Excerpt from The Boston Globe

When Les Hiscoe ascended to the chief executive job at Shawmut Design and Construction four years ago, he eliminated his old position of chief operating officer. He wanted his top team members reporting directly to him. But now, Hiscoe is bringing the chief operating officer job back to Shawmut. The reason? The construction contractor’s meteoric rise requires it.

Four years ago, the company generated nearly $1 billion in revenue and employed about 950 people. In 2019, revenue is expected to be $1.5 billion. The workforce, meanwhile, has grown to about 1,400 people.

Hiscoe’s new number two, Reza Amirkhalili, started on Monday. Hiscoe hired the construction industry veteran from Faithful + Gould, a project management firm.

Among Amirkhalili’s goals: ensuring expertise is shared among all nine of Shawmut’s offices.

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