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Jeff Gouveia

Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Northeast

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Years at Suffolk:

27 year(s)

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Years in the Industry:

27 year(s)

What is the most exciting thing about working in this business? What is your professional passion?

Construction is a dynamic industry. It is one of the only manufacturing processes not undertaken in a controlled environment. Successfully executing on a client’s vision within a definitive time frame, while factoring in ever-changing conditions and an orchestra of stakeholders and decision makers, is definitely the most exciting challenge in our business. My professional passion is collaborating with bright, talented people who understand they need to work as a team in order to be successful. No one has ever climbed a mountain by themselves.

What do you love to do when you aren’t at work? What is your personal passion and why?

I love to be with my family. They are everything to me.

What was your favorite family experience?

Taking our children to Paris was a definite highlight. They were seven and nine years old at the time. Just watching them lay in the grass in front of the Eiffel Tower was a magical experience for us and them!

What is your greatest Suffolk memory?

The ribbon-cutting ceremony after we completed the Mandarin Oriental Hotel and Residence in Boston. Mandarin Oriental flew in a Lion Dance troupe and a Feng Shui Master to bring good fortune to their newest property. Very cool!

What is your favorite app and why?

Vivino. If you are out to dinner and order a wine that you really like, simply take a picture of the label and voila, you can have a case delivered to your house! Could it be more simple than that?