Corporate Personnel

 

DENNIS WRIGHT

PRESIDENT & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

 

Dennis Wright is the President and Chief Executive of Peregrine Development International. He founded Peregrine following a highly successful career in both Government and Industry. Prior to forming Peregrine, he was a Vice President for KBR, the leading Engineering and Construction company in the U.S. and the 7th largest Defense Contractor. He was responsible for the development of all public sector market strategies, planning and analysis, business development, branding, advertising, communications and public relations for a $5B business segment. In January 2003, Dennis led KBR’s international strategic initiative to establish a new Middle East corporate office during the Iraq war and led the post‐war reconstruction efforts, including direct liaison with U.S. Reconstruction Offices. As Vice President of the new Mid‐East regional office he developed strategies supporting a $4B revenue base and captured over $2B in new work. He also served as Account Manager for U.S. Navy and Defense programs.

 

 


 

JIM SPORE, P.E.

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT AND CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

 

Jim Spore represents Peregrine as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer with over 35 years professional experience in both the public and private sectors. Jim is a Naval Academy graduate and a registered licensed Professional Engineer with demonstrated and acknowledged success as Program Manager on some of the world’s largest and most complex projects ranging from building military installations to supporting deployed US Military and Coalition forces around the world. He served as lead Project Engineer on a number of significant world class projects, including many embassies around the world. Over the course of a highly successful career, he has developed internationally recognized professional expertise in the construction, planning, programming, design, operation and demolition of multi-million dollar projects; particularly those that are politically sensitive and high- risk. He has been a warranted U.S. Government Contracting Officer with unlimited contracting authority and is familiar with all aspects of government contracting, the FAR, DFARs and construction methodologies.

 

 


 

ED BIRKINS

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT AND CHIEF FINANCIAl OFFICER

 

Ed Birkins represents Peregrine as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer with over 30 years of executive and management experience in all fields of international banking and finance. An Executive Financier with an excellent record of success, Ed has directed and implemented a full spectrum of banking activities with regional and major international financial institutions. He has developed and facilitated financing for international projects with a background spanning assignments in New York, Singapore, South Korea, Bahrain, Dubai, Kuwait and the Pacific. Recently, as President of a project development company, Ed was responsible for investments in property and project development on behalf of major Middle Eastern investors. His responsibilities included the establishment of a Pacific regional office targeting opportunities throughout Micronesia and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

 

 


 

DAKILA MANIQUIS

VICE PRESIDENT AND CHIEF INVESTMENT OFFICER

 

Dakila (Daks) A. Maniquis represents Peregrine as Vice President and Chief Investment Officer with over 18 years of solid experience in financial audit and consultancy, treasury operations, project and corporate finance, business development and general management.

 

Prior to joining Peregrine, he was the Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Real Estate and Hotel and Leisure Business Unit of the CHCI Group of Companies where he oversaw the operations, finance and human resource department of companies engaged in real estate development and hotel operations with combined assets and investments exceeding PhP3.0 billion. He was directly responsible for initiating, structuring, negotiating and closing the financing and acquisition of two of the three hotels currently owned by the group as well as the mixed-use development of an eight-hectare prime property in the middle of a major city in Southern Luzon, Philippines. He has extensive experience in the preparation of operating and financial plans and budgets; monitoring, evaluation and audit of operations; formulation of incentive policies and reward system; and the conceptualization, development and implementation of real estate development projects. Prior to becoming COO, Daks was the Group Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the same company, hence he has extensive experience in financial policy and strategy, debt and equity financing, accounting, treasury, internal control, audit, tax planning, financial budgeting and contract negotiations.

 

 


 

RENATO SUMALDE

VICE PRESIDENT, BUSINESS ENTERPRISE

 

Renato (Nato) Sumalde is Peregrine Philippine’s Vice President for Business Enterprise in-charge of finance, accounting, treasury, budget, tax management, human resource and payroll administration, business development and general administration for it’s construction and property management operations. Nato has 18 years of extensive experience in corporate management covering administration, financial control and reporting, equipment and real estate leasing, logistics and sales & marketing.

 

 


 

BOB THOMPSON

VICE PRESIDENT, ENGINEERING AND CONSTRUCTION

 

Bob Thompson is Peregrine’s Vice President for Engineering and Construction. Bob is a graduate of Virginia Military Institute with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering. He was a US Navy Civil Engineer Corps Officer and has 27 years of experience in government and commercial engineering, design, and construction.

 

 

 

 


 

WADE J. CASON

VICE PRESIDENT AND CHIEF TECHNOlOGY OFFICER

 

Wade Cason represents Peregrine as Vice President and Chief Technology Officer. He was primarily hired to setup the IT Infrastructure at Peregrine. He has over 8 years of professional experience in the IT sector and is responsible for all aspects of Information Systems, IT Infrastructure planning, design and maintenance at Peregrine Development International Inc. and its group of companies. Prior to joining Peregrine he served as a Networks Systems Engineer for a reputable IT Company in Kuwait called Behbehani Information Technologies where he was responsible for the entire IT Networks Division. Wade joined Behbehani Information Technologies as a Junior Networks Engineer and in the span of six months was promoted to Head of Networks division and IT Projects Operations. Over the course of a highly successful career he has developed extensive knowledge in planning, design and operating complex LAN and WAN environments and has worked on several successful IT projects in the State of Kuwait. Wade is a disciplined individual who excels in self-managed projects, is results driven and aggressive with high career goals and is an experienced team player who brings enthusiasm and energy into group efforts. He provides leadership and technology expertise across the technology spectrum and has experience in interfacing with key business units including Sales& Marketing, Finance, Operations, HR, Procurement and Engineering in multi-cultural environments. He is also a quick learner that adapts to emerging technologies.

