As Managing Director for VERTEX, Diana Minchella manages the surety claims consulting division nationwide. Ms. Minchella has a strong background in investigating and analyzing construction claims for contractors, owners, sureties and insurance carriers on a variety of projects including commercial, municipal, healthcare, transportation, wastewater treatment and solar facilities. Ms. Minchella has the experience and capabilities to review and defend against construction claims as well as to prepare affirmative claims. Her claims experience has involved construction delays, design defects, owner-initiated changes, unanticipated weather, differing site conditions, disruption, and defective work. As a claims consultant, Ms. Minchella has experience in analyzing schedules and calculating damages.
Ms. Minchella also has a strong background in construction management and civil engineering with an emphasis in structural engineering. With over 20 years in the industry, Ms. Minchella has provided construction management and consulting services on numerous multi-million-dollar projects throughout the northeast. Many of these projects were distressed and required Ms. Minchella’s experience and leadership to bring the projects to completion. Ms. Minchella is a respected consultant in the surety claims industry.
Education & Certification
M.S., Construction Engineering and Management, University of California, Berkeley
B.S., Civil Engineering, Duke University
Areas of Service
Expert Witness Services
Solana Solar Power Generating Station, Gila Bend, AZ
Ft. Bliss Hospital
Aegis Ashore Poland