Shilpa L. Clark
Education: MBA - Baruch College, Zicklin School of Business
Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering - New York University Tandon School of Engineering
Shilpa Clark joined the Dispute Resolution group in the New York office as a Senior Manager in October 2018. She has 15 years of experience in the industry, with a background in Civil Engineering, project management, construction claims analysis and litigation support. Shilpa holds her B.S. in Civil Engineering from NYU Tandon School of Engineering, and her MBA from Baruch College.
With her wealth of experience with claims, dispute avoidance and resolution, and risk management, Mrs. Clark’s role within the Dispute Resolution division will allow her to drive solutions and value for our clients and help manage the dispute resolution and expert witness service line.
Before joining the firm, Mrs. Clark was a Design Engineer, planning and designing (electrical, plumbing, structure, etc.) mixed-use structures in New York and Pennsylvania following all applicable building codes. Prior she worked as a Project Manager for Ports America, where she managed their $500M Capital Expansion Program of the 270+ acre Marine Terminal in New Jersey. In her time with FTI Consulting, Mrs. Clark provided services in litigation support, cost analysis and claims management.
Education: Master of Business Administration - UCLA Anderson
Bachelor of Science - Cornell University
Mr. Jarkow is the Chief Financial Officer of Vidaris, Inc. and a member of the executive leadership team.
Bringing over 25 years of finance experience to Vidaris, Lloyd’s responsibilities include accounting, financial reporting, treasury, financial planning and analysis, and tax.
With past positions within the real estate, telecommunications and engineering services sectors, Lloyd has led both public and private companies through rapid growth, international expansion and complex restructuring. His strengths include corporate finance, strategic planning, financial planning and analysis, investor relations and mergers and acquisitions.
Registered Architect: NY
Professional Engineer: NY
Additional Certifications: LEED AP
Education: Bachelor of Architectural Engineering - The Pennsylvania State University
Mr. Nathan Walker has over 20 years of diverse architectural experience focused on technical design consulting, feasibility, and forensics throughout the US and abroad. He has worked on many prestigious buildings in New York and overall has been involved in more than 200 projects ranging from large-scale new developments and campuses to the preservation and adaptation of landmark buildings.
Education: Masters in Finance - Keller Graduate School of Management
Bachelor of Arts in Accounting - Dowling College
Mr. Waller serves as Vice President, Human Resources & Administration for the enterprise. He has enterprise-wide responsibility for Human Resources, Information Technology and Administration. Functions include but are not limited to: workplace effectiveness, benefits, compensation, recruiting, employee relations, communications, leadership development, performance management, payroll, system infrastructure, data recovery, facility management, and overall Corporate Operations integration and support.
Mr. Waller was part of the team that integrated the legacy brands Israel Berger and Associates (IBA) and Viridian Energy & Environmental into Vidaris from a legal, compliance, and operational perspective. He was also directly involved in integrating Lucius Pitkin (now LPI, Inc.) into the corporate structure, redefining benefit programs and implementing newer technology to manage Human Capital.
He has 19 years of experience in human resources, financial and human capital systemsplatforms, M & A activities and integration, global shared service centers, budgets and organizational management with prominent industry leading organizations domestically and internationally such as Brookfield Asset Management, Tribune Company, and CDW. Mr. Waller holds a Master’s in Business Administration with a major in Finance, along with an undergraduate degree in Accounting.
Registered Architect: CT, FL, MA, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, TX, VA, Puerto Rico
Education: Bachelor of Architecture - University of Miami
Mr. Marc Weissbach is a Registered Architect with expertise in building enclosure systems since 1987. He is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of Vidaris, Inc. and is a member of the Board of Directors.
Mr. Weissbach recognized the ever-widening gap amongst building ownership, design professionals, and construction specialists as building systems have become more complex and codes have become more stringent. He has been transforming the firm to view buildings holistically, to respond to the most efficient, effective solutions that meet performance and operational goals and objectives.
Active in Code development, Mr. Weissbach serves as Chair of the New York City Department of Buildings Construction Requirements and Materials Committee, responsible for reviewing the Building Code for revision. He is a member of the Department of Buildings Managing Committee and is called upon by governing agencies of other jurisdictions to share knowledge and experience for incorporation into model codes. Recognized as an expert in his field, he assists in resolving construction related failures and disputes, his testimony has been recorded in Local, State and Federal matters, and he is listed on he American Arbitration Association’s National Roster of Arbitrators and Mediators for large commercial and construction disputes.
Mr. Weissbach has experience working with LEED-Certified projects and has an extensive portfolio of projects in all market sectors. Notable projects include Freedom Tower (Tower One) at the World Trade Center as well as Tower 4 and the National September 11th Museum and Memorial.
Registered Architect: CA, NY
Education: Bachelor of Architecture - The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art
Mr. Kevin Kavanagh is an architect specializing in the design and construction of building envelopes. As Director, Southwest Region, Mr. Kavanagh leads Vidaris’ growth opportunities for the West Coast, with an initial focus on California.
Kevin has experience working across numerous project types including healthcare, residential, commercial and institutional. His extensive experience includes a variety of building envelope assemblies for new construction, landmark restoration, reclad/ overclad and specialty structures.
He has assisted numerous project teams and worked closely on complex façades with many internationally recognized architects such as Pelli Clark Pelli, Foster and Partners, Murphy Jahn, Studio Libeskind, Gensler, SOM and many others.
