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About Us

Our Story

In the Beginning

Surge1 was started by a Lowe’s installer, a business analyst and a software developer who turned a trailer parked by a local lake in Nashville, Tennessee into a makeshift office. They wanted to help big box installers streamline and automate all of their processes. Plus they wanted to do it with software that was nice to look at and easy to use.

This Is Us Now

Since that day by the lake, Surge1 has grown and changed. Surge1 launched in February 2017 and now more than ever we are committed to helping big box installers manage and improve all of their processes, from purchase order to payment automation, using one beautifully simple application. If you are a retail installation service provider looking for help with purchase order processing, scheduling and invoicing, we would like to hear from you.


Our Team

Jacob Myatt

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Jacob Myatt is the founder and chief executive officer (CEO) of Surge1.

Before founding Surge1, Jacob Myatt was an active Lowe’s installation partner responsible for door and window installations across Tennessee. Jacob started his company as an owner/installer, with a handful of stores, doing doors and windows in the Middle Tennessee area. As demand for services grew, Jacob took on more and more installers and trained them in various trades to serve Lowe’s customers.

Jacob holds a Bachelor of Science from Middle Tennessee State University.

John Soer

Chief Technology Officer

John Soer is the chief technology officer (CTO) of Surge1.

John began his career at the London Health Sciences Centre in London, Ontario. John led development of the Ontario Joint Replacement Registry which managed information on more than 60,000 patients from nearly 200 orthopedic surgeons in 56 hospitals across Ontario. In early 2007, John began a relationship with Lawson Health Research Institute working as a consultant to establish a proper development life cycle, development processes and coding standards for medical research applications. Shortly after, John began to work as an independent contractor providing quality, cost-efficient solutions to the healthcare community and financial industry.

John holds a Bachelor of Mathematics, Honours Computer Science and Information Systems from the University of Waterloo, Ontario.

Darryl Wood

Chief Operations Officer

Darryl Wood is the chief operations officer (COO) of Surge1.

Darryl is a former bank vice president with twelve years of management accounting experience between SunTrust and Wachovia banks. In 2000, Darryl moved into management consulting and specialized in cost modeling and rolling forecasting for mid to large corporations including the US Department of Transportation, Nissan Automotive, GM Financial, and many others. In 2010, Darryl joined with Virtual Profit Solutions, a company specializing in web-based cost and profitability systems, and was responsible for product design and development. It was on this engagement that Darryl first met and worked with John Soer.

Darryl holds a Bachelor of Science with a Double Major in Accounting & Computer Information Systems.