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Bob Keeley, President

As founder and President of DPM, Bob Keeley provides the vision, leadership, business strategy, and management that drive the firm’s sustained success. He is responsible for leading the executive management team, developing high-level client relationships, nurturing the corporate culture, and ensuring client satisfaction. Bob possesses over 20 years of industry leadership and expertise in the real estate, construction, and project management fields, and he was among the first entrepreneurs to pioneer the independent owner’s project manager industry. Under Bob’s leadership, DPM has grown to become one of the largest and most respected project management firms in New England.

Bob earned his Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Bryant University in Smithfield, RI. His professional skills in the design and construction industry include experience as a general contractor and in commercial relocation. He has led teams on a wide variety of projects including site selection and due diligence, base building infrastructure upgrades, new construction, interior renovations, and relocations across many industry segments.

As the President of DPM, Bob ensures that the firm actively participates in numerous industry organizations including the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR), National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP), International Interior Design Association (IIDA), Commercial Brokers Association (CBA), International Facilities Management Association (IFMA), New England Healthcare Engineers Society (NEHES), and Eastern Region Association of Physical Plant Administrators (ERAPPA). Bob has presented on key industry topics for SIOR and CBA and has been featured in the Boston Business Journal, New England Real Estate Journal, Boston/SF, Banker & Tradesman, and other publications.

He supports many philanthropic missions and serves on the Board of Trustees for the Greater New England Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Bob has been honored with the “Community Event Volunteer Award” by The MS Society and with the “Charity and Community Service Award” by Boston/SF.  Most recently, Bob was awarded the Corporate MileStones award at the 2012 MS MileStones Gala.

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Bill Clegg, Vice President of Operations

As Vice President of Operations, Bill calls on his proven leadership skills for all hands-on operational aspects of DPM, and is a creative thinker that is driven to success for our valued clients and our staff. Relying on over 30 years of Project Management and Interior Design experience, Bill is a consensus builder and collaborative leader, having led an award-winning design firm with deep roots in the Greater Hartford and Stamford marketplaces. His combination of technical project experience, client development and operational management is unique in our industry.

Most recently, Bill led the Hartford office of Fletcher Thompson Architects as Partner and Principal of Interior Design. Prior to that he was President and Managing Partner for Schoenhardt Architecture + Interior Design. Bill has served as the President of IIDA’s New England Chapter and has served as a member on the IIDA International Board.  He is a LEED AP, and is only one of five FIIDA Fellows (FIIDA) in New England. Bill is actively involved in IIDA, CoreNet, the Construction Institute, BOMA, and other industry organizations, and is on the board of the New Paradigm Theatre. Bill attended Wentworth Institute of Technology and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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Phil Leonard, Vice President of Operations

Phil, Vice President of Operations, leads DPM’s business operations and project management teams. Phil has 30 years of experience in the management of business operations, capital and operating budgets, facilities, administrative systems, human resources, and project teams. During this time Phil has delivered over $200M in construction and renovation projects in the Academic, Corporate, High-Tech & R&D, Industrial, and Lab & Life Sciences sectors. Former clients include Brown University, East Boston Savings Bank, Jewish Family & Children’s Services, Millennium Pharmaceuticals, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Prior to joining DPM in 2000, Phil worked for Hills Department Stores (the nation’s eighth-largest discounter) in the roles of Facilities and Administrative Services Manager, Human Resource Information Systems Manager, Business Methods and Procedures Analyst, and Space Planner. Phil holds a degree in Business Administration from Northeastern University.

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Denise Booras, Project Executive

Denise possesses over 18 years of extensive experience representing client interests on a variety of complex projects in the corporate, financial services, technology and legal business segments.   With DPM since 2000, Denise has successfully delivered in excess of 1M square feet of projects and has led teams for clients such as Acme Packet/Oracle, EDC, Nuance, L-1 Communications, Advent International and NEPC.  A graduate of the University of Connecticut, she also earned her Graduate Certificate in Construction Project Management from Northeastern University.  Since joining DPM, Denise has become a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), and is currently an active member of CoreNet.

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Mark DuPre, Project Executive

Mark brings over 27 years experience in architecture and construction to his role as 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 Lab & Life Sciences facilities. Clients include ALSTOM Power, Pratt & Whitney, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, Lawrence & Memorial Hospital, the University of Hartford, and the University of Connecticut Health Center.

