Chief Executive Officer
Behruz Vahdani, Ph.D., P.E., President and CEO of Matrix Seismic Group, has established an outstanding and prolific position as professional engineer and company president, throughout California and the State of Washington. He has performed impressive professional engineering and construction services on well over two thousand projects for 32 years. He excels in the design and engineering analysis of all types of building structures, including Office Buildings, Parking Structures, Condominiums, Apartment Units and Custom Houses.
Behruz Vahdani has a reputation for building positive relationships with diverse clients and building owners, based on trust and confidence that the project will be managed at the highest standard of practice and delivered on time and within budget. He continuously overseas the engineering and implementation of the construction of each project, maintaining client satisfaction.
Behruz graduated from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, with an M.S. (Civil Engineering) degree in 1981. In 1985, he received his Ph.D., Structural Finite Elements, from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA.
Behruz Vahdani has worked in the Professional Engineering and construction field emphasizing the Design-Build approach since 1981 before establishing his own company in 1996 to the present.
In more recent years, Behruz Vahdani, has focused predominantly on the retrofitting of Un-Reinforced Masonry Buildings (UMB or URM), Tilt-up Buildings, Soft Story Buildings, Non-Ductile Concrete Buildings and Steel Infill Buildings throughout San Francisco, the Bay Area and Southern California. His company, Matrix Seismic Group completed more than two hundred UMB building projects since 1996.
Overall, Behruz Vahdani has made a superior contribution professionally and culturally in improving the structural and esthetic integrity of many valued building structures throughout California. His contribution to our efforts in this region to improve our earthquake preparedness is unsurpassed.
Vice President Marketing (Southern California)
Suzann Brent’s 25 years of experience representing owners and occupants of all property types in Los Angeles provides her clients with unparalleled expertise in all facets of real estate marketing, sales, investment, management and tenant improvement work that includes seismic retrofit work. She is equally experienced with both residential and commercial properties.
Suzann began her career as an associate broker with June Scott and Associates in Beverly Hills. As a residential broker from there she went on to a career in commercial real estate working with some of the top developers in the state. Her career has included working with such companies as Kennedy-Wilson, CB Richard Ellis, Arden Realty and the Charles Dunn Company. She served as Vice President of Leasing and Investment Sales at SCI Properties and as a Regional Director of the Abbey Company in leasing office, industrial, retail and medical space. She holds the Real Property Administrator designation from the Building Owners and Managers Institute, for hi-rise commercial property management.
A longtime resident of West Hollywood, Suzann actively specializes in the areas of Downtown, Beverly Hills, West Hollywood and West Los Angeles.