Chase Gilbert co-founded Built Technologies in 2014 after discovering the frustrations, challenges and pitfalls associated with construction lending.
Along with his founding partners, Gilbert saw opportunity to solve a critical problem for the trillion-dollar construction industry by simplifying the complex lending process through technology for lenders, borrowers and builders. As CEO, Gilbert led Built on a rapid rise with record growth. Since 2017, the fintech rm has more than tripled its customer base and managed over $24 billion in construction loan volume from the leading construction lenders across the nation. Under Gilbert’s leadership, Built was endorsed by the American Bankers Association. As a technology expert and entrepreneur, Gilbert is a frequent speaker at top industry events. He served as a panelist at the American Banking Association Real Estate Lending Conference and presented and won “Best in Show” at Digital Lending’s annual conference.
WHAT IS ONE THING YOU HAD TO OVERCOME TO SUCCEED IN THIS INDUSTRY?
“One of the biggest obstacles we had to overcome in order to succeed was the initial industry education regarding the unique position we sit in. Because we created an entirely new category of technology many lenders needed to understand where we fit into their existing technology landscape and process.”