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Experience to Build, Dedication to Quality

Since the company began, SWENSON has sought and retained highly skilled and qualified people who possess the experience, integrity and dedication to navigate the constantly changing construction and development environment. Among the many fine professionals at SWENSON, here are some of our key people:

C. Barron “Barry” Swenson – Chairman

Barry is involved with every project at SWENSON. As Chairman of the Board, he takes an active role in the development of projects and provides insight and guidance for each project team. Barry’s experience in the area of investment, financial planning, construction and real estate development extends over the last 35 years. During the past three decades, Barry has become a recognized leader in the San Jose business community, well known for his ability to create successful projects by structuring innovative partnerships and joint ventures. Barry graduated from San Jose State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration (Business and Industrial Management) and is a native of San Jose, California.

Case Swenson - President & CEO

Prior to joining SWENSON in 2013, Case managed his own construction company, Swenson Development & Construction (SDC) for over two decades. Throughout his career, Case has successfully managed the construction of all building types, including residential, commercial, educational, financial projects and multiple public works jobs. As president of SWENSON, Case is responsible for the operations as well as project development and construction, real estate development, property management and accounting. He provides executive support throughout the life cycle of each project from contract negotiations, pre-construction planning and design with clients and project team to construction feasibility, monitoring cost and schedule through the final stage of project completion. He graduated from the University of Colorado and is an active member of various community organizations such as San Jose/Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce, First Tee of San Jose and is chairman of the Metro A Trust.

Craig Cameron – Chief Financial Officer

Craig oversees financial operations for SWENSON. His responsibilities include accounting and financial reporting, as well as managing company bonding and banking relationships, participating in contract negotiations, and assisting with project financial management. Prior to joining SWENSON, Craig held various corporate titles in accounting and FP&A. He is a graduate of San Jose State University where he earned a B.S. degree in Accounting.

David A. Gibbons – Senior Vice President Construction & Development

David is currently licensed as both a general contractor and a real estate broker. For over 32 years, he has been responsible for hundreds of projects with Swenson, totaling in excess of $1 billion. He has developed expertise in historical renovation and new construction of commercial, industrial, residential, retail and medical facilities. David manages a team of skilled project managers and superintendents.. He graduated with honors from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo with degrees in construction and structural engineering.

Bill Ryan – Senior Vice President Development

Backed by over 30 years in real estate, Bill has directed more than 5 million square feet of construction and development projects, including office, research and development, industrial and warehousing construction, and the renovation of historic buildings. His development group is responsible for land selection and acquisitions, tenant negotiations, entitlements, financing, construction and property management. Bill has worked with every type of client and project, from the Park View Apartment Towers in San Jose to the Skyline at Tamien Station. Bill’s department also acts as liaison with governmental agencies and community and client relationships. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California with a degree in Business Administration.