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Bluebeam Appoints New Chief Sales Officer and Vice President of Global Marketing to Support Company’s Growth Strategy

Mary Santoro elevated from within Bluebeam to lead sales and Ron Close joins from Graphisoft to lead marketing

Pasadena, Calif. (Feb. 5, 2024) – Bluebeam, a leading developer of solutions and services for architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) professionals worldwide is welcoming two new talents into its leadership team to support the company’s growing customer base and strategic markets.

  • Mary Santoro has been promoted to Chief Sales Officer from her previous role as Vice President of Global Sales.
  • Ron Close has joined Bluebeam as Vice President of Global Marketing from Graphisoft, a leading Building Information Modeling (BIM) software solution and a part of the Nemetschek Group.

Mary Santoro has led Bluebeam’s sales organization since June of 2021. During that time, she managed the global direct and indirect sales organizations in the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific creating a collaborative and high-performing team. In her new role, Santoro will lead the execution of the overarching go-to-market strategy as Bluebeam heads into a new growth phase. She brings more than 30 years of sales success and sales leadership at companies such as analytics software company SAS and commercial real estate software company Altus Group.

Ron Close joins Bluebeam as the Vice President of Global Marketing, offering a wealth of experience and expertise in both the field of marketing and in the AEC industry. Close’s professional trajectory spans globally, having worked in marketing roles in countries extending from Japan to Hungary to the United States. With a rich blend of academic insight and practical industry experience, he has held pivotal marketing leadership positions at Graphisoft, Shapr3D, Dassault Systèmes, Autodesk, and Siemens.

“Mary and Ron play important roles in our ability to serve our customers and partners better,” said Usman Shuja, Chief Executive Officer at Bluebeam. “We want to enable our customers to succeed by delivering value and an exceptional experience. Both Mary and Ron exhibit a keen understanding of global market dynamics, leadership and operational principles to help us further grow the Bluebeam brand and reach new markets as well as continue to delight our users.”

Last month, Bluebeam announced its intentions around AI and innovation with plans to roll out new AI functionality in April of this year. To learn more about Bluebeam’s history of innovation and its latest AI developments, visit

About Bluebeam, Inc.

Bluebeam pushes the boundaries of innovation, developing smart, simple project efficiency and collaboration solutions for design and construction professionals worldwide. Since 2002, Bluebeam has made desktop, mobile and cloud-based solutions for paperless workflows that improve project communication and streamline processes across the entire project lifecycle. Trusted by over 3 million individuals in more than 160 countries, Bluebeam’s solutions advance the way professionals work, manage and collaborate on projects digitally. Founded in Pasadena, CA, Bluebeam has grown to include seven additional offices globally. Bluebeam is part of the Nemetschek Group.

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