At CEO (Boardroom Media) we track over 1,000,000 startups and over 5,000,000 people who hold key positions in these companies. We use this directory of startups to highlight top employees, founders and board members we think deserve more appreciation than they are currently getting.
This list showcases the top United States based CEO’ operating in the Construction space. If you think a CEO’ is missing from this list, feel free to contact our editor on [email protected].
The individuals on this list have been included because of exceptional performance in one of the following categories:
- Innovation – Operating as a key part in an extremely innovative business or startup.
- Growth – Operating as a key figure in the growth and upscale of a market leading business or startup.
- Management – Showing exceptional management skills.
- Societal impact – Putting their business on the map for their positive societal or environmental impact.
Our Data – We source our data from OSINT (open source intelligence) and public directories such as Crunchbase, SemRush and many more. The data from these sources should be treated with a degree of caution and verified yourself.
CEO of DEPCOM Power
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About DEPCOM Power: DEPCOM Power is a renewables and environment company that designs and builds cost-effective solar power plants.
Co-Founder and CEO of MADE
Roger Dickey is the Co-Founder of MADE. Roger is a serial entrepreneur & active angel investor based in San Francisco. Roger’s first company was an AirBnB for tutoring started in Austin in 2006.He entered the games industry in 2007 with a Facebook app startup, launching 19 apps with the largest generating 300M+ page views per month. After an acquisition by Zynga, Roger went on to found Mafia Wars (100M users), FishVille (35M users), and 5 other titles in his 3 years there. Roger served as an international product team advisor for Zynga helping the company grow its games in India, Japan, and China. Since leaving Zynga, Roger has launched Gigster, a marketplace for software development services. Alongside his work at Zynga, Roger began advising & investing in bay-area startups in 2010. His investments include Docker, Addepar, iCracked, OpenGov, ClassDojo, and Wanelo. Advisory roles include Formation 8, Nest, OpenDoor, and The Thiel Fellowship.
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About MADE, Pitchbot.vc, Untitled Labs: MADE is an architecture and planning company that specializes in home renovation.
CEO & Co-Founder of EquipmentShare
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About EquipmentShare, Scale: EquipmentShare is an equipment and digital solutions provider serving the construction industry to help contractors accelerate productivity.
Founder & CEO of Levelset
Scott is a husband, dad, and entrepreneur in New Orleans. Bothered as a lawyer at the unfairness for the little guys, Scott founded zlien to even the $1 trillion construction playing field. He’s on a mission to kill liens, fix slow payment, and eliminate bad outcomes in construction payment. Headquartered in New Orleans, zlien now has more than 90 employees and is used by thousands of contractors and suppliers nationwide to make payments easier on billions in contract value each year. Scott has led zlien through two rounds of venture capital financing, raising over $16 million in outside investment from national venture capital firms like S3 Ventures, Altos Ventures and Brick & Mortar Ventures. Recognized by New Orleans City Business as an “Innovator of the Year” and part of their “Leadership in Law Hall of Fame,” Scott has been on the Silicon Bayou 100 list every year since 2014, is a winner of Idea Village & Jim Coulter’s IDEAPitch, is the ACG’s reigning Emerging Growth Company, and is a Junior Achievement Rising Star. Scott is a graduate of Brother Martin High School, Southern Methodist University (B.A.), and Loyola University New Orleans College of Law (J.D.).
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About Levelset: Levelset is a platform that helps contractors get paid faster and more efficiently.
Co-Founder, President, Chief Executive Officer of Built Technologies
Chase Gilbert is the CEO at Built Technologies, Inc.
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About Built Technologies: Built Technologies is an enterprise technology company that provides cloud-based construction lending software.
CEO of Shepherd
CEO at Shepherd
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About Shepherd, TradeTapp: Shepherd is an Insurtech that offers tech-enabled insurance for commercial construction.
Founder & CEO of Eano Home Renovation
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About Eano Home Renovation: Delivering easy, affordable renovation and good designs to more homeowners via an end-to-end, all-in-one automated solution.
David P. Rowland
Interim CEO of Accenture
David Rowland is Accenture’s chief financial officer with responsibility for the company’s Corporate Controllership, Treasury, Tax, Investor Relations, Client Finance and Commercial Directors, Finance Operations, Corporate Development and Transaction Services and Strategic Planning & Analysis functions. Mr. Rowland is a member of Accenture’s Global Management Committee and serves on the board and as Audit Committee chair for Avanade, a joint venture of Accenture and Microsoft. Prior to being named CFO in July 2013, Mr. Rowland served for more than six years as Accenture’s senior vice president—Finance, with responsibility for the company’s Finance Field Operations organization, which includes client finance, country controllership and group finance activities. Earlier in his career with the company, Mr. Rowland held a number of finance leadership positions including managing director—Finance Operations and finance director for Accenture’s two largest operating groups, Communications & High Tech and Products. Mr. Rowland began his career with Accenture in 1983 in the Consulting group and spent several years serving clients across a variety of industries. He has served on a number of management committees and has also played significant leadership roles in a number of company-wide initiatives, including the global implementation of the SAP enterprise software system. Throughout his professional career, Mr. Rowland has served on several civic and charitable boards. He currently serves on the Advisory Board for the College of Management at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Mr. Rowland holds a bachelor of science degree in industrial management from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
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About Accenture: Accenture is a professional services company, providing services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations.
CEO & Co-Founder of Industrious
Jamie Hodari is the Co-Founder and CEO of Industrious. Prior to Industrious, Jamie was the CEO and Co-Founder of Kepler, a rapidly growing experimental university that Scientific American called a “daring global experiment” to bring “top-tier instruction to the neediest parts of the planet.”Jamie previously ran the education non-profit Generation Rwanda, analyzed investments at the hedge fund Birch Run Capital and was a project finance lawyer at the law firm Sullivan & Cromwell. He started his career as a journalist at the Times of India. Jamie holds a J.D. from Yale Law School, an M.P.P. from Harvard University, and a B.A. from Columbia University.
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About Industrious: Industrious is a premium flexible workspace provider that redefines the workplace experience.
Co-Founder & CEO of Urbint
Corey Capasso is an inventor and 4x serial entrepreneur with a knack for consumer products and technology. Corey’s passion for business began at the age of sixteen when he was a distributor Nike© Air Force Ones on eBay and imported auto upholstery from Mexico, China and Turkey for the remainder of his high school years. During his freshman year of college Corey conceived the idea of flavored plastic and in conjunction with A. Schulman Inc. (SHLM-Nasdaq) developed, commercialized, and patented the the technology in 22 countries. Leveraging the flavored plastic technology, Corey also co-founded MoGo Sport, a sporting goods company. MoGo products today are in over 5,000 retail locations and are distributed in over 15 countries. At 20 years old, Corey co-founded Exchangehut, a student-to-student ticketing platform, which was acquired by CDI American in 2008 during Corey’s senior year of college. In late 2010, Corey co-founded Spinback, a social commerce and analytics platform for product sharing with two former university classmates. Thirteen months after its creation, Spinback was acquired by Buddy Media in 2011. Corey joined Buddy Media as Director of Sales for leading the Spinback integration efforts for 14 months until Buddy Media was acquired by Salesforce.com in August of 2012. Corey is a Bloomberg Businessweek America’s Best Young Entrepreneurs Finalist and has been featured in Bloomberg News, BusinessInsider and FoxNews.com. Corey received his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a focus on Risk Management Insurance and Entrepreneurship in 2009 from the University of Wisconsin Madison.
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About Nomi, Spinback, Urbint: Urbint predicts threats to workers and critical infrastructure to stop incidents before they happen.
