About Us

Our mission is to provide innovative and visionary design services that support and enrich our clients’ vision, sustainable design that serves and protects our environment, and the utmost expertise that advances the markets we serve.

Leadership

Authentic. Ethical. Smart. Dynamic. Energized. Committed. Inventive. Compassionate. Expert. Loyal. These are the characteristics that represent the AlfaTech team. Each member of our staff embodies our culture and values. It is through each individual’s expertise and vision that we are able to provide the most reliable, practical, innovative and sustainable solutions for our clients.

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    JEFF FINI, PE, MBA

    Founder and Chairman

    Corporate Leadership

    Jeff’s long-term client relationships are the foundation of AlfaTech’s success. It is through these relationships that Jeff was able to expand AlfaTech’s footprint to include three California offices and numerous international locations.

    Jeff currently leads the Board of Directors for AlfaTech, and will also be part of the overall management RSBG globally.

    Jeff’s 30+ years’ experience in engineering design, development, and project execution totals over $20b worldwide. AlfaTech is rooted in the high-tech industry through involvement with companies in the start-up phase, as well as large, global technology firms such as Adobe and Cisco Systems. Today this list has grown to include Apple, Google, Facebook, Uber, LinkedIn and many more. Additionally through Jeff’s leadership, the company expanded its reach into the biotech/pharmaceutical market, the educational market and is now known for its leadership in the mission critical arena globally.

    In 2009, Jeff received the highest honor through one of the leading international industry corporate real estate organizations, CoreNet, for “Service Provider of the Year” for the contribution to the industry made both personally and as a firm.

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    TIM CHADWICK, PE, LEED AP

    CEO, Mechanical Engineer / San Jose

    Corporate Leadership

    Tim brings expertise in project management, consulting engineering and construction administration to his work. The breadth of his experience in a wide range of projects has provided exposure to countless challenges, which he has successfully met by delivering creative and efficient solutions. He has also helps establish successful and long-term client relationships.

    As President overseeing AlfaTech’s San Jose Office, his leadership assures continued growth and success for this office in the heart of Silicon Valley.
    Tim’s expertise in project management and mechanical engineering has helped to shape the firm’s growing international mission critical practice through his oversight and involvement in a number of the firms’ data center projects for some of our most prestigious and ongoing clients both locally and internationally.

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    VIC A. SIBILLA, PE, LEED AP

    Chief Strategy and Development Officer

    Corporate Leadership

    Vic has over 30 years of experience with fiscal business operations and managing a portfolio of companies. Vic’s responsibilities include corporate strategic planning and development, solution focused thought leadership, talent acquisition and client relationships to support corporate organic growth and expansion in North America.

    Vic’s technical expertise includes mechanical and plumbing engineering, indoor air quality, building automation systems controls, energy efficiency and sustainability initiatives.

    Vic is a registered Mechanical Engineering professional in 19 states, and has provided global leadership in Australia, United Arab Emirates, Hong Kong, Macau and North America. Vic holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Old Dominion University.

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    TG DAVALLOU, LEED AP

    Managing Partner, Mechanical Engineer / San Francisco

    Corporate Leadership

    As a Managing Director of AlfaTech’s San Francisco office, TG offers almost four decades of experience in the design of mechanical systems for state and county agencies, all levels of educational projects, healthcare including OSHPD, and a vast array of commercial facilities.

    TG’s expertise includes the design of HVAC, refrigeration, plumbing, water treatment and process piping systems and his client relationships are deep with direct clients and architects, and his passion is with sustainability and innovative energy solutions.

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    SAIED NAZERI, PE, CPD, LEED AP

    Managing Partner, Mechanical Engineer / San Francisco

    Corporate Leadership

    Saied oversees San Francisco office operations as a Managing Director. Saied brings over 30 years of experience in the design of HVAC systems in a multitude of building types, providing technical expertise in high performance systems using low energy, innovative and sustainable technologies.

    Saied’s design oversight includes energy and operating cost studies, HVAC system selection, QC, commissioning and fire life safety/smoke control testing. He works with a number of AlfaTech’ high profile clients and projects in the very active hands‐on role of Principal in Charge.

    Saied’s clients currently include Uber Technologies, involving a large multi‐building development currently changing the skyline of San Francisco as we know it.

