I am a seasoned business executive and professional engineer with 37 years of experience.
After two decades of executive leadership with a large firm, I retired in 2020 to established Intentional AdVennTures, LLC to share my career experiences through leadership coaching, consulting, and board service.
I am also currently Board Chair of Cargas Systems, Inc., an employee-owned technology company in Lancaster, PA that offers software from Microsoft, Sage, and Salesforce as well as custom-developed products. I have been an external director at Cargas since 2016.
Prior to my current ventures, I enjoyed 28 years with Larson Design Group (LDG). In that time, LDG grew from a 50-person Williamsport, PA business into a $57 million national architecture, engineering & surveying company with 385 employees.
Under my leadership as President and CEO from 2000-2020, LDG emerged as a national firm based on a strong vision for growth, its employee-ownership culture, and by executing:
- Client projects in 43 states
- 9 organic office start-ups across five states
- 2 mergers & acquisitions of smaller firms
- 2 ESOP-based generational ownership transitions
- Focused leadership development efforts
- Governance updates to add board committees and external directors
These efforts yielded CAGRs of 11% for revenue and 17% for stock value from 1999-2019 along with annual progress up the ENR Top 500 rankings to #282 in May 2020.
My early career efforts focused on bridge design and inspection work with TVGA, Inc., the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, and N.H. Bettigole, P.C. in NY, PA, and NJ.
I received a BS in Civil Engineering from Lehigh University and hold professional engineering licenses in Pennsylvania and New York. I am also a graduate of the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Senior Executives Institute.