Co-Founder & CEO of Hearth
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About Hearth: Financial Technology for built for the Home Improvement industry
President & CEO of Taylor Morrison
Sheryl Palmer became the president and chief executive officer of Taylor Morrison in August 2007 after previously serving as executive vice president for the western region of Morrison Homes. Palmer leads a highly experienced Taylor Morrison leadership team in key North American markets. Palmer brings more than 20 years of experience to her position, including leadership in land acquisition, sales and marketing, development and operations management. She has spent most of her career in the Arizona, California and Nevada real estate markets, including eight years as division president responsible for operations at Blackhawk Corp., a builder of active adult communities based in northern California. In addition, she served with Pulte for more than five years, beginning in the Phoenix market and ultimately serving as Nevada area president, supervising all aspects of operations for its Del Webb and Pulte communities.
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About Taylor Morrison: Taylor Morrison is one of the largest home building companies in the United States.
Chief Executive Officer of Caterpillar
Douglas Oberhelman, 60, is currently Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Caterpillar Inc. Prior to his current position, Douglas Oberhelman served as Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer-Elect and as a Group President of Caterpillar Inc. Other current directorships: Eli Lilly and Company. Other directorships within the last five years: Ameren Corporation. Douglas Oberhelman has been a director of the Company since 2010.
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About Caterpillar, Caterpillar: Caterpillar has been making sustainable progress possible and driving positive change on every continent.
CEO and Co-Founder of Mighty Buildings
10 years building companies and investing in startups in Hard Tech, Interactive Digital Media and Gaming. Expert in identifying market opportunities and shaping products for them. Building sales and marketing operations for startups from the ground up. Co-founded hardware incubator Ruvento Ventures which he then scaled to seep capital firm with portfolio companies spanning across Asia, Europe, and the USA. The portfolio includes frontier tech companies such as Boom, Solugen, Eight Sleep, and others.
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About Mighty Buildings: Mighty Buildings is a construction technology company that creates sustainable high-quality homes using 3D printing and robotic automation
Founder & CEO of Skylight
Mr. Malcolmson is the CEO and one of the founders of Skylight – which is focused on perfecting the home renovation experience. Previously, Jasper founded Bloomspot, which was sold to JP Morgan Chase. Prior to Bloomspot, he spent five years at Yahoo! working on the most relevant information, products and deals to consumers. He served as Vice President of Product for Yahoo! Search, as well as Vice President /General Manager of the Yahoo! Commerce Division. Mr. Malcolmson received his undergraduate degree from Princeton University, and has an MBA from the Harvard Business School.
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About Skylight, Skylight Healthcare Systems: Skylight is a Fully integrated and technology-powered home renovation service.
Co-Founder / CEO of Vibrant Cities
James is a seasoned entrepreneur and founder of three successful companies. He is co-founder and CEO of Avidian Technologies (www.avidian.com), the creators of Prophet, the world leading CRM software built in Outlook. James is a thought-leader, sought after speaker and writer on CRM, Sales Management & groupware applications. He was a regular writer for PCWorld and has been featured in PC Magazine, Small Business Computing, Inc., Entrepreneur, CRM Magazine, Washington Post and other publications. In 2009, he was named by the SLMA as the “50 Most Influential Sales Lead Management Professional”. Under Wong’s leadership, Avidian was the winner of the Seattle Mayor’s Small Business Award, honored for excellence in management, employee relations and community involvement. Avidian also won 3 years in a row as one of Washington State’s Fastest Growing Companies and 3 years in a row as One of the Best Companies to Work For. Prior to Avidian, James was the co-founder and President of Foci Technologies (acquired by Meritage Technologies), and held positions at Arthur Andersen in New York City and Chevron Corporation in San Francisco. James was named by the SBA as the Minority Small Business Champion of the Year in 2009 and was a winner of the Puget Sound Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 award. He is a Past President and active board member of the Seattle Chapter of the Entrepreneurs Organization (www.eonetwork.org), is an enthusiastic Rotarian and serves on the Board of the Seattle Rotary Service Foundation (www.seattlerotary.org). James serves on the board of the Group Health Foundation (www.ghc.org) and is a board member of his local church Renton Chinese Alliance Church.
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About Avidian Technologies, Avidian Technologies, Vibrant Cities: Vibrant Cities is a construction company that designs and develops smart and high-tech buildings.
Founder & CEO of CivilGrid
Energy industry leader, experienced in organizing and leading multidisciplinary teams to implement large capital infrastructure programs and change initiatives. At PG&E, developed solar power plants on the largest utility owned solar program in the nation, and successfully led the integration of safety automation technology new to natural gas utilities across the country.
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About CivilGrid: Local intelligence for global construction.
Chairman & CEO of Clune Construction
Born in Dublin, Ireland, Mike Clune began his career in the construction business at an early age in Europe and the Middle East. In 1978 he moved to Chicago, Illinois. Shortly after his arrival, he secured an entry-level job at the company would ultimately be the foundation for building his own firm. Over the years, Mike’s personal work ethic and entrepreneurial spirit guided him in transforming that company into Clune Construction where he is currently Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. In 1996, this same work ethic and entrepreneurial spirit earned Mike his induction into the Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame. Sponsored by the University of Chicago, the award is given to innovative business leaders in the Chicago area who have spearheaded private companies, overcome challenges, and exhibited high levels of excellence while demonstrating consistent sales growth, employment generation, innovation and profitability.
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About Clune Construction: Clune Construction is a large construction company specializing in commercial building.
CEO & Co-Founder of Briq
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About Briq: Briq is a financial forecasting and data intelligence platform for the construction industry.
CEO & Founder of Bentley Systems
Greg joined his four brothers at Bentley Systems in 1991. Previously, he founded a financial trading software firm, which became part of SunGard Data Systems, Inc., an S&P 500 company on whose public-company board Greg served from 1991 through 2005. He holds an M.B.A. in finance and decision sciences from Wharton. Greg is a trustee of Drexel University, where he also serves as chairman of the advisory board for the Pennoni Honors College, and a trustee of the National Building Museum.
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About Bentley Systems: Bentley Systems is the infrastructure engineering software company. We provide innovative software to advance the world’s infrastructure.
President & Founding CEO of HoloBuilder
Mr. Mostafa Akbari serves as President and Founder of HoloBuilder Inc. Mr. Akbari serves as Managing Director of bitstars GmbH. He started developing AR-Applications for Mac and PC. He contributes experience with start-ups as well as his network from the Web 2.0 and founding scene. Additionally he offers a wealth of experience regarding Multichannel-Marketing and Social Media. His knowledge from researching eLearning and Mobile Media were applied
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About HoloBuilder: HoloBuilder™ is an enterprise-ready Construction Progress Management solution for AEC firms to capture & control jobsite progress in 360°.
President and Chief Executive Officer of Vulcan Materials Company
Tom Hill was elected chairman of the board for Vulcan Materials Company in December 2015, and president and chief executive officer in July 2014. Mr. Hill has been with Vulcan for more than 25 years, serving in a variety of operations and general management assignments of increasing responsibility since first joining the Company in 1979. Prior to being named CEO, Mr. Hill was executive vice president and chief operating officer for the Company, having previously served as senior vice president of Vulcan’s South Region. Mr. Hill has also served as president of Vulcan’s former Florida Rock Division, as well as the Company’s Southwest Division. Mr. Hill worked for Redlands Stone Products from 1990 to 1996 in sales and operations management, before rejoining Vulcan as vice president and general manager of the Company’s Southwest Division. Mr. Hill is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and the Wharton School of Business, Executive Management Program.
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About Vulcan Materials Company: Vulcan Materials Company is the nation’s largest producer of construction aggregates, primarily crushed stone, sand and gravel.
