Juan Segarra is an accomplished construction executive, entrepreneur, investor, and purpose-driven leader.
Originally from Puerto Rico, Segarra grew up in Tampa, Fla. before ultimately moving to Gainesville to pursue a Business degree at the University of Florida. After graduation, he worked for several reputable Central Florida-based commercial and residential construction firms, in a variety of roles, learning the business of construction from the ground up. In 2008, he founded Foresight Construction Group and has since grown it into a multimillion-dollar organization with reach throughout the Southeast United States and Caribbean.
Segarra’s project experience includes education, military, government, healthcare and transportation projects for some of Florida’s leading organizations – including the University of Florida, United States Army Corps of Engineers Southeast, Moffitt Cancer Center, and Tampa International Airport.
Segarra believes in leading the organization through clarity of purpose and a set of well-defined core values that all team members share. He is passionate about building people, families and strengthening communities. His philanthropic efforts are focused on children and family services, education, humanitarian relief and ministry-related causes. Segarra has personally been recognized by Engineering News-Record as one of the Southeast’s Top Young Professionals for his contributions to the construction industry as well as to the local communities Foresight serves.
Segarra is an active member of the Association of North Central Florida (BANCF); Urban Land Institute North Florida chapter (ULI); Greater Gainesville Chamber of Commerce; Leadership Gainesville Alumni; and the Young President’s Organization (YPO). He is a certified General Contractor (#1520606) and REALTOR®. He currently resides in Gainesville with his family.
Stan Byers oversees Foresight’s Preconstruction department. Prior to his role as Preconstruction Director, Byers served as the Director of Operations and helped launch the Jacksonville and Tampa regional offices. He also oversaw the company’s strategic entry and establishment as a Federal Government contractor. He has been a member of Foresight’s executive team since 2010.
With a career spanning more than 25 years, Byers is a masterful construction professional with experience touching every role of the organization, including estimating, field operations, project management, client relationship management, risk management, training, and executive leadership. A graduate of the University of Florida Rinker School of Construction Management, his expertise includes navigating complex logistics in healthcare, military, airport, and high-rise hospitality environments. Among his many accomplishments, Byers managed the construction of the Ritz Carlton Hotel and Residences (Sarasota, Fla.) – $72M; the Nielsen Media Research Corporate Office (Oldsmar, Fla.) – $72M; and the original Marriott Waterside Hotel (Tampa, Fla.) – $65M.
Byers is responsible for ensuring that every operations team member is adhering to Foresight’s established processes and procedures for the safe, efficient, and quality delivery of every project. He trains and mentors our regional operations managers and directly manages the Preconstruction team. He is directly accountable for Foresight’s safety record as the firm’s highest-ranking safety officer.
Byers is a native of Polk County, Fla. and recently relocated to Jacksonville, Fla. with his family. He is an active member of Associated Builders and Contractors First Coast Chapter (ABC), and Society of American Military Engineers Jacksonville chapter (SAME).
Rich Shannon is a proven leader and accomplished construction executive with 25 years of commercial management experience. In 2020, Rich joined Foresight’s team as Market Vice President overseeing the Tampa office. He provides leadership and management of the market’s strategic plan, personnel, business development, preconstruction, and construction operations. The Tampa division manages projects across Central Florida.
Shannon started in commercial construction in 1995 after graduating from the University of Florida’s M.E. Rinker School of Construction Management. Over the span of his career, Shannon has had the opportunity to lead major company divisions for several highly reputable Central Florida construction firms, both in start-up and established firm environments.
His project experience includes education, retail, industrial, distribution and logistics, and senior living market sectors, for a diverse mix of clients – including Fortune 500 companies, institutional and governmental agencies and private developers. He has spent more than a decade of his career managing projects directly in the Orlando market area. He has completed more than 150 projects in Orange, Osceola and Polk counties.
Shannon is an engaged community leader in the Tampa Bay area and beyond. His involvement includes: Hillsborough Community College Foundation (2019-2020 Immediate Past Chair / 2018- 2019 Chairman of the Board); Leadership Tampa Alumni (Class of 2010); Hillsborough Education Foundation; Pasco Education Foundation; Florida Senior Living Association; Design-Build Institute (DBIA-Florida); Real Estate Investment Council (REIC); International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC); National Association of Industrial & Office Properties (NAIOP); Florida Gulf Coast Chapter-Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC); Junior Achievement-Mentor/Volunteer Teacher; Ronald McDonald House Charities; and Leadership Orlando Alumni.
Cesar Barroso provides leadership and management of the firms’ Finance, Human Resource and Information Technology departments, serving all offices. His expertise is in strategic planning, risk management, forecasting and modeling for healthy and sustainable growth within its active markets. He also oversees the firm’s business continuity planning to ensure that business operations can proceed in times of emergency with minimum downtime. He manages the day-to-day overall business operations of the firm.
Barroso is deeply committed to the processes and internal function of the company – both from a financial and employee development standpoint. Although his primary role lies with finance, he guides the internal role of Human Resources as well. Responsible for both managing and creating efficient systems, Barroso is well-accustomed to the need to be responsive in a deadline-driven industry.
Coming from a background in IT, Barroso also manages office and field technical set ups and needs. Keeping us on the forefront of technology, he has become proficient at developing processes that ensure smooth operations of the company and continual, consistent growth.
Barroso is a graduate of the University of Florida with a degree in Finance from Warrington College of Business. He is based from the Gainesville headquarters and has been a member of Foresight’s executive team since 2010.