Before joining DPM, Mark served 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 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. In addition, Mark teaches Infection Control Risk Assessment and Mitigation for the Construction Institute.

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Frank Kennedy, Project Executive

Frank leads DPM’s Healthcare and Municipal business segments. He has over 25 years of experience in representing client interests in the Academic, Healthcare, and Municipal markets. Frank’s project experience includes the Massachusetts General Hospital/North Shore Medical Center for Outpatient Care in Danvers, MA; the Public Library and Senior Center for the City of Holyoke, MA; and the Media Lab Building at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, MA.
 
Prior to joining DPM Frank held the positions of Vice President at RF Walsh Project Management and Vice President and New England Manager at Heery International. Frank has a BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Dayton; a MBA from the University of Toledo; and studied architecture and design at Harvard University. He is a Massachusetts Certified Public Purchasing Official (MCPPO), a member of Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) and the Town of Belmont Library Building Committee, and co-chair of the Town of Belmont Capital Projects Overview Committee. Frank’s speaking engagements include Build Boston and the Massachusetts Council on Aging.

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Greg Lewis, Project Executive

Greg leads the Laboratory & Life Science effort in the Newton Office and possesses over 16 years of experience in facilities planning, project management and operations, interior renovations, sustainable work environments and the development of laboratory and office space.  Prior to joining DPM, Greg served as Director of Facilities Planning and Services at Shire Pharmaceuticals where he assisted with the development and continuous evolution of the site master plan for the campus environment as well as off-campus buildings, including the real estate portfolio review process.  Greg’s role is to provide senior level leadership, develop project strategies, coordinate agreements, provide initial project analysis, project oversight and direction to the project team in order to ensure that the project progresses on schedule, within budget and that client goals and expectations are met.

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Matthew Meyer, Project Executive, Facilities & Real Estate Technology

Matthew leads DPM’s Technology Solutions Group, to which he brings over 25 years of experience in real estate, facilities, and information management technology systems. His experience includes development, acquisitions, entitlements, permitting, design, construction and property management as well as the leadership of IT efforts, software customization, and planning. Matthew works with clients on asset, space, and lease management, preventive and predictive/work request and order, project management, collaboration and communication platforms, and web interfaces. Prior to joining DPM Matthew served as Chief Information Officer and Vice President of Real Estate Development at Wasserman Real Estate Capital, and Founder and Chief Strategy Officer at Centerstone Software (a leading CAFM software company). Matthew has a BA in Archaeology/Anthropology and Studio Fine Arts from Hartwick College in Oneonta, NY, and he studied at the Boston Architectural College in Boston, MA.

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Robert Reihl, Project Executive

Rob brings over 30 years of comprehensive experience in building design, engineering & construction services for academic, healthcare & laboratory facilities to DPM and supports our life sciences, public and academic industry segments.

Prior to joiningDPM, Rob held the position of Senior Project Manager at A/Z Corporation, providing project management oversight on key client assignments including Yale University’s Central Power Plant Chiller Upgrade in support of its ongoing Science Hill development. He also provided leadership in A/Z’s construction administration for the Connecticut Department of Public Works and Construction Services, and directed major laboratory projects for the Connecticut Departments of Public Safety in Meriden, CT and the Dr. Katherine A. Kelly Public Health Laboratory in Rocky Hill, CT.  Rob was also responsible for the day-to-day management of the State’s premiere Public Health Laboratory and served as its Facilities Director on behalf of the State of Connecticut, through a long-term contractual agreement with the Department of Administrative Services.

Rob has been directly responsible for the overall management and completion of projects in excess of $1 billion. He is a LEED Accredited Professional, a Certified Healthcare Constructor (CHC), a Certified Industrial Technologist (CIT) and is formally affiliated with the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) and has served on the US Green Building Council’s, “LEED for Labs” advisory council. 

Rob holds an Architectural Degree from Hartford State Technical College and a BS in Construction Management from Central Connecticut State University.

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John Waitkunas, Project Executive

John leads our Corporate, High-Tech & R&D, Industrial, and Lab & Life Sciences business segments. He possesses over 25 years of experience in construction and facilities management, with an extensive background in managing out-of-the-ground and interior renovation projects totaling over $500M in value. John’s clients include Akamai Technologies, Metcalf and Eddy (now AE COM), RSA Security, Immune Disease Institute, Shire, Red Hat, and Tyco.

Prior to joining DPM in 2000, John served as Vice President of Operations for Admiral Construction, and Director of Construction Management at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center. 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.

