Samira Ayati, PE, DBIA, ENV SP

CEO and President

Samira Ayati, PE, is the esteemed founder and president of IVY Engineering Group, PLLC (IVY). With a passion for excellence, she leads the firm in accomplishing its short and long-term objectives. Ms. Ayati holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and a Master’s in Civil Engineering – Construction Management from Columbia University. She is a licensed Professional Engineer in multiple states, including New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, the District of Columbia, Virginia, and Florida, bringing over ten years of hands-on experience to her role.

Ms. Ayati’s remarkable accomplishments have earned her prestigious recognition as the Young Professional of the Year 2023 by ACEC New York. This esteemed honor serves as a testament to her exceptional talent, dedication, and contributions to the engineering industry. It highlights her commitment to excellence and leadership, solidifying her position as a rising star in her field.

Under Ms. Ayati’s astute leadership, IVY continues to thrive, delivering exceptional results on projects of varying sizes, complexities, and sensitivities.

Philip McHugh

Financial Advisor

Philip McHugh is a seasoned leader in financial services and payments, bringing over 30 years of industry experience to IVY Engineering Group. Throughout his career, Philip has held significant leadership positions, including CEO of Paysafe, President of TSYS Merchant Solutions, and CEO of Payments at Barclays. Additionally, he has served as CFO for ten years in various divisional roles at Citigroup and Barclays Bank. With his vast experience across North America, Europe, and Latin America, Philip’s strategic insight and financial expertise are invaluable assets to IVY’s continued growth and success.