OUR STORYOUR PURPOSECONSOR. Our name is derived from the Latin root word for “partner, associate, brother/sister”. The choice is intentional and reflects our culture—fostering trusting partnerships with human connections in the built environment: our clients, colleagues, and communities. Our legacy firms are like-minded in the belief that genuine partnership defines our ability to succeed. The result is a company that is primed for growth by building an “employee-first” firm focused obsessively on our clients and improving daily lives.OUR PURPOSE. To inspire vibrant communities by connecting people through innovative engineering solutions. CONSOR was founded with an entrepreneurial spirit built to succeed. Our culture is one of excellence, not only with a true investment in our people doing innovative work (and there's a lot of that), but also with the state-of-the-art technology we use in progressive work environments..
AIA Engineers is founded in Texas by Ashraf Islam, PE.
Infrastructure Engineers is founded in Florida by David Reser, PE.
Target Engineering Group is founded in Florida
by Raj Rangaswamy, PE and Ramzi Asfour, PE.
Johnson - Adams & Associates is founded in Florida
by Bill Adams, PE.
2016 – 2018, Keystone Capital brings the four firms together with the shared vision to create a national employee-focused and entrepreneurial-minded engineering firm.
December 2018 – CONSOR launches with offices in more than 25 states and Canada.
CONSOR acquires Arizona-based Structural Grace.
ASHRAF ISLAM, PE
Ashraf is the founder of AIA Engineers. In 1965, Ashraf came to the United States from Bangladesh (then East Pakistan) as a freshman student at Tennessee Technological University on a Dawood Foundation Grant. From his student life, Ashraf was involved in various social, political, and community activities. He served as Vice President of the International Student Association at Tennessee Tech in 1966 and Chairman of the International Fair in 1967. Ashraf graduated from Tennessee Technological University in 1968 with a degree in Civil Engineering. After graduation, Ashraf worked with consulting engineering firms in New York and New Jersey. In 1980, in addition to his position as project engineer for the project, Ashraf was instrumental in the construction of a mosque in Teaneck, New Jersey – one of the first ever constructed in the northeastern United States. Ashraf moved to Houston, Texas in 1981 to join Brown and Root, Inc. as a civil engineer. Then in 1985, he founded A.I. & Associates, Inc. with its headquarters office in Houston. Over the past 30+ years, Ashraf has led the firm’s strategic growth. He has overseen the firm’s management of a wide range of projects, from rural off-system bridge replacements to billion dollar design-build projects across North America. Ashraf continues to play an integral role in day to day management and operations of CONSOR.
Chief Executive Officer
Scott co-founded Keystone Capital, the investment firm behind CONSOR, in 1994 and has led Keystone’s mission of partnering with world-class entrepreneurs to build “proud to own” sustainable businesses. Much of Keystone’s success has been in the architecture and engineering space, where the firm’s patient investment strategy, relentless focus on client service, and a strong appreciation for the human capital aspect of professional services businesses has set it apart from other investors in the space. Scott was instrumental in bringing the four companies together that formed CONSOR, and he continues to play a high-level leadership role, working with the founders and business leaders to forge a new path forward together. Scott’s background in integration, professionalization, and growth through acquisition position him well to lead the CONSOR initiative in the early days, while leaning heavily on the engineering leaders to do what they do best – provide exceptional service to our clients and communities.
Chief Marketing Officer
Inspired by the integration of language, art, and science, Kerri has dedicated her more than 15-year career to business development in the transportation engineering and architectural design industries. She is a brand champion, partnering with engineering discipline leaders to implement transformational business initiatives that propel revenue growth, brand exposure, and market expansion. As Chief Marketing Officer for CONSOR, she is entrusted with leading the marketing and business development team in strategic planning and research, client outreach, pursuit management, collateral development, and media strategy, as well as community and industry engagement. A graduate of the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English-Technical Writing, she is an advocate for assertive communication that balances form with function.Beyond her work, Kerri, along with husband Bill, is an eager traveler to destinations worldwide. She is also a life-long music enthusiast. Outdoors, Kerri enjoys snow skiing, hiking, and biking.
