Founder and Managing Director
Darren Bechtel brings over 7 years of engineering, product and architectural design, and construction management professional experience to the Brick & Mortar team, as well as over 8 years of venture investing as the founder and managing director of South Park Ventures. Darren is a Stanford-trained engineer and MBA who remains closely connected to the young Stanford entrepreneurial community as the founder and developer of Soma CoLab, a San Francisco-based co-working and incubator space for Stanford alumni. Darren is involved in the boards of six startup companies and serves as a technology innovation advisor to the Bechtel Group, a global leader in engineering, construction, and project management.
Principal Vice President
Curtis Rodgers is an investment professional, advisor, and lecturer with over six years of process improvement experience on commercial, infrastructure, industrial, and defense projects at both Kiewit and McCarthy Construction. Curtis founded The Society for Construction Solutions (SCS) in 2014, contributes to the NASA Centennial 3D Printed Habitat Challenge, and participates as a lecturer for the US Dept. of Energy's Project Leadership Institute. Curtis holds a Bachelors of Business Administration and a Masters of Science in Technology from Texas State University.