Name: Pamela J. Neckar
Job Title: CFO
Firm Name and Location: Bostwick Design Partnership, Cleveland, Ohio
Age: 35
Education: BS, John Carroll University; MBA, Cleveland State University

Joined Bostwick 13 years ago to assist with accounting, invoicing, and payroll. Promoted to director of finance and human resources in 2007, to CFO in 2010.

Counsels firm’s principals on business practices, strategic planning, leadership branding, and maximizing human capital.

Advocate of integrated project delivery. Developed criteria that defined project success for firm’s first IPD project, a $40 million surgery expansion for Cleveland Clinic’s Marymount Hospital. Worked with Cleveland Clinic to develop compensation model based on shared risk and reward.

Set HR policies and spearheads leadership and career development programs for all personnel. Led seminars on leadership branding and project-management techniques. Programs have reduced employee turnover and boosted revenue per technical employee by 23% over a three-year period.


Implemented firm’s Wellness Program, a comprehensive plan that includes education, training, fitness discounts, and other health components.

Off the Clock:

Runs 30 to 40 miles a week, rain or shine.

Favorite vacation spot: Florida’s Siesta Key.

Secret Life:

Ran the Pittsburgh Marathon in 2010.


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