Colin Daigle is the global practice leader and a senior managing consultant for Marsh Risk Consulting’s Construction Consulting Practice. Based in Washington D.C., his responsibilities range from day-to-day client service and business operations to long-term growth and strategic planning for the practice. His career has been uniquely focused in construction financial and operational matters through his experience working in public accounting for construction industry clients, a large contractor and as a forensic construction dispute and management consultant. As a senior managing consultant, Colin’s responsibilities include supervising a team of financial, engineering, construction and management experts providing various services including project governance assessments, construction performance audits and investigations, contract disputes and insurance claims preparation.
Colin has been appointed as a financial damages expert for a variety of project types. He has provided expert testimony on construction financial damages and claims pricing at trials, as well as other forums for dispute proceedings. He has measured and investigated financial impacts related to lost productivity, extended and added general conditions, contract invoice billings, disputed changes, labor escalation, equipment claims, home office overhead, delays, contract payments and other categories.
Colin is frequently retained to assist clients during construction by identifying and implementing project controls to enhance the transparency and accountability related to contract compliance and progress reporting while utilizing best practices to manage performance metrics. In addition, Colin has provided construction cost, schedule and contract audit services for a variety of clients around the world. He has been retained as lead auditor for an array of institutional, infrastructure and heavy civil projects. Based on his experience with project delivery and contract types, he has provided financial and performance assurance to protect owners and assist contractors in resolving payment delays. Furthermore, Colin has assisted clients in maximizing loss recoveries under a variety of construction-related insurance policies such as builders risk, surety, errors and omissions and subcontractor default.
Colin is an active leader in the industry, including numerous speaking engagements and publications related to construction financial matters. Representative examples include: publication in the American Bar Association’s Construction Accounting, A Guide for Attorneys and Other Professionals book where Colin was a contributing author for a chapter about audits for public and private projects, guest instructor at Columbia University’s School of Engineering on multiple occasions; and Colin recently served on the National Accounting and Reporting Committee for the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA).
Previously, Colin worked in the project accounting and internal audit department of Miller & Long, a nationally ranked concrete contractor, as well as the advisory and litigation practices of PricewaterhouseCoopers and KPMG.
- BS in business administration, La Salle University
- Global Executive MBA, Duke University Fuqua School of Business
- Construction Management Studies, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech)
- Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
- Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF)
- Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP)
- Forensic Certified Public Accountant (FCPA)
- Certified Construction Auditor (CCA)
- American Bar Association’s Forum on the Construction Industry (ABA) Member
- American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Member
- Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) Member
- National Association of Construction Auditors, Advisory Board (NACA) Member