LEADERSHIP

Meyer Najem’s leadership team is comprised of industry professionals who bring passion, confidence and integrity to all aspects of the firm. We take great pride in shaping how business should be done by being transparent, innovative and honest.

Karl Meyer

Chairman of the Board

Karl and Anthony Najem founded Meyer Najem in 1987. Their relationship began in college, where they were fraternity brothers at Purdue University. From the beginning, Karl’s focus has been on business systems and operations, while Anthony fosters business development and the private side of the company’s portfolio.

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Today, Karl oversees multiple operating entities, leads the company’s strategic direction, and maintains close interaction between clients and company operations. He sets the tone for the company with his commitment to serving our corporation, clients, and community with integrity and honesty.

Karl has been actively involved in the community throughout his career with organizations including Westminster Neighborhood Services, Indiana High School Academy, Riverview Hospital Foundation, and Catholic Youth Organization.

Karl holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and a Minor in Civil Engineering from Purdue University.

Anthony Najem

Chief Executive Officer

Anthony and Karl Meyer founded Meyer Najem in 1987. Their relationship began in college, where they were fraternity brothers at Purdue University. From the beginning, Anthony’s focus has been on business development and the private side of their portfolio, while Karl has focused on business systems and operations.

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Anthony is responsible for Meyer Najem’s strategic plan and approval of the annual operating budget. He stresses high levels of safety, quality, and service for the firm and has built strong relationships that have established the company as a best-in-class construction firm that cares about its people and the communities it serves.

During his career, Anthony has served on several boards and has been involved with many associations. He has built strong philanthropic relationships in central Indiana with non-for-profit organizations and serves on several Purdue University boards. He is also a champion of the arts and was instrumental in the creation of a public, rotating art display on the second floor of Meyer Najem’s headquarters.

Anthony holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Building Construction Management from Purdue University.

Tim Russell

President

Tim was Meyer Najem’s third employee, joining Karl Meyer and Anthony Najem shortly after the construction management firm was established in 1987.  Tim is responsible for the coordination, direction, and administration of all affairs of the company. He serves our corporation, clients and the community with integrity and honesty while focusing on value-oriented solutions developed through collaboration and communication.

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Tim says what sets Meyer Najem apart from their competition is we are still a small company that competes against large national contractors. “We’ve grown significantly, and we can compete with bigger firms,” he says. “We have an entrepreneurial atmosphere. Our family culture and work hard and play hard philosophy has helped us attract young talent. What we offer for our employees-Friday morning breakfasts, happy hours, picnics, baseball games-is a very attractive environment.”

Throughout his career, Tim has been actively involved in industry and community organizations including the Coalition for Construction Safety, Indiana Construction Roundtable, Indiana Subcontractors Association, and the Giving Hope Foundation.

Tim holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Building Construction Management from Purdue University.

Sam Mishelow

Chief Strategy Officer

Sam develops strategy and execution plans, monitors the external marketplace, and maximizes opportunities for the future. Sam is an incredibly devoted member of our community. He was awarded the 2018 OneZone Volunteer of the Year Award and the Indiana Leadership Forum’s Outstanding Professional Award, and is a member of the Indiana Rural Health Association, F.B.I. Citizen’s Academy, Carmel Police Department Citizens Academy, Indiana Construction Roundtable, and Diversity Roundtable of Central Indiana.

Toby Holcomb

Executive Vice President of Operations

Toby Holcomb is a certified Green Build professional, and leads project team members with responsibilities to coordinate preconstruction and construction activities. He is a member of the Witham Hospital Advisory Board. At Meyer Najem, Tony says he is most passionate about “the opportunity to use my abilities to the fullest extent.”

Brian Falcon

General Counsel

Brian currently serves as Meyer Najem’s General Counsel. Brian attended law school at Indiana University and does an excellent job of helping Meyer Najem manage risk in an efficient and prudent manner. Brian says, “There is an excellent culture and a feeling of value that comes from working at Meyer Najem. It starts at the top with the operational leadership and filters its way through the entire organization.”

Kevin McGovern

Executive Vice President – Senior Living & Education

As Executive Vice President of the Senior Living and Education markets, Kevin’s responsibilities are to coordinate preconstruction and construction activities until the project is handed over to the Owner. Kevin enjoys the culture at Meyer Najem and believes that simply working hard provides a wealth of opportunities.

Chris McCracken

Executive Vice President – Healthcare

As Executive Vice President of the Healthcare market, Chris leads project team members with responsibilities to coordinate preconstruction and construction activities. Chris always puts the client first. Chris’ approach is understanding the big picture, knowing that that always helps with smaller challenges. He is proud of the construction completed across the country, specifically for our nation’s veterans.

Jeremy Dixon

Executive Vice President – Commercial & Special Projects

As Executive Vice President of the Commercial market, Jeremy’s responsibilities are to coordinate preconstruction and construction activities until the project is handed over to the Owner. He is an active member of the community and is a graduate of the Hamilton County Leadership Academy. At HCLA, Jeremy helped spearhead projects to address the lack of affordable housing in Hamilton County.

Matt Weaver

Chief Technology Officer

Matt is responsible for overall operations and the maintenance of the firm’s business information systems. Matt’s journey at Meyer Najem started in 1999 as an intern. Through his hard work and dedication, Matt has advanced to Chief Technology Officer. Matt was an Indiana Business Journal’s CTO of the Year nominee in 2016.

Nate Lelle

Executive Vice President of Business Development

With over 20 years of experience at Meyer Najem, Nate serves as Executive Vice President of Business Development. Nate’s time is spent cultivating relationships and business opportunities. He helps to guide clients through a meaningful and smooth construction process. He is passionate about seeing each construction project come alive with the owner’s unique creativity, vision, and dream.

Scott Stull

Chief Financial Officer

As Chief Financial Officer, Scott provides overall direction for the financial operations of the company. He says, “one of the main reasons I love working at Meyer Najem is the teamwork that takes place throughout the organization. There is a tremendous respect level for one another and this translates into getting tasks accomplished.” As an expert in the field, Scott has taught Construction Accounting for 13 years at IUPUI.

Traci Hardin

Vice President of Safety & Compliance

Traci leads Meyer Najem’s safety program for all projects, human resources, diversity, leadership, training, and mentoring. Traci has been an advocate and leader for Meyer Najem. She has led Meyer Najem to receive some of the highest awards and accolades for safety in construction. Honesty and optimism guide her work each day. Traci enjoys the culture at Meyer Najem and interacting with employees in the office and at project sites.

Maynard Soukup

Special Projects Division Manager

With 30 years of experience, Maynard brings a wealth of expertise in leading Meyer Najem’s Small Projects Division. His position includes unique and out-of-ordinary construction projects, but his goal always remains the same. His objective is to help clients successfully achieve their individualized goals in quality, function, and budget.

Rick Koesters

Trades Manager

As Trades Manager, Rick oversees Meyer Najem’s self-performing trades, giving owners the expertise of a true builder. Whether it is a unique and creative interior project or a complete building renovation, Rick knows the details, challenges and solutions for success. With Rick’s expertise, Meyer Najem’s projects come to life.