A startup veteran and architecture industry expert is now leading day-to-day operations for one of Kansas City’s Top Venture Capital-Backed firms, shaping the company’s expanded footprint under a new presidential administration as its founder shifts to a more focused role.
Brett Krug, who began work today as CEO of the building analytics software platform PlanIT Impact, is expected to usher the firm into a new phase of growth, said founder Dominique Davison, who is pivoting her efforts deeper into continued product development capabilities.
“Brett’s experience, focus and energy will be invaluable in taking PlanIT Impact to the next level,” said Davison, who now serves as the company’s Chief Sustainability Officer. “Having a partner who knows our industry as well as how to navigate the next steps in scaling a startup will accelerate our already rapid growth. We’re fortunate to be able to tap Brett’s unique skill set, and I look forward to working closely with him and the entire PlanIT team as we seek to provide more value to a growing number of industries.”
PlanIT Impact is a fast-growing Kansas City startup that has raised more than $1.7 million in funding, landing it on the list of Kansas City’s Top VC-Backed Companies, which is published annually by Startland News. The software platform helps architects, engineers, property managers and building owners efficiently find cost-benefit insights to maximize energy, stormwater, water and transportation savings in construction and renovation projects.
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“We are at an interesting environmental and societal intersection,” said Krug, describing plans to expand the company and its influence in creating a carbon-neutral built environment. “Our clients and investors wisely recognize environmental sustainability as one of the greatest challenges of humanity, but also one of the biggest opportunities for value creation for society. I’m excited to lead PlanIT Impact on its mission to reduce carbon emissions and water use by removing barriers to efficiency and sustainability in the designed and built environment.”
An architectural engineer, Krug was co-founder and CEO of a national design-build engineering company that completed the first LEED Platinum project in St. Louis, as well as the World’s First Living Building, the Tyson Living Learning Center for Washington University St. Louis, among many other sustainable pioneering projects.
“There’s no better time than now — particularly in the wake of the Biden Administration’s push for a clean energy revolution that puts the United States on an irreversible path to a net-zero economy by 2050 — to show architects, engineers, property managers, institutional real estate investors, data centers and a host of other verticals how cost-effective sustainability can be,” Krug said.
Davison remains founding principal of DRAW Architecture, an award-winning practice in Kansas City, Missouri, and has made a name for herself as a nationally recognized expert in the sustainable and smart city space. She recently completed the 2020 Pipeline fellowship, joining the elite ranks of some of the Midwest’s top entrepreneurs.
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