NASHVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Built Technologies (Built), the fastest growing construction finance platform in the U.S., today announced the appointment of Bob Van Nortwick as Built’s first President. In this newly created role, Bob now leads Built’s business units and product organization. In this role, he will focus on creating a more connected construction ecosystem amongst lenders and investors, property developers, builders, and contractors by improving the financial infrastructure of the industry and embedding next generation payments, financial products, and improved procurement of goods and services for its customers.
“As we continue to execute against our long-term strategy to expand and scale the Built platform and take the company into the global market, we saw an immediate advantage to adding Bob and the position of President to our leadership team,“ said Chase Gilbert, co-founder and CEO of Built. “His interest in construction and impressive background in technology, startups, and banking overall is ideal for this phase of our growth.”
Bob brings more than 30 years of expertise in building successful, high-performing, and fast-growing operational and business teams along with go-to-market strategies and product development. Prior to joining Built, Bob spent more than 10 years at Amazon Web Services as the Global General Manager and Director of the AWS Startups team, where he was responsible for all of AWS’ more than 100,000 startup customers globally, along with building relationships with more than 8,000 venture capitalists, accelerators, incubators, and universities. He was also a co-founder of Square 1 Bank, leading capital structuring, debt financing, and financial modeling efforts after long-term executive positions at both Comerica Bank and Bank of America.
“The passion Built has for helping construction industry stakeholders improve their outcomes as they build the world around us is unmatched,” said Van Nortwick. “It’s an exciting time to join the company, and I am looking forward to helping our customers create and unlock value from our platform and products, alongside leading organizational growth at Built as we continue our rapid growth.”
Since launching in 2015, Built’s platform has been used to manage the financing of over $135 billion in construction value, spanning more than 200,000 commercial, homebuilder, land development, and consumer residential projects. In October, the company announced $125 million in Series D funding at a valuation of $1.5 billion.
Built is the leading provider of construction finance technology. Built connects commercial and consumer construction lenders, property developers, commercial general contractors, residential homebuilders, specialty contractors, title companies, and other critical industry vendors to improve the flow of capital through the construction ecosystem. By connecting all key stakeholders involved in the construction financing process in real-time, the Built platform helps mitigate risk, power faster draws and payments, ensure compliance, and inspire customer loyalty. Built is used by more than 150 of the leading U.S. & Canadian construction lenders and thousands of developers and contractors. For more information, visit www.getbuilt.com.