Austin, TX – O. R. Colan Associates, LLC, (ORC) is pleased to announce the hiring of John Wood as the new Director of Business Development and Marketing. In this newly formed role, he will create a centralized business development department and oversee our sales, marketing, and proposal departments. Mr. Wood will work with the ORC leadership team to establish goals and develop strategies. He will be responsible for bringing a vision to conceptualize, grow, and implement the overall business development, marketing, and sales strategy. Mr. Wood will support all financial goals while building brand awareness and equity in both new and existing markets.

Before joining ORC, Mr. Wood provided strategic leadership and oversight of business development, including management of multiple sales, marketing, engineering, and proposal teams. Further, Mr. Wood has extensive experience in both the public and private sectors, managing major projects across a variety of industries including real-estate, transportation, public safety, and technology. His track record of success in identifying and capitalizing on pivotal opportunities, combined with a proven ability to manage complex projects, will help ORC continue to grow and be an industry leader.

“We are excited to add John’s expertise to the organization,” explains Steve Toth, ORC’s President, and COO. “His highly diverse skill set will drive engagement with stakeholders and deliver a market competitive solution to our clients.”

Mr. Wood’s strong background in business development and public relations, along with his diverse skill set, will help develop, foster, and manage our newly formed Business Development team. He has a proven record of successfully identifying and capitalizing on pivotal opportunities, managing complex projects, and supporting business priorities and goals.