What we do

Tread is a digital platform that makes the business of moving construction materials easier, faster and more profitable.

Today, Tread helps its customers improve budgets, timelines, and visibility into cycle times, while analyzing data and delivering action-based reports on where to find operational efficiencies.

How we got here

2016
Tread launches as a marketplace for homebuilders to access material haulers.
March
Tread joins Creative Destruction Lab.
October
2017
Tread launches with first institutional clients and begins developing vendor network platform.
October
2018
Tread joins Techstars and raises first institutional capital.
January
Tread launches in US market.
December
2019
Tread closes Series A financing round.
November
2020
Tread partners with Command Alkon.
May
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Meet the team

Make sure to click on the pictures to learn more about each Tread team member!

team-0-Ahmed Nawaz (he/him)
Ahmed Nawaz (he/him)
Field Operations Manager

Ahmed has spent the past 5 years scaling companies in the startup world. As an early employee at UberEats, he helped restaurants modernize through platform-based sales. Today, he manages implementations/onboardings of Tread’s customers. When he is not in the office, you can find him spending time with his family, enjoying the outdoors, playing sports, and cruising on his motorcycle!

team-1-Alexandra Poole (she/her)
Alexandra Poole (she/her)
Research Engineer

Born and raised in Vancouver BC, Alex moved across the country to complete her Masters in Artificial Intelligence at the University of Toronto. She is passionate about harnessing the power of AI to help people make better informed decisions, ultimately saving them time and money. Outside of the office, you’ll find her enjoying the outdoors, sometimes with a cocktail in hand.

team-2-Alicia Francis (she/her)
Alicia Francis (she/her)
Senior Product Manager

Alicia is a designer turned product manager with a passion for great user-experience and solving tough problems in construction. When she’s not working on product, you can find her listening to Dolly Parton, working on home renos, or travelling to new locations in her campervan.

team-3-Anastasia Powell (she/her)
Anastasia Powell (she/her)
QA Lead

Whether she’s designing replicas for cosplay, trying out every new food recipe she finds, or hunting for a new addition to her geek collectibles, Anastasia’s passion for QA Management and Testing continues to evolve and grow while working at Tread Inc.

team-4-Anthony Swain (he/him)
Anthony Swain (he/him)
Account Executive

Anthony, fell into Sales quite easily post his professional sports career. He found the hard-work and team environment familiar. With 5+ years of experience across SMB, Mid-Market, and Enterprise he continues to serve the industry. Outside of work you will find Anthony giving back to his community by continuing to influence youth with a positive attitude.

team-5-Ben Morse (he/him)
Ben Morse (he/him)
Director of Sales

Ben has worked in construction, technology and real estate in Canada for 4+ years and across North America for 2+ years. During this time Ben has served in enterprise and SME sales, business development, and start-up leadership roles. Ben is passionate about family, community building and mentorship. Central to all Ben’s personal and professional pursuits is trust, quality execution, teamwork and fun!

team-6-Bir Partap Singh (he/him)
Bir Partap Singh (he/him)
Account Manager

Bir has a passion for entrepreneurship, having started successful businesses in hospitality, logistics and real estate. He’s lived in the US, UK and India, and enjoys meeting new people and exploring different cultures. He loves to explore new cities through their food scene and is an avid audiophile.

team-7-Chad Watkins (he/him)
Chad Watkins (he/him)
Account Executive

Chad comes from a family trucking background early in his career, having worked on, driven, dispatched, owned/operated and sold trucking contracts up and down the east coast. Having now spent the last decade in technology sales working as an enterprise executive, passionate about seeing his clients be successful using technology.  When not working can likely be found on a boat floating somewhere with family and friends.

team-8-Crystal Chan (she/her)
Crystal Chan (she/her)
Staff FS Software Engineer

Crystal is an Asian code monkey who thrives on exploration and curiosity. Being a monkey, she loves climbing and cooking all the things! You’ll often find her searching for new recipes to try or finding unique places to discover.

team-9-Curtis Lederle (he/him)
Curtis Lederle (he/him)
Head of Sales

Inspired largely by Legos, Curt trained and worked as a civil engineer before transitioning into business. After selling everything from wind turbines to SaaS API platforms, he’s now found his dream job with Tread combining construction and technology. When not on video calls evangelizing Tread, you can find him exploring trails and the lakes in Minnesota with his wife and two dogs!

