Our professional team of consultants operates coast-to-coast to provide strategic support.

Capital Design, Inc. | Branding & Graphic Design

Maximizing Your Business Identity and Outreach

Capital Design offers branding and graphic design services, providing essential support for our clients’ business objectives and promotional strategies. Whether executing a single assignment or creating an entire campaign, Capital Design gives the maximum effort to ensure that our work reflects your business identity. 

Susan Denner, President


Friedman & Partners | Growth Strategies: Crafting & Implementing

Rich Friedman is Founder and President of Friedman & Partners, a marketing and management consultancy serving the U.S. and Canadian A/E/C and environmental consulting industries. Founded in 2001, the firm specializes in crafting and implementing growth strategies through:

  • Market and client research
  • Strategic market planning
  • PR and market positioning strategy/implementation
  • Business development consulting and training
  • Mergers and acquisitions research and outreach
  • Strategic-level retained executive search

Rich has worked in and consulted to the A/E/C and environmental industries for 25+ years.

Rich Friedman, President


Harness Project Solutions, LLC | Contracting & Risk Management

An architect, construction lawyer, and arbitrator, Suzanne Harness has over thirty years of experience in the design and construction industry. Formerly responsible for the content of all AIA Contract Documents, as Managing Director and Counsel at the AIA, she focuses her attention on project delivery methods and the design and construction contracts that industry players use to manage their working relationships.
Suzanne writes, speaks, and provides training on these topics. She also works with her clients one-on-one to take the fear and loathing out of taking on new roles, drafting contracts, and negotiating killer contracts with difficult clients, so that everyone can get to work, projects can be designed and built, and the bills can be paid.

Suzanne Harness, AIA, Esq., President

HR Advisors Group | HR Consulting, Training & Development

Organizations are much more than merely business models and strategies. It’s your people who form your identity. Therefore, large or small, new or long-established, your organization strives to provide an environment where people can think and perform at their best.

HR Advisors Group collaborates with you to develop strategies that support your mission and values, fostering career development and teamwork, innovation and creativity, and distinction in your industry.

We believe that above all else, successful organizations are built by successful people. Our founder, Barbara Irwin, has devoted a 25-year career to creating work environments in which people can be successful. We help organizations and their employees recognize and realize their potential—let’s discover yours.

Barbara Irwin, Founder and President


Kogan & Company | Strategy & Strategic Planning

Kogan & Company works with architecture, engineering, and construction firms to develop strategic plans that improve their industry leadership position, competitive advantage, overall performance, and bottom line. Ray Kogan has more than 30 years of experience in the practice, management, and marketing of architecture, engineering, and construction services, and since 2004 he has worked with more than 150 firms to develop their strategic plans.

Ray Kogan, AIA

Ray Kogan, AIA, President


Matheson Financial Advisors | Corporate Finance Advisory

A corporate finance advisory firm providing a broad range of services including business valuations, ownership transition planning, mergers and acquisitions consulting, and other financial advisory services for architecture, engineering, environmental and construction firms. We offer the technical expertise of larger investment banks, combined with the personal service and relationship orientation of a smaller boutique advisory firm. We are committed to the success of our clients, value our client relationships, and strive to earn the role of “trusted advisor” for years to come. We help clients think long-term about their firm’s strategy and how to add value to shareholders. Matheson Financial Advisors combines corporate finance expertise with A/E/C and Environmental Consulting industry specialization, leading to greater success for our clients.

Colvin T. Matheson, CFA, CM&AA, Managing Director

David S. Cohen, Esq., ASA, Managing Director