Investment Decisions Driven by Data

Real Estate investing has always lagged stock market investing when it comes to data and analytics-driven decision making. Where stock market investors have had past performance trends and triggers impacting future performance, real estate investors have had to rely on driving by neighborhoods and tribal knowledge. HomeUnion® changes all of that. We use Big Data to analyze neighborhoods and properties across the country to bring the same level of rich risk-reward calibration that stock market investors have had access to.

We have built the industry’s first intelligent recommendation engine that takes your financial preferences and goals and serves up properties and portfolios that meet those goals. We have done this by analyzing over 100M properties and 200,000 neighborhoods to build proprietary models that support the investment process. Neighborhoods can be selected based upon risk, return and quantum of investment, while we have built the best expense and return models for individual properties and portfolios.

Our leadership team is comprised of a mix of corporate leaders and serial entrepreneurs who have built successful companies in real estate, finance, and technology. Our team has run large loan servicing companies with over $75B of residential real estate loans, has underwritten multi billion dollars worth of mortgage loans, and has run Savings Banks.

 

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Jayant Kadambi
Chief Executive Officer

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Jayant Kadambi is the chief executive officer of HomeUnion®. He brings over 20 years of experience building and leading technology companies. Prior to HomeUnion®, Jayant was Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors at YuMe, a provider of digital video brand advertising solutions.

Prior to co-founding YuMe in 2004, Jayant was Vice President R&D and Officer of Netopia, Inc., a publicly held manufacturer of DSL equipment and service provider for ISP’s and carriers. Jayant joined Netopia upon its acquisition in 1999 of StarNet Technologies, a VoDSL company he had co-founded.

Prior to co-founding StarNet, Jayant held various technical and marketing positions in AMD’s networks division, and AT&T Bell Labs, where he worked on high-speed LAN systems, hardware and DSL technologies.

Jayant received his B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering and Masters in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic.

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Don Ganguly
President

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Don Ganguly is the founder and president of HomeUnion®, an online real estate investing platform specializing in single-family rental (SFR) investment properties for the individual investor.

Don is an entrepreneur and expert in the acquisition and management of residential real estate. He was the founder and chief executive officer of what is now Oracle Financial Services BPO (originally Equinox), a subsidiary of Oracle, that provides loan processing, servicing and back-office financial reporting services for banks and large private equity investors.

In addition to serving as an advisor to Acqura Loan Services, a special servicer of distressed residential loans, now owned by Apollo Funds, Don was also co-founder of NexGenix, a leading IT services (eCRM focus) firm. NexGenix was recognized twice as an Inc. 500 company, and was acquired by TCG, a private equity firm.

Don has a degree in Engineering from IIT Kharagpur, and an MBA from the Wharton School, where he has been a mentor. He is a charter member of TiE- a leading entrepreneurial organization. Don has been recognized for his leadership in the real estate sector; he was a recipient of the 2015 HousingWire Vanguard Award, which recognizes executives leading the housing economy.

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Chiranjib Pal (CP)
Chief Financial Officer

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Chiranjib Pal (CP) has over 20 years of experience in various aspects of finance, operations and technology. Prior to HomeUnion®, he was the vice president of client services at Oracle Financial Services BPO responsible for business development, client relationship and onshore operations. He has successfully implemented and managed large-scale mortgage origination and servicing operations. At NexGenix Inc, a leading IT services firm, he was responsible for managing complex IT projects for Banks and FIs, particularly in the mortgage and real estate space. CP also has deep experience in corporate finance, planning, underwriting and fundraising. He has a degree in Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering from Jadavpur University, India and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow.

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Geri Brewster
Chief Compliance and Risk Officer

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Geri Brewster has over 30 years of leadership experience in legal, corporate, and private equity environments. Geri spent 20 years at Toyota Financial Services in many senior management positions including general counsel and group vice president of banking. Prior to joining HomeUnion® she was the COO at Fleetgistics, a private equity funded company in the transportation logistics space. Geri has a BA in Political Science from West Virginia University and a JD from WVU College of Law.

