Transforming construction productivity

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Construction is behind. While productivity has doubled in most industries over the past 60 years, the build trade has remained flat and comes last in technology spending compared to 18 other industries.

As former construction engineers, our founders saw teams dragged down by paperwork, litigation and broken communication — all of which was getting in the way of actual building. When the iPad was unveiled in 2010, it marked the first generation of construction field-ready mobile technology. It was the moment when the idea for PlanGrid was invented, and our objective became clear: to make technology so intuitive and impactful that people in construction want to use it.

Since then, PlanGrid has been used on more than 500,000 projects around the world and is the first Construction Productivity Software that allows contractors and owners in commercial, heavy civil, and other industries to work together throughout the project lifecycle. We’ve brought technology and ideas from other industries to automate the tedious tasks and free up teams to collaborate from anywhere. And there is no such thing as “good enough” here. We only build things to last.

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Meet the leadership
Tracy Young
Tracy Young
Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer
Tracy oversees the corporate direction and strategy of the company, focusing on leadership, innovation, and customers. She founded PlanGrid with Ralph Gootee, Ryan Sutton-Gee, Antoine Hersen, and Kenny Stone in the fall of 2011. Prior to founding PlanGrid, Tracy helped build several hospitals as a construction engineer. She likes to joke that she went from working for one superintendent to hundreds of thousands through PlanGrid. Tracy holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Engineering Management from California State University-Sacramento.
Ralph Gootee
Ralph Gootee
Co-founder, Chief Technology Officer
Ralph oversees product strategy for the company from design to development to delivery. Prior to founding PlanGrid, Ralph was a systems rendering engineer at Pixar Animation Studios where he helped write tools for animators used in Cars 2, Toy Story 3, and Brave. Ralph holds a Master’s of Science degree in Applied Mathematics, Probability Theory & Stochastic Processes from Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Traditional Mathematics, Abstract Algebra from Salisbury University.
Bill Smith
Bill Smith
President of Global Field Operations
As the leader of PlanGrid's sales, customer success, services and business development, Bill is focused on growth across all market sizes, segments and key geographies. Prior to joining PlanGrid, Bill was Group Vice President of Sales at Oracle. Prior to Oracle, he was Group Vice President at Taleo, where he led the worldwide sales and business development for its mid-sized business unit. Bill holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Oklahoma State University.
Michael Galvin
Michael Galvin
Chief Financial Officer
Michael leads the company's financial and legal operations. Prior to joining PlanGrid, Michael was Chief Financial Officer at Aruba Networks, Chief Financial Officer at Stubhub and Vice President of Finance at BEA Systems. Michael holds a Master’s of Business Administration in Finance and Accounting from UCLA Anderson School of Management and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Notre Dame.
David Cain
David Cain
Chief Marketing Officer
David heads up the marketing team and is responsible for driving market leadership, global awareness, demand generation, and strategic events for PlanGrid. Prior to PlanGrid, David was the Group Vice President of Global Marketing and Operations at Marketo where he was responsible for overseeing international marketing, event marketing, content marketing, demand generation and marketing operations. David holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Michigan and an MBA from the Haas School of Business at U.C. Berkeley.
Viral Kadakia
Viral Kadakia
Vice President of Product
Viral brings over 20 years of experience in technology leadership to PlanGrid, and was previously co-founder and CEO at 500 Miles. Prior to 500 Miles, Viral was Vice President of Product Management at Hightail, formerly YouSendIt. Viral holds a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Mumbai, a Master’s of Science in Computer Engineering from the University of Texas, and a MBA in General Management from Kellogg School of Management.
Chuck Hebert
Chuck Hebert
Vice President of Customer Success
Chuck leads the customer success organization, focused on supporting and enabling our customers to maximize the value of their PlanGrid investments. Prior to joining PlanGrid, Chuck held a leadership role in Customer Success at Workday. Before Workday, Chuck served as an executive leader overseeing customer support, professional services and customer success operations for Taleo's mid-sized business unit. Chuck holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Michigan State University.
Outside board members
Douglas Leone
Douglas Leone
Managing Partner
Sequoia Capital
George Hu
George Hu
Carol Bartz
Carol Bartz
Former CEO
Benjamin Boyer
Benjamin Boyer
Managing Director
Tenaya Capital
Seed Round
May 2012
Series A
May 2015
Series B
October 2015
We have local reps across the country
Office locations

2111 Mission St #404

San Francisco, CA 94110

United States of America

(415) 963-4088


PO BOX 629

North Sydney, NSW 2059

1800 316 406


Highlands House, Basingstoke Road

Spencers Wood, Reading


+44 (0)20 3695 0292


Suite 2600, Three Bentall Centre

595 Burrard St., P.O. Box 49314

Vancouver, BC, V7Z 1L3

(800) 646-0796