Sullivan International Group, Inc. is a team driven organization. The company is built around service areas that generate independent products and services. All team members are responsible for the success of each of the respective areas and actively support the development of service area. Each member of the team utilizes each other and the appropriate technical resources and personnel to get the job done. Sullivan's team approach has yielded dramatic success.
Steven E. Sullivan
Chief Executive Officer
Chairman of the Board
Steven E. Sullivan has been Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Sullivan International Group, Inc. since November 1998. As the original founder of Sullivan International Group he has been involved in the firm’s growth and success from the beginning, taking a small one man company to #7 on the Inc. 500 by the end of 2004. Today he is responsible for providing strategic direction and guidance for all Sullivan business units, including multiple joint ventures and other strategic partnerships. Mr. Sullivan served in the United States Naval Submarine Force from 1983 to 1999. He has a B.S. degree from Southern Illinois University and also holds multiple professional certifications.
Mr. Sullivan has served on the boards of several small businesses and non-profits in various capacities to include the Sullivan Children's Foundation (SCF), a California 501(c)(3) non-profit he helped create in 2004. He has served as the President and on the Board of Directors of San Diego EarthWorks, a nationally affiliated environmental education organization, the CalTrans Small Business Council (CSBC), and President of the Small Environmental Business Advisory Council (SEBAC). Steve is also an individual member of the Association of Environmental Professionals (AEP), and a corporate member of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA), the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA), the Association for Unmanned Vehicles Systems Association (AUVSI) and the United States Navy League.
Bruce A. Quattrone
Bruce A. Quattrone, as President of Sullivan International leads all company operations to include both operating divisions as well as corporate support services. Mr. Quattrone brings to Sullivan a strong financial background and exceptional leadership skills which he will use to lead the company to fulfill their mission of being a world class firm. Mr. Quattrone joins Sullivan after over 26 years of proven leadership in similar engineering and environmental firms. He will continue to focus the management team on project execution, communication amongst all staff, team building and staff morale.
Before joining Sullivan, Mr. Quattrone spent eleven years as the Chief Financial Officer of Jones & Stokes where he integrated six acquisitions into the existing business operations which included nineteen branch offices. His executive leadership led to record levels of both revenue and profits and his efforts to buy out the company ESOP saved the firm $10Million over seven years. Previous positions boast similar accomplishments. As Vice President of Operations and Finance at ATC Associates, he managed the financial performance of seventy five (75) field offices and integrated eleven acquisitions into existing operations. While at Balsam Environmental Consultants, Inc; as the President and COO, he grew business 40% per year for the first two years and as the CFO for EIP Associates he turned around a $75,000 loss to a gain of $870,000 in a twelve month period.
Mr. Quattrone holds a B.S. degree in Accounting from San Diego State University. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family and deep sea fishing. He lives with his wife and 2 children in Folsom, CA.
Tim Davis plays a critical role in developing and implementing the national strategy for Sullivan International Group. As a member of the executive leadership team, he acts as a financial advisor to the Service Area Managers, evaluating and assisting them with their financial plans and economic forecasting and budgeting. He is responsible for overseeing all fiscal and fiduciary responsibilities for the organization.
Mr. Davis joined Sullivan in 2010 as the Corporate Controller and has nearly a Decade of experience in the Architectural/Engineering and Environmental sector, most recently serving as a Regional Controller with ICF International, managing a business line well over $80 million in annual revenues. Prior to ICF, Mr. Davis spent 7 years at Lionakis, a multidiscipline Architectural, Engineering, and Interior Design firm where he was the Director of Finance, as the firm nearly doubled in size to annual revenues of $40 Million.
Mr. Davis has a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of California, Davis and is a Certified Public Accountant (California). He spends his free time golfing and enjoying the outdoors with his wife, Heather and two young children in Sacramento, CA.
Corporate Quality Manager
Merry Coons is the Corporate Quality Manager for Sullivan International Group. She is responsible for developing and implementing Quality Assurance programs and initiatives across the company. She also serves as the Quality Manager for several client programs. Ms. Coons brings to Sullivan a strong background in the environmental consulting industry including technical and project management expertise. This background provides her with a unique perspective from which to form and guide the company culture of quality; one that understands the need to achieve and exceed customer expectations.