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    DIARMUID HARTLEY

    Managing Partner, Mechanical Engineer / Los Angeles

    Corporate Leadership

    As a member of AlfaTech’s Board of Directors and leader of the Los Angeles office, Diarmuid provides strong technical expertise, leadership, and problem solving. He ensures use of the latest engineering software, energy efficient MEP product research, green design research, LEED design implementation as well as energy modeling reviews.

    Diarmuid acts as Principal in Charge and project manager on numerous projects and leads a variety of projects including core and shell renovations, new construction and TI.

    The relationships Diarmuid has fostered in the industry with direct clients, architects, brokers, project managers, developers and others provide ongoing opportunity in projects for entertainment/studios, office, educational, healthcare, and other market segments.

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    PAM BRANDON, SE, LEED AP

    Sr. Principal

    MEP Project Management

    Pam has 30 years of project management experience in design and construction. She has led international, multi-disciplinary teams to the successful completion of projects varying from small high-end residential to large concert halls, laboratories, hospitals and museums.

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    ELIZABETH MONTI, MBA

    Sr. Principal, Corporate Business Development

    Department Leadership

    An industry veteran, Elizabeth leads new business development locally and worldwide, with overall responsibility for the AlfaTech’s San Francisco, Silicon Valley and Los Angeles offices, as well as the firm’s numerous international locations.

    Elizabeth ensures strong, trusted client relationships, forages new opportunities, and oversees marketing and corporate brand firm‐wide.

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    RICH GARRISON

    Managing Partner / Technology

    Corporate Leadership

    Rich is an established IT professional, with expertise in design, procurement and implementation project management of technology and infrastructure. With over 30 years of experience, Rich specializes in mission critical data center design, telecommunications, network architecture, physical layer infrastructure and management consulting.

    Rich oversees AlfaTech’s Technology practice, working directly with numerous high-profile clients as principal in charge, Rich’s involvement ensures these long‐time ongoing client projects are successful and meet or exceed client’s expectations. Several of Rich’s ongoing client relationships include Advent Software, Uber Technologies, and LinkedIn in the US, as well as Singapore, Australia, and Austria.

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    KEVIN  KEYFAUVER, PE

    Managing Partner, Electrical Engineer / Monrovia

    Corporate Leadership

    S&K joined AlfaTech September, 2020 bringing 25+ highly skilled professionals to the team. This team is led by Kevin who has extensive experience in all aspects of educational, healthcare, municipal, and commercial facilities electrical systems design including master planning and programming as well as construction document design and construction administration. His technical expertise includes utility paralleling cogeneration systems, the design of low and medium voltage site distribution systems, and emergency power generation and distribution systems up to 5,000KW. Mr. Keyfauver is also experienced in the technical review and quality control of energy conservation design projects and studies including daylighting, photovoltaic systems, cogeneration, and interruptible service power programs.

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    MANOJIT  SINHA, PH.D., PE

    Managing Partner, Mechanical Engineer / Monrovia

    Corporate Leadership

    S&K joined AlfaTech September, 2020 bringing 25+ highly skilled professionals to the team. This team is led by Dr. Sinha who has over 25 years experience in facilities planning and design, interiors design, special building systems planning and design, laboratory design, controls, energy conservation, and computerized building modeling and simulation. Dr. Sinha has engineered mechanical systems for various facilities including healthcare, educational, municipal, laboratory, commercial, and retail buildings. This engineering experience includes master planning, feasibility studies, energy conservation systems, control systems, and computerized modeling and simulation. His experience also includes the design of large centralized chilled water and steam plants, chilled water and steam distribution systems, and various specialized systems including laboratory fume hoods and laminar flow systems.

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    ROHINI PENDYALA, MIES

    Associate Principal / NoCal Architectural Lighting

    Department Leadership

    Rohini is an award‐winning lighting professional with more than 15 years’ experience in lighting design, architecture and construction. Her architectural background combined with a specialization in lighting and sustainability has driven the LEED certification of numerous projects.

    Rohini is well versed in lighting design concepts, control systems, simulations, renderings and code compliance. Her expertise has spanned numerous AlfaTech projects across multiple market segments and on numerous client projects.

