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Shawmut Design and Construction Appoints Amirkhalili to COO

NEW YORK, NY — Shawmut Design and Construction, a national construction management firm, announces the appointment of construction industry veteran, Reza Amirkhalili, as Chief Operating Officer. Amirkhalili will lead all construction operations efforts, reporting to Chief Executive Officer Les Hiscoe.
“As we strive to revolutionize exceptional client service delivery methods and accelerate our expansion across multiple sectors, I’m excited to welcome Reza to the Shawmut executive leadership team,” Hiscoe said. “As COO, he will utilize his vast project delivery expertise and transformational leadership style to help strengthen our position and market share in all emerging markets.”
Amirkhalili brings over 30 years of construction industry expertise across diverse sectors, including proficiency in operational leadership in a matrixed environment. In his role as COO, he will implement construction strategy and growth plans with a key focus on client experience.
“What drew me to Shawmut is its unyielding commitment to client service and people-centric approach to culture,” Amirkhalili said. “I have never seen a construction company so relentlessly pursue greatness in delivering the ultimate client experience. I look forward to joining Shawmut and working with Les and the executive leadership team to drive the firm forward.”
Prior to joining Shawmut, Amirkhalili enjoyed a 25-year tenure with Faithful+Gould Inc., an integrated project and program management consultancy firm, which specializes in the architectural, civil and structural engineering disciplines. While there, he rose in the ranks as Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and President and Managing Director. 
Amirkhalili is highly experienced in overseeing delivery of project management, cost management, project controls and other consulting services in the built environment. Throughout his progressively senior executive roles, he ran multiple businesses, sectors, offices, services and consistently delivered on P&L targets. As an HSE Champion, Amirkhalili promotes health, safety and environmental integrity in every working environment.
While Amirkhalili leads construction operations, Hiscoe will continue to dedicate his time to fostering relationships with the firm’s clients, providing strategic direction to Shawmut’s business lines, overseeing overall business growth, spearheading industry-wide innovation and championing diversity and inclusion within Shawmut and in the construction industry.