Eric Fortenberry

Founder and CEO

About me

Eric Fortenberry is a passionate entrepreneur who founded JobTread, a construction estimating and project management software company, in 2019 after serving as CEO for a General Contracting company where he built the first version of JobTread to help streamline and remedy their broken processes. After successfully implementing the platform, the company grew from $5 to $8 million in sales and increased their gross profit by 43%.

JobTread has grown to help thousands of construction companies sell and manage billions of dollars in construction jobs. The company has been rated as the #1 Construction Management Software and the #1 Construction Estimating Software by Software Advice and GetApp. Other awards include #2 Software Product by ProRemodeler, High Performer by G2, and Capterra’s Shortlist.

Prior to JobTread, Eric founded OrgSync, a SaaS student engagement platform, in 2007 after quitting his investment banking job where he focused on high growth middle market, web-based technology companies. In 2015, after selling OrgSync to approximately 650 universities and serving nearly 20 million users across 13 countries, the Company was acquired by Leeds Equity.

Eric has been named to Inc. Magazine’s 30 Under 30 List of the World’s Coolest Young Entrepreneurs under the age of 30 and received awards at the White House and United Nations after being named to the Empact 100 List showcasing the Best Companies Started and Run by Young Entrepreneurs. OrgSync was also recognized multiple times as a Best Place to Work and a fastest growing company for its company culture, rapid growth, and innovative solutions.

Eric is an Eagle Scout and holds a BBA in Finance and Accounting from the University of Texas at Austin and a Masters in Software Engineering from the University of Texas at Dallas.


  • Master’s Software Engineering, The University of Texas at Dallas
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, The University of Texas at Austin - Red McCombs School of Business


Entrepreneurship, helping others build scalable businesses, traveling the world, playing poker, golfing, scuba diving, and spending time with family

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Estimating is much quicker with JobTread. I can now deliver estimates to customers more quickly. It cuts the time I spend building estimates in half.
- Mark Redman, Lightpoint Designs

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