Frank Stasiowski is an advisor to CEOs and other leaders at many of the world’s top architecture and engineering firms. Additionally, he actively serves as an outside director for architectural and engineering firms around the globe, and Frank’s experience includes serving as a director for a publicly-traded, 4,000-person engineering firm.
Frank helps his clients by challenging them to excel and to think differently about their constraints and obstacles. He sees his role as one of guiding firm leaders through a perspective that may not come naturally to them. He views success ultimately as clients not simply following his recommendation, but rather making their own decisions guided by his insight.
Frank is a prolific author, writing hundreds of articles for the Professional Services Management Journal and numerous books intended for architecture and engineering firm leaders, including his recent best-sellers The Value Pricing Imperative for Design Firms and Impact 2020.
As an international speaker to audiences from 5 to more than 5,000, Frank is well-known for his data-driven (and even a bit daring) look into the future of the business of architecture engineering. His energetic and down-to-earth speaking style always draw rave reviews.
Among the areas where Frank brings particular expertise as an advisor, facilitator, and speaker are strategic planning, transition planning, and mergers & acquisitions. In addition to his advisory work, Frank spends a significant amount of his time delivering presentations and facilitating meeting discussions, planning retreats, workshops and training sessions all with the goal of dramatically improving the business performance of A/E/C organizations worldwide.
Frank brings a special understanding and sensitivity to the issues facing design firm executives shaped by more than 40 years he has dedicated to helping design firms succeed.
Brian Burnett, who formerly was the president/CEO of a firm, now helps leaders understand and implement best practices for internal leadership and ownership transitions.
As his former company’s senior leader, Brian was responsible for business development, strategic planning, leadership development, and internal transitions for various corporate leader positions. This broad‐based knowledge of design firms’ cultures and operations provides Brian the necessary insight to assist leaders at engineering and architectural firms in integrating the various components of strategic planning and leadership development into a successful internal ownership transition.