JOSEPH KIRK SVP OF THE GOVAN BROWN GROUP
Joe Kirk is Govan Brown's Senior Vice President of the Govan Brown Group overseeing all of Govan Brown's operations Canada-wide. Read more
He is recognized as an innovative solutions creator, with experience developing and leading cross functional teams in diverse lines of business. Joseph is a pragmatic management professional with almost 20 years of experience in operational optimization, customer relationship management, business development and the implementation of change. He has also been a Board Member of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation Ontario Chapter for the last 3 years.
GENEVIEVE PETERS VICE PRESIDENT OF SALES
Genevieve Peters is Govan Brown's Vice President of Sales. Read more
She is a strategic partnership professional involved with CRE. Genevieve received her Master Corporate Real Estate (MCR) and greatly involved with CRE leaders, facilities, real estate and workplace professionals. Highly regarded as a connector, Genevieve has over 25 years of experience as an Interior Designer, Project Manager, Business Developer and CRM. Genevieve's passion is CRE Strategy and continues to be an integral role model supporting Govan Brown's philosophy to be our industry's innovators. Genevieve has been a Board Member of IFMA, Toronto CREW and is a member of CoreNet Toronto and CoreNet Global.
COLIN GRAY VICE PRESIDENT OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT
Colin Gray is the Vice President of Project Management. He oversees all project management services in the Greater Toronto Area and works with the Toronto Project Management group to ensure flawless execution of all projects to Govan Brown standards. Read more
Colin has been with Govan Brown since 2006 and worked as both a Site Manager and Senior Project Manager. Colin graduated with honors from Mohawk College with a diploma in construction management (Architectural Technology) in December 2005. Colin is also a LEED and PMP Accredited Professional..
JEFF MCKINNON DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Jeff is Govan Brown's Director of Business Development responsible for overseing the Toronto market. He also dedicates some of his time in the Ottawa and Vancouver markets. Read more
Originally from British Columbia, Jeff is a dedicated and driven individual with clear vision and strong leadership skills. Fostering a passion for sales and business development, Jeff is determined to re-evaluate traditional industry paradigms to improve upon established standards and achieve new platforms of success with clients and team members. With a firm understanding and respect for the collaborative nature of design and construction management, he brings forward a true team approach to each project. Jeff is able to identify future market patterns and use his knowledge to the advantage of current and potential new project stakeholders. His understanding of how the physical work environment can positively affect an organization's productivity and overall success drives his passion for real estate and to provide exceptional service to all of his business partners.
ROBERT DOWNEY DIRECTOR OF RETAIL & HOSPITALITY
Robert Downey joined Govan Brown in 2016 as the Director of Retail & Hospitality overseeing all of our retail and hospitality portfolio. Read more
He is a construction professional with over 16 years of experience in various fields of the industry. As a result, Robert has a firm grasp on how to deliver comprehensive construction services in all project facets and his professional approach has made him a client favorite as he has repeatedly shown his ability to manage multiple high profile projects simultaneously.
CHRIS DOBBIN DIRECTOR OF SERVICE & SPECIAL PROJECTS
Chris Dobbin is the Director of Service & Special Projects and is responsible for managing and growing the Service and Special Projects group in the GTA. He has been with Govan Brown for over 22 years. He has successfully completed dozens of interiors and renovation projects for Govan Brown with an emphasis on multi-phased on site renovation projects. Read more
He is an excellent communicator and team player - essential characteristics for occupied multi-phased renovation programs. Chris currently heads our Service & Special Projects Department; a categorical favourite of many because of their rapport with clients and their ability to respond to project requests in a timely manner. Chris' mix of on-site and project management experience allows him to be a truly multi-faceted industry professional and an asset to the Govan Brown team.
ANDREEA JIANU PROJECT MANAGEMENT DIRECTOR
As a Project Management Director, Andreea is responsible for providing oversight for a wide range of Govan Brown projects. In addition to personally managing the progress of her own projects, she guides younger project managers on how to achieve the best results for their clients. Read more
Goal-oriented and process-driven, Andreea consistently exceeds the expectations of her peers and clients alike, making her an ideal mentor for the Govan Brown team. Andreea has developed her construction acumen with over 20 years of building experience as an engineer and project manager with her most recent 11 years being spent with Govan Brown. Projects of varying sizes and scopes benefit from Andreea’s meticulous approach. As such, her diligent ‘lead by example’ attitude has had an amazing effect on all who have had the chance to work with and alongside her.
