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.
Robin is an AIA Fellow with over 25 years of experience in architecture, technology and business development across owner segments including power generation, retail, higher education, and institutional. He integrates his knowledge of architecture, computer application development, organizational design and strategic planning to acquire and work with owner clients to lower total cost of operations and ensure effective facility use.In addition to chairing the development of the 13th Edition of the AIA Handbook of Professional Practice, he has written seven papers for publication in industry journals and has given over 44 presentations, ranging from technology and facility management to expanding architectural services.
Karl Wohler provides advisory support to the mergers and acquisitions, valuation, and ownership transition practices at PSMJ. His diverse experience in operations management, finance, M&A deal structuring, and process management provides him with a unique perspective to assist architecture and engineering firm leaders in developing effective growth, transition, and exit strategies.
Karl began his career as a chemical engineer at Polaroid Corporation and then advanced to senior director of film manufacturing and corporate program manager in research & development. His first exposure to mergers and acquisitions came when he managed several plant consolidation and divestiture projects.
Over the past 15 years, Karl has built deep experience in mergers and acquisitions, which includes a range of consulting advisory engagements as well as his roles as the corporate head of M&A for Bowne & Co., a $1 billion financial service content management company, and as the owner and CEO of a 150‐employee printing company.