Appointments of industry veterans enhance depth and breadth of expertise across True Environmental’s platform
NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–True Environmental (“True” or the “Company”), a platform focused on partnering with founder and employee-owned environmental consulting and engineering firms to provide capital solutions, today announced that Neal Weitman and Dean Harwood have joined the Company as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer, respectively.
Mr. Weitman is an accomplished professional who possesses more than 30 years of experience, spanning projects across the transportation, infrastructure, water, and environmental end markets for government agencies and private clients. Over the last decade, Mr. Weitman has held executive leadership roles with WSP, a leading professional services firm, and predecessor companies. Neal brings successful M&A experience and recognizes the key to all successful mergers is an appreciation for the acquired entities’ cultures, investment in and retention of staff, and supporting initiatives focused on top-line growth to achieve goals. Mr. Weitman also worked closely with Jim Stamatis, CEO of True, for more than 20 years while at Louis Berger, prior to the company’s sale to WSP. Earlier in his career, Mr. Weitman was President and CEO of Berger, Lehman Associates, an engineering and consulting company specializing in critical, large infrastructure projects.
Mr. Harwood brings more than two decades of experience across the environmental consulting and engineering industry to True. He joins the Company from Environmental Consulting and Technology, Inc. (“ECT”), where he served as Chief Financial Officer and a member of the company’s Board of Directors. Prior to ECT, he served as President of Strategy and Development for the U.S. western region at Wood plc (LSE: WG), a leader in the delivery of project management, engineering, construction, consulting, and industrial services to customers across a variety of end markets. Before that, Mr. Harwood spent 16 years in various senior roles at Parsons Corporation (NYSE: PSN), including Business Unit Chief Financial Officer and eventually Executive Vice President of Operations and President of Parsons Enterprises.
Jim Stamatis, CEO of True Environmental, said, “Neal and Dean are both extremely talented and seasoned senior executives in the environmental consulting and engineering industry. I am confident they will bring a wealth of experience and expertise to True as we continue to build our platform and seek to deliver best-in-class solutions to help solve clients’ complex environmental, infrastructure, and energy challenges. I could not be more excited to partner with Neal and Dean as we work to achieve our long-term goals.”
The appointments of Mr. Weitman and Mr. Harwood follow True’s recently announced partnership with Matrix New World, a leading provider of environmental consulting, engineering, and infrastructure solutions.
About True Environmental
True Environmental (“True”), backed by Halle Capital, is a platform focused on building a consulting and engineering organization for environmental end markets. True Environmental is led by Jim Stamatis, former CEO of Louis Berger and 30+ year industry veteran. True seeks to partner with founder and employee-owned consulting and engineering firms to help provide capital solutions to accelerate growth and liquidity events for ownership transition.
About Halle Capital
Halle Capital is a lower-middle market, growth-oriented private equity firm based in New York. Halle leverages the experience and network of its professionals to pursue investment opportunities in healthcare services and business/consumer services. The firm partners with experienced management teams to build businesses in highly fragmented markets with durable secular tailwinds. For more information, please visit www.hallecapital.com.