Meet our Executive Team

Get to know our leadership team. Discover their passions and industry knowledge. They help fuel and inspire the great work we do.

Dave Conway – President and CEO

As President and CEO, Dave Conway has helped turn iSqFt/Construction Software Technologies, Inc. into one of the construction industry’s leading preconstruction software providers.

Background & Accomplishments
Dave has a background in the health care construction market, which gave him a clear understanding of the relationship between owners, architects, general contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers.

In June, 2005, Dave Conway was the recipient of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award in the South Central Ohio and Kentucky region in the Technology Category. Today he serves on the Board of Directors for United Audit Systems Inc., KDM Printing, Boys Hope Girls Hope of Cincinnati and the Ohio Elite Soccer Academy.

Education
Bachelor’s degree in marketing from the University of Dayton

Fred Pugh – Chief Operating Officer

Fred has built a strong career as a proven, hands-on leader with entrepreneurial, mid-cap, and Fortune 50 companies. In his position as COO, Fred oversees the Content, Product Management, Marketing, and IT teams, ensuring that they have the direction and tools to help move iSqFt forward and meet its goals.

Background & Accomplishments
Beginning his career in finance and operations with Xerox Corporation, Fred moved to GE, where he advanced through the sales, marketing, and product management ranks. As the Executive VP of Camco, a $500 million GE affiliate, he was instrumental in returning the company to profitability. As Executive Vice President of Global Marketing and Product Management for GE Capital IT Solutions, he helped to launch GE Net solutions, an IT services business focused on Web development.

Later, Fred took on the role of CEO for Cincinnati-based PC on Call, a venture-funded IT start-up focused on the home IT market. His decision to shift the business model to B2B was instrumental in helping to build a repeatable revenue stream and putting the business in the black.
Education
Bachelor’s Degree in political science; Master’s degree of Business Administration from The Pennsylvania State University

Jeff Cryder – Chief Financial Officer

As Chief Financial Officer of iSqFt, Jeff is responsible for safeguarding company’s assets, managing business risk, shareholder relations, and, together with his team of professionals, providing accurate, timely, and relevant financial reporting.

Background & Accomplishments
Jeff’s experience began in the Cincinnati office of Arthur Andersen, where he was active in the firm’s local construction industry practice. For the next 20 years he was a senior finance executive in the mining, heavy equipment manufacturing, and aviation industries.

As Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Executive Jet Management, a wholly-owned subsidiary of NetJets Inc., a unit of Berkshire Hathaway, Jeff’s strategic, operational, and financial leadership contributed to significant revenue growth while maintaining profitability. He was also instrumental in establishing performance-based metrics, employee accountability systems and Six Sigma problem-solving methodologies.
Education
Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Bowling Green State University

Alex Hart – Chief Technology Officer

iSqFt’s Chief Technology Officer oversees technical strategy and execution, product development, and network and hosting infrastructure, as well as desktop and internal support for the company.

Background & Accomplishments
Alex joined iSqFt in 2007, bringing with him extensive knowledge of content management, e-commerce, and a variety of line-of-business applications across several technologies. Prior to iSqFt, Alex consulted for a variety of organizations, including the Federal Office of Small Business Administration and Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Ethicon. He also took on the mantle of Practice Manager for Haverstock Consulting.

Alex’s diverse experience has allowed him to gather best practices surrounding the engineering and the delivery of internal- and external-facing customer portals in both the public and private sectors. It is his knowledge, insights, and experience that have helped him contribute greatly to the ongoing growth and expansion of iSqFt as a SaaS provider and as a leader in the construction industry.

Education
Bachelor’s of Systems Analysis, Miami University

Henry Purdy – Chief Marketing Officer

When customers log in to iSqFt to find, bid, or manage work, they see the end result of Henry’s efforts. He is responsible for the applications that streamline the workflow for hundreds of thousands of construction professionals across the U.S. each day.

Background & Accomplishments
Henry brings with him nearly two decades of construction software and management experience. He began his career as a design engineer at Black and Veatch, and went on to become a structural engineer at Rutherford and Chekene.

Before joining iSqFt, Henry served as Vice President of Product Management for BuildPoint Corporation, where he helped shape business and product strategy and customer implementation of the industry’s first online preconstruction management platform.

Education
Bachelor’s degree from Duke University with a major in Civil and Environmental Engineering; Master’s degree in Structural Engineering from Stanford University

Julie Storm – Vice President of Human Resources

As the leader of employee recruiting, retention, and well-being, Julie is charged with fostering a culture of engagement and bringing innovative strategies to enhance professional development and personal satisfaction, including leadership and training initiatives that strengthen the employee experience. Julie serves as the voice of the team and works to develop an industry-leading environment that not only services the needs of its customers, but also serves the needs of its employees.

Background & Accomplishments
Julie has over 20 years of experience in HR, beginning her career as a recruiter at Bethesda North Hospital where she eventually became the HR Manager. She has an extensive industry background managing organizational development and employee engagement in companies of all sizes.

Before joining iSqFt, Julie worked with companies like Northlich, JBM Envelope, and most recently, was the Executive Director, HR Ohio, for Interbrand. It is her ability to energize the company culture of iSqFt and develop our talented team in conjunction with her ability to develop positive cultural shifts and meet measurable financial metrics that make her such a valuable asset.

Education
Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Wilmington College; SPHR certified