Highly-experienced construction and facilities management professional seeking senior leadership role in progressive environment. Extremely well-versed educationally and professionally, using industry experience to foster successful delivery of architectural, engineering, facilities and construction management services. Specialized ability in tailoring teams, standards, and processes to effectively adapt to a wide range of project initiatives while encouraging a culture of continual improvement, collaboration and fiscal responsibility.
RELATED WORK EXPERIENCE
YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago – Chicago, Illinois
Senior Director of Facility Engineering – 2016-2018
Led both tactical and strategic initiatives associated with all physical assets throughout Northern Illinois, Wisconsin and Michigan with a primary focus on larger-scale capital infrastructure improvements. Overseen both union/non-union facilities personnel including regional managers, building engineers, maintenance technicians, other project managers, external consultants, vendors and custodial forces to provide 24/7/365 support to early learning, child care, fitness and housing programs. Successfully implemented new organizational structure to achieve greater economies of scale and reduced response times by centralizing all facilities-related services within portfolio. Realized cost savings of $670K in fiscal year 2017 through competitive bidding, performing more work with internal resources and overall value engineering.
William Rainey Harper College – Palatine, Illinois
Executive Director of Facilities Management – 2011-2016
Responsible for leading architectural, engineering, construction management, facilities management, sustainability and environmental health & safety initiatives for third-largest community college in Illinois. Successfully implemented $240M campus master plan including; new career and technical center, library, advanced manufacturing lab, math and liberal arts building, outdoor event pavilion, student center, parking structure, and health/wellness/athletic facility. Oversee all building and grounds, utility and technology infrastructure improvements to ensure completion through comprehensive scheduling and budgeting. Provide daily direction to over 110 facilities management staff and consult President, EVP/Finance and Administrative Services, Provost, CIO and other Executive Council members on a daily basis as it relates to capital expenditures. Work directly with outside contractors, consultants and vendors as well as local, state and federal agencies as required ensuring stringent code and life/safety compliance. Negotiate all agreements pertaining to physical assets and collective bargaining unit. Possess significant experience in public administration as it relates to higher education with special emphasis on student success.
Johnson Financial Group – Racine, Wisconsin
Vice President, Director of Facilities Management – 2009-2011
Senior administrator responsible for the successful implementation of design, construction and facilities management services for over 60 state-wide financial and insurance locations across Wisconsin and Arizona. Collaborated with both internal and external service providers to maintain highest standard of care throughout corporate network. Negotiated with landlords, tenants, general contractors, subcontractors, and consultants as required to drive real estate initiatives from inception to completion including new construction, renovation, technology, standards, branding, and routine maintenance.
Titus Construction Management – Crystal Lake, Illinois
Founder/President – 2004 – 2009
Successfully grew construction management/general contracting firm from start-up to $15M in annual gross revenues within four years. Specialized in build-to-suit commercial and retail developments throughout northern Illinois. Consistent in repeated sales to professional health care, fitness, financial and non-profit industries through unparalleled client satisfaction regardless of project size, scope, or complexity. Champion in the practice of complete owner representation from fast-tracked tenant build outs to extremely sophisticated multi-million dollar ground-up initiatives through fair dealing and relentless attention to detail.
Equity Office Properties Trust – Chicago, Illinois
Senior Construction Manager – Midwest - 2000-2004
Led regional staff of design and construction professionals for 18M square foot office building portfolio for nation’s largest REIT, and solely responsible for overseeing Midwestern United States including a large concentration of assets throughout Chicagoland. Successful in transitioning entire region from individually-operated entities into a new standardized operating model to achieve significantly greater economies of scale by leveraging architectural, engineering, construction, and FF&E procurement services. Resulting 26% savings in annual landlord concessions was also due to
developing and implementing a full complement of standardized processes and information databases to reduce costs, cycle time, customer satisfaction, and overall company liability.
BMO Harris Bank – Chicago, Illinois
Vice President, Corporate Real Estate – 1995-2000
Director of project management for all owned and leased corporate assets throughout United States. Led “Vision 2002” initiative to successfully meet corporate mandated growth in branch banking market by building or renovating 144 new facilities over five years, including standardization of existing assets. Successful completion of several high profile initiatives relating to the acquisition and development of new wealth management facilities in untapped markets across nation. Gained considerable experience in site acquisition, leasing, and asset management.
Northwestern University, McCormick School of Engineering
Master of Science
University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Art, Architecture and Urban Planning
Bachelor of Arts
Northwestern University, McCormick School of Engineering – 1998 – 2000
Adjunct Lecturer - Construction Management
Chicago Development Council/BOMA – 2001 to 2004
Member of Best Practices and Self-Certification Permit Committees
International Facilities Management Association
Association of Physical Plant Administrators
Society for University and College Planning
American Public Works Association