Our Team

With strong representation in multiple US cities, SBI’s diverse team of engineers, planners and construction management professionals is poised to respond quickly, helping you develop effective industry solutions.

At SBI, we recognize the interconnectedness of project components and work closely with stakeholders to decipher and resolve each potential challenge before it becomes an issue. We strive to offer thought-provoking ideas that consistently exceed expectations, and our dynamic approach and collaborative spirit distinguish us from our competitors.

Wajdi Atallah

Wajdi Atallah President

For more than 30 years, Wajdi Atallah has collaborated on complex projects in the public and private sectors across the United States, Canada and the Middle East. His portfolio includes transportation hubs, hotels, multi-use buildings, cultural institutions, historic landmarks and state-of-the-art research and health care facilities.

In 1998, Wajdi established SBI Consultants, a strategic advisory firm of engineers, planners and construction management professionals, to help developers manage cost, mitigate risk and successfully achieve their goals. Today, Wajdi’s expertise is regularly sought by project owners, investors, mediators and colleagues who need to ensure that a project is delivered on time and within budget.

Wajdi’s deep understanding of the field, and his highly focused style of evaluation, was established prior to SBI, while he worked for a world-renowned construction leader as a Project Engineer, Scheduler, Cost Engineer, Project Manager, and Superintendent. In these early roles, Wajdi developed a rigorous approach to problem-solving that considers the totality of the project lifecycle, and the myriad ways that precise details connect with the big picture.

Wajdi holds advanced and undergraduate degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Columbia University and is a licensed Professional Engineer. He serves on the External Advisory Board to the Mechanical Engineering Department of Columbia University and has been a member of AACE International, the Urban Land Institute, the Grant Monument Association and other civic organizations.

  • Akram Atallah

    With 40 years of experience, Akram provides Leadership and Advisory Solutions to our clients and manages our team in the planning and risk mitigation of projects.

  • Alex Lachaud

    A Project Manager providing Technical Solution to our clients. He is experienced in all disciplines on projects involving healthcare, infrastructure, hospitality and build-to-suit.

  • Avery Toland

    Avery’s experience extends to the US, Europe, and Asia. She supports our senior team in providing Leadership and Technical Solutions on cultural and healthcare projects.

  • Avinash Ramlakhan

    With his talent in visualization and modelling, Avi is providing Leadership and Technical Solutions on a varied portfolio including health care, hospitality, residential and infrastructure projects.

  • Carla DeVillez

  • Elias Choueiri

    Elias’s Engineering and Finance background inform his skill in supporting our team providing Leadership and Technical Solutions on assignments involving commercial, infrastructure and healthcare projects.

  • Fernando Pico

  • James Grogg

    A seasoned Project Manager, James combines his educational and hands on-experience to deliver exceptional Leadership Solutions on commercial, hospitality and cultural projects.

  • Linda Donofrio

    Linda ensures that SBI team members are apprised of activities within the Company and is responsible for coordinating our Leadership’s schedules.

  • Maddali Paci

    By applying her expertise in mathematics and computer science to the construction field, Maddali leads the harnessing of data from historical and ongoing projects and the analysis of trends for future forecasting.

  • Michelle Grossman

    Michelle is a licensed Professional Engineer with strong site planning and civil engineering background. She is an invaluable member of our Advisory and Leadership Solutions teams and provides support on educational, healthcare and infrastructure projects.

  • Natalia Petricek

    Careful financial planning is essential to the success of SBI. Natalia leverages her skill in finance and project management to guide the growth of SBI.

  • Paul Marino

  • Peter Iovanella

  • Qinyang Zhu

  • Qiong Wu

    Qiong has degrees and hands-on experience in both architecture and construction management. She provides Leadership and Technical Solutions on projects across various disciplines and sectors including commercial, infrastructure and residential.

  • Rehan Jamadar

    Rehan combines his Civil Engineering and Project Management degrees and skills to deliver Leadership and Technical Solutions on multi-use, healthcare, and commercial projects.

  • Robert Kubler

    Robert is responsible for apprising our clients of the account status of our agreements as well as ensuring that our service providers are paid timely.