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Team

The origins of the gridBPM team are multi-faceted, with the source of our vision coming largely from our days at Autodesk Seek helping manufacturers become BIM-ready.  While those early days were primarily around providing access to Revit files, today’s BPM is now asked to measure and improve return from their investment in BIM beyond simply having a basic library on their website.

Today, the gridBPM team is focused on helping manufacturers realize better returns by accessing more AEC professionals through innovative solutions that extend beyond searches on their websites.  Further, we empower marketing professionals with rich analytics and project data to further solidify their BIM investment and guide their strategies and further investments.

Our team shares a common mission which is to help Marketing professionals deliver high quality product content to the audiences they serve – Architects, Engineers, Fabricators, Contractors – by placing their products in the right destinations to get discovered, and delivering important analytics and market insights to better understand where all their products landed.

David Bandi – Founder, Chief Executive Officer

David was the Vice President of AEC/BIM Solutions at ThomasNet, bringing a long history of innovation and leadership to the Construction Industry and the marketing of manufacturer product content. He is widely regarded as a leading expert in helping Building Product Manufacturers turn digitized product data into a competitive advantage. David co-founded a number of early-market startups including Requisite, the sourcing and procurement platform for SAP.  Also, while at Autodesk, David was the co-creator of the Autodesk Seek content search and advertising platform for the construction industry. gridBPM is a natural next step toward helping manufacturers generate greater ROI from their investment in BIM content through accessing more audiences and gaining unique market intelligence from project analytics.

Mike Collins – Founder, Chief Commercial Officer

Mike brings a long history of Sales and Marketing leadership to the area of BIM Technology Tools and Services for Building Product Manufacturers. He is widely regarded as a leading expert in helping Building Product Manufacturers use BIM content to generate leads and rich marketing analytics. Mike brings extensive knowledge in construction market data through his work with CMD and McGraw-Hill Dodge, the US market leaders. Mike went on to co-found BIMWorld, a start up later by  acquired by Autodesk as the foundation of the Autodesk Seek BIM content platform.

Chris Di Iorio – Founder, Chief Technology Officer

As an engineer and technologist for over three decades, he has subscribed to a philosophy which purposefully combines the user perspective and the understanding of the technologies that provide value. Chris has a long history of developing innovative technology throughout the construction process providing meaningful products and services for the AEC/O community. He is a recognized expert in virtual design & construction (VDC) and through his work with clients such as Amazon, Microsoft and Samsung, Chris brings a deep understanding of the scalable technology platforms required for global companies.

Arol Wolford – Strategic Advisor

Wolford founded Construction Market Data (CMD), a leads and market analytics provider to the construction industry. He sold CMD for $300 million in 2000 and joined the board of directors of Revit Technology, the most popular BIM software in use today. He remained involved through the sale of the company to Autodesk in 2002 for $133 million. Since then, Wolford has remained at the cutting-edge of design and construction technology innovation as the co-founder of SmartBIM and VIMBuild. In 2017 he also joined Building System Design (BSD) as Chief Innovation Officer, which was then subsequently acquired by RIB. His participation with gridBPM and AVAIL is based on his core belief that the construction analytics business is ready for digital disruption.

Russell harrell – strategic marketing Advisor

Russell is a seasoned executive with success in every aspect of marketing. His work covers many industries, such as commercial construction, real estate, commercial HVAC, financial services, travel and transportation, healthcare, retail, consumer services and more. Russell previously led U.S. marketing for WorldPay, a global payments processor and a former division of The Royal Bank of Scotland. Before WorldPay, Russell was at Equifax, and helped launch the consumer e-commerce division. Early in his career, Russell held numerous marketing roles at Delta Air Lines, and most notably, he led the team that launched Delta.com. Russell earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from the Terry College of Business at The University of Georgia, and a Master of Business Administration in Finance from the J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University.