John L. Garrison
President and Chief Executive Officer of Terex
John L. Garrison, Jr. was appointed to the position of President and Chief Executive Officer of Terex Corporation on November 2, 2015. Mr. Garrison is also a member of the Terex Board of Directors. An accomplished and versatile corporate and industrial leader, Mr. Garrison was President and Chief Executive Officer of Fort Worth, Texas-based Bell Helicopter, a major unit of Textron, Inc., from 2009-November 2015. During his tenure at Bell, Mr. Garrison championed the revitalization of Bell’s commercial product line, improved execution of their military programs and modernized the company’s systems, processes and facilities. Before his time at Bell, Mr. Garrison served as President of Textron’s industrial segment, which comprises four businesses: E-Z-GO golf carts, Greenlee, Jacobsen and Kautex. Prior to that he was President of E-Z-GO, where he initiated and led a highly successful turnaround. Mr. Garrison joined Textron in 2002 from Azurix Corporation, a global water company, where he was President, Chairman and CEO. He was previously Vice President and General Manager of Case Corporation’s North American Agricultural Group, and Vice President and General Manager of the Case Agricultural Systems Group. Mr. Garrison is a 1982 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, where he received a bachelor’s degree in engineering, later earning an MBA degree with distinction from the Harvard Business School. He spent a decade in the U.S. Army as an Airborne Ranger qualified artillery officer and taught in the Department of Social Services at West Point. Mr. Garrison served as the past President and Chairman of American Helicopter Society’s International and Chairman of Vertical Flight Foundation, a board member for the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA), and as a Cabinet member of the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation’s American Patriots Campaign.
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About Terex: Terex Corportion is a set of manufacturing companies focusing on infrastructure support via their handling and lifting equipment.
CEO -& Co-founder of Ecomedes
Kathleen Egan is the Chief Executive Officer of Ecomedes and the Chairman of The Board of The 5 Gyres Institute. She is a serial Saas entrepreneur who loves a challenge from data, optimization, e-commerce to reducing single-use plastic, surfing, parenting, and heli-skiing.
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About Ecomedes: Ecomedes is a SaaS platform that helps manufacturers, designers, builders, and building owners save time and money.
Chairman, Chief Executive Officer of CH2M Hill
Jacqueline (Jacque) Hinman brings more than 30 years of experience in the engineering and construction industry to her role as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of CH2M, a Fortune 500 company with approximately $5.5 billion in annual revenue and 25,000 employees operating in approximately 90 countries. CH2M is a recognized global leader in consulting, engineering, construction, procurement, program management and operations for public and private clients serving the energy, water, environmental, transportation, and facilities markets. As CEO, Jacque views success as equal parts strategy and connection: keeping a sharp focus on what sets the company apart in a changing marketplace, delivering relentlessly, and keeping in close touch with the people who energize the strategy—CH2M’s clients, employees and shareholders. Her goals for the firm are market leadership, operational excellence, and exceptional client service. To achieve these goals, she prioritizes safety, sustainability, innovation, diversity, ethics, and collaboration as drivers for CH2M’s success—all elements that underpin CH2M’s unique culture. As Jacque observes, “Our culture is really what sets us apart in the marketplace, and it comes to life through our people. Our people are at the heart of what makes us valuable to our clients and communities.” CH2M is consistently recognized as one of the world’s top engineering firms by Engineering News-Record and was recently named one of the “World’s Most Ethical Companies” for the seventh consecutive year by the Ethisphere Institute. The company has also been ranked as a Fortune “Most Admired Company” and a “Best Place to Work”. Before becoming CEO, Jacque served as the president of CH2M’s International Division, which represents approximately 12,000 employees outside the U.S. Her main focus areas included Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Canada, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Australia, Singapore, and China. In earlier roles, Jacque served as president of CH2M’s 7,000-person Facilities and Infrastructure Division and oversaw CH2M’s Major Programs group, responsible for the delivery of large engineering, technology, construction and operations programs worldwide, including the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the Panama Canal Expansion, and the MASDAR sustainable city in Abu Dhabi. During this time, she also served as director of Mergers & Acquisitions, responsible for overseeing the firm’s acquisitive growth strategies worldwide and for completing the 2011 acquisition of Halcrow Group, a UK-headquartered engineering firm with US$1 billion in annual revenue. In 2012 she served as Halcrow’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer prior to its integration into CH2M. Prior to her current tenure with CH2M, Jacque was the Chief Executive Officer of a management consulting firm that provided financial risk analysis and budgeting services to government, defense and industrial infrastructure owners. That firm was acquired by Tyco’s infrastructure division, and she worked for several years on its leadership team. Jacque also worked at CH2M earlier in her career, managing civil/ environmental engineering and construction projects. Jacque is the Chairman of CH2M’s Board of Directors and has served on CH2M’s board since 2008. She is also a Board member of the nonprofit Catalyst organization. She previously served on the Advisory Board of Catalyst Europe, the Metro Denver Sports Commission, and the World Economic Forum Global Advisory Council on Infrastructure. Jacque has a bachelor’s degree in civil/ environmental engineering from Pennsylvania State University, and received the university’s Distinguished Alumni Award in 2015. She also completed the Stanford Executive Program. She is a registered professional engineer and is accredited under the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program (LEED AP). In 2014, she was named one of the “100 CEO Leaders in STEM” by STEMconnector® and is a recipient of WorldDenver’s 2014 Women Leading Change Award. She was recognized by the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) as one of the “Women Who Move the Nation” for her contributions in leading and advancing America’s transportation infrastructure.
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About CH2M Hill: CH2M Hill is a global engineering services company that offers a diverse range of environmental and engineering consulting services.
Co-Founder & CEO of SolarCity
Lyndon Rive is the co-founder and CEO of SolarCity. He co-founded SolarCity in July 2006 with the goal of significantly reducing the cost of solar power and building a trusted national brand adopted by millions of homes. In its first full year of operation, SolarCity became the largest residential solar power provider in California, and by early 2008, SolarCity was a full-service solar power companyâ€”providing design, financing, installation, monitoring and services. Lyndon has grown SolarCity has grown to over 300 employees , serving more than 300 communities in three states in its first two years of existence. Prior to SolarCity, Lyndon founded Everdream, an industry leader in software and services for large-scale distributed computer management. Lyndon negotiated the company’s partnership with Dell Computer, which acquired Everdream in 2007. A lifelong entrepreneur, Lyndon founded his first company at the age of 17 in South Africa, and in his spare time has been a member of the U.S. National Underwater Hockey Team.
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About SolarCity: SolarCity provides solar energy services to homeowners, businesses, government, and non-profit organizations.
Keith E. Bass
Chief Executive Officer of Mattamy Homes
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About Mattamy Homes, Mill Creek Capital Advisors, Xenia Hotels and Resorts: Mattamy Homes is a home builder with homes for sale in Canada and the United States.
President & CEO of Beacon Roofing Supply
Paul Isabella joined us in November 2007 as President and Chief Operating Officer and was promoted to Chief Executive Officer in January 2011. Paul also became a director in February 2011. Prior to joining us, he served as Executive Vice President of Cooper Industries from 2005 to 2007 and Senior Vice President of Stanley Works from 1999 to 2005. He began his career with General Electric Company in 1977 and worked in various GE businesses for 22 years. Paul has a B.S. degree from State University at Cortland.
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About Beacon Roofing Supply: Beacon Roofing Supply is a distributor of roofing materials and building materials.
Founder, CEO & Engineer of Built Robotics
Noah is the founder and CEO of Built Robotics, a company building automated guidance systems for heavy equipment. He founded the company in 2016, and has raised over $48 million from leading Silicon Valley investors including Founders Fund, NEA and Next47. Previously, Noah founded an ecommerce startup called Twice, which raised $23 million from Andreessen Horowitz before eBay acquired it in 2015. Noah began his career at Google, and he studied business and engineering at the University of Pennsylvania, but his first job was working as a carpenter’s helper for his dad, helping to renovate old houses in rural New England.
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About Built Robotics: Built Robotics transforms heavy equipment into autonomous robots for the $1 trillion earthmoving industry.
Jonathan B. Handler
Founder and CEO of YINC
Jonathan B. Handler is the founder & CEO at YINC.
