The BuiltWorlds Adoption Leaders Top 50 List recognizes members who actively engage in the BuiltWorlds member network. These individuals exhibit a high level of interest in learning and participating in our offerings to expand their knowledge base and contribute to the BuiltWorlds community.


Our adoption leaders list features individuals from 47 different member organizations. Among those companies, 16 are contractor/construction management companies, 14 are technology companies, 10 are venture capital firms, and 8 are professional services organizations. 16 of this year's top adoption leaders were also featured on last year's list. 11 individuals on the list are the CEO of their organization.


This year's list was derived by tracking attendance, engagement, and contributions of active BuiltWorlds members of all company types from November 2022 to November 2023. The people within this list are all leading the way toward innovation for their companies and the industry overall.


As always, members can access member profiles and request to connect with this year's top adoption leaders by clicking on the names within the list. Others can still access the company profiles for information about the companies the top adopters come from. For more on joining the BuiltWorlds network, visit the BuiltWorlds Member Network Page.



1. Enrico Scirocco, P. Eng

Job Title: Senior Project Manager, Construction Operations
Company: EllisDon Corporation
Headquarters: London, ON, Canada

Enrico has been the Director of Enterprise Tech Solutions at EllisDon Corporation since 2019, previously serving as a Project Manager on various projects with the company. In his current role, he provides direction and leadership with a focus on developing, implementing, and promoting the successful adoption of Technology Best Practices and Approved Strategic Applications. He partners with key stakeholders and builds relationships to deliver and implement customized and standardized solutions while leading the team of advisors of best practices for EllisDon and their clients.


2. Jeff Herriman

Job Title: Managing Director
Company: Ascentage Group
Headquarters: Portsmouth, NH, USA

Jeff has over 30 years of international experience in starting, developing, buying/selling, and turning around companies and senior management teams as a strategist, deal-maker, and “company doctor." Jeff joined Ascentage in 2019 to provide business strategy and corporate development support to players in the emerging construction technology space. Earlier, he was responsible for strategy, mergers & acquisitions, and information technology at Turner Construction in the early 2000s and had the same roles with W.S. Atkins Engineering until 2017. In both cases, he was responsible for incubating new technology-enabled ventures and partnering with software, hardware, and solution providers, from start-ups to Autodesk and SAP.


3. Luis Sanchez

Job Title: Director of Corporate Development
Company: Procore Technologies
Headquarters: Carpinteria, CA, USA

Luis Sanchez is the Director of Corporate Development at Procore. Prior to joining Procore, Luis was a VC Investor at Rakuten Capital, the CVC arm of Ratuken, a global leader in internet services headquartered in Tokyo. Luis received an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business in 2019.


"BuiltWorlds has been pivotal in keeping me updated with the latest industry trends. I especially value the insightful demo videos, which have been a key resource for my corporate development activities."


4. Bret Bush

Job Title: Executive Vice President
Company: Insight Risk Technologies
Headquarters: Austin, TX, USA

Bret is a business professional and executive with 25+ years of success in business development and relationship management. He currently harnesses the power of the Internet of Things (IoT) for business owners to protect their valuable assets and create energy savings opportunities. He works at the forefront of innovation that will fundamentally change how businesses operate through the use of sensor technology, data analytics, and business intelligence tools. He works cross-functionally with internal teams and external partners on the strategy and execution of IoT resulting in positive customer experiences.


5. Michelle Palys

Job Title: VP of Performance Excellence and ESG
Company: Graycor
Headquarters: Oakbrook Terrace, IL, USA

As Vice President of Performance Excellence and ESG, Michelle is responsible for developing and implementing high-impact performance excellence strategies and action plans to meet Graycor's ongoing continuous improvement, change management, and organizational development goals. She oversees the quality and construction technology functions, developing the strategies to support the needs of the business, and providing coaching and mentorship to the group. She additionally leads the development and execution of the company's Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) strategy and plan, focused on strengthening Graycor's sustainability attributes across the business as well as further improving diversity, equity and inclusion efforts within the workforce and supplier/subcontractor community.


