Marc Zuluaga, PE
Chief Executive Officer
Started with Firm: 2001
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Brown University, Providence, RI
Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Connecticut
Marc Zuluaga began his tenure with SWA in 2001 and assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer of SWA in 2019. He leads an interdisciplinary team charged with growing the firm as a means to positively impact people and the environment through improved building performance. Working in close partnership with Srikanth Puttagunta, COO, Marc is focused on positioning the firm for the future by nurturing SWA’s unique culture of innovation and diversification, while building on 50 years of industry success.
Marc has served in a variety of leadership positions within the firm, supporting real estate clients within both existing building and new construction segments, along with government clients for applied R&D projects. Throughout his career, Marc has collaborated with a wide variety of industry stakeholders to contribute to the definition and dissemination of standards necessary for our industry to grow. This interest has led him to providing technical expertise to many policy initiatives. In 2010, he served on the NYC Green Codes Task Force that was convened by the NYC Mayor’s Office (MOS) to recommend green changes to the laws and regulations affecting buildings in New York. In 2016, he co-chaired the NYC MOS Technical Working Group that developed a plan to reduce carbon emissions by 80% by 2050, an initiative that has been referenced and pursued by many other cities. And in 2020, he was appointed to serve on the NYS Public Service Commission Strategic Advisory Group to inform utility energy efficiency program investments.