Meet Our Manager of Engineering Solutions, Jeff Holcomb
Jeff is the Manager of Doherty’s Engineering Solutions team. He started his career working for an oil & gas firm at their North American headquarters and flagship refinery. Afterward he entered the EAC consulting industry, where he has worked for 30 years. His experience includes building an environmental firm to over 200 employees; starting his own consulting firm that provided management, strategic planning and recruiting services to the EAC industry; and serving as Sr. Vice President of HDR Engineering. He was also the past president of a $50 million design-build engineering firm. Jeff has a BS in Chemistry from Alma College, an MS in Chemical Engineering from Arizona State University, and an MBA from the University of St. Thomas.
Jeff is actively involved in the EAC industry. Since 2011, he has been working with several industry colleagues and the University of Colorado on a groundbreaking research project into the EAC industry. The research has included the analysis of all the data collected by the ENR since 1977, interviews with the top firms from this research and the publication of several papers. They have also presented their findings of the first two phases of the research at several industry-wide conferences. They are currently working on Phase 3 of the research project and plan to present the results at upcoming national conferences.
Jeff understands that he is in the people business yet he knows the ins and outs of the engineering industry and the challenges it faces finding top resources. Jeff works as a strategic partner with his clients to develop proactive and robust recruiting programs to attract the best engineers, scientists and other key staff. He takes great pride in finding great people for his clients and helping candidates find their dream jobs. Jeff is very competitive and has been his whole life, having played baseball and basketball at Alma College and rugby at Arizona State. He continued his rugby playing days beyond ASU playing for some of the top rugby clubs in the U.S. He brings this competitive drive and approach to his recruiting with a deep network and contacts across the country.
When he is not working, Jeff enjoys spending time with his family, going to Twins games (but still rooting for his #1 team, the Tigers), landscaping, playing golf, bike riding and hanging out with friends. Jeff and his family live in southern Inver Grove Heights and are avid fans of the Rosemount Irish football and basketball teams.
View Jeff's presentation, "The Relation of Firm Size to Long-term Viability" below.