Oakland  – Kleinfelder announced today that Jay Clare has joined the firm as Senior Vice President of Strategic Growth. Clare is a seasoned executive with extensive experience providing strategic leadership for organizational growth. Based in Kleinfelder’s Oakland, CA office, Clare will be responsible for working across the organization to drive organic growth, margin improvement, and acquisitions.

“With Kleinfelder positioned to experience significant growth, Jay fills an important and exciting role,” commented Louis Armstrong, President.  “Jay will be instrumental in leveraging Kleinfelder’s core capabilities to further penetrate targeted markets as well as identifying and nurturing new growth and investment opportunities that deliver sustained, profitable growth for our company.”

Clare comes to Kleinfelder with an extensive background in corporate leadership and growth strategy. Most recently, Clare was responsible for strategic direction and growth of environmental business line services for the oil and gas market throughout the Americas, which exceeded $300 million in annual bookings.  With experience managing global client accounts, Clare has achieved double digit sales growth through enhancing collaboration across operating groups, diversifying services, and strategic hiring and acquisitions. Clare’s multidisciplinary background in environmental, engineering and construction services, along with his experience working in Kleinfelder’s targeted markets, will aid in successful identification, evaluation and development of new opportunities and growth initiatives.

“I am thrilled to be joining Kleinfelder in this leadership capacity where I will have the opportunity to work with the executive leadership team, staff, and clients to achieve the company’s growth objectives,” said Clare. “I’m looking forward to leveraging my market knowledge and experience with strategic growth initiatives to have a personal impact on delivery of client services, employee career development, and profitable growth.”