Ray Kogan is the president of Kogan & Company, specializing in strategic planning and management consulting for design and construction firms. He brings more than 30 years of experience in the practice, marketing, and management of architecture, engineering, and construction services, including his work with many leading firms in the industry. Ray has worked with more than 100 architecture and engineering firms in the development of their strategic plans.
Ray has recently co-authored Strategic Planning for Design Firms, a book published by Kaplan AEC in April, 2007. His other major publications include the ZweigWhite Insider’s Guide to Strategic Planning, for which he was the primary author, and the SMPS Core Series Marketing Information Report, “Market Research: Intelligence For Your Firm’s Future.” He has also written articles on management and marketing issues which have appeared in professional and trade publications, including those of ACEC, PSMA, and SMPS.
Ray is a co-founder and charter member of A|E Advisors, a national network of industry-leading consultants providing specialized and complementary business skills and services to architecture, engineering, environmental, and construction firms.
At ZweigWhite, Ray served as a Vice President and senior management consultant where he led the firm’s Strategic Business Planning Group and also edited ZweigWhite’s Strategic Planning Advisor, a bi-monthly publication dealing with issues, trends, and tips for design firms engaging in strategic planning.
Previously, Ray was a partner in Flynn Heapes Kogan, a pioneering A/E management consulting practice. Before founding Kogan & Company, Ray also served as Corporate Director of Strategic Planning and Marketing for Dewberry, an ENR top-50 firm based in the Washington, DC area with 1,600 employees and 27 eastern U.S. offices.
Ray is a member of the five-person national Advisory Group for the AIA’s Practice Management Knowledge Community.
He has been a top-rated speaker at many American Institute of Architects (AIA) and American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) national conventions and has also addressed other national professional organizations including the Construction Management Association of America, the Associated Builders and Contractors, and the Society for Marketing Professional Services. He has presented numerous seminars on strategic planning, management, and leadership development in many cities across the country as well as online.
A registered architect since 1979, Ray received his B.S. in Architecture from the Ohio State University. He is an active member of the American Institute of Architects and teaches CEU-authorized seminars for the AIA and ACEC.