About TestFit

Embracing a data-driven approach to smart urban planning, TestFit makes feasibility studies more efficient.

TestFit mixes user knowledge via co-creation with the power of proprietary algorithms into the first multifamily prototyping solution that produces results in seconds.

Proudly built in Dallas, TX.

TestFit’s Team

Clifton Harness

CEO & Co-founder

Clifton Harness loves to build – buildings & now companies. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a B. Arch. Soon after joining a real estate development company, Clifton started working with college roommate Ryan Griege after-hours to innovate deal processes. This work grew into TestFit.

Clifton lives in Dallas with his bride Annalise, baby Savannah and dapper golden doodle, Brinkley.

Ryan Griege

CTO & Co-founder

Ryan has been writing code and making games since he was given his first TI-84 graphing calculator in junior high.

In early 2016, he was pulled kicking and screaming out of his comfy game development career into the tumultuous world of startups, architecture, and real estate.  When not staring blankly at a whiteboard filled with mysterious shapes and strange mathematical symbols, Ryan likes to rant against modern web-based software and read books in their physical form.

Kyle Bernhardt

Chief Revenue Officer

Kyle has spent his career at the intersection of software and AEC, exploring how technology can enable better outcomes.  Working on one of the largest BIM platforms in the world, helping to migrate its collaboration to the cloud, and driving the business strategy in the building design segment, Kyle brings a wealth of experience to TestFit and our clients.

Kyle hails from Boston and enjoys the wonderful chaos of his family life with his wife and 3 kids.  He likes to recharge his batteries via hot yoga, singletrack trails on his bike, or on the frozen slopes on his skis. 

Alexine Gordon-Stewart

VP of Operations

While educated as a horse dentist in Britain, Alexine has been helping to scale AECO startups for over a decade. With a passion for startups and early-phase category definition, she thrives on making the whole TestFit machine run smoothly with our motivated team & unique culture. She lives in Montreal with her husband, 2 kiddos, 2 cats, 2 fish & 1 horse. 

Ryan Gathmann

VP of Product

Ryan Gathmann’s career started as a registered architect working on commercial, hospitality, sports, multifamily, mixed-use & more before moving to technology full time. Over the past 5 years he has applied his strategic leadership to launch a startup, develop apps, and consult for executives of publicly traded companies. Ryan understands the unique challenges TestFit customers face and identifies creative solutions to solve them.

He lives in Dallas with wife and twin girls and enjoys pushing the limits through endurance running and cycling.

Laura Paciano

VP of Marketing

Laura is an adventurer at heart. It’s why a picture in a magazine lured her to move to Santa Barbara, what inspired her to travel to over 40 countries, and why she was drawn into a career riding the rollercoaster world of startups. She’s spent her career marketing for hyper-growth, category-defining tech companies, this past decade specifically in the AEC space.

Laura and her husband have made Santa Barbara home. You can find them enjoying daily sunsets at the beach or grabbing their snowboards to chase a storm.

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Caroline Bauer

Caroline runs the HR department and is a woman you definitely want to have in your corner. From a 4-man band to a seed-round backed venture, she’s organized trade shows, helped countless clients, and makes sure we all get paid. Caroline lives in Fort Worth with her husband Austin & daughter Rosalie and enjoys needle pointing in her spare time. 

Ben Tremblay

Ben is awesome and Canadian.  After graduating from University of the Fraser Valley with a BSc in Mathematics & Computer Science, Ben decided to move from theoretical math to applying it practically in software. A quick study and a core part of the development team, whose biceps are as good as his code. 

João Silva

João has the honor of being the next programmer Ryan trusted to work on the software. João enjoys blowing our minds with the “little something” he has built from his hillside fortress in Portugal.

Matthew Kendall

Matthew Kendall a B. Arch & Masters from Texas Tech University. Matthew was 5+ years into his architecture career when he came across TestFit. Now Matthew channels that energy & passion into training TestFit clients. He has a cool cat & dog in Dallas and loves cooking steaks.

Nat MacDonald, PE

Nat MacDonald is a professional engineer on a mission to impact more buildings and help more people by jumping over from engineering practice to the dark world of disruptive startups. When not scoping out awesome integration partners and new building typologies / markets, Nat enjoys making memes from his cabin the the woods, USA. 

Stephen Archer

While Stephen is new to the world of architecture and real estate development personally, he’s grown up amongst it! Stephen recently joined our sales team to introduce TestFit to more folks. He is also a big fan of zombie movies. 

Luke Minnich, PE

Luke trained as a Civil Engineer, with a BSc from Penn State, followed by an MSc From Virginia Tech. After a few years as a practicing engineer in Seattle, he switched over to the software side with Katerra & SDS/2. Luke first met the team at a hackathon and is happy to “join the scrappy organization that’s leaving its mark on the face of generative design.”. Luke, and his dulcet tones that belong on a podcast, live in Seattle, where he enjoys cleaning up code & not his house. 

Stanislaw Wolf

Mark Wong

Joann Lui, AIA

Joann is a Licensed Architect turned Marketer in the AEC tech industry. She deeply understands the struggles AEC professionals go through every day with 10 years of experience in architecture and marketing. She also founded the Women Architects Collective—empowering women to build careers they love in architecture. She’s on a mission to push the industry forward through technology, community and personal branding.
Based in NJ, Joann likes to spend time with her adopted senior dogs, visit local farms and enjoy a cup of good Matcha.

Corry McClellan, AICP

Corry is passionate about using technology to bridge the gaps between designers, developers, and cities. He earned a BA from Texas A&M University and an MS in Urban Planning from the University of Texas at Arlington. Corry previously worked in urban planning consulting before joining a couple real estate and proptech startups. Hailing from Austin, Texas, Corry spends his free time traveling, exploring the local food scene, and spoiling his rescue dog.

Miguel Del Rio

Miguel started working as an administrator for a major industrial contractor building conveyors for fulfillment centers. He later worked as a GC for a residential construction company he founded with a friend. He has seen firsthand the impact preventive planning can have on the arduous process of constructing buildings. Miguel’s goal is to establish relationships with clients by understanding their needs and accommodating them accordingly.
Miguel lives in Dallas, and when he’s not spreading the good word of TestFit to his clients, he’s building high-performance vehicles or refining his skills as an artist.
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TestFit’s Investors

Jesse Coors-Blankenship - Parkway Venture Capital

Jesse Coors-Blankenship

Parkway Venture Capital

Following on from being  researcher & professor at Columbia University, Jesse turned to entrepreneurship in 2013 when he founded Frustum Inc., a patented core AI technology. Just 5 years later, Jesse successfully negotiated the sale of the company. Now a managing partner at Parkway Venture Capital, Jesse has also been recognized as Columbia University Entrepreneur of the Year.

Gregg Hill

Parkway Venture Capital

Co-founder of H&S Capital, a technology-focused investment company; CEO of Hill Gray Seven LLC, a commercial real estate development firm; Partner of DaVita Inc., a FORTUNE 500® healthcare provider; and Director at Frustum Inc., acquired by PTC, Inc. Gregg has leveraged his strengths in understanding other people’s abilities and identifying opportunities in order to thrive as a successful entrepreneur, developer, operator and CEO for the past twenty years.

Greg Hill

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