Building Intelligence Leadership

Executive Team

Jeffrey Friedman


Jeffrey has been working to better the building industry since 1993 when his work began as a building service industry attorney and eventually transited to a CIO in 1999. As the CEO of Building Intelligence, Jeffrey provides strategic leadership and vision for the company.

He is the author of two patents and is a Risk Alliance, ASIS, and Association of Contingency Planners (ACP) Member. Jeffrey is well versed in security and technology solutions, and he is both an innovator and leader in the security and facility management industry.

Bill Edwards

Bill Edwards, CPP, PSP, PCI, CPD, CIMP

President of Federal and Public Safety

Bill has over 35 years of combined military and private sector public service focused primarily on security and safety.  A retired U.S. Army Colonel, Bill had a distinguished career serving combat tours in Iraq, leading Army intelligence analytical programs to include biometrics, forensics, and machine language learning and culminating as a geographical Director of Intelligence for U.S. Special Operations Command that focused on Homeland Defense. Within that career, he commanded FOBs (Forward Operating Bases) in high-threat combat environments leveraging technology to support the overall mission of security while continuing to execute the mission.

Anthony LaPolla

Vice President of Finance

Anthony LaPolla is an accomplished and solutions-oriented Senior Executive and Consultant with more than 35 years of success across the private equity, security services, consumer electronics, retail, , transportation and distribution industries.

Leveraging extensive experience identifying growth opportunities and increasing profitability, he is a valuable asset for startups to mid-cap companies going through a turnaround or looking to expand their market share. His broad areas of expertise include financial analysis, business process improvement, strategic planning, fraud prevention, financial due diligence, client acquisition and M&A,.

Tsungtao 'Stanley' Wu

VP of Engineering

Stanley’s career started as a Software Engineer at IBM, and since then he spent the last 16 years gaining extensive experience working with software and technology. Now as the VP of Engineering at Building Intelligence, he is at the helm of new features and projects, and he is responsible for guiding Building Intelligence’s developers.

Stanley is an accomplished senior technology professional with a strong background of leadership in product development and product management of windows, mobile, and virtual reality applications. 

James Barbour

Director of Business Development

James has been working within the security industry for nearly a decade. As the Director of Partnerships at Building Intelligence he develops the partner program and strategic partner relationships.

Besides leading Building Intelligence’s team of partner managers, he also oversees marketing initiatives and efforts.

Roger Galindo

Roger Galindo

Director of Operations

For the last 14 years, Roger has had experience with managing operations of a large-scale real estate portfolio and guiding project teams to high levels. He has been a consultant to Fortune 500 clients in real estate, hospitality, and finance, and now brings this valuable experience to Building Intelligence.

Roger studied at Cornell University and then went on to get his master’s degree in economic and political industrial policy from The University of Cambridge.

Samantha Embleton


Samantha joined Building Intelligence in 2022 as Controller, and she runs and oversees all activities of the accounting department.

For the last decade, she has experience with supervising the accounting employees, ensuring adherence to GAAP standards, analyzing the company’s finance, making recommendations and forecasting, providing critical data to CEO for developing budgets, recommending ways to decrease costs and improve profits, and preparing financial statements and cash flow statements.

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