Our Consultants

William Schwartzkopf
bill.schwartzkopf@sageconsulting.com

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Bill Schwartzkopf, CEO of The Sage Group, 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 45 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 The Sage Group, 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 45 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
don.harrington@sageconsulting.com

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Don has nearly 50 years of experience in the construction industry, including over 35 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 along with schedule delay analysis related to residential, commercial and civil projects including surety matters.

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Don has nearly 50 years of experience in the construction industry, including over 35 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 along with schedule delay analysis related to residential, commercial and civil projects including surety matters.

Erik Carlson
erik.carlson@sageconsulting.com

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Erik, received his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Colorado School of Mines in 1993. He has more than seven years of experience as a Project Engineer and over nineteen years of experience in Project Controls in multiple areas including, telecom, mining, power, oil and gas, water and wastewater projects. His experience includes cost control, scheduling, estimating, Earned Value Management, claims resolution and mitigation, change management, and interface with procurement and contracts. Erik’s specialty with Sage is schedule analysis.

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Erik, received his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Colorado School of Mines in 1993. He has more than seven years of experience as a Project Engineer and over nineteen years of experience in Project Controls in multiple areas including, telecom, mining, power, oil and gas, water and wastewater projects. His experience includes cost control, scheduling, estimating, Earned Value Management, claims resolution and mitigation, change management, and interface with procurement and contracts. Erik’s specialty with Sage is schedule analysis.

Cassidy Garcia
cassi.garcia@sageconsulting.com

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Cassidy received her Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from University of Colorado, Boulder in May of 2016. Her past experience includes working as an Office Engineer, managing subcontractors by reviewing submittals, writing RFI’s, processing pay applications, leading pre-construction, coordinating meetings and maintaining cost loaded schedules for multi-million-dollar projects using Primavera scheduling software. Cassidy also worked as a Field Engineer managing subcontractors by tracking daily progress, reporting production for self-performed work, and assisting in writing RFI’s. Cassidy is currently working with Sage performing cost and damage analyses, schedule analyses, as well as estimating costs.

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Cassidy received her Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from University of Colorado, Boulder in May of 2016. Her past experience includes working as an Office Engineer, managing subcontractors by reviewing submittals, writing RFI’s, processing pay applications, leading pre-construction, coordinating meetings and maintaining cost loaded schedules for multi-million-dollar projects using Primavera scheduling software. Cassidy also worked as a Field Engineer managing subcontractors by tracking daily progress, reporting production for self-performed work, and assisting in writing RFI’s. Cassidy is currently working with Sage performing cost and damage analyses, schedule analyses, as well as estimating costs.

Michael Gless
michael.gless@sageconsulting.com

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Michael received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Virginia Tech in 1979. His past experience includes working as a Project Controls Manager managing and performing all project controls functions, developing and maintaining detailed project schedules using Primavera scheduling software, preparing pricing summaries and cost proposal narratives, developing and maintaining project budgets, developing project management and project controls policies, and preparing weekly and monthly updates on cost and schedule tracking and performance. Michael is currently working with Sage developing cost and damage analyses, schedule analyses as well as estimating costs.

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Michael received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Virginia Tech in 1979. His past experience includes working as a Project Controls Manager managing and performing all project controls functions, developing and maintaining detailed project schedules using Primavera scheduling software, preparing pricing summaries and cost proposal narratives, developing and maintaining project budgets, developing project management and project controls policies, and preparing weekly and monthly updates on cost and schedule tracking and performance. Michael is currently working with Sage developing cost and damage analyses, schedule analyses as well as estimating costs.

Tara Hannebaum
tara.hannebaum@sageconsulting.com

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Tara received her Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Kansas State University in 1997. She has over 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.
She holds the following certifications from the Project Management Institute:
•Project Management Professional (PMP)
•Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP).

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Tara received her Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Kansas State University in 1997. She has over 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.
She holds the following certifications from the Project Management Institute:
•Project Management Professional (PMP)
•Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP).

R. Brent McSwain
brent.mcswain@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, schools, football stadiums, power plants, refineries, and airport parking garages. 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, schools, football stadiums, power plants, refineries, and airport parking garages. He has experience in litigation support, deposition and trial testimony.

Lee Rogers
lee.rogers@sageconsulting.com

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Lee received his Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Missouri in 2003. His past experience includes working as a Project Controls Manager performing project controls managerial functions over Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Commissioning/Start Up joint venture projects for cost control, schedule management, cash flow, change management, progress/performance, estimating, rending/forecasting, subcontractor management and earned value analysis for multi-million-dollar projects. Lee is currently working with Sage performing schedule analyses, cost and damage analyses, as well as estimating costs.

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Lee received his Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Missouri in 2003. His past experience includes working as a Project Controls Manager performing project controls managerial functions over Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Commissioning/Start Up joint venture projects for cost control, schedule management, cash flow, change management, progress/performance, estimating, rending/forecasting, subcontractor management and earned value analysis for multi-million-dollar projects. Lee is currently working with Sage performing schedule analyses, cost and damage analyses, as well as estimating costs.

