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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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Dale Richmond

Independent Director | Chair of the Board of Directors

Dale Richmond
#Independent Director | Chair of the Board of Directors# #All# #Board Member#
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Mr. Richmond is the past Chair of The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships. He has participated on a number of corporate boards and has served the community as past Chair of The Toronto Board of Trade, The Canadian Urban Institute and Humber College. From 1993 to 2003, he was the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Ontario Municipal Retirement System (OMERS).

Prior to 1993, Mr. Richmond served with the Municipality of Metropolitan Toronto for 17 years, where he held various positions including Chief Administrative Officer (for a period of eight years), Deputy Commissioner of Transportation, and Commissioner of Management and Computer Services. He also held various public sector positions in Halifax, Calgary and Sudbury.

Mr. Richmond received a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Mount Allison University, a Master of Arts (Economics) degree from Dalhousie University and is a Fellow of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario and a Fellow of the Certified Management Accountants of Ontario.

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Tom Tsaktsiris

Associate | Manager, Architecture
Toronto, ON

Tom Tsaktsiris
#Associate | Manager, Architecture# #All# #Architecture# #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Hospitality# #Commercial# ## #Hotels & Resorts# #Commercial# #Hospitality# ## #Living+# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Residential# #Sustainability & Environmental Management# #Green# ##
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Tom Tsaktsiris LEED AP BD+C specializes in high-rise Residential and Hospitality projects. His early involvement on a number of high profile projects such as The Four Seasons Hotel and Residences, The Shores at Bronte Harbour and the Toronto Delta Hotel has propelled him to the position of Project Manager where he has further developed his relationships with his clients and honed his management skills, while leading highly motivated multi-member teams. Tom has played an integral role in the successful execution of the Valhalla Condos and Towns for Edilcan, Minto’s Yorkville Park and The Yorkdale Condominiums for Heights Development Inc., where his work is helping to revitalize the Lawrence Heights neighbourhood.

#North America#
Doug McLachlan

Associate Director - Practice Lead, Architecture
Vancouver, BC

Doug McLachlan
#Associate Director - Practice Lead, Architecture# #All# #Architecture# #Healthcare+# #Healthcare# ## #Leader# #Project / Programme Management# #Public Outreach# #Subject Matter Expert#
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Doug McLachlan’s professional experience includes project management, master planning, medical planning, and construction document production for various projects. As Project Manager for several master planning and renovation projects, he leads the coordination and production of indicative design drawings and output specifications, has involvement leading several user group meetings, and overseeing production of a facilities assessment report. Doug is also immersed in managing and producing schematic design drawings, working drawings, and specifications, as well as performing construction administration services.

#North America#
Ray Whitchurch

Associate Director | Principal, Urban Planning
Salt Lake City, UT

Ray Whitchurch
#Associate Director | Principal, Urban Planning# #All# #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Development Engineering# #Land Use Planning# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Landscape Architecture# #Leader# #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Planning & Urban Design# #Project / Programme Management# #Public Outreach# #Subject Matter Expert#
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States of America

Ray Whitchurch is a project manager, Landscape Architect, Urban Designer and Planner, for large-scale federal, state, municipal, institutional, mixed use villages, commercial, and residential projects. With 26 years of experience, his projects have included landscape designs, architectural design, land planning and re-zoning, municipality general plans, subdivision development, public reviews and outreach.

Elvin Karpovich

Director, Planning and Landscape Architecture
Calgary, AB

Elvin Karpovich
#Director, Planning and Landscape Architecture# #All# #Architectural Controls# #Architecture# ## #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Development Engineering# #Land Use Planning# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Landscape Architecture# #Leader# #Planning & Urban Design# #Policy & Design Guidelines#
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Elvin Karpovich leads the IBI Group landscape design practice in Calgary, and oversees the administration of architectural design guidelines for approximately 18 communities across Calgary. He has assembled a diverse list of projects over his 20 years of experience, including land use planning, land design, urban design, urban landscape architectural design, and land development policies, guidelines, and standards. His project experience includes working with the federal, provincial, and municipal governments, the land development industry, and private corporations.

Jeff Hackenbracht

Senior Project Manager
Westerville, OH

Jeff Hackenbracht
#Senior Project Manager# #Active Transportation# #Transportation# ## #All# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# #Transportation# ## #Civil Infrastructure# #Engineering# #Leader# #Project / Programme Management# #Transportation#
Westerville, Ohio, United States of America

Jeff Hackenbracht has a strong background in design, engineering and construction project management of roadway and bridge projects. He has successfully managed projects for several clients including ODOT, the City of Columbus, as well as the Delaware and Franklin County Engineers. His attention to detail comes from his in-depth knowledge of ODOT and city requirements. His communication throughout the project development process has earned him high praise from pleased clients. Numerous projects have included new roadway design, roadway widening and resurfacing, ADA compliance upgrades, bikeway design, bridge replacement and rehabilitation, pavement markings, design of new curbs, gutters, sidewalks, storm drainage, traffic signal upgrades, culvert extensions, ditches, grading, design of median barriers and lighting design.

Phil Colleran

Associate Director, Sub-Sector Lead
Boston, MA

Phil Colleran
#Associate Director, Sub-Sector Lead# #All# #Landscape Architecture# #Leader# #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Planning & Urban Design# #Subject Matter Expert#
Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Phil Colleran has directed a range of urban mixed-use development projects in the US and abroad. He has significant experience with complex planning projects and large teams in the Far East, the Middle East and North Africa. In his work, he is responsive to environmental and civic concerns and has deployed ground-breaking design strategies suitable to climate and project conditions.

