Dave Byrd, PE
VP of Business Development
As the leader of acquisition efforts in the private sector, Dave seeks out and develops relationships leading to project opportunities that align with Blinderman’s core values, vision and strategy. Dave works in partnership with customers to develop the smart construction solutions that will help them to successfully realize their ultimate vision. As a member of Blinderman’s Leadership and Strategic Planning Teams, Dave’s incredibly thoughtful insight and in-depth technical expertise are vital to his contributions to the company’s cultural and strategic development.
- MBA, Finance, with Honors
University of Chicago, Booth School of Business
- M.S. Civil Engineering (Structural)
University of Illinois at Chicago
- B.S. Civil Engineering (Structural & Construction Management)
University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign
- Professional Engineer
- OSHA 10-hour
Things you should know about Dave Byrd, PE
- His colleagues refer to him as “Davebyrd”– one word – because we have way too many Daves on staff.
- His favorite movie quote: "Can I refill your eggnog for you? Get you something to eat? Drive you out to the middle of nowhere and leave you for dead?" – National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
- If Dave could go anywhere in the world, he would hike to Machu Picchu.