About Us

 

About Us

 

Est. 2016

SmartPM™ is a project controls, data analytics and delay analysis platform designed specifically for project stakeholders involved in commercial construction.  Our platform takes the guesswork out of project oversight so they can make informed decisions based on real data to maximize their ROI.

SmartPM™ was founded by Construction Industry Professionals who saw the need to solve a chronic problem in the construction industry; too many projects suffer from delays & budget overruns and often end in dispute.  After years of R&D, case studies, customer interaction and testing, the SmartPM™ team developed an automated project controls technology that gives owners/investors a level of control they’ve never had before.  The SmartPM™ system is proving its worth over and over on commercial construction projects of all types and sizes.  

SmartPM™ is a dedicated team of industry professionals with, collectively, over 40 years of experience working in different sectors within commercial real estate and construction.  SmartPM™ is passionate about innovation and will continue to push the envelope in achieving significant advancements for project management and oversight automation.

Leadership

Leadership

Michael A. Pink, PSP, CCE, MBA

Chief Executive Officer

Michael Pink is an experienced Construction Industry executive with 17+ years of experience in global capital construction program management, risk advisory and dispute resolution in the Power & Renewable Energy, Gas/Pipeline, Industrial and Manufacturing, Commercial and Residential buildings, Healthcare, Education, Transportation, Entertainment & Retails sectors.  Michael spent most of his career working as a consultant in the “Big Four” consulting environment working closely with owners, contractors, attorneys, and lenders on complex consulting assignments.  Prior to founding SmartPM, Michael started Construx Solutions to provide consulting on construction data analysis, with a specific focus on schedule management and risk on commercial construction projects.  Mr. Pink received his BS in Industrial Engineering from Georgia Tech and his MBA from The Stern School of Business at New York University. Mr. Pink is currently certified as a Planning and Scheduling Professional (PSP) and a Certified Cost Engineer (CCE) and has authored multiple published articles on the subject matter.

Richard A. Pink, Jr.

Chief Operating Officer

Richard Pink is a seasoned Executive with over 30+ years of Business Management experience including Sales, Marketing, Business Development & Financial management roles.  Richard’s current responsibilities include implementing corporate strategy, sales & marketing initiatives, operations, corporate financial management, P&L, investor relations and strategic alliances.  Prior to SmartPM, Richard co-founded two successful Southeast Regional Banking & Lending Organizations; including Benchmark Funding.  Richard played a key role in the formation of Benchmark Funding while also leading the company’s sales & marketing efforts. Richard’s personal book of business regularly accounted for over half the company’s total annual loan volume. Richard received his BBA from the University of Georgia, Terry School of Business in 1989.

Rohit Sinha

Chief Technology Officer

Rohit Sinha is an experienced software development executive who has extensive experience with building new technology products and leading software engineering projects. Rohit Sinha leverages many years of experience managing teams and architecting enterprise solutions for companies ranging from startups to Fortune 500 companies. Rohit has extensive start-up experience having founded several technology & software consulting companies. Rohit has a BS in Mechanical Engineering & Computer Science from Georgia Tech.

Kevin Baesler

Vice President of Sales

Kevin Baesler is an accomplished Business Executive with over 20 years success in sales, sales management, and operations in privately held and publicly traded companies.  Kevin has built strong sales teams for all areas of corporate and small businesses including start-up, turn-around, mid-market, in both large and small organizations.  Kevin graduated from The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and served as a Captain in the US Marine Corps prior to entering the private sector.

Angela Goldberg

Vice President of Marketing

Before joining SmartPM™ as Vice President of Marketing, Ms. Goldberg held several senior marketing positions at technology and consulting companies. Most recently, she led the Deltek marketing team responsible for professional services industries, including AEC, Agency, and Consulting. Prior to that she served as Chief Marketing Officer for advanced supply chain software provider I.B.I.S., Inc., and before that she held senior marketing positions at consulting firms, The Boston Consulting Group and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). Angela received her undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley and a master’s degree from Brown University. When she’s not at work she enjoys time with her husband and three children.

John Tuskowski

Vice President of Customer Success

John is an experienced Construction Industry executive with 20+ years of experience providing strategic analyses, advice, and guidance to owners, developers, investors, and contractors undertaking growth and expansion initiatives with large capital programs and projects. John possesses a diverse background across nearly all market sectors and expansive project experience ranging from $5M to $2B+. Prior to joining SmartPM™ Mr.Tuskowski spent over 15 years in the “Big Four” consulting domain working closely with clients and providing key stakeholders with insight and analyses to support critical decisions throughout the program and project lifecycles. John served as the Southeast lead for construction advisory services and was responsible for developing and maintaining client relationships as well as leading client engagement teams. John’s experience encompasses the construction, real estate, risk management, accounting, valuation, and tax environments with a focus on project governance and controls, risk management, process improvement, claims and dispute support, construction auditing, construction accounting and tax planning, and transaction advisory. John received his undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering from Bucknell University and is currently a LEED Accredited Professional, a member of the PMI Institute, and a member of AACEI  When he’s not facilitating the success of clients, John enjoys spending time with his wife and two children and is a board member for non-profit special needs school in Marietta, GA.

Billy Upchurch

Co-Founder & Product Specialist

Billy Upchurch has over 10+ years in construction management, construction delay analysis, project oversight, risk advisory, dispute resolution, and construction delivery systems. Billy has extensive project work experience across a broad range of project sectors including real estate developments (residential, commercial, healthcare, and pharmaceutical), transport infrastructure projects (including airports, heavy rail, and roads), energy & power projects (coal, wind turbine, and nuclear), and other private & public sector projects.  Billy’s consulting experience has taken him to Dubai, Moscow, Doha, Ukraine, Abu Dhabi, Panama, Madagascar, the United Kingdom, and Brazil; as well as substantial stints stationed in Hong Kong & Singapore. Billy received a BSBC from the Georgia Institute of Technology Degree with his field Of Study in Building Construction with Minor in Law, Science, and Technology.

Jaime Buice

Marketing and Sales

Jaime Buice has 15+ years of management experience in marketing communications & operations. Jaime is a graphic artist and thinks outside the box to create visual connections and bring concepts to life.  She has extensive creative design, digital marketing, content development, and marketing program experience in both direct management and consulting capacities. Jaime received her A.B. degree in Communications from the University of Georgia.  When she’s not at work, she loves to paddleboard and spend time with her husband and two children.

The Power of Construction Schedule Data

Unlock the True Power

An alarming 75% of commercial construction projects are delayed and/or over budget. One major reason for this problem is mismanagement of construction schedules. A successful construction project must begin with a well-conceived, executable schedule.  All the information required to determine the success or failure of a project is contained within the schedule.

The problem is there has never been a simple, cost-effective, or reliable way to analyze construction schedules.

Until now.