Meet the Team
As Reconstruct’s CEO, Zak is responsible for achieving company success by creating elated customers, employees, and shareholders. Zak developed expertise in construction technology while he was the COO/CRO of Buildup Technologies. His early stage business development work with Financial Engines laid the groundwork for the company’s IPO and its $3B acquisition. He learned operational excellence during his time with Samsung. He also has over a decade of management consulting experience with LEK, SyncDev, and Accelerev working with venture capital-backed startups. Zak has an MBA from Stanford and an AB from Harvard in Economics. He loves Bootcamp Tough Mudders, Laphraoig, playing the flute/sax, and coaching his children’s sports activities.
Katie is an experienced finance professional with a background in FP&A, corporate accounting and public accounting while working with companies ranging from high growth start ups to multi billion dollar public companies. She has strong skills in budgeting, financial modeling, and business analysis. We are incredibly lucky to have her!
Derek Hoiem has a PhD in Robotics from Carnegie Mellon. His research in 60+ publications has been recognized with the IEEE Young Researcher Award, Sloan Research Fellowship, and Intel Early Career Award. As co-founder and CTO of Reconstruct, Derek enjoys finding ways that the latest computer vision algorithms can help people build and maintain infrastructure. He likes board games, chocolate cake, and Scotch.
During his 15 years in the industry, Mani designed and built commercial buildings, infrastructure systems, and port facilities in the U.S. and abroad. With a PhD in Civil Eng from Univ. of Illinois, Mani’s research has contributed to developing computer vision and BIM solutions to empower project teams better plan, coordinate, and communicate on their jobsites. Mani is now leveraging his amazing exposure to the most creative people in construction, technology, and academic worlds to improve productivity of the construction industry as a whole.
VP of Engineering
Kartik is a seasoned, highly energetic technology executive with ~25 years of experience successfully building and scaling high performing engineering teams delivering best-in-class software solutions within a multitude of industry verticals.
As Reconstruct CRO, Kevin brings software industry leadership, having held senior executive positions leading go-to-market teams in venture-backed and Fortune 500 organizations. Kevin enjoys helping organizations identify opportunities to leverage new software solutions in new ways that drive real value within their businesses. This diverse set of experiences allows Kevin to drive greater results within an organization and increase the value delivered to the customers Reconstruct serves.