AARON FETZER, CPA, CGMA
Chief Financial Officer
Aaron brings a depth of knowledge in the engineering and construction industry with more than 15 years of industry experience and more than 25 years of finance and accounting experience. As chief financial officer and a member of the senior leadership team, Aaron believes in being a business partner, supporting the business with excellent customer service and working strategically to help foster growth and collaboration.Aaron has worked in England, India, and Australia (where he and his wife also lived for a time).
Chief People Officer
As Chief People Officer, Mindy drives the human resources function at CONSOR including employee engagement programs, compensation and benefits, and talent acquisition and development in support of CONSOR’s continued growth, innovation, and productivity. She is passionate about building a culture that puts the needs of employees first and encourages entrepreneurial spirit and teamwork while working in tandem with senior leadership to streamline programs and processes and lay the foundation for continued growth. Mindy holds a BSBA and MBA and brings more than 25 years of operational experience in the engineering industry, including co-founding and serving as one of the primary principals for Structural Grace, Inc., a leading Arizona-based bridge design, construction management, and survey firm acquired by CONSOR in May 2019.
Planning and Design
SANDEEP PATIL, PE
President, Planning & Design
Sandeep has more than 27 years of experience in the management and design of roadways; simple and complex bridges, interchanges, freeways and major stream crossings in urban and rural settings; drainage; hydraulics; utilities; traffic control; and traffic engineering elements. He is experienced in resource and entity coordination, construction sequencing, value engineering, drainage, utilities, access management, public involvement, entity coordination and is a hands-on manager. Sandeep has been with the firm since 1992, and during that time, has led some of the firm’s most significant projects including the IH 610/IH 69 project to reconstruct the most congested interchange in Texas, the Katy Freeway Corridor Project, and the $1B Phase 1 and $1.2B Phase 2 of the Highway 407 East Extension design-build project. Sandeep manages the firm’s design practice and leads the structural design group. He is a seasoned and highly respected project manager who is integral to the firm’s strategic growth and business development.Sandeep has participated in the MS 150 fundraiser bicycle ride between Houston and Austin five times and will be participating again this year with his daughter. Sandeep played on the university water polo team in India and saved two children from drowning at the Galveston beach in 1992.
ZINA SCHWARTZ, PE
Executive Vice President, Traffic
Zina has more than 20 years of experience in the traffic and transportation engineering field. A two-year internship at TxDOT’s Advanced Planning Section in Austin steered her towards a career in traffic engineering. After graduation, Zina worked in Virginia as a traffic engineer before returning home to Houston in 1997. Zina’s professional experience includes all aspects of the traffic and transportation engineering field from traffic signal design and signing and pavement markings to traffic control and illumination plans. Her experience includes operational analyses for the evaluation of alternative roadway improvements. Over the last 20 years, Zina has worked to start and grow the traffic engineering group at the firm. She started as the sole traffic engineer and now manages the traffic engineering group in offices across the United States and Canada. On any given day, you will find Zina mentoring engineers, CAD professionals, or administrative staff; furthering CONSOR’s business development outreach; managing countless projects as both prime and/or subprovider; and still finding time for professional organizations and community service.Zina worked as a roustabout in an oil field the summer after her freshman year of college.
JANICE KRUSE, PE
Executive Vice President, Roadway
Janice has more than 30 years of experience in the design and management of rural and urban transportation projects involving reconstruction, new alignments, widening, or rehabilitation projects across Texas. Her particular area of focus has been roadway design. She has managed projects across the State of Texas for clients including TxDOT; Harris County; Cities of Houston, San Antonio, Sugar Land, Missouri City, Seguin, Pearland, Kemah, and League City; and the Houston Parks Board. As a native Houstonian, Janice has enjoyed being involved in Bayou Greenway and other trail projects that now provide over 18 miles of enjoyment to the citizens of Houston. She is known for her hard work, “hands-on” approach, and ability to work closely with the team and the client. A seasoned and highly regarded Project Manager, Janice joined AIA in 2006 and has had a tremendous impact on the firm’s growth.In her spare time, Janice enjoys windsurfing and scuba diving.
