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New Leadership Roles for Steve Grimes and Ted Bumgardner

January 28, 2019

Note: Xpera Group is part of VERTEX. You can read the press release here.

We have some exciting news to share about the Xpera leadership team as we kick off our 10th year in business in 2019.

Steve Grimes is the new president of Xpera. As many of you know, Steve has been an integral member of our team since he joined us as director of construction services in 2016. His roots in San Diego’s construction industry run deep, including over 30 years with Roel Construction, H.G. Fenton and Nelson & Sloan, as well as running his own consulting firm. He will continue to play a key role in Xpera’s Building Envelope group and marketing efforts, while also providing leadership for the firm’s other specialty consulting services, including Quality Assurance and Real Estate/Development Services.

“I am humbled and honored to take on the role of president at Xpera,” said Grimes. “It’s never easy to follow in the footsteps of such a respected and successful president, let alone the company founder. However, I look forward to the challenge and to continuing the entrepreneurial spirit that has served Xpera so well for almost a decade.”

Rest assured, our fearless leader and company founder isn’t going anywhere. He is simply changing hats. Ted Bumgardner will now serve as Chairman of Xpera, staying actively involved in big-picture strategy and overall direction for the company. He will also focus his efforts on growing Xpera’s highly successful construction forensics business, which has long served as the cornerstone of the company.

“I’ve been working as an expert witness for almost 30 years and I truly love it,” said Bumgardner. “Over the past year, with the help of my amazing team, our forensics business has experienced incredible growth and we see much more opportunity on the horizon. I’m excited to be able to focus more of my time in this sector of the business, which feels like my ‘baby’ in many ways.”

We believe the timing is ideal for this new chapter at Xpera. We have never had a better team in place, momentum is strong and operations are firing on all cylinders. We feel incredibly lucky to have found success in doing what we love each day, with people we cherish.

Thank you for joining us on this journey. The best is yet to come!

This article was originally published by Xpera Group which is now part of The Vertex Companies, Inc.

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