A letter from John Williams

CEO & Cofounder

At Autocase, we are true believers in the contribution of economics, and specifically Triple Bottom Line Cost Benefit Analysis (TBL-CBA), to the optimal design of buildings and infrastructure. Our product, Autocase®, automates TBL-CBA to help architects, engineers, and owners easily and cost-effectively develop the business case to justify their projects.

We founded the company in 2012, but we've been at this for a long time before that. By formalizing a methodology to more accurately value all dimensions of financial, social and environmental impact through TBL-CBA, we have helped owners of over $100 billion worth of projects justify a higher standard of building and infrastructure design and move beyond simple "feels right" motivations alone.

With Autocase, we have taken one step further. Autocase democratizes TBL-CBA by converting a complex analysis into an affordable and easy to use cloud-based software. Now anyone can harness the power of economics!

John Williams - CEO and Cofounder

Our team

John has 40 years of experience as an advisor to infrastructure development programs, 16 years as a principal owner of an international architecture and engineering company, and over a dozen years as an adjunct faculty member at Columbia University. He developed a series of awarding winning business practices and is a Member of CERES Presidents Council, is Chairman of the Board for the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure, is a Subject Matter Expert for Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB), served as Co-Chair of the West Coast Infrastructure Exchange Business Standards Committee, is a Member of the Partnership for New York City, and serves as a Trustee for the New York Foundation for the Arts.

Stéphane brings a background as an internationally recognized professional in the field of triple-bottom line economic analysis. Over his 20-year career, he has established himself as a thought leader in this space, co-developing the Sustainable Return on Investment (SROI) framework and leading that practice at an international architecture and engineering company. Along with his co-founders he has help propel Autocase into being the undisputed leader in the economic analysis software space.

As part of the Business Development team, Mr. Spitz oversees AutoCase’s direct sales efforts in the U.S. and Canada. Mr. Spitz brings more than 25 years of experience developing impactful, cost-effective solutions for real estate owners and project teams that drive energy, sustainability, and building efficiency. Prior to joining Autocase, Mr. Spitz held leadership positions at Hines, PeakTrader.com, Vanguard Realty, Consortium Energy, Johnson Controls, AtSite, Inc., and Honeywell.

Katelyn works closely with Impact Infrastructure’s clients to implement, customize and improve Autocase. She holds both a BA in Applied Economics, as well as a MA in Economics from Queen’s University. Katelyn has experience consulting with clients in a wide-array of industries, including the infrastructure sector. She also has extensive experience with econometric modelling and forecasting. Her rural-Ontario roots have made her both aware of and passionate about conservation and helping the environment.

Jeff is the front-end developer for Autocase. He recently earned his B.ASc in Electrical Engineering from the University of Toronto with focuses in Software Engineering, Wearable Computing, and Communication & Signal Processing. He has experience building robust and scalable front-end applications for an array of enterprise and early-stage start-up companies. Jeff also has extensive experience in Agile software development.

Paul is the back-end developer for Autocase. He is building Autocase with the goal of making it one of the most secure and robust data systems in the industry. Paul is a recent graduate from the University of Toronto with an HBSc in Computer Science, having focuses in Artificial Intelligence and Internet Technologies. He has a passion for startups and new tech, and has garnered experience both in and out of the classroom through a variety of projects and contracts.

Alyson Hallander is a civil engineer with a deep passion for sustainability in our built environment. She has extensive start-up experience with SaaS tools that support high performance building design. At Autocase, she provides end to end support for Autocase clients to ensure that value is achieved from the product and to generate awareness and grow usage within existing accounts.

Maxine is an economist charged with research and modelling used in both Autocase and customized projects. Her experience includes empirical research, econometric modelling, and economic evaluation. She has a passion for green and sustainable infrastructure. She holds a MA in Business Economics from Wilfrid Laurier University and a BA in Economics with a Minor in Geography from Laurentian University.

Aalisha is an economist with Impact Infrastructure and is responsible for research and modeling for Autocase software and support projects. She holds an MA in Economics from Queen’s University and a BMgmt in Finance and Economics from The University of British Columbia. Her prior consulting projects include analyzing emerging markets for product launches, and research towards the cost-effectiveness and financing of health interventions in developing countries. She is interested in applied econometrics, sustainable innovation, and green infrastructure.

