Wayne Kalayjian – Addicted to Courage

Written by Shelley Armato

Mr. Kalayjian is a Managing Director at Secretariat with 35 years of analytical expertise for complex capital improvement programs around the world. He specializes in program management systems and controls, fraud investigations, financial damage analytics, forensic accounting, root-cause analytics, environmental risk remediation, cost estimating, quantum and damages analysis, dispute resolution, litigation support, and expert testimony. He has first-hand insights into why construction projects succeed, how they fail, lessons learned, and powerful ways to translate complicated technical issues into plain English.

Mr. Kalayjian has been a licensed Professional Engineer (Civil and Structural) since the 1980s. He is also a Certified Fraud Examiner, lectures at the University of Southern California, and is a Technical Expert for the California Department of Consumer Affairs and its Board of Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors and Geologists. Mr. Kalayjian is a Senior Advisor for a private equity fund in Manhattan. And a Board Member for a mid-sized engineering company in South Florida, where he provides operational guidance. He has provided expert testimony in Federal and State courts across the United States.

At MIT, he studied and wrote about “Skyscraper Technology in Manhattan: 1930 to 1990” for his research thesis. He was part of the construction team that moved a historic lighthouse on Cape Cod National Seashore in 1995, where his engineering drawings are on display at the Highland Light Museum.

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