Vancouver’s BuildDirect brings on Tal Ball as CTO

BuildDirect, the Vancouver-based company that is rumoured by OMERS Ventures’ John Ruffalo to be going public, has hired Tal Ball as its first CFO. Ball’s role will be to lead the company in creating and leveraging highly innovative technology “to accelerate BuildDirect on its path to creating a smarter, simpler and more empowered home improvement industry.”

“I love building great companies and highly innovative technology,” adds Tal Ball. “And I’m struck by the opportunity at BuildDirect to focus on what I love most, combined with working alongside great people focused on a technology-based solution and an experience the world has yet to see.”

BuildDirect is an online retailer for home improvement products such as flooring and decking. The company currently employs over 175 employees, recorded eight-­figure revenues, posted 70 percent growth in 2012 and saw over 100 percent growth in 2013. In January, BuildDirect announced closing a $30 million series B round from Mohr Davidow Ventures and supported BDC Venture Capital, among others.


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