Upon request I’d be happy to provide a specific list of references relevant to your situation and needs. Below are some of the recent testimonials I have received from colleagues in the Architectural / Engineering / Construction sector:

“Howard is the best marketing and business development professional I have worked with in my career. Over 15 years at Anshen+Allen and NBBJ I benefitted from his strategic planning and tactical execution skills. Time and again, his extraordinary work created a position of advantage over the competition. His expertise spans the entire process from identifying opportunities, doing background research, guiding the creation of proposals, creating a strategic plan, developing a tactical approach, and coaching the interview team.

Howard is deeply serious about his work and cares about his colleagues, with a deep respect for design professionals and their values. He can make you successful in your pursuit of the most rewarding work with the best clients. I recommend him without reservation.”

John E. “Jack” MacAllister, FAIA
2013 Recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award, American Institute of Architects (AIA) California Council 

“I have had the privilege of working with Howard as a partner for 12 years at MBT and Perkins+Will and have greatly valued his counsel on the full spectrum of challenges facing the design professions and our clients in this rapidly changing world. He is an exceptional strategic thinker grounded in a wealth of professional design practice experience.

In addition to providing leadership in marketing, he has been instrumental in formulating strategic organizational change and facilitating implementation. A thoughtful listener and clear communicator, he has effectively worked with, and coached, firm leaders to collaboratively achieve successful outcomes. I heartily endorse Howard as a trusted adviser.”

Russ Drinker, AIA
Managing Director, HOK San Francisco

“Howard has proven himself to be an incredibly valuable asset to his partners, his teammates and especially his clients. I always appreciated the opportunity to work with Howard.”

Chris Shay, Director of Facilities and Capital Planning
Stanford University School of Humanities and Sciences

“You are one of the finest marketers and knowledgeable professionals I have had the pleasure to meet. While at NIH, I have dealt with a great number of marketing staff and you are at the top of the list.”

Walter Armstrong, Project Officer
NIH (National Institutes of Health)

“I have worked with Howard Weiss for over 30 years and have come to appreciate and benefit from his unique capabilities in marketing and in business development for the California building design and construction communities. Howard possesses exceptional abilities to not only identify opportunities and connect with the client’s decision makers but also to position his teams with winning proposal and interview strategies. His insights regarding best approaches and key issues have helped to make design teams successful in many major project awards. My firm has been the recipient of many of these wins for which we are grateful for Howard’s leadership.”

Joe Sutton, Senior VP
Thornton Tomasetti [Structural Engineer]

“Howard clearly understands the importance of the big picture and has the skills to build consensus among team members, leading to a focused and dedicated development of the details which are needed to complete the task at hand.”

Peter Emerson, Managing Director
EDA Architects, Salt Lake City, UT

“You were a great spokesperson for Perkins+Will; make no mistake about it.”

David Meyer, President
Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute

“You always represented Perkins+Will in such a positive light with great enthusiasm and with the highest degree of professionalism, and an impressive knowledge about leading industry trends and projects. You stand out to me as one of the most engaged and energetic members at SCUP, highly liked by his fellow SCUP members.”

John White, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Capital Development
University of California, Merced

“Howard is a true professional. He is immensely knowledgeable and cares deeply about his organization, colleagues and responsibilities. It was a true pleasure working with him.”

Jim McCormick, Managing Principal