Thoughtful, Modern Construction Software
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.
Adam has 6 years of industry experience in commercial construction with McCarthy Building Companies and Christensen Building Group. Before co-founding Relay, he oversaw and facilitated the entire bidding process for new projects as an estimator with McCarthy Building Companies. Adam graduated from University of Houston with a degree in Construction Management.
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.
Brad has more than 25 years of senior sales leadership experience growing and scaling high performing sales teams. His experience has been primarily in technology and software with a distinct focus on construction technology (ConTech). Brad and his team have powered many construction projects in North America over the past decade, both in the private and public sectors. He has extensive experience working with all project stakeholders including the owner, EPC, Contractor, and other key project participants. Brad was part of the North American strategic growth team for Aconex; the team delivered more than a trillion dollars worth of project value before their eventual acquisition by the Oracle Construction and Engineering Global Business unit. Brad proudly helps ConTech startups and scale-ups with explosive growth.
Before Cloudbreak Enterprises, 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 companies such as 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.
Shea Johnson has 25 plus years of business development, communication, marketing, and project management experience in both the private and public sectors. He has extensive experience with Request for Proposal (RFP), Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) and contract bid experience, from identification to research and review to delivering end-product including Design-Build, Construction Manager-at-Risk (CMAR) and Public-Private Partnership (P3) type projects. Shea has solid marketing and presentation skills with both commercial and government agencies. He is also a 10-year veteran of the U.S. Navy serving at the Pentagon, Capitol Hill, and in Puerto Rico.
Shea recently served as the 2022/2023 President for the Institute for Leadership in Capital Projects (I-LinCP) San Antonio Chapter and currently serves as a Trailblazer for the Valero Texas Open helping to raise a record-breaking $23 million in 2023, bringing the grand total to $232 million in charitable giving for the Valero Texas Open. He is also on the Board of Directors for the Town of Hollywood Park Economic Development Council (EDC).