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 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 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 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.
PlanGrid Content Marketing Specialist
PlanGrid Director of Customer Support
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.
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.
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.
Eric Thomas is currently the Content Marketing Manager at PlanGrid. He develops PlanGrid’s content strategy and creates content assets focused on meeting the needs of their customers. He has more than six years of marketing experience and earned a Bachelor's Degree in Scientific and Technical Communication from Michigan Technological University. In his free time he enjoys rock climbing, motorcycle adventures and playing music.
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.
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.
PlanGrid Customer Advocate
Tyler Riddell is the vice president of marketing at eSUB Construction Software. He is responsible for driving market leadership, global awareness, demand generation, and strategic communications. With extensive experience in the construction industry, he often shares his insights in articles written for leading construction blogs and publications.
Adele Bernard (@Aadelebe) is APAC Marketing Director at Plangrid and has spent the last decade as an APAC Tech Road Warrior, presenting to leaders of enterprise organisations and organizing corporate events around the region.
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.
PlanGrid Regional Sales Manager - Canada
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
PlanGrid Field Marketing Manager
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lorrin is a Consultant on the Professional Services team, providing training to teams implementing PlanGrid. Prior to joining PlanGrid she spent years gaining first-hand experience on construction jobsites all over North America. Lorrin is OSHA 30 Certified, an Excavation Safety Competent Person and believes that all accidents are preventable.
PlanGrid Business Development Manager
As Engineering Manager at PlanGrid, Ryan Pfeffer leads the Smart Recordset team, working to build data driven tools to give customers superpowers.
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.
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.
Mark Buckshon publishes the daily Construction Marketing Ideas blog at www.constructionmarketingideas.com.
PlanGrid Lead Consultant — Southeast Region
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©.
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.
Brent Darnell is the pioneer in bringing emotional intelligence to the construction industry. In 2012 he was awarded Engineering News Record’s top 25 newsmaker’s award for his record breaking program that “transforms Alpha males into service focused leaders”. He recently created the Total Leadership Library, an online library of courses on emotional intelligence and people skills for the AEC industry.
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.
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.
Michael is the President of MOCA’s software products division, Touchplan, and a co-founder of MOCA. He has 20 years of construction management experience with significant expertise in project controls. He currently leads the development of Touchplan. Prior to launching Touchplan, he served in multiple leadership and operational roles within MOCA providing construction management services to owners.
Touchplan is the only Lean way for project teams to easily execute the Last Planner® System by digitizing the old, analog process of sticky notes on the wall. Touchplan is a web-based, accessible-anywhere tool with a way to quantify and qualify areas for continuous improvement. Project teams can learn and use it within minutes of introduction and it also integrates with master schedules and creates constraint logs instantly. Designed for field planning and management, Touchplan serves everyone on the project team—from subcontractors, superintendents and project managers in the field, to project executives, architects and owners planning the build. As a division of MOCA Systems and with nearly 20 years of experience, it’s no wonder why 15% of the ENR top 100 list are veterans of this unique, common-sense solution.
PlanGrid Regional Sales Manager
PlanGrid Senior Director Product Marketing