PlanGrid Construction Productivity Blog
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Grace Ellis

Currently, as the Content Marketing Specialist at PlanGrid, Grace is responsible for helping to manage the PlanGrid Construction Productivity Blog. With nearly eight years of experience in marketing, communications, and PR for technology companies, she is specialized in content creation across both traditional and digital media platforms.

Lynn Langmade

Lynn Langmade is currently the Director of Content Marketing at PlanGrid, where she develops content strategy, manages the editorial calendar, and oversees content production workflow. Lynn is also the managing editor of PlanGrid’s corporate blog and social media channels.

As an early adopter of social media, Lynn has over 45 thousand followers on social media. In 2014, Lynn was the recipient of the Marketo “Revvie” Award in the Socializer category. She has a PhD in English and over 15 years B2B high-tech marketing experience.

Emily Tsitrian

Emily Tsitrian is the Director of Consulting Services at PlanGrid where she oversees the consulting and training team. In this capacity, she is responsible for driving world-class onsite training sessions and implementation to customers around the world. Emily holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley.

Pete Schott

Pete is a Senior Product Marketing Manager at PlanGrid where he is passionate about bringing innovative products to market and crafting stories that showcase the value PlanGrid brings to construction companies all over the world.

Amy Wolfenberger

PlanGrid Content Marketing Specialist

Emily VerMeulen

PlanGrid Director of Customer Support

Mary Kate Francis

Mary Kate Francis is a Marketing Programs Specialist at PlanGrid where she manages the webinar and paid advertising channels. In her free time, she enjoys playing with dogs, drinking wine, and watching live theatre. Mary Kate earned a BA in English with a Certificate in Markets and Management at Duke University.

Ross Wagner

Ross is a Customer Advocate at PlanGrid. He helps implement PlanGrid with companies and projects up and down the West Coast. When not working, Ross loves exploring new cities, talking architecture, and seeing live music. He has a Five-Year Bachelor's Degree in Architecture and a Minor in Business from the University of Texas at Austin.

Dean Leichtle

Dean Leichtle is the lead consultant and trainer in the Midwestern United States and all of Canada for the PlanGrid Professional Services team. He works with companies to make sure their users are trained and the company knows all of the best practices, recommended workflows, and options for standardization when implementing PlanGrid.

Dean’s background is in large-scale enterprise software implementation, training, and workflow consultation. He is based out of Madison, WI.

Joshua Progar

PlanGrid Customer Advocate

Aditya Thakur

Aditya leads a cross-functional team building enterprise features and experiences to enable construction companies to get the most value out of PlanGrid as an organization. At Plangrid, he focuses on the most important data that can empower CEOs and other Execs at construction companies. Previously, Aditya spent time at Lookout, a cyber security company, as well as Jawbone, a health and fitness wearables maker.

Saaman Entezarmahdi

Saaman leads PlanGrid's Western Business Development team, which focuses on connecting technology deprived contractors with the PlanGrid field sales team. He is passionate about serving the construction industry with efficient software and the internal sales team with opportunities to enable future customers. When he is not helping future clients connect with local PlanGrid pros, he enjoys restoring Honda motorcycles and dirt-biking in his hometown of San Jose.

Kaivan Entezarmahdi

Kaivan Entezarmahdi is a Registered Professional Civil Engineer in California. He holds a master's degree in civil engineering from San Diego State University and runs PlanGrid's Los Angeles and Orange County field operations. Prior to joining PlanGrid, Kaivan worked on marquee construction projects such as the Golden Gate Bridge Seismic Retrofit in San Francisco, Google's Bayview Headquarters in Mountain View and the Candlestick Point redevelopment in San Francisco. He brought his talents to PlanGrid 3 years ago where he has been responsible for growing the business in one of the largest US Metro Areas.

Aja Viafora

Aja Viafora works with PlanGrid to diligently create an engaged community on social media. Aja strives to share relatable content for people working in the construction industry and position PlanGrid as a thought-leader in the industry. When not crafting content for social media, Aja likes to travel the world, exploring, learning and laughing.

Sam Spata

Sam Spata is an architect with 25 years executive experience as a client advisor and practice leader for capital project delivery. His international experience includes a range of delivery modes, from Design-Bid-Build to Novation to P3.

Sam is Owner and Principal of Method Lean, an independent Lean consultancy. He is an Improved Instructor with LCI and an approved CES provider with the AIA. To accelerate Lean learning and implementation, Sam Spata developed a unique framework, The Lean Progression©.

Dorian Stewart

PlanGrid Field Marketing Manager

Kevin Cheng

Kevin is a Product Strategist at PlanGrid on the Product Team. Kevin has over 13 years of experience in the construction industry. He joins PlanGrid from Level 10 Construction where he worked as a Sr. Project Manager. Prior to Level 10, he was a Sr. Project Engineer at Rudolph and Sletten. He is passionate about creating a product that truly works for the construction industry and he hopes to bring his background and expertise to work with the team at PlanGrid to achieve that feat.

