MATT STRAZZA, PRESIDENT & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Matt Strazza is the President of ConstructConnect, the commercial construction industry’s leading provider of construction project information, data analytics, and preconstruction software. Matt joined ConstructConnect in July of 2021. Prior to ConstructConnect, Matt served as Deltek’s Senior Vice President of Global Sales with oversight of the global sales teams and reciprocating sales efforts. He has a rich history of leading successful global teams in sales, professional services, and operations to reach new milestones and aggressive growth targets. Matt holds a business degree from Penn State University and resides in New York City with his family. He is also active within his community and serves as a trustee for Community Access, a nonprofit that supports housing and social services for people with mental health concerns.
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 an MBA, both from Georgia Tech.
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.
HOWARD H. ATKINS, EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT & GENERAL MANAGER MANUFACTURING SEGMENT
At ConstructConnect, Howard drives customer sales and market share growth for our building product manufacturer team, focusing on sales innovation, customer acquisition, retention, and competitive strategies. Howard joined ConstructConnect in 2018 with a successful track record driving commercial success, developing strategies for growth, optimizing business consolidation and creating innovative outreach initiatives, specifically for the manufacturing and industrial markets. Howard earned his MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. Currently, an active community member in Atlanta where he lives with the three most important family members in his life, including his Pitbull, Ruby Jean.
BUCK BRODY, EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT OF FINANCE
Buck joined ConstructConnect in April 2018 after leading the Finance, Administrative, and Data Science teams at Roper Technologies subsidiary DAT Solutions, a SaaS platform connecting freight brokers with trucking capacity. Prior to this role, Buck led the finance team at Roper Technologies subsidiary Inovonics Wireless, a leader in high-performance wireless sensor networks for commercial and life safety applications. Buck started his career with Roper Technologies as a financial analyst in the corporate headquarters, providing business unit performance analysis, due diligence, and valuation research. Earlier in his career, he worked in the U.S Senate and at Prologue Capital. He holds both an M.B.A and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Virginia.
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.
JIM HILL, EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT & GENERAL MANAGER, MID-MARKET
As Executive Vice President and General Manager for Mid-Market, Jim Hill oversees all aspects of the Mid-Market business including sales, customer success, network acceleration, strategy, and business development. Jim brings with him 30+ years of experience in developing high-performance sales teams and driving a customer-centric culture, most recently as Senior Vice President of Sales for Angie’s List. He has a proven track record in product envisioning and management, sales execution, marketing, and strategic planning and execution. Jim received his bachelor’s degree from Indiana University and an MBA from Butler University.
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.