Kerger Truesdell

Kerger Truesdell

Columbus, OH, US



I am a licensed architect (Illinois), and am currently a Product Manager for Sefaira in New York. Sefaira is a part of the SketchUp team within Trimble's Buildings Division. We help architects and engineers meet their building performance goals. 

My experience includes architectural practice, marketing, and product management. Throughout it all, I continue to work with people to build things that make us better. 

As my wife and I plan a relocation from Brooklyn to her native Ohio, I am looking for opportunities to apply my skills in strategy, design, planning, and execution to build things that make us better.

I invite you to see examples of my work at



Sefaira, New York, NY, US, Product Manager

I joined Sefaira to support content marketing efforts to drive demand for Sefaira and the Performance-Based Design approach it supports. I rose to Product Manager, where I am responsible for identifying customer need, developing and implementing technical solutions, and communicating the resulting product and features to the market.

• Led the effort to overhaul Sefaira Daylighting Visualization to ensure defensibility and consistency with industry standards.
• Launched Sefaira Design Guidance in partnership with Architecture 2030 at Greenbuild 2016.
• Contributed to the creation of our Strategic Plan following our acquisition by Trimble Buildings’ SketchUp group.
• Developed, published and presented marketing content to drive awareness and adoption of Performance-Based Design powered by Sefaira software.

Jun 2014 - current

FME Architecture + Design, San Francisco, CA, US, Project Designer and Job Captain

I rose from Jr. Designer to Project Designer and Job Captain at this mid-size architecture and interior design firm.

• Introduced and nurtured a client relationship with the largest private secondary school in San Francisco. Directed the creation and delivery of conceptual designs for three distinct areas of campus improvement.
• Directed the construction administration process for the seismic retrofit component of The Battery, a $40M adaptive reuse project in San Francisco’s historic Barbary Coast district.
• Led implementation and adoption of project production standards related to Autodesk’s Revit software.

May 2009 - Jun 2012

Hart Howerton, San Francisco, CA, US, Jr. Designer

Collaborated with architects, planners and landscape architects at this international design firm.

• Worked in project teams ranging from two to 15 people. Responsibilities included preparing for and participating in client meetings, producing design and construction documents, and coordinating consultants and contractors.
• Produced conceptual and schematic designs for international and domestic high-end resorts.
• Managed the Heavy Hitters Softball Team, ensuring no game was forfeited for lack of attendance.

Jun 2007 - Dec 2009


University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, US, Mendoza College of Business - MBA

During this two year graduate studies program, I built a strong foundation in business fundamentals to support impactful leadership in development and design.

In addition to the coursework required of my consulting and entrepreneurship concentrations, I took electives focused on product design and design thinking as an operational strategy.

I also applied what I was learning to a summer internship and organizations within the college:
• Led the initial commercialization efforts of a software start-up poised to facilitate sustainable building design.
• Worked with a small team to deliver a development plan for the city of Lake Elsinore in Riverside County, California.
• Senior Leadership Group, Corporate Ambassadors Program. This student-led group creates and nurtures recruiting relationships for the mutual benefit of employers and Notre Dame MBA students.
• MBA Admissions Committee, Student Chairperson in charge of Social Media.

Aug 2012 - May 2014

University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, US, BArch, Architecture

I demonstrated leadership and a commitment to the application of theory in this 5 year professional degree program:

• Initiated and lead a three person team in the McGraw-Hill Katrina Design Competition. Proposed a modular housing solution for the post-Katrina rebuilding effort in New Orleans.
• Selected for an extra-curricular design studio focused on developing a vertical urban sequence within a high-rise.
• Worked with AMOR Ministries in the spring of 2006 to build modest homes for impoverished families in Mexico.
• Served as a Teaching Assistant for Structural Design and Architectural Graphics courses.

Aug 2002 - May 2007

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