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About YINC: YINC leverages Blockchain technology to transform the service-to-hire industry for consumers & real estate mgmt companies.
CEO of HELIX
Jamie and Matthew Roche are the Co-CEOs of BO.LT. Over 15 years, the two brothers have created three successful startups. Their most recent company, Offermatica, defined the category of online testing and targeting and is now the Adobe Test and Target platform, which serves billions of impressions per week. Prior to Offermatica, the two advised and built solutions for many of the most powerful companies in the world including Wal*Mart, Intuit, Intel, CNET, Nike and many others. James and Matthew have spent their careers focused on removing the barriers that separate marketers from their audience.
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About HELIX: HELIX RE is a platform for creating and delivering digital twins for buildings.
Founder and CEO of The Wild
Gabe Paez is the founder of WILD, a software company building a platform for design collaboration leveraging the power of shared virtual reality. WILD makes it easy to share 3D design ideas with a group of people together in realtime. Gabe has been a Technical Director and coder for 15 years. He specializes in creating immersive digitally augmented spaces. He is proud to have worked with a diverse roster of agencies and clients including Adidas, Verizon, Google, Nike, and Samsung. Gabe is an avid problem solver and finds great joy in bringing big ideas to life.
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About The Wild: SaaS, collaboration platform
CEO/Founder of 1build
Dmitry Alexin is the CEO/Founder at 1build.
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About 1build: 1build utilizes machine intelligence to convert building blueprints into material shopping lists and cost estimates.
CEO of HaulHub
Joseph Spinelli is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer at HaulHub.
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About HaulHub: HaulHub develops a platform for heavy construction companies that powers transportation and digital ticketing for producers and contractors.
Founder & CEO of Urban Umbrella
Former associate at Metamorphic Ventures, now co-founder of a NYC based Scaffolding Company called Urban Umbrella.Holds a JD & an MBA in corporate law and sports management. Graduated from Syracuse University in 2009 with a political science and entrepreneurship degree. Perviously held business development roles at The Hockey ad Network and Leadspend (exited) in NYC. Started his career in private equity working as an analyst at Fore River Ventures in Boston while completing his legal degree. Started a successful international textbook distribution platform in 2007 called Tiger Books.
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About Urban Umbrella: Urban Umbrella is the first alternative to the scaffolding industry
Founder & CEO of Realm
Founder & CEO, Realm. Previously Reonomy, Groupon & Bloomberg.
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About Realm: All the data you need to navigate complex, expensive home decisions.
Chief Executive Officer of FLUXUS
Fanyu Lin is an award-winning entrepreneur and architect, passionate about impact investing. She serves as CEO of Fluxus, a construction technology company committed to improving quality of life through delivering affordable, sustainable and smart homes. Fanyu founded the World Home Foundation to harness philanthropic power for tackling the global housing crisis – one of the biggest social, economic and moral challenges facing humanity today. The Foundation is creating a universal ESG standard for urban affordable housing sector to unlock global housing as a viable and fluid long-term impact investment asset. Fanyu serves on the World Economic Forum’s Council on the Connected World, to shape governance and innovation of the internet of things and related technologies in the global public interest. She serves on the Bloomberg New Economy Cities Council to collaborate on a methodical, citizen-centric approach to urbanization.
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About FLUXUS, The World Economic Forum: A real estate & infrastructure technology and consulting company, committed to sustainable way of building to improve quality of life.
Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Ruckit Inc.
Kyle Kinsel is an accomplished entrepreneur and developer in the Texas oil field, construction, and logistics markets. Kinsel has successfully built several businesses from the group up and has grown them into industry giants. Companies that Mr. Kinsel has founded include Coastal Crushed Concrete, Frac Resources, LLC (now Twin Eagle Sand Logistics), and Breakwater Energy Services. Mr. Kinsel currently serves as Founder and Chief Executive Officer Ruckit Inc. Under Mr. Kinsel’s leadership, Ruckit has developed the first-ever mobile application trucking platform for niche industry trucking markets to share from a pool of independent trucks. The Ruckit application is considered to be revolutionary among collaborative platforms for specialized trucking. Kinsel saw the need for this united service in the trucking industry and decided to act on it. He was able to once again take an idea for a business and build it to prosperity. Kinsel currently resides in Austin, Texas where he continues to develop new ventures and developing technological efficiencies to make them more profitable assets. With a passion for education and giving back to the community, Kinsel’s next entrepreneurial cause is to bring public awareness and a solution for missed diagnosed dyslexia for today’s youth.
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About Ruckit Inc.: Ruckit enables Construction Materials Suppliers & Civil Construction Companies optimize bulk material and trucking operations.
Anthony J. Guzzi
President and CEO of Emcor Group
Anthony J. Guzzi has been EMCOR Group, Inc.’s President since October 2004, when he joined the Company, and since January 3, 2011, our Chief Executive Officer. He served as our Chief Operating Officer from October 2004 until January 3, 2011. From August 2001 until he joined the Company, Mr. Guzzi was President of the North American Distribution and Aftermarket Division of Carrier Corporation, a manufacturer and distributor of commercial and residential HVAC and refrigeration systems and equipment and a provider of aftermarket services and components of its own products and those of other manufacturers in both the HVAC and refrigeration industry. Mr. Guzzi is also Lead Director of Hubbell International, Inc. Mr. Guzzi was elected to the Board on December 15, 2009. Mr. Guzzi has extensive knowledge of the Company’s business and, having served as a senior executive officer of Carrier Corporation, has extensive knowledge of the mechanical services business which accounts for a significant portion of the Company’s revenues and profits.
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About Emcor Group: EMCOR Group is a Fortune 500 company and global leader in mechanical and electrical construction, energy infrastructure.
Michael J. Parry
President and Chief Executive Officer, EMCOR Construction Services of Emcor Group
Mike draws upon 30 years experience in the design and construction services industry to set direction for our electrical and mechanical construction business in the United States. He ensures our day-to-day operations are tuned for high performance and foster consistent customer satisfaction. Mike’s expertise within the design and construction services industry includes: specialty contractor operations, complex project management, cost estimating, procurement management, and cost-control systems. In addition, Mike has effectively managed the acquisition process, selection, and post-acquisition integration activities at EMCOR. In his prior position as Executive Vice President of EMCOR’s Construction Services Division, he was responsible for the operations of the electrical company subsidiaries, including business and bidding strategy development and implementation, preparation and monitoring of budgets, project performance evaluations, implementation of financial and project control systems, and contract management support. Mike’s diverse project experience includes: environmental remediation, wastewater treatment, sludge dewatering, power generation, institutional facilities, and process plants. The services provided range from feasibility studies to engineering, design, procurement, construction management, start up, and operations support. Mike is an active member of the Construction Industry Roundtable, having held positions such as Director and President for the New York Metro Section of AACE International (formerly the Association of the Advancement of Cost Engineering), Water Environment Control Federation and the Municipal Engineers Association. With his passion for knowledge, Mike’s educational background includes an MBA in finance from New York University, a bachelor’s of electrical engineering degree from City College of New York, and a bachelor’s of science degree from the City College of New York. In addition, he’s participated in the Management Development Program at Northeastern University. Mike enjoys tennis, reading, theater, music, and traveling.
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About Emcor Group: EMCOR Group is a Fortune 500 company and global leader in mechanical and electrical construction, energy infrastructure.
President and CEO, EMCOR Industrial Services and Ohmstede of Emcor Group
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About Emcor Group: EMCOR Group is a Fortune 500 company and global leader in mechanical and electrical construction, energy infrastructure.
