VERTEX has Experts that Talk the Talk and Walk the Walk.

Unlike others, VERTEX provides forensic consulting alongside traditional AEC services which allows for a 360 degree view of your project.

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Our forensics experts work alongside AEC specialists which enhances our skills and bolsters the credibility of our expert consultants.

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VERTEX delivers innovative solutions on complex projects globally.

Since 1995, VERTEX has completed over 90,000 projects.

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VERTEX believes in a Lifetime of Learning philosophy.

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VERTEX is looking for talented individuals to join a highly technical team of forensic consultants, design engineers, construction managers, and environmental scientists.

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VERTEX is a multi-discipline firm with global coverage. Our international network of resources enables us to provide multi-national clients with the most qualified local professionals who understand the culture, language, and regulatory framework.

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James O’BrienLSP

Vice Chairman of the Board, Secretary

James O’Brien is a co-founder of VERTEX. He is a licensed site professional in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and has significant experience related to environmental matters. Mr. O’Brien has managed complex technical projects globally, for a diverse worldwide clientele.

Mr. O’Brien serves as the Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors where he guides overall operations, compliance, and strategy for the organization. As the Secretary of the company, Mr. O’Brien, is the enterprise risk manager, overseeing all corporate matters. Within this role, he also manages the due diligence and compliance process for all acquisitions completed by VERTEX.

As the President of VERTEX from 1995 to 2014, Mr. O’Brien guided the company as it grew organically, expanding in both technical service areas and geographical reach. He guided the organization when it was acquired and then led a leveraged management buyback between 2001 and 2005 and continues to guide the current acquisitive growth strategy for VERTEX.

Education & Certification

B.S., Environmental Science and Biology, St. Michael’s College
Licensed Site Professional (LSP), Commonwealth of Massachusetts, #9092

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Expert Witness Services

Environmental, Hazardous Waste