To say Eric Pescatore was born to be a successful engineer is no overstatement. And though he’s followed in the footsteps of his father, CDM Smith’s own esteemed James Pescatore, Eric has certainly made a name for himself. As a geographic information system specialist with almost 15 years of experience developing and implementing GIS services, Eric has advised clients on everything from drone usage to floodplain modeling. Past experience with green infrastructure projects, like housing development planning and design for the New York City Department of Environmental Protection, has helped Eric meet our clients' stormwater management goals while also improving the lives of thousands of community members.
Why CDM Smith? From engineers to scientists to geologists, from software developers to planners, CDM Smith is a very diverse company filled with people from multiple disciplines. I chose to be with CDM Smith because they offer every employee the same opportunity to contribute, collaborate and grow the company together.
Which of CDM Smith’s core values do you identify with most and why? Initiative. I would not be where I am today if I hadn’t shown initiative many years ago. All companies need employees with initiative, for without it there would be little innovation or growth and CDM Smith as a firm wouldn’t function.
What are your 3 non-work passions? I am a certified dork and fully embrace the geek culture. I’m still reading comic books after all these years and I’m an avid gamer. My last guilty passion is trying out new restaurants.
What’s something you enjoy doing on your day off? As an avid gamer, I really enjoy being able to sit down (for an extended period of time) to play games like World of Warcraft with my friends or binge watch a few shows on Netflix.