Unispace Group makes several key leadership changes

James Bruce, Rose Williams, John Capobianco and Jamie Geddes.

Workplace global design and construction firm Unispace Group, which is active in the Midwest, recently made key leadership changes.

The company has expanded significantly over the past two years, from a focus on corporate interiors at Unispace to now include the Unispace Life Sciences (highly regulated sectors) and Downstream (brand-led experiential environments) brands.

Unispace Group also announced the appointment of James Bruce in the new role of Group President. In this position, Bruce will drive operational excellence and efficiencies across the Group’s portfolio of brands to enable best practice delivery globally and implement proven strategies for continued scale and profitable growth. He was most recently CEO of the built environment and engineering consultancy Buro Happold, where he oversaw substantial growth in revenue and profitability, and executed/integrated a series of acquisitions.

Unispace’s Rose Williams has been promoted to the new role of Managing Director Corporate Interiors, Americas, where she will report to the Global CEO. Previously serving as the Head of Client Solutions, Americas, Williams will now be responsible for the end-to-end delivery of Unispace’s corporate workplace interiors offering for clients across the strategy, design and construction lifecycle in the US. Since joining Unispace in 2017 as Principal, Pre-construction in New Zealand, Williams has quickly risen into a leadership role across the Americas, bringing a unique understanding of the project lifecycle to how she leads a multi-disciplinary team to ensure clients’ objectives are clearly identified and successfully achieved.

Williams’ first appointment as Head of Corporate Interiors, Americas is John Capobianco, who has joined the firm as Creative Director, Americas and Senior Principal – Client Solutions, after a long tenure as Design Director and Principal at IA Interior Architects. An award-winning design professional with 25 years in the industry, Capobianco has worked with major brands like Uber, RBC, Yext, Google, Capital One and American Express. Capobianco will leverage his strategic design innovation mindset in his new role at Unispace, providing clients with creative solutions that drive strategy and meet their needs and aspirations.

Jamie Geddes has also joined the firm as Director, Strategic Accounts for Downstream where she will be responsible for client attraction and retention in the Corporate and Institutional markets. She will also focus on increasing Downstream’s reach among key decision makers in target markets and adding value to key New York area clients with strategic relationship management. As Unispace Group more broadly, and Downstream specifically, continues to grow its client base in New York City, the Group is also growing its New York Studio, where Geddes will be based. With over seven years of consultative sales experience, and a proven track record in driving business growth through strategy and relationship management, Geddes joins following four years at WeWork, where she was most recently Enterprise Account Director.