Coo – Architecture/Engineering/Interior Design



1,001-5,000 employees

Integrated design firm enhancing human life

Social Impact

$220,000 - $265,000

Discretionary Bonuses

Senior, Expert

Remote in USA

Required Skills
Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)
  • Bachelor's degree required. Master's degree preferred.
  • A minimum of 10 years of related experience in an Operations Executive role with proven experience in successful and profitable operational leadership and management for A/E/ID practices.
  • Experience working for firms with 500+ staff and multi-locations preferred.
  • Strong knowledge of and experience with best-in-class practices, policies, and procedures.
  • Ability to motivate, organize and respond to employees of many different areas of expertise and levels.
  • Strong change management skills & experience.
  • Excellent business, analytical, managerial, leadership and budget planning skills.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Phenomenal interpersonal and relationship building skills.
  • A self-starter who can take an idea to completion and motivate the team around bringing it to reality.
  • Commitment to design excellence and innovation around sustainability and energy use.
  • Ability to roll out training programs around business and project delivery practices.
  • This role will require approximately 30% travel, primarily in North America.
  • Leading business process design and implementation for achieving design excellence, technical proficiency, and firm profitability.
  • Be a champion of a highly integrated and highly collaborative design led approach to our work.
  • Lead the Business Practice Leaders of Operations, Quality and Sustainability Teams (direct reports) to effectively forecast revenues and staffing levels across the A/E/ID disciplines.
  • Liaison with leaders in Consulting and Facility Optimization Solutions delivery workstreams.
  • Establish oversight of project delivery, pricing strategies, seeking to maintain the firm’s competitive position.
  • Ensure project management approaches and tools are used effectively to deliver exceptional and profitable projects, implement, and lead new practices and processes.
  • Maintain contact with key firm clients as needed.
  • Contribute to business plans, strategies and methodologies necessary for the continuing growth and development of the firm.
  • Development of programs and initiatives around A/E/ID business practices. This includes mentorship and training of our next generation leaders.
  • Contribute to pursuits around Alternate Delivery (IPD, P3 and DB). Focus on integrated practice delivery and other alternative delivery approaches, ensuring transformative tools take hold and swiftly push new project delivery methods forward.
  • Build our brand internally and externally as a firm of technical and operational excellence through giving presentations and writing articles and papers.
  • Create, centralize, and build scalable business practices and processes for A//ID practice with accountability and visibility in mind.
  • Implement financial procedures in tandem with our Chief Financial Officer and organizational policies and with other leadership members such as Technology, Human Resources, etc. to drive positive results.
  • Monitor project performance and oversee audits, directing changes as necessary to ensure satisfactory results.
  • Strategically manage, organize, and lead employees from across A/E/ID locations to ensure efficiency – through our Single Firm Multiple Offices (SFMO) operating model.
  • Personal accountability in advancing innovative project delivery while working closely with the CEO and Management / Core Team on firm initiatives.
  • Ensure that we are making timely and appropriate talent decisions which include: Licensure, Certification (Project Managers).
  • Be a champion for Diversity Equity and Inclusion-Ensure proper skill development and team build-out
  • Ensure that there is adequate talent to perform each required role on the team
  • Hourly rates and utilization expectations to achieve goals
  • Engage with firmwide Design, Market, Engineering, Quality leaders and Office Practice Leaders to actualize our initiatives for growth and key talent goals.
  • Partner with Executive Director of Design and CIO to promote the use of innovative design technologies throughout the firm that drive quality, efficiency, design excellence and sustainability.
  • Partner with Management / Core Team members to advance and execute strategic initiatives including merger and acquisitions, top line fee capture, client engagement, and recruiting strategies that drive overall firm growth.

CannonDesign stands out as a leading integrated design firm, employing over 1,000 creative thinkers dedicated to addressing complex societal challenges through their unique Living-Centered Design approach. This approach focuses on the intricate interdependencies between people, businesses, communities, society, and the environment, aiming to improve human life. The firm's commitment to equity in education, accessible healthcare, and inclusive communities, alongside its continuous exploration of new ideas, has earned it recognition as one of the world's most forward-thinking companies.

Company Stage


Total Funding



New York, New York



Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth