Colin is Managing Director of Imperium Consulting Group. He is a 25-year financial services industry veteran, having previously worked at three global professional services firms. Colin brings extensive experience working with clients to shape strategies to resolve complex claims and protect capital project investments. He has successfully built and managed a consulting business through both acquisition and organic growth strategies. He brings an entrepreneurial vision to Imperium that prioritizes client service, professional excellence across disciplines, and colleague engagement, where client solutions are delivered with agility and creativity. Colin will tell you he’s an avid runner, counts cook outs as an outdoor activity, and has logged close to 3,000 hours flying a variety of aircraft.
- BS in Business Administration, La Salle University
- MBA, Duke University Fuqua School of Business
- Construction Management Studies, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech)
- Professional Accreditations: CFF, CITP, CCA, CPA
Joseph Stella, Chief Operating Officer, Managing Director for Imperium Consulting Group. He is a 30-year construction industry veteran with broad experience from field operations to executive leadership. He is applying operational principles garnered over decades of managing a construction company and complex projects to now managing the daily operations of Imperium, putting in place both a nimble and organized structure, with defined processes and protocols applied to fulfilling client engagements. Joe provides expertise managing engagements and performing various consulting and project advisory services for the engineering and construction industries. His focus areas include project risk assessments, project and contract audits, contract claims, insurance claims, executive management consultation and dispute resolution. Joe has noted, “I enjoy adapting my real-life experiences and lessons-learned in business to the current challenges and problems that our clients face, leading to practical and proven solutions.” Joe is an avid golfer and photographer with a sly wit and sense of humor, unlike Colin.
- BS in Civil Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
- Juris Doctor, New England School of Law
- Professional Affiliations: AGC of America, AGC of Massachusetts
Arnie is Managing Director of Imperium Consulting Group, based in New York City. In this role he brings more than 30 years insurance industry experience to organizations seeking risk management services in preparing, managing, and recovering from complex economic loss. Arnie is an attorney with expertise in all aspects of property and casualty insurance law, appraisals, and claims. As an entrepreneur, Arnie has built successful consulting groups that have resolved claims more than $10 billion for clients across myriad industries. These losses include some of the largest property and business interruption claims in history, arising out of catastrophes such as September 11th, hurricanes Katrina and Sandy, as well as losses from the 2020 Pandemic. Arnie shares his greatest take-away from the industry: “Although we deal in a business of catastrophic loss, we also get to experience the greatest in humanity following a disaster. The outpouring of support and overwhelming response from communities, and beyond, refocuses attention on recovery and resiliency. The human spirit is powerful and can shine bright in dark times.” Arnie is an avid golfer, lover of baseball, history, and The Beatles. He is most passionate about his family and friends and cherishes his role as a visiting lecturer at several universities.
- BA in Economics, Bucknell University
- Juris Doctor, St. Johns School of Law
- American Bar Association: New York & New Jersey Bars
- Numerous Federal Courts, including the United States Supreme Court
Frank is Managing Director of Imperium Consulting Group based in New York. Over his 20-year career, Frank has been recognized as an expert and thought leader in the isolation, quantification, and professional presentation of financial loss for organizations across the globe. As an entrepreneur, Frank has been at the center of creating consultancies that have helped his clients recover over $10 Billion dollars in economic losses arising from construction delays, business interruption, party disputes, natural disasters, pandemics, white-collar crimes, and cyber-attacks. Frank is also frequently appointed as an Arbitrator, Appraiser or Expert Witness in complex financial disputes. Outside of work, Frank can be found running around town to watch his three daughters figure skate, play basketball and play softball.
- BS in Criminal Justice, Rutgers University
- Executive MBA, Lubin School of Business, Pace University
- Construction Finance Management, Columbia University
- Professional Accreditations: CRIS, ARM, CyRM
Anita Bernstein is a Senior Director for Imperium Consulting Group. She specializes in project scheduling, contract performance audits, contract claims and disputes, property insurance claims, Builders Risk claims, and Subcontractor Default claims. Anita has extensive and diverse experience working in the construction industry for 35 years, including over 25 years providing expert consulting services relating to scope, time and money. Anita has worked with owners, general contractors, mechanical prime contractors, attorneys, and consultants in both the public and private sector on projects both large and small throughout the United States and U.K. She supports clients at any point in the construction life cycle by providing services including developing, auditing, and managing project schedules; quantifying schedule delays, contract administration, project controls advisory, and dispute resolution.
- BS in Civil Engineering, Pennsylvania State University
- Professional Affiliations: PSP
Fran Brenner is a Human Resource and Operations professional with 30 years of experience across various industries. She brings this expertise to her role as Imperium's Operations Coordinator, helping to improve processes that maximize efficiency and enhance the quality of our clients’ experience. Fran also supports the recruitment of talent as part of Imperium's strategic growth plan. In her free time, Fran loves to travel with her family and friends and counts Italy as her favorite destination.
Joe is Senior Director of Imperium Consulting Group based in Philadelphia. During his extensive career, Joe has accumulated thirty years of experience working in various aspects of the Insurance Industry, including working for both the policyholder and the carrier. Joe has spent the majority of his career consulting and providing forensic accounting services, damage management, and financial investigation support for national and international clients. Joe’s particular insurance expertise includes commercial property claim preparation, business interruption, builder’s risk, construction delay and defect, cyber-attack claims, expert witness, and other property/casualty insurance matters. He has also worked as a Chief Financial Officer within the private sector.
Outside of work, Joe is passionate about his family, cooking, the New York Yankees, and the Arsenal Football Club.
- BS in Accounting, Villanova University
- Professional Accreditations: CPA, CFF, CRIS, ERIS
Steve is a Senior Director of Imperium Consulting Group. For 40 years he has accumulated experience serving the engineering, construction, power, manufacturing, oil and gas and pharmaceutical sectors both domestically and internationally. Experienced in contract dispute resolution and extensive claims and litigation experience providing financial damages calculations including expert reports and has testified as an expert witness. Steve has provided consultancy services including capital project management and controls. He has experience with multi-million-dollar proposal review, contractor selection, drafting, negotiating and management of contracts, project advisory services, project development process oversight and contactor audits including forensic review and analysis.
- BS in Construction Engineering Technology, Spring Garden College
- MBA, Monmouth University
Hunter Williams is a Senior Director for Imperium Consulting Group, with 30 years of experience, working out of the Atlanta office. Hunter’s services include the quantification of economic loss relating to first-party property and business interruption insurance claims, third-party liability claims, contract claims, product recall/product liability, and fidelity matters. Hunter is frequently retained by large organizations across a variety of industry sectors, through law firms, or referred by risk advisors and insurance brokers.
During his career Hunter has handled numerous large, complex, multi-million dollar claims. He has also assisted clients dealing with mass tort cases in determining strategies for settlements with the large numbers of claimants to avoid class action status. Hunter has assisted in fraud and employee theft investigations by conducting interviews, preparing loss calculations and presenting the findings to insurance carriers and other potential responsible parties. He has extensive experience assisting clients recover after catastrophic events, both within and outside the US.
- BS in Administration/Accounting, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- Professional Affiliations: CPA, Georgia
Chris is a Director at Imperium Consulting Group. Chris adds to Imperium’s credentialing across a range of client solutions, including complex insurance claims, complex cyber claims, representation and warranty claims, construction related claims, matters involving litigation, data analytics and corporate recovery. Chris is a 16-year financial advisory services industry veteran and has been providing complex damages analysis, litigation support and consulting services for clients on a wide variety of matters in various industries, including, but not limited to, energy, real estate, healthcare, and manufacturing. In addition, Chris has experience in fraud investigations (fidelity claims), litigation support/dispute resolution consulting, financial and operational restructurings, and eDiscovery. MA in International Relations and National Security, St. Mary’s University.
- BBA in Finance and Management, University of Texas
- Professional Accreditations: CFE
- Professional Affiliations: ACFE, YPE, Houston RIMS Chapter
Morgan is a Senior Manager of Imperium Consulting Group based in New York. She has extensive experience valuing economic losses, specifically for business interruption and property damage insurance claims. She has handled complex claims across a variety of different industries, including hospitality, renewable energy, higher education, healthcare services, religious institutions, manufacturing, real estate, and retail. Morgan also has experience quantifying financial losses for business valuation, litigation support matters, fraud examinations and FEMA recoveries on behalf of clients.
- BSBA in Accounting and Financial Management, Bucknell University
- Professional Accreditations: CPA, CFE
Drew is a Senior Consultant for Imperium Consulting Group. He provides a range of services that assist with the critical analysis of financial data and economic loss. Drew has a focus in quantifying economic damages, cost analysis, and data validation. During his career, Drew has been involved in consulting on government contract claims, subcontractor default insurance claims, business interruption quantification, among others.
- BS in Economics and Business Administration degree majoring in Finance. The University of New Hampshire.
Jon-Alec Parker is a Senior Consultant for Imperium Consulting Group. His focus is on performing data analysis, validation, and economic modeling on a variety of financial claims and advisory engagements. He has helped prepare insurance claims, including those under property, business interruption, builders risk, and subcontractor default insurance. He has investigated costs for construction contract and delay claims, including those involving government contracts. Jon-Alec is also responsible for developing and implementing several of Imperium’s technology solutions and focus areas, helping to customize IT tools and processes to support and add efficiency to client engagements. In addition to using technology solutions for work involving claims or construction project audits, Jon-Alec has also designed and implemented financial management systems that help improve the way organizations use internal data as part of progressive decision making around operations. He is based out of the Atlanta, GA Imperium office.
- BS in Commerce and Business Administration degree majoring in Finance and Management Information Systems. The University of Alabama
Amy Miller, Finance, Imperium Consulting Group, uses her business background to provide consulting and administrative assistance to colleagues and clients in area of work product analysis, engagement billing and project administration. Amy brings her 15 years of results orientated sales and management experience across various industries to Imperium. Her practice includes developing client relationships, identifying talent and building teams in enhancing operational excellence to achieve the firm’s business goals.
- BS in Business Administration, University of Mary Washington
Dawn Sandomeno, Client Development, Imperium Consulting Group, is based in New York. In addition to Dawn’s experience in claims consulting, dispute resolution and business development, she brings over 15 years of expertise as a brand management and marketing strategist for Fortune 500 companies. Dawn is passionate about her family and loves to travel and enjoy her home on the Jersey Shore in her free time.
- BA in Economics, University of Delaware
David is Senior Director for Imperium Consulting Group based in Boston. During his extensive career, David has accumulated over twenty years of experience in forensic and investigative accounting, analyzing business interruption and extra expense insurance claims, performing inventory valuations, conducting fidelity investigations, and performing fraud investigations. He has also been retained as an expert to assist in the evaluation of litigated matters and has authored federal and state expert reports, testified at arbitration, and provided deposition testimony on behalf of major insurance carriers, law firms, and corporations. Outside work, David enjoys spending time with his family, especially either coaching or cheering on his three daughters in softball, basketball and soccer. In the warmer months David enjoys boating and teaching his girls his secret fishing spots.
- BS in Accounting, University of Rhode Island
- MS in Taxation, Bryant University
- Professional Accreditations: CPA - Rhode Island
Mergim is a consultant for Imperium Consulting Group. He provides a range of services that assist with the critical analysis of financial data and economic loss. Mergim joined Imperium from Binghamton University, graduating in 2022 with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. When he is not at work for our clients, he enjoys the outdoors, playing sports, and trying new foods where ever he travels.
