Greenfire Management Services Announces New Leadership

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Jeb Meier Promoted to President

Greenfire is a young but well-established company and as we look to our second decade of operation, we are excited to continue our diversification in capabilities and geographic reach, while enhancing our existing areas of excellence.

Greenfire Management Services, LLC (GMS), a leading Milwaukee construction management firm, announced today the transition of its leadership to Jeb Meier. Meier most recently served as Greenfire’s chief operating officer and replaces Kip Ritchie, who served as president since 2014. Ritchie recently accepted the role of chief operating officer with Potawatomi Business Development Corporation (PBDC), Greenfire’s parent company.

Meier has played a key role in Greenfire’s leadership team since joining the company in 2012. As chief operating officer, he worked closely with the team to determine the company’s strategic planning, visioning, operations and business development. He also served as Greenfire’s vice president of pre-construction and was actively involved in nearly all of the company’s projects to date, including the historic redevelopment of the Wgema Campus where Greenfire is headquartered.

“I am honored to have the opportunity to lead this incredible team of construction professionals and look forward to work we’ll achieve together,” said Meier. “Greenfire is a young but well-established company and as we look to our second decade of operation, we are excited to continue our diversification in capabilities and geographic reach, while enhancing our existing areas of excellence.”

A LEED accredited professional, a registered professional engineer, and a certified professional estimator, Meier also serves on the Near West Side Commercial Corridor Working Team, Waukesha County’s Business Alliance Construction Executive Council, and the Wauwatosa Village Business Improvement District. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering with a Construction Engineering Management Emphasis from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

“We are incredibly happy to have Jeb take the leadership role at Greenfire,” said Kip Ritchie, Chief Operating Officer at PBDC. “He has contributed to Greenfire’s success and growth over the years in many ways. Jeb is a natural, strategic thinker with an acute attention to detail but most importantly, the team admires his leadership style and his emphasis on teamwork. I can’t think of a better person to lead the next chapter of our company!”

“This will be a natural transition for Jeb as he’s been a foundational part of the company for much if its history,” said Randy Mueller, PBDC’s Chief Executive Officer. “When he joined Greenfire, he established a pre-construction department that differentiated Greenfire from its competitors, won new and repeat business, and contributed greatly to the company’s growth. We are very pleased he will lead Greenfire moving forward.”

ABOUT GREENFIRE MANAGEMENT SERVICES, LLC: Since it was formed in 2010 as a subsidiary of the Potawatomi Business Development Corporation (PBDC), Greenfire Management Services has grown into a leading construction management firm with offices in Milwaukee and Wausau. Greenfire’s portfolio includes major construction projects for some of the Midwest and Wisconsin’s most successful property developers, as well as the Forest County Potawatomi Tribe. Greenfire is a wholly owned company of the PBDC and is a State certified, Native American owned company. For more information visit our website at greenfire.com.

ABOUT THE POTAWATOMI BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION: The Potawatomi Business Development Corporation is owned and operated by the Forest County Potawatomi Community of Wisconsin. The Corporation seeks to diversify the Tribe’s business interests beyond gaming in an effort to secure the future of the Tribe for the next seven generations and beyond. In addition to Greenfire Management Services, other business holdings include Data Holdings, Native Roots Hemp, Wgema Leasing, and several Federal contracting operations. For more information on the Potawatomi Business Development Corporation, visit http://www.potawatomibdc.com.

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