Arnon Garonzik joined PSMJ following a lengthy career in the A/E/C industry with a primary focus on mergers and acquisitions, business valuation, ownership transition, and strategic and operational planning. In addition to his consulting work, Arnon is a frequent speaker at PSMJ’s Mergers & Acquisitions and Ownership & Leadership Transition Roundtables.
During Arnon’s 35-year career, his business focus exposure included nuclear and fossil-fueled power plant engineering and construction, hazardous waste disposal, construction management and construction claims consulting, international environmental engineering and consulting, and environmental construction services and contaminated site remediation.
Arnon served as the Chief Legal Officer of A/E/C service companies during the first 25 years of his career including 10 years as a partner and in-house General Counsel of the Environmental Resources Management (ERM) Group, one of the world’s largest environmental engineering and consulting firms. Arnon then spent 10 years as CEO of ECOR Solutions, an environmental construction and waste site cleanup company.
During his tenure at ERM, Arnon performed all the mergers and acquisition work required to build ERM’s extensive presence in the Latin America and Caribbean region, becoming the board chairman of every company acquired in the region and CEO of the region. In the course of his in-house legal and business career, Arnon managed the acquisition of 14 companies and advised on numerous other M&A transactions.
Arnon has also consulted with A/E/C firms in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, strategic and operational planning, employee performance evaluation systems and incentive compensation plans.
Arnon received his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania with a minor in business from the Wharton School. Arnon received a Juris Doctor degree from Villanova University School of Law and was a long-term member of the Pennsylvania law bar.