Jeff Tansey

Jeff Tansey Innovation Software Architect “Applying creativity through technology one keystroke at a time.” Jeff is an experienced software architect at Ferguson Ventures Innovation Lab based in Atlanta, Georgia. The future of technology is always changing and Jeff is constantly learning about 3D Printing, Drones, Cloud, AI, VR, AR and Blockchain. He believes there is…

James Field

James Field Service Design Lead “Design professionals are uniquely equipped to explore the origins of an opportunity, collaborate across functions to frame the potential value of better serving customers, then visualizing a preferred future that aligns stakeholders around the challenge of making concepts a reality.” James joined Ferguson Ventures in 2019 after working with some…

Shawn Crossley

Shawn Crossley Innovation Engineering Manager “Helping to bring ideas to life.” Shawn leads engineering in the Innovation Lab. He is focused on rapidly prototyping ideas and bringing innovations back to the business. Shawn works with emerging technologies such as machine learning and computer vision to solve challenges and create additional productivity. Prior to this role,…

Dave Nickens

Dave Nickens Director of Innovation “To compete and win, we need to disrupt ourselves before we’re disrupted. Customers are changing, and we need to change with them.” Dave leads the Ferguson Ventures Innovation Lab in downtown Atlanta, Georgia in the CODA building next to Georgia Tech. Collaborating with the best minds together from innovation and…

Blake Luse

Blake Luse Managing Director of Ferguson Ventures “Make heroes, don’t be the hero.” Blake is focused on finding heroic founders in the startup community and championing their efforts internally at Ferguson to solve industry and customer challenges. As the founding member of Ferguson Ventures, Blake has led in developing the strategy, investment thesis, and governance…