PipeSearch started after a conversation between founders Todd Tidmore and Briggs Thompson at a picnic table in Austin, TX. Todd owns and operates a steel pipe distribution business. After spending excessive time trying to source tubular products from dozens of distributors, he was convinced there was a better way to do business.
Briggs has a software background and started poking around industry websites and online solutions to see if a better way already existed. It didn't. Since then, PipeSearch has transformed into a centralized solution allowing buyers to source and price inventory, while enabling sellers to find targeted leads that will help their business grow.
We are just getting started.
Briggs has a passion for technology and a proven track record of building solutions. Prior to starting PipeSearch, Briggs helped build AGEX.io, an online marketplace and hardware solution for country cattle. Before AGEX, Briggs worked in Engineering at RetailMeNot and designed and built a number of mission critical solutions, helping drive the company to an IPO in 2013. He started his career as an engineer at S&P CapitalIQ, a financial software analytics company after Graduating from RPI with a degree in Computer Science.
Briggs lives in Austin, TX with his girlfriend and two dogs.
Andy loves competition and has a proven track record of sales success. He serves as the Vice President of Sales, where he is in charge of leading PipeSearch’s global sales efforts, account management and membership development. Andy also currently works at DrillingInfo - providing software, data, & analytics to the energy industry to enable better, faster decisions.
Andy is a Houston, TX native and currently resides there with his wife.
Victor is a Brown University graduate who previously held engineering roles at Hubspot, RetailMeNot, and Self Lender. As Head of Engineering at Self Lender, he built a loan platform that went from servicing 0 loans to 15,000 loans in a year and a half. He believes that building the right team is important to building the best product and spends as much time talking to people as he does coding.
Victor is a native Texan who grew up in Houston and now lives in Austin. Outside the office, he volunteers with Breakthrough Austin and enjoys complaining about his hometown Houston Texans.