Who are you guys?
So we’ve talked quite a bit about the myriad of communication failures (and their resultant impacts) on construction sites. We’ve given a glimpse of our vision for the future: a device ubiquitous platform that enables real-time communication and coordination for construction professionals, no matter where they are.
Big problems and an innovative solution. But are we the team to make it happen? We are. We’ve got the perfect recipe of experience across a wide swath of skills that are necessary to bring the vision to life. Here are the ingredients:
User Experience: Dan Maccarone created the user experience at many leading consumer applications including Hulu, the Wall Street Journal, and Jetsetter. He hasn’t designed traditional enterprise software….and that is exactly why we love him: unlike traditional software, FieldLens is designed to be intuitive, easy to use, and even fun.
Visual Design: Chris Pace is an artistic genius. Artists are not typically team members at enterprise B2B software companies, but as with Dan, we place huge value on visual beauty. Chris has designed numerous advertising and marketing campaigns as well as web and mobile applications.
Dan and Chris manage a terrific team of 3 talented UX & design folks (Nathan Morey, Claire-Marine Sarner, & Erik Bowie) who are enabling us to bring FieldLens V1.0 to life.
Chief Technology Officer: Dave Small has been architecting and building web applications for 21 years. He remembers the days of client-server apps and lived through the web 1.0 boom and bust. He has accrued a wide range of industry experience in pharmaceutical, HR management, retail, social media, and financial sectors. Over the past ten years Dave has focused on distributed high volume web applications with various Java stacks while leading large teams. Most recently he architected the break up of a monolithic social media site into manageable components based on SOA design. Previously he was the lead developer and architect of the pinksheets.com, otcqx.com, and otciq.com sites. Dave knows how to architect scalable apps from Day 1, and that is how he is building FieldLens.
Dave manages the rest of our development team including two highly talented web front end developers (Cory Burnett & Joanna Weinman), one back-end engineer (Jennifer Li), and four Android mobile developers. Soon we’ll be adding some iOS pros to Dave’s arsenal.
Lead Android Developer: Kevin Galligan is a fixture in the broader NYC Android community through meetup groups and open source initiatives. He has 13 years of software development and management experience, ranging from bootstrap start-up to large enterprise groups. Sectors include finance, medical, social media, marketing, and erp software. Since 2006 Kevin has focused on small agile team development projects, including social media and trading systems, and more recently several mobile development projects.
Kevin manages three additional Android rock-stars (Brian Plummer, Will Sanville, & Matt Davis). Together they are building our fully off-line functional mobile application.
Chief Financial Officer: Matt Sena is a holder of the Chartered Financial Analyst designation with a decade of experience in institutional finance. At Goldman Sachs for seven years, Matt started as a futures trader in the open outcry pits in Chicago before transitioning into a sales-trading role in New York. Covering both hedge fund and long-only clients, Matt developed and executed trade strategy across global futures markets. At Castlestone Management he built and led the in-house fundamental research team, served as portfolio manager and head trader on a suite of commodity funds and was on the investment committee for the firm’s global macro fund.
“Ok, ok…I get it…you guys have a great team of developers and you clearly emphasize user experience and design. You’ve even got a guy to crunch the numbers. But where are the construction guys!?”
GREAT QUESTION. We’ve got the construction chops, and all of us have extensive experience working in the field, not the office.
Product Development, Sales & Support: Gordon Titus is a construction project management professional with ten years of experience in heavy civil, commercial and residential construction throughout the Rocky Mountain West. He’s built roadways, schools, multi-family residences, churches, and commercial office buildings. He’s also helped construction companies transition many of their core IT functionality into the cloud and is a pro at helping even the most hardened superintendents learn to love technology.
Product Development, Sales & Support: Joe Coniglio has been working in the environmental, health and safety field for the past 5 years in the capacity of an on-site safety officer, trainer, project manager and most recently a regional operations manager. Prior to his civilian career Joseph served 5 years as an active duty army logistics officer in places such as Seoul, South Korea; Mosul, Iraq; El Paso, Texas and the Pentagon.
Chief Executive Officer: Doug Chambers is a 12 year construction professional and has worked on some of the most impressive facilities in the world, including the New York Times Building and the new World Trade Center. His construction management experience includes commercial interiors, data centers, banking, retail and core & shell high-rise. Doug has worked as a field superintendent and project manager, specifically concentrating on MEPs. He led MEP coordination at the New York Times Building and managed all MEP trades throughout the construction of that 52-story tower.
So that’s who we are. We work out of incredible office space in the heart of Silicon Alley @ Quotidian Labs. The team works really hard but we also laugh a lot and occasionally opt for a night out together - resulting in an un-productive morning after. We are real proud of what we’re building and are excited to get it in your hands…so please stay tuned!