team-10-Deniz Kuran (she/her)
Deniz Kuran (she/her)
Head of Marketing

Born and raised in Istanbul, Deniz loves the Mediterranean culture. She has 10+ years of experience in B2B and B2C marketing, with a passion for working at tech companies. Outside of work, you can find her exploring the food&drinks scene in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver.

team-11-Dominique Luna (he/him)
Dominique Luna (he/him)
Software Engineer

Dominique is a generalist software engineer with experience working on self-driving car technology, and contributes to the Julia programming language ecosystem. Additionally, he’s an advocate for lifelong learning and exploring one’s limits – whether it be learning a new topic or hiking up a snowy mountain in the dead of winter with nothing but shorts.

team-12-Erika Geremia (she/her)
Erika Geremia (she/her)
Director of Customer Success

Erika is a proud Treadinator, dog-mom, hiker, and cyclist based in Toronto. She spent the first half of her career in eCommerce, leading eBay’s partnership program and travelling across North America to teach business owners about the power of eCommerce. She now leads Tread’s customer success team, working with dispatchers, drivers, and operations managers to better manage their day-to-day operations with our platform.”

team-13-Gabriel Bussieres (he/him)
Gabriel Bussieres (he/him)
Software Engineer

Gab is a recent graduate from the University of Toronto. He’s a backend developer at Tread and has a passion for learning new things. When he’s not coding or gaming, he’s reading research on psychology and tech.

team-14-Jasmine Acebes (she/her)
Jasmine Acebes (she/her)
Product Designer

Jasmine is a recent YSDN Design graduate who loves focusing on product design and data-visualization. When not working, you can find her experimenting with new food and drink recipes, or trying (…and failing) to play the newest video games.

team-15-Jean-Philippe McCluskey (he/him)
Jean-Philippe McCluskey (he/him)
Software Engineer

JP is a software engineer who enjoys building and optimizing the world around him. In his spare time enjoys getting lost in the woods and making videos.

team-16-Josh Lamontagne (he/him)
Josh Lamontagne (he/him)
Staff FS Software Engineer

N/A

team-17-Justin White (he/him)
Justin White (he/him)
Product Designer

Justin is a product designer with an interest in customer research, design systems and good type. He graduated from YSDN and has two years experience designing for enterprise B2B products. He’s an avid reader, golfer and, ever since these lockdowns began, he’s been hiking more and more often.

team-18-Laura Liggett (she/her)
Laura Liggett (she/her)
Customer Success Representative

Laura is a Torontonian born and raised. With 12+ years experience working in hospitality, she is an expert helper of people and a true customer advocate. She can often be found eating food, talking about food, or looking up fun food related facts.  In a post-covid world she will once again be travelling to new places (in search of food).

team-19-Lauren Carroll (she/her)
Lauren Carroll (she/her)
Director of People Operations

Lauren is a Human Resources professional with experience working in a fast-paced and growth environment. She is passionate about people and believes that employees are a company’s greatest assets. When Lauren isn’t working she enjoys traveling, working out (always up for trying the latest fitness fad), and socializing with friends and family. As this is hard to do during the pandemic, more recently she spends most of her time improving her cooking skills and giving back to the community.

team-20-Lorena Grijalva (she/her)
Lorena Grijalva (she/her)
Customer Success Representative

Born and raised in Tijuana, Mexico – the most visited border city globally, with its sister city, San Diego, CA. Lorena moved to Toronto in 2017 after completing an MBA in Mexico, bringing her bi-cultural background and love for Elton John’s and The Beatles’ music, to study two certificates in Marketing Research and Analytics and Digital Marketing Strategy. Since she was 13 years old, working in a customer-facing role taught her how to build long-term customer relationships. She’s passionate about blending the Baby Boomers’ work ethic with modern customer care and finding insights to optimize branding experience.

team-21-Marco Alvarez (he/him)
Marco Alvarez (he/him)
Customer Success Manager

Marco has been helping people be successful in the e-commerce and software industry for over 20 years. He lives on Vancouver Island and when he’s not helping our amazing truckers and dispatchers, you will find him in the kitchen, hiking in the woods or photographing the milky way.

