John Robison LEED AP
Chief Operating Officer
With over 25 years of experience in practice, technology and operations, John Robison serves as Chief Operating Officer and reports to KTGY CEO Tricia Esser. His primary responsibility is the management of the company’s operational activities, IT, facilities, and internal communications. Mr. Robison is also involved in strategic growth activities, process improvement, key recruiting and hiring, and professional development programs. He is a goal-oriented leader adept at communicating a vision and building effective teams that add corporate value.
Mr. Robison has a background in architecture and has served as a Project Manager early in his career until he transferred his talents and expertise to business management and IT. He is a creative strategist who seeks out opportunities to improve operational processes and positively affect both the top and bottom line. Mr. Robison has been a long-time advocate for virtual design and construction, and integrated project delivery practices. He has spearheaded multiple initiatives to that effect, including developing workflow processes with preferred building partners and leading a team through Stanford University’s inaugural VDC certification program, with the goal of disseminating and institutionalizing that knowledge throughout business practices.
He led the effort to adopt and implement a new corporate-wide Project Information Management platform, which revolutionized project management processes and the ability for teams to collaborate effectively. He provides corporate leadership, vision and change management efforts for organization-wide technology transformation of production and project delivery software.
Mr. Robison organized the KTGY corporate leadership team, comprised of leaders from all departments and regions. This team meets regularly to set annual goals, implement corporate strategy and manage plans and teams to accomplish business objectives. Additionally, he has successfully recruited key individuals to provide essential leadership and management skills where they are most needed. He has also managed the build-up and move-in of multiple new office locations and relocations, without experiencing any unplanned downtime.
Mr. Robison is currently President of the national AEC/IT Leaders Organization, a nonprofit group, of which he has been a valued member for over 15 years.
Master of Business Administration
Bachelor of Architecture
California State Polytechnic University
LEED Accredited Professional
Center for Integrated Facility Engineering, CIFE
Virtual Design and Construction
AEC/IT Leaders, President