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Kris Gurusamy
Vice President of Engineering

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Kris is an Information Technology professional with over twenty years of experience leading product development and projects in the Mortgage/Financial, Healthcare, and Entertainment industries. He has experience in managing product engineering, IT Consulting, Offshore Project Execution and Facilities Setup, Presales, and Account Management. Prior to joining HomeUnion®, Kris was the director of technical engineering support at EDIFECS a leading HealthCare Product. Prior to Edifecs, he was vice president of development at AHMSI/Option One responsible for building a major Servicing Platform. Kris received his Bachelors of Science in Mathematics from Loyola College in Chennai, and completed his Masters in Computer Science from NIT, Trichy, India.

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Jaime Sipila
Sr Director, Product Management

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Jaime Sipila is the senior director of product management of HomeUnion®. He brings over 18 years of experience in software product management. Prior to HomeUnion®, Jaime served as the director of product management at Rent.com, where he led the renter experience team. Prior to Rent.com, Jaime served as vice president of product management at Interneer.com, a web-based business process management firm he co-founded. Jaime holds a B.S.E. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Michigan, an MS in Electrical Engineering and Engineer Degree in Mechanical Engineering from UCLA, and an MBA from the Anderson School of Management at UCLA.

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Ravi Renduchintala
Chief Servicing Officer

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Ravi is the co-founder of HomeUnion®. He has over 25 years of C-level experience with a deep understanding of the Mortgage/Real Estate market. He was previously President of UniSeva, a technology strategy consulting company. He was EVP and part of the founding team at NexGenix, a leading e-CRM services company. Prior to this Ravi was CEO of Hexaware Technologies, a leading IT Services company. He has also held senior management positions at Unisys/Tata. He was recently awarded “Emerging Small Business Award” by Asian Business Association of Orange County (ABAOC). Ravi is a charter member of TIE, a leading entrepreneurial organization, and mentors The Young Entrepreneurs(TYE). Ravi has a Masters degree in Technology from IIT, Kanpur and an undergraduate in Electronics engineering from Andhra University.

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Nani N. Srinivasan
Sr Director, Data Sciences

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Nani has over 25 years of experience as a Technology Executive in Banking, Real Estate/Mortgage, High Technology, and Telecommunications.  Nani has designed and architected several key products in these industries and guided teams implementing over 200+ industrial strength websites.  Nani’s career span includes architecture and technology director roles at Unisys, IT executive position at State Bank of NSW (now Commonwealth Bank Australia), Product Director at Objectif Australia, E-business Director at NexGenix, and CTO at UniSeva. Nani has been championing SaaS, On-demand Cloud Computing, Social Networking, and Relationship Management. He has led several client transformations into the new space.  Nani received a Masters degree in Computer Science from IIT, Chennai and Bachelors degree from IISc, Bangalore.  Nani was the Chair of IEEE Orange County, and continues take special interest at IEEE-Computer Society and ACM.

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Jessica Bianco
Assistant Controller

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Tobin Brinker
Director of Acquisitions

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Karla Rivas
Director, Closing and Special Projects

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Thomas Stepp
Director of Solutions

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Amit Shah
Member, Board of Directors

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Amit Shah focuses on early-stage investments, creating globally renowned businesses, where technology innovation and markets intersect. He targets large markets across all business sectors including materials related technologies (Adama Materials); construction (Aditazz); dynamic, large-scale analytics (Guavus); and consumer motion processing (NYSE:INVN) amongst others.

Prior to founding Artiman Ventures, Amit was a successful repeat entrepreneur. Both companies he founded were acquired: Zeitnet (acq. Cabletron) and PipeLinks (acq. Cisco). He was also General Partner of Anthelion Capital, a seed stage venture firm based in Menlo Park, CA.

Amit holds a B.S.EE from M.S. University Baroda and did graduate work at UC Irvine.

Over his career he has led investments in many companies such as Everest Design Automation (acq. Synopsys), IKANOS (Nasdaq: IKAN), iManage (Nasdaq: IMAN), Lightwire (acq. Cisco Systems), Netscaler (acq. Citrix), Sierra Design Automation (acq. Mentor Graphics), Tavant (acq. Ameriquest).

He is currently on the boards of Adama Materials, Aditazz, Auryn, CellMax Life, Guavus and InvenSense.

