With a deep history in operations and leadership, Simon brings a different perspective to The Coxe Group. Having spent the first half of his career in engineering, he has been through the full construction process while growing a business, leading people, and replacing his native British English with American English.
“The global perspective combined with being a designer has allowed me to see business in the construction industry from multiple perspectives.”
Having graduated from The University of Leeds with a BS in Fire Science, Simon started his career in the UK with Buro Happold and then Arup. Simon then arrived in the US in 2007. His design work has taken him from Georgia to Ghana, Illinois to Ireland, and Kansas to Korea.
“I have always enjoyed the combination of business and design. The better design firms understand their people and help them develop professionally. The better the people, the better the designs.”
Simon has extensive knowledge and background in operational leadership, strategic planning, and mergers & acquisitions. Having led a regional engineering office through significant growth and enhanced profitability, Simon moved to internal strategic planning and strategy deployment, while actively seeking new acquisitions.
He has experience being employed by, and consulting for, multiple types of ownership structures including partnerships, proprietorships, employee owned, and private equity.
In multiple formats and settings, Simon has provided presentations and articles on a variety of business and design topics, including hiring strategy, future of practice, strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, and engineering design with performance based specifications to mention a few.
“Having sat through some very dull presentations in my life, I committed to ensuring that when I share and educate, I will do so in a way that engages my audience. Being able to read the room and address the audience in a way they want to be addressed is another layer of enjoyment on top of educating.”
While leading a very successful engineering office and growing his family in Atlanta, Simon graduated from University of Georgia with an MBA through the Executive Program.
The Coxe Group consultants bring some 300 years of experience in organization management, financial management, marketing, personnel management, and behavioral science. Some of us are registered professionals in the fields we serve having carried responsibilities as principals and managers.
Our richness comes from our diversity. And our strength comes from our collaboration. With such a broad base and deep history, we can address collectively all the issues surrounding a firm’s goals, plans, structure, people, and finances. When you work with The Coxe Group, you have access to this entire resource.
Today’s increasingly complex organizations need to be skillfully led and managed to endure. We are proud to be in the forefront of those who have responded to these leadership and management needs and advanced the state of the art.