FRANK HICKSON, PE
Executive Vice President,
Planning and Design, Florida
Frank Hickson, PE has more than 20 years of transportation planning and design experience, serving in a variety of roles for engineering studies, preliminary design, and final design. A graduate of Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering, he began his career at the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) in the Professional Engineer Training Program with a focus on concept development and plans production for roadway and bridge projects. He subsequently spent over 12 years serving in the FDOT District Five Transportation Development Office, working as an in-house design then consultant project manager, then serving in an executive role overseeing the Planning, Public Transportation, and Project Development and Environmental Study (PD&E) groups during his tenure. His work in the consultant sector includes project management, planning, and design for major/minor roadway alignments and widenings, traditional/historic bridge replacements, site design, trail and multi-modal facility design; he has designed projects using design-bid-build and Construction Manager/General Contractor (CM/GC) delivery methods. Mr. Hickson has been the engineer of record on environmentally and socially positive projects across the nation. Through this work, Frank has proactively cultivated professional relationships with federal, state and local governments, elected officials, community leaders, transportation industry partners, professional associations, chambers of commerce, and others who directly influence transportation decisions. In addition to delivering award-winning transportation projects, Mr. Hickson helped his community and his profession by serving as an active member or a committee member/chair for the American Council of Engineering Companies, Florida Engineering Society, American Public Works Association, and American Society of Highway Engineers; he is also a former elected councilman for the Town of Malabar. Lastly, this husband and father of two, actively supports charities within his community to improve the quality of life for people in real need.
RICK PRIETO, PE
Senior Vice President, El Paso
Rick has more than 20 years of experience in the civil, structural, and transportation engineering fields. He joined the firm in the Houston office in 1997. In 2005, he relocated to El Paso to open the firm’s branch office. Rick took on the challenge of opening the El Paso office and has never looked back. He’s appreciative that he has surrounded himself with quality people that have aided in the success of the El Paso office. For 13 years, Rick has managed all of the firm’s work with the City of El Paso. In addition to City projects, he has managed projects for the Camino Real Regional Mobility Authority and TxDOT. While Rick’s expertise spans the full range of transportation infrastructure, he specializes in structural analysis and design. During his career, he has managed and/or performed inspections of more than 10,000 bridges, and he has designed more than 75 bridges. Rick’s leadership over the past 13 years has grown the firm’s local branch to become the largest civil engineering consultant in the El Paso area.Rick is an avid classic car enthusiast. He has a 1966 Ford Mustang that he has restored back to life and enjoys cruising along in it along the back roads on weekends.
OLEN HOWARD, PE
Senior Vice President, Roadway, Texas
Olen has more than 30 years of experience in the transportation engineering field. He brings the benefit of experience and lessons learned from a transportation career that has focused on route and design studies as well as plans, specifications and estimate (PS&E) design of roadway improvements through urban and rural areas throughout Texas. Olen has been instrumental in long term roadway development projects, from the initial corridor, subsequent segments, and expansions for major roadways, interchanges, and bridges. He has keen insight into the interface concerns, precise design criteria, consistent standards, and continuous communication and coordination necessary for successful projects. Most notably, Olen managed the design effort for a 2.3 mile segment of the Katy Freeway Reconstruction Program. The project included a three-level interchange at IH 10/SH 6, the gateway to West Houston. Olen has managed projects for TxDOT, METRO, Harris County, the Fort Bend County Toll Road Authority, and the Harris County Toll Road Authority (HCTRA). He joined the firm in 2012 and has since helped the firm expand its schematic development and design practice as well as implement the firm’s rigorous QA/QC policies as part of the ISO 9001:2015 certification program.Olen has an extensive collection of Pez dispensers. Most notable includes Mozart, Elvis (three eras 50’s, GI, and 70’s), and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Olen’s most important life lesson: “Always drink upstream from the herd.” Actually: “It’s important to be yourself and to be honest and trustworthy.
AHMED ABD-EL-MEGUID, PHD, PE
Senior Vice President, Oklahoma
Ahmed has more than 17 years of experience in the civil, structural, and transportation engineering fields. His transportation project experience ranges from schematic design to complete plans, specifications, and estimates to construction phase services and shop drawing developing and review. He specializes in structural inspection and design, and throughout his career has managed the inspection of more than 100 bridges and designed more than 150. Ahmed has managed numerous projects for the Oklahoma Department of Transportation, Oklahoma Turnpike Authority, and local governments. Ahmed completed his PhD in rehabilitating steel bridges using CFRP laminates. His master’s degree analyzed the collapse of historic structures due to seismic activity. Ahmed joined the firm in the Houston office in 2009. In 2012, he moved to Oklahoma City to open the firm’s branch office. Ahmed has been instrumental in growing the firm’s Oklahoma presence.Ahmed enjoys traveling and exploring new places and cultures.
