Our Story

With a trades pedigree, deep technological expertise and seasoned leadership, the Trade Hounds founding team set out to bring to life what is now the fastest growing commercial trades platform in the world.

Our Story

With a trades pedigree, deep technological expertise and seasoned leadership, the Trade Hounds founding team set out to bring to life what is now the fastest growing commercial trades platform in the world.
David Broomhead
Co-Founder and CEO

Trade Hounds came to mind for David Broomhead (Co-Founder and CEO) as an MBA candidate at Babson College. His family was full of trades workers, parents worked in general contracting. His familiarity with the space shined a light on the gap between the technology-enabled tools powering today’s service jobs that just aren’t available for skilled trades. Intent on proving the need for something new he set to work.

Jon Clark
Co-Founder and CTO

Jon Clark was also born into a trades focused family. He got into technology as a teenager, with the intent to help his father (who worked in printing). This lead to him developing the software used to display the format we know as PDF. He launched a career of leveraging technology to solve real-world problems. When David approached Jon about Trade Hounds, he saw an immediate opportunity to empower an entire industry that's long been underserved by technology.

Peter Maglathlin
Co-Founder and CFO

Peter Maglathlin co-founded Catalant Technologies, a global marketplace for on-demand business services, while studying for his business degree. Catalant quickly grew into an sizable business with hundreds of employees and industry-leading customers. Having worked through the challenge of building a two-sided marketplace, when he discovered Trade Hounds, Peter drove the team to focus on one thing: “this has to be about the workers first.”

Franco Iudiciani
Co-Founder and Director of Growth

Frank is a consumer growth & retention entrepreneur, marketer and community builder. He cofounded Fam (acquired by DraftKings), the world’s first group video chat app for iMessage, and crafted the growth strategy that brought it to 7 million users. Frank also cofounded SmackHigh, a nationwide high school student content platform, and created the regional growth strategy that brought it to 1.2 million subscribers.

David Broomhead
Co-Founder and CEO

Trade Hounds came to mind for David Broomhead (Co-Founder and CEO) as an MBA candidate at Babson College. His family was full of trades workers, parents worked in general contracting. His familiarity with the space shined a light on the gap between the technology-enabled tools powering today’s service jobs that just aren’t available for skilled trades. Intent on proving the need for something new he set to work.

Jon Clark
Co-Founder and CTO

Jon Clark was also born into a trades focused family. He got into technology as a teenager, with the intent to help his father (who worked in printing). This lead to him developing the software used to display the format we know as PDF. He launched a career of leveraging technology to solve real-world problems. When David approached Jon about Trade Hounds, he saw an immediate opportunity to empower an entire industry that's long been underserved by technology.

Peter Maglathlin
Co-Founder and CFO

Peter Maglathlin co-founded Catalant Technologies, a global marketplace for on-demand business services, while studying for his business degree. Catalant quickly grew into an sizable business with hundreds of employees and industry-leading customers. Having worked through the challenge of building a two-sided marketplace, when he discovered Trade Hounds, Peter drove the team to focus on one thing: “this has to be about the workers first.”

Franco Iudiciani
Co-Founder and Director of Growth

Frank is a consumer growth & retention entrepreneur, marketer and community builder. He cofounded Fam (acquired by DraftKings), the world’s first group video chat app for iMessage, and crafted the growth strategy that brought it to 7 million users. Frank also cofounded SmackHigh, a nationwide high school student content platform, and created the regional growth strategy that brought it to 1.2 million subscribers.

What the App Does

What the App Does