James Benham, CEO and founder of JBKnowledge, Inc., brings innovation, ideation and a passion for geeking out to create a stronger, better equipped construction industry. Having developed his first software application at the age of 11, James knows how to push the limits with technology, get even the most hesitant of adopters on board, and create a culture of research and development. He saw early on the need for technology adoption in the construction industry, and has thrived in its taking off. James has worked with some of the largest names in construction and garnered professional affiliations with Mechanical Contractors Association of America, National Electrical Contractors Association, Construction Financial Management Association, Associated General Contractors of America among others. If you’ve been to a construction conference in North America, you’ve probably heard James speak and you were probably surprised at how excited he got you about technology. You can catch James presenting on construction technology around the world or hosting our weekly podcast, The ConTechCrew. To learn more about James, check out his resume.
Leading JBKnowlege’s Construction Technology Consulting team is Senior Vice President of Consulting, Kelly Doyle. Kelly’s extensive operational experience gives him a unique “vision of the battlefield” for evaluating processes, systemizing the processes, and applying technology to wring-out the inefficiencies. After Kelly’s graduation from The United States Military Academy at West Point and subsequent Army service, Kelly worked in operational, logistics, and management roles. Kelly’s experience also includes managing union and non-union labor for multiple subcontractors, project/program management and building technology solutions for complex operational challenges. Prior to joining the JBKnowledge team, Kelly managed scalable technology programs for an organization serving several household-name clients. Kelly is passionate about helping JBKnowledge in reaching the goal of transforming 1,000 companies in 10 years!
Rob McKinney made a splash in the construction industry by being one of the early adopters of mobile apps for onsite safety, training, and quality programs. Rob’s past career as a Safety Director with an aptitude for technology gives him a unique perspective as someone who navigates seamlessly between the jobsite and app store. In his search to assist companies in streamlining processes and save money, Rob started his own blog to educate companies on implementing mobile devices programs and workflows. Rob joined JBKnowledge’s Construction Technology Consulting team in 2016. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Associated General Contractors of Georgia Technology Committee, is a member of the Associated General Contractors of America IT Forum Steering Committee, and is a co-host on The ConTechCrew podcast.
Jeff Sample is a seasoned IT master with a special interest in helping construction companies adopt new technology with a collaborative, cross-generational approach. Jeff has spent nearly twenty years transforming companies with technology through education, software development, consulting, compliance, and implementation of secure, thriving IT ecosystems. His scope of experience includes several industries including ski resorts, hospitality, real estate, and healthcare before entering construction technology which gives him a unique, diverse perspective. In addition to his work on the JBKnowledge Construction Technology Consulting team, Jeff serves on the AGC IT steering committee and is a co-host on The ConTechCrew podcast.
David Sombrio joined JBKnowledge’s Construction Technology Consulting team in 2017 and serves as our dynamic Project Manager. David is an integral part of the consulting team and has been on board since the division’s inception. You can find David interwoven throughout the consulting process. Whether it’s researching trends on the backend or visiting with clients to further investigate how we can assist, David is happy to pull the moving pieces together!
JBKnowledge is a family of professionals building great technology for construction and insurance since 2001. Our team of consultants, analysts, developers and designers help companies build the technology they need to stay competitive - and help them find their inner geek along the way.