Randy P. Vulakovich is the firm's Chief Administrative Officer. In this role, Randy works closely with the other members of Buchanan’s leadership team to facilitate best practices and execute the firm’s operational objectives, focusing on improving efficiencies and the effectiveness of administrative operations and processes firm wide.
Specifically, Randy oversees the firm’s real estate portfolio and facilities management operations; outsourced services contracts; research services and competitive intelligence; supervision of the firm’s practice directors; and business continuity preparedness. He is also instrumental in leading the development and implementation of strategic plans for the firm and across the many practice areas.
Randy previously served as Buchanan’s Chief Business Development Officer, during which time he was responsible for leading the firm's strategic business goals pertaining to client service, marketing and revenue generation. In this capacity, Randy had direct oversight of the firm's business development initiatives; budgets related to business development and marketing efforts; client teams and client feedback assessments; and targeted marketing strategies. He also focused much of his efforts on strategic business planning.
In 2018, Randy was selected as one of 10 Pittsburgh leaders to participate in an effort under Harvard Business School’s U.S. Competitiveness Project known as the Young American Leaders Program. As a member of Pittsburgh’s delegation, Randy collaborated with Harvard’s internationally renowned faculty and influential leaders from thriving cities across the country, sharing insights and best practices designed to help foster cross-sector collaboration to improve prosperity and propel communities forward. In 2019, Randy was named to the Allegheny Conference on Community Development’s Our Next 75 initiative steering committee. In this capacity, Randy is helping shape the next generation of regional transformation by evaluating the challenges facing the Pittsburgh region and then setting priorities for what the region should focus on for its future.
Prior to becoming the firm's Chief Business Development Officer, Randy provided government affairs consulting services to clients in the areas of development, management and implementation of comprehensive political and legislative strategies, enabling his clients to overcome public policy, legislative, regulatory and procurement challenges. Randy's extensive knowledge of the political process aided clients in achieving their business objectives.
In 2010, Randy assumed a leadership role in the campaign of gubernatorial candidate Tom Corbett. The campaign was successful, and Tom Corbett was elected Governor of Pennsylvania on November 2, 2010.
Randy was selected by the Pittsburgh Business Times as a 2015 Fast Tracker – an award honoring the region’s most outstanding business, government and non-profit leaders under the age of 40 for their impact on the growth and scope of their workplace.
Duquesne University, M.L.L.S., 2005
Duquesne University, M.B.A., 2005
Duquesne University, B.S., 2003
Cornell University, Data Analytics Certificate, 2019
Marcellus Shale Coalition
Legal Marketing Association
Public Relations Society of America
Leadership Pittsburgh Inc., Board Member, Executive Committee Member
Allegheny Conference on Community Development's "Our Next 75" initiative, Steering Committee Member
Pittsburgh CLO, Board Member
Homeless Children's Education Fund, Advisor
Variety Children's Charity, Board Member
Leadership Pittsburgh Inc.’s Leadership Development Initiative XV, Graduate
Harvard Business School's Young American Leaders Program, 2018 Pittsburgh Delegate
FBI Citizens Academy, 2005 Graduate