Leopardo Promotes Pete Oldendorf, Joe Oetter, and Todd Welch to Vice President Roles
Leopardo is pleased to announce that Pete Oldendorf, Joe Oetter, and Todd Welch have been promoted to vice president of Job Order Contracting (JOC), Controller, and Finance respectively.
Since joining Leopardo in 2013, Pete has significantly grown the company’s JOC market, which now encompasses federal, higher education, industrial, and interior construction. Under Pete’s leadership, Leopardo has worked with numerous government agencies, including the U.S. Postal Service, City of Chicago, as well as Cook and Lake counties. His resume includes multiple Chicago fire stations, bridge restorations, as well as projects for Malcolm X College, University of Illinois Chicago, Department of General Services, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago City Hall, Fulton Market Gateway, and the McCormick Place Alternate Care Facility. Pete’s wide range of industry experience spans 30 years and encompasses a diverse collection of markets and projects of all sizes. He also has a strong background in preconstruction, design-build, and subcontractor management.
Joe started with Leopardo in 1989 and has been one of Leopardo’s most reliable employees. He expertly monitors effective accounting and financial systems, procedures, and controls to safeguard assets and ensure compliance with applicable laws, codes, and rules for financial and tax reporting. Joe oversees the accounting operations and reporting activities of all corporate entities, especially their control systems, transaction-processing operations, and policies and procedures. He also oversees the setup of out-of-state projects. Joe holds a Bachelor of Accountancy from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Gies College of Business and has nearly 40 years of accounting experience. He is also a registered certified public accountant for the state of Illinois.
Starting as an accountant in 2004, Todd quickly grew into the roles of accounting manager and then operations controller. As vice president, Todd will oversee all operations in Leopardo’s finance department. He will also continue to help the department grow and create a culture of success that will further support the company’s goals. Todd brings nearly 20 years of finance experience and holds a Master of Business Administration in Finance and Bachelor of Accounting from Concordia University Chicago.
“To say these promotions are well deserved is an understatement,” said Leopardo CEO Mike Leopardo. “These three individuals have been top performers for years. Their loyalty to Leopardo is a testament to our culture as a place that values its people as family.”