About Us

About Us

SmartPM

Est. 2012

Founded in 2012 by Mike Pink, we are a dedicated team of construction industry and software development professionals with, collectively, over 40 years’ experience working in different aspects of the real estate and construction industry. SmartPM’s proprietary project assurance platform is developed by project management & scheduling experts who have seen the problems with poor schedule quality, critical path visibility, and fluid end-dates has on the overall construction project first hand.

When we say that we “only care about project success”, we mean that the long term vision for the team is to provide “the complete construction ecosystem a simple and effective solution to collect, manage and use real time performance data to improve profits and to make the collaboration process easier for all stakeholders.”

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

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

Billy Upchurch

Co-Founder & Director of Client Services

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 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.

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

Rich Pink is a seasoned Executive with over 30+ years of Business Management experience including Sales, Sales Staff, Marketing, Business Development & Financial Management roles.  Rich’s current responsibilities include implementing corporate strategy, as set forth by the CEO and Board of Directors, as it relates to managing and execution of milestones, driving sales and marketing initiatives, staff growth and management, corporate financial management, P&L and cash flow management as well as leading investor and partner relationships.  Rich also serves as a member of the company’s Board of Directors.

Prior to joining Mike in building SmartPM, Rich co-founded two successful Southeast Regional Banking Organizations including from the ground up, a leading and privately owned Southeast Regional Wholesale Lending Company, Benchmark Funding.  From inception, Rich played a key role in company capitalization, negotiating investor seller/servicer agreements with major lending institutions, establishing approvals for lending lines of credit, creating and implementing the sales and marketing plan, driving sales and sales staff initiatives, managing lines of credit and investor loan purchases.  Rich’s personal book of business regularly accounted for over half the company’s total annual loan volume. Rich 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 have 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.

Billy Upchurch

Co-Founder & Director of Client Services

Billy Upchurch have 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

Director of Marketing

Jaime Buice has 15+ years of management experience in marketing communications & operations. Jaime 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.