Ralph Gootee

What they do: CTO & Co-Founder
Where they do it: PlanGrid
How they contribute: Guest Speaker

Ralph Gootee is the co-founder and Chief Technology Officer at PlanGrid, the leader in construction productivity software, where he oversees product strategy for the company from design to development to delivery.

Gootee founded PlanGrid with Tracy Young, Ryan Sutton-Gee, Antoine Hersen, and Kenny Stone in the fall of 2011. Prior to founding PlanGrid, Gootee was a systems rendering engineer at Pixar Animation Studios where he helped write tools for animators used in Cars 2, Toy Story 3, and Brave. Prior to Pixar, Gootee was a software engineer at Sony Ericsson working on their first Android phone.

Gootee holds a Master’s of Science degree in Applied Mathematics, Probability Theory & Stochastic Processes from Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Traditional Mathematics, Abstract Algebra from Salisbury University.