President and Chief Executive Officer, EMCOR Building Services of Emcor Group
As leader of the EMCOR Building Services (EBS) Division— which is comprised of EMCOR Facilities Services, EMCOR Mechanical Services, EMCOR Government Services, PPM, and the subsidiaries within those businesses—Mike is the driving force behind the growth and operational excellence of EBS. Mike sets the direction for maintaining a competitive edge and exceeding client expectations, ensuring the high-quality safety and performance that customers expect from the country’s leading building services provider. Mike has more than 30 years of experience in the mechanical services, controls, and facilities industry. Prior to joining EMCOR in 2005, Mike was general manager at United Technologies—Carrier Corporation, where he managed sales and operations for its commercial mechanical and HVAC services business throughout half the United States, and the mechanical services business throughout Canada. Mike held the role of Area Manager at Siebe Environmental Controls (presently Invensys), prior to joining United Technologies. This broad scope and high caliber of experience has provided Mike the extensive skills and expertise required to oversee multiple geographic locations and challenging acquisitions while managing a wide range of professionals, from sales and operations personnel to HVAC engineers. Mike holds a Bachelor of Science in general engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is active in the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA), the Chicago Building Owners Association, the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)—Chicago Chapter, and the Western Trades Association of Chicagoland Contractors. Mike enjoys spending time with his family and is actively involved in sports and community activities.
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About Emcor Group: EMCOR Group is a Fortune 500 company and global leader in mechanical and electrical construction, energy infrastructure.
CEO & Co Founder of VERSATILE
Meirav Oren is the CEO and Co-Founder at VERSATILE.
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About VERSATILE: VERSATILE uses machine learning and AI to optimize construction and industrial processes.
CEO/Chairman at Foundation Software of Foundation Software
Fred started Foundation Software in 1985. Before settling down to start the business in Ohio, Fred backpacked across the United States, Canada, and Europe! Today he proudly oversees his growing construction accounting software company.
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About Foundation Software, Foundation Software, Payroll4Construction.com: Foundation Software develops FOUNDATION® job accounting, project management and mobile software for the construction industry.
Co-founder & CEO of Dusty Robotics
Dr. Tessa Lau is an experienced entrepreneur with expertise in AI, machine learning, and robotics. She is currently Founder/CEO at Dusty Robotics, whose mission is to address construction industry productivity by introducing robotic automation on the jobsite. Prior to Dusty, she was CTO/co-founder at Savioke, where she orchestrated the deployment of 75+ delivery robots into hotels and high-rises. Previously, Dr. Lau was a Research Scientist at Willow Garage, where she developed simple interfaces for personal robots. She also spent 11 years at IBM Research working in business process automation and knowledge capture. More generally, Dr. Lau is interested in developing technology that gives people super-powers, and building businesses that bring that technology into people’s lives. Dr. Lau holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Washington.
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About Dusty Robotics: Dusty Robotics develops robot-powered tools for the modern construction workforce.
Co-founder and CEO of Clue Insights
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About Clue Insights: Revolutionizing the construction industry with smart fleet telematics
Earl C. Austin, Jr.
President & Chief Executive Officer of Quanta Services
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About Quanta Services: Quanta Services provides engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services for comprehensive infrastructure needs.
CEO & Founder of War Horse Cities
Scott Plank is the founder and CEO of War Horse Cities, a real estate and development firm based in Baltimore, Maryland. War Horse Cities develops a diverse range of real estate projects including entertainment venues, apartment buildings, office space, and retail buildings. The company is also heavily involved in a variety of philanthropic public service programs. Prior to starting his career, Scott Plank studied Urban Planning at the University of Maryland where his love of studying cities began. After graduating, he spent time traveling the world before starting a job at Freddie Mac where he gained experience financing multi-family homes. Scott worked in finance at Freddie Mac from 1995 to 2000. In 2000, Scott Plank started working for Under Armour, the popular athletic wear manufacturer and retail company founded by his brother, Kevin Plank. Scott worked at Under Armour with his brother for a decade in various executive roles including Vice President of Business Development. At Under Armour, Scott was responsible for half of Under Armour’s then 7,000 employees, 100 retail stores and 2 million square feet of real estate. He was also heavily involved in running Under Armour’s e-commerce platforms, expansion into China and over a third of the company’s revenue. At Under Armour, Scott realized that buildings were more than just a jumble of bricks; buildings are an important part of our personal and professional mission. In 2010, Scott Plank founded War Horse Cities to pursue his passion for exploring how built environments can magnify our lives and relationships. Today, War Horse Cities is helping to build vibrant urban communities that are economically and environmentally sustainable in the Baltimore and San Francisco communities.
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About War Horse Cities: Transforming culture within cities to be stronger and more vibrant through real estate, hospitality, and philanthropy.
Founder & CEO of Trade Hounds
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About Trade Hounds: Trade Hounds is a mobile app connecting trade workers to job-related discussions and employment opportunities.
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Rental Equipment Investment
Kevin founded REIC in 2014. He started in the equipment rental industry in 1995 as the CEO of Neff Rental. Kevin leads REIC and is responsible for all acquisitions, capital and overall management and strategic direction of REIC.
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About Rental Equipment Investment: REIC is a holding company that invests its capital in purchasing well-run rental equipment companies.
Co-founder & CEO of Toolbox
Wil Eyi is the chief executive officer and CEO of Toolbox.
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About Toolbox: Modern financial operating system for construction, maintenance & repair contractors
Co-Founder and CEO of Fieldwire
Yves Frinault is a french entrepreneur and the co-founder and CEO of FieldWireLabs, a mobile, geo-tagged task management application for the field, where he focuses on the overall product development and strategy. Yves has held leadership roles in the video game industry at Ubisoft, where he led development teams on both console and mobile products. Yves holds an M.S. from the Ecole Polytechnique where he studied Computer Science and Mechanical Engineering as well as an M.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Stanford University.
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About Fieldwire: Fieldwire is a field management platform that offers a wide range of device-agnostic features for general and specialty contractors.
Co-Founder and CEO of INDUS.AI
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About INDUS.AI, StartX (Stanford-StartX Fund): INDUS.AI provides a SaaS 3D computer vision platform enabling developers and project managers to optimize labor, equipment, and materials.
CEO of Prescient
Magued Eldaief joined Prescient as CEO in June 2017.A 27-year GE executive, he most recently led the global commercial operations of the $4B Industrial Solutions business of GE which includes Low Voltage, Medium Voltage and Control & Automation Products & Services. Prior to that role, he was the CEO of GE Industrial Solutions division for the Europe, Middle East & Africa region based out of London. A multilingual and multicultural executive with broad experience in energy and infrastructure, Eldaief held positions of increasing responsibility across five continents in several of GE’s Industrial businesses. He managed large infrastructure construction projects throughout his tenure at GE and had significant exposure to numerous divisions and functions throughout the organization including sales and marketing, strategic planning, project structuring, EPC (engineering, procurement and construction), services, and regional and global business unit leadership. He is an early investor in Prescient and served as a member of Prescient’s advisory board prior to joining as CEO.
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About Prescient: Prescient is an achitectural software and design startup leveraging precision off-site manufacturing to enable construction.
James M. Loree
President, Chief Executive Officer of Stanley Black & Decker
James M. Loree, also known as Jim has been the President and Chief Operating Officer of Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. since January 13, 2013 and 2007 respectively. Loree served as Executive Vice President of Stanley Black & Decker from January 1, 2009 to January 13, 2013. He served as the Chief Financial Officer at Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. until January 2009 and served as its Executive Vice President of Finance from September 2002 to January 2009, where he was responsible for investor relations; tax; treasury; accounting; audit; operational finance; supplier management; information technology and business development activities, including strategic planning and mergers and acquisitions. He joined Stanley in July 1999 as Vice President. He served for 19 years with General Electric Company. Loree served as the Vice President of Finance & Strategic Planning of GE Capital Auto Financial Services since 1997. He served as President and Chief Executive Officer of GE Capital Modular Space since 1995. He served at industries including leading financial and operational audits of GE’s global businesses. He served as Chief Financial Officer of GE Capital’s numerous operating businesses. He has been a Director at Harsco Corporation since November 1, 2010. He serves as Trustee of Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation, Inc. He serves as a Director of Hartford Hospital, Inc. Loree received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Union College, Schenectady, N.Y., where he graduated summa cum laude and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.
