Leadership and Governance
DIRTT has the governance frameworks to ensure transparency, objectivity, and fairness in the management and operations of our company to earn our stakeholders’ trust everywhere we operate.
Benjamin joined DIRTT as our Chief Executive Officer in June 2022. He brings extensive interior construction and business development experience with him from AGILE INTERIORS, one of DIRTT’s largest Construction Partners. There he helped grow and diversify the business, expand into new market areas, develop strategic distribution partnerships, and deliver innovative interiors for large global clients. Benjamin holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Daniels College of Business at The University of Denver as well as a Certificate in International Business Management from Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey.
Richard joined DIRTT as our Chief Operating Officer in August 2022. For decades he worked at manufacturing and service companies on the Fortune 500 like GM and Danaher where he was mentored by lean experts. With a focus on efficiency, team building, and sustainable growth, his inclusive approach creates a collaborative workplace empowering continuous improvement. Richard holds a Master of Business Administration in Operations and Strategic Planning from Purdue University, a Master of Science degree in Manufacturing Management from Kettering University (formerly General Motors Institute), and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan State University.
Fareeha became DIRTT’s Chief Financial Officer in August of 2023 after four years with the company. Having started as a director of internal controls in 2019, she then spent a year as financial controller before taking over the role of CFO. Her two-decade-plus career in finance has seen her travel the globe, with a considerable tenure at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in Canada and Pakistan after starting her career at Deloitte LLP in Zimbabwe. Fareeha has a Bachelor of Accounting Science from the University of South Africa. She is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Zimbabwe.
Board of Directors
The role of the Board is to focus on governance and stewardship of the business. The Board will review strategy, assign responsibility, and monitor performance against those objectives. The Board will regularly review the strategic plans developed by management so they continue to be responsive to the changing business environment.
Ken Sanders has served as Managing Principal of DesignIntelligence, an organization the provides strategic consulting services, thought leadership and an interconnected network for leaders in architecture and engineering, since January 2019. Prior to that, Mr. Sanders served as Managing Principal and on the board of directors of Gensler, a global architecture, design and planning firm. Mr. Sanders has served on the board of directors of NELSON, an architecture, interior design, graphic design and brand strategy firm, and Clarus, a leading design and manufacturer of writable glass boards. Mr. Sanders received a B.A. in Architecture from University of California, Berkeley.
Douglas Edwards serves as Senior Vice President, Enterprise Associate + Business Solutions of Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM), a for-profit American health insurance company. With Humana since April 2015, he previously served as Senior Vice President, Workplace Experience from July 2019 to May 2021, Vice President, Workplace Solutions from 2016 to June 2019, and Director, Workplace Solutions from 2015 to 2016. Previously, Mr. Edwards held various roles at Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated (NYSE: JLL), a global commercial real estate services company, including Managing Director, Regional Director from 2013 to 2015, Senior Vice President, Retail Project Management Platform Director from 2011 to 2013, Vice President, National Transition Team Lead from 2009 to 2011, and Senior Project Manager, Project Lead from 2006 to 2009. From 2003 to 2005, Mr. Edwards served as a Senior Manager at BellSouth, LLC, an American telecommunications holding company that’s now a subsidiary of AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T). Mr. Edwards also served as an Engineer at The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE: WMB), an American energy company, from 1998 to 2001. In February 2023, he became a Board Advisor for Kolar, a for-profit design firm. He serves as a Board Director for the Goodwill Industries of Kentucky, a non-profit organization, since January 2017. He serves as a Board Director for the Louisville Downtown Development Corporation, a non-profit organization, since June 2019. Previously, Mr. Edwards has served on several board and civic engagements in Louisville from 2016 to 2021 including the Louisville Zoological Gardens Foundation, the Lincoln Foundation, Brightside, and the Speed Art Museum. Mr. Edwards also served on several boards and civic engagements between 2011 and 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina with the Men’s Shelter of Charlotte, Mint Museum, YMCA, and the Juvenile Crime Prevention Council of Charlotte. Mr. Edwards received an Masters of Business Administration in General Management and International Business from the UNC-Chapel Hill Kenan-Flagler Business School and a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from North Carolina State University. Mr. Edwards is a LEED Accredited Professional.
Aron English is founder and has served as the Portfolio Manager of 22NW LP, a Seattle-based value fund specializing in small and microcap investments with a multi-year investment horizon, since August 2014. Previously, Mr. English served as the director of research at Meson Capital Partners LLC and RBF Capital, LLC. Mr. English currently serves on the board of directors of Anebulo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANEB), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel solutions for people suffering from acute cannabinoid intoxication and substance addiction. Mr. English is a C.F.A. Charterholder and earned his B.A. in English Literature with Honors from the University of Washington.
Shaun Noll is currently the President and Chief Investment Officer of 726 BF LLC.
Scott Robinson currently serves as Managing Director and Co-Head Real Estate Investment Banking at Oberon Securities LLC, an investment bank, since 2013, and Clinical Professor at New York University, a private university, since 2008. Mr. Robinson previously served as Interim Chief Executive Officer and on the board of directors of FullStack Modular LLC, a merging offsite volumetric modular construction company, and held roles at Macquarie group Ltd. (OTCMKTS: MQBKY) and Citigroup Inc. (NYSE: C). Mr. Robinson serves on the board of directors of Monmouth Real Estate Investment Corporation (NYSE: MNR), a real estate investment trust specializing in net leased industrial properties. Mr. Robinson also serves as an advisory board member of Market Stadium Inc., a commercial real estate company, and Arialgo Ltd., a financial services company. Mr. Robinson received a MSc. in Real Estate Finance and Investment from New York University and a BSc. In Biomedical Sciences and Economics from University of California, Riverside.
Scott Ryan is a Founding Partner and Managing Member of FR Law Group, PLLC, a boutique litigation and commercial transaction law firm based in Arizona, which he co-founded in 2017, and has served as an Arbitrator, Construction Panel of the American Arbitration Association, a not-for-profit organization in the field of alternative dispute resolution. Previously, Mr. Ryan served as the Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Tutor Perini Corporation, Building Group (NYSE: TPC), a contractor for large scale commercial construction partners. Mr. Ryan served on the board of directors of PCR Insurance Company from 2008 to 2012. Mr. Ryan received a J.D. from DePaul University College of Law, and an MSc. and BSc. in Construction Management from Arizona State University.
Benjamin joined DIRTT as our Chief Executive Officer and Board Member in June 2022. He brings extensive interior construction and business development experience with him from AGILE INTERIORS, one of DIRTT’s largest Construction Partners. There he helped grow and diversify the business, expand into new market areas, develop strategic distribution partnerships, and deliver innovative interiors for large global clients. Benjamin holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Daniels College of Business at The University of Denver as well as a Certificate in International Business Management from Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey.
We believe transparency and strong corporate governance practices are vital in forging trust with the investment community. Led by the Governance Committee, our Board plays a crucial role in providing strategic direction on our corporate governance practices. Using a tailored approach, the Board develops and implements strategies that ensure accountability while driving performance and profitability.
Board Mandate and Committee Charters
The Board has three standing committees: the Audit Committee; the Corporate Governance and Compensation Committee; and the Enterprise Risk Management Committee.