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Spread across over 60 cities, our team is a global collective of urban experts in design, architecture, engineering, civil, transportation, urban geography, real estate, landscape, communications, software development and so much more. These are the people defining the cities of tomorrow.

Supporting our global team of 2,600 difference makers is IBI’s Leadership team, setting out a compelling vision and guiding IBI Group towards the future.

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Jonathan Blades

Software Developer
Glasgow, UK

Jonathan Blades
#Software Developer# #All# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# #Transportation# ## #Information & Communications Technology# #ICT# ## #Operations Centre# #Transportation# ## #Software as a Service# #SaaS# ## #Systems# #Systems Integration# #Systems# ## #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# ## #Transportation# #UK Regional#
Glasgow, United Kingdom, Europe

Jonathan Blades has over ten years of technical experience in the IT and telecom field, particularly network administration and PC support. He has extensive experience in LAN/WAN including installation and maintenance, and TCP/IP troubleshooting and support, multiple server/domain; remote access support, as well as CAT 6/5e Cabling. Jonathan specialises in operating systems, telephone systems and and to top it off, he also has considerable experience in website, app and software development.

#Europe#
Jill Mackay

Associate | Manager, Intelligent Transportation Systems
Seattle, WA

Jill Mackay
#Associate | Manager, Intelligent Transportation Systems# #All# #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Municipal Services# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Operations# #Project / Programme Management# #Revenue / Tolling# #Transportation# ## #sAVe App# #Software as a Service# #SaaS# ## #Subject Matter Expert# #Systems# #Systems Integration# #Systems# ## #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# ## #Transportation# #Traveller Information# #Transportation# #511# #ATIS# #Advanced Traveller Information System# ##
Seattle, Washington, United States of America
https://www.linkedin.com/in/jill-mackay-pmp-79566a7/

Upon joining IBI Group, Jill Mackay was tasked to develop Regional ITS architecture for a broad range of clients, including throughout the state of Washington. Through the facilitation of stakeholder workshops, Jill became adept at helping agencies identify a vision and strategic path for the identification, prioritization and implementation of innovative transportation technologies that would improve operational efficiencies and performance.

Beyond the planning phase, Jill has worked on fare collection, electronic toll collection and CAD/AVL system implementations from the initial needs assessment phase through to systems acceptance. Currently, Jill is leading IBI Group’s multidisciplinary Connected and Autonomous Vehicles practice, which is comprised of professionals dedicated to guiding our traffic and transit agency clients on how to plan, prepare and benefit from innovative autonomous technologies. A team from the CAV Working Group was recently a finalist in New York?s Driverless Future design challenge, which sought ideas on how automated vehicles could address urban growth issues in New York City.

#North America#
Shari Gratke

Associate Principal | Education, Buildings
San Jose, CA

Shari Gratke
#Associate Principal | Education, Buildings# #All# #Architecture# #BIM & 3D Visualization# #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Design Build# #Education# #School# ## #Green# #Higher Education# #School# #Education# ## #Interiors# #Interior Design# ## #K-12 Education# #School# #Education# ## #Labs / Life Sciences# #Healthcare# ## #Learning+# #School# #Education# ## #Library# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Master Planning# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #Office Lead# #Operations Centre# #Transportation# ## #Parking# #Parks# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Public Outreach# #Subject Matter Expert#
San Jose, California, United States of America
https://www.linkedin.com/in/shari-gratke-russo-0a275198/

Shari is a Project Manager specializing in K-12 projects and a co-office lead in our San Jose office. With over 20 years of experience in designing education facilities, she has led notable projects in northern California such as the Lincoln Elementary School Modernization and the Cupertino Middle School Modernization for our Cupertino School District client, among many others. A forward-thinking and progressive architect, Shari plays an integral role on projects bringing her experience and confidence to our key clients in education. Shari is a licensed architect in the state of California.

#North America#
Elizabeth Kadela

Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Contract Administration
Toronto, ON

Elizabeth Kadela
#Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Contract Administration# #All# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# #Transportation# ## #Bus Rapid Transit# #Transportation# #BRT# ## #Civil Infrastructure# #Project / Programme Management# #Subject Matter Expert# #Systems# #Traffic Management# #Transportation# ## #Transportation#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Elizabeth Kadela P.Eng has specialized expertise in the construction oversight for traffic management systems and electrical work, acting as the project manager or contract administrator for those specialties on over 40 MTO construction contracts. She is presently responsible for a broad portfolio of transportation construction administration assignments, which include the GO Transit BRT in Mississauga, Metrolinx Corridor Noisewall, and various Regional Road widening projects in Peel Region.

William Monahan

Associate | Manager, Electrical Engineering
Binghamton, NY

William Monahan
#Associate | Manager, Electrical Engineering# #All# #Civil Infrastructure# #Education# #School# ## #Electrical Engineering# #Engineering# #Learning+# #School# #Education# ##
Binghamton, New York, United States of America

William Monahan is an Electrical Engineer with 26 years of experience. His area of specialty is electrical system design for buildings and infrastructure projects, including educational facilities, medical facilities, municipal wastewater, and water treatment facilities.

Stephen O’Brien

Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Intelligent Systems
Toronto, ON

Stephen O’Brien
#Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Intelligent Systems# #All# #Data Analytics# #Engineering# #Leader# #Operations# #Revenue / Tolling# #Transportation# ## #Software as a Service# #SaaS# ## #Subject Matter Expert# #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems# ## #Systems Integration# #Systems# ## #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# ## #Traveller Information# #Transportation# #511# #ATIS# #Advanced Traveller Information System# ##
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
The culture here is unique. We attract talented people who are intrinsically motivated by challenges and creative problem solving. When we work together as a group to solve those problems, our clients benefit, and the appreciation they express rewards our efforts.

