thoughtfully built project controls
A unique blend of construction insiders, tech founders, and product experts united to provide you with an intelligent, intuitive project controls platform.
Meet the team
Mark is a successful SaaS founder with experience in corporate A&D and Reserves. Mark’s first SaaS start-up, Q Engineering, blew past several competitors and was acquired by Enverus after three years of high growth. Believing that entrepreneurship is a team sport, Mark’s approach to companies focuses on the intersection between product and sales. He enjoys testing new ideas with potential users and building out sales teams. Mark graduated from Rice University with a BS in Chemical Engineering.
Eric’s 20 years of product experience span two distinct realms: Enterprise software definition while at Apple and then entertainment software & hardware development and design while at Valve. Eric has personally defined, designed, and executed flagship products with 1000+ companies through executive and technical consulting.
Lauren has 15 years of operational and investing experience in early-stage companies. She currently invests in idea-stage B2B tech, advises portfolio companies, and is an active angel investor, Praxis Capital Fellow, and Stand Together Ventures Lab partner. Prior to Cloudbreak, Lauren developed the Venture Partner program for Golden Section Ventures, started and exited a niche real estate fund, and began her career at Jefferies while attending Rice University. Lauren has a passion for collaborating with new entrepreneurs and startups to troubleshoot areas of weakness and compress time to market.
Eric Wilson is a Senior Project executive with 20 years delivering international capital projects in the renewable, mining, and industrial space. He has also managed strategic digital solutions and is passionate about using software to help transform the industry to better deliver on time and budget.
Wendy carries more than 20 years' experience in a variety of roles including project controls and delivering capital projects in the energy space. Previously, she worked with Shell in the upstream, midstream, and downstream manufacturing business in project controls, finance, audit, and project management. She also has Account Management experience from her time at Turner & Townsend, where she was dedicated to her customers while focused on adding value and solving challenging business problems. Additionally, she is a dedicated and sometimes graceful competitive figure skater, participating as a member of a U.S. Figure Skating committee, local organizing committee volunteer, coach, club member and national competitor. She has earned 19 National medals in Singles, Pairs, Dance, and Showcase events.
Daniel is Relay's lead software architect with over 20 years of experience working for startups and large corporations. He oversees and architects the code that goes into the apps and manages the Cloudbreak Enterprises development team.
Before working at Cloudbreak Enterprises, Daniel was the owner and lead developer of a development firm for many years. With an eye for detail, Daniel has significant training in graphic design.
Daniel loves solving difficult problems, raising his kids, playing board games, and telling “good” jokes
Adam is a software developer with many years of experience working as a freelance contractor completing a variety of data gathering and processing projects for companies and individuals. After learning programming and scripting to improve his workflow and efficiency, he discovered that programming is his passion. Adam is currently earning his bachelor’s degree in computer science from Oregon State University.
Jordan is a software developer with experience in XR lab management, freelance web development, VR development, and IT support. Jordan is a hackathon award winner and publisher of a VR game on Stream. He earned his computer science degree from Rice University. In his free time, Jordan enjoys programming, entrepreneurship, acting, and hiking.
Before Epic, John worked with an upstream Oil and Gas startup where they completed over 700 transactions just over three years. Before that, he started and ran a fitness and corporate wellness company that bridged the gap between a sedentary lifestyle and elite fitness through education and positive fitness classes.
Christi is the founder of Crafted Sales Co., a sales enablement advisory firm and revenue acceleration consultancy to high-growth organizations. Christi has spent the last decade of her career building and growing sales enablement functions at various cybersecurity companies, with a focus on training and onboarding sellers to be as effective as possible. Her roles at unicorn start-ups and pre-IPO organizations have also included sales operations, technical enablement, and customer training.Christi earned a Bachelor’s Degree in communication from Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri and a Master of Business Administration from INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France.
Kristi Bjornaas is a marketing guru with over a decade of experience in B2B SaaS, startups, and agencies. Kristi has helped companies of all sizes extend their marketing teams across various functional areas - from strategic planning to tactical execution of their GTM strategy. She has led marketing teams at AllStacks, Pinpoint, and Reachforce.
Jay is the founder and president of Big Blue Innovations, a technology startup advisory firm, M&A advisory firm, and technology consultant to construction companies. Jay has been in the engineering and construction industry throughout his 23-year career. He has industry experience executing project management with a national general contractor, construction project executive of a southeast general contractor, corporate director of planning, design and construction for a healthcare system, founder of multiple technology startup companies, and founder of FMI’s technology and innovation practice.
Jay’s experience is unique, and the numbers reflect that. He has led nearly $1 billion of construction as a construction project manager and executive, participated in the acquisition of four tech startups, participated in venture capital fundraising, advised contractor tech spinouts, and has been published over 20 times.
Jay earned a bachelor’s degree in construction management from SUNY ESF at Syracuse University and a Master of Business Administration from Emory University. Jay is a decorated Air Force officer that has served on active duty and completed seven deployments around the globe leading combat operations and providing humanitarian assistance. He continues to serve in the Air Force reserve as a Lieutenant Colonel.
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