RICHARD DOMBECK DIRECTOR OF SITE MANAGEMENT
Richard Dombeck is Govan Brown's Director of Site Management responsible for overseeing the successful execution of our construction projects, leading and managing a high performance team, enhancing operational effectiveness, and contributing to the growth of our business as industry leaders. Read more
Richard has over 32 years of experience in the Construction industry, first as a skilled Carpenter and Glazer, and then as a Site Manager, and now a key member of our leadership team. His passion is working with consultants and clients through the project process from conception to completion. Richard’s vast experience has developed a multi-faceted skillset with an incredible ability to think outside the box. Now leading a team of almost 50 construction professionals, Richard is focusing on streamlining the site process and help to provide the crucial connection between the 4 key teams: Business Development, Estimating, Project Management and Site Management.
Richard’s expertise includes: corporate interior renovations, tenant fit-outs, retail and hospitality projects, and complex builds (including ground-up construction, site services, exterior work and elevator/escalator work), project management, client pitches/business development and client relations. Richard’s skillset includes: troubleshooting, budgeting and tracking, estimating, planning and scheduling, project management, quality control, sub-trade relationships, procurement, master service agreements, health & safety and value engineering
SILVIU STOIAN CHIEF ESTIMATOR
Silviu Stoian is our Chief Estimator and head of our Estimating group. With more than 15 years in the construction industry, 11 of those years at Govan Brown, he has a keen knowledge of conceptual estimating. Read more
Pairing his wealth of knowledge with his efficient time management, Silviu offers great support to both Project Management staff and Operations. Silviu has admirable team skills, he effectively reaches milestones, and rapidly adapts to moving targets. His strength lies in utilizing computer systems which couples well with his ability to multitask effectively.
SAM CHOW CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Sam Chow joined Govan Brown as CFO in 2015. He oversees the finance/accounting and cost engineering functions and since joining the firm, has helped the organization manage risk and maintain control in a period of rapid growth and expansion. Read more
Sam collaborates with multiple teams across the company and is actively involved in various initiatives to improve business processes and aid the organization in better serving its clients. Sam has spent his entire career working in operational finance and prior to joining Govan Brown, has held various financial leadership positions for a number of companies (Malthus, AECOM, Earth Tech, IBM) in the construction, engineering and information technology industries. The one common theme through all his roles has been a focus on change management and helping the organization move in a new direction. Sam obtained his Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (HBBA) from Wilfrid Laurier University. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) and achieved his Certified Management Accountant designation in 2006.
SARAH PAUL DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES
Sarah is our Director of Human Resources and is responsible for national recruitment, professional development, compensation and benefits, and all people-related programs. Read more
Having earned her Certified Human Resources Leadership (CHRL) designation, she has extensive experience in the design and implementation of leading edge HR programs and practices in dynamically entrepreneurial environments.She enjoys creating a fun and engaging workplace and has a unique ability to build trusting and collaborative relationships with team members at all levels within an organization. Sarah joined Govan Brown in March 2013.
SERENA ZENG DIRECTOR OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Serena Zeng is Director of Information Technology for the Govan Brown Group of companies, overseeing technology operations, and the implementation of IT systems, services, policies and initiatives. Read more
Since joining Govan Brown in 2004, Serena has aligned IT strategy with corporate mission, managed the full lifecycle and upgrade of an innovative enterprise business management system (CMiC), and created standard processes that have been applied to daily business operations. As a result, Govan Brown was awarded a Constructech Vision Award in 2008 and again in 2014. Serena is a visionary, dynamic, and committed IT leader with over 20 years of progressive experience in Canada, the U.S, and China, making her a valuable asset in a diverse, multicultural environment. She has a M.S. in Information Technology from Syracuse University.
