If you haven’t heard of Kevin Seawright, he is the former Executive Vice President and CFO of the Newark Community Economic Development Corporation, an organization aimed at attracting and growing businesses in Newark, NJ.
Founded in 2007, the Newark CEDC is also highly regarded as an economic catalyst for business, as well as real estate development. Kevin Seawright is an Almeda University alumnus who earned his Master of Business Administration degree in 2006, before going on to study Executive Leadership, at the famed University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business.
Throughout his career, Seawright has held a number of high profile positions, one of which being Vice President of Operations for Tito Contractors, a general contracting and construction management firm headquartered in Washington, DC.
In his role with the firm, Seawright was tasked with reorganizing and restructuring an accounting department, comprised of eight employees, as well as helping to increase the firm’s revenue, which he accomplished by adopting aggressive collection and bargaining tactics. He also implemented a performance tracking system, to help better manage the firm’s government and private contracts.
Kevin Seawright is also known for his contributions to RPS Solutions, where he served as the company’s Managing Partner and Chief Operating Officer. Founded in 2015, RPS Solutions is a real estate firm predicated on providing affordable housing solutions in Baltimore, MD, as well as surrounding areas.
He was also instrumental in helping forge a partnership with Baltimore City Officials, and Housing and Community Development, to convert underdeveloped housing units into viable real estate properties for first-time homebuyers. Read more: Newark economic development group names CFO and Increasing Baltimore Homeownership is Goal of RPS Solutions New Partnership with National Community Stabilization Trust
Seawright also served as Executive Director of Operations for Collington Episcopal Life Care, a continuing care retirement community for active seniors.
In this role, Seawright fulfilled duties that included overseeing capital funding and planning, contract negotiations, and collective bargaining. In addition, he was heavily involved in the areas of human resource management, labor relations, operational reform planning, and a host of other roles.
So, what’s next for Seawright? Well, according to his Linkedin profile, he recently took on the role of Chief Operating Officer for the state of Philadelphia; in light of his prior experience in the finance and business management sectors, this will likely be, yet another, successful endeavor.
Learn more about Kevin Seawright: http://www.phillypurge.com/2017/12/21/kevin-seawright-rps-solutions-teams-up-with-christ-haven-pentecostal-church-for-christmas-toy-drive/ and http://epodcastnetwork.com/kevin-seawright-on-continuing-education-and-notre-dames-executive-leadership-program/