For more than 40 years, the roots of Viewpoint have been fortified with strong values and dedication to your success. That dedication comes from our leadership team who have spent years driving toward integrated, innovative solutions for the construction industry. Always willing to collaborate with customers on resolving any issue, Viewpoint’s executive team is always a phone call away. Get to know us.

CEO Manolis Kotzabasakis

Manolis Kotzabasakis, CEO

CEO Manolis Kotzabasakis joined the Viewpoint in 2015 from AspenTech, the world leader in software that optimises complex production processes for the oil & gas, chemical and construction industries. During his 18 years with AspenTech, Kotzabasakis held several executive positions including Marketing & Strategy, Worldwide Sales Operations and Chief Technology Officer / Executive Vice President, Research & Development, where he led the creation of AspenTech’s technical/scientific vision and strategy on a global basis.

Kotzabasakis manages and drives Viewpoint’s worldwide operations to best meet the growing and progressive technology needs of the construction and capital projects industries.

Kotzabasakis holds PhD and MSc degrees in Chemical Engineering from the University of Manchester, UK, and a BSc degree in Chemical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece. He was an associate professor in Chemical Engineering at the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST) in the United Kingdom from 1987 to 1992.

CPO Matt Harris

Matt Harris, General Manager

Matt is responsible for driving Viewpoint’s overall product strategy and roadmap, ensuring they address the real-world business issues construction professionals face every day. In addition, Matt is responsible for Viewpoint’s merger and acquisition strategy and execution. Over the past 10 years at Viewpoint, Matt has helped to completely transform the Viewpoint product portfolio to include state-of-the-art browser based solutions along with multi-platform mobile applications, all of which integrate into Viewpoint’s class leading construction ERP platforms. Matt has also lead Viewpoint through eight construction software acquisitions which have added critical new products to the Viewpoint portfolio and cemented Viewpoint’s construction software leadership in North America, the United Kingdom, and Australia.

He is passionate about the application of technology to transform work being done in the construction industry and has spoken at dozens of industry events on the best practices for construction technology strategies and implementation.

Before joining Viewpoint in 2011, Matt had executive positions in Divisional Leadership, Strategy, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Product Management with FEI Company (global leader in nanotechnology solutions), Planar Systems (a leader in medical imaging technology), and Netscape Communications (an enterprise software leader). In addition, he began his career with General Electric in a technical leadership program.

Matt has engineering and psychology degrees from Cornell and his MBA from Stanford University and enjoys the bounties of Oregon with his wife and two sons.

GC Jennifer Allison

Jennifer Allison, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary

GC Jennifer Allison leads the legal teams at Viewpoint. She has extensive experience in both employment and business law with a focus on fostering a business environment where ethics and integrity are held as core values.

Most recently, she was General Counsel for internet security firm Tripwire, and was known for achieving results in a fast-paced, high-volume environment, providing solutions-oriented legal advice and collaborating with Sales and Finance teams to ensure timely and predicable revenue recognition. Prior, Jennifer was Assistant General Counsel and Director of Corporate Compliance & Human Resources at EthicsPoint (now NAVEX Global) where she helped establish the first in-house legal department.

Jennifer received her Bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Portland State University and her JD from Lewis & Clark Law School. During law school, she focused primarily on employment law and had the honor of clerking for Justice R. William Riggs at the Oregon Supreme Court.

CFO Andrew Bates

Andrew Bates, Chief Financial Officer

CFO Andrew Bates leads the Viewpoint global finance function, which comprises finance, accounting, facilities and IT. He brings nearly 20 years of finance experience to the Viewpoint executive team and a demonstrated record of leading high-growth companies through both organic and inorganic growth.

Most recently, Andrew was with SaaS-software firm NAVEX Global for six years, most recently as Vice President, Finance where he led the company’s FP&A, budgeting and financial operations. He also spent 7 years at publicly-traded company Pixelworks, ending as Senior Director, Corporate Controller.

Andrew holds a BS from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, United States.

Margie Schisler, Vice President Sales

Margie Schisler is a focused sales leader at Viewpoint for over 10 years with a proven ability to provide customers with the solutions needed to run a successful construction organization. She is also an exceptional mentor and coach through team building and managing employees, holding the sales team to the highest standard.

Margie joined Viewpoint as part of the acquisition of Maxwell Systems, and previously held sales leadership roles at Fiberlink and Interbay Funding.

VP Dan Farner

Dan Farner, Senior Vice President, Product Development

SVP Dan Farner oversees Viewpoint’s Product Development and Hosted Operation teams. He is responsible for the company’s engineering, development and testing activities of the ERPs, collaboration, mobile access, on premises and cloud deployed products.

Twenty-eight years ago, after receiving his Bachelors degree from Western Oregon University, Dan immediately joined Viewpoint (then Bidtek) as a software developer. He has held various product development roles during his many years of service for Viewpoint, including QA/BI Manager, Development Manager and Development Director.

VP Lisa Robinson

Lisa Robinson, Vice President, Human Resources

VP Lisa Robinson leads the Viewpoint global human resources team across all functions including talent acquisition, talent development, comp and benefits and HR operations. She brings over 20 years of human resources experience to the Viewpoint leadership team and a demonstrated record of leading high performing HR teams in rapid growth organizations.

Most recently, Lisa held executive level HR positions for financial services and consulting companies that grew significantly in a short period and were eventually acquired as wholly owned subsidiaries by companies including Merrill Lynch, Bank of America and IBM.

Lisa has a BS degree in psychology and business administration from University of Oregon.

Steve Attwell, Vice President, EMEA

VP Steve Attwell is responsible for leading Viewpoint’s EMEA operations and leads the UK office. Atwell most recently served as a scaleup partner for the Sunderland, U.K.-based consulting firm RTC North, which helps clients innovate through technology and digitalisation of operations — a key tenet of his role at Viewpoint.

Attwell previously served in a variety of leadership roles for 25+ years with Sage’s United Kingdom division. Among them: managing director of Sage’s SMB (small- to medium-business) sector for Sage UK and Ireland; general manager — mid market for Sage’s UK&I channel business and enterprise corporate business; head of marketing for Sage’s UK&I mid-market demand generation, marketing communications and PR teams; migration channel manager responsible for Sage’s migration strategy from small business to mid-market products; and head of product development for Sage’s UK&I product portfolio across accounts, payroll and CRM categories. As a result, he brings deep understanding of business operations, construction and digital change management to Viewpoint’s clientele.