About Truss

When we started Truss, we set out to make leasing space as easy as booking a vacation online.

Truss is a leading online marketplace to help small and medium sized business owners find, tour and lease space.  Our tech-enabled platform and our people help you find the right space for the best price in record time.  

We help small businesses find office, coworking, industrial and retail space with more than 300 million square feet available and counting. Our technology enables business owners to find the right space confidently by comparing spaces in our marketplace. Truss also offers dedicated brokers who act as the point person throughout the seamless process.  

Plus, we are the only platform to offer price transparency for small business owners, which means we’re the only site to compare pricing on traditional office space and coworking space. 

The result? You have the best information and a straightforward way to efficiently lease space you can call home.

Leadership Team

Andy Bokor Co-founder

Andy Bokor manages product development and the user experience, as well as operations at Truss.  Andy brings a passion for streamlining complex processes and systems into straightforward solutions.

Andy is a serial entrepreneur. Prior to starting Truss, Andy co-founded various ventures including Netrex, Exault and most recently Trustwave, which was acquired by Singtel for $810 M.  Andy received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science at University of Kansas and Master of Science in Computer Science at DePaul University. 

Bobby Goodman Co-founder

Bobby Goodman manages strategic brokerage initiatives and business development at Truss and is the commercial real estate subject matter expert. Bobby combines his extensive background in real estate with Truss’ marketplace vision, helping shape a new era in leasing commercial space. Bobby is a recognized industry visionary, never satisfied with the status quo. Bobby’s mission is to simplify and streamline the entire leasing process to make it easy for Truss customers.  

Prior to starting Truss, Bobby held positions for international real estate firms JLL, Colliers and Mark Goodman & Associates, completing transactions for some of the largest companies in the world.  Goodman has been named Most Influential Real Estate Brokers by Crain’s Chicago Business. He holds a Bachelor of Arts & Science in Psychology from the University of Colorado. 

 

Marshall Hudes Co-founder

Marshall Hudes leads Truss’ growth strategy and expansion through marketing, PR and business development. He brings a wide range of management experience and passion for ecommerce to expand Truss’ reach globally.

Prior to starting Truss, Marshall managed the growth, change and strategic direction of various companies including as CEO of MerchantAdvantage. He was a founder of various startups including Sullivan Wayne Partners, Netrex and Exault, which was acquired by VeriSign. Marshall holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management and Marketing from Cornell University. 

Tom Smith Co-founder

Tom Smith manages business development, finance and data analytics at Truss. With a maniacal focus on the customer, Tom builds strategic partnerships to expand Truss’ offerings and explosive growth. 

Prior to starting Truss, he gained more than 20 years entrepreneurship focused on financial growth in technology, co-founding various firms including Netrex, Sullivan Wayne Partners and Exault, which was acquired by VeriSign. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan. 

Asim Aleem Vice President of Finance

Asim is the Vice President of Finance at Truss and is responsible for all aspects of financial management of the company. Prior to joining Truss, Asim held a range of financial and private equity roles, starting his career at Ernst & Young then Avondale Strategic Partners, and most recently leading a software company that he acquired through Valent Capital Partners, a private equity investment vehicle that he formed with institutional and individual investor capital.

Asim holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Accounting from the University of Illinois and a MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He is also a CPA.

Vanessa Anderson Vice President of Operations

As Vice President of Operations, Vanessa oversees Inventory Management and Customer Support, including the creation, maintenance, and automation of Truss’s listing inventory.  Prior to joining Truss, Vanessa was on the investment team at GEM Realty Capital and Landmark Partners.  Most recently, she was the Director of Corporate Development at Uptake, a venture-backed industrial IoT company, where she oversaw M&A and Strategic Partnerships.  Vanessa has a Bachelor of Science from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management. 

Lynette Grinter Vice President of Marketing

Lynette leads marketing at Truss and has scaled the business to reach thousands of customers through digital acquisition, brand strategy and lifecycle marketing. Prior to Truss, Lynette lead ecommerce growth at Ticketmaster Resale, Guaranteed Rate and several venture-backed startups. 

She received a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing at Michigan State University and a Master of Science in Integrated Marketing Communications at Northwestern University.

Brian Harper Vice President of Data Sciences

Brian Harper is Truss’ chief data scientist.  He uses Truss’ unique tenant data to generate insights that guide strategy and deliver actionable analytics to landlords.

Prior to joining Truss, Brian worked at IRI and Nielsen/Marketing Analytics, consulting with numerous Fortune 500 companies in sectors such as consumer package goods, quick-serve restaurants, and automobiles. He is excited to use the lessons of those data-rich environments to bring transformative analytics to commercial real estate.  Brian holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Northwestern University.

Ronan Remandaban Vice President, Global Channel Lead

Ronan Remandaban manages the global channel program at Truss and focuses on delivering Truss’ marketplace to the broader commercial real estate brokerage community. Ronan brings over 20 years of commercial real estate and technology experience to Truss.

Prior to joining Truss, Ronan co-founded Liquideed, an online commercial real estate investment sale platform and previously worked as a commercial real estate broker at Lee & Associates and CBRE.  Ronan serves on the Advisory Board of the Chicago chapter of the Urban Land Institute and is a member of the Technology and Real Estate Product Council.  Ronan received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Kenyon College in Ohio.

Jes Sherborne Chief Technology Officer

Jes leads technology at Truss. A mathematician by training, Jes has created software his whole life and loves to apply new technology to challenging problems. He is best known as the creator of the Javelin software suite for ZS Associates, which is used by nearly every major pharmaceutical company in the world. Jes received his Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from Northwestern University.

David Young Vice President, Global Channel Business Development

David Young co-manages Truss’s global channel program known as Truss CRE, a broker-centric digital tool optimizing how the commercial real estate brokerage industry transacts and communicates.  David brings over 12 years of commercial real estate experience to Truss.  Prior to joining Truss, David was a commercial real estate broker at CBRE in NYC in addition to working in real estate development at both L&L Holding Company and Jamestown LP.   Throughout his career, David has successfully repositioned over 20 million SF of real estate projects in addition to also advising commercial tenants across a variety of business sectors throughout the country.  At CBRE, David Young was awarded Rookie of the Year in 2011 for Downtown Manhattan and in 2009 was awarded the NAIOP Developing Leaders Award, given to only 15 professionals across the country under the age of 35 for their extraordinary talent and contributions to the commercial real estate industry.  David graduated with a B.A. from the University of Central Florida.

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