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Tony Zulkeski, Project Executive

Tony leads DPM’s Corporate business segment, and he has over 30 years of experience managing projects and corporate facilities. During his time at DPM, Tony has managed projects for clients such as OneBeacon Insurance, Fleet Boston, New York Life Insurance, and TD Bank. Prior to joining DPM in 2002 Tony was Director of Project Management at Gensler Architects in Boston. He also spent 14 years as Director of Facilities Acquisition and Planning at ITT Hartford Insurance, where he was accountable for the planning, design, construction, and operation of a 6.5-million-square-foot portfolio located throughout 230 cities across the country.

In addition to holding a BA in Pre-Law from University of Connecticut, Tony earned a Certified Facility Manager (CFM) Designation from International Facilities Management Association (IFMA). He is a member of IFMA and past recipient of the Connecticut chapter’s Distinguished Member Award. Tony is a frequent presenter and on the faculty in the Program for Real Estate Studies at Boston University’s Center for Professional Education. He is also a member of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

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Carolyn Hern, Director of Business Development

Carolyn manages the business development activities for the Academic, Healthcare, and Municipal sectors. Prior to joining DPM in 2007, Carolyn worked in development for a non-profit organization. She holds a BA in Communications from Fairfield University, with a concentration in organizational communications and marketing.  Carolyn is an active member of IFMA, serving as Co-Chair of the annual IFMA Boston Golf Tournament. Additionally, she serves on the Board of Trustees for Sustainable Healthcare for Haiti.   

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Bob Margolis, Director of Business Development

Bob Margolis heads up DPM’s Hartford office Business Development initiatives, supporting firms in a variety of industries including corporate, academic, healthcare, high-tech/R&D, industrial, manufacturing, biotech/life science and non-profit.   He works closely with clients to understand their real estate, design, construction & relocation needs and how DPM provides cost effective project management solutions.

Prior to joining DPM, Bob served as the COO of The Alliance for Nonprofit Growth & Opportunity (TANGO), a nonprofit corporation founded in 2007 as a membership organization.  During his tenure with TANGO, Bob created its comprehensive marketing strategy and developed educational programs, forums, events and seminars and was responsible for the organizations significant growth and expansion in the CT/MA/RI regions.

Before joining TANGO, Bob served as Vice President of Business Development for Fathom, a Hartford, CT marketing, brand strategy and graphic design firm.  Bob also served as President of Crest Graphics with a focus of servicing the design and construction industry.  He is a client-focused leader possessing strong relationships in the Connecticut A/E/C community and a solid understanding of business and real estate operations.

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Joy Shapiro, Director of Business Development

Joy directs all aspects of business development in the Corporate, High-Tech & R&D, Industrial, Lab & Life Sciences, and Non-Profit sectors.She has nearly a decade of experience in marketing and sales. Prior to joining DPM, Joy was an Executive Marketing Manager at Healy Hudson Corporation, where she was responsible for conducting weekly sales meetings for all satellite sales representatives and executives, maintaining the CRM, and coordinating trade shows.

Joy has a BA in Communications with a concentration in Public Relations from Salem State University in Salem, MA. She is the recipient of the International Facilities Management Association’s (IFMA) 2011 President’s Award and the 2008 Distinguished Associate Member of the Year Award. Joy is Co-Chair of IFMA’s Membership Committee and Chair of IFMA World Work Place on behalf of the Boston Chapter. She also sat on the Membership Committee for the National Association of Industrial Office Properties (NAIOP) and continues to volunteer for the association’s awards gala and golf tournament. Joy is an active member of CoreNet New England's Program Committee, the Real Estate Finance Association (REFA), and the Association of Legal Administrators (ALA).

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Alicia Lawless, Communications Manager

With DPM since 1998, Alicia is responsible for managing the company’s internal and external communication. Internal efforts include a focus on IT infrastructure and daily IT affairs. Outbound initiatives involve the management of the public relations and marketing programs, including the writing and clearance of press releases, design and execution of e-marketing and postcard campaigns, oversight of advertisements and sponsorships, and the development and maintenance of DPM’s website and branding. In addition, Alicia oversees the office’s daily operations as well as special activities and events.  Since 2012, she's served as a committee member for the MileStones Gala, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society's premiere fundraising event in Boston.  Alicia holds a BA in Liberal Studies from Westfield State University, where her primary fields of study were English, Communication, and Business Management.