PlanIT Impact hires new CEO to expand company footprint, continue market-leading innovation

planitimpact / March 1, 2021

Industry and startup veteran will take over day-to-day oversight from founder

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Mar. 1, 2021) — Moving into its next phase of growth, PlanIT Impact has hired a new CEO.

Brett Krug will take the helm in leading day-to-day operations of the building analytics software platform March 1. Founder Dominique Davison will move into the role of Chief Sustainability Officer.

Krug has a long history with startups and innovation. An architectural engineer, he was co-founder and CEO of a national design-build engineering company that completed the first LEED Platinum project in St. Louis, as well as the World’s First Living Building, the Tyson Living Learning Center for Washington University St. Louis, among many other sustainable pioneering projects. Krug was instrumental in building relationships with national clients in this role and oversaw the company’s sales and marketing strategy, strategic planning and culture-building before selling his equity share in 2019. Most recently, he served as National Director of Innovation for BKD CPAs and Advisors, where he developed the BKD Edge innovation department and authored the company’s first provisional software patent.

As an industry and startup veteran, Davison said Krug was the perfect choice to assume leadership duties, allowing her to focus on continued product development capabilities with CTO Brian Corn. Davison also continues to lead DRAW Architecture as founding principal.

“Brett’s experience, focus and energy will be invaluable in taking PlanIT Impact to the next level,” Davison said. “Having a partner who knows our industry as well as how to navigate the next steps in scaling a startup will accelerate our already rapid growth. We’re fortunate to be able to tap Brett’s unique skill set, and I look forward to working closely with him and the entire PlanIT team as we seek to provide more value to a growing number of industries.”

Krug will build on recent momentum:

  • Platform updates PI Regenerate, PI Adapt and PI Recapture. The new features expand utility for customers seeking sustainability and cost-savings projections.
    The new CEO looks forward to his role in expanding the company and its influence in creating a carbon-neutral built environment.Platform updates PI Regenerate, PI Adapt and PI Recapture. The new features expand utility for customers seeking sustainability and cost-savings projections.
  • PI Blocks, a feature allowing data centers to benefit from the platform’s modeling for reaching performance goals.
  • Davison’s tenure as a 2020 fellow in the Pipeline Innovators program.

The new CEO looks forward to his role in expanding the company and its influence in creating a carbon-neutral built environment.

“We are at an interesting environmental and societal intersection. Our clients and investors wisely recognize environmental sustainability as one of the greatest challenges of humanity, but also one of the biggest opportunities for value creation for society. I’m excited to lead PlanIT Impact on its mission to reduce carbon emissions and water use by removing barriers to efficiency and sustainability in the designed and built environment. There’s no better time than now, particularly in the wake of the Biden Administration’s push for a clean energy revolution that puts the United States on an irreversible path to a net-zero economy by 2050, to show architects, engineers, property managers, institutional real estate investors, data centers and a host of other verticals how cost-effective sustainability can be,” Krug said.

About PlanIT Impact
PlanIT Impact is a fast-growing Midwest-based startup that has raised more than $1.7 million in funding. The software platform helps architects, engineers, property managers and building owners efficiently find cost-benefit insights to maximize energy, stormwater, water and transportation savings in construction and renovation projects. Founder Dominique Davison is also founding principal of DRAW Architecture, an award-winning practice in Kansas City, Mo. She is the 2018 AIA-Kansas City Architect of the Year as well as an author and frequent national speaker in the sustainable and smart city space. Learn more about the platform at planitimpact.com.

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