Mr. Kavanagh’s career in the AEC industry spans over 20 years. Originally joining a predecessor of Vidaris, Israel Berger & Associates (IBA), in 1998, he then continued his career progression to work as an Architect in Southern California in 2008 for CO Architects where he was a leader of their facade design team before returning to work at Vidaris.
Education: Master of Science in Real Estate – New York University, New York, New York
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering – Clarkson University, Potsdam, New York
Mr. LiMandri joined Vidaris in 2014, bringing with him strategic leadership experience and innovation. Mr. LiMandri oversees the company’s Code Advisory division, delivering comprehensive solutions based on a deep understanding of building code and NYC zoning. He also explores strategic service offerings that can bridge current gaps within the complex real estate and construction market in New York City and other metropolitan markets around the country. Mr. LiMandri also serves as a member of the Management Committee.
Before joining Vidaris, Mr. LiMandri served as New York City Department of Buildings Commissioner. He is an operational executive with a history of leadership in commercial real estate, construction, development standards, and oversight—with a tenure punctuated by widespread changes in building safety standards, technology initiatives, green building innovation, and code updates. Drawing on his background in fiscal oversight and P&L management, he has managed budgets exceeding $200M, in addition to a team of 1,100 attorneys, engineers, inspectors, and architects.
His leadership impact can be felt throughout the city’s real estate industry with enhanced safety awareness, stringent mandates for construction, and quality and advances in sustainability. In addition, his innovative approach to technology utilization has saved his customers millions in staff time, while boosting customer satisfaction with the launch of cutting-edge online collaboration tools such as the paperless virtual approval of plans at the HUB, 3D site safety review, and a smart phone app.
Mr. LiMandri has also held positions at Realfoundations as a management consultant, Jones Lang LaSalle managing Class A office, Columbia University, and Honeywell Corporation.
Registered Architect: NY
Education: Master in Architecture - Harvard University Graduate School of Design
Bachelor of Architecture – Princeton University
After attending Princeton University’s School of Architecture and Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, Mr. William Logan spent seven years in Europe working with Renzo Piano, Richard Rogers, Peter Rice and Frei Otto on several innovative and challenging building projects. Upon his return to the U.S., he has had the privilege of working with numerous internationally-known architects including Cesar Pelli, Norman Foster, Bernard Tschumi and many others, on numerous projects.
As an Architect, he specializes in implementing the designer’s architectural intent through vigorous analysis and studies, presented in sketch form. In addition, he draws on a deep background and understanding of performance requirements, fabrication technologies, testing and constructability issues. He has served as a primary curtain wall consultant for some of the tallest and most complex buildings in the world, including the Twin Towers of the Kuala Lumpur City Center, International Finance Center of Hong Kong and many others.
Developers and Architects have depended on Mr. Logan’s advice and counsel on selecting cladding systems, design criteria and contracting parties on some of the world’s highest profile projects. His work encompasses many building types, including commercial, residential, academic and medical in the United States, Europe, and South America.
Professional Engineer: FL, NY
Education: Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering, Structural Concentration - Drexel University
Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering - Drexel University
With the firm since 2010, Mr. Zachary Nord specializes in the design, testing and construction of exterior building envelope systems. System experience includes various facade types (curtain wall, window wall, masonry, terra cotta, metal panels, brick veneer, and precast concrete) as well as the varying roofing and waterproofing applications (re-roofs, repairs, leak investigations, new roofs, plazas, below-grade) for both new and existing buildings.
In 2016, Mr. Nord became the Director - Southeast Region, heading Vidaris’ Miami office and coordinating all efforts there for both new and existing buildings. He also serves as Director of Roofing and Waterproofing, managing a team working on a range of projects varying from complicated to iconic to everything in between.
In his role, Mr. Nord leads design consulting, forensic investigations, supervises shop and site inspections, and monitors laboratory mock-up tests for new ground up construction as well as existing buildings. Additionally, he has experience with exterior envelope-related insurance claim support due to natural disasters, dispute resolution and litigation support.
Professional Engineer: NY, PA, Ontario
Education: Postgraduate Diploma in Construction Project Management – University of Dublin (Trinity College), Ireland
Bachelor Degree in Applied Science and Engineering, Civil Engineering – University of Toronto, Canada
Mr. Popadynec is a Professional Engineer with over 17 years of international building envelope expertise. The breadth of his experience spans consulting, design, testing, manufacturing, installation, special inspection and rehabilitation. He has focused primarily on new construction and has completed over 50 ground-up building projects. Assisting clients from the conceptual stages of a project through completion, he has participated in laboratory mock-ups where wall specimens were tested for air/water infiltration, high wind loading, extreme seismic movement and blast resistance. He has investigated facade-related failures on several iconic buildings. Mr. Popadynec has a sound understanding of various technologies and how to combine them into a robust, economical and sustainable enclosure. He provides his clients value-added ideas, up-to-date industry knowledge and a practical know-how gained from years on project sites.
A skilled communicator and thoughtful leader, Mr. Popadynec effectively manages a team of over 40 consultants and inspectors and is currently a part of several technical committees that are developing the next generation of industry standards and building codes. He was promoted to Director of New Construction Facades in 2016. Mr. Popadynec had his start in New York in 2002 managing stone panel repair and reconstruction at three buildings damaged on 9/11. He is especially proud and honored to have consulted and managed the building envelope inspections for two of the new towers that rose at Ground Zero.