June 18, 2018 – BOYNTON BEACH, FL – Private investment firm KT Capital Partners, LP, today announced that it has appointed Adam Oaks as Chief Executive Officer of The Estimating Edge. Over the last year, Adam has been an executive consultant which included the role of acting President during the search for the next Chief Executive Officer. Effective June 18, 2018, he will assume day-to-day leadership of The Estimating Edge.
The past year and a half has been one of the largest transformations at The Estimating Edge in its 30-year history. Adam Oaks was first brought into the company in 2017 as a part-time executive consultant, to provide guidance and give focus towards sales, operational automation, and to enhance the overall customer experience. During his time with the company, Oaks has proven to be an experienced leader and made meaningful progress toward the companies’ priorities.
“I’m honored and grateful to the board for the opportunity to lead this exceptional organization of creative, talented and dedicated professionals,” says Oaks. “Our team is focused on taking relevant, insightful and decisive actions to innovate our product in new and diverse ways, unlocking future growth opportunities in the construction software world. Our first-class customer service is impeccable—our reviews say it all. We’re growing our customer base quickly, making an incredible future for our team.”
Mr. Oaks is no stranger to the tech world, having more than 20 years of leadership experience, occupying various executive offices from start-ups to mid-market ventures. He was most recently a partner at TechCXO, which provides on-demand executive services to both start-up and high-growth companies. Prior to TechCXO, Oaks served as Vice President of Sales at IDology for 5 years, General Manager and Senior Vice President at MFG.com for 9 years, and held various roles including Director of Sales at Reed Construction Data for 14 years. Oaks was also an Aviation Officer in the U.S. Army prior to joining the corporate world.
KT Capital Board members feel that Oaks’ transition into The Estimating Edge’s CEO role is a natural one. “Adam has been very successful in every position he has held during his outstanding career and we are confident these successes will continue at The Estimating Edge. Adam is a talented, thoughtful leader and visionary and will be a great addition to our strong team,” say board members and managing directors, Jim Tapp and Peter Kacer. “We’ve all had the great fortune to work with Adam on a part-time basis during the past few months, and look forward to his day-to-day interactions with KT and The Estimating Edge during the coming years.”
The Estimating Edge
For over 30 years, The Estimating Edge has been a trusted provider of construction takeoff and estimating software. Built by tradesmen, for tradesmen, The EDGE® Estimator is designed around the construction workflow, and not the way software companies believe the user should be estimating. Supported trades include roofing, drywall, acoustical, fireproofing, flooring, waterproofing, exterior insulation and painting.