Power Moves: remodelmate makes multiple key hires, Breakout Capital Finance names CFO - Technical.ly DC


Oct. 30, 2018 12:59 pm

Power Moves: remodelmate makes multiple key hires, Breakout Capital Finance names CFO

Plus: more major hires from EVERFI, Giant Oak, Research Innovations, Inc. and more.
Logan Phillips, remodelmate’s new head of operations.

Logan Phillips, remodelmate's new head of operations.

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This month, remodelmate announced the hiring of residential real estate expert Logan Phillips as the company’s first head of operations. Phillips is joining the home remodeling tech company after working as a project engineer and project manager at Rockville, Md.-based James G. Davis Construction. Phillips will be focused on leading the design-build of remodelmate’s projects through their Concierge program, giving homeowners a dedicated project manager.

Public relations and marketing expert Jonathan Amar also recently joined the team as the company’s head of growth. “Jon’s addition to the team marks a new day for remodelmate’s growth. I’ve built a solid foundation, and Jon will create the blueprint for and execute our expansion going forward from here.” Remodelmate CEO and founder Chad Hall said in a statement. Remodelmate now has three full-time and seven part-time employees on its team.


The company also recently expanded into the Denver Metropolitan Area, the Colorado Inno reported as it closes its seed round. In a press release, the company stated that it is nearly approaching $2 million in sales for 2018 and currently has $420,000 in commitments for its seed round.


McLean, Va.-based Breakout Capital Finance, a tech innovator and small business lender founded in 2015, has hired Tim Buzby as its new chief financial officer. Buzby worked at the Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation for 17 years, where he held titles including President and CEO, and CFO.


Arlington-based Giant Oak has welcomed a new board after raising $10 million in growth capital. The company uses AI, machine learning and big data analytics in a platform for government and industry security needs, Technical.ly DC previously reported. The company announced the appointment of Daniel Moser as its chief financial officer and named Jim Fowler, Joe Wald, Steve Swoboda and Tom Vander Schaaff as new board members. This announcement came after the company secured a $10 million investment from growth equity investor Edison Partners.

This month, the company announced the opening of its new offices in Arlington as a part of this growth strategy as well.


EVERFI Chief Operating Officer Tammy Wincup will be departing the education tech provider at the end of the year to join The Rise Fund, a global impact fund and EVERFI’s largest investor.

“For eight years, Tammy has been the backbone of building EVERFI into one of the great institutions in the impact and education space.  She has been the architect of a powerful SaaS business that serves over 3500 customers, 21 million learners, and an incredible team of over 500 people.  Tammy is the best in the business – a true marketplace builder with both vision and the ability to execute,” EVERFI Founder and CEO Tom Davidson said in a statement. “While I am sad to see my partner leave, The Rise Fund is very lucky to have her and I cannot wait to see what she does next.”


Bethesda-based value-based care company Aledade, Inc. has added Charlie Colligan as its chief financial officer. Colligan joins the team after working for seven years as a treasure at the CoStar Group where he led Real Estate and Procurement & Travel. He will now oversee Aledade’s finances and funding.


Research Innovations, Inc. hired Dr. Sourav Mandal as head of artificial intelligence. Dr. Mandal will be leading the Alexandria, Va.–based company’s machine learning and data science initiatives.

“I look forward to building upon our current analytics portfolio to bring exciting new capabilities to users, both on our existing platforms and in new domains like cyber,” Dr. Mandal said in a statement.

Companies: Remodelmate

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