Unlike other management programs, The Principals Academy 2.0 is presented by a TEAM of speakers, with extensive experience working with and for A/E firms. This insider perspective guarantees that the information you receive will be relevant to your job and the industry.
Founder and CEO, Zweig Group
Chad Clinehens, PE
Executive Vice President, Zweig Group
Most recently, Chad was Chief Strategy Officer and Chief Marketing Officer at Garver, LLC where he provided strategic guidance and directional leadership of marketing, business development and branding activities for 12 offices across the central and southeast United States. Part of his job duties including leading the company through a full re-organization and reâ€branding. As a result of his leadership, the firm doubled in size breaking profit and revenue records for 5 consecutive years. Chad holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration as well as a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Arkansas. He is a registered professional engineer in Oklahoma and Arkansas.
Ted Maziejka has been actively managing architectural and engineering firms for over 35 years, and providing consulting to the Architectural, Engineering and Consulting industry. With his experience assimilating the intricacies of small and large A/E organizations, focusing on the operational areas within finance, accounting, administration, and business development, he has created and provided Organizational Audits concentrated on improving and bringing greater efficiency to organizations.
Ted Maziejka has been actively managing architectural and engineering firms for over 35 years, and providing consulting to the Architectural, Engineering and Consulting Industry. With his experience assimilating the intricacies of small and large A/E organizations, focusing on the operational areas within finance, accounting, administration, and business development, he has created and provided Organizational Audits concentrated on improving and bringing greater efficiency to organizations.
Ted has served in a variety of capacities to lead strategic marketing efforts that resulted in planned implementation and delivery. He often works with C suite leadership to create strategic planning models, ownership transition, merger and acquisition opportunities, and overall corporate guidance.
He is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS), is a LEED Accredited Professional and holds an MBA from Fordham University, and Bachelors of Arts in Economics from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Stonybrook.
Jamie Claire Kiser
Strategic Planning Director, Zweig Group
Jamie Claire Kiser is the Zweig Group’s Director of M&A Services. She is experienced in financial analysis, evaluating transactions, and providing clear solutions to the financial needs of businesses. Prior to joining the Zweig Group, Jamie Claire worked in commercial banking, managing the bank’s credit department. She has transactional experience with businesses in all stages, from new firms with growth needs to established firms seeking to wind down.
She holds a Masters of Business Administration, Juris Doctor, and Bachelors of Arts in History, all from the University of Arkansas. Jamie Claire is a licensed attorney with prior experience in law. Jamie Claire’s business education and experience combined with her understanding of law makes her a tremendous resource for those involved in merger or acquisition transactions. In 2014, Jamie Claire was recognized by Northwest Arkansas Business Journal as a member of the “Fast 15” for her business and leadership accomplishments.
Jamie Claire’s unique credentials in both finance and law allow her to provide comprehensive support to Zweig Group’s M&A clients from start-to-finish of a transaction.
Executive Search Consultant, Zweig Group
Randy is one of the nation’s leading experts on a variety of topics including leadership skills, strategic planning, and small business development. One of his programs, Bootstrap Bootcamp, incorporates a holistic approach to Small Business Development by focusing on the individual first and the business second.
He has been featured in Business Week, and The Boston Globe, and the Blog of Timothy Ferriss, Author of the NY Times Best Seller, “4 Hour Work Week,” in addition to being a former Spokesperson for Elance.com. He spends time inspiring young people and Entrepreneurs with motivational talks that focus on encouragement and leadership development. Randy is a graduate of Howard University and The Summer Leadership Institute at Harvard University. He is a certified Business Coach and a Teacher in Biblical Entrepreneurship through the Nehemiah Project.
Bill Murphey, Colonel, USAF, Retired
Director of Education, Zweig Group