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John Dean
Member, Board of Directors

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John has 20 years of experience as CEO of five financial services companies. Most recently, from 1993 to 2001, he served as the CEO of Silicon Valley Bank, a leading provider of financial services to early-stage technology companies and venture capital firms. John grew Silicon Valley Bank’s market capitalization from $65 million in 1993 to over $3 billion in 2000. Also, he led the creation of the company’s own venture investment business, with the launch of the company’s first two venture capital funds in 2000. This included a $150 million fund of funds, and a $65 million direct equity fund. In 2001, Forbes ranked him as one of the “50 most powerful dealmakers.” In 2001, Fortune ranked Silicon Valley Bank, under John’s leadership, among the “100 Fastest-Growing Companies” based on growth in revenues, earnings per share, and total market return over three years.

John also has many years of experience investing in technology companies. He has served as Managing Director of Tuputele Ventures Fund, LLC, a small private equity fund investing in early-stage technology companies and venture capital funds. He is an investment director for various venture capital firms, both in the U.S. and overseas, including Advanced Technology Venture (ATV), Institutional Venture Fund (IVP), Walden International, and Authosis Capital. John serves as an advisor or director of various technology companies. He brings a wide network of industry contacts to the Fund, notably in Silicon Valley and Hawaii.

In March 2010, John joined the Board of Directors of Central Pacific Financial Corporation and Central Pacific Bank as Executive Chairman. The company is under an FDIC Consent Order to meet certain capital ratio requirements and John has joined as Chair to assist this organization in its turnaround.

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Jon Olson
Member, board of Directors

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Jon Olson is an experienced Board Member with a demonstrated history as a strategic and financial advisor in the technology industry. He previously served as the chief financial officer of Xilinx, Inc., a leading provider of programmable semiconductor platforms (“Xilinx”), from June 2005 until his retirement in May 2016. His responsibilities included the executive management of Finance, IT, Investor Relations, Purchasing and Facilities.  While serving as chief financial officer, he also held a variety of other senior management positions at Xilinx, including most recently as executive vice president from May 2014 to July 2016 and prior to that, as senior vice president of finance from August 2006 to May 2014 and vice president of finance from June 2005 to August 2006.

Prior to joining Xilinx, Mr. Olson spent more than 25 years at Intel Corp., serving in a variety of positions from 1979 to 2005, including as vice president of finance and enterprise services, and director of finance.

Mr. Olson serves on the Board as Directors of Mellanox Technologies.  He previously served as a member of the Board of Directors of InvenSense, Inc., a leading provider of MEMS sensor platforms, from October 2011 until it was acquired by TDK Corporation in May 2017.

Mr. Olson holds a B.S. in Accounting from Indiana University Bloomington and an M.B.A. in Finance from Santa Clara University.

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Jayant Kadambi
Chief Executive Officer

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Jayant Kadambi is the chief executive officer of HomeUnion®. He brings over 20 years of experience building and leading technology companies. Prior to HomeUnion®, Jayant was Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors at YuMe, a provider of digital video brand advertising solutions.

Prior to co-founding YuMe in 2004, Jayant was Vice President R&D and Officer of Netopia, Inc., a publicly held manufacturer of DSL equipment and service provider for ISP’s and carriers. Jayant joined Netopia upon its acquisition in 1999 of StarNet Technologies, a VoDSL company he had co-founded.

Prior to co-founding StarNet, Jayant held various technical and marketing positions in AMD’s networks division, and AT&T Bell Labs, where he worked on high-speed LAN systems, hardware and DSL technologies.

Jayant received his B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering and Masters in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic.

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Raj Parekh
Member, Board of Directors

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Raj founded ColorTokens and managed as CEO to provide highest level of cyber security to businesses by simply by cloaking resources, applications, identity and data worth protecting. Raj managed CloudVolumes as Chairman, CEO and President, CloudVolumes to help businesses dynamically solve their complex management, scale and performance problems with Cloud and datacenters by “Virtualize above the OS”. Raj also co-founded Virident Systems, “storage class memory” with highest performance Flash Company in 2006 and managed as CEO/Chairman, co-founded and managing Redwood Venture Partners since 1998, a venture capital firm located in Silicon Valley and Comstaller ($150M hi-tech incubator) in 2000. Redwood and its affiliated partnerships have raised funds representing over $250 million in invested capital in over 30 high tech companies. Raj has served as Board Member or as Chairman of the Board of over 15 high tech companies, including Magma (Aqcquired by Synopsis), Niksun, Pranalytica, eGtran, TiE Angels, GlassBeam, PubNub and Aspex.