Nick Rome
nick.rome@sageconsulting.com

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Nick received his Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado in 1991. Nick’s past experience includes working as an Engineering Technician, Project Manager/Estimator, Senior Project Controls Analyst and Senior Project Scheduler working on Oil & Gas, Chemical, Aerospace and Hi-Tech projects. With over 17 years of experience with Primavera P6 scheduling software, Nick now works with Sage performing schedule analyses.

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Nick received his Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado in 1991. Nick’s past experience includes working as an Engineering Technician, Project Manager/Estimator, Senior Project Controls Analyst and Senior Project Scheduler working on Oil & Gas, Chemical, Aerospace and Hi-Tech projects. With over 17 years of experience with Primavera P6 scheduling software, Nick now works with Sage performing schedule analyses.

Becky Smith
becky.smith@sageconsulting.com

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Becky has over 25 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 25 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.

Sean Stoughton
sean.stoughton@sageconsulting.com

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Sean received his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, Indiana in 1981. He also has his Master of Business Administration as well as his Master of Real Estate and Construction Management which he received from the University of Denver in 2008. Sean has extensive experience in Project Management, Field Engineering, Project Controls and Project Services on complex industrial construction projects. Sean now works as a senior consultant with The Sage Group specializing in schedule analysis.

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Sean received his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, Indiana in 1981. He also has his Master of Business Administration as well as his Master of Real Estate and Construction Management which he received from the University of Denver in 2008. Sean has extensive experience in Project Management, Field Engineering, Project Controls and Project Services on complex industrial construction projects. Sean now works as a senior consultant with The Sage Group specializing in schedule analysis.

SARAH E. THOMAS
sarah.thomas@sageconsulting.com

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Sarah received her Bachelor of Science in Engineering from James Madison University in 2017. Prior to working for Sage, Sarah worked as an Engineering Assistant, providing home-office engineering support during field installation and construction operations, coordinating component and installation drawings, and supporting engineering design with Auto-Cad. Sarah is currently working with Sage as a Data Analyst, developing trend charts, analytical presentations and data summary reports.

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Sarah received her Bachelor of Science in Engineering from James Madison University in 2017. Prior to working for Sage, Sarah worked as an Engineering Assistant, providing home-office engineering support during field installation and construction operations, coordinating component and installation drawings, and supporting engineering design with Auto-Cad. Sarah is currently working with Sage as a Data Analyst, developing trend charts, analytical presentations and data summary reports.

Jack Thysens
jack.thysens@sageconsulting.com

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Jack received his Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management from Colorado State University in 2012. His past experience includes providing claim analysis and review, preparing and refuting expert reports for scopes involving delays, quality discrepancies and cost forecasting, schedule review, as well as submittal and pay application review. Jack is currently working with Sage on cost and damage analysis, schedule analysis, as well as estimating costs.

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Jack received his Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management from Colorado State University in 2012. His past experience includes providing claim analysis and review, preparing and refuting expert reports for scopes involving delays, quality discrepancies and cost forecasting, schedule review, as well as submittal and pay application review. Jack is currently working with Sage on cost and damage analysis, schedule analysis, as well as estimating costs.

Robert Van Den Heuvel
rob.vandenheuvel@sageconsulting.com

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Rob received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration in International Business/Real Estate from the University of Denver in 2003, also completing the Abengoa Construction Management – 12 Week Course at Loyola University in 2012. He has over eleven years of Project Controls experience in natural gas and renewable energy (wind, solar, alternative fuels) construction as well as experience in Construction Cost Control for multi-million dollar projects. Rob’s specialty with Sage is schedule review and analysis.

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Rob received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration in International Business/Real Estate from the University of Denver in 2003, also completing the Abengoa Construction Management – 12 Week Course at Loyola University in 2012. He has over eleven years of Project Controls experience in natural gas and renewable energy (wind, solar, alternative fuels) construction as well as experience in Construction Cost Control for multi-million dollar projects. Rob’s specialty with Sage is schedule review and analysis.

Ben Winsor
ben.winsor@sageconsulting.com

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Ben received his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering with a minor in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maine in 2007. He has experience in Contract Management, Project Controls, Cost Analysis and Cost Estimating. Ben has nearly 15 years of experience in project management on a national basis on numerous projects including roadways, railroads, bridges, water resources, water transfer, infrastructure and the oil and gas industry. He is accomplished in the use of project management software including scheduling software such as Primavera P6 and Microsoft Project. Ben brings his years of experience in the field of heavy/civil construction to Sage. He is a registered professional civil engineer. Ben’s specialty with Sage is schedule review and analysis.

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Ben received his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering with a minor in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maine in 2007. He has experience in Contract Management, Project Controls, Cost Analysis and Cost Estimating. Ben has nearly 15 years of experience in project management on a national basis on numerous projects including roadways, railroads, bridges, water resources, water transfer, infrastructure and the oil and gas industry. He is accomplished in the use of project management software including scheduling software such as Primavera P6 and Microsoft Project. Ben brings his years of experience in the field of heavy/civil construction to Sage. He is a registered professional civil engineer. Ben’s specialty with Sage is schedule review and analysis.