Introducing the A-Team

At Allplan, Inc., we believe that our software isn’t the only thing that sets us apart from our competition. We wouldn’t be able to introduce the US market to the best global BIM solution if it wasn’t for our top-notch team of professionals. With a wealth of industry knowledge and skills, this team is ready to take BIM software to the next level.

 

Daniel Istvan

Senior Vice President Technical & Business Operations

Simon Slater

Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing

Mia Keay

Regional Marketing Manager (Americas)

Amy Patt

Brand Marketing Specialist

Monica Rennick

Senior Technical Consultant

David Loughery

Regional Account Manager (Northwest)

Donnie Henry

 Business Development Manager

Frank Holz

Senior Technical Consultant

Glen Hutchinson

Business Development Manager Americas

Brandon Botts

Senior Technical Consultant

Jalpesh Patel

Regional Account Manager (South Central)

Daniel Istvan

Senior Vice President Technical & Business Operations

My career has spanned various roles within the construction industry (EPC & AEC) both in practice and as a software consultant. Working on both sides has afforded me first hand insights and experience in the ever-changing world of BIM, and the struggles adopting and improving workflows to stay ahead of the curve in a very competitive market. These insights have allowed me to advise customers on proven and best in class workflows with the aim at improving and modernizing their operations by solving known, and more importantly, discovering unknown problems that they deal with day in and out.

 

Why I joined Allplan:

I joined for the amazing opportunity to bring the leading, global BIM design tool into the US Market, and for the unique challenge of building a business operation from the ground up (with a top-notch team, of course) that will provide the construction industry with a better choice when looking to improve current workflows with the ultimate BIM solution.

Outside of Work:

I am a husband and father of two amazing kids, Scarlet and Dylan, and try to enjoy every free minute I have with them and my wife. I love to cook and experiment with a variety of cooking methods and equipment. I’m an avid outdoor runner and enjoy the great outdoors and fishing a few times a year for Striper Bass. I am also a passionate sports fan and root for the Philadelphia Eagles, Phillies, 76ers, Flyers, Villanova Wildcats and Arsenal Gunners. 

Simon Slater

Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing

I’m a hardworking and driven development professional with thirteen years of experience in the construction industry. My passion has led me to focus on new business and partner development, as well as strategic planning for leading BIM, engineering, and manufacturing information software solutions. I am eager to discover and present new ways to bring digitalization as a solution to ineffective workflows and ease the transition as we bring the construction industry standard into the 21st century, as well as into the future.

Why I joined Allplan:

I couldn’t resist the chance to stand at this intersection of the right software at the right time; it’s an incredibly exciting opportunity for the industry.

Outside of Work:

I like to run, mostly so that I can burn the calories that I eat and drink throughout the week. I am and always will be a huge fan of UK sports, especially rugby. I love skiing, gardening, and traveling with my wife and son.

Mia Keay

Director of Marketing, Americas

I love technology and software, especially software that takes an organization to the next level by increasing their competitive advantage. I am passionate about Digital Marketing—it is the way our audience interacts with our brand, and it gives me the opportunity to express myself creatively.

Why I joined Allplan:

I need to be passionate about a product to market it, and our team truly believes that Allplan software is the best in class. Allplan appeals to my entrepreneurial spirit—this is an ideal opportunity to build a business and market from the ground up, with the backing of a great company in Nemetschek. Finally, I love having the opportunity to “do marketing” the right way; taking the knowledge from past experiences and applying it here to build something amazing.

Outside of Work:

I like to find balance by decompressing in the great outdoors. Whether kayaking, skydiving, swimming in the ocean, hiking, or spending time in my garden, on weekends you will find me quietly content in the natural world.

Amy Patt

Brand Marketing Specialist

I believe the most important professional skill you can have in any industry is the ability to adapt. The common denominator with my varied experience in healthcare, ecommerce, and digital marketing has been my propensity to learn and improve systems and workflows. I enjoy the complexity of the digital landscape and love any opportunity to be a critical thinker and approach a problem creatively. Highly driven with a thirst for new challenges and endeavors, I strive for personal and professional growth in everything that I do.

Why I joined Allplan:

I joined Allplan, Inc. because the opportunity to work with a small team and directly impact growth and success for the business was too good to pass up. Plus, the untapped US market provides an excellent backdrop to develop comprehensive marketing strategies and execute campaigns across multiple channels.

Outside of Work:

First and foremost, I am an avid reader. Some of my other hobbies include baking, cooking, Megaformer Pilates, and binge-watching TV crime dramas. A lifelong lover of canines and the outdoors, when I’m not at work I am often spending time in nature with my boyfriend and our dog, Layla.

Donnie Henry

Business Development Manager

As someone who has spent over 10 years in B2B sales, I am motivated by making new connections and providing solutions that grant efficiency and scale. I thrive in environments where revenue generation occurs in tandem with positive customer experiences and challenge-driven sales solutions. I truly believe in the importance of consideration, humility, and a positive attitude; the human element of sales cannot be overlooked. 

Why I joined Allplan:

I feel Allplan prides itself on being a leader, and is willing to invest in developing unique products, services, and people. I joined this team for the opportunity for growth and new responsibilities, and to work with a close-knit group of people with the same passion and drive as me.

Outside of Work:

I’m a husband and father to two young boys—they keep me plenty busy when I’m not at the office. I’m also a long time skateboarding fanatic, and I never pass up the opportunity at a competitive game of basketball.

