ALBUQUERQUE, NM (Dec. 6, 2022) – Wilson & Company, Inc., Engineers & Architects is pleased to announce that senior vice president Ryan Branfort, RLS, GISP, will serve as the company’s first-ever chief information officer (CIO). Branfort will lead the organization’s information technology team, serve on the executive leadership team, and support the board of directors concerning information and technology.
“In 2022, Wilson & Company reached a significant threshold, crossing $100 million/year in revenue, a step change that provides us the necessary scale to support a CIO position,” said Jim Brady, PE, Wilson & Company president and CEO.
Branfort has served as a senior vice president at Wilson & Company, managing the firm’s survey, geospatial, and remote sensing (SGR) services. With nearly 35 years of experience, Branfort has an extensive background working for a varied client base, including municipalities, federal agencies, and private industries.
As the firm grows, the strategic approach to leveraging technology internally and externally becomes increasingly important. In his role managing SGR services, Branfort specialized in assisting clients by listening to their needs and determining the best combination of technologies to meet their budget, schedule, accuracy, and delivery requirements. Branfort will lead the company in applying technological solutions and products for our clients and employees.
“Ryan possesses several decades of knowledge applying technology from his experience in our survey and mapping business unit,” said Jim Ross, Wilson & Company senior vice president and chief financial officer. “His contributions as a long-term member of our executive leadership team, in tandem with his success leading a technology-driven business unit, make him the obvious choice to fill this important, new position.”
Branfort has facilitated the firm’s work by building Higher Relationships inside and outside Wilson & Company. His leadership skills, technical knowledge, vision, and initiative-taking communication style will enable a new era of technological innovations for the organization’s future.
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About Wilson & Company Inc., Engineers & Architects
Wilson & Company Inc., Engineers & Architects, has brought more than 600 people together in 15 offices over nine states to build Higher Relationships through discipline, intensity, collaboration, shared ownership, and solutions with our clients, partners, and communities. After nine decades of business, professionals continue to hone their craft with us, including civil, mechanical, electrical, and structural engineering; architecture; planning; biology; surveying; mapping; GIS specializations; drone piloting; financial analyses; program and construction management; inspecting and a growing number of multi-disciplinary specialties. We seek to create value for a diverse client base, including federal and municipal governments, public transportation agencies, railroad companies, industrial and commercial corporations, and private developers.