Mr. Darren Bechtel is the Founder and serves as Managing Director at Brick & Mortar Ventures. He serves as a Board Member at Connect Homes. He serves as Board Observer at Levelset. He serves as Board Member at FieldWireLabs and EverCharge. He brings over 7 years of engineering, product and architectural design, and construction management professional experience to the Brick & Mortar team, as well as over 8 years of venture investing as the founder and managing director of South Park Ventures. He is a Stanford-trained engineer and MBA who remains closely connected to the young Stanford entrepreneurial community as the founder and developer of Soma CoLab, a San Francisco-based co-working and incubator space for Stanford alumni. He is involved in the boards of six startup companies and serves as a technology innovation advisor to the Bechtel Group, a global leader in engineering, construction and project management.