Mark Zwagerman
Principal, Managing Director LA

Principal, Managing Director of Los Angeles

My story is one of coming complete circle. I started my career in Los Angeles (with HLW), then worked with multiple firms, in multiple market sectors, in multiple cities. Having rejoined HLW, I can apply the experience and knowledge I gained to helping what is a multi-disciplinary, multi-market, multi-city practice. What I liked and what is still present at this firm is the entrepreneurial feel. There is no typical week. No two projects are the same. No two challenges are the same. And, in a lot of ways, no two days are the same. I’ve always worked in multi-disciplinary environments. I enjoy putting all the parts and pieces together in a holistic manner. I don’t think it works to departmentalize, specialize, and separate people. It’s important to be able to take a project from beginning to end and give people the full experience of working through the process. This is more rewarding for people working on the project and it’s certainly better for building client relationships. The way we do what we do at HLW works really well for me. It’s like a good marriage.