-in-class employee experience and position organization for transformational change and growth
BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Suffolk, one of the most innovative and successful builders in the country, has hired Dennis Berger as its Chief Culture Officer. Mr. Berger will oversee Suffolk’s People & Culture team and will be responsible for creating a best-in-class employee experience across the entire employee lifecycle.
Mr. Berger has more than 30 years of experience across all facets of human resources and people management, including the last 14 years as Chief Human Resources Officer. He has a wealth of experience improving and aligning operational efficiencies with company cultures and employee engagement initiatives, and he has been instrumental in driving human resource transformations and successfully scaling innovative human resource initiatives in private and public global organizations.
Prior to joining Suffolk, Mr. Berger was a key partner in CDW Corporation’s transformational growth. Most recently, he was responsible for fostering and leveraging the organization’s high-performing coworker-centric culture, which was widely viewed as the driving force behind its financial success. In addition, Mr. Berger spent more than 12 years in the Pepsi system, most recently as head of U.S. Human Resources at PepsiAmericas, Inc., where he maximized human capital and successfully implemented cultural change and engagement initiatives that resulted in more clarity and focus for U.S. operations.
“We are thrilled Dennis has joined the Suffolk family to help us strengthen the experience we provide for all our people,” said John Fish, Chairman and CEO of Suffolk. “His commitment to operational efficiency and employee engagement will be an important asset as we plan for the continued growth of our operations and focus on attracting and retaining the very best talent throughout the country.”
“John has built a very special and successful organization by creating and nurturing a culture focused on enabling its team members to do their very best work each day,” said Mr. Berger. “I’m both excited and honored to join the Suffolk team and family.”
Mr. Berger will serve on the Executive Committee and report directly to Suffolk Chairman and CEO John Fish. Mr. Berger will work primarily from Suffolk Headquarters in Boston, Massachusetts but will have a significant presence in all the regions in which Suffolk operates.
Suffolk’s vision is to “transform the construction experience by building smart.” Because we believe if there’s a better way, we’ll find it. We’re always challenging the industry status quo and pushing the boundaries of what is possible. We believe in the power of innovation and people, and we empower our teams to think differently, work collaboratively and executive flawlessly on the most complex and sophisticated projects in the country. Our strong culture of innovation, combined with the most advanced tools such as virtual design and construction (VDC), virtual reality technologies and lean construction principles, is revolutionizing our industry and redefining what it means to be a builder.
Suffolk is a national building contractor with $4.0 billion in annual revenue and offices in Boston, New York City, Miami, West Palm Beach, Tampa, Fort Myers, Dallas, Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego. We service clients in every major industry sector, including healthcare, science and technology, education, federal government, gaming, aviation and commercial. Suffolk is privately held and is led by Founder, Chairman and CEO John Fish. Suffolk is ranked #23 on the Engineering News Record list of “Top 400 Contractors” in the country.
Suffolk is a community-conscious organization dedicated to environmentally friendly and sustainable business practices, and is committed to making a positive impact in its local communities through grassroots volunteer work, employee fundraising and corporate giving. For more information, visit www.suffolk.com and/or follow Suffolk on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Flickr, YouTube and Instagram.
Dan Antonellis, 617-517-4232