CLAUDIA PERCHINELLI, PE, SE
Senior Vice President,
Planning and Design
Claudia has been involved in bridge design and structural engineering for over 30 years. In 1999, she founded Arizona-based Structural Grace, Inc., which joined the CONSOR family in 2019. She has a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in civil engineering from the University of Arizona and University of Colorado, respectively. Claudia’s engineering responsibilities include design, project management, and construction engineering for transportation-related structures, including long- and short-span bridges, pedestrian bridges, and temporary works; she also provides bridge construction services, including inspections, shop drawings review, and project cost estimates and specifications preparation. Claudia has spent nearly her entire career overseeing the design and construction of transportation-related structures. She believes bridges are intrinsically beautiful and strives to produce bridge designs that showcase this beauty. She earned the distinction as the lead designer for the first segmental bridge built in Arizona, Arizona DOT’s Lower Screwtail Bridge, and is working on the second segmental bridge in Arizona, the 22nd Street over UPPR yard for the City of Tucson. In 2017, she was named as the University of Arizona’s Distinguished Alumni; in 2016, she was the recipient of two professional awards: Southern Arizona Engineer of the Year and the Southern Arizona Women of Influence for Pioneer in Business.
JEFFREY ROWE, PE
President, Structural Assessment
With 27 years of experience, Jeff is a structural engineer with expertise in above and below water bridge and waterfront facility inspection, structural design, and construction engineering. He has performed structural inspections in a multitude of environments worldwide for federal, state, and local government agencies. He is certified as a surface-supplied air diving supervisor by the Association of Diving Contractors International. Jeff is an award-winning FHWA-certified instructor for the National Highway Institute, having developed and taught a multitude of courses related to bridge inspection and management. He has designed structures both domestically and internationally including portions of the Panama Canal. He has presented papers related to structural inspection to the national Transportation Research Board and at the industry conferences. He also taught and lectured as an adjunct professor at both The Citadel and Clemson University on a variety of engineering topics.Jeff enjoys running, swimming, and cycling, as well as spending time with his wife and seven children, which include a set of spontaneous triplets.
GREGG HOSTETLER, PE
Executive Vice President,
Structural Assessment and
Gregg Hostetler, PE has dedicated his career to innovative bridge management solutions, with expertise in bridge design; NBIS safety inspection, including fracture critical inspection and underwater inspection; construction management; bridge preservation, repair and rehabilitation; and historic bridge analysis. As CONSOR’s Alternative Contracting Lead, Mr. Hostetler has also dedicated much of his private and public sector career to Alternative Contracting Methods (ACMs), including programmatic use of Construction Manager/General Contractor (CM/GC) contracting for local and tribal agencies. Mr. Hostetler is a national expert on CM/GC. He is a co-author for NCHRP Report 15-46, a design-guidebook for CM/GC and design-build and has presented on the subject at numerous national conferences. As the former Assistant Public Works Administrator for Osceola County, Florida, Mr. Hostetler co-led the most rapidly deployed highway and bridge design and construction project bundling programs in the nation using CM/GC. This award-winning program was featured in Public Works Magazine, Construction Today, and ENR Magazine. More recently, he had a lead role in the Pueblo of Acoma’s (New Mexico) innovative and highly acclaimed project bundling program, representing the first tribal programmatic use of CM/GC in the nation. He is currently serving in a lead role on a similar program for the Pawnee Nation in Oklahoma. Mr. Hostetler spends most of his personal time with his wife and three teenage children, with family vacations taking a high priority. He also spends much of his time serving in various capacities at his church, including teaching high school Sunday school, singing, and playing trumpet. He is passionate about his involvement in prison ministry with Kairos International. For recreation, he enjoys hiking, snow skiing, tennis, and running.
