Niki Lesko

Niki Lesko

Principal, Director of Marketing & Business Development

“People don’t buy what you do; they buy why you do it. And what you do simply proves what you believe.” – Simon Sinek

Niki has 24 years of experience in marketing and business development for professional services. An engaging and committed leader, she offers rich insight to efforts ranging from client research and new project pursuits, to external communication and positioning of senior architects as thought leaders. In her 22 years with Mahlum, Niki has directed numerous procurement pursuits for new construction, modernization, and master planning for pre K-12 education, colleges, and universities; healthcare; and non-profit clients. As a result, she holds an unmatched understanding of the benchmark for marketing of AEC services today, where they need to be tomorrow, and how to get there.

In addition to these project-based efforts, Niki is a member of Mahlum’s executive team and helps craft on-going efforts to progress the firm. Niki has also been the recipient of the Marketer of the Year Award from SMPS Oregon.

Niki has a Bachelor of Science in Merchandising Management from Oregon State University.