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On the VPO team are people who each share their unique strengths, and who appreciate each other’s distinct contributions. Whether focused on business development or implementation, for a Fortune-500 project owner or a small construction management firm, we all strive to support the success and satisfaction of each individual customer and colleague.

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The VPO Team

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Beth Anderson

VPO Co-creator & Implementation Manager

Implementing, configuring, and customizing VPO by first deeply understanding customer needs and then designing and developing specific technical and process-focused solutions, Beth guides our new customers through onboarding and training, and ensures that our solution exceeds expectations.

Having been a company leader delivering training and professional services for AEC customers since 1998, she’s proud to be a VPO-riginal!

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Laura Nee

CEO & President

As our corporate visionary, Laura gathers input from our team members, sets our strategy and direction, gets everyone on board, and leads the way.

Having delivered software and services for AEC customers since 1998, she also enjoys providing industry resource information for our customers and colleagues. In service, she volunteers as Publicity/Communications Committee Chair for the Three Rivers Chapter of Construction Management Association of America (CMAA).

Laura bought this business in 1998, and has successfully transformed our company from an Oracle Primavera solution provider into an independent innovator.
 

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Tony Thornton

Application Developer

A US Army veteran with extensive experience in IT Support, as well as in SharePoint administration and development, Tony is well versed in managing and maintaining multiple projects simultaneously. We're excited about the expertise he brings to our Product Management team.

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Dave Golding

Director of Business Development

Responsible for driving customer growth at VPO, Dave has been connecting shoppers with IT solutions for 25 years. As a believer in transparency and authenticity, doing what's best for the customer is Dave's goal--and the key to his success.

A devoted husband and father, Dave enjoys participating in faith-based travel and pursuits in his free time.

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Justina Hyland

Justina Hyland

Solution Consultant

With over 20 years of experience in project management, Justina has developed a successful career in the high-tech computer industry—most recently with one of our valued, current customers, as Director, Project Management Office, Adobe. Skilled in team building and leadership in addition to contract management and strategic planning, she brings to the table not just a breadth of knowledge, but also a deep understanding of the value in cultivating and nurturing strong relationships. Justina has further developed and honed her program and project management expertise by earning an MBA with a focus in Global Management.

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Kurt Hadden

Director of Support & Cybersecurity

Having earned an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh in 2008, Kurt is an IT generalist and has spent time in diverse roles including support, system administration, Web development, and strategic management. His time in fast-growing healthcare companies made him appreciate the importance of collaboratively solving problems in ways that are both expedient and foundational.

He's lived in the Pittsburgh area since 1996. 

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Christine Pacyna

Director of Customer Experience

The creator of our user portal, Chris now directs our team of experts in delivering VPO services, administration, and support for each unique customer and their project participants. Holding a J.D. and having previously worked on Capitol Hill, for a judge, as a practicing attorney, in information management and governance, and most recently as a consultant in eDiscovery and SharePoint, she's always taken an interest in learning and applying the latest tech.

Chris is a resident of Morgantown, WV, and as a creative and resourceful thinker she engages consultatively and strategically with our customers to ensure their success and satisfaction.

 

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Mike Jenson

Mike Jenson

Support Engineer

Before joining VPO, Mike served other organizations in positions such as IT Director, Network Administrator, and Systems Engineer, and he’s a Microsoft 365/Azure Administrator. He’s skilled and knowledgeable in Windows Server, Exchange Server, and Windows Desktop Operating Systems to include hardware/software troubleshooting as well. He aims to provide the highest levels of support while resolving user and customer needs in a friendly and timely manner.

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Becky Walk

Becky Walk

Solution Consultant

Before joining VPO, Becky worked in information security for 18 years, focusing on customer impact and satisfaction in everything she does. Here she continues to dedicate herself to customers--in the role of Solution Consultant, working to bring value to each unique customer account through engaging with, listening to, understanding, and serving customer needs.

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Toni Cannon

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Implementation Specialist

Antoinette--Toni--has over 30 years of experience performing a variety of tasks on multimillion-dollar construction projects in the private and public sectors. Her projects have included a US Navy base renovation, hospital expansions, and new senior and student housing. For the decade immediately preceding her joining VPO, as a Senior Document Control Manager and Trainer, she was focused on two major interstate highway projects, and international airport expansion capital programs.

