About Us

Vision:
Our Vision guides us in all we do—to inspire our clients, raise up our people, and pay homage to the environment through the services we provide.

Client Focus:
Our clients are our first priority, and these relationships are based on mutual trust and integrity. We place the same high-level focus on clients, both locally and internationally.

Empowerment:
We empower our team members to reach their highest potential as leaders and experts in their fields.

Sustainability:
We focus on environmentally conscious and innovative design, as well as flexible, sustainable, and inspiring solutions for today and for our future generations—a responsibility we take seriously.

Leadership

Authentic. Ethical. Smart. Dynamic. Energized. Committed. Inventive. Compassionate. Expert. Loyal. These are the characteristics that represent the AlfaTech team. Each member of our staff embodies our culture and values. It is through each individual’s expertise and vision that we are able to provide the most reliable, practical, innovative and sustainable solutions for our clients.

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    JEFF FINI, PE, MBA

    Founder and CEO

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    JEFF FINI, PE, MBA

    Founder and CEO

    Jeff’s long-term client relationships are the foundation of AlfaTech’s success. It is through these relationships that Jeff was able to expand AlfaTech’s footprint to include three California offices and numerous international locations.

     

    Jeff currently leads the Board of Directors for AlfaTech, and will also be part of the overall management RSBG globally.

     

    Jeff’s 30+ years’ experience in engineering design, development, and project execution totals over $20b worldwide. AlfaTech is rooted in the high-tech industry through involvement with companies in the start-up phase, as well as large, global technology firms such as Adobe and Cisco Systems. Today this list has grown to include Apple, Google, Facebook, Uber, LinkedIn and many more. Additionally through Jeff’s leadership, the company expanded its reach into the biotech/pharmaceutical market, the educational market and is now known for its leadership in the mission critical arena globally.

     

    In 2009, Jeff received the highest honor through one of the leading international industry corporate real estate organizations, CoreNet, for “Service Provider of the Year” for the contribution to the industry made both personally and as a firm.

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    TIM CHADWICK, PE, LEED AP

    President, Mechanical Engineer / San Jose

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    TIM CHADWICK, PE, LEED AP

    President, Mechanical Engineer / San Jose

    Tim brings expertise in project management, consulting engineering and construction administration to his work. The breadth of his experience in a wide range of projects has provided exposure to countless challenges, which he has successfully met by delivering creative and efficient solutions. He has also helps establish successful and long-term client relationships.

     

    As President overseeing AlfaTech’s San Jose Office, his leadership assures continued growth and success for this office in the heart of Silicon Valley.

     

    Tim’s expertise in project management and mechanical engineering has helped to shape the firm’s growing international mission critical practice through his oversight and involvement in a number of the firms’ data center projects for some of our most prestigious and ongoing clients both locally and internationally.

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    SAIED NAZERI, PE, CPD, LEED AP

    Partner, Mechanical Engineer / San Francisco

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    SAIED NAZERI, PE, CPD, LEED AP

    Partner, Mechanical Engineer / San Francisco

    Saied oversees San Francisco office operations as a Managing Director. Saied brings over 30 years of experience in the design of HVAC systems in a multitude of building types, providing technical expertise in high performance systems using low energy, innovative and sustainable technologies.

     

    Saied’s design oversight includes energy and operating cost studies, HVAC system selection, QC, commissioning and fire life safety/smoke control testing. He works with a number of AlfaTech’ high profile clients and projects in the very active hands‐on role of Principal in Charge.

     

    Saied’s clients currently include Uber Technologies, involving a large multi‐building development currently changing the skyline of San Francisco as we know it.

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    RICH GARRISON

    Partner, Technology

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    RICH GARRISON

    Partner, Technology

    Rich is an established IT professional, with expertise in design, procurement and implementation project management of technology and infrastructure. With over 30 years of experience, Rich specializes in mission critical data center design, telecommunications, network architecture, physical layer infrastructure and management consulting.

     

    Rich oversees AlfaTech’s Technology practice, working directly with numerous high-profile clients as principal in charge, Rich’s involvement ensures these long‐time ongoing client projects are successful and meet or exceed client’s expectations. Several of Rich’s ongoing client relationships include Advent Software, Uber Technologies, and LinkedIn in the US, as well as Singapore, Australia, and Austria.

