President & COO, SCST
John Kirschbaum joined SCST in early 2014 as an investor, Chief Operating Officer, and Managing Partner. He oversaw operations and strategies that helped more than double the size of SCST’s employee count and revenue, expanding their geographic reach throughout Southern California and into the greater Midwestern region. This growth was rooted in his leadership philosophy, which focuses on the welfare and professional development of each employee as a mechanism to drive client engagement and customer satisfaction.
Prior to joining SCST, he served as a Senior Vice President of Federal Programs for the Federal Services business unit of CB&I’s (formerly Shaw Group) Government Solutions operating group. In that role, he was responsible for establishing and executing the strategic vision for federal market growth, generating sustainable revenue for a division of over 3,000 employees, generating over $1 billion in revenue, and pursuing more than $4 billion in new opportunities annually. His notable contributions include leading strategies to penetrate new competitive markets to expand the client base and establishing new revenue streams. In his technical role, Mr. Kirschbaum served as Program Manager on various large federal programs involving contracts exceeding $150 million.
Mr. Kirschbaum graduated from the University of Nebraska with a degree with honors in Civil Engineering in 1983, and now has over 35 years of direct experience in the Engineering and Construction industry. He is a registered Professional Engineer.