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LEE VA N DEV ORT

Beverly Hills, CA 90211

310.254.8522
leevandevort@yahoo.com

CONSTRUCTION CLAIMS CONSULTANT


PROJECT MANAGEMENT | BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Results-driven leader with 20+ years of experience driving construction claims processes, increasing contractor
profitability, and delivering consistently positive project outcomes within the construction industry.
Adept project manager accustomed to successfully balancing multiple projects simultaneously by utilizing the
critical path method of construction scheduling.
Articulate communicator skilled at delivering insightful presentations and strengthening relationships with
clients, business partners, and peers.

Construction Litigation Finance


Change Orders & Estimates
Contractor & Client Relations
Construction/CPM Scheduling

Business Development
Strategic Marketing
Project Management
Budgeting & Goal Setting

Construction Claims Preparation


Billable Services & Profitability
Financial Summaries & Reports
MS Office Suite & Primavera

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
ECI, Los Angeles, CA
1990-2015
PRESIDENT
Headed compilation and review processes for construction claims relating to delays, acceleration, out-of-sequence work,
and forensic estimating. Oversaw multiple projects simultaneously with extensive financial leadership responsibilities.
SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTIONS:
Doubled profitability of subcontractors through the implementation of savvy claims compilation techniques.
Spearheaded the creation and roll-out of several innovative marketing programs for litigation support services.
Secured access to $3B construction claims marketplace; successfully prepared and reviewed 1,000+ complex
claims.
CENTURY PROGRAM MANAGEMENT, Los Angeles, CA
1989-1990
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
Enhanced company profitability by driving client development and marketing operations for scheduling and claims
services. Navigated claims, estimating, and change order processes, and prepared detailed summaries and reports.
SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTIONS:
Sparked 300% increase in availability and purchase of billable scheduling and claims services.
Expanded client base and increased profitability through proactive implementation of nationwide services.
PROJECT DIMENSIONS, Newport Beach, CA
1986-1989
SENIOR SCHEDULING CONSULTANT
Supported successful operations through the preparation of complex cost, resource, and man-load schedules and
summaries for master-planned, high-rise, and heavy construction projects. Forecasted completion dates and managed
project finances. Used Primavera to prepare and update schedules.
SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTIONS:
Played integral role in management of numerous construction projects, including Newport Coast, Santa Margarita,
and the Hughes Property in Playa Vista.

EDUCATION & DEVELOPMENT


BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (BUSINESS)
UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX
Phoenix, AZ

CIVIL ENGINEERING, 105 credit hours


UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Los Angeles, CA

CONTRACT, TORT, AND AGENCY LAW, 30 credit hours


UNIVERSITY OF WEST LOS ANGELES
Los Angeles, CA

CERTIFIED COST ENGINEER, 1987-1995


AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF COST ENGINEERS
Los Angeles, CA