DAVID WANTMAN, WGI CEO, JOINS THE UFTI EXTERNAL ADVISORY BOARD
The UFTI welcomes David Wantman, CEO of the Wantman Group, Inc. (WGI) to the External Advisory Board. Wantman started in the business at age 13 and went on to earn a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering at the University of Florida. After spending 10 years with a national firm, he returned to WGI in 1999 tempered by a wide variety of experiences. After being named CEO of WGI in 2005, his focus is on organic growth and strategic mergers and acquisitions. He is passionate about the firm’s culture and opportunities as he leads WGI’s 450 associates into the future. The firm has exceeded an average annualized growth rate of over 15% for over a decade.
Today, Wantman leads a firm with fourteen offices that specialize in Civil Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Geospatial Services, Subsurface Utility Engineering, Structures, Water Resources, Landscape Architecture, Environmental Sciences, Land Planning, Parking Solutions, and Creative Services. Last year, WGI had active projects in 32 states and three countries. WGI was Ranked #29 by University of Florida in its list of the 100 fastest-growing businesses owned or led by UF alumni, as calculated by Ernst & Young in 2017.
As a multidisciplinary consulting firm, WGI has 14 offices in six states, serving an active client base in over 30 states, specializing in the following disciplines: Land Development/Municipal Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Parking Solutions, Geospatial Services, Subsurface Utility Engineering, Structures, Water Resources, Landscape Architecture, Environmental Sciences, Architecture, Land Planning, and Creative Services. The Zweig Group ranked WGI #11 on its 2018 Hot Firms list and #23 on the 2018 Best Firms to Work For list. South Florida Business Journal ranked WGI #5 on its 2018 Top 25 Engineering Firms, WGI #61 in its 2017 Top 100 Private Companies, and #16 in the $25M and over category as a 2017 “Fast 50” Honoree from the same publication. In 2018, ENR ranked WGI #250 on its list of the Top 500 Design Firms, #24 on its Top Southeast Design Firms, and #10 in the Florida market. In 2018, WGI ranked #4380 on the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America. For more information, please visit www.wginc.com.
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