BuyMetrics founder knew: where commodities/standardized products could be readily identified in marketplace, and delivery/logistics managed, the BUYER could control the purchase interface and leverage the derived market knowledge.
In 1999/2000 Scott Moll built BuyMetrics as a service – at a time when <1% of software was offered as a service (e.g. Hotmail). We knew purchasing needed highly tailored, interactive technology – the kind of software existing backoffice IT departments would not support/maintain. Our first hurdle was to convince lumberyards and their vendors that they needed an Internet connection. In the early years, clients used to marvel at magic middle-of-night updates. Now they have come to expect continuous roll-outs, rock solid performance, take for granted the ability to work from anywhere (via private channel), on any device connected to the Internet. In 2022 we salute our pioneering early-adaptors. See clients
Valerie Hansen, Founder and Chairman
Ms. Hansen held key administrative positions within the University of Wisconsin System before assuming the leadership of her family's building materials business in 1978. As owner and CEO, Hansen led Big Buck Building Centers, Custom Component Company, and ProMillwork for 30 years until their sale in June 2008.
An innovator, Hansen transformed the Company from cash & carry retail into a tech-savvy, builder-focused, value-add manufacturer/distributor5. Throughout her long career she actively participated at national level in the NLBMDA (working with NAHB and American Lumber Standards Committee) and Lumbermens Merchandising Corp (LMC). From 2000-2019 Hansen earned 21 U.S. patents for inventions in the technical areas of finance and data processing (assigned to BuyMetrics).
Scott Moll, VP of Engineering
Mr. Moll has 30 years of experience in application design and development, and has led the company's development effort for the past 23 years. He combines proven technical expertise with a strong knowledge of commodity purchasing practices. Mr. Moll holds B.S. degrees in physics and computer science and a Masters degree in computer science from the University of Wisconsin.