Carr & Duff, a southeastern Pennsylvania corporation providing specialty electrical construction services announced the appointment of Valarie Cofield as its new Executive Vice President of Business Development. Ms. Cofield has a track record of success, spanning more than 25 years, in business development and program management for projects and clients throughout the United States.
A premier electrical contractor in the Greater Philadelphia and Tri-State Area, serving customers along the East Coast, Carr & Duff has over 60 years of performance experience. Carr & Duff has secured a trusted reputation for tackling complex electrical construction projects in a manner that is safe, timely, and high-quality. Among its wide-ranging set of customers are utilities, transportation providers, and commercial, industrial, educational, and medical facilities.
“We are incredibly excited to have Valarie join Carr & Duff,” said Robert Duff, President of Carr & Duff. “She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in leading business in both the contracting industry as well as the Philadelphia region. My brothers and I are incredibly impressed by Valarie and look forward to welcoming her into the Carr & Duff family.”
“We are thrilled to bring on exceptional talent to IMB Partners portfolio companies, especially among those who have been advisors and advocates of our efforts,” said Tarrus Richardson, Founder and CEO of IMB Partners. “As our firm continues to grow, we are confident in Valarie’s ability to guide Carr & Duff with her demonstrated, invaluable insight and experience.”
Valarie Cofield is an expert and well-known leader in Philadelphia. Formerly the Chief Executive Officer of the Eastern Minority Supplier Development Council, she assisted public entities in implementing their economic development initiatives and private companies in developing their supplier diversity business strategies. Her advocacy and drive allowed her to position small businesses to compete on projects by identifying major competition and primary decision-makers, as well as developing differentiated teaming strategies.
In 2019, Philadelphia Business Journal celebrated her leadership as a “Most Admired CEO.” On LinkedIn, associates described her tenure as “embodying a culture of compassion and positive change.”