At Strategic Alliance Consultants (SAC), we specialize in construction project management and proudly have assisted a wide range of clients throughout the Ohio Valley, from material and labor cost evaluations, integrated master scheduling, and strategy road map to PMO development and operations, data analysis and implementation, and certified design-build project management, among other multiple services.
At SAC, we also help minority-owned contractors attain their minority certification, manage bids from the beginning stages until the completion of a project, and win contracts in the Federal Government sector. In this respect, we offer them our technical expertise on several essential areas, such as: business intelligence, construction bid evaluation and preparation, proposal management and technical writing, and marketing services and research.
Entrepreneur | Engineer | Bilingual Business Analyst | Creative Mind | Eternal Traveler | Dreams Maker
Ingrid Martinez is the President of Strategic Alliance Consultants. She was born in Havana, Cuba, and came to the U.S. in 2001. Despite receiving her bachelor’s in civil engineering from one of the most prestigious universities in her native Cuba, she found it difficult to find relevant opportunities in her field of expertise upon arrival to the U.S., which led her to work in different industries. As a result, she has extensive experience in international sales, education, marketing, entrepreneurship, and management—including the management of her family-owned restaurants, Havana Rumba and Mojito Tapas Restaurant. Her multifaceted experience has made her into a well-rounded business owner.
Her personal struggles with career advancement have made her become a relentless pursuer of opportunities for other minorities, especially woman of color. She uses her network and influence to connect minority talent with key stake holders and top tier organizations. She is a board member of the National Association of Women Business Owner (NAWBO) and helps the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee.
Outside of the office, she is an avid traveler, and is highly interested in developing her Emotional Intelligence and awareness.
Ingrid Martínez holds a Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) from the Bellarmine University, Kentucky. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the José Antonio Echeverría Polytechnic Institute, Cuba.
Entrepreneur | Engineer | Bilingual Business Analyst | Great Communicator | Emerging Leadership Award Recipient
Yajaira Morphonios is the CEO of Strategic Alliance Consultants. She was born in Puerto Rico, where she worked in several leadership roles in the construction industry, in the private and public sector. She arrived in Louisville, Kentucky, in 2013 to work as the Contracts Manager for a $1.2B construction project, the Ohio River Bridges Project.
Today, Yajaira is also the Capital Program Controls Manager for a utility company in Louisville overseeing the $4.2B 20-Year Facility Plan for Jefferson County.
She is highly active in the Latino community in Louisville and is an ambassador of the JobUp Loan program, which assists immigrants validate their credentials.
She serves as the Treasurer of the Design-Build Industry of America, Ohio Valley Region (KY-IN-WV) and as the Jury Champion for the Design-Build Student national competition.
For the Nspire Growth Fund, Inc, a non-profit organization that makes transformational investments in communities that struggle with financial stability, she serves as Secretary of the Board of Directors.
In addition, she is a founding member and Director of the Minority Contractors Association of Kentuckiana (KY-IN).
Yajaira Morphonios holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Puerto Rico. She is also a Design-build Professional graduate of the Construction Quality Management for Contractors program from the USACE, Washington, D.C.