Now they are adding two new important members to the team, Bill Hazard and Amy Pisano. Amy is coming on as the Chief Revenue Office. This is a relatively new distinction in the corporate world and one that is gaining popularity. I asked her to define what that role entails and she told me, “A Chief Revenue Officer sets and executes the revenue and growth strategy for a business, running marketing, sales, customer teams and business development. I am focused on delivering value by putting the customer at the forefront of Honest Buildings’ approach.”
Bill will be the new Chief Technology Officer. He comes from WorkWave, a field service and fleet management technology provider, so he is no stranger to creating products that work well for large, spread out workforces. When I asked him what he would be focusing on he got very into the specifics, as any good CTO should, “This coming year is all about data for us — we’ll be continuing to build out a Data Science team along with attendant data movement pipeline technologies. Tech will likely include typical data science and data lake technology such as Kafka, Spark and MXNet. The DevOps/SRE team will be implementing Kubernetes to orchestrate our Alpine-based containers. The core engineering team will be upgrading our Angular and Java code but the core architecture will be largely unchanged.”
I have always thought the growth of Honest Buildings shows a part of the property industry that most outsiders don’t understand: if you are in the real estate industry than you are in construction. Helping property firms with their improvements and new builds isn’t a niche product. As Riggs wrote for us in an article that was published this month, “At this moment, there is $10 trillion in global construction spend annually (to put in perspective this is compared to $6 trillion of gold mined ever), projected by McKinsey to grow rapidly over the next 10-20 years.” So, with a pro marketing team and an improved technological base look for big things from Honest Buildings into the next year.