OPM Services Management Team
Team Builders, Facilitators & Leaders
Jim Kolb, Senior Vice President, New England Regional Director
Jim Kolb is responsible for leading the STV management team, developing key industry relationships, fostering the corporate culture and promoting client satisfaction by leveraging strategic partnerships and team assembly. He serves as Principal-in-Charge on select projects and is also a key resource on issues of constructability, budgeting, scheduling, and procurement and serves as an advisor to project teams in reviewing preliminary designs, contract documents and construction delivery methods.
An industry veteran with more than 30 years of experience in construction, design and project management, Jim has served as an owner’s project manager (OPM) for construction projects of varying size and complexity throughout New England. He is a skilled manager who is well-versed in project delivery methods and public construction laws and has successfully delivered new ground up buildings, major additions, interior renovations and historic preservation projects. His diverse portfolio includes Wentworth Institute of Technology’s Schumann Library and the new Center for Engineering and Innovation Sciences building; a new Administration building for the Animal Rescue League, The Old Chapel restoration and Worcester Dining Commons facility at UMASS Amherst, a new Medical office building on the UMASS Medical campus in Worcester, the new Edward Brooke Charter High School, as well as several municipal projects in the towns of Plymouth, Reading and Foxboro. Jim is a certified Green Globes Professional and a Massachusetts Certified Public Purchasing Official. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Lawrence University, is the former President of the Massachusetts Building Congress and is also a frequent speaker on industry trends.
Mark DuPre, Vice President/Project Executive
As the leader of STV’s PM/CM Hartford office, Mark brings more than 37 years of experience in architecture and construction to his role as Vice President and Project Executive. Trained as an architect and a construction manager, Mark approaches his work on the client’s behalf from both the designer’s and owner’s perspectives, coordinating projects from conception through completion. He has represented clients’ interests across all business sectors, with a particular focus on healthcare, industrial, and academic facilities. Mark’s clients include Connecticut College, Pratt & Whitney, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, Lawrence & Memorial Hospital, Greenwich Hospital, Yale New Haven Hospital, and Saint Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center. His prior experience includes roles as senior program manager at Aramark Facility Services, executive director at Medway Development Systems, and supervisory project manager at Kaiser Permanente National Facilities Services.
A veteran of the US Air Force, Mark’s education includes a BS in Industrial Technology and Construction Management from Central Connecticut State University; and an AS in Architectural Technology from Hartford State Technical College. He is a member of Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) and is the current President for the Connecticut Chapter. He is also a member of the American Society of Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) and the American Institute of Architects (AIA), and holds the ASHE certificate for Healthcare Construction. Two of Mark’s projects have been published in Architectural Record, and he has received design awards for both new construction and historical restoration. He led the team that represented the Town of Newtown, CT in the rebuilding process of the Sandy Hook Elementary School, which received eleven awards. In addition, Mark teaches Infection Control Risk Assessment and Mitigation in Healthcare for the Construction Institute, the Construction Education Center and the Construction Management Association of America. Mark has been with STV since 2006 and was promoted to Vice President in 2016.
Denise Pied, Vice President/Project Executive
Denise possesses nearly 25 years of extensive experience representing client interests on a variety of complex commercial projects in the corporate, financial services, high-technology and professional service segments. Her strong leadership skills and expertise in project budgeting, scheduling change management and workplace strategy ensure her client’s success.
Denise joined STV in 2000 as project manager and now as vice president and project executive, she has successfully delivered millions of square feet of interior fit out and move management projects. Under her stewardship, the firm has expanded its client base to include John Hancock, AutoDesk, Bose, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of MA, Mercury Systems, Point32Health (formerly known as Tufts Health Plan and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care), and Nuance Communications. She specializes in the planning and execution of large-scale tenant improvement projects, focusing on Downtown Boston, its suburbs and the greater New England region. As a real estate professional prior to joining STV, Denise brings a unique perspective to the firm, allowing her to excel in client services. She is also active in overseeing STV’s internal real estate projects around the country.
A graduate of the University of Connecticut, she also earned her Graduate Certificate in Construction Project Management from Northeastern University. Denise is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), and is currently an active member of CoreNet, a member of its Board of Directors and graduate of its Leadership 2.0 program, and Co-Board Liaison to the Education Committee.
Most recently, Denise co-founded Boston’s Real Estate COVID Consortium with director of business development, Sandra Gucciardi. The consortium is a multidiscipline industry team conducting a knowledge share of current industry best practices and due diligence around workplace design and construction requirements adapting to changes in codes and regulatory amendments in the post-COVID-19 world.
