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Gonzales Named Principal, IT, Espiritu Named Associate Principal, HR

IRVINE, Calif. (June 1, 2023) – Ware Malcomb, an award-winning international design firm, today announced promotions of two leaders in the Irvine corporate office instrumental to supporting the firm’s continued growth.

Moses Gonzales has been named Principal, Information Technology and is responsible for management of the IT team firmwide. Joining Ware Malcomb more than 20 years ago, Gonzales has assisted in the firm’s global expansion by adding new systems and technologies to support its larger platform, creating efficiencies and enabling innovation, all while maintaining the necessary cyber security protections. Gonzales earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from California State University Fullerton, along with an MBA in Business from University of Phoenix.

“As Associate Principal, Moses has built a burgeoning team of IT professionals who support our 28 offices,” said Radwan Madani, Vice President, Operations. “He is a true Ware Malcomb Cultural Ambassador and we are pleased to recognize his role in building our growing organization.”

Leslie Espiritu has been promoted to Associate Principal, Human Resources, responsible for Ware Malcomb’s Human Resources team. Espiritu joined the firm in 2013 and brings more than 30 years of experience to her leadership role. She has led the

considerable growth and expansion of the firm’s HR and recruiting teams, including the introductions of new technologies to

improve processes and achieve greater workflow efficiencies. She has also helped support significant company growth during her time with the firm, with now more than 850 team members.

Espiritu earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Language and Literature from University of California, Santa Barbara along with a Certificate in Human Resource Management from University of California, Irvine. She is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and holds a SHRM-SCP accreditation.

“Leslie has built a strong reputation across the company as a caring, dedicated leader who embodies the Ware Malcomb ‘One Team’ culture,” said Ruth Brajevich, Vice President, Strategic Initiatives at Ware Malcomb.

“Leslie’s leadership in HR and recruiting has helped us build and retain an exceptional team,” said Tobin Sloane, Chief

Financial Officer and Executive Vice President for Ware Malcomb. “We congratulate her on this well-deserved promotion.”

About Ware Malcomb (

Established in 1972, Ware Malcomb is a contemporary and expanding full-service design firm providing professional architecture, planning, interior design, civil engineering, branding and building measurement services to corporate, commercial/residential developer and public/institutional clients throughout the world. With office locations throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and Brazil, the firm specializes in the design of commercial office, corporate, industrial, science & technology, healthcare, retail, auto, public/institutional facilities and renovation projects. Ware Malcomb is recognized as an Inc. 5000 “Fastest Growing Private Company” and a “Hot Firm” by Zweig Group. The firm is also ranked among the top 30 architecture/engineering firms in Engineering News-Record’s “Top 500 Design Firms” and the top 30 interior design firms in Interior Design magazine’s “Top 100 Giants.” For more information, visit and view Ware Malcomb’s Ware Malcomb’s website at and brand video at

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