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Who is Group PMX?

Group PMX LLC is a client-driven company that utilizes a proactive management approach to deliver project management, program management, construction management, and business consulting services to clients in the building, transportation, industrial, energy, and environmental sectors.

Our business is built upon the collective experience and knowledge of our staff and a commitment to deliver professional excellence across all our services.

  • We deliver projects that work, completed on time, within budget, and exceeding our clients’ quality expectations.
  • We are more than a consulting company; we are trusted advisors.
  • We bring a cross-organizational understanding to each project.
  • We get involved. We work as a true partner with all stakeholders, providing a team that serves the client’s best interests.
  • We develop and maintain a reputation based on admiration, trust, respect, and overall esteem.
  • We are a certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE).

Our Mission

Group PMX LLC is one of the leading providers of management, consultant, and leadership services to the build environment. We take extreme pride in providing innovative solutions that add value by exceeding business objectives and offering superior project management that delivers.  Our culture inspires transparency, leadership, collaboration, entrepreneurial spirit, personal growth, respect, and appreciation for one another. The experience and knowledge gained with each client and project allows us to constantly evolve our thinking, adding value to our delivery on every successive assignment.

 

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the team

Farid Cardozo

President, Chief Operating Officer

Co-Founder Farid Cardozo has played key PM/CM roles on an extensive range of institutional and public works projects for hospitals, colleges and universities, research and development facilities, airports, government buildings, highways, and environmental initiatives. He has over 20 years of experience in various aspects of pre-construction, design, construction, and program and project management, with a strong background in planning, scheduling and project controls. Mr. Cardozo is a CMAA-Certified Construction Manager (CCM).

Career Highlights: Mr. Cardozo has built a reputation as an expert in managing the complexities of patient care and research facilities, including such first-of-their-kind facilities in New York City as the Irving Cancer Research Center for Columbia University Irving Medical Center.

Michael Giaramita

Chief Executive Officer

Over the course of his 40-year career, Mr. Giaramita has worked on virtually every type of project and large program including hospitals, college and universities, research and development facilities, airports, transit, highways, bridges, environmental, petrochemical, natural gas, pipelines, MEP infrastructure, and corporate and governmental buildings. He is regarded as a take-charge leader in the fields of program/project/construction management, design management, program controls, and general construction on large and complex projects. Mr. Giaramita specializes in turning around troubled projects (e.g., contentious teams, behind-schedule, over-budget), succeeding where others have not.

Career Highlights: Mr. Giaramita developed Group PMX’s innovative CM Neutral SM approach to managing and balancing the conflicting relationships commonly found on construction projects. He has also authored several articles on program management and change orders, and successfully saved clients millions of dollars by applying his exceptional management and technical skills. He is regarded as an industry expert in negotiation, planning and scheduling, cost control, overall program controls, and project and team organization. His accomplishments on the Southwest Freeway Reconstruction Program in Texas won him industry recognition, featured in Engineering News Record.

James Ferrara

Transportation Director

Mr. Ferrara is a highly respected transportation executive for his expertise in program and construction management of public projects including vehicular tunnels, bridges, orthotropic bridge decks, infrastructure projects, facility structures, and electronic tolling facilities. Prior to joining Group PMX, Mr. Ferrara worked for the New York State Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) for over 39 years in positions with high levels of responsibility and visibility, including MTA Bridges & Tunnels Vice President of Operations, President of MTA Bridges & Tunnels, Interim President of the New York City Transit Authority, and MTA Executive Officer of Operations. Over the course of his career, Mr. Ferrara has developed strong client relationships in both the public and private sectors and has leveraged his ability to unite diverse entities to collaborate on unique opportunities to serve the public good.

Career Highlights: Mr. Ferrara has played key roles on many MTA projects of recent years, notably the completion and opening of the Hudson Yards subway station, the first electronic tolling facility at the Henry Hudson Bridge, the restoration of the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel after 9/11, and rehabilitation of both the Queens Midtown and Hugh Carey Tunnels after Super Storm Sandy.



Simon James

Director Business Consulting Services

Mr. James is a seasoned construction professional with over 20 years of experience in pre-construction, design, construction, and program and project management. He possesses a strong background in project controls, especially cost and change order management, as well as budgeting and financial analysis, estimating and auditing. Mr. James’s experience encompasses a broad range of markets, specifically aviation, government, healthcare, education, and high-end residential. As an expert in negotiating change orders, his success in dealing with trade contractors brings tremendous value to every client he serves. Mr. James’s greatest asset is his ability to institute strict and consistent project governance. He sets the rules for engagement at project/program initiation, outlining communication processes and expectations, and his leadership drives the project to successful conclusion. He develops and motivates functional teams that understand their roles and responsibilities and are empowered and accountable to get things done.

Career Highlights: Mr. James has built an outstanding track record on large capital improvement projects by applying his experience in order to cultivate and maintain relationships between the parties, resolve change orders in a timely and fair manner, and mitigating their impact on cost and schedule. Specific examples of his success are the American Airlines Terminal at JFK and the and Delta Air Lines Terminals at LaGuardia airports.

Frank DarConte, PhD, AIA

Project Executive

Dr. DarConte is a licensed architect in New York State with a successful track record of leading project teams delivering complex building programs. Dr. DarConte is an advocate of “project first” thinking, applying both his theoretical and his practice-based expertise in construction project delivery to focus on the building of collaborative, high-performance teams. Project team alignment process models, resulting from his research at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering, are currently being utilized by the State University Construction Fund and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority as team building and risk management tools. Dr. DarConte holds a PhD in Civil Engineering from New York University’s Tandon School of Engineering, where he also holds an appointment as a research professor. His research interests are focused on New York State public sector construction project delivery, conducting ongoing investigations related to industry best practices through Tandon’s Department of Civil and Urban Engineering – IDC Innovation Hub.

Career Highlights: For over two decades, Dr. DarConte has served as a senior construction management executive, providing pre-construction and construction phase services for both private and public sector clients at a regional and national scale. He has overseen the construction of complex building programs, under a variety of delivery methods, for the successful completion of more than $1 billion of diverse projects, including K-12, higher education, commercial, institutional, sports facilities, and multi-family housing. His credits include several highly visible, large-scale metro area projects such as EAB Plaza, Uniondale, NY, the USPS GMF/VMF at Spring Creek, Brooklyn, and the West Campus Tournament Facility at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, Flushing Meadows, N.Y.

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