Meet Our Team
The Morrissey Goodale team brings vast experience, tremendous passion, and boundless energy to every client engagement.
For the past 25 years, Mick has been providing strategic advice to AEC firm leaders. He has advised on over 100 AEC industry M&A transactions.
Nick specializes in merger and acquisition advisory for both sell‑side and buy‑side engagements, as well as valuation, financial advisory, and strategic business planning projects. Nick’s expertise lies in financial analysis, forecasting, and reporting, as well as deal structure and strategic business analysis.
Nick has worked within and for the AEC industry since the start of his career and has held a number of roles. Before joining Morrissey Goodale, Nick was an analyst for Encana Oil & Gas, where he assessed the company’s historical natural gas production relative to its capital expenditures and human capital resources and forecasted future capital requirements. He has also worked as a project manager for commercial and residential developers, in which roles he was responsible for the overall financial performance and customer satisfaction of each of his projects. With Ascendant Development Corporation, Nick oversaw the development and construction of light industrial projects in the Western United States with a total capitalization of $72 million. He also provided regular analysis and forecasting of the financial performance of each project and communicated that information to the company’s investor groups.
Prior to working at Ascendant, Nick was a project manager with Toll Brothers, the luxury homebuilder, in the Denver area. At Toll Brothers, he oversaw developments representing $40 million in revenue while working with engineers, architects, and construction teams to build three high-end residential communities. Finally, Nick began his career at ZweigWhite in the Boston area, where he specialized in strategic business planning, merger and acquisition, and financial advisory projects for design firms and construction companies.
Nick received his Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Southern California in 2006 and graduated cum laude from Boston College in 2000. Nick also holds the Certified Valuation Analyst (“CVA”) designation conferred by the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts.
Jenny provides assistance on M&A, market research, and strategy engagements for our clients. She is a marketing professional with over 4 years of experience in different areas such as business development, strategic growth, marketing research, marketing consulting, promotion, and communication & design efforts. Before joining Morrissey Goodale, Jenny conducted market and M&A research for the Strategic Growth and Corporate Development Group of KCI Technologies (ENR #77).
Jenny received her Master’s Degree in Marketing from Texas A&M University and her Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing Engineering from Universidad Autonoma de Bucaramanga, in Colombia.
Jim brings four decades of management and leadership experience to his clients, including ten years in the C-suite (seven years as a CEO/president) and a decade as an inside director (including time with ENR Top 25 firm). Combining experience and post-CEO grad school training, Jim offers clients expertise in strategic planning and meeting facilitation, executive coaching, creation and delivery of leadership development programs and business advising. He also serves as an outside director for a number of industry firms.
Jim earned a BSCE in Civil Engineering from Valparaiso University and received an Executive Coach Certification from Concordia University Irvine Graduate School.
Brendon specializes in strategy and sell-side M&A engagements for our clients. He has also served in several executive leadership roles spanning across multiple industries including, finance, technology, compliance and energy. He received his MBA in Finance from California Lutheran University and BS in Business Administration from California State University Channel Islands. Brendon is an avid Chelsea FC and Colorado Avalanche fan and is most passionate about the philanthropic work he does with The Dolce Foundation.
Lisa is an executive search and M&A professional serving the engineering, architecture, planning, and environmental consulting industries exclusively. She brings broad knowledge of sourcing, identifying, and recruiting top industry talent and connecting buyers and sellers in the market.
Prior to joining Morrissey Goodale, Lisa specialized in filling executive level accounting and finance positions in a variety of industries including computer software, medical device, retail, insurance, IT, accounting, finance, and consumer electronics.
Lisa has a bachelor’s degree in business (with a marketing emphasis) and psychology from Milligan College, in Johnson City, TN.
Jon works with our clients on both M&A and strategy engagements. He also provides support for business valuation services and market research in the AEC industry. Jon received his Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Psychology from the College of the Holy Cross.
Peter specializes in merger & acquisition research and market research in the AEC industry. He also provides support on strategic business planning and client perception research projects. Peter received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Bryant University.
Steve specializes in M&A transactions and has experience with structuring acquisitions, coordinating due diligence, negotiating transaction terms and working with management and multi-disciplinary teams. Steve has experience in the energy, environmental, engineering and infrastructure market sectors and has worked on both buy-side and sell-side transactions ranging from $1 million to $2.4 billion.
