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Colorado

Bill McConnell PE, JD, MSCE, CDT

Chief Executive Officer

Bill McConnell is a co-founder and CEO of The Vertex Companies, Inc. Bill has a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Maine, a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Denver, a Master of Science degree from Columbia University, and he is working towards his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Colorado. Bill also completed a part-time three-year business program at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Bill has worked in the construction industry for nearly his entire life. He rose through the ranks from a union construction worker during high school and college summers, to a project engineer at a top 50 construction company, to a senior executive at VERTEX. In addition, Bill is a seasoned expert witness for domestic and international megaproject disputes. He has testified nearly 200 times, most notably for quantum/damages, scheduling, allocation, termination, and standard of care opinions. He is a frequent presenter at many construction, engineering, and law conferences each year. As the CEO of VERTEX, Bill sets the strategy for VERTEX’s future.

Education & Certification

Ph.D., Civil Engineering & Construction Management, University of Colorado, Anticipated Graduation 2020
J.D., Sturm College of Law, University of Denver
M.S., Civil Engineering, Columbia University
B.S., Civil Engineering, University of Maine

Professional Engineer Licenses: AL, AZ, AR, CO, FL, GA, ID, IL, IA, MD, MA, MI, MN, MO, NE, NY, NC, OR, TX, WV, WI