- Binghamton University, Bachelor of Arts, Economics
Sherry Hu is a Senior Manager of Imperium Consulting Group with over 10 years of experience in construction. Her background includes oil and gas, steel fabrication, transportation, industrial process plants, buildings, mining, and infrastructure / utility projects. Sherry has spent several years working directly for contractors on site for construction projects across Canada, including two years in Fort McMurray. Her roles at construction sites were in a project controls capacity ranging from project scheduling, contractor supervision and coordination, estimating, contract administration, and change management. She was in charge of developing monthly schedule updates and tracking costs and quantities for monthly pay applications. Sherry’s years of “boots on the ground” experience combined with her roles leading project controls teams in construction have proven valuable in her ability to forensically analyze schedule and cost impacts for construction claims. This includes developing construction damages and performing Critical Path Method (“CPM”) schedule delay analyses in support of claims and expert reports.
- BEng in Computer Science and Technology, Harbin Institute of Technology
- MSc in Construction Engineering and Management, University of Alberta
- Professional Accreditations: Planning and Scheduling Professional (PSP)
Jordan is a Senior Director for Imperium Consulting Group, based in the Bellevue, Washington office. Jordan works extensively on contractor damage claims, forensic accounting investigations, and surety and fidelity claims. Jordan is a seasoned practitioner with over 48 years of accounting experience, 34 of which have been focused almost exclusively on the construction industry. His expertise includes surety and fidelity claim investigations, the preparation or defense of contractor assertive claims, and preparation of termination for convenience settlement proposals. Jordan’s prior work history includes over 30 years as a partner of a highly respected Pacific Northwest construction-oriented consulting group, 4 ½ years as Accounting Manager in the Claims Department of Reliance Surety Company, a stint as controller for a Seattle mechanical contractor, and working at CPA firms. Jordan is an organizer of the Western States Surety Conference and a regular speaker on surety claims and construction accounting issues at industry conferences. He enjoys skiing and, when the lifts aren’t running, sailing or hiding out in his cabin on San Juan Island.
- BA. in Accounting, University of Massachusetts
- Certified Public Accountant, Washington and California
- Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants
- Member of the National Bond Claims Association
Gary is Managing Director of Imperium Consulting Group, based in Bellevue, Washington. During his 30 plus year career Gary has gained the confidence of general contractors, subcontractors, project owners and attorneys for the preparation and defense of contractor assertive damages claims. Gary began his career with Ernst & Young, and for the last 30 plus years focused exclusively on the construction industry, gaining extensive experience in the preparation and defense of assertive contractor claims, preparation of termination for convenience settlement proposals, construction related cost analyses, implementation of accounting and project management systems, and analysis of contractor’s financial statements. Prior to joining Imperium Consulting Group Gary was a Partner of The Sutor Group, a renowned construction consulting practice in the Pacific Northwest where he serviced the construction industry.
Gary has been engaged as an expert witness at trial, arbitration, and mediation, and has lectured in various areas, such as quantification of construction damages, project management topics, cost accounting, and contractor financial statement analysis.
- BS in Accounting, Western Washington University
- Professional Accreditations: Certified Public Accountant, Washington
- Member – American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Todd is Managing Director of Imperium Consulting Group, based in Bellevue, Washington. He is a professional civil engineer with over 25 years of experience in the design and construction industry. This experience includes working directly for designers, contractors, and claims consulting firms. Todd’s expertise includes claims development and analyses with a focus on Critical Path Method (CPM) scheduling, cost impacts, productivity / inefficiency analyses, change order assessments and performance review. He has produced expert reports and testified in arbitration domestically and internationally, including American Arbitration Association (AAA), International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) rules, and others. Todd has testified as a construction expert in the US, Canada, Mexico, and Europe.
- BS in civil engineering, University of Washington
- MBA, Arizona State University
- Professional Accreditations: Professional Engineer (PE). Certified Cost Professional (CCP), Certified Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Forensic Claims Consultant (CFCC)