JAMES CHAPMAN SENIOR COST ENGINEER
James is the Senior Cost Engineer for the Govan Brown organization. Since joining Govan Brown in 2006, James has spearheaded the company development and growth of cost control systems. James manages a team of Cost Engineers providing cost control and oversite to each project. Read more
He trains & empowers our project teams to innovate with the use of the CMiC, helping the organization to be more efficient, reduce costs and deliver superior client service. He has a BScArch from Bournemouth university.
PHIL GOODALL PRINCIPAL
Phil Goodall is the Principal spearheading our Ottawa office. He manages all projects and services for Eastern Ontario and has worked with clients in the greater Ottawa area for over 20 years. Read more
In addition to providing Construction Management and General Contracting services, Phil has extensive Design + Build experience that meets a variety of client expectations and budgets. Since receiving certification in Project Management (CPPM) from Algonquin College, he has become an active member of the Project Management Institute and is currently finalizing his PMP-PgMP Certifications.
CALGARY, EDMONTON, & WINNIPEG
TREVOR HOWIE VP BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT WEST
Trevor is a LEED AP and graduated with a Master of Architecture from the University of Michigan. After practicing architecture for 12 years and running his own business, Trevor decided to approach the industry from the construction side of the business and joined Govan Brown in 2014. Read more
His experience managing design teams and overseeing highly detailed projects has provided our clients and design partners with extra-value and insight from pre-construction to hand over. His appreciation for design detail and technical quality is showcased by his involvement in many award winning projects and design honours. Through his comprehensive experience in many facets of design and construction Trevor understands the importance of the project team, collaboration and what it takes to successfully deliver a project and exceed client expectations.
ANDREW WILSON DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
Andrew is the Director of Operations for our Prairie Provinces. He is responsible for general oversight of all facets of the day-to-day business of our Calgary, Edmonton, and Winnipeg's operations. Working alongside Trevor Howie, Andrew and Trevor are both based in our Calgary office. Read more
This includes general office administration, oversight of construction project execution and management of major projects, oversight of the service and special projects departments, standardization of GB processes & implementation, team leadership and development throughout all three offices’, resourcing and developing Govan Brown’s brand within the marketplace. Andrew has 15+ years of experience in the construction industry and has spent the last year working with Govan Brown. In his career, Andrew has had the opportunity to work on projects that range significantly in size and scope, including projects that have had values upwards of $2 Billion. Andrew has excelled in his role because of his ability to organize project documentation and construction efforts while also being able to recognize potential pitfalls that may adversely affect schedules and budgets.
JENNIFER FORZLEY DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Jennifer is the Business Development Manager in our Winnipeg office responsible for procuring business opportunities and client relatinships in Winnipeg Read more
Jennifer is a professional with over fifteen years of experience in business to business relationship based sales.
DAVID CONTARDI DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
David Contardi is the Director of Business Development for our Edmonton operations. His focus is to continue building our brand and playing a key role in the growth of our business in the Edmonton market. Read more
David has demonstrated exceptional business development success in his previous role as Senior Design Consultant at Superior Cabinets. Prior to that role, he held progressively responsible roles with IKEA Canada, reaching the senior position of Sales Manager of the Edmonton location. An alumni of the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Education, David has also achieved his black sash level in Kung Fu!
CODY BROWN DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
Cody is the Director of Operations for our Vancouver office. Originally from Vancouver, Cody worked at our Calgary office for over 5 years and has worked in many capacities Read more
including Senior Project Manager. He has led many initiatives and program work and is very knowledgeable with our processess and systems. In his role, Cody is responsible for general oversight of the day-to-day operations of our Vancouver business, including general office administration, oversight of construction project execution, management of major projects, standardization of Govan Brown processes, team leadership and development, resourcing, and driving Govan Brown's brand in the Vancouver marketplace.
GLEN CHU DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Glen is a personable business development professional with a proven track record of consistently winning high levels of business within a competitive market place. Read more
Able to quickly establish credibility with senior decision makers in a wide range of business contexts, all with the aim of helping to grow the company brand and market share. Glen has a first-rate track record of performance and commitment as well as being a proven leader who consistently delivers business value to the customer.