The UFTI welcomes David Wantman, CEO of the Wantman Group, Inc. (WGI) to the External Advisory Board. Wantman started in the business at age 13 and went on to earn a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering at the University of Florida. After spending 10 years with a national firm, he returned to WGI in 1999 tempered by a wide variety of experiences. After being named CEO of WGI in 2005, his focus is on organic growth and strategic mergers and acquisitions. He is passionate about the firm’s culture and opportunities as he leads WGI’s 450 associates into the future. The firm has exceeded an average annualized growth rate of over 15% for over a decade.
Today, Wantman leads a firm with fourteen offices that specialize in Civil Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Geospatial Services, Subsurface Utility Engineering, Structures, Water Resources, Landscape Architecture, Environmental Sciences, Land Planning, Parking Solutions, and Creative Services. Last year, WGI had active projects in 32 states and three countries. WGI was Ranked #29 by University of Florida in its list of the 100 fastest-growing businesses owned or led by UF alumni, as calculated by Ernst & Young in 2017.