Our Story

Founded in 2017, Building Clarity is an expert in optimizing the built environment.  By leveraging our world-class analytics platform, powered by SAS, and our 56 year history as a premier built environment solutions provider, we help our clients protect their facilities, reduce costs, and improve operations. From working with the North Carolina Department of Transportation to transform their roadway lighting system to high efficiency modern technology, to working with Horry County to design and build energy positive schools, Building Clarity continues to deliver killer outcomes to our clients. By focusing on tenant comfort, operational savings, and conservation, we connect our client’s performance directly to their business results.

Leadership Team

Ryan Brevda, VP and COO, and Scott Brevda, president, of Ryan Scott Displays.

Jim is a visionary leader in the commercial building services industry. He is the Founder and Chief Ecosystem Officer of Building...

Jim Brady

Founder & Chief Ecosystem Officer

Jim is a visionary leader in the commercial building services industry. He is the Founder and Chief Ecosystem Officer of Building Clarity and President of the Brady Family of Companies. He is passionate about transforming the building services industry and creating “Customers for Life” by providing innovative solutions. Building Clarity is Brady’s new digital business arm, which is a result of his forward-looking growth strategy. His partnership strategy with SAS®, DUDE Solutions and XOEye distinguishes Brady as an innovator and emerging leader in the building services industry. With the introduction of Intelligent Services and Automated Analytics to provide the highest care for commercial buildings, Brady improves resource productivity and generates bottom line results for its customers.

Jim took up his current position in 2016. Prior to this, Jim spent 23 years at Brady, where he worked in sales and then became the President of Brady Family Companies. Jim also has three years of experience in all areas of the fund’s management.
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After more than 7 years in design engineering and sales with Brady, Raynor is now Vice President and Chief Operating Officer...

Raynor Smith

Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

After more than 7 years in design engineering and sales with Brady, Raynor is now Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Building Clarity. One key to Raynor's success is his constant focus on our customers and their need for ROI. His expertise as a design engineer and contractor make it easy for Raynor to identify energy conservation measures, utility rebates, tax incentives and finance vehicles that satisfy building owners' specific economic criteria. Outcomes typically include increased net asset value, positive cash flow improvement, and increased quality of the indoor environment. As COO, Raynor brings a new level of financial and operational benefits to our company and our customers. He holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from North Carolina State University, and has more than 2 decades of electrical design, mechanical engineering, energy savings performance, and operations management experience.
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Brian joined the Building Clarity in 2018 as the Chief Financial Officer...

Brian Simpson

Chief Financial Officer

Brian joined the Building Clarity in 2018 as the Chief Financial Officer. He holds both bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Duke University and brings with him over 30 years of executive leadership in financial services. Before joining Building Clarity, Brian has held key leadership roles with companies such as Wachovia Corporation and CommunityOne Bank. He is a Greensboro native with strong ties to Duke University and the Charlotte banking communities.
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Jaclyn joined Building Clarity in 2017 and was named...

Jaclyn Szapacs

Vice President, Marketing

Jaclyn joined Building Clarity in 2017 and was named Vice President, Marketing in 2018. She brings over 10 years of experience in building and supporting brands to the table as she leads the corporate Marketing strategy for Brady Services. Prior to joining Building Clarity, Jaclyn served in a similar capacity for another family owned enterprise in NC. Her work has been recognized by CEB and Specialty Retail Magazine.
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An IT professional for more than 18 years, Matt brings a wealth of experience in engineering...

Matt Bowen

Vice President, Information Technology

An IT professional for more than 18 years, Matt brings a wealth of experience in engineering, consulting and leadership to Brady/Building Clarity. With a BS in Computer Information Systems and an MBA from St. Leo University, Matt has a firm grasp of both technology and business. This allows him to assist customers in making informed decisions about their current and future technology needs in the smart building space. He is solutions-oriented, easily articulating the positive impacts of Building Clarity technology to each company's bottom line – whether growth comes from evolving technology in the most efficient manner, or reducing overall expenses by taking advantage of new technology opportunities. With his knowledge of different technology platforms and the benefits of Building Clarity's software model, Matt is well equipped to lead our technology team, and lead customers toward the most profitable technology solutions.
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As Chief Executive Officer of Capitalism 2.0 and Chief People Officer of Building Clarity, Mark pursues his passion for changing...

Mark Fernandes

Advisor, Leadership and People

From elementary schools to Fortune 50 companies, and elite military special operations units, Mark has had the unique opportunity to speak and work with hundreds of thousands of people worldwide about Values-Based Leadership, humanizing businesses, and the resulting positive impact to the bottom line.
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Harman is the co-founder and Chief Growth Officer at Building Clarity. He holds an MBA from London Business School and....

Harmandeep Singh

Advisor, Global Markets

Harman is the advisor of Global Markets at Building Clarity. He holds an MBA from London Business School and came to Brady Family of Companies in 2014 through an exchange program at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. Harman brings with him global knowledge and experience in business development, innovation management and technology implementation in the building services industry. In the past, he held various roles with Pacific Controls, Trane and Ingersoll Rand, based out of Dubai. He believes in the 3-I approach - Integrate, Innovate and Illuminate - which can take a business to the next level of growth and profitability. He likes to work with smart, progressive organizations to help navigate complex business issues and facilitate change. He leads the Digital Transformation at Brady family of companies and is also on the Board of Advisors for North Carolina Technology Association (NCTA).
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Dave is responsible for growing the Building Clarity brand and developing and executing marketing strategies for each...

Dave Sutton

Advisor, Marketing and Branding

Dave is responsible for growing the Building Clarity brand and developing and executing marketing strategies for each solution. He is the former CEO and President of Inforte Corporation, a publicly–traded sales and marketing technology company. He is also the former CEO of the Zyman Group where he established himself as a pioneer in Transformational Marketing working along-side one of the world’s pre-eminent marketing practitioners, Sergio Zyman, the former Chief Marketing Officer of The Coca-Cola Company.