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Our highly skilled team along with various in-house capabilities allows us to provide customer satisfaction, superior project delivery, and a quality finished products.

 

Gilbert Buchanan, MA

Principal Consultant/Owner

Gilbert Buchanan, MA (Principal Consultant and Senior Business Development Project Manager): is responsible for managing and directing all labor compliance, contract compliance, small business outreach, and business development coordination efforts on client projects. Our consulting team is significantly augmented with the value-added expertise, industry knowledge, and strategic know-how of Gilbert Buchanan, MA. Gilbert brings more than 20 years of diversified experience to clients’ projects, whereby he has been conducting community outreach and successfully managing small business outreach and development programs with prominent public works agencies such as LAUSD, LACCD, MTA, Valley Economic Development Center (VEDC), and the Mayor’s Office – LAMBOC.

Mr. Buchanan has a Master’s Degree in Organizational Development, and has served as Community and Business Outreach Consultant for the Los Angeles Community College District’s Proposition A/AA and Measure J funded projects ($6 billion in Projects at nine District campuses); and LAUSD’s $21 billion design-build and design-bid-build construction and modernization programs where he consulted as Assistant Program Manager of the Small Business Department, outreaching to at least 50 different ethnicities within Los Angeles County. Gilbert was very instrumental in the development and implementation of two small business Boot Camps and Mentor-Protégé programs (with LAUSD and LACCD), where he provided training in capacity-building and contractor education to subcontractors seeking to conduct business with LAUSD and LACCD, resulting in contract awards to subcontractors amounting to $4 million, $35 million, and $21.7 million respectively. Gilbert is highly detailed and results-oriented, he understands that the client’s needs is paramount and must receive the highest level of priority at all times in an effort to minimize liability and mitigate all risks.  Mr. Buchanan is very strategic in his approach, an excellent team player with tremendous leadership skills.  His Motto is, “get the job done efficiently and smartly by any means necessary.”

 

Robert L. Collins, MA, PMP

Project Management/Risk Management/Negotiations

Highly skilled organizational leader with more than 20 years of industry experience, who is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), possesses proven successes in the development and execution of Program Management Office (PMO) best practices within the following areas:

  • Program/project management implementation
  • Budget and Cost Control Management
  • Best Practices and Benchmark Standards
  • Estimating Management
  • Organizational effectiveness
  • Leadership development
  • Earned Value Management (EVM)
  • Process improvement
  • Vendor management
  • Change management
  • Project Matrix: Tracking and Reporting
  • Training
  • Facilitation and evaluation

Mr. Collins conducts organizational strategic planning initiatives that define objectives and assess both the internal and external conditions to develop roadmap to achieve desired end-states.  Through his expertise, he provides integrated solutions to multiple constituencies through quantitative and qualitative strategic analysis.  He plans, organizes, and directs the work of multi-discipline cross-functional resources within a matrix management environment to identity strategies to achieve organizational goals. Tactically directs the establishment and implementation of projects policies, procedures, governance controls, safety measures, work package standards and environmental controls.

Mr. Robert Collins, MA, PMP is responsible for developing program and portfolio roadmaps that oversee risks, resource requirements, and orchestrated project execution corrective actions for IT and business management.  Mr. Robert Collins provides recommendations, tactical assistance, and action-oriented information to the project owners, executive management and divisions involved in the implementation and management of the projects.  Mr. Collins prepares and presents monthly oral and written reports related to project’s scope, schedule, quality, resource and budget to senior executive and directors, and outside agencies. Mr. Robert Collins, MA, PMP conducts weekly detail status review meetings and monthly high-level strategic review presentations to senior executives with comprehensive recommendation.

 

Marjorie Gayle

Senior HR and Labor Compliance Consultant

Marjorie Gayle possesses more than 25 years of experience in the human resources industry. She has worked in a cross-section of industries such as music, amusement, film, gaming, and construction. Over the last five years she has assisted public works contractors in their efforts to efficiently navigate through the complicated landscape of human resources policies and procedures as well as labor compliance best practices. She has developed the infrastructure needed for companies to succeed. Her primary areas of expertise are policy and procedure development, organization, training, certified payroll preparation and monitoring. She has worked with a cross-culture of companies. Her ability to break down complicated contract or proposal language into simple terms is greatly respected and appreciated by clients. Many of the clients with whom she has worked are subcontractors to the County of Los Angeles, Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), LAUSD, LACCD, and Expo Phase 2 Light Rail Construction Authority. She also works with two chapters of the National Association of Minority Contractors (NAMC). Ms. Gayle holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Public Administration from the University of Southern California.

Other Key Team Members

Administrative Support

Provides overall construction and general industry administrative support services, and possesses strong experience in project coordination and oversight of all vendor and client administrative functions, and providing superior client service. Highly adaptable, rapidly learns new procedures and processes, and quickly adjusts to changes in schedule, team structure, assignment parameters, and organizational objectives. The Administrative Support consultant offers unparalleled integrity, initiative, resourcefulness, consistency, and diligence in achieving both short and long-term project goals and construction business objectives. Serve as liaison between clients, subcontractors, and the Company. Complete all appropriate forms required by corporate. This Administrative Support consultant assists in successfully increasing sales and profit margins within local and regional economies. The Consultant provides customer-centric service in finding products/services appropriate to client needs.

Office Manager

Assists in developing contracts, bid proposals from Company and subcontractors, and verified all contract details before submittal for final sign off. Assist clients in understanding any cost prohibitive expenses such as change orders or additional design additions. Assist in all dispute resolution regarding onsite personnel, contractor payments, materials delivery and logistics and project budget adherence. Verifies all materials purchased, ensuring budget guidelines and tracked all purchases and workforce expenses for each project.
Core Competencies:

  • Administrative Management
  • Daily Operations Management
  • Reporting
  • Client Relations
  • Records Management
  • Communication
  • Customer Service and Satisfaction
  • Scheduling
  • Vendor/Subcontractor Relations
  • Data Management
  • Materials Procurement/Delivery
Business Development Consultant

Develops and implements company strategies for business; participates in various trade shows and Analyzes acquisition of new customers and retains customers. Develops and maintains relationships with key project personnel. Determines efficient customer base and achieved all objectives. Prepares marketing presentations for all company services, designs and updates client database on a regular basis. Monitors trends on local and competitors’ activities, evaluates bid specifications and prepares requests of proposal.  Our Business Development Consultant provides technical assistance to team members and personnel. Monitors resource plans and ensures compliance to all project schedules. Conducts research and prepares proposal materials for the organization. Organizes technical materials and ensures program quality.  Prepares budgets and expenditures reports and maintains accurate reporting. Develops and maintains client contacts, prepares comprehensive files and performs various activities. Maintains knowledge on business trends and performed survey. Monitors and ensures compliance with best practice policies for the company. Analyzes invitation to bid and provides response on regular basis.

Our business development consultant has the challenging task of identifying business opportunities for the organization and managing key client relationships. This professional is a key staff member who is responsible for the organization’s financial prosperity and is skilled in sales, negotiations, strategy, and finance. This consultant defines long-term organizational strategic goals, builds key customer relationships, identifies business opportunities, negotiates and closes business deals and maintains extensive knowledge of current market conditions.