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About Stanley Black & Decker: Stanley Black & Decker focuses on operating in the hand and power tools, and storage industries.
Co-Founder & CEO of Toric
Thiago da Costa is the Co-Founder & CEO at Toric
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About Stealth Startup, Toric: Toric is a data-platform that enables anyone to integrate, transform, model and visualize data, without writing code.
Founder, CEO & President of Compact Power Equipment
Roger Braswell serves as a CEO at Compact Power Equipment Inc.
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About Compact Power Equipment: Compact Power Equipment operates as a national provider of equipment rental and maintenance services.
Founder and CEO of Cottage
Alex Czarnecki is the Founder and CEO of Cottage.
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About Cottage: Cottage is solving housing affordability by making it easy to build an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU)
Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Congruex
William Beans is the founder and chief executive officer of Congruex. With more than 28 years’ leadership experience in building and operating businesses, Mr. Beans has led both start-up and established companies. Mr. Beans is currently the President, CEO, and co-founder of Congruex, LLC, an engineering and construction company focused on the network and utility industries. Prior to co-founding Congruex, he was the founder, Chairman and CEO of Open Range Communications, a wireless company targeting rural broadband deployments in over 200 markets. Prior to Open Range, he served as President of TeleTech Holdings, one of the largest call center operators in the world. He previously served as Director, President, and COO of ICG Communications and prior to that was SVP ATT Local Services (previously Teleport Communications Group.) Mr. Beans started his career in the construction business working for Peter Kiewit Sons’. Mr. Beans earned a BS In Construction Management from the University of Nebraska’s College of Engineering.
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About Congruex: Congruex is a multi-national organization that specializes in turn-key broadband network construction and engineering.
President & CEO of Stock Building Supply Holdings
Jeff Rea joined Stock Building Supply in 2010 as President and CEO. Before joining Stock, he served as President of the Specialty Products Group at TE Connectivity (TEL), which was comprised of four separate global businesses. Prior to TEL, Jeff was a Senior Executive at Johns Manville, a global manufacturer of highly engineered materials and building products which is owned by Berkshire Hathaway Company. During his tenure there, he rose from the position of Vice President and General Manager of its Building Insulation Business to Senior Vice President of its Buildings Products Group, which included the building insulation, performance materials and roofing systems businesses. Before joining Johns Manville, he served 15 years in various leadership roles at General Electric, including five years with the GE Corporate Audit Staff. Jeff has a degree in mechanical engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, Indiana.
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About Stock Building Supply Holdings: Stock Building Supply is a leading building materials and solutions company for professional homebuilders and contractors in U.S.
Founder & CEO of ALICE Technologies
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About ALICE Technologies: Alice Technologies develops construction-engineering software for general contractors, subcontractors, and real estate developers.
CEO of Carlisle
David Roberts has served as chairman, president and chief executive officer of Carlisle Companies, Inc., a diversified manufacturing company, since 2007. He previously served as chairman, president and CEO of Graco, Inc., a fluid handling system provider. Prior to that, Dave served as a group vice president of The Marmon Group, LLC. He began his career serving in a variety of manufacturing, engineering, and general management positions with The Budd Company, Pitney Bowes and FMC Corporation. David currently serves as a director for Franklin Electric Co., Inc., a water and fueling system manufacturer. He earned his B.S. from Purdue University and his MBA from Indiana University. David joined the SPX Board in 2015.
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About Carlisle: Carlisle Companies Incorporated is a diversified global company with a portfolio of businesses focused on the manufacture & distribution.
Founder & CEO of AI Clearing
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About AI Clearing: Full digital field construction progress tracking. To decrease re-work cost. To mitigate litigation risk. 100% databased.
Founder & CEO of AI Clearing
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About AI Clearing: Full digital field construction progress tracking. To decrease re-work cost. To mitigate litigation risk. 100% databased.
Founder & CEO of Acre Designs
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About Acre Designs: Acre creates beautiful, simple and smart net zero homes.
CEO of Aloha Construction
CEO of Aloha Construction- providing roofing and siding services to all of Illinois and Southern Wisconsin. Founded in 2008, Aloha Construction focuses on helping homeowners repair and protect their property through regular checkups and routine repairs. The dedicated team of general contractors provides home repair and replacement services and won the Better Business Bureau’s Torch Award for MarketPlace Ethics in 2017. He is also the founder of The Dave Farbaky Foundation– The Dave Farbaky Foundation wants to spread the spirit of “random acts of kindness” to Lake Zurich area families.
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About Aloha Construction: Aloha Construction is a family-owned and operated company providing services for all of Illinois and Southern Wisconsin.
CEO of Conklin Metal Industries
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About Conklin Metal Industries: commercial HVAC duct construction supplies, galvanized sheet steel, and sheet metal forming machinery.
Jeffrey S. Lorberbaum
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Mohawk Industries
Mr. Lorberbaum (age 61) has been a director of the Company since our acquisition of Aladdin Mills Inc. (“Aladdin”) in March 1994. He has served as Chairman of the Board since May 2004 and as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer since January 2001. From January 1995 until January 2001, Mr. Lorberbaum served as President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company. Mr. Lorberbaum joined Aladdin in 1976 and served as Vice President — Operations from 1986 until February 1994 when he became President and Chief Executive Officer.
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About Mohawk Industries: A leading global flooring manufacturer that creates products to enhance residential and commercial spaces around the world.
Stephen J. Troese
CEO of LRI Energy Solutions
Steve Troese is a co-founder of LRI, Principal and CEO of Integrated Efficiency Services, Inc. (IES), the largest services provider to Energy Service Companies (ESCO’s) in the space today.
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About Envocore, Integrated Efficiency Solutions, LRI Energy Solutions: LRI is a national energy services contracting firm that primarily serves the Energy Service Company (ESCo) community, providing
CEO & Co-Founder of Offsight
Vikas Murali is the CEO & Co-Founder at Offsight.
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About Offsight: Construction Software, Project Management
Founder and CEO of Caliber
We say it all day, every day. And we mean it when we say it. Caliber is defined as the quality of someone’s character or the level of their ability. Caliber is synonymous with distinction, worth, excellence, competence, and expertise. These are our values. These are our commitments. These are non-negotiable. Every employee has a mousepad with the words “integrity” and “respect” printed on them. And it’s included in the guiding principles document that all new hires sign. CEO, Chris Loeffler exemplifies these values. Chris Loeffler’s leadership and forward-thinking vision 10 years ago have propelled Caliber into the full-service real estate investment firm we have today, with a private equity portfolio valued upwards of $500 million across five states and more than 700 employees. Chris Loeffler is actively involved in Arizona’s civic and business community, serving on Greater Phoenix Leadership and speaking before the Maricopa County Association of Governments, the City of Scottsdale Economic Development, Sun Corridor Joint Planning Session and more. And if that’s all you knew about Chris, you’d be impressed. But what’s more impressive about Chris is his courage and fortitude. It took courage to walk away from PWC, where he had a clear path to be a partner. It took courage and fortitude to start a company – especially a real estate company in the depths of a recession caused by the real estate crash. But one of the things that makes him so special is his moral fortitude. His character. His world view. Chris gets to know Caliber’s clients and their stories. He knows that when Caliber is successful, you will create more good in the world. He has fired clients who were jerks. Good people are what motivate him. When the system was bad and people got screwed and they needed someone to trust, Chris found his purpose. Chris Loeffler grew up in a military family. His dad retired an admiral and his mother’s service to others earned her the highest civilian honor that can be bestowed. He took a different path, but fundamentally, he, too, leads a life of service. He is motivated by the idea of leveraging relationships to create a bigger impact. And he is grateful. Grateful for his success, grateful for your trust in him, and grateful for his family. He proudly charts every significant Caliber milestone to a milestone with his wife, Abbie. their beautiful daughter, Elsie. Chris is without pretense, he knows what matters and he devotes his life to making the world a bit better every day. Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Caliber – The Wealth Development Company is a full-service real estate investment company specializing in commercial, residential, and hospitality properties. Since its inception, Caliber has invested more than $250 million in client equity across the southwest with, currently, more than $400 million in assets under management and $500 million in assets under development. Caliber is a vertically integrated real estate private equity company offering Fund Sponsorship, Asset Management, Development, and Brokerage. The Company applies a values-driven approach to decision making and caring for the ever-growing base of High Net Worth clients and Registered Investment Advisers it serves. Learn more at Caliberco.com or follow Caliber on social @CaliberCo.