6. Yuji Doi

Job Title: Technology Development Manager
Company: Kajima
Headquarters: Tokyo, Japan

Having over 17 years of construction project management experience, Yuji has served in a number of transportation infrastructure projects for Kajima, a Japanese-based global construction company mainly serving as a general contractor while operating Real Estate development business units. Yuji is responsible for leading the innovation to expedite technology development while improving operational efficiency by identifying partnerships in the startup ecosystem. Yuji studied at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign with a background in civil engineering.


7. Bernando Gamboa

Job Title: Partner
Company: BuildTech Ventures
Headquarters: Bogota, Colombia

Bernardo Gamboa is a Partner at BuildTech Ventures, a VC firm pioneering the future of construction innovation in Latin America. BuildTech invests in early-stage rounds in technology-based startups aiming to disrupt the construction industry in LATAM.


8. Doug Moore

Job Title: Principal
Company: McKinstry
Headquarters: Seattle, WA, USA

Doug has been instrumental in McKinstry’s evolution from a local mechanical contractor into a nationally recognized leader of efficient, smart, and clean solutions for the built environment. McKinstry’s integrated design-build-operate delivery continues to expand across the Pacific Northwest, Rocky Mountains, Midwest, and Southwest, addressing the needs of schools, hospitals, data centers, government buildings, industrial facilities, and commercial offices.


9. Mauricio Valdes

Job Title: Founder and CEO
Company: BuildPeer
Headquarters: Garza García, Nuevo León, Mexico

Mauricio Valdes is the founder and CEO of Buildpeer, a construction management software company. The platform features document sharing and real-time communication tools that can connect the office and the field. Prior to founding Buildpeer, Mauricio served in various roles including project engineer, construction supervisor, and construction assistant in the U.S. and Mexico.


10. Brandon Milner

Job Title: SVP, Digital & Data Engineering
Company: EllisDon Corporation
Headquarters: London, ON, Canada

As Senior Vice President of Digital and Data Engineering at EllisDon, Brandon is passionate about driving the future of construction. Rooted in digital innovation and data, he leverages his experience to transform construction technology and PropTech. With an entrepreneurial spirit and a hunger for performance enhancement, he executes strategic initiatives to maximize profitability.


11. Jon Pahl

Job Title: Director of Innovation
Company: Nabholz
Headquarters: Conway, AR, USA

Jon is the Director of Innovation at Nabholz Corporation, giving legs to new ideas that solve problems and add value. Beginning with a summer internship, Jon’s career path at Nabholz has taken him through preconstruction, project management, and operations leadership. He recently celebrated 22 years with the company. In his current role, Jon is particularly passionate about advocating ideas from the company’s professional craft. Jon earned a B.S. in Construction Management from John Brown University.


12. Lucas Manos

Job Title: Senior Innovation Manager - Emerging Technology
Company: Ryan Companies
Headquarters: Minneapolis, MN, USA

Lucas joined Ryan Companies in 2022 as a Senior Innovation Manager – Emerging Technology. Lucas has spent his career in the construction industry, and his passion as a builder is evident in all aspects of his work. In addition to his knowledge of construction technology practices, Lucas brings a well-rounded background in virtual design and construction (VDC), project management, cost management, estimating, preconstruction, and even field-based workflows. Lucas has been laser-focused on working with all project team stakeholders to bring well-balanced and meaningful innovation to construction. Lucas is dedicated to expanding his own knowledge and skillset through his work as a Master of Business Administration candidate at the Pennsylvania State University World Campus with a dedicated focus on Engineering Leadership and Innovation Management.


"BuiltWorld’s comprehensive coverage of the AEC environment, including insightful reports, analyst calls, and events, has become an integral resource for our team. By regularly referencing BuiltWorlds content, our teams are able to gain crucial insights into diverse markets and technologies, enabling us to make informed decisions in the ever-evolving AEC landscape."



13. Chris Fortunato

Job Title: Vice President
Company: CRH Ventures
Headquarters: Madrid, Spain

Chris is a Vice President at CRH Ventures, the venture capital unit of CRH investing in innovative products and businesses. CRH Ventures aims to be the best partner for entrepreneurs developing the technology around decarbonization, digitization, industrialization, marketplaces, and next-gen products that will drive our industry forward.

