Denise Sherman

Denise Sherman

Pennington, NJ, US



Creative Project Manager with 20+ years’ experience in Interior Design and Corporate Project Management. Creative problem solver, planner, and organizer with exceptional interpersonal skills. International experience.

Strong in interior design and construction project management across multiple industries — for corporate (financial and insurance). Projects involve office relocation, expansions, restacking, and renovation projects; vendor evaluation and selection; FF&E selection and project standards; workplace design, budget management; and contract performance.



Spyglass Design, Hopewell, NJ, US, Design and Sales Specialist

•Provided design and sales services for high end residential kitchen renovation projects. Responsible for merchandising associated hardware, fixtures, appliances, furnishings, and materials. Negotiated customer contracts and ensured timely delivery. Managed construction and cabinetry installation process. Result: Successful in delivering

Jan 2012 - current

Economic Project Solutions, North Brunswick, NJ, Senior Project Manager

Sr. Project Manager and on site Owner’s Representative – New York, NY and Bridgewater, NJ
Responsibilities and Accomplishments Included:

Interior design and construction management for multiple NY/NJ headquarters projects ranging from 10,000sf to 211,000sf for clients such as Bank of New York Mellon and MetLife Insurance

Design, construction, and internal coordination for a new 75,000sf Bank Headquarters

Managed programming phase for 211,000sf consolidation and renovation

Managed new restroom design standards and construction of multiple restrooms

Responsible for managing multiple vendor partners and adherence to internal design standards

Budget and schedule management for projects ranging from $1M - $14M

Oversight and support of a LEED Gold Initiative project

Mar 2008 - Sep 2011

Garden State Tile, Farmingdale, NJ, US, Architectural and Design Sales Representative

Sold multi-line manufacturers of porcelain-ceramic tile to the Architectural and Design Community and Commercial Tile Contractors within a designated New Jersey and Pennsylvania territory.

Nov 2005 - Nov 2008

StructureTone,Inc., Hamilton, NJ, Construction Project Manager

Project Manager and Account Liaison to Merrill Lynch Facilities Department, Hopewell, NJ

•Onsite management of programming, design, budgeting, and coordination of construction and move activities for multiple moves, adds, and changes projects at the Merrill Lynch Hopewell, New Jersey Campus. Responsible for producing schedules, budgets and getting appropriate approvals to proceed.

•Managed design vendors through the programming and design phases for a lobby and restroom renovation project at the 770,000sf Merrill Lynch facility at 800 Scudders Mill Road in Plainsboro, NJ.

Apr 2004 - Oct 2005

Merrill Lynch, Hopewell, NJ, US, VP/Project Manager, Design & Construction for Domestic and International departments

Responsibilities and Accomplishments Included:
•Managed interior design services and advice to domestic and international business heads and internal customers
•Managed interior design and construction processes for offices in USA, Latin America, Central America,
Canada, and Australia
•Hired, managed, and maintained relationships with architectural, interior design, furniture, and
engineering consultants
•Acted as liaison between home office and international business unit management
Project managed design of domestic and international retail branch offices from programming to final execution
•Ensured quality planning and corporate design standards
• Oversight of vendor/designer relations and contracts

Jan 1988 - Jan 2002

HDR, Princeton, NJ, US, Interior Designer

•Interior design of large corporate projects including programming, space planning, contract documentation, FF&E and CADD.

Sep 1987 - Jan 1988


Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, US, Bachelors, Interior Design

Interior Design Emphasis on Commercial Interior Design and Art History

Sep 1978 - Jun 1982

Areas of Specialization