Cyrus Izzo, PE

Co-President

As co-president of Syska Hennessy Group, Cyrus Izzo leads one the world’s leading engineering firms, with more than 500 professionals across 16 offices. Cyrus, who joined Syska in 1993 as an electrical engineer from Ammann & Whitney, became co-president in 2007. He has overseen the expansion of the firm’s capabilities into consulting, information and communications technology; overseen geographic expansion into new offices in Dubai and Shanghai; codified best engineering practices; and established a collaborative and diverse management team to lead the firm’s future growth.

In 2005, Cyrus established Syska’s first global practice, Critical Facilities, which has become a world top-three (per ENR) mission critical engineering firm, designing core systems for some of the world’s most important data centers and trading floors. He continues to be a hands-on leader, overseeing several of the firm’s key client relationships and projects with organizations such as JPMorgan Chase, Microsoft, The Mount Sinai Hospital and Morgan Stanley.

Cyrus is excited about the future. “When I think about how our engineers leverage technology and high-performance, sustainable solutions, it inspires me,” he says. “I get to help our clients execute some of the most uniquely challenging projects in the world.”

Cyrus holds a BSEE from Manhattan College, and is a licensed professional engineer in New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Michigan, Connecticut and Pennsylvania. He is a member of Syska’s board of directors, responsible for long-term growth and corporate governance of the privately held firm, which was founded in 1928. Additionally, he serves on the boards of the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC), New York Building Congress, 7×24 Exchange International and ACE Mentor Program of New York. When he isn’t helping to define skylines or spending time with his wife and two daughters, Cyrus loves to golf and fish—though he has much better luck hooking a fish than staying under par.