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

Ames & Gough | Insurance and Risk Management

Ames & Gough is a nationally recognized insurance and risk management specialist serving the needs of architects, engineers, other construction professionals; as well as law firms, and not-for-profit associations. We specialize in providing professional liability, general liability, workers compensation, auto liability and umbrella liability policies. With over 1500 clients nationwide, Ames & Gough is one of this country’s largest specialty brokers. Our differentiators are deep industry knowledge, active risk management support and personalized client service.

Matt Gough, Partner
mgough@amesgough.com

Mike Heatwole, Executive Vice President/Partner
mheatwole@amesgough.com

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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
rich@friedmanpartners.com

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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
bhirwin@hradvisorsgroup.com

Cyndi Branciforte, HR Consultant
cbranciforte@hradvisorsgroup.com

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Knowledge Architecture | Knowledge & Information Management

Knowledge Architecture builds software, community, and best practices to help architecture and engineering firms find, share, and manage knowledge. Our software platform is Synthesis, a social intranet which integrates with Deltek, Newforma, and OpenAsset. We run an annual knowledge management conference for the AEC industry called KA Connect, as well as a client community of practice for Synthesis intranet teams called KA Advance.

Founded in 2009 and serving over 100 AEC clients, Knowledge Architecture is privately held, employee owned, and passionate about co-creating and sharing best practices to advance the state of knowledge management in the AEC industry.

Christopher Parsons, Founder and CEO
cparsons@knowledge-architecture.com

Susan Strom, Director of Client Success
sstrom@knowledge-architecture.com

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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
cmatheson@mathesonadvisors.com

David S. Cohen, Esq., ASA, Managing Director
dcohen@mathesonadvisors.com

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Sprankle Leadership | Governance Consulting & Leadership Development

Kathryn formed Sprankle Leadership in January 2003. An Executive Advisor working with leadership teams and boards of directors of planning, design, engineering, environmental and related consultancies, her engagements include:

  • Governance consulting and board review
  • Executive team development, recruitment, and succession planning
  • Shareholder education and outreach

Kathryn Sprankle, Founder and President
ksprankle@sprankleleadership.com

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