Learn more about InEight, our global mission
and the people behind it.
We are proud to provide field-tested construction project management software for the owners, contractors, engineers and architects who are building the world around us. Customers worldwide rely on InEight for real-time insights that help manage risk and keep projects on schedule and under budget across the entire life cycle. For us, it’s not just about developing software, it’s about making sure you have the information you need when and where you need it. It’s about helping you avoid project surprises, making it easier for you to make informed decisions and keeping your project on time, on budget and built to the highest quality.
We want you to achieve project certainty.
Meet our team
Jake Macholtz is chief executive officer of InEight, with executive oversight responsibilities for InEight’s U.S. and global operations. Jake joined InEight as CEO in 2016, bringing a wide array of knowledge, senior leadership and overall experience in best-in-class technologies and operations processes from the engineering and construction industries.
Before joining InEight, Jake held a number of technology and operational leadership roles at Kiewit, an $8.6 billion construction and engineering giant in North America and Australia. Most recently, he was vice president of Kiewit Technology Group (KTG), responsible for managing all facets of Kiewit’s technology systems and platforms throughout its companywide operations. Beginning in 2011, Jake led Kiewit’s design and implementation of a global enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, the company’s first foray into centralizing all technology solutions across its many businesses and entities. He was instrumental in identifying and leading ongoing efforts to build innovative technologies used daily in the field to improve Kiewit’s project planning, estimating, scheduling and more, driving significant savings and efficiencies within operational and functional groups.
Before his role as the head of KTG, Jake led, sponsored and managed many Kiewit projects in the U.S., holding key sponsor, estimating, engineering, construction manager, project manager and area manager roles. Beginning in 1999, this expertise helped Jake gain a deep understanding of the nuances and needs of the construction and engineering spaces, which has served him well as a technology executive.
Jake holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Arizona.
As InEight’s Chief Product Officer, Brad Barth is a member of the company’s executive leadership team and a key architect of the company’s product vision and strategy. Prior to InEight, Brad spent twenty years in a similar role at Hard Dollar, where he helped define the project cost management (PCM) category of software that later became the foundation of InEight. Brad has driven many industry innovations in project controls software, most notably in the area of cost-schedule integration.
Brad has served on the Board of Advisors for Fiatech/CII and is a frequent speaker at construction industry technology conferences.
Brent Thornquist is the Chief Financial Officer for InEight, overseeing the functions of accounting, budgeting and financial reporting. He brings 25+ years of accounting, financial and back office leadership to the organization.
Prior to InEight, Brent was the Vice President of Finance for 2 multi-state specialty construction companies in the fire protection industry. He was responsible for the accounting, reporting, budgeting and compliance functions. These 2 companies had 9 offices throughout the United States, with projects and/or licensing in 40+ states. His experience also included leading the implementation of an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system.
In addition, Brent worked as an Audit Manager for a national accounting firm performing financial statement audits and reviews of internal controls for a variety of customers in different industries.
Brent attended Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois, where he received a bachelor’s degree in accountancy.
Dan joined InEight in May 2016 as the chief operating officer. Since then, he has applied his vision, knowledge and experience to bring together and effectively lead the sales, services and marketing departments, as well as develop a strong go-to-market strategy.
Before accepting the position as COO of InEight, Dan was the senior vice president of technology and operational services at West Corporation. There, he led multifaceted teams in a $750 million standalone business unit, including technology, sales, operations, project management, training, compliance, business analytics, management development, workforce optimization and P&L delivery.
Dan brings more than 30 years of accomplishments spanning all functional business team disciplines both domestically and globally, utilizing a unique ability to identify key business drivers and operationalize strategies both for immediate and long-term sustainable improvement.
Dan holds a bachelor’s degree in business from Morningside College of Business in Sioux City, Iowa.
In 2018, InEight acquired BASIS, which Dr. Dan Patterson founded, and he became a member of InEight’s executive leadership team. He now focuses on expanding upon his vision of creating next generation planning and scheduling software solutions for the construction industry.
As a globally recognized project analytics thought leader and software entrepreneur, Dan Patterson has more than 20 years of experience building project management software companies. Throughout his career, Dan has focused on solution innovation and project management, including advanced scheduling, risk management, project analytics and AI.
Dan is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) by the Project Management Institute (PMI). He attended the University of Nottingham in the UK where he earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and a PhD in construction management.
Mark Edwards joined InEight in 2018, as chief delivery officer. In this role, he is responsible for product development, customer success, service delivery, training, and InEight’s project management office.
Previously, Mark was the chief product officer within the Kiewit Technology Group. Mark led application planning, development, deployment and support for all areas of construction and engineering. He also focused on product vision and execution, as well as developing a strong product team. His approach included balancing the right blend of strategy and innovation with a focus on operational excellence.
Before joining Kiewit, Mark spent six years as vice president at InterCall, a subsidiary of West Corporation. InterCall is the world’s largest conferencing service provider and is a cornerstone of West’s Unified Communications segment.
Mark holds a bachelor’s degree from University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a Ph.D. from University of Oklahoma.
Scott Workman is chief administrative officer for InEight, overseeing the information technology and accounting departments. In addition, Scott manages the day-to-day operations of the business and provides instructional leadership to department managers.
Prior to InEight, Scott was the director of client engagement for the Kiewit Technology Group and had responsibility for all IT support staff at fixed facilities job sites and the internal service desk. His group implemented, supported and maintained technology in the field while pursuing strong technology partnerships with operations personnel.
Scott has certifications from the Disaster Recovery Institute and the International Facility Management Association. Scott attended Bellevue University in Omaha, Nebraska, where he received a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree in international business.
Steve Carlisle is the vice president of Human Resources for InEight. He has over 30 years of Human Resources experience and provides strong interpersonal and leadership skills to the organization.
Prior to InEight, Steve was an employee services director for InEight’s parent company Kiewit. Throughout his career, he has demonstrated the ability to establish lasting relationships with individuals and work closely with employees to strategically develop and leverage their individual talents.
Steve earned a bachelor’s degree in management and computer information systems from Chadron State College in western Nebraska.
Max is the founder of M-SIX, which was acquired by InEight in 2018. Following the acquisition, Max became a member of InEight’s leadership team and serves as an executive vice president. VEO was the flagship product for M-SIX (which is now InEight Model) and is an innovative cloud-based platform for design coordination, quality, commissioning and project close-out solutions for mega-projects, such as airports and high-volume semiconductor fabs.
Prior to M-SIX, Max worked in the music industry as a drummer, arranger, producer and engineer. He also built financial services technologies.
Tad Bungener is the executive vice president of marketing and go-to-market strategies for InEight. In this role, he analyzes market research and models business data to inform long- and short-term business strategies and objectives. His focus on competitive context enables him to effectively set and direct the strategic road map for marketing and communications programs, as well as drive high-growth commercial models and go-to-market strategies.
Tad has more than 15 years of marketing leadership experience. Throughout his career, Tad has been keenly focused on identifying and leveraging market opportunities. He has held multiple leadership roles related to sales, marketing and business development.
Tad earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from St. Norbert College, where he specialized in business management and marketing.