Tom Webb

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Vice President Strategy/R&D at HCSS. Joined HCSS, an industry leading construction software technology company, in 1996.
Served in a variety of capacities:
* Technical Support & Programming
* Web Development Manager
* Director of Technical Support
* Vice-President of Technical Services
* Vice-President of Product Development
* Vice-President of Strategy / R&D
Launched numerous new service initiatives and product offerings which has exposed me to the nuances of construction business practices at a variety of different companies. This has developed a wide understanding of such construction business topics as:
* Cost Estimating and Bidding
* Proposals for low-bid, negotiated, PPP, and T&M owners
* Bid planning and strategy, including JV
* Project schedules and risk assessment
* Job costing and management, including owner correspondence
* Construction safety practices and best practices in motivating the field
* Back-office payroll, AP, and AR procedures
* HR policies, recruiting, and employee career development
* IT structures and best practices in construction business IT
* Shop management,including preventative and reactive equipment maintenance
* Fuel acquisition, tracking, and cost spreading techniques
* A variety of equipment rate setting philosophies with unintended consequences
* Exposure to a number of different job charging mechanisms with an understanding of their pros and cons

Plugged into the technology industry, both within construction (through partner construction software companies) as well as the tech industry in general. A member of Google’s Small Business Advisory Council. Knowledgeable about trends in technology with devices such as drones, driverless equipment and trucks, software, etc and (more importantly) how they impact the future of construction

Graduate of the 2013-2014 Fort Bend County (TX) Chamber of Commerce Leadership Program
Graduate of the 2015 American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) Leadership Program
Board Experience at Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce, Central Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce, University of Houston College of Technology
10+ Year Member of Vistage - learning and sharing business best practices
Chairman of the Fort Bend County Technology Task Force

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