SAN FRANCISCO, May 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- PlanGrid, the leader in construction software for the field, today announced three executive appointments to support significant growth across all parts of the business and expand the company's international footprint with particular emphasis in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, and the U.K. David Cain joins as Chief Marketing Officer, Patrick Copeland joins as Vice President of R&D, and Viral Kadakia joins as Vice President of Product.
As Chief Marketing Officer, Cain oversees the global marketing organization, responsible for driving market leadership, global awareness, product marketing, demand generation, and field marketing. Cain is a respected leader who has held senior executive roles at Marketo and SuccessFactors. He most recently served as Marketo's Group Vice President of Global Marketing and Operations.
As Vice President of R&D, Copeland leads PlanGrid's engineering, product, and design efforts. An accomplished industry veteran, Copeland previously worked at Google as Senior Engineering Director, where he led the strategy, product, engineering, and expansion of several wireless projects, including the recently announced Google WiFi.
As Vice President of Product, Kadakia will own, iterate, and execute on the company's product strategy and roadmap. Prior to PlanGrid, Kadakia was co-founder and CEO at 500 Miles. Prior to 500 Miles, Kadakia was Vice President of Product Management at Hightail, formerly YouSendIt.
There has never been a better time for organizations to rethink the traditional processes and workflows. By streamlining collaboration and document distribution, and understanding the advantages of extracting meaning from data to unlock better and faster decisions, PlanGrid is empowering contractors and owners to experience an increase in efficiency that leads to new levels of business opportunities, from design to operations.
Comments on the News:
"Our new executives demonstrate PlanGrid's continued commitment to our customers, to provide best-in-class industry leading talent across marketing and engineering. We're thrilled to welcome David, Patrick, and Viral to the company," said Tracy Young, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer.
"As PlanGrid continues to scale product and design, it's crucial that we have established, visionary leaders pushing our technology ahead of the industry and reaching targeted audiences," said Ralph Gootee, co-founder and Chief Technology Officer.
About PlanGrid PlanGrid is the leader in construction software for the field. The company helps contractors, owners, designers, and architects collaborate easily from their mobile devices and desktop, managing blueprints, specs, photos, RFIs, and punch lists. PlanGrid's platform stores over 50 million digital blueprints, making it the largest digital blueprint repository in the world. The company emerged from Y Combinator in 2012, and has secured over $62 million in funding from world-renowned organizations and individuals including Sequoia, Founders Fund, GV, 500 Startups, Box, Northgate, Spectrum 28, and Tenaya Capital.