Jay and Karen

Las Vegas, NV, May 2019 – UNIFI Labs is pleased to announce the promotion of Jay Merlan to Strategic Solutions Lead and the new hire of Karen Pierce as BIM Specialist. 

In Jay’s new role, he will be responsible for engaging with customers to understand their unique needs and advise on how UNIFI’s solutions and services can best enable their success. He’ll also be focused on driving the growth of the UNIFI community in support of growing engagement with customers, providing subject matter expertise across UNIFI’s internal and external stakeholders, and leading the charge on forming UNIFI’s internal BIM standards. 

In his former position as BIM Specialist, Jay was instrumental in supporting UNIFI’s customer success, marketing, and sales efforts by lending his outstanding BIM expertise acquired in over 15 years of experience in the AEC sector. As UNIFI experienced rapid growth in the past year, Jay acted as a consultant to enterprise customers and assisted them with managing their content, forming their internal BIM standards and processes, and implementing best practices around using UNIFI’s cloud-based content management and analytics platform.  

Dwayne Miller, CEO and Co-Founder at UNIFI Labs shared that, “We are really excited to have Jay as UNIFI’s Strategic Solutions Lead.  At UNIFI, our goal is to journey with our customers to help them create value today and be strategically positioned for future success.  Jay’s experience paired with his deep industry context brings a seasoned perspective for both BIM technologies and our user base.  His passion for technology, the industry and our customers is a great asset to UNIFI and to those we serve.” 

As part of the transition, Karen Pierce has replaced Jay as UNIFI’s BIM Specialist. Karen will oversee technical demos of the UNIFI suite of products and lead the evaluation and trial workflow for UNIFI customers.  

Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Karen joins UNIFI from eVolveMEP, a software solution that provides collaborative project management for MEP’s from start to finish. Karen has a decade of experience serving in various roles that qualifies her for her new position including MEP Designer, BIM Manager, and BIM Content Manager.  

Karen said, “Based on my broad AEC experience, UNIFI is exactly the type of tool to address data management needs for both Revit and AutoCAD. With my designer and BIM Management background, I uniquely understand both our client’s current struggles and the future opportunities for UNIFI development.”  

UNIFI’s SVP Roberto Jusino echoes Karen’s excitement, “We are ecstatic to bring Karen onboard with UNIFI. We know her skillset and experience will be helpful to our customer base.  Her experience in bringing UNIFI on board with a previous company gives her the unique experience in helping future customers come on board with UNIFI.”  

Karen studied both Architecture and Engineering and earned her Associates of Science degree in Engineering from Kennesaw State University.  

About UNIFI Labs 

UNIFI Labs is the global leader in cloud-based BIM content creation and data management. Our essential data platform delivers a Better BIM experience by helping users navigate the DARK BIM. Hundreds of brands trust UNIFI for their BIM content/data management needs including Disney, Interior Architects, Katerra, Stantec, HOK, Legrand, and Pella.