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14. Jim Charmley

Job Title: President and CEO
Company: ARC Robotics
Headquarters: Fenton, MO, USA

Jim Charmley is the President and CEO of ARC Robotics, a technology company focused on automating key aspects of construction with robotics. ARC Robotics has developed patent-pending tools to automate the vertical build process while maximizing carbon dioxide sequestration via long-term mineralization. ARC Robotics Inc. 3D prints concrete walls that are robotically insulated and painted or coated. Available products from ARC Robotics Inc. are portable, practical, and precise and are built for a wide range of contractors to purchase, rent, or lease.


15. Aaron Anderson

Job Title: Director of Innovation
Company: Swinerton Builders
Headquarters: Carlsbad, CA, USA

As Director of Innovation, Aaron leads the innovation strategy at Swinerton, redefining and transforming how Swinerton builds by applying R&D principles and collaborating with business groups to evaluate challenges and implement solutions. Having started out as a carpenter, he has over 20 years of diverse experience in quality control, constructability, business analytics, and field and project management. He holds a degree from the UVA McIntire School of Commerce in IT and global commerce, where he studied competition dynamics between investor-owned utilities and electric vehicle ownership.


16. Adam Bridgman

Job Title: Co-Founder & General Partner
Company: Ironspring Ventures
Headquarters: Austin, TX, USA

Adam Bridgman is the Co-Founder and General Partner of Ironspring Ventures, an early-stage VC firm investing in digital industrial tech. Ironspring partners with pioneering founders to solve mission-critical problems of the built world. Their mission is to create more productive, secure & sustainable industrial supply chains from the bottom up.


17. Ben Price

Job Title: Investment Director
Company: Orbia Ventures
Headquarters: Boston, MA, USA

Ben Price is an Investment Director at Orbia Ventures, the corporate venture capital fund of Orbia. Orbia Ventures supports a collaborative, human-centered approach to create a better future in the areas of climate tech and decarbonization, sustainability, circular economy, food security, water infrastructure, data access, and energy storage. Prior to his current role, Ben served as a venture manager at Saint-Gobain.

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18. Eric Lamb

Job Title: Managing Partner
Company: WND Ventures
Headquarters: Redwood City, CA

Eric Lamb is a Managing Partner at WND Ventures, the venture capital arm of DPR Construction, which aims to change the way the AEC industry builds through strategic investments in productivity, quality, safety, supply chain, and sustainability. As part of DPR Construction since 1990, he has served as a manager of preconstruction, a member of the management committee, and is currently on the Board of Directors.


19. Hammad Chaudhry

Job Title: VP, Innovation & Construction Technology
Company: EllisDon Corporation
Headquarters: London, ON, Canada

Hammad currently serves as VP, Innovation & Construction Technology at EllisDon. Hammad studied Urban Studies and Architectural Technologies and worked for a Calgary-based architectural firm before joining EllisDon in 2014. Hammad has championed various positions including Architectural Technologist, Project Coordinator, Proposal Coordinator, BIM Coordinator, VDC Manager, and VDC Director. Working with BIM and digital workflows, Hammad’s focus is to implement construction technology to offer appropriate and novel solutions to construction problems.


"Through my interactions with BuiltWorlds this year, I gained valuable insights into fostering innovation and networking with leaders in business and technology in construction. I discovered strategic ways to identify, enable, and operationalize new tools and technologies into existing workflows, and ways we can focus on upskilling employees and working with the startup community. These insights allowed me to more effectively manage risk, scale the use of new tools, and add value to our organization."

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20. Tristen Magallanes

Job Title: Research & Development Manager
Company: DPR Construction
Headquarters: Redwood City, CA, USA

Tristen Magallanes is a Research and Development Manager at DPR Construction. She is also the regional leader of the San Francisco chapter of Women in Construction Tech, a community dedicated to creating opportunities and developing relationships for women driving innovation in the construction industry. Prior to joining DPR, she worked as an Innovation Manager at Swinerton.

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21. Aaron Toppston

Job Title: Managing Partner
Company: GS Futures
Headquarters: San Mateo, CA, USA

Aaron Toppston is the Managing Partner of GS Futures’ $70m fund focused on early-stage real estate and construction technology. GS Futures is the early-stage, independent venture fund supported by GS Group. He is also an advisor to the founders of Greenprint Partners and Soil Connect.

