Our Consultants

William Schwartzkopf
bills@sageconsulting.com

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Bill Schwartzkopf, CEO of Sage Consulting, received both a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Nebraska. He is a Registered Professional Engineer and a member of the National Society of Professional Engineers and the American Bar Association, including its Forum Committee on the Construction Industry Public Contract Law section. Bill is the author of Calculating Lost Labor Productivity in Construction Claims, Practical Guide to Construction Contract Surety Claims and the co-author of Calculating Construction Damages. He has worked in the construction industry for over 40 years and has testified in trials and depositions hundreds of times. Bill also conducts seminars around the country, educating his clients and colleagues on damages calculations.

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Bill Schwartzkopf, CEO of Sage Consulting, received both a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Nebraska. He is a Registered Professional Engineer and a member of the National Society of Professional Engineers and the American Bar Association, including its Forum Committee on the Construction Industry Public Contract Law section. Bill is the author of Calculating Lost Labor Productivity in Construction Claims, Practical Guide to Construction Contract Surety Claims and the co-author of Calculating Construction Damages. He has worked in the construction industry for over 40 years and has testified in trials and depositions hundreds of times. Bill also conducts seminars around the country, educating his clients and colleagues on damages calculations.

Don Harrington
donh@sageconsulting.com

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Don has over 45 years of experience in the construction industry, including 30 plus years of experience preparing and analyzing construction claims. He has provided expert analysis in hundreds of cases and has provided expert testimony in deposition and trial numerous times. Don specializes in construction defect and cost estimating/damage analysis related to residential, commercial and civil projects.

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Don has over 45 years of experience in the construction industry, including 30 plus years of experience preparing and analyzing construction claims. He has provided expert analysis in hundreds of cases and has provided expert testimony in deposition and trial numerous times. Don specializes in construction defect and cost estimating/damage analysis related to residential, commercial and civil projects.

Tara Hannebaum
TaraH@sageconsulting.com

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Tara received her Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Kansas State University in 1997. She has nearly 20 years’ experience working on multi-million dollar design-build projects in multiple industries, including transit, power generation, power delivery, manufacturing, and information technology. She specializes in schedule analyses.

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Tara received her Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Kansas State University in 1997. She has nearly 20 years’ experience working on multi-million dollar design-build projects in multiple industries, including transit, power generation, power delivery, manufacturing, and information technology. She specializes in schedule analyses.

Rick Kerr
rickk@sageconsulting.com

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Rick, a Professional Engineer in Colorado, has more than 25 years of construction experience at the field and executive level, including 8 years with a top ten heavy/highway contractor. Using his extensive experience, Rick provides expert testimony related to civil and earthwork-type projects. He also specializes in damage and delay analysis and has testified numerous times in both areas since joining Sage in 1996.

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Rick, a Professional Engineer in Colorado, has more than 25 years of construction experience at the field and executive level, including 8 years with a top ten heavy/highway contractor. Using his extensive experience, Rick provides expert testimony related to civil and earthwork-type projects. He also specializes in damage and delay analysis and has testified numerous times in both areas since joining Sage in 1996.

R. Brent McSwain
brentm@sageconsulting.com

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R. Brent McSwain received his Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial-Construction Management from Colorado State University in 1981 and has been in the construction business since 1977. Brent has worked as an owner representative, responsible for developing multi-million dollar acute care hospital facilities, offices, warehouses, correctional and probation facilities, recreational facilities, as well as administering disaster recovery services. He has extensive experience in preparing and defending claims that involve schedule delays, disruptions, and damages for correctional facilities, water treatment plants, office buildings, hotels, luxury condominiums, recreational facilities and schools. He has experience in litigation support, deposition and trial testimony.

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R. Brent McSwain received his Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial-Construction Management from Colorado State University in 1981 and has been in the construction business since 1977. Brent has worked as an owner representative, responsible for developing multi-million dollar acute care hospital facilities, offices, warehouses, correctional and probation facilities, recreational facilities, as well as administering disaster recovery services. He has extensive experience in preparing and defending claims that involve schedule delays, disruptions, and damages for correctional facilities, water treatment plants, office buildings, hotels, luxury condominiums, recreational facilities and schools. He has experience in litigation support, deposition and trial testimony.

