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Los Angeles, California, United States
February 17, 2018

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Sam Hanna email: phone +1-310-***-****

For the past 20+ years, Mr. Hanna has held the positions of CAD Manager, Project Manager, Director of Information Technology, CIO, CTO and COO at various firms, one of which was Widom Wien Cohen O'Leary Terassawa (WWCOT) Architects, taking them from a 40-person firm to a 155+ person firm, quadrupling the assets and infrastructure capacities to provide the room for growth needed. Starting everything from scratch, Sam laid down a 10-year plan for development that saved thousands of dollars and enabled WWCOT to manage the resources better and work smarter, not harder. Mr. Hanna’s dedication to his work is only surmounted by his determination for excellence in his daily activities and building strong relationships and business endeavors.

Education / Registrations / Certificates

Bachelor of Architecture, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Helwan – 1989 AIA / associate member

CSI / member

NIBS / member


EDX Zurich / Information Architecture - Urban Planning / Smart Future Cities - 2017 Advanced Computer Skills

NT OS, Windows Server 2000/2003/2008/2010/2013 and Linux / Mac X-Server / Macintosh, Linux, DOS (all versions), Win 95/98/2000/ NT/XP/VISTA/7/8/10

Network operations, LAN/WAN architecture and Telecom integration Telnet, FTP, HTTP, HTTPS, JAVA and most Web protocols and utilities Firewalls, Switches, Routers, WAN/LAN, VOIP, Extranet, Intranet, SAS, NAS, SAN, Cisco, Linksys, Shoretel, Panasonic, 3Com, Nortel systems Scanners, Laser printers, Network printers, Color Laser Printers, Plotters and MFPs Software installations and upgrades, trouble shooting, cross platform operations and support for desktop computers, servers, notebooks and smart phones

Communication/SQL/SharePoint Servers, Deltek Advantage/Vision, BST, Newforma, FMS (Facilities Management Systems) Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, In-Design, PageMaker, Separator, Premiere, Dimensions, Acrobat, Photoflash and CS Suite Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, Publisher, Outlook, Access, InfoPath, Visio and OneNote Microsoft SharePoint, Macromedia Freehand, Director, Quark Express, Corel Draw, Word Perfect ArchiCAD, AutoCAD/Revit/3D Studio thru release 2011, Ecotect, Sketch-Up NavisWorks + Simulate, OPS, Speclink, E-Specs, Primavera Work Experience

CTO 2010 - Present

Design Studio Architects

Managing day-to-day operations for the corporation, providing key briefings and reports during monthly meetings on key areas of operations: accounting, technology, production, project management, licensing, workflows, training and resource allocation. Responsible for leading the financial, operations, and human resources functions including:

• Develop the new corporate identity and graphics package.

• Setup of the accounting system, billing rates, invoicing and project billing structure.

• Designed and managed the deployment of the information technology infrastructure and telecom, both in-house and mobile/remote/wireless systems.

• Creation of CAD/BIM/Office standards, employee manual, workflow process customization and management.

• Resource allocation system deployment and project management structure setup.

• Procurement, invoicing, payroll, employee interviews and benefits negotiation, office management, and governance compliance education.

• Legal counsel communication, consultant and project contracts, client agreements employment letters.

• Resume setup and design for all principals in the firm, established online system for project data collection and RFP/ RFQ/SOQ automation.

• CRM selection, customization, deployment and administration of staff training. Sam Hanna email: phone +1-310-***-****

• Departmental workflow identification and implementations, training curriculums and standards development.

• Media and local chamber associations, marketing and client event planning.

• Supervising the administrative staff including the firm’s Controller, Accounting/HR Manager, Accounting Clerk, Project Administrator, IT Manager, Office Clerk, and Receptionist

• Accrual and cash basis financial reporting (Income Statements, Balance Sheets, Office Earnings Reports, Resource Utilization, etc.)

• Cash management, cash basis projections, accounts payable, payroll and time cards

• Debt management, banking relationship, accounting supervision and CPA liaison

• Billing projections, monthly billing, accounts receivable management and collections

• State licensing and business certification/qualification

• Operating budget development, implementation and overhead management

• Project financial reporting – project budgets, labor allocations, and consultant fee management Professional experience

• Staffing assignments of design professionals and CAD/BIM production staff

• Insurance procurement – general liability, professional liability, medical, dental, LTD/STD, life, etc.

