Improving construction management through tech since 1984. In a world of start-ups, we’re a stay-up.

Vision and Mission
While helping our AEC clients optimize their internal teams’ work, we began to see that a multi-firm team would build better, together, by working “at” their construction project’s own state-of-the-art office in the cloud. In 2008 we made our vision a reality, and since then it’s been our mission to supercharge construction management by creating and customizing cutting-edge, cloud-based technology solutions that streamline and strengthen multi-firm collaboration.

Laura M. Nee

Laura M. Nee

VPO Creator & CEO

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 clients and colleagues, and moderating our Customer Advisory Board. Laura bought this business in 1998, and has successfully transformed our company from an Oracle Primavera solution provider to an independent innovator. 

Christine Pacyna

Christine Pacyna

Director of Customer Success

The creator of our user portal, Chris now mentors our expert resources in administering VPO for our customers and their participants by initiating new projects, configuring security, and inviting external users on our customers’ behalf; as well as by implementing customizations and enhancements. Engaging with our customers consultatively to ensure their success and satisfaction with VPO, as a creative and resourceful thinker, Chris both proacts and reacts strategically to help each of our unique customers thrive.

Andy Carlton

Andy Carlton

Director of Business Development

Before joining our team, Andy had already helped businesses book more than $100M in contracts, driven sales for one of Inc. Magazine’s fastest-growing companies in the United States, launched an award-winning marketing-SaaS platform, and sold to some of America’s top CEOs.

He also created the 5MX Sales Method to help business owners, entrepreneurs, and teams achieve better results without the time, stress, and anxiety that is all-too-often the norm in sales.

Beth L. Anderson

Beth L. Anderson

VPO Co-creator & Senior Solution Consultant

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 1999, she’s a VPO-riginal!

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.

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.

Daisy Miksch

Daisy Miksch

Operations & Communications Manager

Daisy leads our marketing efforts and serves as the team’s primary internal and external communicator. She also manages the execution and delivery of a variety of operations activities and services–from optimizing our business development and customer success resources for maximal growth and satisfaction, to streamlining our Legal and HR policies and processes for minimal friction.

Having served AEC customers since 2006 as part of our team, Daisy is proud to be a VPO-riginal!

Travis Nay

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 has 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.

 Connor Proctor

Connor Proctor

Manager of Support

Connor’s experience includes providing information technology consulting and support for a wide variety of organizations. He aims to deliver quick and friendly assistance in anticipating and resolving client needs. An enthusiast in cloud technologies, he carries certifications in both Microsoft 365 and Azure Administration, and serves as our cybersecurity specialist.

 

Kelly Rickli

Kelly Rickli

UX/UI Designer & Solution Consultant

Kelly joined VPO after building a career in design and architecture. Dedicated to optimizing both 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.

Jennifer Zezza

Jennifer Zezza

Product Development Manager

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 continually.

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

Bob Delach

Bob Delach

Finance Advisor & Director of Finance

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.

Audrey Dunning

Audrey Dunning

Senior 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.

Jeremy Smith

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.

How We Began

Since 1984 we’ve worked with clients from a variety of industries, whose businesses are project-intensive. We’ve enjoyed demonstrating that improving the way they manage their projects can dramatically improve their bottom line. Some of our current customers have been consulting with us for over ten years, benefiting from our experience and expertise with both Microsoft and Oracle Primavera solutions.

We came to realize that our clients’ project information was not being organized or routed successfully for collaborative use. Many project team members were storing vital documents in disparate places–on a file server, their desktop, an FTP site, in email. . . on cocktail napkins!

And the challenge we found even more interesting was that project information didn’t only need to be shared logically among people on a customer’s internal project team. It was often external collaborators whose project information required the most re-organization. Our approach in creating VPO in 2008? Make it simple. In keeping with our original company name, Simplex, we simplify the complex.

Who We’ve Become

We deliver a customized, secure, easy-to-use, Web-based workspace that project stakeholders use for viewing, privately publishing, and logically routing up-to-date information, and for measuring progress—while streamlining cumbersome processes that commonly diminish success on projects.

By combining SharePoint and the Microsoft 365 cloud with our project management expertise and IP, we’ve packaged a flexible construction management solution that works for small, fast-paced projects as well as for large, complex projects–and for a combination of both. VPO deploys quickly because we use proven content that we customize for the client team and enhance over time, to develop a solution that is truly built for the customer.

And we take a hands-on approach throughout, to set up our clients and the people they invite into their systems for success, through training and support. We want our customers to be able to focus on what they do best–managing their projects–and leave the administration to us.

Innovation

In 2008, before Cloud-based systems were mainstream, we pioneered the use of SharePoint for collaborative construction project management.

Forward Thinking

Integration and customization are the keys to our work. Leveraging the secure, flexible Microsoft 365 platform, we don’t just refine what’s now; we create what’s next.

Problem Solving

We thrive on tackling–and crushing–creative challenges. As skilled and experienced consultants, we tailor each customer’s VPO solution for their needs and their success.

Administration & Support

We’re a full-service solution and we take pride in our personal touch. Count on us to anticipate needs, and respond quickly, accurately, and thoroughly to any issues.