THE URBANISE STORY
We're building smart technology for an increasingly Urban world
Why We Want to Urbanise the World
At Urbanise, we believe the built environment has been poorly serviced by technology. Strata managers, FM managers and utility operators have not seen their industries innovate like others. Manual workarounds, reams of paper & uninformed customers have become the norm.
Urbanise is helping to change this.
We believe software can bring enormous change to the industries we serve. We’re excited about the positive impact our software can have on the lives of people using it. This is what drives us as we Urbanise the world.
The Executive Team
Saurabh Jain: Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director
Saurabh Jain is the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director and is responsible for Urbanise’s – Facilities, Assets, and Analytics business. Saurabh oversees all aspects from strategy to sales, product development and customer service.
With 20 years of experience in technology related roles, including the last 10 years in property management & services sectors, Saurabh brings to Urbanise a large depth of knowledge and connections. After more than 5 years in Sydney and New York as a solutions director for Converga, Saurabh joined Cushman and Wakefield (Cushman) in 2013. Cushman is the world’s second largest property management organisation, with 45,000 employees in 52 countries. At Cushman, Saurabh held the role of Chief Information Officer, Australia and New Zealand, and later took on the role of Global Technology Director, Customer Portals and Analytics. More recently Saurabh has been heading up the Solutions Centre at Ventia, Australia’s largest services company.
Saurabh holds a B.E. Software Engineering from UNSW, a MBA Executive from AGSM, and a MBT from AGSM.
Simon Lee: Chief Financial Officer
Simon joined Urbanise in 2019 from ASX listed public company BSA Limited where, since 2014, he had held senior finance roles including General Manager Finance.
Prior to this he worked in a number of finance, commercial and business development roles at Lendlease and UGL. He commenced his career in audit and M&A.
Simon has broad experience across corporate functions, operations, shared services, business development, client service and contract management.
Simon is a qualified Chartered Accountant (ICAEW) and holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from the University of Exeter.
Grant Crawford: Chief Product Officer
Grant Crawford is the Chief Product Officer at Urbanise and is responsible for the creation and development of Urbanise products. Grant is an experienced IT professional with 20 years of experience across construction, infrastructure, and FM services industries.
Grant brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in embedding architectural and delivery methodologies to provide governance of the product road map and ensure alignment to business goals.
Most recently Grant held the Lead Architect role at Ventia while working on defining the overall solution architecture for Ventia’s digital work management platform. After almost 3 years with Ventia, Grant joined Utilligent, a technology management consulting firm focused on the utilities industry, as the Practice Manager and Principal Consultant; managing day-to-day consulting operations and leading a number of engagements.
Grant holds an Advanced Diploma in Business Programming.
Independent Non-Executive Director