Our Team

Our people are our greatest strength.

 

Holt’s senior leadership and our commitment to our core values provides the organizational management and oversite for our work. With an expanding professional team of several hundred, we continue to invest in new talent, grow existing professionals, and cultivate the next generation of builders.

JACK HOLT

Chairman

Jack Holt has been in the leadership position for over 45 years, since purchasing the firm
from his father, Fred Holt, in 1974. As a third generation owner, Holt has overseen the
dramatic growth of the firm over the past 15 years with a strategic focus on several core
markets including, but not limited to, Aviation, Corporate Interiors, and Healthcare.
Under his leadership, Holt Construction has grown its clientele across multiple markets
and geographic locations such as New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts,
and Texas. Holt has provided substantial support to humanitarian and charitable
organizations in Hudson Valley, NY and specifically Rockland County, NY area, and has
been recognized by several organizations

PATRICIA ZUGIBE

Chief Executive O. cer

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CHRISTOPHER ASARO

President

Setting a standard for the organization’s 250 people on a day-to-day basis, Asaro and his
leadership team have consistently increased the firm’s revenue since 2001 and have
opened o ces in k ey geographic areas throughout the nation. Considered one of the
nation’s leaders in Aviation construction, Asaro has fostered key relationships throughout
the country with Carriers, Concessionaires, and the A/E/C community. Asaro has instituted
a culture at Holt that focuses on client service and satisfaction while also maintaining a
family atmosphere at the 100-year-old firm. Asaro has been recognized by several
organizations, including most recently being honored by the Women Builders Council for
his commitment to elevating women in construction and other M/WBE organizations for
their advancement in the A/E/C industry. Asaro has been a driving force behind the
successful relationships we have built with our repeat clientele.

MATTHEW ANSELMI

Chief Financial Officer

Matthew Anselmi is Holt Construction’s Chief Financial Officer. A veteran construction
accounting professional, Anselmi manages all financial, accounting, and risk and capital
management operations for the firm. With over 25 years’ experience in the construction
accounting field, he is responsible for the firm’s long term financial planning and annual
budgeting. His experience with audit and analysis, in conjunction with his knowledge of
information systems and financial statement preparation, support his integral
contributions to the financial health of the company. Before assuming his position as CFO
in 2014, Anselmi served as Holt’s controller for over 19 years. 

JEANNE SPLAVER

Corporate Secretary

As Holt Construction’s Corporate Secretary, Jeanne Splaver brings almost a quarter
century of experience in corporate finance, operations, tax compliance, and accounting to
her position. In her role, Splaver serves as an officer of Holt, records board meeting
minutes, and maintains key corporate documents and records. As a senior financial
manager at Holt, Splaver manages the accounts payable staff, transactional tax functions,
o ce finance matt ers, and national lease renewals. In addition, Splaver ensures
compliance with all corporate and contractor registrations and licensing requirements. As
a trusted, deadline oriented, resourceful, and responsible professional, she is an integral
support to Holt Construction’s core leadership.