Helping founders create the built world of tomorrow
Our team consists of
Builders, Tech Pioneers, Investors, and Strategic Thinkers.
We help founders navigate the intensity of building a company and dedicate every day to breaking through issues, bottlenecks and complexities to scale technology and drive critical change in the built world.
Wan Li Zhu
Co-Founder and Managing Director
Wan Li Zhu is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of Suffolk Technologies. He is an experienced venture capital investor, previously holding a Partner position at Fairhaven Capital in Boston. He founded and runs MIT Alumni Angels, MIT’s nationwide alumni-based startup investment network. Before startup investing, Wan Li was a product leader at Microsoft in Dynamics CRM. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT.
Jit Kee Chin
Co-Founder and Managing Director
Jit Kee co-founded Suffolk Technologies to create a robust platform for innovation and transformation in the industry. She is also Chief Data and Innovation Officer at Suffolk, leading the company’s journey to leverage big data and advanced analytics to improve construction outcomes. Before Suffolk, Jit Kee spent ten years with McKinsey and Company, advising Fortune 100 companies on strategic, commercial, and advanced analytics topics. She graduated from the California Institute of Technology with a bachelor’s degree in physics and English Literature and later received her Ph.D. in Physics from MIT.
Dustin is a Principal at Suffolk Technologies. As a formal entrepreneur in ConTech, Dustin brings valuable operational and domain expertise to the team. He is the founder of BuildingConnected, which raised more than $50 million in venture capital and was acquired by Autodesk for $275 million in January 2019. Dustin has served as the Vice President of Construction Strategy for Autodesk and as the CEO of Awair. Prior to joining Suffolk, Dustin was an active angel investor in the built world space and served as an adviser and board member for numerous venture-funded startups.
Vice President, Venture Capital
Diana focuses on early-stage software and hardware investments, with particular attention to digitization and datafication of the built environment. She leverages her experience in marketing, operations, data science, and investment to help develop the next generation of con-tech and prop-tech startups. Before joining Suffolk Technologies, Diana worked at Dell Technologies Capital, investing in B2B tech startups, including AI, Big Data, IoT, Cybersecurity, Infrastructure, Cloud native and storage systems, and DevOps. Diana holds an MS from Bentley University and a BA from McGill University.
Jonson works on early-stage investments, helping companies create better, faster, and more cost-effective solutions that reduce environmental strain. Before Suffolk Technologies, Jonson spent five years at a multi-billion dollar family office. He began the firm’s first dedicated Climate-Tech venture fund and concentrated on sustainable infrastructure investing. Jonson holds a BA in Physics and a minor in Molecular Engineering from the University of Chicago.
Vice President of Platform
Parker leverages his industry experience and connections to support entrepreneurs’ development and scaling efforts. He also manages BOOST, Suffolk Technologies’ 6-week accelerator program for early-stage companies. Parker previously held Operations and Executive management roles at Suffolk Construction, working to standardize operational excellence. He earned his BS in Earth and Oceanographic Science from Bowdoin College.
Zach works with project teams to identify startup founders and innovative solutions. He is the Program Manager for Boost, evaluating applications from over 100+ Contech and Proptech companies every cycle. Before joining Suffolk Tech, Zach supported construction operations and worked closely with Suffolk’s Innovation and Data Analytics teams. He holds a BS in Business Administration with a double major in Finance and Entrepreneurship from Boston College.
Emerging Technology Associate
Mack Rush is an Emerging Technology Associate, focused on identifying and executing pilot opportunities for early-stage solutions and products. Mack supports the growth and development of exciting new tech by leveraging his operational experience and Suffolk’s network of jobsites, operations experts and industry partners to provide startups with valuable data and feedback from the field. Prior to joining Suffolk Technologies, Mack held roles in project management on multiple Suffolk projects ranging from $185 million to $600 million, as well as in preconstruction and estimating multiple projects valued between $100 million and $1.5 billion. Mack is a graduate of Williams College, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in English.
Chief Financial Officer
Mike Lindblom is the VP of FP&A & Treasury at Suffolk, where he leads the company’s Financial Forecasting & Cash Management strategies. Mike is also responsible for the financial support for Suffolk’s investment verticals, including Suffolk Technologies. He supports the leadership of Suffolk Technologies and assists with the overall infrastructure and both short and long-term financial planning. Prior to Suffolk, he worked at Hanover Insurance with a focus on portfolio risk management & emerging business line analytics. Mike graduated from the UMASS Amherst with a bachelor’s degree in Finance, and later received his MBA from UMASS Amherst.
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