Dennis recognizes that truly great team players are those who make other players better. He has the natural ability to gently, but effectively, invite other team members to improve and strive for excellence. As East Region Practice Director, Dennis brings a unique skill set of financial analysis, risk management and a solutions-focused, engineering mindset. "I find myself constantly leveraging my electrical engineering experience to make operational decisions," Dennis notes. "As an engineer, you have to be fact-based, detail oriented, objective, analytical and results oriented. All of which are necessary for ensuring the Boston office is well-coordinated on a daily basis." In addition to his role as Director of Operations, Dennis plays a key role in fostering lean across the workplace. SmithGroup’s commitment to embracing lean as a way of respecting people and enhancing value deeply aligns with Dennis’s values and he has made a significant contribution to embedding this approach in how we work.