Real Estate: BRIAN F. BORTELL
PRESIDENT, CHAIRMAN AND CEO, TIMMONS GROUP INC., RICHMOND
Bortell, a Virginia Tech graduate with an MBA from Averett University, has been with Timmons for more than three decades, starting as an entry-level engineer. The Richmond-based civil engineering, technology and surveying firm has nearly 800 employees and reported revenue of $135.5 million in fiscal 2021. During the past few years, Timmons opened offices in Newport News, Wilmington, North Carolina, and Washington, D.C.
An endurance athlete, Bortell, who lives in Chesterfield County and has two grown children, has run in more than 20 marathons and competed in more than 100 triathlons. He also has competed in the Hawaiian Ironman race.
Bortell is a Leadership Metro Richmond graduate who fosters dogs and supports the Richmond Animal League. He has served on boards for Sports Backers, Richmond Tri Club and the Better Business Bureau.
BEVERAGE OF CHOICE: Very hoppy IPA beers
WHAT I’VE LEARNED: Listen more, talk less.
HOBBY/PASSION: Triathlons, seven-time Ironman World Championship qualifier