Executives & Partners
Chief Executive Officer & Founding Partner
Todd Whitlock is WEST Builders’ CEO and co-founded the company in 2003. Mr. Whitlock began his career in 1986 at Charles Pankow Builders, Ltd. where he spent over fifteen years and rose to the position of Senior Vice President. He held a corporate executive management position beginning in 1990 and was involved in overall company steering and management. In the three years prior to founding WEST, he was one of three corporate executives sharing direct responsibility for the nine operating divisions of a $300M design-build engineering firm. Mr. Whitlock graduated from UC Berkeley and holds the DBIA designation from the Design-Build Institute of America.
Senior Vice President
Michael Beckler has over thirty years of construction experience ranging from high- rise, mixed-use, advanced tech, medical, multi-residential, structural building enhancements, office tenant improvements, civil/site infrastructure and retail. As Vice President of the Northern California Division he is responsible for overseeing all aspects of projects from marketing, estimating, design, contract negotiations, and managing construction teams. Prior to joining WEST, Michael was the Senior Vice President of a major design build mechanical company. His responsibilities included the managing of four area divisions and overseeing all project management teams.
Chief Financial Officer
Todd Whyte is West Builders’ Chief Financial Officer and joined the firm in 2008. He is responsible for the financial reporting and controls within the company and works extensively with the partners on the company forecast, HR and Insurance issues. Mr. Whyte has over two decades of experience in the Real Estate industry and before joining West he worked for some of the most well known and respected property management and asset management firms in the industry. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
Senior Vice President & Southern California Regional Manager
Noyan Uras leads the Southern California office as VP and Regional Manager, overseeing business development, contract structuring and deal negotiations. He has over 18 years of construction and design-build experience with a background in structural engineering. Having managed approximately $450MM worth of construction projects in the Los Angeles area, his prime focus is in commercial and residential multi-family and mixed-use projects. In recent years, he has added distressed (incomplete) multi- family, commercial property assessment and completion services to WEST Builders business portfolio. Noyan holds a BA in Civil Engineering from Istanbul Technical University and MA in Construction Management from University of Southern California. In addition he is a green enthusiast and a LEED Accredited Professional with focus on Building Design and Construction (LEED AP BD+C).
Senior Vice President
Mark Temple is Vice President and Operations Manager for the Southern California office responsible for the operations of both the office and jobsites in the region by coordinating staffing, safety programs, jobsite setup, project close-out and contributes to the business development side with support on scheduling, site planning and preconstruction assessments. He has worked in California for over 20 years with experience in multi-family residential, mixed-use commercial projects, high-rise, medical (OSHPD), parking structures and TI build-outs. With 5 years working in Northern California and 15 years working in the Los Angeles area, Mark has worked on and managed over $350 million worth of construction projects and has a diverse background and experience in many types of construction projects. Mark has a degree in Civil Engineering with a concentration in Construction Management from the University of Michigan
Senior Vice President
Ricardo Zamorano has over sixteen years of construction experience from large scale commercial office, residential, and mixed-use projects to small tenant improvement (TI's) projects. Ricardo has managed these projects at each level of the construction process from the field to the corporate level. As Vice President, he continues to estimate and manage project pre-construction, construction, and post-construction. Prior to joining WEST, Ricardo was Senior Project Engineer with a large national design-build firm. Ricardo holds a Civil Engineering degree from the California Polytechnic University.
Vice President Construction Operations
Mr. Mirkovich began his career with WEST Builders in 2003 as an intern and immediately joined the company permanently in 2005 upon graduation from Cal Poly – San Luis Obispo’s acclaimed Construction Management Program. Nick has deservedly advanced to a strong leadership role on the field and project management side of WEST. He has been involved in a variety of challenging projects since 2003. Project types range from apartment buildings, to seismic upgrades of existing structures, to high-end luxury condominiums.