David Burstein, P.E.

Annual Economic State of the A/E/C Industry

David Burstein, P.E
Director and Senior Consultant | PSMJ Resources, Inc.
Tueday, October 23rd, 2018
8:15 AM - 9:30 AM

Dave Burstein is a Director and Senior Consultant with PSMJ. Prior to joining PSMJ, Dave worked for 26 years at Parsons Corporation, one of the world’s largest and most respected engineering-construction firms. During his tenure at Parsons, Dave held a variety of responsible positions including President of Parsons’ 1,600-person environmental subsidiary and President of Parsons 120-person planning subsidiary.

Dave is one of the nation’s leading authorities on project management for the A/E/C industry. He developed and published a system for controlling budgets and schedules that is now known as Earned Value Management. In 1981, Dave co-authored (with PSMJ’s Frank Stasiowski) Project Management for the Design Professional, the first textbook on project management for the A/E/C industry, which has been published in both English and Spanish and sold over 80,000 copies. Dave has since authored two other textbooks on this subject and has developed software solutions to help PMs manage their projects more effectively. Dave also served as principal editor for “Chapter 1: Project Management” in McGraw-Hill’s Standard Handbook of Environmental Engineering, originally published in 1991 and again in 1998.


Growth without Compromise: How NV5 Aimed High…and Delivered

Dickerson Wright, P.E.
Chairman and CEO | NV5 Global, Inc.
Tueday, October 23rd, 2018
3:00 PM - 4:15 PM

Mr. Wright has served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer since NV5’s inception in December 2009 and has over 35 years of uninterrupted experience in managing and developing engineering companies. From February 2008 through November 2009, Mr. Wright served as the Chief Executive Officer of Nova Group Services, Inc., a private equity sponsored engineering and consulting services company. From September 2002 until January 2008, Mr. Wright served as the Chief Executive Officer of Bureau Veritas, U.S., an international engineering and consulting company, where he was responsible for developing the company’s U.S. operations through strategic acquisitions and follow-on growth. Before Mr. Wright joined Bureau Veritas, the company had minimal presence in the U.S. By the time Mr. Wright left in January 2008, Bureau Veritas’ U.S. operations employed 2,700 people in 67 offices and generated $280.0 million a year in revenue. Mr. Wright founded U.S. Laboratories, an engineering and consulting firm, in October 1993 and served as its Chief Executive Officer through its initial public offering in 1999 and ultimate sale to Bureau Veritas in 2002. Prior to founding U.S. Laboratories, Mr. Wright held several senior management positions at national firms, including Professional Services Industries, American Engineering Laboratories, and U.S. Testing and was the founder of Western States Testing. Mr. Wright earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering from Pacific Western University and is a board certified engineer in California and Wisconsin.

Verne Harnish

Scaling Up: How a Few Companies Make It…and Why the Rest Don't

Verne Harnish
Wednesday, October 24th, 2018
8:30 AM - 9:45 AM

Verne Harnish is founder of the world-renowned Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO), with over 12,000 members worldwide, and chaired for fifteen years EO's premiere CEO program, the "Birthing of Giants" held at MIT, a program in which he still teaches today.

Founder and CEO of Gazelles, a global executive education and coaching company with over 210 partners on six continents, Verne has spent the past three decades helping companies scale-up.

The "Growth Guy" syndicated columnist, he's also the Venture columnist for FORTUNE magazine. He's the author of the bestseller Mastering the Rockefeller Habits which is translated into 9 languages; and along with the editors of Fortune, authored The Greatest Business Decisions of All Times, for which Jim Collins wrote the foreword. His latest book Scaling Up (Rockefeller Habits 2.0) has won seven major international book awards including the prestigious 2015 International Book Award for Best General Business book. Verne also chairs two bi-annual ScaleUp Summits and serves on several boards including chairman of The Riordan Clinic and the newly launched Geoversity.


Steven Burns, FAIA
Chief Creative Officer | BQE

Richard Deason
COO | Atlantic Coast Consulting


Dawson Fercho
Co-Founder  and Vice President | Corporate Tax Advisors

Bill Hinsley
Senior Consultant | PSMJ Resources, Inc.


Wally Hise, P.E.
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John Menke
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Tiffany Olson
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Frank A. Stasiowski, FAIA
Founder and CEO | PSMJ Resources, Inc.

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Andy Yeomans
Director of Business Development | SAGlobal