Prior to working with Morrissey Goodale, Steve worked for Hull & Associates, an energy, environment and infrastructure consulting business. In addition to developing and financing energy projects, Steve evaluated acquisition opportunities, drafted Letters of Intent, and managed due diligence for multiple transactions. He also evaluated recapitalization alternatives including ESOPs and private equity funding.
During his years at American Electric Power, Steve performed financial analysis and negotiation support to AEP’s Corporate Development team. He gained international experience through the development of a power plant in China and acquisitions in the United Kingdom and Australia. He also managed AEP’s investment and served on the Board of Grupo Rede, a holding company that owned 4 Brazilian electric distribution companies.
Steve received a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Dayton and also graduated with honors from UD with a double major in Accounting and Finance. He is a non-practicing CPA and has completed an Executive Management Program with the Graduate School of Business of The Ohio State University.
Derwin is a human resources consultant specializing in recruitment and retention of senior-level AEC talent. The vast majority of his career has focused on advising and filling positions for architecture, engineering, environmental, planning and construction consulting firms of all sizes across North America.
Derwin has filled hundreds of positions in the AEC space in multiple disciplines and markets throughout North America. He has managed and led recruiting teams for ENR Top 20 firms, implementing a strategic recruitment doctrine founded on targeted proactive search and outreach. Derwin’s unique background includes conducting complex “key hire” and executive-level searches that are fundamental to the growth plans of his clients.
His commitment to quality and energetic work style are complemented by his ability to effectively understand and market his clients. Derwin is particularly adept at engaging business leaders, understanding their issues, and working closely with them to achieve their resourcing objectives.
Prior to joining Morrissey Goodale, Derwin was national Recruiting Director for HNTB (ENR #20). Before that, he was Northeast Regional Recruiting Manager for Jacobs Engineering (ENR #2) which he joined after growing and leading ZweigWhite’s recruiting practice.
Derwin received a Bachelor of Arts in Business with a specialty in Human Resource management from the University of Ulster in Northern Ireland. He is a nationally published author writing on a range of HR and recruiting topics for Morrissey Goodale’s A/E Recruiting Flash.
John is an experienced Executive Search Consultant specializing in the recruitment of AE industry talent. For over 15 years he has advised and assisted architecture, engineering, planning, landscape architecture, and environmental firms in filling key positions and making strategic hires. Prior to joining Morrissey Goodale, John was President and Founder of SullivanKreiss, a management consulting firm providing executive search services exclusively to the AE industry. Before that he was a principal of ZweigWhite where he led the East Coast Executive Search Group.
He has been quoted and published nationally. Publications include Civil Engineering News, Architectural Record, Development Magazine, Construction Executive. An accomplished speaker, John has presented before the American Consulting Engineers Council, American Institute of Architects, National Electrical Contractors Association, and the Associated Builders and Contractors of America.
John has an MBA with a concentration in Management from the Elkin B. McCallum Graduate School of Business at Bentley University in Waltham, MA, and a BA in Psychology from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ.
Jeff leads strategy and M&A engagements for North American and overseas clients. He has over 30 years’ experience in sales and operations within the consulting engineering and construction industry.
Before joining Morrissey Goodale, Jeff was Director of Strategic Growth and Development for KCI Technologies (ENR # 77). In that capacity, he was responsible for firm-wide strategic growth initiatives, including all long-range and annual corporate, business unit, and regional business planning. He also oversaw the firm’s M&A program. During his tenure, the firm grew top-line revenue an average of 15% per year by expanding into new markets through organic growth and acquisition. Jeff personally initiated acquisitions of six firms and led their integration in the Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, and Texas. He was also responsible for establishing several new offices as part of KCI’s corporate growth strategy.
Prior to his time at KCI, Jeff was Chief Operating Officer at Erdman Anthony, one of the top design firms in the U.S.
Jeff currently serves on the Boards of several national and local professional and civic organizations. He has been featured at many AEC seminars and conferences, presenting on the topics of Strategy and M&A.
Jeff completed the Chief Marketing Officer and Competitive Strategy Programs at Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management, received a certificate in Business Management from St. John Fisher College, and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Clarkson University.
Corinne’s experience in event marketing runs deep, beginning with her post as hotel liaison for Swiss-based Globus and Cosmos Tours. She spent years as a travel director for corporate events and later launched her own catering and personal chef business before joining Sprint Corporation, designing and managing their most high-profile and business-critical events.
