Co-founded by Jessica Weingartner and Ryan Weingartner in 2015, W Squared Consulting is the organic culmination of years of hard work, seized opportunities and realized goals. With a collective 40 years of experience in the building industry, W Squared Consulting is built on strong leadership, effective management and proven execution.
Expertise in many facets of the industry, with robust experience in:
- Hospitality & Gaming
- Restaurants and Commercial Kitchens
- Campuses / Universities
Jessica brings 2 decades of experience in various facets of the building industry. Her well-rounded knowledge base continually makes her a vital part of the process. Throughout her career, Jessica has been responsible for directing and managing new construction and renovation projects to successful completion. She started her career in architecture and construction in 2001 after receiving a Bachelor of Architecture and a BS in Environmental Design from North Dakota State University. As a Project Manager for Gensler, Jessica was involved with many high profile construction projects where she fostered respected relationships with Owners, Operators, Architects, Designers and Contractors. During her tenure at Gensler, Jessica was promoted to an executive architectural position and oversaw the design implementation for a $695 million luxury hotel on the Las Vegas Strip. Additionally, Jessica has consulted for YOUNG & Associates in the reconstruction industry offering her expertise in strategy and business development as a leader in the Washington, D.C. market and the Mid-Atlantic Region.
Ryan has 20 years of experience in the construction industry and brings an unparalleled wealth of knowledge and expertise to any role. During his 14 year tenure with Tutor Perini, Ryan had significant involvement on many notable hospitality projects. His dynamic leadership skills proved successful while hiring and managing 45 engineers across 4 highly complex projects on the Las Vegas Strip totaling $1.8 billion in construction. As a Project Manager, he led pre-construction efforts and managed major structural scope for 2 high-rise towers in excess of $1 billion in Manhattan, NY, as well as a $400 million mix-use project in Queens, NY. Ryan’s impressive ability to evaluate means and methods in real time has helped Owners avoid costly impacts to budget and schedule. As an Owner’s Representative, Ryan has managed the design and construction teams for a $950 million hospitality project in the Washington, D.C. area to successful completion on-time and on-budget, while maintaining high ethical standards and achieving Owner/Operator objectives. Ryan’s diverse experience and strong leadership is an asset to any executive team and has created opportunities for W Squared Consulting to evolve major client relationships.