Pasadena, Calif. (Feb. 5, 2024) — Bluebeam, a developer of solutions and services for architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) professionals worldwide, added 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.

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 has joined Bluebeam as vice president of global marketing from Graphisoft, a building information modeling (BIM) software solution and a part of the Nemetschek Group.

Close offers 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 U.S. 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.

Last month, Bluebeam announced its intentions around AI and innovation with plans to roll out new AI functionality in April of this year. Visit