Before joining Sullivan, Ms. Coons’ primary responsibility was project management with a focus on remediation system design, construction management, and system operation, optimization, and exit-strategy-development. She is experienced at managing teams of multidisciplinary professionals and has managed both technically and administratively, projects valued at over $21 million. She has directed teams of up to 15 engineers and scientists and up to 59 concurrently active specialty subcontractors on large scale, complex investigatory and remediation efforts for which she received commendations for health and safety and client support. She has directed site investigations, bench and pilot-scale technology evaluations, process and piping designs, and plan/report preparation including sampling plans, feasibility studies, and CEQA documentation. She successfully supported client and community liaison activities associated with communicating project status and successes to regulators and the public. She has also managed and directed large-scale construction and demolition work.
Ms. Coons graduated from the University of California at San Diego with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering. She is a California registered Professional Engineer. She, her husband Kevin, and 7-year old son Ben enjoy snow skiing, motor cross, and the good company of friends and family. They make their home in San Diego, California.
Human Resources Director
Janice Rougas as the Human Resources Director for Sullivan International Group guides and manages the overall provision of Human Resources services, policies, and programs for the entire company. Ms. Rougas has held progressively responsible positions in Human Resource Management. During her previous position as Human Resources Manager for a company engaged in mobile content publishing she created and managed the Human Resource function. She has significant experience in Strategic Planning, Policy Development and Auditing, Employee Relations, Performance Management and Recruitment & Selection.
Ms. Rougas has a B.S. in Information and Decision Systems and an M.B.A. with an emphasis in Human Resource Management from San Diego State University. In addition to her many years of experience in Human Resources, she holds a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification and she is a member of the National Society for Human Resource Management.
Secretary, Board of Directors
Ed Sternagle serves as Corporate Secretary of the Company. Ed also provides strategic planning management services to the Company and manages certain Sullivan corporate functions that support the company operating divisions.
Prior to joining Sullivan, Ed actively consulted with the City of San Diego and other municipalities to help increase the efficiency and effectiveness of city government. Ed also represented VISTAGE (formally TEC), an international organization of over 8000 CEOs in 14 different countries. He acted as a VISTAGE Group Facilitator, coaching and mentoring CEOs in individual groups of sixteen members. Ed completed an assignment as the Executive Director of UC Riverside Connect. In that capacity, he coached entrepreneurs and CEOs of start-up and early stage companies to “connect” with the resources they need to be successful.
During his career, Mr. Sternagle has accumulated over 30 years of unique general business and technical management experience. He has started several high tech businesses and has grown those to be successful, profitable companies. Mr. Sternagle has also held key senior management positions at several technology companies including Computer Sciences Corporation, Xerox, Hand Held Products, Ticketron, and Mitchell International.
Ed is the inventor of a U.S. Business Process Patent and has had overall program management responsibilities for major business systems in the aerospace, automotive, real estate, manufacturing, retail, and entertainment industries. He has been able to broadly apply practical organizational and business development concepts to help entrepreneurs start and grow high tech companies. Ed holds a degree in Business Administration.
Stewart Bornhoft, P.E., P.M.P.
Mr. Bornhoft leads our Navy environmental programs and also serves as our Corporate Health and Safety Director. As Program Manager for the $40 million NAVFAC Southwest Multi Media Environmental Compliance contract, he provides multidisciplinary environmental services to our valued Navy Clients throughout the country. He earned his Professional Engineer registration from Virginia in 1979 and gained his Project Management Professional credential in 2006.
Prior to joining Sullivan, Mr. Bornhoft had 39 years experience in engineering and program/project management and leadership positions, encompassing both government and private sector service. During his last 12 years in industry, he simultaneously managed three major Indefinite Delivery / Indefinite Quantity programs totaling $760 million, served as Regional Operations Manager for environmental and clean construction and as Regional Director of the PM Department overseeing more than 70 program/project managers from Kentucky to Korea. During his 26 years on active duty in the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), he commanded two Districts, directing high visibility, large scale operations, involving 1,700 people located throughout 10 Midwestern states; served twice in the USACE HQs; and concluded his uniformed career as the Director of Public Works at Fort Sill, OK, a major Army installation. Earlier in his career he commanded combat engineer soldiers during two tours in Vietnam.
Mr. Bornhoft holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the US Military Academy at West Point, a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Tech, and a Master of Business Administration from Long Island University. He also taught Electrical Engineering at West Point for three years.