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.
Curtis Rodgers is an investment professional with over five years of experience leading new technology and process improvement initiatives on industrial, infrastructure, and commercial construction mega-projects at both Kiewit and McCarthy Construction. Curtis began his construction career rotating through various field and office engineering roles on self-perform projects at Kiewit Texas.
Curtis was also an early employee at PlanGrid in 2013, founded the Society for Construction Solutions (SCS) in 2014, and is a member of the rules team for the NASA Centennial 3D Printed Habitat Challenge.
Curtis holds a BBA and a Master's of Science in Technology from Texas State University.