Shyam Rajadhyaksha joins PSMJ following a 25-year career in the A/E/C industry with a primary focus on financial management, project management, strategy, operational planning, and mergers and acquisitions.
Shyam served as the Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of DLZ Corporation. With 28 offices in the United States, India, and Costa Rica, and over 800 employees, it’s one of the largest architecture/engineering firms based in the Midwest. Shyam streamlined the project management and accounting functions across multiple disciplines, states, and countries and his leadership experience includes surveying, construction management, and renewable energy disciplines in federal, state, local, and private markets.
During his tenure at DLZ, Shyam performed financial and operational due diligence on seven successful acquisitions and a dozen potential acquisitions. He also championed post acquisition onboarding and culture integration.
Shyam has also consulted with A/E/C firms on strategic planning, operational analysis, marketing, and business development. He is an expert in accounting, enterprise resource planning (ERP) and customer relationship management (CRM) systems.
A past board member of American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) and Society of Marketing Professional Services (SMPS), he has broad‐based knowledge of design firms’ culture, operations, and challenges.
Shyam received his bachelor’s degree in City/Transportation Planning from the University of Cincinnati and his MBA from the University of Florida. He is a certified city planner by the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP).