David Osborn

David Osborn

Board Chairman


David Osborn is the founder of Building Engines, Inc, and currently serves as Executive Chairman.

Mr. Osborn has over twenty-six years of experience founding, leading and working in early-stage companies within the technology sector.  Prior to his role as Executive Chairman, David served as CEO of the Building Engines from 2001 through 2017 growing it from 1 to circa 100 employees.  Prior to Building Engines, he was the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer at Milestone Systems, Inc., a venture-backed start-up, where he helped to design, develop, and promote a multi-carrier desktop express mailing and shipping system - "Click'n'Send" - targeted at the small office and home office markets.  Prior to Building Engines, David founded iSense, Inc. where he developed "iWitness" - a remote Internet-based, plug-and-drop monitoring system targeted at the residential second-home real estate market.  He has over two decades of legal experience in corporate structuring, finance, real estate, and environmental litigation.  Early on, he served as law clerk to the Maine Supreme Judicial Court in Portland, Maine (1986), and the Maine Superior Court for Aroostook County (1987).  He is a former member of the Maine and Massachusetts Bar Associations.  In addition to his work as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Building Engines, David sits on the boards of a number of private organizations.

Mr. Osborn holds his JD from Vermont Law School (1986) and his BA in English from the University of Vermont (1981).