HEATH POPE, PE
Waterfront & Marine Facilities
Heath provides more than 26 years of experience with a wide range of inspection, rehabilitation, and construction projects. As a US Navy Diving Officer, he served as a project engineer for a vast array of ocean construction, engineering, and inspection projects. In 2000, Heath continued his work in the waterfront engineering consultant sector as a professional engineer and commercial diver, routinely performing above and underwater structural inspections and condition assessments in a multitude of environments. His experience comprises waterfront structures worldwide, including bridges, piers, wharves, relieving platforms, dams, canals, dry docks, quay walls, bulkheads, caissons, floating docks, pipelines, and fender and mooring systems. His client portfolio includes major port authorities, the US Navy, and the US Coast Guard, as well as other federal agencies, state departments of transportation, municipal agencies, and private clients throughout the United States, Canada, and the Pacific Rim. He is a member of the ASCE Ports and Harbors committee, serving as a contributing author for the ASCE Waterfront Facilities Inspection and Assessment, Manual of Practice (MOP 130), published in June 2015.Heath enjoys traveling and recreational SCUBA diving with his family of certified divers, including his wife and two children.
RAJ RANGASWAMY, PE
President, Construction Services
Raj has more than 30 years of experience, half of which have been overseeing Florida Department of Transportation projects involving complex structure and transportation facility construction on a wide range of highway, bascule, and segmental bridge contracts. Several projects under his leadership have won awards and are consistently claim free.Raj has completed three Miami Half Marathons.
RAY WELLS, PE
Executive Vice President,
Construction Services, Texas
Ray has more than 18 years of experience in the civil, transportation, and construction engineering fields. He has designed, inspected, and managed multiple transportation infrastructure projects ranging from simple overlays to total interstate reconstruction. His overall experience brings a unique mixture of construction, maintenance, and design experience that helps us to reduce construction and maintenance costs for our clients. Ray joined the firm in 2013.Ray once rode horseback on the Great Divide during a lightning storm.
BILL ADAMS, PE
Senior Vice President,
Construction Services, Florida
Bill has more than 30 years of experience in various project management positions. A graduate of Clemson University’s civil engineering program, he has been engaged in construction management since 1987 and has served as a Senior Project Engineer and Project Manager on many different projects. Bill founded and served as Principal of Johnson-Adams & Associates. In addition to his outstanding management skills, he is highly skilled in critical path method (CPM) scheduling and developed CPM training for the Florida DOT. His knowledge of construction activities and operations is enhanced by his prior experience working with road, bridge, and commercial contractors. As an Area Manager, he leads the firms CEI efforts on Florida’s west coast and serves as Senior Project Engineer on several FDOT projects.
JAMAL HASSOUNEH, PE
Senior Vice President,
Construction Services, Florida
Jamal has 26 years of extensive highway construction experience. Jamal started his career in 1988 as a Construction Project Engineer for the Florida DOT. He has been involved with major highway construction projects in Florida while serving as a Resident Engineer for both Ocala and Leesburg Construction offices. His direct experience as Resident Engineer heightened his understanding of the Department’s organizational structures.Jamal has also managed several projects abroad, during which time he also led a World Bank advisory panel responsible for developing models based on U.S. transportation infrastructure in developing nations. In his current position, Jamal is responsible for the operations management of the firm’s northern and central Florida regions and he maintains corporate representation and client relations in the region.Jamal enjoys traveling with his family, creating items from wood and copper, and serving the community.
Senior Vice President,
Construction Services, Florida
David has more than 25 years of experience in construction services for transportation engineering projects. His expertise includes construction management, construction engineering inspection, contract administration, claims analysis, cost estimating, and scheduling. His experience includes serving as public administrator, construction manager, project manager, project administrator, contract support specialist, and inspector for urban and interstate reconstruction and widening, toll facility construction, and bridge construction. Prior to his role at CONSOR, David served as interim public works director for Osceola County, Florida. His responsibilities included the administration of multiple departments. David also served as a construction manager for Osceola County, Florida, leading the administration and management of approximately $150 million in construction projects. Additionally, he served as the liaison between Florida Department of Transportation and the county regarding compliance with American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), local agency program (LAP), Federal Highway Administration, and other types of state and federal grant funding.David enjoys any outdoor activity but has a particular affinity for golf. He is an avid traveler to both domestic and international destinations.