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22. Eric Whobrey

Job Title: VP, Innovation | Managing Partner
Company: ARCO | ARCO Ventures
Headquarters: Chicago, IL, USA

Eric has managed web and data development teams, built his own tech, established a technology strategy for a billion-dollar business, and actively invests in technology startups. Previously, he managed the operational effectiveness program at Basis Technologies (formerly Centro). He now serves as VP, Innovation for ARCO, a design-build construction company, and is a Managing Partner at ARCO Ventures.


23. Jay Snyder

Job Title: Principal & President
Company: Big Blue Innovations
Headquarters: Raleigh, NC, USA

Jay is the president of BBI, a construction technology advisory, startup advisory, and M&A planning firm. Jay has been in the engineering and construction industry throughout his career. His industry experience includes roles such as a construction project executive, corporate director of planning, design, and construction for a healthcare system, founder of multiple technology startup companies, and practice leader of FMI’s technology and innovation practice. He has led nearly $1 billion of construction as a construction professional, founded a construction technology startup, participated in the M&A of many tech companies, and assisted in venture capital fundraising. Jay earned a bachelor’s degree in construction management from SUNY ESF at Syracuse University, a Master of Business Administration from Emory University, and post-graduate work at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is a decorated military officer who has served on active duty and completed numerous combat and humanitarian deployments around the globe. Jay currently serves in the United States Air Force Reserve in the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.


24. Josh Lowe

Job Title: Co-Founder
Company: AkitaBox
Headquarters: Madison, WI, USA

With a degree in Architecture, a background in construction, and a penchant for pushing the boundaries of new technologies, Josh is leading the way in the building industry. He helped write the book on Building Information Modeling (BIM) as a contributing author to “Mastering Autodesk Revit Architecture: 2011 & 2012” and has consulted on several BIM and facility management technologies. In 2016, he co-founded AkitaBox: a SaaS application for proactive building management. AkitaBox offers a new visual way to maintain facilities that help customers improve operational efficiency and reduce risk in their facilities by delivering real-world data of customers’ built environments.


"Attending BuiltWorlds events connects me to the industry trends by connecting solution providers and industry experts. These events create an opportunity to have unique interactions that don't occur in large format conferences."


25. Kosuke Nakajima

Job Title: Structural Engineer
Company: Obayashi
Headquarters: Tokyo, Japan

Kosuke is a Structural Engineer at Obayashi, a construction company based in Japan with building construction and civil engineering domestic projects as well as overseas construction projects. Kosuke holds a Master of Science degree in Engineering from Keio University and a Master of Science in Engineering and Management from MIT.

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26. Brianne Stewart

Job Title: Construction Technology Manager
Company: Milwaukee Tool
Headquarters: Milwaukee, WI, USA

As a Construction Technology Manager at Milwaukee Tool, Brianne explores construction trends and emerging technologies to drive practical, user-focused solutions. She has fifteen years of experience in the manufacturing & development of consumer products, diesel engines, and power tool accessories. Those diverse industry experiences are bound together by her passion for connecting people, processes, & tools to deliver the best products to customers.


27. Igor Tsinman

Job Title: President
Company: AMC Bridge
Headquarters: Boston, MA, USA

Igor Tsinman is the president and co-founder of AMC Bridge. He works with both start-ups and established technology leaders, helping them to quickly bring their software ideas from the whiteboard into commercial production. Before co-founding AMC Bridge in 2000, he held engineering leadership positions at various U.S. software companies, including Torrent Systems, TRUE Software, IDD Information Services, NPC Freight Services, and Parametric Technology Corporation. He managed distributed projects in all these positions, implemented complex design and architecture, and ensured smooth information flow between the organizations’ business and technical parts.


28. Kaustubh Pandya

Job Title: Partner
Company: Brick & Mortar Ventures
Headquarters: San Francisco, CA, USA

Kaustubh is a Partner at Brick & Mortar Ventures, a San Francisco-based venture capital firm that identifies, backs, and enables emerging companies to develop innovative software and hardware solutions for architecture, engineering, construction, and facilities management. He is also a Board Member of ZeroKey and Advanced Navigation, and a Board Observer to Wingtra and SafeAI.


