London-based 3D Repo, the creator of a cloud-based collaboration platform for BIM, has appointed Jon Hale to the position of chief financial and operating officer (CFOO).
Hale started out his career working for a US hedge fund, after which he attained the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and completed his master’s in engineering and robotics in Boston.
All of this naturally led him into venture capital (VC) where he was involved in investing in technology.
Hale was first introduced to 3D Repo when he returned to the UK where he was involved in launching Mott MacDonald Ventures, the investment arm of Mott MacDonald.
In his role there, Hale assisted in the formation of a strategic partnership between 3D Repo and Mott MacDonald business units to help 3D Repo deploy its digital collaboration platform on more of the most challenging construction projects in the UK.
During this process, and then later as an investor at Goldacre Ventures, Hale gained a solid understanding and first-hand experience of the industry, 3D Repo’s clients, and customer base.
Jon Hale said: “I’m excited to bring my experience and contribute to a growing team.
“I’ve known 3D Repo and the team for over two years now and I feel the timing is right with all the investment going into construction technology.
“I have full faith in what 3D Repo is doing and I’m looking forward to helping the business continue to grow.”
The COVID-19 pandemic caused a big shift towards remote working and highlighted a need for more collaborative cloud computing solutions, Hale said in a press release.
“What 3D Repo is doing for construction has been likened to what Hopin has done for virtual events. From an investor’s point of view, there are many point solutions available that can handle one small part of a workflow, whereas 3D Repo offers a platform solution with a suite of tools and integrates easily with your other software,” he added.
3D Repo is currently looking at expanding internationally following strong growth in the UK market. Hale will be a key part of these growth plans.
He will be wearing many different ‘hats’ in his role as chief financial and operating officer, helping the wider team in many different capacities, with a focus on growing the team.
Another key part of his role will be helping to navigate fundraising to help 3D Repo with its expansion plans.
Image: Jon Hale (credit: 3D Repo)
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