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PETE HINOJOSA, DIRECTOR OF SALES LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT, INSPERITY As a fourth generation professional educator, Pete learned to see his role not just as a teacher, but as a mentor who wanted his students to learn about leadership, character, and setting goals for their future. Pete has traveled internationally as a keynote speaker and leadership expert for countless companies. As Insperity’s director of thought leadership, Pete develops and delivers leadership training to all sales managers in more than 80 offices in North America.
J.D. ENRIGHT, CEO, TMGCORE A dedicated business professional, J.D. has nearly 30 years of experience working with multinational private and public sector organizations to execute strategic growth initiatives in emerging markets and technologies. He has specialized leadership in developing next- generation High Performance Computing (HPC) platforms, global blockchain strategies, biotechnology, viral cell and gene therapies, and market intelligence assimilation.
MICHAEL RENSHAW, CEO, TRILON GROUP Michael is a driving force behind Trilon’s vision. Michael was the chief growth officer at AECOM, a world leader in infrastructure consulting; the CEO of Cardno, an engineering and environmental firm previously listed on the Australian Securities Exchange; an independent director of Opteon (property appraisal); and an independent director on Nasdaq- listed NV5, a leading provider of compliance, technology, and engineering consulting solutions.
■ ■ Fifty-one percent of all Hot Firms had merged with or acquired another firm in the past three years. That is up slightly from 49 percent a year ago. Eight out of the top 10 firms had merged with or acquired another firm in the last three years. This is right on par with last year. We are seeing an ever increasing trend of firms utilizing M&A as part of their growth strategy. Best Firms To Work For and Hot Firms continue to distinguish themselves in a highly competitive industry by taking care of their employees and striving for tremendous growth. Their data helps us gain insight into the industry, but we also enjoy celebrating all that these firms do to “elevate the industry!” We look forward to highlighting them at the Elevate AEC Conference & Awards Gala in Las Vegas! Kyle Ahern is awards manager at Zweig Group. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org. “Best Firms To Work For and Hot Firms continue to distinguish themselves in a highly competitive industry by taking care of their employees and striving for tremendous growth. Their data helps us gain insight into the industry, but we also enjoy celebrating all that these firms do!”
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88 percent share the firm’s revenue data firm-wide at least annually. Employee sentiment around financial information sharing has trended in the right direction over the last few years as well. ■ ■ Forty-one percent of employees say culture is the most important to their work experience, followed by compensation and professional development. Project management, leadership, and people management were the top three training areas most important to people development over the next two years. ■ ■ Overall, employee sentiment was slightly down from last year’s record highs. Satisfaction with out-of-pocket medical expenses saw the sharpest decrease and fell below pre-pandemic levels. Employees’ sub-par work being addressed also saw a significant decrease. Hopefully we will see scores rebound in 2023. Zweig Group’s Hot Firm List recognizes the 100 fastest- growing AEC firms in the United States and Canada. This year’s winners had another banner year for gross revenue growth: ■ ■ The average Hot Firm grew by just shy of $36 million from the end of 2018 through 2021, which is an increase of just over $6 million over last year’s list. The average percentage revenue growth this year is 81 percent, down slightly from last year’s 85 percent.
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THE ZWEIG LETTER AUGUST 1, 2022, ISSUE 1451
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