29. Niko Suvorov

Job Title: CEO & Co-Founder
Company: Sitelink
Headquarters: Los Angeles, CA, USA

Niko Suvorov is the CEO and co-founder of Sitelink, a company that is revolutionizing the construction industry with augmented reality (AR) solutions. He has over 10 years of experience leading sales, strategy, and business development for global construction tools and services providers, such as Spectar, Toughbuilt, and Hilti. His passion is to bring AR to construction and make it a daily tool for improving productivity, quality, and safety on the job sites. He has a proven track record of launching and scaling innovative AR products, securing strategic partnerships, and growing revenue and market share. Niko holds an MBA from USC Marshall School of Business and an IMD Business School alum.


30. Aash Desai

Job Title: Owner & CEO
Company: Helios Construction
Headquarters: Chicago, IL, USA

Aash founded Helios Construction Services in 2008 with the belief that the construction process could be transformed. He has vast experience in real estate development, construction management, and real estate consulting, having managed the planning, development, and construction of over $600M in residential, retail, transportation, office, and mixed-use projects throughout the United States. Aash has been involved with several complex, high-profile projects for various public and private corporations, institutions, and investors. As CEO, Aash leads the overall business strategy and project direction at Helios. He serves as both construction manager and project advisor to an outstanding roster of clients, including Fortune 500 companies, private developers, start-ups, and institutions.


31. Danielle Dy Buncio

Job Title: Founder & CEO
Company: VIATechnik
Headquarters: Chicago, IL, USA

Danielle Dy Buncio is the Founder and CEO of VIATechnik, a global virtual design & construction consulting firm, spearheading the advancement of BIM, VR, AR, and AI. Prior to VIATechnik, Danielle managed large-scale building and infrastructure projects in Silicon Valley, Chicago, and Sydney. Danielle serves on the Board of Directors of Ryan Companies US and J.F. Brennan Company. She is the Chicago chapter founder and co-leader of the Society for Construction Solutions (SCS). She received a BS in Civil Engineering from Stanford and an MBA from Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management.


"Core to my leadership approach is moving from ideas to action, envisioning what the future of the built environment could become and bringing that future closer to today. Being an active member of the Builtworlds community allows me to keep a pulse on the industry - to learn from smart & passionate leaders and to influence what's next for our world."

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32. Di-Ann Eisnor

Job Title: CEO
Company: Crews By Core
Headquarters: Palo Alto, CA, USA

Di-Ann is the Co-Founder and CEO of Crews by Core, a construction tech company creating the global construction field management and scheduling platform. Previously, she was the CEO of the Cities group at WeWork. She was at Waze and later Google for ten years, where she started the US office of Waze in 2009 (acquired by Google in 2013), and ran growth, business development, and platform. While at Waze, she founded the Connected Citizens Program, which worked with 1500 cities and departments of transportation to use data to reduce congestion and improve emergency response times.


33. Igor Starkov

Job Title: VP, Digital Twin
Company: Siemens
Headquarters: Munich, Germany

Igor Starkov was co-founder and CEO of EcoDomus, Inc., the first company in the world that developed BIM-based Digital Twins, which was acquired by Siemens in 2022. He now serves as VP, Digital Twin at Siemens. Previously Igor was co-founder of Latista Technologies (now part of Oracle).


34. Jun Hibbard

Job Title: CEO
Company: Smart Innovation
Headquarters: San Francisco, CA, USA

Jun Hibbard is the CEO of Smart Innovation, a firm that partners with large corporations in Asia to drive business growth through open innovation. They collaborate with startups to develop new markets in Japan, Singapore, China, and Korea, and to define go-to-market strategy, initiate the engagement, and guide execution. Jun serves as an advisory board member to Vita Industrial and a Global Advisor to Photoruction.



35. Matthew Hudelson

Job Title: Founder & CEO
Company: Inertia
Headquarters: San Diego, CA, USA

Matthew Hudelson is the Founder and CEO of Inertia Systems. Since 2010, Matthew has worked alongside builders, owners, inspectors, architects, and project teams to learn and solve the challenges they face on complex construction projects with technology. Today, the Inertia Platform is used by leading general contractors, owners, and jurisdictions.