Amanda Fennell

Amanda Fennell joined PlanGrid in October 2017 as Director of Marketing in EMEA, based in the UK. She has 20 year's marketing experience in IT, including working with some leading cloud organizations. She was the first marketing recruit in salesforce.com EMEA and supported the launch of the company in the region. Amanda holds an MA in Communications and Cultural Studies from DCU, Ireland.

Srikanth Veeraraghavan

Srikanth graduated from the Johns Hopkins University with a Masters in Information Security. He’s spent years working in the security field, most recently as Senior Security Engineer at Zendesk and previously at Mcafee and other early stage startups. He joined PlanGrid in June 2017 as PlanGrid’s Security Leader where he is focussing on implementing an Industry standard security program along with building the security team.

Drew Moncada

Drew Moncada is the lead consultant and trainer for Texas and Oklahoma and has helped implement PlanGrid for construction firms all across the United States. He started learning the industry in 1998 using AutoCAD R14 and has been nationally recognized for his drafting skills by Skills USA VICA in 2001 and 2002. Working in the A/E field, he designed various educational facilities across the Lower Rio Grande Valley and has seen the industry change from making hand made blueprint copies using vellum and ammonia to the digital collaboration we see today. He moved to Austin, TX in 2012, and worked as a PE/BIM Coordinator designing electrical layouts for high rise buildings, as well as rolled out PlanGrid to his field and PM team before officially joining the PlanGrid family.

Stuart Frederich-Smith

PlanGrid Senior Director Product Marketing

Amy Palmer

Amy is the Sr. Director of Marketing at PlanGrid, where she thinks about new ways to tell the PlanGrid story and engage the PlanGrid community.

Susan McCutcheon

PlanGrid Regional Sales Manager - Canada

Andy Rosenberg

PlanGrid Business Development Manager

Tom Alterman

Tom Alterman is the Product Lead for Submittals, RFIs and Specs at PlanGrid. He has been building technology products for the last 10 years, mostly in Healthcare and Education.

Erica Gasbarro

Erica Gasbarro is a Consulting Services Manager on the ProServices Team at PlanGrid. As a former Document Controller and Project Engineer at a mid-size CM in South Florida, she now trains AEC companies worldwide and creates custom workflows for teams to help them work smarter, faster, and more efficiently in both the office and the field.

Barbara Acha

Bárbara Achá, bilingual economist, global software consultant, and early PlanGrid employee.

Barbara has worked with PlanGrid customers in various capacities from support to consulting and has implemented software at some of the world's biggest construction projects. She lives in the DC area with her husband, daughter, and dog and has a degree in Economics from Universidad Privada Boliviana in Bolivia.​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Gina Sloan

Gina Sloan was PlanGrid's very first Customer Adoption Specialist, bringing over 20 years of property management and enterprise tech experience to the PlanGrid Consulting team. In this role, she sets up PlanGrid customers for success with Consulting and Training Services packages. She lives in Boston, MA with her two sons and can frequently be seen at the hockey rink or lacrosse field cheering them on.

Rahul Shah

Rahul Shah is a Product Manager at PlanGrid on the Smart Recordset team, which focuses on intelligently ingesting construction data and making that information easy to access and use. His primary focus area is PlanGrid's BIM product strategy.

Blake Lockhart

PlanGrid Lead Consultant — Southeast Region

Rebeca Ayala

Rebeca is a Civil and Structural Engineer from the University of Bath, UK and the Georgia Institute of Technology, US. She spent over 12 years in the construction industry in positions ranging from contractor to owner. During her time in California, she worked with teams in building several healthcare facilities, before joining PlanGrid in 2014. As a Product Manager, her focus is on enhancing collaboration between all stakeholders on a construction project.

Brigid Holdridge

PlanGrid Regional Sales Manager

James Cook

James Cook is the Head of Strategic Alliances and Partnerships at PlanGrid. He works closely with PlanGrid’s partners to build a best-of-breed construction technology ecosystem. Prior to PlanGrid, James developed and managed software partnerships as a Director of Business Development at Box. James has also held various roles in finance and banking at Jefferies & Company and GE Capital. He earned his MBA at the University of California, Berkeley and his BA at Stanford University.

Chelsey Tanaka

Chelsey is a Product Manager at PlanGrid on the Smart Recordset team, which focuses on ingesting construction data and making that data as easy to access and use as possible. She is passionate about solving customer problems and loves PlanGrid users, who constantly provide feedback to make the product better. Chelsey's background is in product management for enterprise companies and she enjoys working in industries where there's a large potential to improve people's day-to-day lives.

Ryan Pfeffer

As Engineering Manager at PlanGrid, Ryan Pfeffer leads the Smart Recordset team, working to build data driven tools to give customers superpowers.

David Cain

As Chief Marketing Officer, David heads up the marketing team and is responsible for driving market leadership, global awareness, demand generation, and strategic events. He was previously the Group VP of Global Marketing and Operations at Marketo, and held prior B2B marketing leadership roles at SaaS companies SuccessFactors, OpenTable, and Replicon.

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