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Brown and Caldwell announce new strategy executive as Patil retires

Parul Dubey on September 20, 2023 - in News, People

Ravi Chadha joins firm as chief strategy officer, brings 25 years of Fortune 500 company leadership experience

CHICAGO — Brown and Caldwell today announced Ravi Chadha has joined the firm as senior vice president and chief strategy officer (CSO) as incumbent Jay Patil retires after more than three decades in the environmental consulting sector.

With over 25 years of experience leading corporate business strategies, organizational transformations, and product/service team management for several Fortune 500 companies, Chadha brings a wealth of knowledge in driving company performance. In executive roles, he has directed change management and business process initiatives to achieve growth objectives for multi-billion-dollar revenue organizations in various industries, including strategic consulting, automotive, and heavy machinery manufacturing.

As CSO, Chadha will develop, implement, and oversee Brown and Caldwell’s strategic direction. He will work closely with company leadership to ensure the employee-owned firm is well-positioned to sustain its measured growth and build on its reputation as a water and environmental market leader. In addition to strategy, he will direct business transformation, change management, mergers and acquisitions, and communications initiatives.

Brown and Caldwell CEO Rich D’Amato commented on Patil’s impact and Chadha’s appointment:

“We congratulate Jay on his retirement and thank him for dedicating the last 18 years of his career to shaping Brown and Caldwell’s growth and sales strategies. He has been instrumental in transforming our business model to deliver sustained double-digit growth. In Ravi, I am delighted to welcome an accomplished, results-driven leader who brings deep experience in varying sectors, which will help us continue to innovate and find new ways to achieve the best possible outcomes for our clients and communities.”

Based in Chicago, Chadha holds an MBA, a bachelor’s in electrical engineering, and advanced certifications in sustainability leadership and organizational change management.


About Brown and Caldwell

Headquartered in Walnut Creek, California, Brown and Caldwell is a full-service environmental engineering and construction services firm with 52 offices and over 1,900 professionals across North America and the Pacific. For more than 75 years, our creative solutions have helped municipalities, private industry, and government agencies successfully overcome their most challenging water and environmental obstacles. As an employee-owned company, Brown and Caldwell is passionate about exceeding our clients’ expectations and making a difference for our employees, our communities, and our environment. For more information, visit www.brownandcaldwell.com 

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