36. René Morkos

Job Title: Founder & CEO
Company: ALICE Technologies
Headquarters: San Francisco, CA, USA

René Morkos is the founder and CEO of ALICE Technologies and teaches at Stanford University's Ph.D program in Construction Management. The son of a civil engineer, René grew up in the construction industry. He has worked on construction projects worldwide. His professional experience ranges from working as a project manager in Afghanistan to building an underwater pipeline project in Beirut, from driving automation engineering on a $350 million gas refinery expansion project in Abu Dhabi to leading the development of a virtual design and construction model for Amsterdam’s cruise ship terminal. René received his Ph.D in Construction Engineering and Management from Stanford University, his MSCE in Construction Management from USC, and his BS in Civil and Environmental Engineering from American University of Beirut.


37. Trevor Johnston

Job Title: Director, Construction Technology
Company: XL Construction
Headquarters: Milpitas, CA, USA

Trevor Johnston is the Director of Construction Technology at XL Construction, where he served in previous positions including construction technology manager, construction technology project manager, and VDC specialist. Prior to joining XL Construction, Trevor served as a designer/BIM specialist at various construction and design firms.


38. Andreas Kronthaler

Job Title: Corporate Innovation Manager
Company: Knauf Digital
Headquarters: Munich, Germany

Andreas is a Corporate Innovation Manager at Knauf Digital, where he is responsible for providing a common understanding of methodology (vehicles), knowledge (innovation fields) and network (partners) on innovation for the Knauf Group. His mission is to develop a better future for the construction industry, by bringing together the main ecosystem players, such as startups, entrepreneurs, universities and other stakeholders with Knauf. He additionally serves as a member of the investment committee at High-Tech Gründerfonds, a German seed investor.



39. Henri Lee

Job Title: CEO & Founder
Company: Xpanner
Headquarters: Seoul, South Korea

Henri Lee is the CEO & Founder of Xpanner, a digital platform that provides various forms of smart construction technologies necessary for digital innovation in construction sites. From the purchase of individual technologies, a one-stop service that can be installed or rented, as well as an integrated system of various technologies, is established and provided. It also develops hardware and software on its own. Prior to founding Xpanner, Henri served in various planning and product management roles at Doosan Infracore.


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40. Joseph Burns

Job Title: Managing Principal
Company: Thornton Tomasetti
Headquarters: Chicago, IL, USA

Mr. Burns joined Thornton Tomasetti in 1995 and has more than 40 years of experience designing structures as well as investigating and renovating existing buildings. Joe is a passionate advocate for the deeper integration of architecture and engineering, which he promotes through technical innovation in the design of structural systems, collaboration in practice and leadership in building science education. His practice is based in Chicago, but has been involved with the firm’s operations throughout the US, Europe, Middle East and Brazil.


41. Leah Royalty

Job Title: Construction Technology Specialist
Company: Dysruptek
Headquarters: Jacksonville, FL, USA

Leah is a Construction Technology Specialist passionate about driving innovation and operational efficiency in the design-build construction industry. As a key member of Haskell’s Innovation & Venture Group, she is committed to exploring and integrating cutting-edge technologies that revolutionize the way we build. She has previously held roles as a BIM Coordinator as well as a Virtual Design and Construction Intern. She holds a Master’s Degree in Construction Management and a Bachelor of Design in Interior Design from the University of Florida.



42. Mike Mahan

Job Title: Managing Director
Company: Stanley Ventures
Headquarters: Boston, MA, USA

Mike is a founding team member and currently a Managing Director at Stanley Ventures, the $100M venture fund of Stanley Black & Decker. He executes strategic investments on behalf of the tools business unit which includes categories such as power tools, hand tools, and construction tech (DEWALT, Craftsman, Stanley) as well as home products & cleaning (Black+Decker). Mike sits on several Boards of Directors in both Director and Observer roles across the roughly 20 deals executed in his tenure at Stanley Ventures.


"BuiltWorlds industry research and insights provide a level of detail about the construction industry that other data providers simply cannot match."


