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John-Paul Saenz, PE

Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

John-Paul Saenz, PE

Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

Background & Experience

During his Haskell career, John-Paul Saenz has assumed progressive roles of responsibility from Project Management to Group President before being appointed Chief Operating Officer (COO) in fall 2017. As COO, John-Paul oversees enterprise-wide operations encompassing more than 2,200 Haskell team members, offices across the United States and in Latin America and Asia, and more than $1.75 billion in annual revenue.

John-Paul is credited with several company milestones during his tenure. He established Haskell’s operations in the Latin America Region. He guided Haskell’s largest market, the Food and Beverage Division, to double-digit growth and profitability. Most recently, before being appointed COO, he served as Group President of the Consumer Packaged Goods Group, leading successful acquisitions that globalized and transformed Haskell into one of the preeminent, fully integrated Architecture, Engineering, and Construction firms in the world.


John-Paul graduated from Georgia Tech with a bachelor’s degree in construction and civil engineering. He has an MBA from the University of Florida and has completed executive education at Stanford University and The University of Chicago. He is a Licensed Engineer, Certified General Contractor, and a LEED-accredited professional.

Professional Affiliations

John-Paul is active in many educational, professional and civic organizations including the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce Board, Episcopal School of Jacksonville Board, Cathedral Arts Project Board, HabiJax Board, Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO), American Society of Civil Engineers, U.S. Green Building Council, Associated Builders and Contractors, and several other volunteer organizations. John-Paul also serves as a board director for PET Terra Systems (PTS).


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