Who We Are

Ten years ago, the founders of Cobec set out to create the kind of management consulting company where people would want to work. A business powered by smart, diverse people passionate about doing meaningful, quality work. A work place valuing the well being of employees and allowing tremendous trust in those people to negotiate work and non-work obligations. A culture with a level of freedom in communication, open accessibility to leadership, and a personal autonomy and responsibility empowering confident employees.

The culture that exists at Cobec, and the talented people that drive it, have powered the smart and continued growth of our employees, business, and clients. We are successful because of our people, and we make choices to support them.

People are our most important asset!  Cobec is a place where employees are valued and where great people want to work. We cultivate a work place where employees thrive and have the autonomy, support, ability to contribute in a meaningful way. Cobec offers robust benefits, supportive and collaborative co-workers, an attractive and productive office space, and plenty of fun social events. We hire talented people and give them the tools and support they need to do great work. Cobec gives everyone the voice and ability to make an impact on our company and our direction.  We offer the freedom to explore how, when, and where work gets done.

“We believe respect and trust are crucial and form the foundation necessary for the success of a flexible work culture” – Hisham Jalil, Vice President

We are a team, not a company of individuals. We are smart, trustworthy and capable people working together on projects with clients to achieve shared success. Cobec cultivates open communication, personal responsibility, accountability, and mutual respect. Collaborating as a team increases the quality of work, magnifies our impact, and generates growth in the business, the team, and the individual.

Passionate, engaged employees drive innovative ideas. We nurture the spirit of entrepreneurship by leveraging the imagination and creativity of all employees. We seek fresh perspectives and innovative problem solving, challenge ourselves to look at new ways of doing things, work outside our comfort zones, and expand our skill sets.

“We are committed in our hearts as well as our minds to our work and our clients.” – Michael G. Paul II, President

Corporate and Technical Leadership

Employee Alma Maters

American InterContinental University
American University
Arizona State University
Augsburg College
Bellevue University
Biola University
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
Boston College
Brown University
California Institute of Technology
Carleton University – Ottawa
College of William and Mary
Florida A&M University
George Mason University
George Washington University
Georgetown University
Georgia Institute of Technology
Hampton University
Indiana University
James Madison University
Johns Hopkins University
Lansing Community College
Louisiana State University
Marymount University
Michigan State University
Mindanao State University, Philippines
Montreat College
Murray State University
 North Carolina State University
Northeastern University
Ohio State University
Old Dominion University
Pennsylvania State University
South Carolina State University
Tehran Azad University
Troy State University
Tufts University
University of Colorado – Boulder
University of Florida
University of Maryland
University of Massachusetts
University of Minnesota – Twin Cities
University of Phoenix
University of Pittsburgh
University of Scranton
University of Southern California
University of Texas at Austin
University of Virginia
 Utah State University
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Western California University
Westwood College
Whitman College
Wilmington University
Is your school represented? Perhaps you should join us!

Employee Memberships

American Association of Airport Executives
American Association of Cost Engineering International (AACEi)
College of Performance Management (CPM)
International Cost Estimating & Analysis Association (ICEAA)
International Function Point Users Group (IFPUG)
Project Management Institute (PMI)

Employee Certifications

Certified Cost Estimating/Analyst (CCEA)
Certified Enterprise Architect (CEA)
Certified Function Point Specialist (CFPS)
Certified Prosci Change Management Methodologies and Tools
Certified ScrumMaster (CSM)
College of Performance Management (CPM) – EVM
College of Performance Management (CPM) – Scheduling
Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act Certification (III) in Budget/Cost Estimating/Financial Management (BCEFM)
Enterprise Architecture (DoDAF)
Enterprise HR Database Power User Training
FCC General Radiotelephone Operator License
Primavera P6
Professional Cost Estimator/Analyst (PCEA)
Project Management Certificate
Project Management Professional (PMP)
SAS Base Programmer (SAS-BASE)
Six Sigma – Green Belt
Six Sigma – Yellow Belt
Six Sigma – Black Belt
Sun Certified Enterprise Architect (SCEA)