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About Caliber, Qwick: Caliber is a full-service real estate investment company specializing in commercial, residential, and hospitality properties.
CEO & Co-founder of StructionSite
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About StructionSite: StructionSite is a new category of construction software – Intelligent Project Tracking. Cameras and AI automate the tracking of work onsite
T. M. “Roe” Patterson
CEO of Basic Energy Services
Mr. Thomas Monroe Patterson has been appointed as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Basic Energy Services Inc. effective September 30, 2013. He has 18 years of related industry experience. He has been the company Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer since April 2011, and has been a Senior Vice President since September 2008 and the Vice President of various different groups within Basic since February 2006. Prior to joining the company, he was president of his own manufacturing and oilfield service company, TMP Companies, Inc., from 2000 to 2006. He was a Contracts/Sales Manager for the Permian Division of Patterson Drilling Company from 1996 to 2000. He was an Engine Sales Manager for West Texas Caterpillar from 1995 to 1996. Mr. Patterson graduated with a B.S. degree in Biology from Texas Tech University.
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About Basic Energy Services: Basic Energy Services provides a range of services to help America’s oil and gas producers.
Chief Executive Officer of Nortek
Biasiotta joined Nortek in April 2016 as Chief Executive Officer, Air Management, responsible for Nortek’s Residential & Commercial HVAC and Custom & Commercial Air Solutions segments. Prior to joining Nortek, Biasiotta served as Chief Executive Officer of Philips Lighting Americas. Earlier in his career, he was with Johnson Controls where he built a strong foundation in operational leadership while driving significant growth in the business that he managed. His experience also includes marketing and operational leadership roles with Brewer-Garrett and Xerox Corporation. Biasiotta holds a Bachelor of Business degree from Cleveland State University.
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About Nortek: Nortek, Inc. engages in the manufacture and sale of residential and commercial building products primarily in the United States, Canada,
President, CEO of Westinghouse Electric Company
Larry Liding is the Head of China Operations at CBS Corporation.
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About Westinghouse Electric Company: Westinghouse Electric Company LLC provides nuclear power plant products and services to utilities worldwide.
Founder & CEO of Smartvid io
Software entrepreneur and executive with background in cloud, mobility, and web environments. Was founder or management team member of two venture capital backed software companies that revolutionized their respective markets before being acquired. Co-founded a third and managed it through the startup and seed funding process. Deep functional skills in marketing, product management, and business development. Domain expertise in AEC (architecture, engineering and construction), information security (infosec), and strategic sourcing. www.linkedin.com/pub/josh-kanner/0/99/717/ (CrunchBase bug not updating “website” links in profile)
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About CVP Management, Smartvid io: Our AI-powered Safety Suite helps companies identify their highest risk projects and act to prevent incidents from occurring.
Michael J. Kneeland
President & Chief Executive Officer of United Rentals
Michael J. Kneeland was appointed president and chief executive officer of United Rentals, and a director of the Company, in 2008. He had previously served as interim chief executive officer since 2007. Mr. Kneeland joined United Rentals in 1998 as district manager upon the Company’s acquisition of Equipment Supply Company. In 1999 his responsibilities were expanded to include multiple districts within United Rentals’ aerial operations. He was subsequently named vice president-aerial operations in 2000, and vice president-southeast region in 2001, before being appointed executive vice president-operations in 2003. His more than 33 years of management experience in the equipment rental industry includes key positions in sales and operations with private, public and investor-owned companies, including Free State Industries, Inc. Mr. Kneeland served as Free State’s president from 1995 until the company was sold to Equipment Supply Company in 1996. From 1996 to 1998 he served as general manager for Rylan Rents d/b/a Free State Industries, a division of Equipment Supply. At the time it was acquired by United Rentals, Equipment Supply was the largest aerial equipment rental company in North America. In 2011, Mr. Kneeland was appointed to serve on the board of directors of YRC Worldwide, Inc., a leading provider of transportation and global logistics services, where he serves as the Chairman of the Compensation Committee. In 2015, he was designated Co-Chair, Transportation Stakeholder Alliance (The Business Council of Fairfield County) and was also appointed to the National Advisory Board for the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics.
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About United Rentals: United Rentals operates as an equipment rental company.
CEO of CEGID
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About CEGID, Clearnox: Created in 1983, the Cegid group is the leading French developers of management software. Cegid is in the European Top 10, with more than
CEO, Co-Founder of Field Complete
Roman Rusev has been in the real estate industry since junior high. Starting at the age of 17, Roman scaled a flooring company with 25+ technicians and grown it into a large outfit Property Service company. During last year of college, he has built over 100 homes across several markets. With extensive experience in real estate, investment, and business development Roman co-founded Field Complete, the new and upcoming platform for property service providers who can’t use current solutions on the market.
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About Field Complete: Software for real estate contractors to manage their operations
CEO & Co-Founder of GREYSTAR
As founder, chairman, and CEO of Greystar®, Bob leads the Greystar Investment Committee, Operating Committee, and Board of Directors. He is responsible for the strategic planning and growth of the company, and maintains oversight over all aspects of Greystar, working closely with business leaders across the platform while emphasizing the Greystar Pillars of Excellence: People, Customer Satisfaction, Operational Excellence, Profitability, Growth, and Community. Bob believes that the company’s commitment to an evergreen business strategy allows Greystar to mitigate cyclicality, thereby helping to attract and retain the best talent in the industry and provide attractive career growth potential to all employees. After receiving a bachelor of science degree in petroleum engineering from the University of Oklahoma and an MBA from Harvard Business School, Bob began his real estate career with the Trammell Crow Company and served as a partner in the Charlotte, North Carolina office. In 1991, he co-founded Starwood Capital Partners, LP, a private investment company. In 1993, Bob founded Greystar Real Estate Partners, LLC in Houston, Texas. From February 1996 to December 1997, he founded and served as CEO of Homegate Hospitality, Inc. Bob also served from December 2002 until February 2006 as the South Carolina Secretary of Commerce. Bob is a member of the National Multifamily Housing Council, the Pension Real Estate Association, and the Urban Land Institute. Bob and his family reside in Charleston, South Carolina.
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About GREYSTAR, Starwood Capital Group: Greystar, founded in 1993, provides world-class service in the multifamily real estate business.
CEO and Co-Founder of BuildZoom
Jiyan Wei is the CEO and Co-Founder at BuildZoom.
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About BuildZoom: Buildzoom is enabling people to live and work in beautiful spaces by transforming construction into a delightful experience.
Co-Founder & CEO of BuildZoom
David Petersen is the Co-Founder and CEO at BuildZoom.
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About BuildZoom, Code Ninja Co., SwayChat: Buildzoom is enabling people to live and work in beautiful spaces by transforming construction into a delightful experience.
Alexis Xavier Rivas
Co-Founder & CEO of Cover
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About Cover: Cover’s mission is to make living in a thoughtfully designed and well-built home a reality for everyone.
Co-Founder & CEO of Assignar
Sean McCreanor is the CEO at Assignar.
