Frank Stasiowski, FAIA

Frank Stasiowski, FAIA

PSMJ Founder and CEO

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.


Peter Sposato, P.E.

Senior Consultant

Peter consults with A/E/C firms in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, internal ownership transitions, business valuations, strategic and operational planning, employee performance evaluation systems and incentive compensation plans.

He became a PSMJ consultant following a lengthy career in the A/E/C industry with considerable experience in mergers and acquisitions, ownership transition, and strategic and operational planning.

Before joining PSMJ, Peter held the role of President/CEO for the 140-person New York-based engineering firm Edwards & Zuck.  In his 20-year career with Edwards & Zuck, Peter was responsible for leading organic growth both inside the United States and internationally, including opening an office in Shanghai, China. After a failed acquisition of Edwards & Zuck by a private equity firm in 2000, Peter played a key role in leading the firm’s diversification into commissioning, telecommunication, and sustainability design. He also successfully navigated the firm through major market volatility events, such as the financial crisis of 2009.

From 2009 to 2015, Peter rolled out an internal stock transition plan for other partners at Edwards & Zuck and then led the sale of the firm to Stantec in 2016.

Peter has a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Virginia and an MBA in Finance from Iona College. He is a licensed engineer in New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and California. He has three children and four grandchildren with a passion for golf, squash, and chess.

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