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    DIARMUID HARTLEY

    Managing Director, Mechanical Engineer / Los Angeles

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    DIARMUID HARTLEY

    Managing Director, Mechanical Engineer / Los Angeles

    As a member of AlfaTech’s Board of Directors and leader of the Los Angeles office, Diarmuid provides strong technical expertise, leadership, and problem solving. He ensures use of the latest engineering software, energy efficient MEP product research, green design research, LEED design implementation as well as energy modeling reviews.

     

    Diarmuid acts as Principal in Charge and project manager on numerous projects and leads a variety of projects including core and shell renovations, new construction and TI.

     

    The relationships Diarmuid has fostered in the industry with direct clients, architects, brokers, project managers, developers and others provide ongoing opportunity in projects for entertainment/studios, office, educational, healthcare, and other market segments.

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    PAM BRANDON, SE, LEED AP

    Sr. Principal

    MEP Project Management

    PAM BRANDON, SE, LEED AP

    Sr. Principal

    Pam has 30 years of project management experience in design and construction. She has led international, multi-disciplinary teams to the successful completion of projects varying from small high-end residential to large concert halls, laboratories, hospitals and museums.

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    JORGE MERAZ, RCDD

    Principal, Technology / Los Angeles

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    JORGE MERAZ, RCDD

    Principal, Technology / Los Angeles

    Jorge brings over 20 years of electrical, structured cabling, information systems and telecommunications experience, with a primary emphasis on data communications (inside/outside plant), and technology infrastructure projects. Jorge provides expertise in needs assessment, systems design, project estimating, and project management for multi‐disciplined projects.

     

    Jorge oversees projects with a hands on approach, and his involvement includes many of the firm’s high-tech and corporate office clients. He has extensive experience across many market segments and can therefore provide a unique perspective to our clients.

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    ELIZABETH MONTI

    Principal, Corporate Business Development

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    ELIZABETH MONTI

    Principal, Corporate Business Development

    An industry veteran, Elizabeth leads new business development locally and worldwide, with overall responsibility for the AlfaTech’s San Francisco, Silicon Valley and Los Angeles offices, as well as the firm’s numerous international locations.

     

    Elizabeth ensures strong, trusted client relationships, forages new opportunities, and oversees marketing and corporate brand firm‐wide.

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    MARK FISHER, PE, LEED AP

    Principal, Electrical Engineer / San Jose

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    MARK FISHER, PE, LEED AP

    Principal, Electrical Engineer / San Jose

    Mark is experienced in the design and construction of educational, corporate, and hospitality projects, as well as parking garages. He is well‐versed in the preparation of programming and master plans, feasibility studies, building evaluations, and coordination studies.

     

    Mark has been the lead engineer on numerous deep green projects, where he has applied his specialty in sustainable design. Mark has acted as project manager for numerous AlfaTech clients in many sectors of our business for many of our notable clients.

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    ROHINI PENDYALA, MIES

    Senior Lighting Designer

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    ROHINI PENDYALA, MIES

    Senior Lighting Designer

    Rohini is an award‐winning lighting professional with more than 15 years’ experience in lighting design, architecture and construction. Her architectural background combined with a specialization in lighting and sustainability has driven the LEED certification of numerous projects.

     

    Rohini is well versed in lighting design concepts, control systems, simulations, renderings and code compliance. Her expertise has spanned numerous AlfaTech projects across multiple market segments and on numerous client projects.

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    REZA ZARE

    Partner, Mechanical Engineer / San Jose

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    REZA ZARE

    Partner, Mechanical Engineer / San Jose

    Reza has managed design and construction administration of a broad range of mechanical engineering, plumbing and fire protection projects, with a focus on education over 30 years.

     

    He has expertise in site infrastructure, utilities, and new construction, renovation and upgrade projects and has fostered successful long‐term relationships with school districts, clients and architects. Reza’s involvement ranges from acting as Principal in Charge, Project Manager and mechanical quality control.

     

    Reza has been involved for many years with the AIA, and a multitude of educational industry organizations. He is active in fund‐raising for K‐12 and Higher Ed institutions on an annual basis.

