Joseph RyanPresident, GRA Inc
For 20+ years, Joe Ryan has created a track record of success in senior management positions within the construction/capital projects industry. His leadership spans across the full spectrum of program management and construction management, including roles as a Program & Project Executive within leading world-class EPCs on large to mega-sized projects; to serving as the Program Executive/Principal representing owner/developer interests and orchestrating billion-dollar portfolios. This background provides Joe with a deep knowledge and expertise in the execution and delivery of mission-critical large-scale data centers, network operations centers, energy/infrastructure projects, and communication facilities, both domestically and internationally.
Joe is regularly sought after to act as an advisor, by owners and financial firms, providing insights on the best tools, processes, and management techniques for achieving best in class efficiencies in cost, risk mitigation, schedule compliance, LEAN, IPD, facility operations and management.
Joe has formulated the key factors that differentiate successfully executed projects from the lackluster. Successful projects have engaged people that act as a cohesive team. A team that values transparent communication, creates an integrated & collaborative environment, and has a singular focus on value-adding execution. These teams also adopt learning and professional growth through evidenced-based, data driven continuous improvement.
For over 10 years, the integration of technology into the program/project lifecycle has been a major focus for Joe. He is an innovator in using technology to improve production, quality and team communications while reducing waste, cost and time on a project. This technology-driven approach is the platform that enables his teams to provide excellence through concept, design, construction and operations, while minimizing the loss of knowledge and data throughout the process.