Stacy is a Chartered Professional Accountant who graduated from University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Commerce degree, specialized in Finance. She has extensive experience in accounting, financial planning, taxation, and is responsible for Impact Infrastructure’s financial and accounting related duties. She is dedicated to present accurate and complete financial information to stakeholders.

With over 30 years of experience as an economist, John led the Canadian economics business for an international architecture and engineering company where, with John Williams and Stéphane Larocque, he pioneered the development of the Sustainable Return on Investment (SROI) framework. John has worked across every infrastructure area as well as in risk management software and financial services sectors. John is an ISI Envision Sustainability Professional.

Eric has significant experience in the infrastructure advisory, management consulting, and capital markets sectors. He has two undergraduate degrees, a Master’s in Economics, and a MBA, and has worked with a wide assortment of clients, ranging from global corporations, investment banks, utilities, and academic institutions, as well as federal, state/provincial, and municipal governments.

Dan has over 20 years of experience as an economic consultant and researcher, with deep expertise in conducting triple bottom line analysis of transportation and other infrastructure projects. Prior to joining Impact Infrastructure/Autocase, Dan led his own economic consulting practice, was the Director of Economic Policy Research at the UMass Donahue Institute, served as a principal economist for transportation and engineering firms, and started his career at an economic modeling software firm. Dan is focused on consulting engagements and client support, and is a long-time member of the Transportation Research Board (TRB).

Brian supports the research and development of Autocase. Prior to Impact Infrastructure, Brian led the Sustainable Infrastructure program at Autodesk, the global leader in design software. He has experience developing new tools for sustainable design, including Autodesk’s Green Stormwater Infrastructure tool. Brian holds a MSc in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Stanford University and a BSc in Civil Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.

Dillon is a software developer at Impact Infrastructure. He studied Economics and Computer Science at Queen’s University, and works on bridging the gap between the two. Dillon has worked on many software projects which has helped him gain experience with both Front and Backend development. His passion to write clean and optimized code helps make Autocase’s complex calculations fast and efficient. He’s always keeping up with the latest technologies to see how they can help our products.

Eduardo is the full-stack developer for Autocase. He is a recent graduate from the Centennial College with a diploma in Software Engineering. Eager for learning, he also has certificates in web development from Lighthouse Labs bootcamp and computer programming from MITx. He has a passion for coding, and is always seeking for the best approach to solve problems.

Having dedicated the last seven years of his academic and professional career to building a business case for environmental sustainability, Simon Fowell brings both passion and experience to the role of Economist with Impact Infrastructure. As a researcher at the UK’s leading environmental economic practice, and a consultant at Kungra, he has developed skills in: environmental economics; economics of climate change; ecosystem service valuation; cost-benefit analysis; ArcGIS for Desktop and Online; and Stata. Simon has worked with diverse clients on projects including: estimating sea level rise damage to real estate for an entire city; conducting a CBA for a reforestation project in Indonesia; creating a GIS model to identify solar-profitable houses; and developing a tool to illustrate the financial payoff from green buildings. Ultimately, Simon believes that understanding, valuing and embracing what nature has to offer for the built environment can re-define what economic efficiency really means.

Erin is an economist with Impact Infrastructure that provides economic research and modelling to customized projects and Autocase. Her experience includes estimating cost benefit and socioeconomic analyses of federal regulations related to climate change, resource extraction, marine protected areas, and species at risk as well as economic–hydrologic modelling of agricultural practices and groundwater quality. Erin’s passion for the outdoors manifests in her contributions to valuing the triple bottom line. Erin holds a MSc in Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics from the University of Guelph and a BA in Honours Economics specialized in Public Policy and Environment from the University of Waterloo.

Vladimir is an economic researcher at Autocase who supports in research and modelling used in both the software and customized projects. His experience includes econometric modelling, financial modelling and economic evaluation. He finds his passion for climate change and resilient sustainable infrastructure as his drive for his role. He holds a MA in Business Economics from Wilfrid Laurier University and a double major BA in Economics and Financial Management also from Wilfrid Laurier University.

