Center of Effort, LLC
270 Dogwood Road
Media, PA 19063
Phone: 610-566-8541


About Us


Matilda Pahides, Center of Effort CEO

Matilda Pahides, CEO of Center of Effort has more than 10 years of extensive experience in P3 in the United States and overseas. Matilda has been directly involved with P3 infrastructure projects that exceed over $6 billion in total project value.

She provided overall project management related to the Goethals Bridge Replacement project in NY and NJ; the I-95 / Scudder Falls Improvement project in PA and NJ; the Orlovski Tunnel Construction project in Russia; the Comarnic – Brasov Motorway project in Romania; and the 8th Corridor project which connected the Adriatic and Black Seas (Albania, Macedonia and Bulgaria). Matilda holds an MBA in International Management from the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussees in Paris, one of Europe’s leading educational institutions for the infrastructure and transportation sectors.

Michael Pahides, Center of Effort Managing Director

Michael Pahides, Managing Director for Center of Effort has over 25 years of administrative and project management experience in developing public private partnerships to achieve public policy goals in the education, workforce and economic development sectors.

Michael has sourced over $50 million of government grants and seed money that leveraged an additional $150+ million in private investments for those projects. He is an experience intermediary between the public and private sectors. Mike worked in the private sector for Rohm & Haas and Glaxo SmithKline and in public sector economic development organizations.

He earned a Master of Science Degree in Human Organizational Science from Villanova University and is also a Senior Advisor for Econsult Solutions, Inc. and provides business and public policy makers with economic consulting services.

Senior Advisors

Center of Effort has business agreements with talented individuals with specific expertise available to assist on our projects and we assemble teams with the right skills and experience to meet the project’s goals and objectives – Names and CVs are available upon request.

The principals of Center of Effort have worked on projects with the following organizations:

  • U.S. Department of Commerce-NIST MEP
  • U.S. Department of Labor
  • U.S. Department of Energy
  • Government of Albania
  • Government of Turkey
  • World Bank / IFC
  • PA Department of Labor and Industry
  • PA Department of Community and Economic Development
  • Montgomery County (PA) Economic Development Corporation
  • Chester County (PA) Economic Development Council
  • City of Philadelphia School District
  • Delaware Valley Industrial Resource Center
  • Penn State Energy Efficient Building HUB
  • Greater Philadelphia Manufacturing Accelerator Center
  • Keating Project Development Corporation / Tutor Perini
  • Vinci Concessions – Worldwide
  • Glaxo SmithKline
  • Rohm and Haas

Please contact us for specific information on additional customers and/or projects.