A common thread in many small businesses is an inability to respond rapidly to disruptive changes in the marketplace. These changes, both technological and cultural, present a constant stream of threats and opportunities to every business. Industries on the front lines of disruption see new business models emerging, almost overnight, from a constant barrage of mobile, cloud, geo-location, digital distribution, and social networking initiatives. Those less directly affected are nonetheless challenged to change “how business is done.”

As owners and managers in the logistics, automation, professional service, distribution, retail, private equity and defense industries, the management team at Project Execution Network has been there. We’ve learned to recognize the direct link between past successes and the forward planning efforts that made them possible, and set out to develop a straightforward, structured approach to help SMBs focus their efforts, execute projects more efficiently and accelerate the results of their efforts.

Fran Livingston

CEO and Founder

Fran Livingston

Fran is a University of Pennsylvania alumnus and founder of Project Execution Network. After completing Westinghouse’s Graduate Engineering program, Fran held sales, engineering and management positions at Westinghouse, followed by an appointment to the White House Executive Exchange Program as Special Assistant to the Secretary of the Army. Returning to the private sector, Fran held senior management positions at Westinghouse, AEG/Daimler, Siemens Electrocom and Benshaw Corporation. During his ten year tenure as CEO, Benshaw grew from $14M (– $1.6M EBITDA) to $100M in sales, and was eventually sold for $105M.

Amber Alke

Director Marketing and Sales

Amber Alke

Amber is our Director of Marketing and Sales. Before joining Project Execution Network, Amber was a member of the Red Bull Marketing team, holding positions in beverage marketing and distribution sales management while earning a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh. She returned to school to earn her MBA, and also holds professional certifications in online marketing, cultural benchmarking and contingent workforce management.

Tony Gonzalaz

Director IT/Managed Services

Tony Gonzalez

Tony is an IT professional with 15 years of experience focusing on business application development, enterprise infrastructure and end user support. Tony holds a Masters of Engineering, Electrical Power Engineering degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute,
and Masters of Science, Nuclear Engineering and BS, Electrical Engineering degrees from the University of Puerto Rico.

As Director of IT/Managed Services at Project Execution Network, Tony is successfully engaged in helping clients optimize all aspects of enterprise IT:

  • Infrastructure
  • Virtual server provisioning
  • Business application development
  • Disaster recovery/business continuity
  • ERP implementation/conversion
  • Project management
  • Helpdesk

George Stewart


George Stewart

George is an alumnus of Clarion University, Chief Technology Officer at Project Execution Network and President of Stewart Premedia, a marketing communications agency in the Pittsburgh region. George works with our management and software development teams to develop and maintain key components of our consulting technology platform.