#North America#
Daniel Crosthwaite

Associate | Manager, Buildings Projects
Toronto West, ON

Daniel Crosthwaite
#Associate | Manager, Buildings Projects# #All# #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Data Analytics# #Electrical Engineering# #Engineering# #Industrial# #Project / Programme Management# #Transportation#
Toronto West, Ontario, Canada

Daniel Crosthwaite has over 30 years of experience in engineering, project management and business administration. He has extensive experience in project management for complex and multidisciplinary, high-profile design assignments, project costing, project selection and forensic analysis for client projects. Daniel is an electrical engineer with detailed understanding of disciplines, including architectural, civil, structural, mechanical and industrial, which he leverages for advanced project management techniques to plan, execute, monitor and control project portfolios and optimize individual project team performance. He has experience with multiple contract arrangements and has gained this understanding through leading complex, multidisciplinary design projects, which allows him to interface with and coordinate the activities of professionals in these fields.

#North America#
Lou Bandiera

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Architecture
Toronto West, ON

Lou Bandiera
#Associate Director | Practice Lead, Architecture# #All# #Architecture# #Automotive# #Industrial# ## #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Industrial# #Leader# #Light Rail Transit# #Transportation# #LRT# ## #Maintenance Facilities# #Transportation# ## #Manufacturing# #Industrial# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Subject Matter Expert# #Transit Facilities# #Transportation# ## #Warehouse & Distribution Centre# #Industrial# ##
Toronto West, Ontario, Canada
www.linkedin.com/in/lou-bandiera-44970b25

Lou Bandiera has over 35 years of experience in the architectural field and has participated in a variety of transit, industrial, commercial and institutional projects. Lou has fulfilled a major role in carrying out building audits, feasibility studies, project management, production of working drawings and technical specifications, tender issuance and evaluation, building code review, project scheduling, construction site review, document coordination and obtaining approvals from government agencies and private sector clients. Lou is also a Certified Internal Auditor for the ISO 9001:2008 Quality System and manages the QMS training program for IBI Group’s Toronto West office. His primary responsibilities in the management of the staff in the Architectural, Specifications and Document Control groups, includes staff development, technical leadership, resource management and business development, as well as, peer review of all deliverables produced by the group.

#North America#
Mike Corby

Director - Office Lead, Markham
Markham, ON

Mike Corby
#Director - Office Lead, Markham# #All# #Bus Rapid Transit# #Transportation# #BRT# ## #Engineering# #Light Rail Transit# #Transportation# #LRT# ## #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Office Lead# #Operations# #P3# #Project / Programme Management# #Systems# #Traffic Engineering# #Transportation# #Traffic Management# ## #Transit Management# #Transportation# ## #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# ## #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #Transportation# ##
Markham, Ontario, Canada

Mike Corby P.Eng is a Transportation Engineer specializing in traffic operations for 20 years. His experience includes the development of transportation practices and policies, design and operation of traffic control devices, as well as the procurement and implementation of traffic signal control systems and transit management systems.

Mike is also highly regarded as a technical expert in the ITS field, specifically in the areas of traffic signal systems and equipment, adapting to the greater emphasis on surface urban transit systems. He works collaboratively with IBI offices across North America, and has been a key contributor to Rapid Transit AFP/P3 projects and procurement.

David Forsey

Associate | Manager, Transportation Engineering
Toronto, ON

David Forsey
#Associate | Manager, Transportation Engineering# #All# #Engineering# #Planning & Urban Design# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Project / Programme Management# #Systems# #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #Transportation# ## #Transportation Planning# #Transportation# ## #Traveller Information# #Transportation# #511# #ATIS# #Advanced Traveller Information System# ##
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

David Forsey specializes in travel demand forecasting and public transportation systems. He has recently served as project manager for the Peel Region Travel Demand Forecasting Model Update and the National Capital Region Travel Trends Study, as well as leading the technical work for public transit and travel demand forecasting for Niagara Region and the estimation and land use forecasting model for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area.

Liviu Birjega

Associate - Manager, Intelligent Systems
Pompano Beach, FL

Liviu Birjega
#Associate - Manager, Intelligent Systems# #Active Transportation# #Transportation# ## #Advanced Traffic Management System# #Transportation# #ATMS# ## #Airports# #Transportation# ## #All# #Bus Rapid Transit# #Transportation# #BRT# ## #Data Analytics# #Data Centre# #Commercial# #Office# ## #Design Build# #Mobile Technology# #Transportation# ## #Parks# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Ports# #Transportation# #Transit Facilities# #Terminals# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Rail# #Transportation# ## #Research & Development# #Revenue / Tolling# #Transportation# ## #Smart Cities# #Software as a Service# #SaaS# ## #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems# ## #Systems Integration# #Systems# ## #Transit Facilities# #Transportation# ## #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# ## #Traveller Information# #Transportation# #511# #ATIS# #Advanced Traveller Information System# ##
Pompano Beach, Florida, United States of America
www.linkedin.com/in/LiviuBirjega
Honesty and truth is the ultimate sophistication.

Liviu Birjega has over 17 years of extensive involvement in IBI Group – Intelligent Systems division and more than 27 years of experience working in software development, IT and academia. Mr. Birjega provides functional and technical expertise, strategies and leadership in the development of new IBI Group projects and enhancements of existing ones delivering results across multiple verticals and technology platforms to enterprise clients. Monitors technology trends that will impact products in the years to come and recommends suitable new technologies and standards to create strategic prioritization and add higher value to customers. A champion for product quality, specializes in systems architecture, design, development and integration, software development life cycle, user experience complex processes, business analysis and integration.

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