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Michael has over 25 years of extensive experience of building commissioning and related services for commercial, educational, cultural, healthcare and residential facilities.
Senior VP of Administration
Josephine Gravos has over 15 years of experience managing several departments: marketing, operations, business development, human resources and information technology. She serves as the key liaison between senior level executives and coordination of cross-functional teams. As point person, she has experience in several interrelated areas of management: designing marketing strategy, executing initiatives, instituting cost-saving efficiencies, leveraging existing networks and operations vendor relations.
VP of Engineering
Paul Liesman has over 20 years of commissioning experience in a wide variety of markets. His background includes building commissioning for mission critical, healthcare, transportation, higher education, residential and commercial facilities. Paul has managed projects in the public and private sectors, with projects valued at over $4 billion. Most recently, he served as the commissioning project manager of the Social Security Administration Data Center, a Tier III+Uptime Certified facility and the World Trade Center Transportation Hub.
VP of Operations
Michael Wisler has over 20 years of commissioning, validation, capital project management, facilities/maintenance, calibration and testing adjusting and balancing experience. Mr. Wisler is an adept manager of multiple, cross functional departments of up to 80 people. His professional history also includes leading teams in various environments, such as consulting engineering, production facilities, laboratories and clean rooms. Mr. Wisler manages, supports and provides direction and technical leadership while maintaining accountability of the financial performance of projects.
Jonathan Friedman, PE has 20 years of industry experience commissioning and designing building systems. He has directed commissioning projects for pharmaceutical, higher-education, government, K-12, healthcare and commercial facilities. This includes managing and participating in design reviews, pre-functional and functional testing and post-occupancy consulting services. He has authored commissioning specifications, testing procedures, system operating manuals and energy savings reports.
Glenn Cattell, Regional Director, is a detail oriented, licensed Master Electrician with over 25 years of experience in electrical construction, testing, maintenance, operation and over 10 years of experience commissioning and leading commissioning teams. Commissioning a variety of projects including data centers, hospitals, higher education, laboratories and industrial manufacturing facilities provides a wide range of experience working with many systems. This provided the opportunity to gain a vast amount of experience with a variety of systems including but not limited to low voltage through 35KV electrical distribution, HVAC including air distribution, chilled water and heating hot water systems, steam systems, process and waste water systems, plumbing, fire alarm, and security systems.
Director of Finance
Nicholas Keda is the Director of Finance, with over 20 years of experience. Mr. Keda manages the finance team and reports directly to the Senior Partner. He leads the management and execution of the company’s financial reporting, planning and risk management with an emphasis on process improvement to build a strong financial platform. In addition, Mr. Keda leads the company’s tax preparation activities each year.
Director of Administration
Dana started her career working for advertising agencies and then transitioned to working at a recruiting agency specializing in the advertising and media space. She successfully served as the first in-house recruiter at a digital advertising company and worked there for 10 years; eventually leading the HR department and growing the company from 60 to close to 600 people globally. Within the role of Director of Administration, Dana is responsible for managing company operations and executing long-term and short-term organizational (business development, office services, expense management, human resources and information technology) plans.
With over 10 years of A/E/C marketing experience, Kathleen Favale is the Marketing Manager at HEA. She is responsible for directing firm-wide marketing and business development activities for a 100-person engineering firm with 10 offices to ensure the financial stability and growth of the firm. She leads teams to execute business development and marketing strategies and outreach efforts consistent with the corporate strategy and branding and messaging guidelines. Duties include managing and facilitating tasks related to:
• Business Development Coordination/Research/Strategic Group
• Market Research/Proposal Process
• Sales Forecast/Sales Monitoring the Marketing Manager at HEA for offices nationwide
Achieving continuous operational and organizational efficiency through streamlined, automated processes and systems is challenging. But, not impossible. Kimberly McGuire knows this first-hand. Having joined HEA in 2006 as a project coordinator, she’s well-versed in the innerworkings of the organization. Her experience as a driver of operational excellence is entrenched in the 3-P’s: People, Processes, and Projects. As a true collaborator by nature, she has had the opportunity to partner with executive and operational teams across several industries to identify, analyze, assess, understand, recommend, implement and monitor strategies dealing with improving organizational behavior, culture, systems, program management and processes with the end result being systematic change for the better. In her previous roles an Executive Assistant for senior executives, she is a true partner who brings a depthless of knowledge, skill, education and passion for optimization. Kimberly holds a bachelor of science degree in Organizational Management from Nyack College, an MBA in Management from Long Island University, and is currently pursuing a master of science degree in Systems Engineering from Johns Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering.