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VERTEX Announces Updates and Organizational Changes for 2023

April 5, 2023

Weymouth, MA (April 5th, 2023) – The Vertex Companies, LLC (VERTEX), a leading provider of forensics, engineering, environmental and project advisory solutions, has announced exciting new updates for the company and its employees. Despite economic uncertainty, the company is off to a solid start in 2023 and is on track with its financial projections. The diverse and growing client base has provided new project and cross-sell opportunities, and the company is optimistic about the future.

As part of VERTEX’s long-range succession planning to review its organizational structure and continue with strategic growth, VERTEX is pleased to announce the following leadership updates:

Jeff Picard, former President, has taken on the role of Chief Strategy Officer

Ben Strong, former COO, has been promoted to President.

Mark Degenaars, former President of Construction Services, has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer

Lisa Dehner has been promoted to Chief Marketing Officer (CMO)

Jaron Frieden and Doug Russell have assumed the titles of Director of Growth Strategy for their respective verticals.

Jessica Fox and Erik Borgesen have been promoted to Co-Managing Directors of the Environmental vertical

Hugh Coyle has taken on the role of Managing Director of the Project Advisory vertical

Tim Bonfatti is now the Senior Advisor, focused on Construction Project Advisory

Phil Platcow was promoted to Chief Health & Safety Officer.

These updates are exciting news for VERTEX as the company embraces growth and expansion of its service offerings. The company will continue to make positive impacts on its employees, clients, and the AEC industry. Congratulations to all of our key team members,” said William J. McConnell, CEO of VERTEX.

Learn more about VERTEX’s leadership and strategic initiatives, discover our mission, values, and culture that drive our commitment to excellence:

Who We Are

VERTEX is the go-to professional services firm in the AEC industry with global reach and local expertise. Our growing team is driven to better the natural and built environment.

Mission, Values, & Culture

VERTEX rejects the notion that businesses need to be one way OR the other. We believe in linking uncommon behaviors and beliefs to make the natural and built environment better, and ultimately the world a better place.

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Environmental, Social, & Governance

VERTEX has been working for years on ensuring our company has a more positive impact on the environment as well as practicing diversity, respect, and inclusion.



VERTEX's leaders are expert engineers, construction professionals, environmental specialists, technology experts, and global business leaders that have a blend of forensic and traditional AEC experience.


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