Frank Holz

Senior Technical Consultant

I love engineering and software makes it even better!

I am constantly seeking new challenges in the work I do and aim to further refine my skills and practices. Providing the most advanced solutions to the most technical people is something I enjoy. I believe software is an expression of that engineering expertise; it allows me to remove the mundane and focus on the bigger picture.

Why I joined Allplan:

I’ve found the best solution to the industry’s biggest challenge and I want to contributes my technical support and key industry insights to a great team of people and a great company. 

Outside of Work:

Family, friends, traveling, learning, anything related to comedy, and video games—in that order!

Glen Hutchinson

Business Development Manager, Americas

I bring a diverse sales background to the table, with exposure to many different cultures and business ethics from my past experiences selling BIM solutions across the globe. I have worked in the Precast Industry since 2002 and have witnessed how adopting technology has changed and streamlined projects. I enjoy learning new technology and deeply appreciate the impact it has on a customer’s workflow.

Why I joined Allplan:

I wanted to be part of a winning team that is driving technology into the Precast and Rebar Detailing Industry. The construction industry can be amongst the slowest to adopt new technology, and I want to be on the cutting edge to push the best digital solutions on the market. 

Outside of Work:

I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, fishing, Video Games, DJing, and LinkedIn.

Monica Rennick

Senior Technical Consultant

My love for traveling and architecture began at an early age. I come from an engineering family; math and science were always prioritized growing up. Structural engineering allowed me to combine these two loves. After working as a consulting engineer, I found a third love in software. Through cutting-edge technology, we can make modern and dynamic structures a reality. Whether we realize it or not, engineering is at the core of everything we do—it’s the building blocks to our homes, schools, workplaces, theaters, shops, medical facilities, etc. I love being able to mix engineering, art, and technology and see how it transforms the places we live.

Why I joined Allplan:

In general, the AEC industry has not been the quickest to adapt to technology, and many engineers don’t see the true value in BIM. I strongly believe in BIM, and I believe ALLPLAN is the best OpenBIM solution. The unique programs ALLPLAN provides can equip engineers with the drafting tools they need, while simultaneously bringing them into the BIM workflow and its advantages. I'm excited for the opportunity to launch a new product in the US market, and I’m looking forward to helping Allplan grow and succeed here.

Outside of Work:

I love to travel, read, and watch movies. I’m also a big roller coaster enthusiast. Hobbies aside, most of my time outside of work is spent with my amazing husband and kids.

Brandon Botts

Senior Technical Consultant

As a certified design build professional, with 13 years of experience in the construction/precast concrete world, I have a great insight into the industry as a whole. My admiration for the construction and design industries began at a young age. This admiration evolved and took shape when I began learning design software in 2001. In my opinion, you can never have enough knowledge, and lifelong learning is very important to me. I strive to continue to learn and grow as much as possible.

Why I joined Allplan:

Allplan has amazing overall solutions for the engineering and precast industry, and a great team here in the USA. There was no way I could turn down the opportunity to join a great company at such an early stage of growth.

Outside of Work:

I love golf, music, good friends and my family. When I’m not working at my job, doing school work, or home improvement projects, I spend as much time as possible with my amazing wife, our three children and two large dogs.

David Loughery

Regional Account Manager (Northwest)

I've loved building things ever since I was a child. My experiences studying and practicing engineering in the US and China have convinced me that societies thrive or wilt based on the things they build to hold themselves together. I studied engineering to build a better world, and was involved in major R&D projects in China that did just that. After I returned home to the states, I realized that one way to contribute here was to be an evangelist for the technology we need to revitalize our own infrastructure.

Why I joined Allplan:

I came from a large sales organization, in which my manager extended me all the (limited) freedom and responsibility that he could. I saw a greater challenge here at Allplan, that would help me build my career and cut my teeth on something new. The fact that the software does everything a bridge engineer could ask for was just icing on the cake.

Outside of Work:

As everyone learned on day one, I like to bike. I also enjoy hiking, weather permitting. At home, my wife and I love to cook. We dig into at least one major culinary project a week, whether it's scratch-made dumplings or homecooked Italian. We also spend a huge chunk of time with our 3-month old, who just learned to roll over, and who will no doubt be driving us nuts soon.

Jalpesh Patel

Regional Account Manager (South Central)

In previous roles, I gained experience in transportation engineering, focusing mainly on bridges and their supporting structures. Right out of graduate school, I acquired experience performing structural engineering design of building structures. The commonality in all my previous projects involved supervising and coordinating team collaboration. I also performed structural analysis and transferred the results into structural construction drawings for final project submittals. 

Why I Joined Allplan:

After working for little over 4.5 years as a structural engineer in a large firm, I found the growth rate in the industry very slow. This was the direct result of inefficient work flow practices financially depriving the industry, where structural engineers, like me, would perform the same calculations multiple times because of poor coordination. Allplan provided a way out of my stagnant past, while also giving me an opportunity to improve the downfalls that made me frustrated with the industry in the first place. Allplan has the right team and startup culture to bring a proven, international product to the US market. I knew I wanted to be a part of this company when I saw the way the they value their employees and motivate them to revolutionize the AEC.

Outside of Work:

I spend a lot of time with family and friends. My family and I love to travel, so we take most of the opportunities we get to explore different vacation destinations. I’m also very interested in technology, automation, business development, construction, real estate, and the automotive world. Incidentally, my family and I are in the process of starting our own family business from ground up, which keeps me occupied with tasks pertaining to these interests.