Clayco Hires New CFO

James Havel has more than 40 years of experience having previously run the financial activities of companies such as Enterprise Financial Services Corp. and Express Scripts.
James Havel, EVP & CFO, Clayco. Image courtesy of Clayco

Former Ernst & Young Managing Partner James Havel has joined Clayco as executive vice president & chief financial officer. Havel will work together with current CFO Tony Schofield, who, in time, will shift his focus toward strategic initiatives. Both of them will work from the company’s St. Louis office.

Havel will bring to his new position more than 40 years of experience, his financial and operational expertise being linked to companies such as Enterprise Financial Services Corp., Express Scripts and Ernst & Young. He is also the owner of Havel Associates, a financial consulting company he founded at the beginning of 2019. A graduate of Regis University, Havel is also a member of the board of directors of Enterprise Financial Services Corp.  

The new CFO will be involved in all of Clayco’s newest projects. The company, together with its real estate development and investment arm CRG, have recently teamed up with Farpoint Development to launch Decennial Group, a national opportunity zones real estate and energy investment and development platform. They plan to raise $1 billion to invest in commercial, industrial, multifamily and energy projects in opportunity zones nationwide.