Tony Salazar
TonyS@SageConsulting.com

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Tony received his Bachelor of Science degree in Architectural Engineering from the University of Colorado in 1984. Tony has been in construction since 1978 starting as a laborer on housing construction near his home. Tony has experience on large field projects as an inspector, field engineer, superintendent, construction manager and project manager. As he moved into a corporate role in procurement and estimating, Tony’s experience in the field supplemented his understanding of contract administration to support the field operations. Tony has worked as an Owner representative, contractor and engineering manager, allowing for a multi-faceted understanding of each role. Tony has worked on projects valued over $350M, programs valued over $1.3B and estimates valued over $1B. Tony has worked on hydroelectric, carbon fuel driven power generation, oil and gas production, oil transportation and water treatment facilities, hospitals, schools and housing projects. Drawing on this varied experience, Tony provides a very strong understanding of construction, contracts, scheduling claims analysis and avoidance, cost estimating and the ability to see both sides of the issues that arise.

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Tony received his Bachelor of Science degree in Architectural Engineering from the University of Colorado in 1984. Tony has been in construction since 1978 starting as a laborer on housing construction near his home. Tony has experience on large field projects as an inspector, field engineer, superintendent, construction manager and project manager. As he moved into a corporate role in procurement and estimating, Tony’s experience in the field supplemented his understanding of contract administration to support the field operations. Tony has worked as an Owner representative, contractor and engineering manager, allowing for a multi-faceted understanding of each role. Tony has worked on projects valued over $350M, programs valued over $1.3B and estimates valued over $1B. Tony has worked on hydroelectric, carbon fuel driven power generation, oil and gas production, oil transportation and water treatment facilities, hospitals, schools and housing projects. Drawing on this varied experience, Tony provides a very strong understanding of construction, contracts, scheduling claims analysis and avoidance, cost estimating and the ability to see both sides of the issues that arise.

Becky Smith
beckys@sageconsulting.com

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Becky has over 20 years’ experience working in a variety of construction-related fields. She served in the Air Force as an engineering officer, was an owner representative for aviation construction projects, and was a design consultant/project manager on major transit projects. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering and a Master of Science degree in construction management. She specializes in schedule analyses.

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Becky has over 20 years’ experience working in a variety of construction-related fields. She served in the Air Force as an engineering officer, was an owner representative for aviation construction projects, and was a design consultant/project manager on major transit projects. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering and a Master of Science degree in construction management. She specializes in schedule analyses.

Rex Snyder
rexs@sageconsulting.com

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Rex has more than 35 years of construction-related experience, including hands-on field work, field/project engineering, project scheduling, project management and project executive work. He has managed projects valued at up to $90 million. Drawing on his experience in construction management, cost control, and scheduling, Rex provides cost analysis and CPM scheduling analysis and implementation.

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Rex has more than 35 years of construction-related experience, including hands-on field work, field/project engineering, project scheduling, project management and project executive work. He has managed projects valued at up to $90 million. Drawing on his experience in construction management, cost control, and scheduling, Rex provides cost analysis and CPM scheduling analysis and implementation.

MOLLY YACKO
MOLLYY@SAGECONSULTING.COM

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Molly has nearly 20 years experience working in the construction industry in a variety of positions including analysis of construction claims. She has extensive experience in schedule and schedule analysis for construction projects in conjunction with project delay analyses. She has provided scheduling for multi billion dollar transit projects. Her specialty with Sage is schedule analysis.

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Molly has nearly 20 years experience working in the construction industry in a variety of positions including analysis of construction claims. She has extensive experience in schedule and schedule analysis for construction projects in conjunction with project delay analyses. She has provided scheduling for multi billion dollar transit projects. Her specialty with Sage is schedule analysis.