Cansu is the marketing and sales operations manager for Autocase. She has a BComm from Queen’s University with specializations in Marketing and International Business. She has recent work and volunteer experiences in digital marketing and social media marketing for various product/brand campaigns. Aside from marketing, Cansu is passionate about different art forms and expresses her creativity in various jewelry courses.

Our team

John has 40 years of experience as an advisor to infrastructure development programs, 16 years as a principal owner of an international architecture and engineering company, and over a dozen years as an adjunct faculty member at Columbia University. He developed a series of awarding winning business practices and is a Member of CERES Presidents Council, is Chairman of the Board for the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure, is a Subject Matter Expert for Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB), served as Co-Chair of the West Coast Infrastructure Exchange Business Standards Committee, is a Member of the Partnership for New York City, and serves as a Trustee for the New York Foundation for the Arts.

With over 30 years of experience as an economist, John led the Canadian economics business for an international architecture and engineering company where, with John Williams and Stéphane Larocque, he pioneered the development of the Sustainable Return on Investment (SROI) framework. John has worked across every infrastructure area as well as in risk management software and financial services sectors. John is an ISI Envision Sustainability Professional.

Stéphane brings a background as an internationally recognized professional in the field of triple-bottom line economic analysis. Over his 20-year career, he has established himself as a thought leader in this space, co-developing the Sustainable Return on Investment (SROI) framework and leading that practice at an international architecture and engineering company. Along with his co-founders he has help propel Autocase into being the undisputed leader in the economic analysis software space.

Eric has significant experience in the infrastructure advisory, management consulting, and capital markets sectors. He has two undergraduate degrees, a Master’s in Economics, and a MBA, and has worked with a wide assortment of clients, ranging from global corporations, investment banks, utilities, and academic institutions, as well as federal, state/provincial, and municipal governments.

As part of the Business Development team, Mr. Spitz oversees AutoCase’s direct sales efforts in the U.S. and Canada. Mr. Spitz brings more than 25 years of experience developing impactful, cost-effective solutions for real estate owners and project teams that drive energy, sustainability, and building efficiency. Prior to joining Autocase, Mr. Spitz held leadership positions at Hines, PeakTrader.com, Vanguard Realty, Consortium Energy, Johnson Controls, AtSite, Inc., and Honeywell.

Dan has over 20 years of experience as an economic consultant and researcher, with deep expertise in conducting triple bottom line analysis of transportation and other infrastructure projects. Prior to joining Impact Infrastructure/Autocase, Dan led his own economic consulting practice, was the Director of Economic Policy Research at the UMass Donahue Institute, served as a principal economist for transportation and engineering firms, and started his career at an economic modeling software firm. Dan is focused on consulting engagements and client support, and is a long-time member of the Transportation Research Board (TRB).

Katelyn works closely with Impact Infrastructure’s clients to implement, customize and improve Autocase. She holds both a BA in Applied Economics, as well as a MA in Economics from Queen’s University. Katelyn has experience consulting with clients in a wide-array of industries, including the infrastructure sector. She also has extensive experience with econometric modelling and forecasting. Her rural-Ontario roots have made her both aware of and passionate about conservation and helping the environment.

Brian supports the research and development of Autocase. Prior to Impact Infrastructure, Brian led the Sustainable Infrastructure program at Autodesk, the global leader in design software. He has experience developing new tools for sustainable design, including Autodesk’s Green Stormwater Infrastructure tool. Brian holds a MSc in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Stanford University and a BSc in Civil Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.

Jeff is the front-end developer for Autocase. He recently earned his B.ASc in Electrical Engineering from the University of Toronto with focuses in Software Engineering, Wearable Computing, and Communication & Signal Processing. He has experience building robust and scalable front-end applications for an array of enterprise and early-stage start-up companies. Jeff also has extensive experience in Agile software development.