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About Assignar: Assignar is a SaaS platform that helps construction contractors run their operations by improving productivity, efficiency and safety.
Co-Founder, President & CEO of TruckPay
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About TruckPay: A comprehensive technology solution for efficiently managing the logistics of moving materials within or to and from a construction site.
Charles R. Gordon
President & Chief Executive Officer of Aegion
Chuck was appointed President & CEO of Aegion Corporation in October 2014 after serving for five months as the Interim CEO of Aegion. Chuck’s involvement with Aegion began in 2009 with his appointment to our Board of Directors. Prior to his current role at Aegion, Chuck served as CEO of Natural Systems Utilities, LLC, as President and COO of Nuverra Environmental Solutions, Inc. as CEO of Siemens Water Technologies, as President of the Siemens Water Technologies Systems Division and as President of USFilter’s Service and Products Division.
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About Aegion: Aegion provides corrosion protection, refinery maintenance, and pipeline services.
Founder and CEO of Apis Cor
Anna Cheniuntai is the CEO and Founder of Apis Cor.
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About Apis Cor: Apis Cor develops mobile construction 3D printerы that work in polar coordinates.
CEO & Co-Founder of OnSiteIQ
Ardalan Khosrowpour is the CEO & Co-Founder at OnSiteIQ.
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About OnSiteIQ: OnSiteIQ is a computer vision platform for construction risk assessment
Founder / Chief Executive Officer of Sweeten
Jean Brownhilll Lauer is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Sweeten.com, an award-winning website that matches home and small business owners with renovation needs to the best architects, designers and general contractors for their projects. Currently the site, which she launched in 2011, hosts over $35 million in construction projects in the New York City area and was named “Best Contractor Locator” by New York Magazine’s Best of 2012. Before founding Sweeten, Jean oversaw store design for Coach Inc. as the Senior Manager of Global Architecture. It was there that she created web tools and a database of design standards used to facilitate the design and construction of the company’s +200 stores globally, a project that won her the Chairman’s Award. Prior to joining Coach, Jean worked at several New York architecture firms specializing in high-end residential construction. Jean earned a Bachelor of Architecture from The Cooper Union, and in 2011 was one of nine winners of the prestigious Loeb Fellowship at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. While there she co-founded the African American Student Union, where she currently sits as the organization’s Chairwoman.
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About Sweeten: Sweeten reinvents how homeowners and companies hire quality construction labor nationwide, providing platform tools and payment protection.
Kirk A Benson
Chief Executive Officer of Headwaters
Kirk A. Benson has served as Chairman and CEO since April 1999 and as a Director of Headwaters since January 1999. Mr. Benson was Senior Vice President of Foundation Health Systems, Inc., one of the nation’s largest publicly traded managed healthcare companies. Mr. Benson was with Foundation Health Systems and its predecessors for approximately ten years, holding various positions including president and chief operating officer for commercial operations, general counsel, and senior vice president for development with responsibility for merger and acquisition activity. He also holds a Master of Laws in Taxation from the University of Denver, and a Master of Accountancy and Juris Doctorate from Brigham Young University.
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About Headwaters: Headwaters is a manufacturer of building products for the residential construction, residential remodeling, commercial and instituti
CEO and Co-Founder of DroneBase
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About DroneBase: DroneBase is an aerial data analytics platform that provides aerial drone services.
Chairman and CEO of Tutor Perini
Ronald N. Tutor has served as our Chief Executive Officer since March 2000, as Chairman of the Board since July 1999, and as a director since January 1997. Mr. Tutor also served as Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of Tutor-Saliba Corporation (“Tutor-Saliba”), a privately held California corporation engaged in the construction industry, until Tutor-Saliba merged with the Company in September 2008. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the University of Southern California. Mr. Tutor holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from the University of Southern California.
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About Tutor Perini: Tutor Perini is a civil and building construction company offering diversified general contracting and design-build services to clients.
Robert J. Simmons
Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO of ConXtech
Robert J. Simmons is the Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO at ConXtech
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About ConXtech: ConXtech is a construction technology company offering solutions for the commecial and residential housing industry.
Co-Founder and CEO of Kwant.ai
Niran Shrestha is the Co-Founder and CEO at Kwant.ai.
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About Kwant.ai: Increasing Productivity and Safety in Construction Site using IoT and AI
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Lingrove
Joe, founder of Blackbird Guitars composite string instruments, has over a decade of product development, composites and design experience- including a stint at Ferrari in Italy and with various San Francisco product development firms. Joe, with his team at Blackbird, have been working with natural composites since 2008.
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About Lingrove: Lingrove manufactures natural fiber composites from plant-based fibers and resins using a proprietary process and adaptable platform.
CEO & Co-Founder of Renno
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About Renno: Renno is a home design platform that streamlines the renovation process for homeowners and contractors.
CEO of Pillar Technologies
Co-Founder & CEO at Pillar Technologies.
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About Pillar Technologies: Pillar is a real-time risk management platform for general contractors.
President & Chief Executive Officer of CalAtlantic Homes
Larry T. Nicholson has been the Chief Executive Officer and President of CalAtlantic Group, Inc. since October 1, 2015. Nicholson served as the Chief Executive Officer of Ryland Group Inc. since May 29, 2009 and its President since October 1 2008. He served as the Chief Operating Officer of Ryland Group Inc. from June 13, 2007 to May 29, 2009. Nicholson served as Senior Vice President of Ryland Group Inc., from 2005 to 2007 and Executive Vice President from 2007 to October 1, 2008. Nicholson served as President of Southeast Region of Ryland Homes of California, Inc. (formerly, Ryland Homes) at Rybrook Holdings Limited from August 2004 to June 13, 2007. Nicholson served as President of Orlando Division of Ryland Homes from 1999 to 2004. Nicholson has more than 25 years’ experience in the homebuilding industry, He joined Ryland Homes in 1996 as Vice President of Operations for the South region. He subsequently ran its Greenville, S.C., division, and then served as President of the Orlando, Fla., division in early 1999. Before joining Ryland, he served as Vice President of Berman Development Corporation in Philadelphia and Vice President of Construction for Transeastern Properties in Coral Springs, Florida. He has been a Director of CalAtlantic Group, Inc. since October 1, 2015. He served as a Director of Ryland Group Inc. since May 2009. Nicholson holds a Bachelor’s degree from Ohio University.
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About CalAtlantic Homes: With nearly 100 years of combined experience, Ryland and Standard Pacific have combined to form one of the nation’s largest homebuilders.
President and CEO of Edifice Solutions
An architect, contractor and executive leader, Lisa London has more than 28 years of experience shaping and redefining the built environment. With hands-on expertise in a cross-section of project types to include new construction, large-scale renovations, historic preservation and sustainability initiatives, London founded Edifice Solutions in 2006 to provide Design+Build and construction services in support of mission-critical and specialty projects with a focus on civil defense and intelligence support facilities. As President and CEO, London leads a dedicated team known for its integrated approach to project delivery which fosters both flexibility and accountability. With successful projects throughout the mid-Atlantic region, Edifice has maintained an excellent record for safety, security and client satisfaction serving more than twenty-six Federal agencies domestically and abroad. Forward-thinking and driven by innovation, London continually explores opportunities for creative problem solving resulting in ever-improving performance and client satisfaction. Applying these lessons learned and integrating best practices throughout the team environment have resulted in significant growth and expansion throughout the National Capital Region and abroad.
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About Edifice Solutions: Edifice Solutions is a construction company headquartered in Maryland.
Founder & CEO of Higharc
Marc Minor is the Founder & CEO at Higharc.
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About Higharc: Radically simplifying the way we design, build and shop for homes.
Co-founder & CEO of Handle
Helping businesses have better customer conversations at Tenfold. I grew up around a business that knew every customer by name. My mission is to make that possible for every company and put bad customer service out of business.
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About Handle: Simplifying construction financial management.