Our Team


Burlingame Office


Dan Oliver

CFO  |  [email protected]

Dan, our CFO, holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management from California State University, Chico. Dan has 20 years of experience managing Public Works projects. He is certified by the Army Corps of Engineers in Construction Quality Management (CQM) and by the Board of Safety Professionals (http://www.bcsp.org/chst) as a Construction Health and Safety Technician (CHST).


Ann Hunt

Controller

Ann has specialized in construction accounting her entire career, which lead to opening her own firm, Computer Crafts Construction Accounting in 1988.  She has held various controller positions throughout her career including time with John Plane Construction.  Ann has extensive experience in all aspects of construction accounting from job budgets, AIA billing, certified payroll, cash management and tracking subcontractor costs through financial statements.  Ann’s passion for efficiency, accuracy, organization, and timeliness helped build Rodan Builders’ reputation for being a well-run company.


Nadja Peterson

HR Director  |  [email protected]

Prior to joining Rodan Builders, Nadja Peterson served as an HR consultant to a number of leading architecture and engineering firms in California. She brings to the company 20 years of management experience in Human Resources, Business Operations and Administration and has developed innovative management techniques that result in enhanced business practices.  Her broad experience in HR includes HR planning and strategy, change implementation, recruiting, performance development and communications. She also has significant experience managing employee relations, benefits, compensation and compliance issues.


Gary Chen

Senior Project Manager  |  [email protected]

Gary joins Rodan from MH Construction Management where he worked as a project engineer on multi-million dollar projects.  Not only does he have experience in the office but he brings years of experience as a laborer.  He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from San Jose State University and has his Engineer-In-Training License (EIT) from the Turner School of Construction Management Program.  His years of experience make him a great addition to Rodan Builders.


Oscar Gee

Senior Project Manager  |  [email protected]

Oscar comes to Rodan after spending more than 11 years with San Francisco Public Works, where he worked as a design engineer and Project Manager on numerous projects including the James R. Herman Cruise Ship Terminal at Pier 27, the Third Street (Lefty O’Doul) Bridge, and various street improvement projects, from the Planning phase all the way through Construction and Closeout phase.  He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of California, Berkeley in Civil and Environmental Engineering, along with a Master’s Degree in Education Policy from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.


Paul Becker

Project Manager  |  [email protected]

Over the past 8 years Paul has successfully managed numerous projects for Rodan in a variety of fields including health care, education, transportation, security, communication, underground utilities and tenant improvement. Paul specializes in OSHPD projects, working in active hospital environments. Paul holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin and a Certificate in Construction Management from the University of California.


Andrew Christensen

Project Manager  | [email protected]

Andrew comes to Rodan after spending almost 4 years with San Francisco Public Works – Project Management Division, where he assisted in managing a $73.2M Fire Station Portfolio, from Concept – Construction Completion. Before this, Andrew spent over 5 years working for General Contractors’ in various positions, both field and management. He has an Advanced Skills Certificate in Construction Management from City College of San Francisco. Andrew’s unique skill from an owner’s prospective set makes him an excellent addition to the Rodan Team.


Alec “Chip” Brennand

Project Manager  |  [email protected]

Chip received a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management from California State University, Chico. He brings field experience with being a laborer, as well as estimating experience to expand his knowledge with the construction industry.  Chip’s hard working attitude makes him a great fit for the Rodan team.


Juan Herrera

Project Manager   |  [email protected]

Juan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from San Francisco State University. He has over 6 years experience in Project Management related to high-end tenant improvement, hospitality and commercial core & shell projects in downtown San Francisco.


Minh Duc Dao

Project Engineer  |  [email protected]

Minh joins the Rodan team in the summer of 2016 after a stint with a detention equipment and security electronics subcontractor.  His major project was the Maple Street Correctional Center in Redwood City, CA.  Minh has a background in design and drafting, earning a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of the Pacific, before switching careers to construction management.


James “Jimmy” Graham

Project Engineer  | [email protected]

Jimmy joins Rodan Builders on the construction management side with previous experience working as a structural engineer.  His education background includes a bachelors degree in structural engineering from UC San Diego and masters degree in civil engineering from San Diego State University.  Jimmy has a wide variety of design skills, with experience in drafting and structural analysis.


Greg Merrill

Project Engineer  | [email protected]

Greg returns to Rodan Builders as a project engineer after spending the previous two summers as an intern with the company.  He recently graduated from CSU Chico with a degree in construction management and was a member of the 2016 team that won the ASC Competition in Commercial design.

