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.

NOVA team

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 Google, Apple, Stanford University, Juniper Networks, Sharon Heights Golf & Country 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 Gateway of Pacific Campus in South San Francisco, projects for the Cities of Palo Alto and Los Altos, the historic renovation of Green Library at Stanford University, Altera Corporation headquarters in San Jose,  Cupertino Civic Center and Library,  multiple projects for UC Santa Cruz, including the Physical Sciences Building, as well as the new 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 25 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 Oracle, VMware, Dolby Laboratories, Intuit, Clorox, ValleyCare Health System, Corral de Tierra, SPCA of Monterey County, UCSF, and SLAC National Laboratory.

    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 VMware, Dolby Laboratories, Intuit, Adobe Systems, the County of Marin, UCSF, University of the Pacific, and the State Compensation Insurance Fund. 

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

Senior Team

  • Chuck Becker
  • Cyrene Wu
  • David Mendivil
  • Derek Phebus
  • Frank Arsenault
  • Joe Alsup
  • Joe Capps-Jenner
  • Kate Coffaro
  • Katie Forrester
  • Kyle Wallace
  • Michael Chae
  • Míša Chlouba
  • Owyn Notario
  • Sam Halloum

Project Team

  • Abby Flores
  • Alex Levin
  • Andrea Daly
  • Anna Fair
  • Aryan Rahimzadeh
  • Ashley Welton
  • Brandon Stinespring
  • Bryce McCoy
  • Cameron Grubb
  • Chris Esparza
  • Derek Yoder
  • Emily Smith
  • Francisco Lozano
  • Geetanjali Ningappa
  • Gerard Harkin
  • Gina Habliston
  • Ian Simon
  • Jason Luong
  • Jenn Kmetz
  • Jeven Uralil
  • Kyle Marrs
  • Lee Ann Depew
  • Mandy Leung
  • Matt Hurko
  • Phil Sidles
  • Porsha Lowe
  • Sam Tooley
  • Saul Flores
  • Susie Halenbeck
  • Tanaya Karkhanis
  • Tom Flynn