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 multiorganizational 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-organization collaboration.
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. Overseeing solution and business development as well as customer success and operations, she also enjoys providing industry resource information for our clients and colleagues, moderating our Customer Advisory Board, and serving as one of our client account managers. Having grown up with our company, Laura bought the business in 1998 and has successfully transformed us from a software-and-services reseller to an independent innovator.
Beth L. Anderson
VPO Co-creator & Senior Solution Consultant
Implementing, configuring, and customizing VPO by first deeply understanding client needs and then designing and developing specific technical and process-focused solutions, Beth guides our new clients through onboarding and training, and ensures that our solution exceeds expectations. Having been a company leader since 1999, she’s a VPO-riginal! In addition to providing custom professional services while mentoring her staff, Beth serves as one of our client account managers.
Sales Advisor & Acting Director of Business Development
With over 20 years of experience strategically marketing software solutions to global, executive-level enterprise clients, Guy brings a substantial breadth and depth to our efforts in marketing, sales, and business development. Combining research and analysis with business-driven go-to-market strategies, he helps us generate demand, build partnerships and pipelines, and close more profitable deals.
Director of Finance
As one of our strategic planners, 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.
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.
Operations & Communications Manager
The voice of VPO, 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 invoicing clients and supporting our account managers, to onboarding new team members and planning events. Part of our team since 2006, Daisy is proud to be a VPO-riginal!
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.
Customer Support Manager & Solution Consultant
Having created our User Portal, Chris administers VPO for our clients and their participants by initiating new projects, configuring security, and inviting external users on our customers’ behalf. She also serves as one of our client account managers, consultatively engaging each of her unique customers to ensure their success and satisfaction with VPO. A creative and resourceful thinker, Chris is always ready to respond to any requests or issues that our users raise.
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.
UX/UI Designer & Solution Consultant
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. Also serving as one of our account managers, Kelly empathizes, analyzes, and delivers solutions that support and strengthen our customers’ work.
Strategy Advisor & Acting Product Manager
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 VPO solution architecture and roadmap, and pricing models for subscriptions and services.
Jen 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 continuously improve and streamline VPO. Additionally, she assists our Support Team with satisfying client requests.
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.
In 2008, before Cloud-based systems were mainstream, we pioneered the use of SharePoint for collaborative construction project management.
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.
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.