Executive Management

Dan Park, Chief Executive Officer and Director

Dan brings nearly three decades of experience building and leading world-class teams at top-tier multi-billion-dollar retail and technology companies.

Dan’s career has spanned various sectors and executive management roles including McKinsey and Company, Target, and Payless Shoesource, and as a Captain in the U.S. Army. Most recently, Dan was General Manager and Commercial Vertical Leader of Amazon Business, a channel he built from scratch to several billions of dollars and one of their fastest growing businesses.

Dan holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from West Point United States Military Academy and a Master’s of Business Administration from Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration.

Ethan Rudin, Chief Financial Officer

Ethan is a financial executive with over 20 years of financial, strategic, and operational leadership over a diverse set of industries, including retail, distribution, CPG, music/media/tech, and financial services.

Prior to joining BuildDirect, Ethan was the Chief Financial Officer at Greenlane Holdings Inc. (GNLN), which he took public on the NASDAQ in 2019. Ethan’s early career began in public accounting at KPMG LLP and in investment banking at Banc of America Securities LLC, JP Morgan, and Citigroup Global Markets.

Ethan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Tufts University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Columbia Business School.

Natalie Ku, Chief Operations Officer

Natalie Ku is responsible for leading the Corporation’s sales, marketing, supply chain operations and category management teams. Natalie joined BuildDirect in 2003 and has previously held positions as BuildDirect’s Controller and Vice President, Finance.

Natalie holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Simon Fraser University and a CMA, CPA designation.

Geoff Fawkes, Vice President, Technology

Geoff Fawkes has over 25 years of leadership, management and strategic planning experience in business sectors including retail, security authentication, international banking, and customer relationship management, among others.

Prior to joining BuildDirect, Geoff was the Vice President, Software Development at DDS Wireless and held senior technology positions with Teradata and HSBC.

Geoff holds an Executive MBA degree from Simon Fraser University, Beedie Graduate School of Business, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of British Columbia.

David Montagliani, Vice President, Category Management

David Montagliani has over 30 years of experience working in the flooring and millwork industries.

David joined BuildDirect in 2012, and has held multiple leadership roles within Category Management, Sourcing, and Retail Channel Management.

Malcolm Sask, Vice President, Sales

Malcolm Sask brings over 15 years of senior management experience in the construction and building materials distribution industry and has experience building and managing sales teams that spanned the continent as well as implementing CRM, ERP and Business Management Systems.