Leadership Team

The Cambridge Systematics leadership team is focused on ensuring that the firm continues to earn our reputation as a leader in providing innovative, objective, high-quality, and pragmatic solutions to the transportation industry’s mobility, infrastructure, safety, and economic challenges. We are driven to exceed client expectations, attract and retain the best staff, and deliver the best results possible. Our leaders are expert practitioners as well as managers. You can find them doing what they love best, solving client problems, developing partner and client relationships, and using their expertise to contribute to industry organizations.


For more details about our senior leadership, please click on a name below:

Brad W. Wright, President and Chief Executive Officer
Steven A. Capecci, PMP, Chief Operating Officer
Candace S. Macomber Tobin, Chief Financial Officer
Vassili Alexiadis, Ph.D., Executive Vice President
James J. Brogan, PMP, Executive Vice President
Peter Ellis, Executive Vice President
Kimon E. Proussaloglou, Ph.D., Executive Vice President
Eric A. Ziering, Executive Vice President

Cambridge Systematics also has an illustrious board of directors whose leadership, innovation, and dedication help guide the firm toward our goal of improving the quality of transportation services now and for future generations.

For more details about our Board of Directors, please click on a name below:

David Ferreira

Photograph of David FerreiraDavid Fereirra has more than 30 years of corporate and consulting experience across a wide range of industries, companies, and business cycles. He has held senior positions at GE, KPMG, and Beneficial; founded Back Bay Consulting; and most recently was Chief Administrative Officer for Abt Associates. His primary focus has been helping companies grow and improve their performance through roles in business strategy and planning, organizational assessment, and talent management. Earlier in his career David was a Prosecutor for the Massachusetts Attorney General and a Public Defender for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He currently serves as a member of the Board of Social Venture Partners and is a past board member of the Harvard Medical School Bio-Medical Science Career Program, the American Financial Services Association, and the Somerville New Jersey Home for Temporarily Displaced Children. David received a Master’s of Business Administration from the University of Michigan, a Master’s in Law from the University of Amsterdam, a Juris Doctorate from New England Law, and a Bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University.

Emil H. Frankel
Robert Kasameyer
Lance A. Neumann, Ph.D.
Kathleen Stein

A select number of individuals are authorized to bind Cambridge Systematics. If you have any questions concerning signing authority, please contact Janet Harris Wolf, Director of Contracts and Legal Counsel, at (312) 346-9907.

In addition to our leaders listed above, below are the Principals of our firm. Our Principals have earned a strong reputation as industry experts and business partners to their clients. Cambridge Systematics promotions to Principal are made on an annual basis in recognition of contribution to the firm, excellence, and innovation, as well as exceptional client services.

Andreas Aeppli
Dike Ahanotu
Daniel Beagan
Sheldon Brown
Steven Capecci
Erik Cempel
Paula Dowell
John Duesing
John Evans
Michael Fischer
Erin Flanigan
Lance Grenzeback
Peter Haliburton
Christopher Hedden
Susan Herbel
Kevin Howard
Krista Jeannotte
Mark Jensen

John Kaliski
Daniel Krechmer
Arun Kuppam
David Kurth
Lorrie Laing
Kenneth Leonard
John Lewis
Feng Liu
Richard Margiotta
George Mazur
Scott Meeks
William Morris
Lance Neumann
Karen Nocito
Keir Opie
Christopher Porter
Arlee Reno
Thomas Rossi

Richard Schulte
Tracy Selin
Barbara Sloan
Paul Smith
Jennifer Strasser
Daniel Tempesta
Brian ten Siethoff
Anita Vandervalk-Ostrander
Nicholas Vlahos
Kenneth Voorhies
Herbert Weinblatt
Ronald West
Michael Williamson
Janet Wolf
Christopher Wornum


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