team-22-Maria Pospelova (she/her)
Maria Pospelova (she/her)
Growth Operations Manager

N/A

team-23-Matija Kamikovski (he/him)
Matija Kamikovski (he/him)
Head of Finance

When Matija isn’t preparing financial statements or hustling cash, he’s playing guitar, keeping fit, and reading. A native of former Yugoslavia, Matija grew up in Toronto but has also lived in Costa Rica and Uganda. He is passionate about helping medium-sized businesses scale, specifically by professionalizing their finance and operations.

team-24-Matthew Paterson (he/him)
Matthew Paterson (he/him)
Head of Product

Matt has spent the last 12 years as a product leader with two successful exits, Field ID acquired by FortuneBrands and Unata acquired by Instacart. While not working you can find Matt hanging out with his two kids, drinking too much coffee and pushing his skills with home renovations.

team-25-Michael Jacobson (he/him)
Michael Jacobson (he/him)
Account Executive

A former sports business student, Michael quickly transitioned into construction sales post university. Born into a construction family, he continues to serve the industry with over 5 years of experience in B2B sales and on site management. Outside of work, he spends his time in the wild, going on canoe trips and hiking the tallest mountains.

team-26-Natalie Ronson (she/her)
Natalie Ronson (she/her)
Software Engineer

A former biology student, Natalie has found new and exciting challenges in her work as a web developer. Outside of work, she likes to unwind playing guitar and going for walks in her neighbourhood. You can also catch her dog in the background of all her zoom calls.

team-27-Noah Dolgoy (he/him)
Noah Dolgoy (he/him)
CEO

Noah was first exposed to the challenges of managing heavy equipment and subcontractors when he started a residential construction business while attending university. While he worked in infrastructure private equity and corporate law, he subsequently advised an excavation company where he experienced the same challenges as in his first business, prompting him to turn to technology in 2016 and start Tread. Outside of work, you can find him running and camping in the woods.

team-28-Pratik Irudayaraj (he/him)
Pratik Irudayaraj (he/him)
Technical Product Manager

N/A

team-29-Stephen Samuels (he/him)
Stephen Samuels (he/him)
Account Executive
Stephen has worked in sales for 6+ years across SMB, mid market, and enterprise channels. Stephen is passionate about family, friends, and giving back to his community. After work, you can find Stephen walking his dog or networking at the bar.
team-30-Steve Chadwick (he/him)
Steve Chadwick (he/him)
Software Developer Co-Op

Steve is a second year computer science student at Carleton University and is excited to be joining the team at Tread for his first Co-Op. He loves hand tossing his pizza dough, pulling the perfect shot of espresso, reading a dense fantasy novel, and playing video games.

team-31-Thomas Poetting (he/him)
Thomas Poetting (he/him)
Software Test Specialist Co-Op

A current Computer Systems Engineer student based in Ottawa, Thomas is always seeking ways to expand his knowledge through real-life experience in the workplace. In his free time you’ll find him catching up on the weekly comic releases, running, and trying to complete his video game backlog.

team-32-Thusha Agampodi (she/her)
Thusha Agampodi (she/her)
Head of Engineering

Thusha has spent over a decade building and leading engineering teams at BlackBerry and Magnet Forensics. She is passionate about building communities, and creating equitable environments where everyone feels heard. Outside of work, you’d find her in her vegetable garden, making sourdough, catching frogs with her 2 kids, or on a kayak.

team-33-Zal Machado (he/him)
Zal Machado (he/him)
FS Software Engineer

Zal is a software engineer from Mississauga who has a wide range of development experience from his co-ops in university to his time here at Tread. He enjoys going on walks and bike rides and watching Toronto sports teams.

team-34-Zhan Liau (he/him)
Zhan Liau (he/him)
Staff Software Engineer

Zhan loves the outdoors. In the winter he can be found on the slopes with his snowboard, and in the summer either on the trails with his mountain bike or on a rock wall somewhere.Video games are an all-season thing for him though.

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Tread is growing and we’re looking for folks who are passionate about what they do, want to make an impact on a changing industry, and are looking to join an amazing team as we expand to new markets in North America.

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