Bob Puccini | Puccini Group CEO

Bob Puccini, Puccini Group, Hot Firm, Zweig Group, speaker, CEO

Bob Puccini knows what makes social spaces and restaurants successful. Companies such as Fairmont, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, Ritz Carlton, and Strategic Hotels and Resorts come to Bob because they know he understands the business from every perspective. Responsible for designing and remodeling over 1,000 restaurants worldwide, Bob translates client goals into winning concepts, earning […]

Bryan Peterson | WGI Creative Director

Bryan Peterson, Creative director, WGI, Wantman Group, Hot Firm, Zweig Group, Speaker

 ”A passionate team is unstoppable.” – Bryan Peterson With over 35 years in advertising, Bryan’s projects have spanned numerous industries including automotive, real estate, healthcare, travel and leisure, finance, and golf. His clients have included Jack Nicklaus, Blake Koch Racing, and the Florida Panthers hockey team. Bryan’s wide range of experiences have equipped him with […]

David Wantman | WGI President & CEO

“There is NO SECRET, work HARD and DELIVER.” – David Wantman David is CEO & president of WGI, the firm founded by his family in 1972. He easily stepped into the role, having a lifetime of understanding the intricacies of running a consulting firm built on a strong set of values that call for spearheading […]

Delrae Bennett | Time Counts

Delrae Bennett, Time Counts, Hot Firm, AEC Industry, AEC Awards conference, speaker, Hot Firm, Vision Whisperer,

Delrae Bennett – Vision Whisperer Transforming Firms Delrae Bennett has guided 100s of architectural and engineering businesses build and strengthen their ERP system, mainly within Deltek Vision. Working coast to coast in AEC firms, she’s been fortunate to learn from the best CFOs as they need client and profitability data to transform their business. Bennett’s […]

Andrew Malahowski | Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

Andrew Malahowski, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., speaker, hot firm, zweig group, conference, insurance

Andrew Malahowski joined Gallagher Benefit Services, Inc. in 2014, after twelve years in private practice in employee benefits law and employment law. Andrew was previously a partner with an employment and benefits boutique law firm in Chicago, Illinois, where he represented both public and private sector employers in a broad range of employee benefits matters. […]

Chris Newell | Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

Chris Newell, Arthur J. Gallagher &Co., Speaker, Hot Firm, AEC Industry, Zweig Group

Chris has over 28 years’ experience in the employee benefits business in Little Rock, Arkansas. In 1987, Chris began his career as a small group managing general agent, representing several carriers. His clients were brokers throughout Arkansas, and it was a great experience for him as a young man to learn the health insurance and […]

Chad Clinehens | Zweig Group President & CEO

Zweig Group, CEO, speaker, AEC industry, hot firm conference, engineer,

Chad Clinehens is the president and CEO of Zweig Group, the leading research, publishing, and consulting firm for the architecture and engineering industry. Passionate about the business side of design and technical service firms, Chad has built a career on leading them through growth and change. He has worked with AEC firms throughout the U.S. […]

Dawson Fercho | CTA Co-Founder

tax, corporate tax advisors, cta, speaker, hot firm, aec industry, zweig group

Dawson Fercho is Vice President of Business Development and Co-founder of Corporate Tax Advisors, Inc., based in our Kansas City office. He brings over 20 year of consulting experience, 15 years exclusively focused on the Federal Research & Development Tax Credit and the 179D Deduction since inception, working with the accounting industry and small to […]

Need a Tuxedo?

Tuxedo, rental, tuxedo rental, Meguin, Hot Firm, Zweig Group, conference

Do you need to rent a tuxedo for Hot Firm? Then you have come to the right place. Zweig Group has partnered with the tuxedo company, Menguin, to offer you a hassle-free and highly efficient way to rent your tuxedo for Hot Firm + A/E Industry Awards Conference. Plus, receive 20% OFF your rental when you enter […]

Premium Guest Concierge Tours of Seattle

There’s no shortage of scenic beauty in this urban metropolis which is why we’re offering three opportunities to check out this one big, beautiful blur called SEATTLE. Join us for three days of different, yet satisfying tours. We will take a trip to Woodinville for award-winning Washington wines on Thursday, savor the “heart and soul” […]