CSHQA Announces New Leadership Structure

Nov 16, 2022

CSHQA is pleased to announce a redesign of our Executive Team, following several months of careful planning and consultation with the company’s board of directors.

The new structure replaces the previous role of President with a Chief Executive Officer (CEO), and the previous VP of Operations role with a Chief Operations Officer (COO). The Executive Team changes also introduce new Vice President roles for Architecture, Engineering, and Business Development.

“This is an exciting and powerful move for CSHQA,” said Martin Hahle, who served as the firm’s President until the changes went into effect September 1, 2022. “We anticipate that this new Executive Team model, with new leadership, will result in increased revenue opportunities, better operational flow through the firm, and long-term increases to company value, driving CSHQA’s evolution into the top choice for clients nationwide and the employer of choice for talented performers.”

As the firm focuses on the search for a permanent CEO, Architect Principal Jesse Goldman will serve as interim CEO. Goldman will continue to lead the Denver studio and work to ensure a seamless transfer to the new leadership. “I enthusiastically support the Executive Team evolution and am proud to serve as interim CEO while we recruit our next firm leader,” he stated. Architect Principal and previous Executive VP John Maulin will serve in the interim COO position with a focus on providing management continuity as CSHQA works to recruit a new COO over the next six to twelve months.

Architect Principal Mark Gier will transition into the new role of VP of Architecture, focusing on honing the firm’s architectural practice and working with other Principals to continue innovating and delivering the industry-leading quality for which CSHQA has been known. Engineering Principal Amy Dockter will transition into the new VP of Engineering role to focus on developing the firm’s engineering team as an internal service organization to the Architecture teams and growing a larger and more diversified practice that goes to market externally under engineering principals.

The new leadership structure comes out of the design firm’s effort to capitalize on current success and move into the next stage of growth, transitioning into a more transparent, metrics-driven, and business-focused enterprise. To assist in this pursuit, CSHQA has enlisted the guidance of award-winning management consulting firm Crain. In the ongoing Growth Transformation Initiative, Crain is working with CSHQA to identify key areas for evolution, lay out practical and sustainable transformation plans, and connect those moments across the organization to help the architecture and engineering firm to realize a CSHQA that will drive continued growth and success for years to come.

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