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Proud to have grown up in Sandpoint, Idaho and Spokane, Washington, Gonzaga Prep grad 1999 and Boston College grad 2003 with finance degree and a real estate focus. Moved to NYC to check it out for a few months and nearly 20 years later live in New Jersey with my wife and two boys. Worked at EY, Granite Partners, and Tishman Speyer before founding Honest Buildings (HB). Scaled it up with $50M of venture and strategic investment to over 125 people. The business was acquired by Procore (NYSE: PCOR) and I led the Owners Business segment for 18 months before transitioning to Entrepreneur In Residence (EIR) where I work with founders in the Procore ecosystem. Avid skier, platform tennis player, and slowly improving golfer. Proud Dad! Fan of Gonzaga hoops and Seahawks football.
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Building a successful brand is all about creating and engaging a community around your business. Loyal customers benefit a business’s bottom line, but avid fans can actively increase it. Not only are they loyal customers, but they will often share their passion with others and attract new customers to your business. The secret to creating genuine fans is not just providing an outstanding product or service (although that’s an essential first step). It’s building a community that draws them together based on the interests, values and vision they share with both you and each other. Fortunately, now that the public can easily learn more about you and your company online, building a community of fans is easier than ever before—if you take the right steps. Below, 15 members of Fast Company Executive Board share their best tips for building an engaging community for your customers.
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Procore is a leading provider of construction management software. Over 1 million projects and more than $1 trillion USD in construction volume have run on Procore’s platform. Our platform connects every project stakeholder to solutions we've built specifically for the construction industry—for the owner, the general contractor, and the specialty contractor. Procore’s App Marketplace has a multitude of partner solutions that integrate seamlessly with our platform, giving construction professionals the freedom to connect with what works best for them. Headquartered in Carpinteria, California, Procore has offices around the globe. Learn more at Procore.com.