I just learned about this, so consider this “breaking news”. KP’s last day at ARC was this past Friday. As I understand it, Dilo and Suri were very supportive of KP’s decision to pursue other opportunities.
The first time I met KP Reddy was right after he gave a presentation – about BIM – at the IRgA Convention held in Pittsburgh. Only several months later, KP sold RCMS Group to ARC. That transaction took place in September 2009.
New Year brings new direction for KP. I don’t yet know what new opportunity KP has decided to pursue, but I wish him the best of luck and success with whatever it is he’s decided to do. He’s definitely one of the smartest individuals I’ve ever had the pleasure of getting to know.
For those of you who are not aware of this, KP’s book – “BIM for Building Owners and Developers: Making a Business Case for Using BIM on Projects” - is now for sale on Amazon.com
The following information comes from KP Reddy’s profile on LinkedIn:
KP Reddy was most recently the Vice President of BIM Services for ARC (NYSE:ARP). ARC is the largest Global Construction Information Management Company in the World.
Formerly KP was Chief Executive Officer of RCMS Group. A nationally recognized expert on construction technologies, including Building Information Modeling (BIM), he is a sought-after speaker and industry advisor.
Before founding RCMS Group, KP was Vice President of Operations and Chief Information Officer for Verso Technologies (NASDAQ). While at Verso, he was involved with nearly a dozen mergers and acquisitions of technology companies.
Prior to Verso, KP served as Chief Technology Officer of Cereus Technology Partners (NASDAQ), which he founded in 1997, and acted as President and CEO until its acquisition in 1999. During his tenure at both Cereus and Verso, KP was deeply involved in technology projects which included software development and data management.
He began his career as a Project Engineer and Business Development Manager for Law Engineering and Environmental Services (now Mactec).
KP is a graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology with a Bachelors of Science degree in Civil Engineering. He is an active Alumnus of the Georgia Institute of Technology, serves as a Mentor Member for The Indus Entrepreneur (TiE) Atlanta, is an advisory board member for Midtown Bank & Trust, AMPIRIX and serves on the board of directors for several privately held companies. KP also serves on the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) BIM Task Force and the NBIM Board of Direction.