 


Ryan Simpson

Project Engineer  | [email protected]

Ryan first came to Rodan for his internship in Summer 2017 and worked on some of our notable projects: Bubb, Huff, and Landels Elementary School, Pollicita, Jefferson and our award winning San Jose Airport FIS Improvements project. He recently graduated from Chico State with a degree in Construction Management and returns to the Burlingame office as a full-time Project Engineer.


Sandra Benvenuto

Accounting Specialist

Sandra has over twenty years of accounting experience.  She is responsible for calculating subcontractor payments, tracking preliminary notices and lien releases, collecting insurance certificates, processing payables and much more.  Her personality and energy make her a positive addition to the Rodan team.


Marina Fitzgerald

Accounting Specialist | [email protected]

Marina comes to Rodan Builders with over 30 years of accounting and bookkeeping experiences in a wide variety of industries that include medical, manufacturing, and electronic retail.  She holds a degree in business administration and accounting from California State University, Hayward.


Miriam Lacues

Bid Coordinator  |  [email protected]

Miriam came to Rodan Builders from Geochron with 20 years of experience in contracts, certified payroll, and bonding. She is responsible for our Bid Forms, Project Listings, Contracts and Certified Payroll Reports. Miriam is a Notary Public.


Elizabeth O’Grady

Project Administrator  |  [email protected]

Elizabeth has a great work ethic and brings 5 years of Project Admin. experience to our team.  She is a major portion of our administration staff and handles our good-faith efforts in the public bidding process as well as advertisements for upcoming bids.


Erica Morgan

Administrative Assistant  |  [email protected]

Erica grew up around many Rodan carpenters and is excited to join the office team. She brings administrative and accounting experience from a previous job at an engineering firm, as well as customer service experience from restaurant jobs. She is working at Rodan part time as she pursues a degree in communications.


Concord Office


Jeff Lovitt

Senior Project Manager  |  [email protected]

Jeff  holds a Degree in Mathematics from University of California, Davis. With 20 years of experience in the building industry, Jeff began his career working on Design Build commercial tenant improvements with an emphasis in food service as a Project Engineer and Project Manager.  He went on to spend 10 years as a Project Manager at West Coast Contractors working on public works projects with heavy emphasis in schools, ranging from elementary through community college projects.  Jeff then went on to partner in a public works contracting firm working as Estimator/Project Manager whose emphasis was small public projects under 2 million dollars in the Sacramento Valley.  At Rodan Builders, Jeff’s experience in the construction field is put to use estimating and bidding new projects, and managing projects in progress.


Lloyd Cavalieri

Project Manager  |  [email protected]

Lloyd comes to us after having spent 20 years in the Surety industry, the last seven as the Regional Director for Contract Surety at RLI Insurance Company.  His early background as a carpenter (Local 22), and later concrete contractor (Bayside Concrete) serve us well as he brings a unique perspective on the construction process.  A graduate of the University of San Francisco (BS Finance), Lloyd is detail oriented and strives to meet both our client’s and subcontractor’s needs.


Karen Goldman-Giammona

Project Manager  |  [email protected]

Karen holds a bachelor’s degree in Interior Architecture from California State Univeristy, Chico.   She joins us from the Interior Design Cooperative of Pleasanton where she spent 12 years in high-end commercial and residential design. Currently she is working with our underground crews on sanitary and storm sewer projects throughout the Bay Area.  Karen is also a Notary Public.


Keith Reynolds

Project Manager  |  [email protected]

Keith received his Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from California State University, Chico.  While he was at Chico State he was a member of the Chico State ASC Heavy Civil Team and gained construction experience with community services. Keith came to Rodan after working in public works for the City of Walnut Creek where he became proficient in AutoCAD Civil 3D.  Before working in the office, Keith had done internships as a laborer and is able to brings field experience to the office side. He is OSHA Certified and continues to demonstrate teamwork as part of the Rodan team.


Cristian Mendoza

Assistant Project Engineer |  [email protected]

Growing up, Cristian helped out his dad on different small projects and was able to learn hands-on work to help him remodel a lot of their friends’ and families’ homes. Prior to starting at Rodan, Cristian worked for a Painting Subcontractor as a part-time P.E./estimator. As a Construction Management student at Cal State East Bay, Cristian participated in the ASC competition in 2017 and 2018. He graduates with a BS in Construction Management in the Summer of 2018.


Jessica Romero

Project Coordinator  |  [email protected]com

Jessica joined Rodan in October 2015 bringing with her years of experience to help support our east bay office.  She has worked in the construction industry her entire career, where she has taken on progressively larger roles over the years.  Her attention to detail and her can do attitude make her a great addition to our company.  Jessica is also a Notary Public.


Both our Burlingame and Concord office teams are supported by a group of field specialists that help us meet project deadlines and convey a positive work environment necessary for a successful project.