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    VINCE TARANGO

    Managing Director, Ventura / SoCal Architectural Lighting

    Department Leadership

    Vince has over 18 years experience in the electrical and lighting Design Industry both domestic and abroad. With a background in Fine Art and Electrical Construction, he brings a unique approach that is practical, purposeful and artistic. Vince is a professional member of the IALD
    (International Association of Lighting Designers), IES (Illuminating Engineering Society) and a past member of the Community Advisory Council to Lightfair. Vince’s knowledge of commerce, electrical construction, and design combined with an artist’s awareness of light and space has proven to be invaluable to his clients.

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    TERRY STELTER

    Sr. Principal, Science and Technology / San Jose

    Department Leadership

    Terry in charge of AlfaTech’s Life Sciences business unit. He has over 20 years of experience with multi-disciplined teams for many high-profile clients in the Life Sciences industry.

    Terry’s Life Science experience includes projects in R&D laboratories, pharmaceutical manufacturing, commercial buildings for life sciences clients, and campus infrastructure. He is well versed in cGMP requirements and design and construction standards required for FDA compliance. He has extensive experience in the pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device industries, with notable clients such as Genentech, Bayer, Johnson and Johnson, and Novartis.

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    GERALD (Jerry) D. HARTFORD, Jr., PE, LEED AP, GPD

    Managing Director, Mechanical Engineer / San Diego

    Department Leadership

    Hartford Engineering, a mechanical and plumbing engineering firm, joined AlfaTech January 1, 2021, bringing 44+ years of engineering expertise to the AlfaTech team. Jerry has extensive experience in all aspects of healthcare, educational, municipal, commercial, governmental and industrial project applications. Jerry is a strong leader and mentor providing leadership, technical expertise and innovation on every project. Jerry is a “working principal”, leading projects from start to finish, while assisting fellow team members do the same. Jerry provides focused, innovative and sustainable design solutions on every project. Jerry maintains strong relationships with clients based on mutual trust and respect. Jerry is well qualified to lead both design-bid-build projects as well as design-build projects. Five (5) words that describe Jerry — focused, committed, professional, ethical, passionate.

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    MARK FISHER, PE, LEED AP

    Sr. Principal, Electrical Engineer / San Jose

    Department Leadership

    Mark is experienced in the design and construction of educational, corporate, and hospitality projects, as well as parking garages. He is well‐versed in the preparation of programming and master plans, feasibility studies, building evaluations, and coordination studies.

    Mark has been the lead engineer on numerous deep green projects, where he has applied his specialty in sustainable design. Mark has acted as project manager for numerous AlfaTech clients in many sectors of our business for many of our notable clients.

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    JOSE GONZALEZ

    Sr. Principal, Electrical Lead / San Francisco

    Department Leadership

    Jose is a Lead Electrical Designer in San Francisco and has over 30 years of design experience.

    Jose has been responsible for the overall design of lighting and electrical systems of major projects from conceptual design to delivery for a myriad of facility types.

    Jose manages mission critical projects for one of the firm’s largest clients in locations throughout the US and internationally (client name and locations confidential).

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    ROBERT NIXDORF, PE, LEED BD+C

    Sr. Principal, Electrical Lead / San Francisco

    Department Leadership

    Robert brings 20 years of electrical engineering and project management experience. He is an expert in complex electrical system designs, managing aggressive construction schedules, and achieving high sustainability standards.

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    MICHAEL ZEUGER, LC, LEED AP

    Sr. Principal, Electrical Lead / San Jose

    Department Leadership

    Michael has 27+ years of leadership and electrical engineering experience. He emphasizes a complete sustainable design approach on all projects, taking the lead in developing the most efficient, cost effective and practical solutions.

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    LINDA GEDEMER, PHD, LEED AP, Assoc. AIA

    Principal, Technology / Los Angeles

    Department Leadership

    Linda has extensive experience in designing and building sophisticated audio, video, and electronic control systems for a wide variety of commercial, educational and entertainment applications. Her experience includes all phases on system design and commissioning, project management and on-site installation management.

    Linda is also experienced in the area of architectural acoustics, providing expertise in room and audio system measurement and calibration.

