Leopardo Promotes Dave Rutledge to Senior Vice President of Healthcare and Senior Living

Leopardo is pleased to announce that Dave Rutledge has been promoted to senior vice president of Leopardo’s healthcare and senior living business unit. Dave joined Leopardo in 2009 as a project engineer before rising to project executive in 2018 and subsequently vice president in 2021. During his nearly fifteen years with the company, Dave has completed millions of square feet of construction and has played a key role in expanding Leopardo’s client relationships within the healthcare and senior living markets.

Over the course of his career, Dave has meticulously managed some of the most complex healthcare and hospital construction projects in the area. Some of the most notable projects on his resume include the 130,000-square-foot Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, the 55,000-square-foot and 50,000-square-foot new medical office buildings for Duly Health and Care in Bloomingdale and Westmont, Illinois, as well as the 70,772-square-foot and 50,000-square-foot new outpatient care centers for Northwest Community Healthcare in Buffalo Grove and Kildeer, Illinois. Most recently he oversaw the construction of Upshot Medical Center at Mills Park, a 72,000-SF, five-story north tower and a 90,000-SF, six-story south tower – one of the only Class A, LEED-designed medical office projects of this size in the country.

In his new role, Dave will oversee all aspects of Leopardo’s healthcare and senior living business unit, including mentoring and developing young talent.

“It’s been a privilege to work alongside Dave for the last fifteen years and see him grow into the leader he is today,” said Leopardo President Giancarlo Pacini. “Dave is a trusted mentor, a phenomenal developer of talent, and his passion for his work is second to none. We think under his leadership Leopardo’s healthcare market will continue to thrive and transform patient care through the construction of state-of-the-art facilities.”

Dave holds a Master of Architecture Degree from the University of Illinois, as well as a Bachelor’s in Architectural Studies. He is also a LEED Accredited Professional of Building Design + Construction.