// Project Management Software
// Project Management Software
Meet The Team
The original focus of Crows Nest was to meet the needs of the many departments in the firm that were not handled by traditional accounting and engineering software. Those included scheduling, document management, material purchasing and employee time-tracking. Since that time, the scope of what the software is able to do has broadened to include many additional facets related to running a project-based business.
Norm Fink of NPF Consultants, handles all sales and marketing for the software. His firm’s long experience in the industry has assisted us in reaching new clients, which has resulted in the further development of new key features.
Paul has been writing software since the late ’80s and involved in the commercial woodworking industry since 2000. After developing some proprietary software for other woodworking shops, he partnered with a company in the construction industry in 2008 to develop Crows Nest. Paul has spent most of his life in the Great Northwest and is currently based in Portland, OR.
GLOBAL SALES & MARKETING Director
GLOBAL SALES & MARKETING
Norm Fink is president and founder of our sales and consulting partner, NPF Consultants. Norm has extensive experience in working with project-based manufactures and specialty trades, having been a third-generation owner of an architectural woodworking firm.
In 1980, Norm was the co-founder of a software company that revolutionized estimating, production engineering, and shop drawing requirements resulting in significant time reductions and increased accuracy.
Mike has been involved in the cabinet & woodworking industry since 2010 and has been a full-time Crows Nest user since 2015. He has worked as an estimator, project manager and IT contact. Mike earned a bachelor’s degree in Information Systems from Southern Utah University.
Johnathan grew up in a family of tradesmen and craftsmen. He joined Crows Nest Software in 2022 as a software developer; developing the mobile app using the Xamarin framework with C#. He graduated from the University of Washington in 2018 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Quantitative Science. There, he received a Mary Gates Research Scholarship to study the relationship between brain processes in autism and social anxiety--using state-of-the art FMRI neuroimaging software, bash scripting and statistical programming languages to preprocess and analyze 4D brain images. Johnathan also has co-authored a paper in digital demography with the current director of the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, where he used bash and python scripts to preprocess large amounts of "digital trace" data from Twitter, Gowalla, and call-records in Senegal. Since then, Johnathan has been consulting working professionals at large companies, tutoring college students all over the United States, and teaching at NuCamp Coding Bootcamp.
DIRECTOR - Europe
Director - Europe
Gerry not only is the Managing Director of one of Crows Nest’s European customers, but also a full Director in our European Sister Company, Crows Nest Global Software, Ltd. Gerry has decades of experience operating a Bespoke Joinery Manufacturing Business in Ireland. Gerry also serves as a Board Member of the Irish Wood & Furniture Manufacturing Network (IWFMN).
After years of deploying Crows Nest at Allwood Architectural Joinery, Gerry felt compelled to invest in the creation of our European sister company, which perhaps is the greatest validation we could ever receive.
sales manager - europe
SENIOR SOFTWARE ENGINEER - europe
SENIOR SOFTWARE ENGINEER - Europe
Anthony has been working with various software applications since the early 1990’s as a technician and a geophysicist. His educational background: BSc.(hons) in Information Technology, Dublin City University ; MSc.(hons) in Data Analytics, University College Dublin and MRes in Geophysics, Leeds University, supports his position in the company as does his experience with data management and analysis. Anthony resides and supports customers in Ireland.