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    PAUL ARTELLES

    Principal, Director of Business Development / SoCal

    Department Leadership

    Paul has achieved a record of success in all his endeavors with close to 30 years of experience in revenue contribution roles, from direct sales, international channel development and business development. For the past 10 years he’s focused on the commercial real estate market, beginning in high-voltage power systems, low-voltage design-build and project management.  Paul is a driving force in Southern California for expanding the AlfaTech brand, focusing on aligning our business and marketing strategies in all of our market sectors.

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    REZA ZARE

    Managing Partner, Mechanical Engineer / San Jose

    Corporate Leadership

    Reza has managed design and construction administration of a broad range of mechanical engineering, plumbing and fire protection projects, with a focus on education over 30 years.

    He has expertise in site infrastructure, utilities, and new construction, renovation and upgrade projects and has fostered successful long‐term relationships with school districts, clients and architects. Reza’s involvement ranges from acting as Principal in Charge, Project Manager and mechanical quality control.

    Reza has been involved for many years with the AIA, and a multitude of educational industry organizations. He is active in fund‐raising for K‐12 and Higher Ed institutions on an annual basis.

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    NICK KOURASSIS, PE

    Associate Principal, Mechanical Lead / Monrovia

    Department Leadership

    Mr. Kourassis has over 23 years of experience in designing various systems such as heating, ventilating and air-conditioning, steam, compressed air, direct expansion, cogeneration, thermal storage, and heat recovery systems. He has been involved with designing the above-mentioned mechanical systems for educational, commercial, industrial, healthcare, and institutional facilities.

    Mr. Kourassis is experienced in the design of central chilled water systems ranging in size—up to 3,000 tons. His experience with critical facilities such as data centers and technology centers includes phased construction and remodel of plants while in operation.

    Mr. Kourassis is responsible for the coordination, designing, developing, specification writing, cost estimating, construction observation, energy compliance and equipment selection of mechanical projects. He is responsible for the preparation of California Administrative Code Title 24 energy compliance documents, and energy consumption analysis. He performed feasibility studies, facility surveys, technical evaluation and prepared value engineering solutions for HVAC systems on new and existing facilities.

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    KRIS CERCENA, PE

    Associate Principal, Electrical Lead / Los Angeles

    Department Leadership

    Kris is a diligent and energetic Electrical Engineer with over ten (10) years’ experience. He has proven ability to manage and track multiple deadlines and on-going projects and possesses excellent communication, leadership, analytical and problem-solving skills with a strong focus on client satisfaction. Kris is driven to meet and exceed expectations.

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    SHAKEEL AHMED, PE, LEED AP

    Principal, Mechanical Engineer / San Jose

    Department Leadership

    More than 30 years of mechanical design, engineering and construction administration experience for a variety of major projects involving commercial, institutional, industrial, health care and government and military facilities. Project experience includes high-rise office buildings, high-rise residential buildings, hotels, airports, hospitals, educational institutions, laboratories, restaurants, warehouses and data centers.

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    CLINT W. RAMSEY

    Chief Financial Officer

    Corporate Leadership

    Clint oversees the day-to-day management of all financial operations, HR, and IT for AlfaTech. He is a Certified Public Accountant with over 30 years of experience in the areas of planning and analysis, financial systems, SEC reporting, taxes, treasury and investor communications. His experience in operational and corporate accounting expertise includes domestic and international consolidations.

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    JERRY GUARDANAPO, JR.

    Director of Finance

    Department Leadership

    Jerry brings 15+ years’ experience in professional services financial management to his role. He is a confident leader, creating and implementing sound financial strategies to guide AlfaTech through inevitable periodic fluctuations in the market.

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    FRANCINE MILLS, SPHR-CA/GPHR

    Director, Human Resources

    Department Leadership

    Francine possesses a strategic focus and strong business acumen with more than 20 years experience as a global human resources leader for multinational organizations. She has designed, developed and restructured the HR function in its entirety at many rapidly growing organizations throughout Silicon Valley. At AlfaTech, her focus will be scaling the organization for strategic expansion.

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    MARK SMITH

    Director of Corporate IT

    Department Leadership

    Mark oversees all internal Information Technology systems, ensuring our firm is always using the most cutting‐edge technology for our projects.

    Mark’s responsibilities include management of company‐wide system upgrades, troubleshooting, and technology equipment distribution.