Suffolk Hires Suzanne Roeder as Chief Growth Officer to Strategicially Position Enterprise for Continued Growth

National builder establishes new role to align business functions and support growth and diversification strategies

BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Suffolk, one of the largest and most innovative real estate and construction enterprises in the country, is announcing the addition of Suzanne Roeder to its executive leadership team as Chief Growth Officer. In this new role and as part of Suffolk’s vision to redefine how America builds, Ms. Roeder will ensure alignment of vital business functions and oversee the Strategy, Business Development, Marketing, People and Culture, and IT teams to define and drive Suffolk’s strategy in support of its ambitious growth goals. Ms. Roeder will report to Suffolk Chairman and CEO John Fish.

Expanding leadership at the Boston headquarters of America’s Contractor underscores Suffolk’s strong momentum, significant gains in market share, and promising growth in its 10 regions across the country, including the competitive New York market. The Real Deal New York ranked Suffolk #4 on its list of “Top GCs: By Size of New Building Projects” for 2023 – up from #12 in 2022.

Ms. Roeder will guide the connectivity of regional-specific strategies in partnership with regional and center of excellence leadership to continue expanding Suffolk’s diverse portfolio of work nationally across high-growth sectors including life sciences, higher education, aviation, mission critical and government buildings.

“Suffolk must have alignment across our entire leadership team if we are going to meet our ambitious growth plans over the next several years. Suzanne has deep knowledge and experience leading corporate strategies and functions that are critical to growth,” said Mr. Fish. “We are thrilled Suzanne has joined the Suffolk team and we are confident she will have an immediate impact on our organization.”

Ms. Roeder’s experience with companies that lean into technology in combination with her impressive background in operations will provide the necessary multidisciplinary understanding and approach to propel Suffolk toward its commitment to redefine what it means to be a builder. The company uses the most sophisticated technologies and processes and leverages clean data to deliver a more predictable and seamless design and construction process for clients. Suffolk projects are consistently delivered safely with the highest levels of quality and customer service. Suffolk’s strong value proposition and brand has resonated with existing and new clients, adding value for clients across the entire building lifecycle and resulting in significant growth over the past several years.

Suzanne worked at global management consulting firm Bain & Company for more than 20 years, serving in both client-facing and internal operator roles, including Associate Partner, Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of Global Strategic Initiatives. Most recently, Ms. Roeder served as the Chief Business Operations Officer at Perch, a technology-driven commerce company that acquires and operates brands at scale using the Amazon platform. Suzanne earned her MBA at the MIT Sloan School of Management and her B.S. in Systems Engineering at the University of Virginia.

About Suffolk

Suffolk is a national enterprise that builds, innovates and invests. Suffolk is an end-to-end business that provides value throughout the entire project lifecycle by leveraging its core construction management services with vertical service lines that include real estate capital investment, design, self-perform construction services, technology start-up investment (Suffolk Technologies) and innovation research/development.

Suffolk – America’s Contractor – is a national company with more than $5.0 billion in annual revenue, 2,600 employees, and main offices in Boston (headquarters), New York City, Miami, West Palm Beach, Tampa, Estero, Dallas, Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego. Suffolk manages some of the most complex, sophisticated projects in the country, serving clients in every major industry sector, including healthcare, life sciences, education, gaming, transportation/aviation, government, mission critical and commercial. Suffolk is privately held and is led by founder, chairman and CEO John Fish. Suffolk is ranked #8 on ENR’s list of “Top CM-at-Risk Contractors.” For more information, visit and follow Suffolk on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and Instagram.


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