Chief marketing and people officers to elevate operational excellence as company aggressively pursues vision to modernize the commercial real estate industry
Building Engines, the building operations software platform for modern commercial real estate management, today announced that it has appointed Lou Jordano as chief marketing officer and Nina Laven as chief people officer. The two will report directly to CEO Tim Curran at the company’s Boston headquarters and mark the final pieces in an overhaul to the entire C-suite, which has been rebuilt with proven executives within the past two years. Both Jordano and Laven add to Building Engines’ dynamic leadership by bringing decades of operational experience and best practices to help the company grow via its build, partner and acquire strategy.
Jordano, a marketing veteran, will develop and lead Building Engines’ marketing and go-to-market strategies as the company continues on an aggressive growth path, having more than doubled in size in the last two years. Jordano has a successful track record of building and leading high-impact teams within global enterprises and start-ups. Additionally, he has deep experience repositioning companies and implementing value-based selling practices to achieve record software sales. He was previously the CMO at software companies Crimson Hexagon, Attivio and Episerver (formerly Ektron).
“Building Engines not only has significant brand equity within the commercial real estate industry, but also has a long history of innovation,” said Jordano. “I’m excited to join Building Engines at this moment, to help modernize the commercial real estate industry.”
As chief people officer, Laven will develop people and talent strategies that engage and empower employees as Building Engines navigates the next stage of scale and growth. She is an expert in cultural integration and organizational development. She previously held talent leadership positions at Foundation Medicine, acquired by Roche, and McKinsey New Ventures, where she was also an expert consultant serving global clients on talent strategy.
“We are going to develop people programs that continue to motivate our extremely talented employees, building on our unique values and experience as a commercial real estate technology innovator,” said Laven.
“Building Engines is in a major period of growth, which requires the very best talent at all levels of the organization and across all departments,” said Tim Curran, CEO of Building Engines. “Lou’s go-to-market strategy expertise and Nina’s talent strategy leadership make them the best to lead their respective teams and complement our existing executive team as we navigate this exciting next phase of our corporate growth in an industry hungry for innovation.”
This hiring news comes on the heels of several recent corporate milestones. Building Engines received a second round investment of $12.7 million, led by Wavecrest Growth partners, which enabled the company to expedite its strategy to build, buy and partner to deliver the most modern platform addressing long-standing problems in commercial real estate operations. This strategy has continued to prove successful, with Building Engines recently completing its third acquisition with Synlio—technology that will bolster Building Engines’ AI capabilities and enable it to deliver an automated RFP solution to its customers and the commercial real estate operations sector, solving a major pain point for property managers.
About Building Engines
Building Engines provides the leading building experience platform powering modern CRE operations. It helps owners and operators deliver an exceptional experience for occupants while still maximizing efficiency and profitability. Built from the ground up with enterprise-class scalability and security at its core, Building Engines is critical to any CRE tech stack because its open platform connects all elements of building operations and their related workflows in a single, easy-to-use interface. Founded in 1999 and headquartered in Boston, the company has raised more than $25 million in venture funding to build, buy and partner to deliver the most modern platform addressing long-standing problems in CRE operations. Today, more than 750 customers—including Beacon Capital Partners, Cushman & Wakefield and Highwoods Properties—use Building Engines to manage critical building experience needs across over 2.4 billion square feet and 25,000 properties worldwide.
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