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About Pearson Management

Put Pearson's knowledge, integrity and experience to work for you today.

The mission of Pearson Management Group is to provide design and construction management services to clients currently involved in the design and construction industry and provide expert evaluation of our client’s position in construction disputes. Every working day our team is providing management consulting services related to the design and construction process across America.

Pearson's Senior Personnel

David E. Pearson | President
David E. Pearson

David founded Pearson Management Group, Inc. in 1989.   In 2019, Pearson Management Group, Inc, celebrated its 30th anniversary.

With over 45 years of construction management, contract management, scheduling and dispute resolution experience, David has consulted on hundreds of construction projects and served as an expert in more than 100 federal and state court cases and arbitrations across the U.S.  

A 1973 graduate of the Auburn University Building Science program, David began his career on construction sites as a project engineer, estimator and project manager.  He served as contracts manager for Blount, Inc., which in the mid-1980s was one of America’s largest construction firms.  At age 34, he co-founded an American subsidiary of an international construction consulting firm.   

David has provided construction management consulting services on many large, complex, and high risk construction projects across the country, including the Harrah’s Hotel and Casino in New Orleans, renovation of the Chicago Bears’ famed Soldier Field, the $800M Westin Diplomat Hotel in Hollywood, Florida, the $2.6B Revel Entertainment Complex in Atlantic City, New Jersey, and many sports complexes across the country. 

Timothy A. Jewell | Vice President

Tim began his 40+ year construction career as a bridge field foreman and superintendent.  In 1986, Tim earned his Associates degree from Coastal Training Institute.  Tim and David began working together 31 years ago.   Tim worked first as a draftsman, then as a claim analyst and scheduler.  For the past 25 years Tim has served as Vice President of Pearson Management.

Tim has vast experience in forensic scheduling, including leading teams of analysts on over 600 schedule and delay analyses on virtually every type of construction and in every area of the nation.  Tim has developed and monitored construction schedules on over 50 large, complex, high-risk projects.  

Stella M. Sanford | Senior Manager

Stella Sanford joined Pearson in 1997.  For the past 23 years Stella has focused her work efforts on discovery, data collection, database management and claim analysis.  Previously, Stella worked for over a decade as the sole paralegal in the litigation division of mid-sized law firm, acting also as the contract liaison for the Governor of the State of Alabama for the firm’s finance and bond section.  Stella managed tax-exempt bond issues with the State of Alabama Industrial Development Board.  As a former president of the local bar association legal assistant section, Sanford has taught numerous seminars, including alternate dispute resolution, investigation and e-discovery.

Sanford is a Certified Legal Assistant with an Associates degree in Paralegal Studies from Huntingdon College.

Jeffrey V. Royal | Senior Manager
Jeffrey V. Royal

Jeff earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Building Science at Auburn University in 1993.  Since joining Pearson in 1995, Jeff has planned, coordinated, scheduled and monitored a wide variety of high-profile projects across the U.S., and participated in many delay analyses. 

As on-site project manager for several of Pearson’s program management assignments, Jeff has managed schedules for many large complex projects, some exceeding $1B.  Jeff also selects and implements scheduling and project management control systems for Pearson’s construction management consulting services.

Jeff is proficient in several project management software programs including P6 (Oracle Project Planner), P3 (Primavera Project Planner), Suretrak Project Manager, Microsoft Project, and Procore Construction Project Management.

Jon David Pearson | Sr. Project Analyst/Scheduler
JD-Pearson

Jon David (JD) earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Building Science from Auburn University in 2004. In 2019, JD earned a Master of Divinity degree from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Over the past 16 years, JD has developed experience, skill, and expertise in planning, schedule preparation, delay analysis and claims. While developing that expertise, JD obtained significant practical on-site construction experience. For a year, JD provided full-time on-site scheduling, forensic delay analysis and claim preparation at the Carrolton Power Complex renovation in New Orleans. JD’s data collection, delay analysis and claim preparation was used to reach an 8-figure claim settlement. In 2019, JD led a team of fact witnesses and analysts to prepare a forensic schedule analysis of the new roof structure added to the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami. JD prepared a forensic schedule analysis and full length animation for a bench trial in Alabama, forensic delay analyses on two separate high profile high-rise projects in downtown Chicago and a forensic schedule analysis on a FedEx Airbus Hangar Facility in Memphis, TN.

Paula Seagraves | Sr. Project Analyst

Paula Seagraves is a senior project analyst and David Pearson’s assistant.  Having personally been involved in over 600 projects, Paula is skilled and experienced in delay analysis, construction claim accounting and graphics preparation.  Paula offers clients high-level proficiency in evaluating contractors’ project cost accounting records.  For the past 30 years, Paula has led the collection, assembly, editing and distribution of Pearson’s reports.  Paula is also highly proficient with numerous software programs, including Excel, Word and Visio.  

Paula has participated in many of Pearson’s field assignments including biweekly visits to the $2.6 Billion Revel Casino construction project in Atlantic City, NJ where Pearson served as program manager.