Team

Rick Rolston

President and Founder

Rick has over 30 years of experience as an entrepreneur in delivering software and web-based information services. Rick started in the late 1980’s developing a business for an environmental law publishing company that had a side interest in construction lead publishing.

Next, he turned his attention to the construction industry and launched ConFax Publishing, the first information service to distribute construction sales leads electronically. After Southam Inc. purchased ConFax in 1995, Rick and his partners launched Ingenium Technologies that was focused on software development of information technologies for the construction industry. As Co-Founder and CTO of Ingenium, Rick developed the first successful web-based software as a service (SaaS) application for sales management in the construction industry. This service was acquired by McGraw-Hill and became the industry standard for construction lead management.

Following these successes, from 2011, Rick invested this experience in efforts that led to founding BuiltSpace.

Rick is both the CTO and President of our company, leading both business and technology strategy for us.

He holds a BSc(Agr) in Agricultural Economics from UBC.

Marcie Rolston

Co-founder and Director, Human Resources and Finance

Marcie brings extensive experience in human resources and training from her work at the Hudson’s Bay Company for 22 years where she held a number of senior roles, including, Human Resources Manager and Regional Training Manager for Western Canada.

She is an expert in employee relations and training, from her work, that culminated at the Bay with a role where she advised over 50 Bay store managers on human resources practices. At BuiltSpace, Marcie takes care of our employees and our finances, from setting policies to making sure they are paid and assuring development.

Marcie holds a Bachelors of Business Administration from Simon Fraser University.

Ian Howard

Vice President, Sales & Marketing

Ian joined BuiltSpace in early 2017, from Schneider Electric (SU.PA), where his appointments included Director of Sales for Latin America and Canada and the National Sales Manager, for EcoBuildings in Canada. Prior to Schneider, Ian worked for 4 years for Johnson Controls where he was a Program Manager for Renewables. Before these roles, Ian was an entrepreneur and built a business that provided consulting services in information technology and renewable energy in Africa, where he lived and worked for 5 years, and later business development for start-ups from Canada. Prior to this Ian worked in technology and lived in Canada and Australia and worked extensively in Europe and across Canada and the USA.

Ian is an expert in building technology sales teams, which he is tasked to do quickly for us, while building out our marketing capabilities to enable exponential growth.

Ian is a graduate of the International MBA program at the Schulich School of Business and has an undergraduate degree from the University of Waterloo.

Hugh MacInnes

Director, Legal and Privacy

Hugh has practiced law for 25 years. He is a member of the Canadian Bar Association, the Law Society of British Columbia and several CBA practice sections, including privacy, technology, competition and environment. A contract in-house corporate counsel, Hugh focuses on technology, privacy, business ethics, competition, energy, resources, real estate and environmental law.

Prior to joining BuiltSpace Technologies Corporation, Hugh was Senior Legal Counsel and Assistant Corporate Secretary at Weyerhaeuser (Canada) for 13 years. He worked in the areas of safety, competition, recycling, environment, forestry, engineering, privacy and technology. He also managed their real estate portfolio in BC for 10 years.

Hugh holds a Law degree from UBC and a BA in Economics and Finance from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota.

Dan Fox

Director, Product Development

Dan has more than a decade of experience in building and maintaining internet software. Prior to BuiltSpace, he provided user account maintenance and tech support for Ingenium Technologies. In this capacity, he applied his expertise with software usability, user experience, and workflow design.

Dan devotes his talent and ingenuity as the Product Manager for our company and is charged with the development of our platform and management of our system's operations.

Dan holds an MA in International Politics from King’s College London.