Architectural & Engineering Division
Why your firm should be a part of the USMCA/AEI Division team:
The USMCA offers a wealth of contracting information and networking opportunities for our member firms through the AEI network of prime firms. As the HUB for minority Engineering & Architectural Firms that are MBE\WBE\DBE Certified, we interact with our member firms and leverage our strategic relationships with the some of the largest non-minority firms in America. Joining us helps build your capacity as well.
Chetan Kale, P.E.
In the Fall of 2015, Cyrus participated in Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses 13th cohort, for which this growth plan was created. Through education, training and experience he has become a talented and successful architect; his business has done very well. When compared to most architecture firms of a similar size, we complete more projects, with fewer people, and are more profitable. However, he never had a formal education in business development. Through the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program, Cyrus has gained invaluable information that will help him manage and grow the business in a meaningful way. The focus of the class was to develop strategies to grow a business through a growth opportunity.
The growth opportunity combines the information learned from Cyrus’ three different, but related businesses. The opportunity is to partner with municipalities (the City of Chicago), private institutions (banks and insurance companies), and building owners to use local talent to rehabilitate distressed properties, which will help stabilize families and neighborhoods while generating tax revenue and profits. All it takes is one building to improve a street corner, or the middle of a block. Imagine how different of a walk to school, work, or even to get a cup of coffee feels when the buildings you are walking along that were once distressed are brought back to life.Contact Me
Leonard Kang, MBA
Leonard has been a technology architect and engineer with business development and leadership roles for over 15 years. He has led supply chain management teams through 300% growth, boosted productivity in manufacturing companies by 34% and managed a global team of engineers for Siemens. In addition to being the President of his Business/IT Strategy Consultancy, Kleoworks LLC, Leonard is the CTO for USMCA and oversees all technology initiatives for the association. Leonard completed his MBA at the Chicago Booth School of Business and is active in non profit ministries and his church.