From large-scale incentive trips—think Super Bowl, Sundance, and Rolling Stone concerts—to elite and intimate board of director retreats and investor meetings, Corinne’s creativity, client service, and meticulous attention to detail make her event programs both original and completely seamless. Corinne’s passion for the culinary arts and entertaining savvy, flawlessly executed with grace and ease, has earned her a reputation as a cultural arbiter of style and a go-to source for the media. Her 360° vendor and corporate experience, combined with her unique aesthetic sensibility and business acumen, result in events that are noteworthy and memorable affairs.
Patrick provides executive search services for architecture, engineering, and environmental consulting firms. He graduated with Bachelor of Administration in Business Management with a concentration in Marketing from Westfield State University.
Ginny provides executive search services for architecture, engineering, and environmental consulting firms. She earned dual Business degrees in Marketing and Hospitality from the University of Massachusetts.
Mark works with architectural, engineering and environmental firms to deliver strategic business planning and financial advisory solutions, including buy-side and sell-side mergers and acquisitions advisory services. Mark has spent his entire career working with the AEC industry, including both operations and corporate development roles. His background and experience allow him to offer expertise in strategic planning, mergers & acquisitions, scenario modeling, market analysis, business plan development and business process improvement. Mark’s capabilities also include financial modeling and valuation, due diligence, deal structuring and post-merger integration.
Prior to working with Morrissey Goodale, Mark worked as a Corporate Development Manager at STV, Inc. In this capacity, he worked closely with executive management to develop and execute STV’s M&A and corporate strategic plans. He also supported business and financial planning, operations, and organizational development functions within individual business units. In addition to his corporate development work, Mark has been the principal-in-charge, in-house development staff, and third-party owner’s representative on some of the highest profile projects in New York City, including the One World Trade Center project. Over his career, Mark has been involved in the development and management of over $1 billion of real estate in the New York metro area.
Mark received his MBA, with distinction, from the Stern School of Business at New York University in 2013 and his BS in Civil Engineering, summa cum laude, from Manhattan College in 2006. Mark is also a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of New York.
Stafford specializes in market research, strategic planning and business development operations. She works with and advises architecture, engineering and construction firms on optimal market positioning, best practice executive-level strategic planning and sales/business development process optimization to improve ROI for non-billable time spent on these activities.
Prior to working with Morrissey Goodale, Stafford led business development operations for the Americas Design Consulting Services (DCS) business of AECOM, a global Fortune 500 AEC firm. In that capacity, she developed and led support for DCS’ sales teams including the development and execution of sales training, strategic marketing analytics, and performance management metrics. She also led a global redesign for its internal Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system to improve data quality and adoption and the development of a Master Data Management (MDM) strategy for key data. Previously, she served as Commissioner of Administration for the State of Louisiana, the state’s chief financial and administrative officer. Amongst other things, the Commissioner oversees the state’s capital outlay process and sits on the state’s Bond Commission, which approves tax-exempt bond sales to fund state infrastructure projects.
Stafford holds a BA from Yale University and an MBA from the Wharton School.
Allie specializes in internal ownership transition, firm valuation and incentive compensation. Since joining Morrissey Goodale’s team in 2015, he has advised dozens of firms on their internal ownership transitions and external sales, conducted valuation exercises, developed incentive compensation plans, and assisted with strategic planning exercises. Allie is an expert financial modeler, and more importantly, he enjoys working with clients to demystify the many financial concepts that can sometimes be overwhelming as firms explore their strategic options.
Allie’s previous experience includes stints as a strategy consultant to financial institutions and performing financial analysis of clients’ businesses for Credit Suisse, a top-tier investment bank. In these roles, he examined business plans, developed detailed projections of firms’ future financial statements, and applied state-of-the-art techniques to assess firms’ key financial metrics and drivers of profitability. He structured contracts to align incentives between the parties and unlock hidden value.
Allie received a BA in Physics cum laude from Princeton University, a PhD in Economics from the University of Oxford and an MArch from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.
Jackson specializes in strategic business planning and merger & acquisition research for AEC firms. He also provides support for business valuation services and market research in the AEC industry. Jackson received his Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Boston College.
Nathan supports M&A, strategy and market research engagements for our clients. He graduated cum laude with his Bachelor of Science in Finance and Accounting with a concentration in finance from Bridgewater State University.