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    ZOHEIR GUEMMAT, PE

    Principal, Electrical Engineer / Los Angeles

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    ZOHEIR GUEMMAT, PE

    Principal, Electrical Engineer / Los Angeles

    Zoheir has more than 25 years of industrial and commercial engineering experience in the US and across the globe. He has been involved in various types of chemical, petrochemical refineries, high‐voltage substations design, industrial, institutional, civic, high education, hospitality and heavy technical projects.

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    WALKER KELLOGG, LEED AP, CSDP

    Project Manager

    MEP Project Management

    WALKER KELLOGG, LEED AP, CSDP

    Project Manager

    Over Walker’s 16-year career as an MEP project manager, he has partnered with and led dynamic MEP teams to deliver exceptional projects, including mission critical data center and flagship Class-A office space.

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    TG DAVALLOU, LEED AP

    Partner, Mechanical Engineer / San Francisco

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    TG DAVALLOU, LEED AP

    Partner, Mechanical Engineer / San Francisco

    As a Managing Director of AlfaTech’s San Francisco office, TG offers almost four decades of experience in the design of mechanical systems for state and county agencies, all levels of educational projects, healthcare including OSHPD, and a vast array of commercial facilities.

     

    TG’s expertise includes the design of HVAC, refrigeration, plumbing, water treatment and process piping systems and his client relationships are deep with direct clients and architects, and his passion is with sustainability and innovative energy solutions.

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    JOSE GONZALEZ

    Principal, Electrical Lead / San Francisco

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    JOSE GONZALEZ

    Principal, Electrical Lead / San Francisco

    Jose is a Lead Electrical Designer in San Francisco and has over 30 years of design experience.

     

    Jose has been responsible for the overall design of lighting and electrical systems of major projects from conceptual design to delivery for a myriad of facility types.

     

    Jose manages mission critical projects for one of the firm’s largest clients in locations throughout the US and internationally (client name and locations confidential).

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    MARK SMITH

    Director of Corporate IT

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    MARK SMITH

    Director of Corporate IT

    Mark oversees all internal Information Technology systems, ensuring our firm is always using the most cutting‐edge technology for our projects.

     

    Mark’s responsibilities include management of company‐wide system upgrades, troubleshooting, and technology equipment distribution.

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    JERRY GUARDANAPO, JR.

    Director of Finance

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    JERRY GUARDANAPO, JR.

    Director of Finance

    Jerry brings 15+ years’ experience in professional services financial management to his role. He is a confident leader, creating and implementing sound financial strategies to guide AlfaTech through inevitable periodic fluctuations in the market.

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    ROBERT NIXDORF, PE, LEED BD+C

    Sr. Principal, Electrical Lead / San Francisco

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    ROBERT NIXDORF, PE, LEED BD+C

    Sr. Principal, Electrical Lead / San Francisco

    Robert brings 20 years of electrical engineering and project management experience. He is an expert in complex electrical system designs, managing aggressive construction schedules, and achieving high sustainability standards.

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    MICHAEL ZEUGER, LC, LEED AP

    Principal, Electrical Lead / San Jose

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    MICHAEL ZEUGER, LC, LEED AP

    Principal, Electrical Lead / San Jose

    Michael has 27+ years of leadership and electrical engineering experience. He emphasizes a complete sustainable design approach on all projects, taking the lead in developing the most efficient, cost effective and practical solutions.

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    STACEY LIN, PE, CXA

    Sr. Principal, Mechanical Engineer / San Jose

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    STACEY LIN, PE, CXA

    Sr. Principal, Mechanical Engineer / San Jose

    Stacey has 26 years of experience in building design and energy efficiency consulting. His strong leadership and technical skills deliver innovative and sustainable solutions for every project that he leads.

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    SHYAM KUMAR, PE

    Project Manager

    MEP Project Management

    SHYAM KUMAR, PE

    Project Manager

    Shyam brings 12 years experience in design and construction of mission critical facilities, corporate campuses, aviation hydrant fueling systems, and electrical substations.  He is a strong leader and highly skilled project manager for complex multidisciplinary projects.