Paul is the back-end developer for Autocase. He is building Autocase with the goal of making it one of the most secure and robust data systems in the industry. Paul is a recent graduate from the University of Toronto with an HBSc in Computer Science, having focuses in Artificial Intelligence and Internet Technologies. He has a passion for startups and new tech, and has garnered experience both in and out of the classroom through a variety of projects and contracts.

Dillon is a software developer at Impact Infrastructure. He studied Economics and Computer Science at Queen’s University, and works on bridging the gap between the two. Dillon has worked on many software projects which has helped him gain experience with both Front and Backend development. His passion to write clean and optimized code helps make Autocase’s complex calculations fast and efficient. He’s always keeping up with the latest technologies to see how they can help our products.

Eduardo is the full-stack developer for Autocase. He is a recent graduate from the Centennial College with a diploma in Software Engineering. Eager for learning, he also has certificates in web development from Lighthouse Labs bootcamp and computer programming from MITx. He has a passion for coding, and is always seeking for the best approach to solve problems.

Alyson Hallander is a civil engineer with a deep passion for sustainability in our built environment. She has extensive start-up experience with SaaS tools that support high performance building design. At Autocase, she provides end to end support for Autocase clients to ensure that value is achieved from the product and to generate awareness and grow usage within existing accounts.

Having dedicated the last seven years of his academic and professional career to building a business case for environmental sustainability, Simon Fowell brings both passion and experience to the role of Economist with Impact Infrastructure. As a researcher at the UK’s leading environmental economic practice, and a consultant at Kungra, he has developed skills in: environmental economics; economics of climate change; ecosystem service valuation; cost-benefit analysis; ArcGIS for Desktop and Online; and Stata. Simon has worked with diverse clients on projects including: estimating sea level rise damage to real estate for an entire city; conducting a CBA for a reforestation project in Indonesia; creating a GIS model to identify solar-profitable houses; and developing a tool to illustrate the financial payoff from green buildings. Ultimately, Simon believes that understanding, valuing and embracing what nature has to offer for the built environment can re-define what economic efficiency really means.

Maxine is an economist charged with research and modelling used in both Autocase and customized projects. Her experience includes empirical research, econometric modelling, and economic evaluation. She has a passion for green and sustainable infrastructure. She holds a MA in Business Economics from Wilfrid Laurier University and a BA in Economics with a Minor in Geography from Laurentian University.

Aalisha is an economist with Impact Infrastructure and is responsible for research and modeling for Autocase software and support projects. She holds an MA in Economics from Queen’s University and a BMgmt in Finance and Economics from The University of British Columbia. Her prior consulting projects include analyzing emerging markets for product launches, and research towards the cost-effectiveness and financing of health interventions in developing countries. She is interested in applied econometrics, sustainable innovation, and green infrastructure.

Erin is an economist with Impact Infrastructure that provides economic research and modelling to customized projects and Autocase. Her experience includes estimating cost benefit and socioeconomic analyses of federal regulations related to climate change, resource extraction, marine protected areas, and species at risk as well as economic–hydrologic modelling of agricultural practices and groundwater quality. Erin’s passion for the outdoors manifests in her contributions to valuing the triple bottom line. Erin holds a MSc in Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics from the University of Guelph and a BA in Honours Economics specialized in Public Policy and Environment from the University of Waterloo.

Vladimir is an economic researcher at Autocase who supports in research and modelling used in both the software and customized projects. His experience includes econometric modelling, financial modelling and economic evaluation. He finds his passion for climate change and resilient sustainable infrastructure as his drive for his role. He holds a MA in Business Economics from Wilfrid Laurier University and a double major BA in Economics and Financial Management also from Wilfrid Laurier University.

Stacy is a Chartered Professional Accountant who graduated from University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Commerce degree, specialized in Finance. She has extensive experience in accounting, financial planning, taxation, and is responsible for Impact Infrastructure’s financial and accounting related duties. She is dedicated to present accurate and complete financial information to stakeholders.

Cansu is the marketing and sales operations manager for Autocase. She has a BComm from Queen’s University with specializations in Marketing and International Business. She has recent work and volunteer experiences in digital marketing and social media marketing for various product/brand campaigns. Aside from marketing, Cansu is passionate about different art forms and expresses her creativity in various jewelry courses.