RICHARD LAVIN, PE
Vice President, Construction Services, Florida
Richard has more than 25 years of experience in transportation engineering and construction management. He previously held the position of State Toll Facilities Engineer for Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise. His experience includes the design and management of several major new and reconstruction toll facilities projects throughout Florida. Richard has interfaced with numerous roadway construction as well as several toll equipment contractors in the construction and activation of new toll plazas in south Florida. He serves as a senior project engineer on large All-Electronic Tolling (AET) roadway and bridge widening construction contracts.
RANDALL SCOTT, PE
Vice President, Construction Services, Florida
Randall has more than 15 years of experience in management, engineering and construction of transportation projects. His experience includes ten years with the Florida Department of Transportation – District Four, where he served as the Operations Construction Manager at the Treasure Coast Operations Center. During this time, Randall was responsible for construction projects with a construction value exceeding $100 million. These projects included roadway milling and resurfacing, roadway reconstruction, low- and high-level bridge replacements, bridge rehabilitation, and traffic signal systems. In his current role, Randall oversees operations within the Florida Treasure Coast and Palm Beach regions.
DAVID RESER, PE
President, Strategic Growth
David has over three decades of experience as a structural engineer in the areas of analysis and evaluation of bridges and marine structures; above and below water bridge inspection; new bridge and bridge repair/rehabilitation design; and marine construction. His education includes a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from Oklahoma State University and a Master of Science degree in Business Administration from Boston University. As a US Navy-trained construction diver, David was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant into the US Army Corps of Engineers and served on active duty as a Platoon Leader and Detachment Commander in the US Army Diving Detachment, 18th Engineer Brigade, Europe. During that time, he performed underwater construction and inspection projects in eight NATO countries. In 1994, David founded Infrastructure Engineers with a vision to provide full-service transportation engineering services nationwide. He is an award-winning, FHWA-certified lead instructor for the National Highway Institute, having developed and taught bridge inspection courses nationwide. He has presented at multiple bridge-related industry conferences, and has been published multiple times in Underwater magazine on topics related to underwater bridge inspection. For CONSOR, he leads strategic growth initiatives for expansion of service offerings and geographic reach.David enjoys riding motorcycles, restoring antique cars and motorcycles, skiing, and hiking.
JENNIFER OLSON, PE
Senior Vice President,
Jennifer has 25 years of experience in Florida’s transportation industry. She has managed and provided leadership on projects of every level of complexity from both the design and construction perspectives and has the rare, broad based experience only developed through high level leadership experience in multiple FDOT districts including Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise and its unique toll road components. Jennifer’s responsibilities include directing, planning and implementing overall corporate growth strategies and personnel development. She is involved in all aspects of various decision planning processes for the firm including strategic planning and exploring expansion and growth opportunities for the company.Jennifer has visited 20 National Parks and her goal is to visit all 60 of them.
BRETT HOWEY, PE
Senior Vice President,
Brett has over 20 years of experience in the civil engineering and construction fields, primarily focused in the Western US for public and private sector clients. With a BS in Geology and MS in Civil Engineering, he is a registered professional engineer with emphasis on geotechnical engineering. Nearly 15 years of his experience has been within consulting, where he has provided operational leadership for a Top 5 ENR design firm, ensuring short- and long-range strategies were successfully achieved. Projects delivered within Brett’s responsibility are commonly engineering, design, and construction services in the transportation, water, government, mining, and industrial/commercial sectors. Brett joined CONSOR in early 2019 and is responsible for developing and implementing strategic growth throughout the Western US for the company.Brett enjoys spending personal time with his wife and three children, home renovation projects, photography, and cooking Neapolitan pizza in his backyard wood fired pizza oven.
Vice President, Strategic Growth & Corporate Development
Erik joined CONSOR in January 2019. His primary responsibility is to lead acquisition efforts as the company continues to pursue an aggressive growth strategy across North America, but he is also intimately involved in all facets of post-merger integration as well. Formerly with Keystone Capital, the private equity sponsor behind CONSOR, Erik played an integral role in bringing together the four engineering firms that joined forces to create CONSOR. Erik’s transition over to CONSOR full-time not only illustrates Keystone’s commitment to continue building CONSOR for the long-term, but also a recognition of the incredible growth opportunity that exists in this industry.