Jim Davis, VP, International Airport Operations, Delta Airlines
Jim currently oversees Delta Airlines’ international airport operations portfolio, as VP of International Airport Operations, using data for both operations, customer excellence and risk mitigation.
Throughout his executive career, Jim has held leadership positions with Delta, Virgin America, Hawaiian Airlines, Northwest Airlines, and Republic Airlines. In his current role, he is responsible for airport operations in 57 countries, including joint venture partnerships. Previously, as VP Airports and Guest Services , Jim oversaw Virgin America’s airports, corporate real estate, guest relations and strategic contracting with a P&L responsibility of $250M and 1,000 teammates.
Jim obtained an MBA from the University of Chicago, and holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance (Summa Cum Laude) from Northeastern Illinois University. He has served as a Board Member for the Better Business Bureau of Hawaii, and the Development Committee Chair for the Salvation Army. He currently also serves as an advisory board member for D&L communications.
Don Goldstein, Former SVP & CISO, Digital & Technology, CBRE
Don has over 35 years experience in IT management as CIO and security risk management, most recently as CISO at CBRE, the world’s largest facilities operator. Throughout his executive career, Don has also held leadership positions with Alexander & Alexander (since acquired by Aon), and Maryland Casualty Co. (since acquired by Zurich). He has overseen M&A IT due diligence and integration work for CBRE, including several billion dollar deals. Don has also served as an advisor to Realcomm, the largest commercial real estate technology forum. He was co-Chair of the 2012 Realcomm Conference, and helped Realcomm launch the CoRETech (Corporate Real Estate) and Cybersecurity forums.
Don holds an MBA, Finance and Marketing (Beta Gamma Sigma) from Loyola University Maryland, an MSSW, Social Work Administration from Columbia University, and a BA, Humanistic Studies from John Hopkins University. He also graduated from Carnegie Mellon University’s CISO Executive Education and Certification Program.
Joseph Hagar, CFO, McKinstry
Joseph joined McKinstry Co. in his current role (Director of Finance/Chief Financial Officer), in 2002. During his tenure McKinstry has grown from a regional leader in the Pacific Northwest, to a rapidly growing, $700 Million, privately owned national, integrated facilities company. McKinstry’s operations now include mechanical and electrical contracting, engineering, construction management, and energy, facility, and maintenance services. Joseph’s experience in the construction industry offers key insights to BuiltSpace’s interactions and operations with construction companies, which is a vital part of BuiltSpace’s business model.
Frank Holler, CEO, Ponderosa Capital
Frank brings capital markets expertise to BuiltSpace’s Advisory Board, currently serving as CEO of Vancouver-based Ponderosa Capital, and as a Director of NASDAQ listed Xenon Pharmaceuticals and Chairman of TSX listed Sernova Corporation. He previously served as Xenon’s President and CEO from 1999 to 2003, and as Chairman and CEO of B.C. Advantage Funds (VCC) Ltd., a venture capital firm investing in emerging life science, clean tech, and information technology companies from 2004 to 2016. Frank also has prior experience on the Board of Directors of: Allon Therapeutics, Aquinox Pharmaceuticals, In Motion Technology, Protox Therapeutics (now Sophiris Bio) and Redlen Technologies. He also served as chair of the Audit Committee and Chair of the Investment Committee for Genome BC, a large publicly funded research organization, from 2005 to 2011.
Frank was an Investment Banker with Wood Gundy Inc. (now CIBC World Markets) from 1984 to 1988, and with Merrill Lynch Canada from 1988 to 1989. He holds a B.A. in Economics and an M.B.A. from the University of British Columbia.
Edward Horton, CAO, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Edward Horton is a master administrator who has managed and coordinated international deals in a multitude of roles, including with the U.S. Government. Throughout his executive career, Edward has held leadership positions with the U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Forces-Iraq, the U.S. Army, and the Pleasant City Community Development Corporation. He is currently the Chief Administrative Officer & Chief Facilities Officer for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) of the US Department of Commerce. This includes overseeing a $265 million annual capital construction, utilities and security portfolio and is provides strategic direction for planning and operations management for five geographically dispersed sites in the US and the Pacific Islands.
Edward holds a Master of Public Administration from the University of Montana, an MS in Human Resource Management from Troy State University, and a BS from the US Military Academy. He is a member of the National Science Foundation’s Antarctic Infrastructure Modernization Review Panel, the National Port Readiness Council, the Army CIO Executive Board and Pentagon Area IT Governance Council, and the Pentagon Security Advisory Group.
Mary McDougall, CEO, Serial Entrepreneur
Mary is a serial innovator and tech entrepreneur, having led and grown companies in many fields. She most recently served as CEO of Survox, Inc., a voice-based research platform provider to the market research and public opinion polling industry. Mary was responsible for the company’s strategic direction, financial success, and operational excellence. Throughout her career, Mary has held leadership positions with GenRad, Inc. (VP Product Management, Marketing and Support), Decision Dynamics, Inc. (VP Mktg & Dynastar Division GM), IronSpire, Inc., (COO and Founder), and BMC Software, (Director SaaS Product Management). Mary’s wide-ranging expertise includes everything from manufacturing automation and supply chain management, to optimization systems, to growing and preparing businesses to be sold to public companies.
Mary holds a BA, Engineering from Dartmouth College, and a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Technology Marketing from Harvard Business School.