As Co-President of Syska Hennessy Group, Cyrus Izzo leads one of the world’s best-known engineering firms, with more than 500 professionals across 16 offices.
Cyrus joined Syska in 1993 as an electrical engineer after working for 7 years at Ammann & Whitney. In 2007, he was named Syska’s Co-President. In this role, Cyrus has overseen expansion into new sectors, including consulting, information and communications technology; and into new geographies: Dubai and Shanghai. In addition, he has codified best 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-class business unit. The professionals in this practice specialize in the design of critical systems, and have worked on some of the world’s most important data centers and trading floors. Cyrus continues to lead this practice, and he takes a hands-on approach to managing key relationships and projects, working closely with such clients as JPMorgan Chase, Microsoft, The Mount Sinai Hospital, and Morgan Stanley, to name a few.
Cyrus recently celebrated Syska’s 90-year anniversary, and he is excited about the next 90 years. “When I think about how we’re leveraging 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 firm, which is privately held. 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.