Toni has key knowledge and expertise to offer in construction, from conception through completion, with experience in eDMS with document control and field management, on and off site. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science from the University of Phoenix, and is a Certified Document Technologist via Construction Specification Institute (CSI). In addition, she continues to expand her knowledge in the construction industry by earning certifications of learning through LinkedIn University.

Toni enjoys working with end users, and assisting in developing and learning new software programs. She's gained experience with many systems, including CMiC PM, Prolog, American Contractor, Procore, SharePoint, Oracle Primavera Expedition/Contract Management, Bluebeam, Adobe, Microsoft Office 365, Aconex--and now VPO.

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Gaby Brooks

Implementation Specialist

Before joining VPO, in her construction roles as Assistant Project Manager and Project Accountant, Gaby established a history of exercising a calculated, methodical, and collaborative approach to problem solving.

Our customers, and our team, benefit from the experience and knowledge she gained by participating in construction processes and components such as bidding, submittals, RFIs, change orders, subcontracts, purchase orders, invoicing, AIA payment applications, monthly reports, CSI coding, and lien waivers, while working closely with all the various members of multi-firm project teams.

Throughout her 15+ years in ground-up and interior commercial construction, she contributed to improving business outcomes through effective organization, prioritization, and execution of key multimillion-dollar projects.

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Audrey Dunning

Business Advisor

A technology-industry veteran and former CEO, Audrey shares her experience and expertise by mentoring the VPO team.

She guides us on growth strategies, and gives us recommendations on operational models.

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Jennifer Zezza

Jen Zezza

Director of Product Management

Jen oversees and contributes to the development, design, and customization of VPO. She plays an integral part in determining our solution roadmap, and works with our team to improve and streamline VPO on a continual basis.

Additionally she assists our Support team with satisfying customer and user requests.

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Josiah Lockley

Josiah Lockley

Customer Success Manager

In 2022, Josiah joined VPO with over 14 years of experience in Customer Success and Customer Support, having served clients and users in the Construction SaaS and Robotics industries. As VPO Customer Success Manager, Josiah develops and nurtures relationships with our customers to ensure their satisfaction and earn their loyalty.

He performs the role of customer partner and VPO-team liaison, helping each unique customer determine and achieve their own strategic goals for their business and their project portfolio.

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Jim Little

Jim Little

Business Development Representative

A native Pittsburgher, Jim attended the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg. While double-majoring in Business Management and Psychology, Jim played baseball for Pitt as well. After working in operations for a few years, he moved into a sales/business development role, which he performed for various companies over the decade preceding his joining VPO.

Jim volunteers as Programs/Events Committee Chair for the Three Rivers Chapter of Construction Management Association of America (CMAA), and he loves spending time with his wife and their two young children. In addition to reading mystery novels, playing golf, going for hikes, and coaching kids' sports teams, Jim also enjoys traveling, and experiencing different cultures, food, and local sporting events.

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Daisy Miksch

Administration & Communications Coordinator

Having earned an M.Ed. after studying philosophy and linguistics, Daisy serves as a team communicator, and coordinates our marketing efforts. Formerly a Montessori teacher, and a business owner offering music classes for families, she also coordinates the execution and delivery of a variety of administrative activities and programs--from planning events to carrying out our HR policies and initiatives. Serving AEC customers as part of our team since 2006, she's proud to be a VPO-riginal!

 

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Travis Nay

Senior Support Engineer

Travis provides timely and accurate user assistance, helps set up new project sites, and invites our clients’ external users to VPO. Through his experience as an IT Manager, he developed a strong skill set with Windows Server, Exchange, and SharePoint administration (on-premise and Microsoft 365), Citrix Access Essentials and XenApp, in addition to PC repairs and troubleshooting Windows OS software.

