David R. Zimmerman

David R. Zimmerman is a Finance and Operations Consultant with extensive experience in building and leading the finance and operations functions of high performing, multi-office, global professional business. Prior big four background; diversified experience covering all aspects of accounting, finance and operations, including – risk management/legal, international business, human resources, real estate/facilities and technology. Proven ability to make contributions to achieve financial goals, develop affiliate businesses and lead successfully through periods of organizational and strategic change.

Mr. Zimmerman has over 35 years experience in the areas of operations, finance and accounting in private, middle market companies in the AEC environment. Additionally, he worked in the securities industry as a Controller of a NYSE member firm. He began his career with Deloitte + Touche. He has worked in various areas of the real estate, construction and AE industries including:
Real Estate Development
Construction Management / Design-Build
Professional services -Architecture/ Engineering
In addition to his deep background in operations of professional service firms, Mr. Zimmerman has extensive experience in the general areas of :
Capital structuring
Mergers and Acquisitions/Ownership Transition
Strategic and Tactical Planning
International Business – establishing operations in Asia, Middle East , Latin America
Real Estate –facilities leasing
Risk Management
Retirement plans – selection, implementation, consolidation.
His career has involved acting as advisor/consultant, strategic planner, and implementer with various companies. Mr. Zimmerman has planned and implemented the infrastructure in various companies to allow for extensive growth. He has served in top leadership positions in finance and operations, including:
The Greenway Group – Consulting Principal
Perkins + Will, Inc. – Chief Financial Officer
NBBJ Design – Partner –CFO/COO
Mr. Zimmerman received his BS in accounting from Florida State University and his MBA from Capital University. His is a CPA , licensed in Georgia and Ohio. He was active in the OSCPA organization before transferring to Georgia. Mr. Zimmerman served as an officer in the US Army during the Vietnam War. He is an active Rotarian and has served in various board and officer capacities; is currently serving as President of the Midtown Atlanta Rotary Club. He is an active member of Clairmont Presbyterian Church, involved in local and global mission work. For recreation and interests, he enjoys skiing, golf, tennis, history, and international travel.