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Darren J. Rizza

Darren J. Rizza

Executive Board Member | Group CIO

Space Matrix Design Consultants Pte Ltd

Chicago, IL

Board Level International Executive

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Space Matrix Design Consultants Pte Ltd

Executive Board Member | Group CIO

Joined as company’s first chief information officer to provide strategic leadership of design and business technology for a group of global professional design services firms providing architecture, interior design/build, hospitality, cost consultancy and sustainable design services to a fortune 500 clientele.
Executive board member with design training, strategic business operations experience and the patience and strength to 'make things stick'.

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Provide leadership of design technology and related business functions to meet the strategic requirements of Cubellis. Champion of the design technology vision and develop strategy and collaborate with the relevant stakeholders. Maximize the use of design technology in support of practice group objectives and work with other senior executives in the development of strategic plans to integrate design, information and technology. Challenge current processes and infrastructure and constructively address the needs of each department, practice group, and office location. Provide leadership and guidance for practitioners, project teams, and support staff as they seek more effective and efficient ways to provide extraordinary service to clients.

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Bergmeyer Associates, Inc.

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Ten year formative role of consistent professional development and management growth including invitation to be company's youngest associate and shareholder. Introduction and ongoing development of premiere technology use for the company. Led introduction and progressive development of information technology for design services and internal business services.

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Carnegie Mellon University

Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.)