McKinstry Announces New Chief Financial Officer, Controller
Promotions bolster finance and accounting department leadership
SEATTLE (August 1, 2017) – McKinstry, a national design, build, operate and maintain (DBOM) firm, today announced the promotions of Joseph Hagar to the role of chief financial officer and Yana Lisikyan to the role of controller.
Prior to McKinstry, Hagar worked at the public accounting firm Deloitte, where he obtained his CPA. After leaving Deloitte, Hagar spent several years working at private construction, software and apparel companies. He arrived at McKinstry in 2002 and has since held various roles within the company’s finance and accounting department—including responsibility for financial reporting, financial planning and analysis, mergers and acquisitions, business intelligence and enterprise resource planning (ERP) infrastructure, risk management, contracts and legal matters, project finances, insurance, banking and bonding.
As CFO, Hagar will lead McKinstry’s overall finances and accounting, ensuring that the company’s growth is financially supported while also driving efficiency, handling risk management, and keeping an eye on McKinstry’s financial governance.
Outside of the office, Hagar has served as Board President for the Seattle Children’s Museum, serves on the board of the Puget Sound Construction Financial Management Association and is currently involved with the Seattle Chamber of Commerce. He also volunteers his time coaching youth sports. Hagar earned his Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from Seattle University and his Master of Science in Taxation from Golden Gate University.
Lisikyan began working at McKinstry in 2013 as an accounting manager before her promotion to assistant controller and then to controller. Lisikyan will report directly to Hagar, leading the teams responsible for financial statements, external financial reporting, general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable, treasury management, financial asset management and various special projects.
Before arriving at McKinstry, Lisikyan earned her Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from Seattle Pacific University and worked in the accounting industry for almost a decade. During those years, she earned her CPA and audited McKinstry while working at the public accounting firm Clark Nuber.
“Joseph and Yana are both exemplary leaders,” said McKinstry CEO Dean Allen. “It’s been a pleasure to see them grow over their time here, and I’m confident they can guide our finance and accounting department to continued excellence.”
McKinstry is a full-service design, build, operate and maintain (DBOM) firm specializing in consulting, construction, energy and facility services. The firm’s innovative, integrated delivery methodology provides clients with a single point of accountability that drives waste and redundancy out of the design/build process. With over 1,600 professional staff and tradespeople throughout the United States and operations in more than 15 states, McKinstry advocates collaborative, sustainable solutions designed to ensure occupant comfort, improve systems efficiency, reduce facility operational costs, and optimize profitability “For The Life of Your Building.”