Movers and Shakers Week of 04.23.18

Movers and Shakers

JVA, INC. Announces 2018 Promotions

Cody Gratny
Cooper Best

JVA, a structural, civil, and environmental consulting engineering firm headquartered in Boulder, announced the following promotions of leaders in our corporate management team.

Cooper Best has been promoted to associate. Cooper has been with the JVA Environmental team since 2014, and started the firm’s Glenwood Springs office. He actively serves numerous municipal clients throughout Colorado’s Western Slope. Cooper’s focus on water and wastewater design, project management and client relations continues to bring value to his broad project base consisting of treatment facilities, master plans, and assessments.

Cody Gratny has been promoted to associate. Cody has been with the JVA Civil team since 2011 in the Boulder office. He has completed the design of numerous K-12 facilities across Colorado, as well as higher education projects, civic spaces, parks, and private developments. Cody has extensive experience in large- scale healthcare and multi-family developments. He focuses on integrating engineering requirements and turning them into site opportunities by collaborating with the entire design team.

David Miller
Simon Farrell

David Miller has been promoted to associate. Dave has been with JVA since 2007 and he is a senior modeler working in the Boulder office. In addition, Dave is the CAD manager for the structural department. Dave has more than 25 years of modeling and drafting experience and his expertise includes education buildings, healthcare facilities, and commercial and residential construction.

Simon Farrell has been promoted to associate. Simon has been with the JVA Environmental team since 2013, and is a project manager in the Denver office. He has excelled in water and wastewater treatment and infrastructure design, permitting, and successful construction administration. Simon has expertise with State and Federal funding agencies and continues to deliver vital projects for disadvantaged communities across Colorado.

Shaw Construction Announces Two Promotions

Shaw Construction, a general contracting company, is pleased to announce the promotion of Pat Higgins as President of the Denver office. Pat provides leadership on all projects and operations overseen by the Denver Office. He graduated from Colorado State University’s Construction Management program in 2002 and joined the Shaw team as a field engineer. His role within the company since then has included superintendent, project manager, division manager, and Vice president. His corporate duties within the company are varied and include advisement and support for the self-perform division, business development and marketing teams. Pat is a Denver native and lives in south Denver with his wife, three daughters and two dogs.

Sam Meyer
Pat Higgins

Shaw also announced the promotion of Sam Meyer as President of the Grand Junction office. During his tenure with Shaw, Sam has held several positions including project manager, project executive and vice president. Sam’s experience ranges from luxury commercial and custom homes to affordable housing and civic projects. He is committed to the continued success and growth of project success on the Western Slope.

Data Center Industry Veteran Joins CBRE in Denver

CBRE announced this week that Greg Vernon has joined its Denver office as a senior vice president with CBRE’s Data Center Solutions practice. Mr. Vernon will specialize in helping data center owners, occupiers and service providers across North America identify and execute hybrid real estate and cloud storage strategies
that align their goals with their IT requirements.

Greg Vernon

“Greg brings strong experience on both the enterprise and service provider sides, giving him invaluable perspective for CBRE evaluating their data center and hybrid IT decisions. His deep understanding of the industry and diverse data center expertise make him a great addition to the team,” said Pat Lynch, senior managing director, Data Center Solutions, CBRE.

Mr. Vernon is a 17-year data center and cloud-industry veteran with experience representing both buyers, investors and service providers in the site selection and negotiation of cloud and data center solutions. He has arranged more than $1 billion of data center transactions over his career, working with some of the largest cloud service and data center providers in the world; Fortune 500 manufacturing, healthcare, and media companies; and many leading technology organizations.

“The data center landscape has changed dramatically in recent years. Site selection is no longer a decision isolated in real estate. As cloud options become more prevalent, data center strategy requires a well-rounded understanding of a company’s IT requirements and how they fit into the organization’s overall business goals. CBRE recognizes that enterprises are embracing hybrid infrastructure to maximize performance and flexibility, and CBRE partners with clients to execute thoughtful, hybrid strategies,” said Mr. Vernon.



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