Movers and Shakers Week Ending 03.12.21
Jennifer Glitsos to Lead Small Giants’ Denver Operations
Small Giants, LLC, a MarCom and OUTSIDE Magazine award-winning creative marketing agency in Phoenix and Denver, has tapped Jennifer Glitsos to manage the growing firms’ Denver office. Glitsos will lead Small Giants’ initiatives in Denver, focusing on office operations of the five-person team and client services as Small Giants continues to expand their footprint in the market.
“I am thrilled to be joining the Small Giants’ team in Denver; an already well-established, talented group of experts,” Glitsos said. “I look forward to highlighting our valuable creative services and growing our contribution and partnership to the AEC/CRE industry here.”
Starting at Small Giants four years ago, Glitsos was the first project manager at the company. She quickly saw a need for further structure in the organization in order to scale, which included, customized systems, documented processes, resource management, KPI reporting and more. Soon after starting, she moved into the director of operations role and now oversees a team of project managers, helping to take the company from ten to almost 30 employees today.
“Our Denver office has grown dynamically to serve clients and serve as an extension of their marketing department. Jennifer’s strength in supporting a team operationally to best execute work for clients has already made a big impact and is much appreciated,” said Danielle Feroleto, Small Giants’ president and founder.
Glitsos attended Arizona State University, graduating in 2010 from the Barrett Honors College and obtaining a BSD in Architectural Studies. Glitsos earned a Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification from the Project Management Institute in 2018 and was recognized by the ASU Alumni Association as a part of the Sun Devil 100 class of 2020, which recognizes alumni-owned or -led organizations for their business growth and success.
Cator, Ruma Announces New Principals
Cator, Ruma & Associates, an engineering consulting firm providing mechanical, electrical, technology, and commissioning services to the architectural and construction industry, announced this week the promotion of Neal Wondel, PE and Josh Harwood, PE, CCP to principal, Jon Barrow, PE and Maddie Grego, PE to associate, and the addition of Scott Grady, RCDD, to their technology team.
“Both Neal and Josh have displayed the vision and leadership necessary to grow Cator, Ruma’s market presence and keep us competitive in these ever-changing times,” said James Lazzeri, PE, president of Cator, Ruma.
Neal Wondel, PE has 22 years of experience in electrical design, and project management. His design experience includes energy-efficient electrical systems for higher education campuses, commercial office buildings, data centers, aerospace facilities, laboratories, and healthcare facilities. He has designed over 10 million square feet of healthcare, manufacturing, and higher education facilities. Some of his most recent projects include oversight for complex renovations and additions to major campuses. Neal routinely provides guidance to our design and project teams on Cator, Ruma’s most sophisticated projects. He also plays an active role in keeping ahead of technological advances in the AEC industry, and leads Cator, Ruma’s technical and BIM committees.
Josh Harwood, PE, CCP, will continue to lead, manage, and develop Cator, Ruma’s Commissioning Department. Harwood joined Cator, Ruma in 2019, and is a 17-year professional who is dedicated to helping owners construct, operate, and maintain efficient systems and facilities. Since Harwood joined Cator, Ruma, his focus has been to build Cator, Ruma’s Commissioning Department and to provide excellent service and expertise to our clients. The combination of Harwood’s technical proficiency along with his operational experience optimizing existing systems and completing energy service projects gives him a unique perspective on the design and design review process.
Jon Barrow, a veteran Marine Corps sergeant and professional engineer joined Cator, Ruma & Associates in 2014. Barrow has 16 years of project management and design experience working on government/defense buildings, aerospace facilities, high-tech industrial buildings, healthcare facilities, and office buildings (including high-rise). He has solved design challenges in a multitude of projects across a range of industries, with a strong focus on energy strategies. Jon has delivered successful designs for remodels, additions, and new facilities. He is a trusted project manager and advisor to many of Cator, Ruma’s clients and is valued for his straightforward communication style and responsiveness.
Maddie Grego is a professional engineer and joined Cator, Ruma & Associates in 2015. She has nine years of experience as a mechanical engineer and project manager for institutional projects. During her time with Cator, Ruma, Grego has worked on complex campus type projects that required coordination of multiple buildings and systems for K-12, higher education, and healthcare facilities. She has been integral to the growth of Cator, Ruma’s K-12 portfolio, and offers a high level of expertise on right sizing mechanical systems to meet project goals. Grego is known by her peers and clients for her meticulous attention to detail, her flexible mind-set and ability to adapt quickly to design changes.
Scott Grady, RCDD has spent 30 years in the technology industry with the last 16 years dedicated to consulting on technology design and 11 of those years spent at the 2nd largest not-for-profit healthcare system in the United States. His resume includes a wide range of projects: campuses, large hospitals, medical office buildings, clinics, office headquarters, infrastructure upgrades, and data centers.
Scott is an expert in designing and implementing structured cabling, OSP infrastructure, IT power, UPS, IT cooling, nurse call, security, AV, paging, CATV, BAS, Clinical network connected equipment, synchronized clocks, DAS, robotic delivery, and remote temperature monitoring systems. As Cator, Ruma’s Technology Systems Manager, Scott’s role will be to lead, advise, and develop Cator, Ruma’s technology product and continue to develop their client base.
SVN | Denver Commercial Announces Promotion
SVN | Denver Commercial announced the promotion of John Lutkewitte to a senior advisor.
“I’m really proud of all that John’s been able to accomplish in just over 3 years in the business.” said Troy Meyer, managing director. “John has great instincts, a strong work ethic, and the ability to communicate effectively with most everyone. It’s a pleasure to have him on the Meyer/Matthews Team and we look forward to seeing his continued rise!”
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