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 and construction consultant with over five years of process improvement experience on industrial, infrastructure, and commercial construction mega-projects at both Kiewit and McCarthy Construction. In 2009, Curtis began his construction career rotating through various field operations and engineering roles on self-perform projects at Kiewit Texas. Curtis was an early employee at PlanGrid in 2013, founded the Society for Construction Solutions (SCS) in 2014, is a member of the rules team for the NASA Centennial 3D Printed Habitat Challenge, and participates as an instructor in the US Dept. of Energy's Project Leadership Institute via Stanford's Executive Education Program. Curtis holds a BBA and an MS in Technology from Texas State University.