Our People Make a Real Difference

When you work with Nova, you are assured of working with some of the best people in the industry. Our people have earned their impressive credentials at such leading firms as Rudolph and Sletten, Hathaway Dinwiddie, Apple, Cupertino Electric, Carlson, and Webcor. We are not spectators — we actively manage every aspect of the process.

We believe that for a project to succeed, team members must not only contribute and communicate effectively, they must make a real difference.

Executive Team

  • Bob Olson, P.E.
    Bob Olson, P.E.

    Bob has extensive experience managing a wide array of projects — from museums, historic renovations, and corporate campuses to Class 1 cleanrooms, libraries, and electronics labs. The consistent commitment he brings to this broad spectrum of project challenges is to ensure customer satisfaction. Bob’s responsibilities have covered all aspects of construction management, from pre-construction through overall jobsite management. He has managed projects for such clients as Stanford University, Juniper Networks, Sharon Heights Golf & Country Club, Lake Merced Golf Club, State Compensation Insurance Fund, and Lawrence Livermore Labs.

    Bob Olson holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Santa Clara University and is a registered Civil Engineer.

  • David Marks
    David Marks

    David brings a diversity of construction management experience, ranging from microelectronic, manufacturing, and corporate headquarters to seismic upgrade and historic renovation projects. He has been responsible for managing some of the largest and most challenging projects in the Bay Area, including the historic renovation of Green Library at Stanford University, Altera Corporation headquarters in San Jose,  Cupertino Civic Center and Library, Belmont Library, multiple projects for UC Santa Cruz, including the Physical Sciences Building, new clubhouses for the Meadow Club and Tiburon Peninsula Club, as well as the new Marin Health & Wellness Center, Marin Emergency Operations Facility, Gilroy Library, and the University of the Pacific Dugoni School of Dentistry.

    David Marks holds a B.S. in Construction Engineering from Arizona State University.

  • Dennis McCoy
    Dennis McCoy

    Dennis has a wealth of knowledge and experience having worked in the industry for over 20 years.   He has lead design and construction teams for some of the most prestigious clients in the Bay Area on a wide variety of projects, from small-scale improvements to major ground-up corporate campus projects. Dennis has extensive experience with sophisticated dry labs, wet labs, sound and video labs, auditoria, cafeterias, theaters, parking structures, and general workplace environments for all types of clients, including healthcare facilities and their specialized OSHPD requirements. With this experience, Dennis has successfully managed major projects for Stanford University, Oracle, Clorox, ValleyCare Health System, Corral de Tierra, SPCA of Monterey County, UCSF, Cengage Learning, SLAC National Laboratory, and Dolby Laboratories.

    Dennis holds a B.S. in Construction Management from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. 

  • Dennis Coonan, CPA
    Dennis Coonan, CPA

    Dennis has a strong background in finance and construction project accounting. At Nova, Dennis provides the financial project accounting services — detailed budgeting; financial analysis, including lease/buy assistance, cost tracking, and allocation; and funding and cash flow projections — to the firm's clients. Prior to joining Nova, Dennis was the controller of a $10M business, and spent five years in public accounting providing accounting, tax, and financial services for clients in a variety of industries. Dennis has provided project accounting services to clients, including State Compensation Insurance Fund, County of Monterey, and Castroville Library.

    Dennis Coonan holds a B.S. in Business from Santa Clara University and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Senior Team

  • Chuck Becker
  • Frank Arsenault
  • Hans de Roos
  • Joe Alsup
  • Joe Capps-Jenner
  • Katie Forrester
  • Michael Chae
  • Míša Chlouba
  • Derek Phebus
  • David Mendivil

Project Team

  • Abby Flores
  • Alex Levin
  • Alexander Catherwood
  • Anna Fair
  • Aryan Rahimzadeh
  • Brandon Stinespring
  • Bryce McCoy
  • Cameron Grubb
  • Cyrene Wu
  • Derek Yoder
  • Emily Smith
  • Erica Hurd
  • Gerard Harkin
  • Ian Simon
  • Jason Luong
  • Jeven Uralil
  • Kate Coffaro
  • Kyle Marrs
  • Kyle Wallace
  • Lee Ann Depew
  • Liz Harland-Davidson
  • Mandy Leung
  • Matt Hurko
  • Owyn Notario
  • Phil Sidles
  • Porsha Lowe
  • Raymond Huynh
  • Ron Barri
  • Saul Flores
  • Susie Halenbeck
  • Tanaya Karkhanis