Joint ventures continue to be prevalent in current times. This session will explore the reasons why contractors enter into joint ventures.
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Lucki Advisors LLC (March 2014 – Present) Managing Member Providing strategic advisory services to Boards of Directors, Management Teams and Private Equity Firms in the Aerospace, Engineering & Construction, High Technology, Manufacturing and Professional Services Industries. Services include Strategy, Strategic Planning, Due Diligence, Merger and Acquisition structuring, Merger Integration and Operational Performance Improvement. Also serving as a Non Executive Board Member for Balfour Beatty plc ( a FTSE 100 Company) and a Board Member for Psomas and an Advisory Board Member for Anchor QEA, LLC and consultant to various other Boards. CH2M HILL (May 2011 – February 2014) Board of Directors CH2M HILL (October 2010 – February 2014) Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Mr. Lucki was responsible for all financial aspects of CH2M HILL’s operations including Corporate Development, Treasury, M&A, Tax, Finance and Accounting, SEC Reporting, Sarbanes Oxley Compliance, Strategy, Financial Planning and Forecasting, IT, Surety, Procurement ( Federal and Indirect), Federal (FAR and CAS) Compliance and Internal Audit. CH2M HILL is recognized as a global leader in major program management, consulting, engineering, construction, and operations for public and private clients around the world. Established in 1946, CH2M HILL operated from the beginning on four values: take care of clients, deliver great work, do right by employees and stay true to our integrity and honesty. CH2M HILL is an SEC Registrant and is an employee owned company with 18,000 shareholders and has over 28,000 employees in 80 plus countries with annual revenues of $6.3 billion. CH2M HILL manages some of the world’s most complex and significant programs, including the Panama Canal Expansion Program, infrastructure and facilities for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympics Games, the relocation of U.S. military forces in South Korea, the program management of 2022 World Cup Games in Qatar, and major sewerage upgrades in London and Abu Dhabi. In addition CH2M HILL supports projects in North America, providing clean drinking water, efficient transportation, lean production facilities, environmental remediation and safe energy that provide economic benefits to the community. Mr. Lucki has 35 years of global experience with the engineering and construction industry. During that period Mr. Lucki has been involved in over 100 mergers and acquisitions over his career, including deal structuring and negotiations, due diligence, tax structuring, complex financing issues, and merger integration. He is also experienced in financial reporting (including the Securities and Exchange Commission [SEC]), initial public offerings, risk management practices, taxation and corporate finance issues, strategic planning, and capital market transaction. Ernst & Young LLP (January 1979 – September 2010) Senior Partner – Global Leader Engineering and Construction Practice and Global Leader Infrastructure Practice Mr. Lucki joined Ernst & Young in 1979 and became a partner in 1989. He served as Ernst & Young’s Global and Americas Infrastructure Leader from 2004 to 2010 and as the Global and Americas Engineering and Construction Leader from 1994 to 2010. In his role as leader of Ernst & Young’s Engineering and Construction Industry Services Practice for the past 16 years throughout the United States and North and South America, he was also responsible for the coordination of Ernst & Young’s worldwide Engineering and Construction industry activities around the globe. This group provides services to the Engineering and Construction industry for audit and internal audit, tax, mergers and acquisitions, due diligence, process improvement, software selection, project management oversight, restructuring and strategic planning. This practice is based in 20 offices across the Americas with over 2,500 professionals serving the Engineering and Construction Industry. Mr. Lucki was also the Global and Americas Infrastructure Leader for Ernst & Young. This practice brings together all service lines within Ernst & Young which include Assurance and Audit, Tax, Transaction Advisory Services and Risk Advisory Services. The Global Infrastructure Practice creates a virtual Infrastructure group that integrates all key Industry Sectors that effect Infrastructure such as Government, Utilities, Oil & Gas, Telecommunications, Transportation, Airlines, Real Estate, Construction, and Healthcare. This practice leverages off the 20 plus years of Infrastructure experience in the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada and Spain and brings an experienced Global team to bear on any Public Private Partnership (P3) Infrastructure Project with the worldwide experience to support and complete any Project in the world. Under his leadership, Ernst & Young’s Engineering and Construction Practice grew from $50 million in annual revenue in 1994 to $550 million in annual revenue by 2010. Not only did Ernst & Young’s Engineering and Construction Practice grow exponentially in revenue, but also became the largest professional services firm providing financial related services to the Engineering and Construction Industry. Mr. Lucki has extensive experience with SEC rules and regulations and SEC filings and comment letters. Mr. Lucki is also a recognized industry expert in strategic planning, capital market transactions, due diligence, restructuring transactions, and advising clients on strategic issues related to acquisitions of engineering and construction companies. Mr. Lucki has served the following multinational clients: Fluor Corporation, Jacobs Engineering Group Inc., The Shaw Group, TRW, Inc. and Lockheed Martin; and domestic clients: Ryland Homes, William Lyon Homes and Magna Entertainment Inc. , Silgan Containers as Coordinating Audit Partner . Other engineering and construction clients he has served during his career include: AECOM Technology, ARB Inc., Black & Veatch, Chiyoda International Corporation, Cupertino Electric, CH2M Hill, Inc., E.L. Yeager Construction, Foster Wheeler, J.A. Jones, Inc., Kinetics Group Inc., LawGibb Group, McCarthy Building, Montgomery Watson Harza (MWH), MYR Group Inc., Obayashi Corporation, Parsons Corporation, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Perini Corporation, Sachs Electric Co., Sasco Electric, Schuff International, Inc., Skanska, Sverdrup, Tetra Tech, Inc., TIC-The Industrial Company, Tutor-Saliba, TRC, Inc., URS, Inc. and Washington Group (formerly Morrison Knudsen Corporation). Mr. Lucki serves on the Boards of the following Organizations : - Associated General Contractors – (AGC) – National Committee Member - Fiscal Issues Committees - CSULA – Presidents Advisory Board - California State University System Foundation Board – Trustee - Orange County United way – Tocqueville Society Committee Member - AICPA Construction Conference – Organizing Committee Member Mr. Lucki graduated from California State University Los Angeles (CSULA) with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Accounting in 1978. Mr. Lucki received the CSULA University Alumnus of the Year Award in 2014 and the CSULA College of Business and Economics Alumnus of the Year Award in 1989. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the California Society of Certified Public Accountants