Soben Expands into the United States

7th May 2021

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Soben has announced the expansion of its operations into the United States. The company’s new U.S. headquarters will be located in Chicago, IL with the newly hired North America CEO Joe Cusick leading a team of 11 consultants serving clients in the United States, Mexico, and Chile.
Soben’s U.S. expansion was supported by SDI (Scottish Development International) through grant funding received via its International Manager for Hire programme.

“For the past ten years our construction consultancy solutions have been disrupting the market in the UK and Europe,” said Scott Smyth, Founder and CEO of Soben. “We’ve now seen strong demand for our services in North America, especially as the U.S. economy begins to reopen and infrastructure spending reaches historic levels. Joe has a deep understanding of commercial and industrial real estate, data centers, life sciences, infrastructure, and energy industries. We’re thrilled to have him at the helm of our expanding North American operation as we celebrate 10 years in business.”

Soben’s expansion into the U.S. stemmed from the business recently securing a leading West Coast data center developer as an anchor client. Joe Cusick was previously a Director at Linesight, a professional services consultancy focused on the global construction industry, where he led the project controls delivery on a $2 billion data center program and was engaged on more than $8 billion in construction projects. Prior to Linesight, he held strategic roles at Currie & Brown and Faithful+Gould.

“I am very excited to join the Soben team in the Americas,” said Joe Cusick. “The opportunity to grow a business from the ground up and to create a construction consultancy focused on, and tailored for, the U.S. market made the decision an easy one to make. The determination, support, and enthusiasm from the rest of the Soben team has also been a key factor in me coming onboard.”