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Casey O'Brien

Support Engineer

Casey has experience in support, training, and documentation in a variety of software products and environments, including several years as a SharePoint administrator. He previously served as an information systems knowledge manager at an international manufacturing corporation. Casey enjoys collaborating with colleagues from different backgrounds to succeed with technical problem-solving and creative solutions. Whether through live assistance or written, verbal, or video guidance, Casey strives to provide exceptional service.

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Connor Proctor

Connor Proctor

Application Developer & Cybersecurity Specialist

Connor’s experience includes providing information technology consulting and support for a wide variety of organizations. An enthusiast in cloud technologies, he carries certifications in both Microsoft 365 and Azure Administration, and serves as cybersecurity specialist for our customers and our team.

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Kelly Rickli

Kelly Rickli

Product Designer

Kelly joined VPO after building a career in design and architecture. Dedicated to optimizing VPO’s look and feel, and our users’ experience, Kelly takes the perspective of a VPO user in order to plan and design an interface that’s smooth, intuitive, and easy. Strong in both logical and creative thinking, she enjoys customizing VPO–and the VPO experience–for each unique client and their internal and external users. Kelly empathizes, analyzes, and delivers solutions that support and strengthen our customers’ work.

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Amanda Uhme

Amanda Uhme

Director of Finance & Administration
Amanda is a Pittsburgh native, and joined VPO with 10+ years in organization management experience. She works with VPO to improve processes, communications, and collaboration with the goal of driving success and satisfaction throughout the team.
 
After starting her career in the non-profit sector, she grew from an account manager to general manager of a local business development firm where she practiced her passions for strategic customer service and internal team development. A graduate of The George Washington University, she holds a B.A. in Political Communication and an M.P.S. in Political Management, though she left the "political" portion of those degrees back in D.C. after switching to the private sector.
 
Amanda enjoys long-distance hiking, cycling, and kayaking. From late March to early November, during non-working hours you can find her on any of Pittsburgh's many beautiful softball fields--where she coaches or plays on 5-7 teams, depending on the season. 
 
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Bob Delach

Bob Delach

Finance Advisor

Bob reviews, analyzes, and improves our financial forecasts and reporting, and helps us develop a sound set of expense assumptions for managing our growth.

His advice and oversight on accounting, record-keeping, and tax compliance assist our team in establishing performance metrics and keys to financial success.

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Jeremy Smith

Strategy Advisor & Solution Consultant

A multi-disciplinary consultant with over 20 years of professional experience designing and implementing technology and data solutions, Jeremy advises the VPO team on topics as diverse as leveraging lean/agile methods like Kanban to prioritize and oversee product-development initiatives, how to define and execute proof-of-technology or -concept exercises to inform our solution architecture and roadmap, and pricing models for subscriptions and services.

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Becky Walk

Becky Walk

Solution Consultant

 

Before joining VPO, Becky worked in information security for 18 years, focusing on customer impact and satisfaction in everything she does. Here she continues to dedicate herself to customers--in the role of Solution Consultant, working to bring value to each unique customer account through engaging with, listening to, understanding, and serving customer needs.

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Christina Turner

Product Project Manager

 

Christina has 20+ years of experience working with construction accounting and project management software firms--in many roles, including support, implementation, training, development project management, and product management. She's passionate about helping construction companies achieve their goals, and she especially loves improving construction professionals' work (and lives!) through quality software.

As a curious and driven self-starter, Christina is a lifelong learner who continually works toward advancing her skills--most recently in the areas of User Experience and Project Management.

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Joshua Henderson

Josh Henderson

Application Developer

 

Josh has always been driven by a desire to create. Since beginning his tech career in 2014, he has worked in a variety of IT positions in industries ranging from retail through professional sports—including deploying IT infrastructure for acquisitions, and managing and supporting all aspects of the IT department for a small company. Over the years Josh has developed a love for bringing value to companies through building--specifically through Microsoft tools such as Power Automate and PowerShell. 
 
Residing in beautiful western Pennsylvania with his wife and two dogs, Josh is often found working in his home lab or having adventures in his Jeep. He hosts a multitude of virtual machines, Docker containers, and storage servers at home, with the aim of continuously developing his IT skills.
 
Josh loves sharing what he's learned, and inspiring others to build and create, while adding value to our customers’ work and our own.

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