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Putting people first: Steve Margaroni CEO of Psomas (Los Angeles, CA), an employee-owned firm providing engineering, environmental, construction management, and survey/geospatial services.
By LIISA ANDREASSEN Correspondent
N early 25 years ago, Margaroni joined Psomas as an engineering intern, and then after several years in positions that ranged from corporate director of construction management to chief development officer, in 2020, he took the reins as CEO. He’s excited about the future of Psomas and is focused on growing the company to create exciting career paths and projects. “Now that I’m CEO, putting people first comes naturally,” Margaroni says. “Probably because Tim, [former CEO of Psomas] impactfully imparted that on me.” A CONVERSATIONWITH STEVE MARGARONI. The Zweig Letter: In a video on your website, you talk about growth being the most important item on your agenda. Tell me a little about some of the things you’re doing to precipitate growth? What areas are you most focused on? Why?
Steve Margaroni: Growth remains a top priority. One way we’re precipitating growth is through strategic acquisitions. Acquiring companies such as Seattle-based KPG enables Psomas to expand its footprint, add new capabilities and service offerings, and balance our strong, growing pipeline of projects. Our employee base is now more than 700 with offices across Arizona, California, Utah, and Washington. There will be more to come on this front. We’re also growing our service capabilities through state-of- the-art technology. Take our Survey and Geospatial group as an example. We’ve implemented groundbreaking technology that allows us to develop innovative models and maps, digital cities, and more with cutting-edge precision. The latest technology – think drones, lasers, 3D scanning, and more – allows us to acquire and transform complex project imagery, measurements, and data into real-life solutions. Professional growth for our employees is also of the utmost
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