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Michael Ruiz, Partner
Michael Ruiz has focused on harnessing the power of relationships and collaboration within dynamic teams to optimize large and complex and integrated VDC projects. Michael has successfully facilitated teams and led focus groups to establish the means and methods of using technology, lean, and sustainable principles in design, construction, and operations. These experiences made him an early adopter of VDC technologies and subsequently an advocate of VDC in manufacturing and construction, leveraging associated tools, successfully realizing that project delivery and achieving intended results on large scale multi team projects. Implementing these ideas as a designer at HOK, Michael innovated technologies in design and construction. Since 2010, he has been a visionary working with owners and end users to use VDC processes aligned to business and financial systems, enhancing operational outcomes in design, construction, retail, healthcare, multifamily, real estate, operations and property management.
Glenn Shimamoto has over 30 years of experience leading technology, risk management and business resiliency programs at leading financial services firms including JP Morgan, Deutsche Bank, Bankers Trust and Mellon Bank. He has designed and deployed large-scale global systems to connect-the-dots and bring together disparate information sources for unified, cross-field decision making from all business perspectives. His recent focus has been on strategic business process analysis and re-design, leading to technology architectures that provide both near term efficiency gains and sustainable competitive advantage.
Paul Furbish has over 21 years of professional experience in database and application execution systems solution architecture, development, and implementation. He had key roles in the development of the management systems from Manhattan Associates and Kurt Salmon Associates. Both organizations were focused on serving wholesale and multi-channel companies. He was the primary solutions architect for Manhattan's web based trading partner management, supply chain inventory visibility, and asset management products. He was involved in numerous enhancements to Manhattan's distributed order management, transportation management, and business intelligence products. Paul now specializes in delivering solutions and integration services for complex, high volume systems as well as development of applications for the construction industry.
Beam brings critical thinking, strategy and process development to the design, construction, and real estate industry. We have a deep history in the industry; we come from it. We have planned, designed, constructed, delivered, and maintained buildings. As our society comes to terms with technologies required to create and operate the built environment, we are poised to get involved.
Mike Briggs, Partner
Mike Briggs has experience designing and implementing global supply chain solutions, leading environmental compliance initiatives for a global transportation company and serving as COO for a global corporate services provider. Mike has deep construction, development, and property management experience, having managed the design, construction, and ongoing facility management of numerous large scale industrial operations. He formed Beam with the perspective that the design, construction, and facilities management industry has many new efficiencies and innovations to uncover as the full potential of VDC is exploited.
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