• Lease negotiations, physical plant and improvements, capitol investment and procurement

• Leading office, finance and project management meetings

• Employee recruiting, interviews, hiring, terminations, policies and performance review

• Employment attorney liaison

Project responsibilities:

• Go/no-go analysis and fee proposals

• Owner/Architect contractual terms and conditions, fee development and negotiations

• Consultant/Associate Architect contracts, fee negotiations, and fee management

• Firm wide project schedule, project budgets and resource allocations

• Risk management, claims management and malpractice attorney liaison

• General project management supervision and support

• Additional services strategy and correspondence, document control/filing system Principal/Director of Information Technology 1999 - 2010 WWCOT - Widom Wein Cohen O’Leary Terasawa Architects Manage day-to-day information technology operations for the corporation, managing a staff of two Network Administrators and three CAD/BIM Managers, reporting directly to the Managing Partner and the Board of Directors. Key Member of the Operations team, responsible for four offices nationally (150+ employees) and two international offices in Mexico and China, providing key briefings and reports during monthly meetings, on key areas of operations such as technology, production, project management, licensing, workflows, training, business process gaps and resource allocation. Duties included but were not limited to:

• Developed the current CAD/BIM standards, architectural templates and details. Formed the inter-office CAD Leaders group to maintain and assist in collection of feedback and comments for further improvements

• Planning, managing and overseeing all IT projects from server deployments, network configurations, software deployments and work flow implementations, training curriculums and standards’ development to telecom installations, telecom circuit upgrades and configuration for the entire infrastructure of the corporate network

• Designed the network architecture throughout all offices, including server deployments and operating system installations, group and security policies, access restrictions, remote access, user groups, wireless integration, WAN/ LAN connectivity and setup

• Developed a disaster recovery plan, business continuity and backup policies for all offices.

• Started the current evaluation system for all employees to analyze CAD/BIM skill level, training and project-gained experience, which resulted in, better project team selection

• Planned the BIM transition from AutoCAD to Revit and implemented training courses and production strategies for guided project developments following the pilot testing Sam Hanna email: phone +1-310-***-****

• Supervising a team of 3 CAD Managers and 10 CAD Leaders across all offices with biweekly reporting and semi- monthly meetings for standard and policy updates

• Transitioned the accounting department to new state-of-the-art system that contributed to a more streamlined timesheet input, resource allocation and improved billing process

• Structured the Technology budget for all offices and managed procurements, vendors, hardware suppliers and software licensing

• Supervising a team of 2 Network Administrators and 3 Consultants with daily and weekly reports and bi-weekly meetings for security, software, hardware and network updates

• Coordinated the resource allocation segment of the daily operations for all offices, guiding and training the project managers and principals on the process

• Supported marketing with RFP/RFQ processes for resume and data allocations through an online system for faster response time and better reporting capabilities

• Implemented a new testing system for all new candidates, interviewed and recommended potential key candidates with special requirements for IT/CAD skills

• Created an online help-desk system, to streamline user support requests and coordinate online documentation, collaboration and knowledge management for departments and project teams

• Analysis for potential mergers including operations, workflows, routines, resources, accounts and equipment

Project Manager/Architect 1997 - 1999

Leidenfrost-Horowitz Architects

Project Manager leading a team of 10 Architects. Conducted on-site surveys, site analysis and field trips throughout the USA for major retail clients. Code checking and Building Dept. communications. LOD and preliminary CAD design for commercial spaces. Including plans and storefront designs from sign-off to final Landlord approval for over 82 shops. Prototypes evaluation and modification, specifically product stands and display units. Assisted in installation and trouble shooting of applications, hardware and cross platform operations from Mac to Win 95/98 & NT.

Architect / Director of Design 1991 – 1997

MM Group (Bernhardt/Siemens/Jaguar)

Formed a team of 7 designers and 3 drafters for the architectural department of 17 subsidiaries within the conglomerate. Reporting and working close to the chairman and 5 directors of the group, to organize work schedules and job assignments, as well as group image update. Setup job manuals and operations procedures, utilizing a very efficient team. Design themes and booth layout for fashion shows car shows and product exhibition, including materials colors and dress codes. Create corporate graphics, presentations and graphics for the group and its subsidiaries. Co-administration of the department networks that included Apple Macintosh / Win 95 / Win NT systems. Tasks included planned installations and deployments of new software/hardware, staff training and user support. Interior design and furniture details for retail outlets and corporate offices. Including display units for retail outlets and product stands. Designed retail outlets, corporate offices and industrial plants. Starting from concept to production phase as well as field surveys and site analysis. Managed and organized all inbound / outbound electronic files, job traffic, negotiating bids, samples, production and follow-up.

Manager of Information Systems / Architect / CAD 1989 – 1991 KRUPPS

Managed the IT/CAD departments, performed staff training and support for the HP-9000 System / Digitizer supervision. Design analysis for graphics and production materials. Started utilization of macros / templates for increased productivity to most staff. Development of work flows for repetitive operations and manual tasks. Installed and supported various software applications and hardware systems.

Sam Hanna email: phone +1-310-***-**** References

Edward Takahashi

Principal / EKT Forensics Architects, INC.


Steve Nakada

Principal / Nakada Associates, INC.


Dean Vlahos

Principal / VLAHOS Architects


Ilker Bilgi

IT Director / DLR Group-WWCOT


Rick Fivekiller

Managing Director - Partner / WWCOT


Anne Leff

Chief Financial Officer / NYASE


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