Raj was member of the senior business and technology executive teams of several high technology companies known for his leadership, vision and art of transforming technology into high value business. He served at Sun Microsystems (now Oracle) as CTO and Executive Vice President of Engineering of all system products, and as VP and General Manager of Java Products for Sun Microsystems Microelectronics. Before joining Sun, Raj was Vice President and General Manager with Silicon Graphics Inc. (SGI) managed all chip development including “Geometry Engine” and several system products. Advisor to several companies including SAP America and VMware.

Raj not only have designed or managed semiconductor products in almost any technology, managed software ranging from real time embedded, distributed multi-computing environment, virtualization to cloud computing and a wide variety of server/storage/desktop systems but also managed sales, marketing, OEM channels and started new divisions within large companies. He holds 25+ issued U. S. patents, and many awards for his vision and leadership. He received his Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from Gujarat University, India, and a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering (CS and Device Physics) from Polytechnic Institute of New York now New York University.

Raj’s passion is to solve complex problems by providing paradigm shifting products such as availability of applications in VMs without installation (CloudVolumes/VMW), use of flash as high density memory (Virident/WD), 3D/movie making computer (SGI), network storage (SUN) and now solving trust issue in the cloud and cloaking resources to enhance cyber security.



Larry M.
Posted on May 22nd, 2017

From Trust Pilot

This was my first experience in purchasing real estate for the purpose of receiving rental income. There were a list of companies to choose from, but I couldn't have made a better choice than with HomeUnion®. This company takes all the guess work out of the buying experience. They stayed with me from start to finish and the staff was always friendly and available to answer any questions I had. Highly recommend HomeUnion® to anyone who feels ready to become a property owner/landlord. I look for...

This was my first experience in purchasing real estate for the purpose of receiving rental income. There were a list of companies to choose from, but I couldn't have made a better choice than with HomeUnion®. This company takes all the guess work ...

Larry M.
Posted on May 22nd, 2017


Larry M.
Posted on January 17th, 2018

From Trust Pilot

I wish to take the opportunity to express my thanks to the entire staff at HU.I began by cautiously making my first investment at the beginning of 2017.Because of the expertise of the HU staff, I have just completed my third investment in December. This company knows the business like no other. What a great team to work with. Because of my limited knowledge in real estate investing the staff at HU made the process extremely easy. They couldn't have made me feel more comfortable with all thre...

I wish to take the opportunity to express my thanks to the entire staff at HU.I began by cautiously making my first investment at the beginning of 2017.Because of the expertise of the HU staff, I have just completed my third investment in December. T...

Larry M.
Posted on January 17th, 2018


Andrew
Posted on June 9th, 2017

From Trust Pilot

I learned about HomeUnion® in the New York Times. It specifically discussed how millennials (which I am) are delaying purchasing a home to live in because they are pushing back marriage, delaying having children, and cannot afford a home yet. As a result of this apparent new social order millennials are potentially forgoing future wealth by not purchasing a home as soon as the earlier generations. The article cited a 20 something year old purchasing an investment property through HomeUnion®. He li...

I learned about HomeUnion® in the New York Times. It specifically discussed how millennials (which I am) are delaying purchasing a home to live in because they are pushing back marriage, delaying having children, and cannot afford a home yet. As a res...

Andrew
Posted on June 9th, 2017


Yash
Posted on September 22nd, 2017

From Trust Pilot

I have bought couple of rental properties through Home Union. Both the properties are cash flow properties. These properties are doing great so far but I have them for less than a year for now. My experience has been amazing with home union so far starting from finding the right property, inspection, closing, rehab and then handing over for asset management. I truly believe in this company and they have the best win-win model for busy professionals who doesn't have enough time to find deal o...

I have bought couple of rental properties through Home Union. Both the properties are cash flow properties. These properties are doing great so far but I have them for less than a year for now. My experience has been amazing with home union so far st...

Yash
Posted on September 22nd, 2017

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