Dave Conway, President & Chief Executive Officer
Dave Conway is the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of ConstructConnect, the combination of BidClerk, CDC, CMD, and iSqFt; positioned as the commercial construction industry’s leading provider of construction project information, data analytics, and preconstruction software. Joining the company in 2000, Dave was named CEO and has led the company through challenging market conditions and dramatic growth and product innovation. A graduate of the University of Dayton, he began his career in the healthcare construction market, where he gained an appreciation for the relationship between owners, architects, general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, and building product manufacturers. Dave also serves on several for-profit and not-for-profit boards including Boys Hope Girls Hope and AEC Cares.
Alex Hart, Chief Information Officer
Alex Hart is the Chief Information Officer (CIO) of ConstructConnect. With a bachelor’s degree in Systems analysis from Miami University, Alex spent the first part of his career working with private and public sector customers, providing professional consulting services. Alex joined ConstructConnect in 2007, where his earlier efforts resulted in the architecture of a new platform, the launch of the original “SupplyLink” BPM offering and line of business, and building and support of a great team. His current focus is on integrating the back office and infrastructure teams and technologies for the combined businesses.
Jennifer Johnson, Chief Experience Officer
Jennifer Johnson is the Chief Experience Officer (CXO) for ConstructConnect. Since joining the company in 2008, Jennifer has held various roles including Product Manager, Senior Director of Product Management, and Senior Vice President of Product Development. In her current role within ConstructConnect’s executive leadership team, Jennifer is responsible for overseeing the creation of customer-centric products, directing the corporate product strategy, and ensuring a positive overall user experience. Prior to joining ConstructConnect, Jennifer served in both product management and marketing roles for various software providers. Jennifer has an undergraduate degree in Computer Science and a MBA, both from Georgia Tech.
Henry Purdy, Chief Marketing Officer
As Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) of ConstructConnect, Henry Purdy oversees all marketing activities, leads business development and participates in overall corporate strategic initiatives. He brings with him over two decades of construction software and management experience. Henry began his career as a design engineer at Black and Veatch and went on to become a structural engineer at Rutherford and Chekene. Before joining ConstructConnect, Henry served as Vice President of Product Management for BuildPoint Corporation, where he helped shape business and product strategy and customer implementation of the industry’s first online preconstruction management platform. Henry has a bachelor’s degree in civil and environmental engineering from Duke University and a master’s degree in structural engineering from Stanford University.
Craig Tate, Chief Revenue Officer
Craig Tate is the Chief Revenue Officer (CRO) of ConstructConnect. Joining the company in early 2015, Craig is responsible for all customer-facing functions at ConstructConnect, including sales, marketing, customer success management, and customer support. A graduate of Penn State University, Craig has 33+ years of experience in enterprise software sales and marketing – including 17+ years at Oracle and most recently, 2 years as Senior Vice President at Salesforce.com. Leveraging his software industry experience, Craig is focused on evolving ConstructConnect’s go-to-market strategy and ensuring that our customers realize maximum value for their investment in our products and services.
Robert Ven, Chief Technology Officer
Robert Ven is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of ConstructConnect. Robert oversees the cloud technology enablement of the ConstructConnect platform, comprising enterprise architecture, platform engineering, application development, and mobile initiatives. Robert has over two decades of global experience building enterprise-scale SaaS solutions and has held various leadership positions including CTO at Bottomline Technologies. Robert holds an Engineering degree from Northwestern University and completed an executive leadership program at Cornell University. He holds numerous process credentials in Lean Six Sigma, Agile Scrum, and ITIL and is a published author and speaker.
Julie Storm, Chief People Officer, People and Culture
Julie Storm is the Chief People Officer for ConstructConnect. Joining the company in 2014, Julie was brought into the organization to assist the leadership team with developing a “Top Place to Work” culture within the fast growing company structure. A graduate of Wilmington College with a degree in business and her SCP and SPHR certification, she began her career in healthcare, followed by HR Leadership positions in advertising/branding, manufacturing, and hospitality. Julie also works with the Healing Center, a non-profit center for the underserved in our community.
Mark Casaletto, President of ConstructConnect – Canada
Mark Casaletto, President of ConstructConnect – Canada, has over 15 years leadership experience in the industry. He is an active speaker at industry events providing insight and intelligence on the state and economics of the Canadian construction industry as well as trends and current events impacting the industry. In 2005, he joined ConstructConnect as General Manager and has since steered this 90-year-old authoritative voice of Canada’s construction industry to a respected and popular Canadian source for construction news, project data, and industry analytics. Mark sits on the innovation board of the CCA which puts him at the forefront of emerging technologies and changing markets and enables him to offer opportunities for new products, new services, and new business models to the industry.
Todd Ciganek, Executive Vice President, Information and Data Operations
As Senior Vice President of Information and Data Operations for ConstructConnect, Todd Ciganek is responsible for the management of all editorial content operations for the U.S.-based and offshore research teams. His teams deliver the most complete, accurate, and actionable preconstruction data for thousands of customers worldwide. He joined the company in 2011 and brought with him more than 25 years of experience in operations management, strategic planning, and editorial content acquisition/development. Prior to joining ConstructConnect, Todd served as Fox News Midwest Bureau Chief where he coordinated the efforts of all reporting staff, investigated news tips, researched stories, and delivered information to meet publication and broadcast deadlines. Leveraging his industry and editorial experience, Todd is focused on optimizing ConstructConnect’s data collection strategy and ensuring that our customers receive the best quality and most accurate construction project information available.
Jonathan Kost, Executive Vice President & General Manager, GC
Jonathan Kost is the Exec. Vice President & General Manager of the General Contractor team at ConstructConnect. He joined the company in 2016 and directly oversees all aspects of the General Contractor business including sales, customer success, network acceleration, strategy and business development. In addition, he leverages his industry knowledge to collaborate closely with the product development team to innovate products and platforms. Before joining ConstructConnect, Jonathan spent 18 years in the construction technology and data space with Marshall & Swift/Boeckh (now Corelogic) and Symbility Solutions. Most recently he served as Chief Strategy Officer at Symbility Solutions where he was responsible for the creation of expert systems that simplify construction project estimation, and solutions that engage consumers in the property claims process to increase efficiency, transparency, and satisfaction.
Jeff Cryder, Senior Vice President of Finance
As Vice President of Finance for ConstructConnect, Jeff is responsible for safeguarding the company’s assets, managing business risk, shareholder relations, and, together with his team of professionals, providing accurate, timely, and relevant financial reporting. Jeff’s experience began in the Cincinnati office of Arthur Andersen, where he was active in the firm’s local construction industry practice. For the next 20 years, he was a senior finance executive in the mining, heavy equipment manufacturing, and aviation industries. As Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Executive Jet Management, a wholly-owned subsidiary of NetJets Inc., a unit of Berkshire Hathaway, Jeff’s strategic, operational, and financial leadership contributed to significant revenue growth while maintaining profitability.
Terah Volpenhein, Vice President of Customer Success
Terah Volpenhein is the Vice President of Customer Success for ConstructConnect. Joining the company in 2005, Terah has held various roles including Sales, Sales Training, Sales Management (of both new & existing business), and Director of Sales. A graduate of The Ohio State University, Terah began her career in sales in the education market. In her current role, Terah is responsible for both the retention and upsell of subcontractor and manufacturer customers. Terah is passionate about providing a superior experience for all clients, helping to instill a consultative approach to all customer interactions. Her team’s mission is to ensure we are achieving the customer’s desired outcomes, and for them to be more successful with us, than without us.