Verdantas Appoints Ashraf Jahangir, PE, as Chief Strategy Officer, Strengthening Commitment to its Future Vision

Ashraf Jahangir (Photo: Business Wire)

October 31, 2023 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

DUBLIN, Ohio–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Verdantas, a private-equity-backed solution provider of sustainable engineering and environmental services, announced today that Ashraf Jahangir, PE, will join its Executive Leadership team as the new Chief Strategy Officer.

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Jahangir’s career spans 29 years at a prestigious multi-national engineering and environmental firm with approximately $700 million in annual revenue. His professional career began in project engineering, operations and client management, evolving into senior leadership and Board governance. This journey has equipped him with a practical understanding of the business and end markets, and most importantly, how to connect authentically with clients, partners and team members. Jahangir is credited for cultivating several multi-million dollar client programs and relationships spanning decades during his tenure at his former company.

“We are thrilled to welcome Jahangir to the Verdantas family. His remarkable journey and unwavering dedication to people, client relationships, communities, and the environment align perfectly with our company’s values, mission and vision,” said Jesse Kropelnicki, Chief Executive Officer of Verdantas.

Jahangir is admired for his strategic thinking and capacity to foster high-performing and enduring leadership teams, create employee satisfaction, and nurture long-lasting client relationships. His extensive network within the industry ensures that Verdantas remains aligned with the latest trends, expanding its digital solutions and maintaining strong relationships.

Chris Lee, Co-Founder and Managing Partner at RTC Partners, commented, “The appointment of Jahangir as Chief Strategy Officer marks a new chapter in Verdantas’ journey. As a company deeply rooted in people-centric values, client relationships, and a higher purpose, Jahangir’s arrival strengthens our commitment to these ideals. His vision and experience will guide Verdantas towards even greater success as an industry leader.”

“I feel fortunate to be joining such a people-focused company,” says Jahangir. “My priority is to learn the objectives of the Verdantas staff and clients so we can support and accelerate solutions that create sustainable value for all stakeholders.”

About Verdantas

Verdantas is a private-equity-backed leader in sustainable engineering, planning, and environmental science services. With a team of approximately 1,000 professionals in 45 U.S. offices, including top scientists, engineers, and technical experts, we foster a people-focused culture that prioritizes the well-being of our employees, clients, and the communities we serve. For more information, please visit

About RTC Partners

RTC Partners is a private equity firm that invests in and builds strong businesses with committed management teams in the professional, business, and healthcare services industries. The firm’s dedicated emphasis on human capital, combined with its thoughtful approach to organic and inorganic opportunities, allows organizations to unlock the next stage of growth while enabling sustainable and long-term value creation for all stakeholders. RTC is actively seeking additional platforms and add-on acquisitions in its markets. For more information, visit


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