McDermott + Bull has successfully placed Steve Sylvester as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at The Raymond Group. Steve will play an integral role in shaping the future of the company and will be a visible strategic and operational leader, driving The Raymond Group’s financial success through sound financial decisions and strategic organic growth. He will be reporting directly to The Raymond Group’s Chief Executive Officer, Travis Winsor, and will be a member of the Executive Leadership Team.

Steve brings over 20 years of experience leading construction and real estate development companies with unionized employee groups. His finance and accounting foundation began early in his career, with him serving as a Senior Auditor for Ernst and Young. Steve then moved into accounting operations and finance roles, where he put best practices to use before assuming his first CFO role at Murray Company. Steve then served as CFO for Pan-Pacific Mechanical, a top 15 ENR Mechanical Contractor. Most recently, he acted as CFO at BRYMAX, a young and growing mechanical subcontractor. Mr. Sylvester received his Bachelor of Arts in accounting from Vanguard University of Southern California.

The Raymond Group is one of the industry’s leading interior and exterior contractors, having been named The Engineering News-Record’s (ENR) California Specialty Contractor of the Year. Headquartered in Orange County, California, the company ranks second on ENR magazine’s Top 600 Specialty Contractors List in the category of Wall & Ceiling and 91st in their national overall ranking. Established in 1936, Raymond remains a family-owned company with office locations throughout California and Nevada.

This executive search was completed by McDermott + Bull Managing Director Allen Brady, Executive Recruiter Alyssa Camire, and Research Associate Michael Matranga