John Waitkunas, Vice President/Project Executive
John has served at STV for more than 20 years. He covers most industry sectors and leads STV's high-tech & R&D, industrial, and healthcare business segments. John possesses more than 30 years of experience in construction and healthcare construction management, with an extensive background in managing out-of-the-ground and interior renovation projects totaling over $700M in value. During his tenure with STV, John has led significant accounts including UMass Memorial Medical Center, Boston Medical Center, Akamai Technologies, Red Hat, NetScout, Takeda | Millennium Oncology, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Analysis Group, Eastern Bank, NESN, RSA Security and Tyco.
John routinely serves as a technical resource for both new construction and renovation projects and his depth of knowledge, leadership, staff mentoring, and client development skills have been a key part of the firm's success.
John holds an AS and BS in Building Construction Engineering from Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, MA. He is a LEED Accredited Professional in Building Design and Construction.
Tim MacKay, Project Executive
Tim possesses more than 15 years of experience as an architect, owner’s representative and general contractor and leads our higher education and healthcare market initiatives.. He has been responsible for onsite management of several complex projects for federal healthcare and research facilities including treatment areas, diagnostic equipment installations, as well as extensive MEP infrastructure replacement projects. He has also delivered projects within the biotech environment with highly sensitive animal care and clinical facilities. In addition, Tim has a strong working knowledge of infection controls and establishing ICRA’s, JCAHO inspections and documentation requirements, life safety procedures and management of governmental inspections.
Since joining STV, Tim has managed projects for Northeastern University, including the Nahant Campus Capitol Plan; a historic preservation for the Cambridge Redevelopment Authority, as well as base building upgrades and tenant fit outs for several biotech firms. He also spearheads the Emerging Professionals Group within the Newton office, providing a forum for the development of personal and company growth strategies and the review of industry trends and new technologies.
Tim earned his bachelor’s and Master of Architecture from Roger Williams University, is a registered architect in the state of Massachusetts, a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the National Council of Architectural Registration Board (NCARB). Tim is an active member of the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA), and recently became a Certified Construction Manager (CCM).
Eva Hamori, Director of Move Management
Eva directs STV’s relocation and change management practices in the public and private sectors throughout the New England region. With STV for more than 16 years, she has been an integral part of the move management team, successfully delivering hundreds of projects totaling more than 3M square feet of space in the healthcare, corporate, high-tech, financial services, academic and life science business segments.
As a Certified Change Management Advisor, Eva works to ensure project objectives are met on time and within budget. Her focus is on the “people” side of change, including, but not limited to, changes of business processes, systems and technology, job roles, and organization structures. She creates and implements change management strategies and plans that maximize employee adoption and usage and minimize resistance.
Eva’s diverse client portfolio includes Sasaki, Minuteman High School, Eisai, Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital, the Animal Rescue League, SharkNinja, Millipore and Boston College, as well as multi-year engagements with Mass General Brigham (formerly Partners Healthcare), the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA), UMass Boston, and the Massachusetts Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance (DCAMM).
Eva is a graduate of Bates College, and is active in her community of North Andover, where she sits on the Board of Trustees of the Stevens Memorial Library and serves as the president of the North Andover Improvement Society. She is a former member of the town’s Finance Committee and School Building Committee. Eva is a Massachusetts Certified Public Purchasing Professional (MCPPO), and a Certified Prosci Change Management Practitioner.
Sandra Gucciardi, Director of Business Development
Sandra is responsible for client strategy and business development initiatives in the corporate, life science and academic business sectors for STV. She is based in Newton, MA where she assists with the strategic direction of the business and works with the firm’s leaders to develop new business and service offerings.
Sandra possesses more than 25 years of experience within the A/E/C industry. The common thread throughout her career has been developing strong relationships with various clients, business partners and colleagues.
Sandra holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Lesley University in Cambridge, MA and an interior design degree from Seminole College in Sanford, FL. She has her Massachusetts’ Realtor’s license and is an active member of various design and construction industry groups including; CoreNet, where she is a graduate of Leadership 2.0, co-chair of the Education Committee, and on the Real Advantage and EID Committees; International Facility Management Association (IFMA), where she co-chairs its Workplace Evolutionaries (WE) Boston Hub and its Membership/Engagement Committee; Women in Bio (WIB) and ISPE and Women in Pharma (WIP).
Most recently, Sandra co-founded Boston’s Real Estate Consortium. The consortium is a multidiscipline industry team continuing to conduct a knowledge share of current industry best practices and due diligence around workplace design and construction requirements.