Stephen O’Brien specializes in requirement analysis, design and implementation of real-time software applications, particularly in the area of toll collection systems. He has extensive experience in client requirement analysis; systems development; real-time software design; and device integration.

David Sisco

Associate, Planner
Waterloo, ON

David Sisco
#Associate, Planner# #All# #Land Use Planning# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Planning & Urban Design# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Water Resources Management# #Industrial# ##
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-sisco-69a18196/

David Sisco’s specializes in land use planning projects, involving large developments encompassing sites 500+ acres to single severances as well as residential, recreational, and commercial developments. He is experienced in the coordination of resource management development projects for both the private sector and government bodies, with specialized expertise in post-extraction rehabilitation techniques. His notable works also include the design and management of provincial and community resource and policy-based studies.

#North America#
Wendy Atkinson

Studio Associate Director
Birmingham, UK

Wendy Atkinson
#Studio Associate Director# #Advanced Traffic Management System# #Transportation# #ATMS# ## #All# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# #Transportation# ## #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Operations# #Operations Centre# #Transportation# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Traffic Management# #Transportation# ##
Birmingham, United Kingdom, Europe
https://www.linkedin.com/in/wendy-atkinson-b4729930/

Wendy is a recognised expert in the development and implementation of operational procedures for highway network management. Prior to joining IBI Group, she worked for Gloucestershire Police, supervising two control rooms, and for Highways England’s Traffic Officer Service, managing incidents both on the network and from the Regional Control Centre. She managed Highways England’s National Occupational Standards Programme, which she also developed into a formal Traffic Management Diploma, accredited by City and Guilds.

Since joining IBI Group in 2010, Wendy has advised clients such as Glasgow City Council and the Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO), as well as continuing her role as technical advisor to Highways England. She has provided specialist support to Smart Motorway operations and led projects including the Stationary Vehicle Detection Trial and the development of Smart Motorway Driver Information Requirements. Wendy currently coordinates IBI’s work to enhance Highways England’s signalling policy and capability. She is integral to expanding the firm’s services to other highway network managers across the UK and to the emergency services.

#Europe#
Paula Margaritis

Associate | Manager, Interior Design
Toronto, ON

Paula Margaritis
#Associate | Manager, Interior Design# #All# #Architecture# #Interiors# #Interior Design# ## #Office# #Commercial# ##
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Paula Margaritis has 15 years of intensive multidisciplinary experience in architecture, planning and interior design. Her architectural background brings solid knowledge on built form modules and allows ultimate flexibility in developing and creating highly progressive and innovative solutions in any environment. As a senior designer, she has participated on several larger scale projects ensuring a highly creative and detailed quality in designing interiors and coordinated with the functional and technical aspects of the projects. As a passionate, energetic, efficient and organized professional, she processes excellent communications, sound project management skills and a team spirited personality.

#North America#
Charlie Hoang

Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Transit Architecture
Toronto, ON

Charlie Hoang
#Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Transit Architecture# #All# #Architecture# #Leader# #Light Rail Transit# #Transportation# #LRT# ## #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Subject Matter Expert# #Terminals# #Transportation# #Transit Facilities# ## #Transit Facilities# #Transportation# ## #Transportation#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Charlie Hoang is an Architect with 20 years of experience. Over his career, he has built an impressive portfolio of transit projects that includes at-grade stations (Cumberland Bay Station, Victoria Park Station), underground stations (Ottawa LRT, Eglinton LRT, TTC Finch and Union) and service buildings (EEBs, second exits, and maintenance facilities). His responsibilities span all project phases including architectural design, project and design management, client relations, development of functional layouts and design concepts, value engineering, and code compliance coordination between consultants, city officials, and third parties.

Deepak Darda

Global Director, Innovation
Toronto, ON

Deepak Darda
#Global Director, Innovation# #All# #Economic / Financial Analysis# #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Office Lead# #Revenue / Tolling# #Transportation# ## #Senior Management# #Smart City Platform# #Smart Cities# ## #Systems# #Traffic Management# #Transportation# ## #Transit Management# #Transportation# ## #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# ## #Transportation Engineering# #Transportation# ## #Traveller Information# #Transportation# #511# #ATIS# #Advanced Traveller Information System# ##
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Deepak Darda specializes in ITS projects and has worked on conceptual planning, functional requirements, design and implementation of Advanced Traffic Management Systems, Toll Systems, Traveller Information Systems, and Transit Management Systems.

Deepak’s expertise in transportation planning extends to his work on travel demand modelling, micro simulation modelling, operational analysis, feasibility studies, model calibration, and origin-destination estimation.

Octavio Jimenez

Associate | Manager, Transportation Planning
Mexico City, Mexico

Octavio Jimenez
#Associate | Manager, Transportation Planning# #All# #Spanish Regional# #Systems# #Transportation# #Transportation Planning# #Transportation# ##
Mexico City, Mexico, Latin America

Octavio Jiminez is a Civil Engineer from the Technological Institute of Durango, Mexico. Octavio also holds a Masters Degree in Transportation Systems from the Technical University of Munich, Germany. He has more than six years of experience related to transportation modeling topics and has developed demand models for urban highways in different countries, as well as micro-level models for modal transfer stations and development of road impact studies for large developments. In matters related to regional mobility plans, Octavio has collaborated in the diagnosis and development of urban strategies and their application in different time frames for the Panama City PIMUS. In relation to large-scale urban projects, Octavio has participated in mobility studies for CETRAM Chapultepec, which includes not only the impact that will result in the restructuring of CETRAM itself but also analyzes the road impact to be had in the area, caused by future large-scale developments, as well as the relevant infrastructure changes.

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