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Anser Advisory Announces DHS Consulting Acquisition, Expanding Market Expertise

Updated: May 19, 2020

ORLANDO, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Anser Advisory (Anser), ranked 25 in ENR’s 2019 Top 50 Program Management Firms and 47 in ENR’s 2019 Top 100 Construction Management-for-Fee Firms, has announced the acquisition of DHS Consulting (DHS), ranked 79 in ENR’s 2019 Top 100 CM-for-Fee Firms. DHS is a process and results-driven program, project, and construction management consulting firm focused on delivering innovative and comprehensive solutions to solve clients’ complex challenges. Founded in 2012, DHS currently employs over 140 team members in Southern California, providing services to private and public sector clients throughout the region.

DHS was established on and maintains a solid commitment to people, including employees, clients, and the community. DHS employs a strong, dynamic team with extensive and diverse experience in many markets, including energy, transportation, education, commercial, government, aviation, and healthcare.

Sudhir Damle, President and founder of DHS, stated: “We are excited about our future with Anser which will continue to build on our capabilities and passion for delivering high quality solutions for our clients while creating exciting opportunities for our staff to grow their careers.”

Mr. Damle will become President of Anser Advisory, working directly with Chief Executive Officer, Bryan Carruthers. Additionally, Gary Cooley and Melanie Estes of DHS will join Anser as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Delivery Officer, respectively.

“This is an exciting and transformative addition to the Anser family and supports our strategic goal of adding colleagues to our firm that share aligned values and also share our vision of growing the leading capital program advisory firm in the country. DHS contributes new market expertise to our firm while increasing our regional geographic strength in California,” said Mr. Carruthers. “The new market expertise that DHS brings to our team furthers our progress towards becoming the leading destination for capital program advisory talent in the industry.”

About Anser Advisory

Anser Advisory is a national firm specializing in capital program funding, program management, project management, construction management, and executive advisory services. With offices in Cypress CA, Boston MA, Orlando FL, San Francisco CA, Atlanta GA, Clinton, New Jersey, and now multiple additional locations throughout Southern California, the firm provides program advisory services to clients across the country in industries that include transportation, higher education, K-12 education, aviation, housing, industrial, federal, state, local government, healthcare, hospitality, energy, and solid waste. For more information about Anser please visit:

Anser Advisory operates as a portfolio company of RTC Partners, LLC. RTC Partners, LLC is a New York based private equity firm that partners with managers of middle market companies to unlock growth opportunities. Further information is available at

Stradling, Yocca, Carlson and Rauth, P.C. acted as legal counsel and BDO USA, LLP acted as financial and tax advisor on behalf of RTC Partners and its affiliates.

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