Cerami & Associates Inc., the nationally renowned women-owned consultancy focused on innovative building solutions, announced that Michael Ferrara has joined the firm as chief operating officer. In this new position, Ferrara will lead business operations and growth strategies for Cerami, a leading provider increasingly recognized for its creative integration of technologies to boost client outcomes. Ferrara was previously partner and chief operating officer for DOAR, a litigation and trial consulting firm. He also led DOAR’s purchase of ACE Audiovisual, which continued to position the company as a leader in specialized legal technology systems. His prior background was with various large engineering and construction firms, and he holds a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from Manhattan College.