43. Nandan Thakar

Job Title: Co-Founder & CEO 
Company: SureWorx
Headquarters: Melbourne, Australia

Nandan Thakar is the CEO of SureWorx, a Melbourne-based software company which features a powerful platform that converts real-time data into actionable insights for large infrastructure projects. Previously he founded Digitly, a dynamic professional services company focused on leading customer digital journeys through implementation of innovative solutions and proven platforms to deliver exceptional customer experiences, business enablement and value for money outcomes.



44. Rahul Deshmukh

Job Title: CIO
Company: Vaughn Construction
Headquarters: Houston, TX, USA

Rahul is currently the Chief Information Officer at Vaughn Construction. He has previously served in various roles with the company, including Director of Information Systems, Project Manager and Project Engineer. Rahul holds a Master of Engineering degree in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University.

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45. Vivin Hegde

Job Title: General Partner
Company: Zacua Ventures
Headquarters: San Francisco, CA, USA

Vivin Hegde is a General Partner at Zacua Ventures, an early-stage global venture capital firm focused on improving productivity and sustainability in the built environment. Zacua Ventures is a new age Venture capital firm that uniquely brings together corporates and startups in the Built Environment to accelerate innovation in the ecosystem. Vivin has extensive experience in the construction tech space both as an investor as well as an operator across his two decades of experience at Zacua, Hilti, Trimble, and McKinsey. He’s been a board member, mentor, advisor, and investor in multiple startups and accelerators over the years.


46. Patrick Purwin

Job Title: Director of Enterprise Sales
Company: Cupix
Headquarters: San Jose, CA, USA

Patrick Purwin is the Director of Enterprise Sales at Cupix, a unified digital twin platform that processes data from drones, laser scans, 360 videos, 2D photos, and BIM in one platform. Before joining Cupix, Patrick was an Enterprise Account Executive at OpenSpace and a Regional Account Manager at Matterport. He has over 10 years of sales experience specializing in construction technology.


"BuiltWorlds continues to bring a very intuitive and resourceful community together. Over the last decade, BuiltWorlds has been an instrumental part of my career. Thanks to the community and knowledge of the people they bring together, I have learned more about what is needed to help bring adoption from the office to the field and vice versa. Thank you for the community over the past 10 years and for bringing us all together."


47. Mateo Zimmermann

Job Title: Investment Manager
Company: CEMEX Ventures
Headquarters: Madrid, Spain

Mateo Zimmermann is an Investment Manager and Board Member at CEMEX Ventures in Madrid. Launched in 2017, the firm focuses on investing and incubating sustainable and scalable solutions to address the evolving pain points across the construction industry. Mateo has a double degree in Engineering and Management; he graduated as MSc in Industrial Engineering and Management at Technische Universität Berlin and obtained a Master's in Management at ESCP Europe in Paris.



48. Christian Burger

Job Title: Founder & President
Company: Burger Consulting Group
Headquarters: Chicago, IL, USA

Christian Burger is the President and Founder of Burger Consulting Group (BCG). BCG has been serving North America for over 20 years and has worked for more ENR-ranked companies than any other consultancy in the industry. Christian has dedicated his career to the betterment of the construction industry and leads organizations to enact change through education and an understanding of construction’s unique business processes.

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49. Janis Pieterwas

Job Title: Corporate Venture Capital & Innovation Manager
Headquarters: Bielefeld, Germany

As the Corporate Venture Capital and Innovation Manager at GOLDBECK, Janis led the development and execution of GOLDBECK’s innovation program in the U.S. Additionally, he managed the development and launch of two company-wide tech launches, which over 1,800 users now use on over 150 construction projects. Janis led a partnership with Stanford University and the Robotics Institute of Research to research and develop new construction robotics use cases. Previously, he was a site and project manager for commercial real estate in Germany. He is currently a startup mentor at Formwork Labs.



50. Jae Choi

Job Title: Chief Operating Officer
Company: Xpanner
Headquarters: Seoul, South Korea

Jae Choi is the Chief Operating Officer at Xpanner, a digital platform that provides various forms of smart construction technologies necessary for digital innovation in construction sites. From the purchase of individual technologies, a one-stop service that can be installed or rented, as well as an integrated system of various technologies, is established and provided. It also develops hardware and software on its own. Before working at Xpanner, Jae was an Executive Managing Director at Doosan Infracore.