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David L. Richter joins Atwell as Executive Vice President and Chief Growth Officer
David L. Richter, PMP, FCMAA, FCIOB, has joined Atwell as Executive Vice President and Chief Growth Officer. In this newly-created role, Richter will work with Atwell’s senior management team to drive the strategic growth of the firm by leading the firm’s merger and acquisition efforts and strategic planning across all market sectors, regions, and offices.
Prior to joining Atwell, Richter worked for more than 22 years at global construction management firm Hill International, Inc., rising from General Counsel to Group President to Chief Operating Officer and eventually to Chief Executive Officer. During that time, Hill grew from a small private firm with less than $20 million in annual revenue into a New York Stock Exchange-listed global leader in project management and construction consulting with annual revenue of more than $600 million.
“We’re focused on growth that best supports our clients’ goals,” said Brian Wenzel, President and Chief Executive Officer of Atwell. “David is an established leader with a proven track record in driving financial performance and business evolution. We have a shared vision for the future, and we’re committed to continued investment in our national growth.”
Richter earned his B.S. in management; his B.S.E. in civil engineering and his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania; his M.Sc. in major program management from the University of Oxford; and his M.P.A. from Harvard University. In addition, he is currently pursuing his doctorate in civil engineering at Columbia University. Richter is a certified Project Management Professional and a Fellow of both the Construction Management Association of America and the Chartered Institute of Building.
“I am excited to be joining the leadership team at Atwell. The company is an outstanding provider of technical services to the national construction industry, and I am looking forward to helping accelerate their already impressive growth,” said Richter.