About Advantage Engineers

Leadership Team

John B. McGrath

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. McGrath, Chief Executive Officer of the firm, has over 20 years of experience in the engineering and construction industry and has held senior positions in large national and international engineering and consulting firms. For the past 20 years, Mr. McGrath has been involved with the acquisition, development and construction of wireless communications facilities and networks. He has managed the design and construction of hundreds of wireless communications sites in the Mid-Atlantic region and thousands throughout the United States. Mr. McGrath is familiar with building codes, zoning regulations and construction materials and methods.
Darlene Siegel

Chief Financial Officer

Ms. Siegel, Chief Financial Officer of the firm, provides executive finance and administration leadership. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Christopher Newport University, a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Old Dominion University and is a Certified Public Accountant. Ms. Siegel has 25 years of corporate finance and administration experience and has successfully developed and led large and small finance organizations in public and private companies at various stages of development.
Ryan Shields

Vice President of Synergy Division

Ryan Shields, President and Co-Founder of Synergy, set out with the goal of fostering organizational growth to develop teams capable of delivering successful results in the demanding wireless space. Since 2004, he has grown his company to be one of the leaders in telecommunication consulting services. Ryan has years of experience in the engineering and construction industry and has held senior positions in several large national engineering and consulting firms.
Daniel R. Schauble, Jr.

Vice President of Geotech & Environmental Divisions

Mr. Schauble, VP of the Geotechnical and Environmental Division, has 20 years of experience managing successful teams that provide geotechnical and environmental engineering services during the design and construction phases of projects. His corporate responsibilities include daily management, business development, client management and staff development. His design experience includes development and implementation of subsurface investigations, deep foundation design, stabilized slopes, and earth retaining structures and settlement analyses. His construction-phase experience includes quality assurance testing programs, direct oversight of staff completing on-site engineering reviews and in-house soils and construction materials testing. Mr. Schauble holds a Bachelor’s in Environmental Geology from Michigan University.
Rachel C. McCaffery, P.E., LEED AP BD+C

Vice President of Operations

Ms. McCaffery, VP of Operations, oversees the day-to-day operations of the organization focusing on operational efficiencies, goal-setting, strategic planning, and system and process improvement. In addition to corporate operations responsibilities, she oversees the Telecom East division where she is responsible for budgeting, capacity planning, business development, client management, project excellence and employee development. Prior to becoming the VP of Operations, Ms. McCaffery was the Director of the Environmental Division and has over 14 years of experience in civil and environmental engineering. Ms. McCaffery holds a Bachelor’s in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Villanova University and Master’s in Business Administration from Rosemont College.
Lori Leedy

Director of Human Resources

Ms. Leedy, Director of Human Resources, provides strategic direction and tactical support in the areas of employee relations, compensation, training and development and benefits. She has over 10 years of experience in all functional areas of Human Resource management including: recruiting, employee relations, benefits management, compensation planning, performance management, training, HRIS, safety, and organizational and business planning. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Beaver College and a Master’s Degree from Shepherd University in Psychology with a concentration in Organizational Development.
Megan Langley

Director of Marketing

Ms. Langley, Director of Marketing of the firm, is a 15-year senior consumer and business to business marketing veteran. Over the course of her career, she has created best practices to accelerate business growth across startups, mid-market and enterprises. With strong expertise in business and marketing intelligence, she has led her teams in making data-driven marketing decisions. Ms. Langley joined Advantage Engineers in 2017 and will bring her vast marketing background to the telecommunications, geotechnical and environmental engineering industry leading the marketing vision of the organization.