 

 


 

JEFF PRADHAN

VICE PRESIDENT, SALES AND MARKETING

 

Jeff Pradhan is Peregrine’s Vice President for Sales and Marketing. Jeff comes to Peregrine with 3 years of entrepreneurial experience and 4 years of professional experience within the defense contracting industry. Before starting his career in the field of government contracts Jeff successfully started his own wholesale distribution business with the help of his father. Establishing contracts to supply general merchandise to national wholesale convenience store suppliers throughout the east coast, Jeff distributed over $300 thousand dollars in merchandise. Beginning his career as a contract specialist Jeff procured millions of dollars of materials, supplies, and services in support of various government agencies through direct dealings with representatives of business and commercial industry. Later, working as a subcontract administrator Jeff provided subcontracting plan management support to the Defense Logistics Agency on their worldwide mission to provide energy resources to the military.

 

 


 

DIANA C. MANGILIMAN

VICE PRESIDENT AND CORPORATE COUNSEL

 

Atty. Diana C. Mangiliman represents Peregrine as Vice President and Corporate Counsel with almost 2 years of experience in private practice of law as trial lawyer.

 

Prior to joining Peregrine, she was a Philippine Law Consultant for immigration cases that are intertwined with Philippine Law and special projects consultant for The Torres Law Firm, an Immigration Law Firm in San Diego California.

 

 


 

EDGAR JOHN LA BENNE

VICE PRESIDENT, LOGISTICS & ACQUISITION

 

Edgar LaBenne is Peregrine’s Vice President for Logistics. His professional procurement skills come from a strong operational background of twenty years of contracting experience in the US Air Force. Ed completed overseas tours in Diego Garcia, Korea and Belgium. An expert on contingency procurement expert, he was assigned as the lead planner and responsible for deploying contracting personnel at the Pentagon. He has been sent to over 40 countries to perform contracting duties.

 

 


 

CHUCK WESTRIP JR.

VICE PRESIDENT, NORTH AMERICA & EUROPE

 

Chuck Westrip represents Peregrine as the Vice President for Sales and Marketing for North America and Europe. Chuck comes to Peregrine with over 36 years of documented success and progressive leadership and management experience within the government and industry in the fields of Business Development, Contract Administration and Acquisition Management. Prior to joining Peregrine, Chuck worked for IAP Worldwide Services where he was the Executive Director Business Development and Army Account Manager responsible for development of all US Army capture strategies. Prior to joining IAPWS, he was the Army Account Manager and Vice President, Korean Operations for Halliburton KBR, the largest Engineering and Construction company in the US, where he developed the capture strategy and led the team responsible for winning the largest Logistics Contracts ever awarded in the Department of Defense, the multi-billion dollar US Army LOGCAP III contract.

 

 


 

MA. JOSEFINA D. CAPIDOS

DIRECTOR, HUMAN RESOURCE ADMINISTRATION

 

Ma. Josefina D. Capidos represents Peregrine Development International, Inc. a multinational company, currently developing a $3 Billion project inside Clark Freeport Zone as the Director for Human Resource and Administration with over 20 years of experience in all facets of Human Resource and Administration. Prior to joining Peregrine, she rose from ranks from her previous employments from clerk until she acquired the position of a Human Resource Manager. Just recently in September 21, 2010, she was promoted to a senior position now handling three (3) sister companies. She has done various consultancy works to various companies to set up the Human Resource System. She also authored Employee Handbooks to start up companies such as Uniwide Sales, Asian Telecommunications, Inc., Phelps Dodge Philippines in Luisita and A. G. Araja Construction and Development, the construction company that built Texas Instrument in Clark, Pampanga. Her line of expertise is on Labor Relations which she finds challenging. She also conducts a seminar on Values Formation and Personality Development and designed her own modules. She is the past President of Clark Human Resource Council (CHRC) for the year 2011-2012 and currently one of the Board of Directors of the same organization. She finished her college at the Holy Angel University with the degree in Bachelor of Arts Major in Industrial Psychology and graduated with honors during her primary years.

 

 


 

ARMAND DIAZ

DIRECTOR, COMPLIANCE

 

Armand Diaz represents Peregrine as Director for Compliance with over 23 years of experience in financial audit, treasury and finance, business development and general management.

 

Prior to joining Peregrine, he was the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of an exporting company where he oversaw finance, human resource, administration and logistics. He supervised the migration from MYOB to the latest Peachtree Manufacturing System. He spearheaded the cost cutting efforts thru renegotiation of HMO and suppliers’ contracts. He purged the underperformers, created certified strategic suppliers’ pool and revamped the supply chain.

 

 


 

DEAN LANARAS

DIRECTOR, QA / HSE

 

Dean Lanaras represents Peregrine as Director of QHSE. Dean has over 25 years professional experience in both the public and private sectors as an administrator, university lecturer and corporate trainer.

 

 

 


 

AUVI P. SALES

CHIEF ARCHITECT

 

Auvi Sales represents Peregrine as Chief Architect with over 10 years experience in the field of Land Development, Design and Construction Industry.

 

Auvi started his career as a field supervisor and architectural designer for one of the biggest development firms in the Philippines. Among his responsibilities were to supervise and monitor the implementation and preparation of contract documents and estimates for proposal and construction of the design of pre-fabricated, mass produced housing units.