What’s in a Name?
We get asked all of the time how we came up with Workglue, and of course, there is a simple answer. We’re the glue that holds it all together. That, and Workglue just sort of stuck.
John is obsessed with systems, workflow, and customer service. He is Workglue’s visionary leader, and CEO of his 3rd generation family painting company. John originally saw Workglue as a simple solution to run his staff of 30+ painters. It was such a game-changer, he wanted to help other business owners reap the benefits of more time out of the office. Hence, Workglue was born. Today, John continues to be Workglue’s biggest advocate for simplicity, key features, and developing new partners. John lives just outside of San Francisco, CA with his wife and two sons.
Robert is a serial entrepreneur, having launched and sold several technology companies over the last 30 years. He specializes in building web-based management systems; from Customer Relationship Management (CRM) to project management to scheduling and tracking to invoicing- Robert is Workglue’s tech guru. He spends most of his days trying to come up with better ways for people to manage their mobile business efficiently. Robert lives in Millcreek, UT.
Industry Advisory Board
Gina Koert is President of SPI (formerly Shamrock Painting Inc.) headquartered in Denver, CO with two decades of experience working within the intricacies of people and project management; she oversees the daily flow of the pre-construction team, office functions and developing new business strategies that generate leads and acquire new clients.
Gina is the 2019-20 Board Chair of PCA (Painting Contractors Association) after being a board director for many years. She also participates in the PDCA Commercial Forum and PWP (Professional Women in Painting). For the last year, Gina has served as Chair for the PCA Education committee where she has laid the ground work and partnership with the TEACH initiative creating trade-best practice and training videos set to flow into to a federally recognized apprenticeship for painters coming out in 2019-20. Her goal is to increase awareness of the painting industry and hopes to help close the labor shortage gap that remains within the industry.
When she isn’t working on the painting business, you’ll find Gina coming up with a new idea for Workglue, improving the overall process for running a painting business. Gina offers great insight on future development and plays a key-role in connecting Workglue to partners across the country. Gina loves traveling with her kids and husband, hiking or skiing, and exploring the great outdoors. A strong believer in the power of positive thinking in the workplace, Gina regularly develops internal work/life balance campaigns to assist employees with figuring out the true fundamentals of “working hard and playing hard.”
Dave Scaturro is a 2nd generation contractor and the Vice President of Alpine Painting & Sandblasting Contractors. Alpine Painting is one of the largest commercial and industrial painting contractors on the east coast. Dave runs the Commercial Painting Division and is passionate about making buildings beautiful and finding coating solutions to solve problems and help people.
After graduating from Rutgers University in 2004 with a B.S. in Labor Relations and Business Management, Dave began working full-time at Alpine. Ever since, he has been able to help the company grow in different ways. He is passionate about learning the newest technology for our industry, providing the best customer service possible and training Alpine’s craftsmen, sales associates and project managers to follow our vision to be the best service provider by serving our clients with systematic efficiency.
Dave has been active in the painting community by serving as a National Board of Director for the PCA – Painting Contractors Association and holds a Certification as a NACE Level 1 Coating Inspector. Dave also brings a unique perspective to Workglue, offering generations of wisdom and knowledge to improve the product on multiple fronts. In his free time, Dave enjoys backcountry skiing, CrossFit, and spending quality time with his family.
Annie Newton was Co-Founder and COO of 4 Seasons Color, Inc., a painting and restoration company based in Walla Walla, Washington. 4 Seasons Color has painted a number of local landmarks, including the Dayton Historic Depot, the Old Walla Walla Depot and the Ritz Mansion, along with many other historic homes and churches. Annie was the company’s controller, and understands the core functions of the painting business. Annie is also an active member of the PDCA (Painting and Decorating Contractors of America) national trade association. Annie provides insight on Workglue’s features and helps foster relationships within the construction industry.
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