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ARE YOU READY TO THRIVE!

Welcome to the A/E/C industry’s leading conference that brings together CEOs, Principals, Directors, Emerging Leaders and so many others for powerful connection and collaboration on the business and management topics that drive lasting success.

This is your unique opportunity to learn what other A/E/C firms are doing right now to THRIVE and plan how you can do it even better to vault your firm to the next level of growth, profit and performance.

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MEET THE SPEAKERS

David Burstein

David Burstein, P.E.

Senior Principal

David Burstein

David Burstein, P.E.

Senior Principal

Dave Burstein is a Director and Senior Consultant with PSMJ. As part of his responsibilities, he provides consulting and training on a wide range of management and leadership topics. 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.
Dickerson Wright, P.E.

Dickerson Wright, P.E.

Keynote Speaker

Dickerson Wright, P.E.

Dickerson Wright, P.E.

Keynote Speaker

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

Mr. Verne Harnish

Keynote Speaker

Verne Harnish

Mr. Verne Harnish

Keynote Speaker

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.
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THRIVE 2018 AGENDA

October 23, 2018
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

General Registration and Networking Breakfast

8:00 AM - 8:15 AM

Welcome Remarks

8:15 AM - 9:30 AM

Keynote Presentation

PSMJ's Annual Economic State of the A/E/C Industry Address
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Morning Networking Break

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MEET OUR SPONSORS

Cosential
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Corporate Tax Advisors
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