Veteran of Real Estate Technology and SaaS Joins Firm to Oversee Next Phase of Growth
Building Engines, the Commercial Real Estate industry’s innovation leader for property management solutions, today announced the appointment of current board member and company advisor Tim Curran to Chief Executive Officer. Founder David Osborn, who led Building Engines’ consistent growth from its inception, will remain as Board Chairman and continue to advise on long-term vision and strategy for the organization.
“I’m thrilled that such a high caliber and successful executive will lead our team forward,” said Osborn. “Tim’s management style, broad skill set and high character will undoubtedly enhance revenue growth and drive product innovation. His counsel as an advisor and board member to the business has already contributed to many of our recent successes. I know that he’ll continue to enhance our growth and expand our mission to transform commercial property management.”
“The opportunity before us is enormous,” commented Curran. “Building Engines’ commitment to customer success and focus on product innovation will continue to elevate the company as leader in the commercial real estate technology market. David’s leadership and vision over the last seventeen years has established and cultivated a transformational solution for hundreds of commercial real estate firms. I’m excited to work with the talented Building Engines team to build upon the company’s accomplishments, and lead the company into the future.”
“We’re delighted to welcome Tim to the CEO seat at Building Engines,” said Deepak Sindwani, Managing Partner at Wavecrest Growth Partners. “From our collaboration as board members, we’re confident his proven leadership skills, SaaS expertise, and keen go-to-market acumen will deliver outstanding value to the company and its customers. We’re excited about Tim and David’s partnership to help the company grow its revenue and product development momentum.”
Curran is the former CEO of Vela Systems, Inc., a field management software company in the architecture, engineering and construction industry, which was acquired by Autodesk (ADSK) in June 2012. He served as the CEO of Eleven Technology, Inc., a mobile application software company in the consumer packaged goods market, acquired by Trimble (TRMB) in 2006. Most recently, he was the CEO of Sample6, a biotech company bringing ultra-rapid pathogen detection and cloud software to the food safety market. Tim began his career at Accenture, doing large scale ERP software development and implementation projects for Fortune 100 clients. He also serves on the board of Smartvid.io in the construction industry, Repsly, and Powerhouse Dynamics in the energy management space.
The announcement comes as part of a planned series of executive leadership measures following the company’s growth capital investment in October 2016 led by Wavecrest Growth Partners (http://www.prweb.com/releases/2016/10/prweb13746051.htm). These include the addition of David O’Connor as the company’s Chief Financial Officer and the promotion of Scott Sidman to Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer earlier this year. (http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/02/prweb14046069.htm).
About Building Engines
Building Engines delivers the commercial real estate industry’s most innovative web and mobile portfolio management platform, providing building teams with the data and insights they need to improve operational efficiency, mitigate risk, measure and improve tenant satisfaction, and to make better-informed decisions.
The Building Engines integrated suite of applications support the full range of critical building operations, including tenant engagement and retention, maintenance management, communications, and task management.
Clients of Building Engines include many of the leading public REITs, private owner/managers and third-party management firms in the United States and Canada operating multi-tenant commercial office, medical office, retail and industrial properties.