RISE Modular Makes Key Hires in Manufacturing and Finance Executive Leadership

RISE Modular Jacobson Hancharenko Hire
Modular industry veteran Marty Hancharenko and finance leader Brian Jacobson bring successful manufacturing track records to the thriving volumetric modular manufacturer

(MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA)  RISE Modular announces the addition of two members to its leadership team: new chief operating officer of manufacturing, Marty Hancharenko, and chief financial officer Brian Jacobson. They join RISE as it continues demonstrating how volumetric modular is revolutionizing construction with a growing portfolio of successfully completed projects. Hanchareko and Jacobson will provide vital expertise to the RISE team as it grows.

“We’re very fortunate with the team we’ve built at RISE. They’ve driven our early success,” said Christian Lawrence, founder and chief executive officer of RISE Modular. “Marty and Brian are both talented leaders experienced in an integrated manufacturing environment. Their contributions will be invaluable as we evolve as a company and continue to meet our clients’ needs.”

Hancharenko is a highly respected operations executive with more than 16 years of manufacturing leadership experience. Before joining RISE, he was the Director of Manufacturing at BLUvera, a vertically integrated manufacturing and fabrication organization and an affiliate of Mortenson Construction. As the COO of RISE, he leads the charge to optimize the efficiency and adaptability of RISE’s modular manufacturing process and advance its design, engineering, and manufacturing techniques.

“I immediately knew I wanted to be a part of an organization that recognizes the transformative potential of an industrialized approach to construction,” said Hancharenko, “I am excited to join RISE as it continues to leverage technology to build high-quality, cost-effective, sustainable projects for our clients with a quicker speed to market versus a traditional approach.”

Jacobson joins RISE Modular with 20 years of finance leadership with technology and manufacturing companies like Kipsu, Red Wing Shoe Company and General Mills. As the CFO, he oversees all financial and accounting operations, including developing projections and budgets, managing cash flow, financial reporting, and managing relationships with investors and financial institutions. Jacobson is also leading RISE’s ERP system implementation.

“RISE’s integrated service model offers clients significant value; its product, approach and technology are innovative; and the RISE team is adaptive and driven to succeed,” said Jacobson. I’m excited to be a member of this team and this company’s mission to deliver high-quality homes faster, safer, more cost-effectively and sustainably.”

Hancharenko and Jacobson join RISE as the company has four projects in various stages of construction.  Nearing completion are the RISE-developed 202-unit Pentagon Village Apartments in Edina, Minn., and the 127-unit Glenwood Apartments in Minneapolis. RISE is also setting mods for the 16-building affordable scattered-site development in Minneapolis for the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority and Frerichs Construction. The company recently broke ground on its first hotel project, a Home2 Suites in Owatonna, Minn., for Kinseth Development.

“We’re doing something special here at RISE, and the region’s commercial real estate market and the broader modular industry realize it,” said Lawrence. “I’m proud that RISE continues to attract the industry’s best: exceptional professionals who are attracted to the boldness of our vision and our commitment to advancing industrialized construction.”

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