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HomeUnion was founded with one singular goal in mind – to provide investors, like you, with a trusted and simple way of investing in real estate. By pioneering a stock market-like flexibility for real estate investing, you can now gain the benefits of cash flow, income, and appreciation, while leaving all of the legwork and hard work to us. Our end-to-end comprehensive solution includes property selection, acquisition, management, and sales, so you have access to a first-of-its-kind, hands-free investing experience.

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Don Ganguly
Chief Executive Officer

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Don Ganguly is the founder and chief executive officer of HomeUnion, an online real estate investment management firm 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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Joseph Barr
Chief Analytics Officer

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Dr. Joseph Barr, “Joe”, is a seasoned data scientist who specializes in building statistical, machine learning and econometrics models to solve business problems. Joe’s experience includes banking/financial services, mortgage/housing, healthcare and energy/utilities. His former roles include chief scientist at ID Analytics (a subsidiary of LifeLock), CTO at Chi Analytics, chief scientist at ProLogic, as well as a consultant and entrepreneur. Joe is also a visiting scholar at the University of California Irvine and an Adjunct Professor at San Diego State University. Joe is the author of several research articles in mathematics and computer science. He holds a doctoral degree in mathematics from the University of New Mexico.

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Vivek Pendharkar
Chief Development Officer

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Vivek is the chief development officer at HomeUnion, and specializes in leading teams of talented individuals to identify markets, define and build products, and win customers with cost efficient solutions. Over the past 25 years Vivek has held senior leadership positions at Fortune 500 companies as well as venture backed start-ups (Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Cypress Semi, Lara Networks, Kasenna and VuCast). Vivek is a graduate of BITS Pilani, India, and holds advanced degrees from Virginia Tech and the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University (SEP’95).

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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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Scott Hetherington
Senior Director of Marketing

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Scott is a senior marketing professional with over 20 years of experience in all aspects of marketing, including demand generation, marketing communications, PR, and product marketing. Prior to joining HomeUnion as the senior director of marketing, Scott was the acting general manager at CityFeet.com. He also played a significant role in the success of LoopNet, the most-trafficked commercial real estate website as the senior director of online marketing and senior director of business development. Scott received his Bachelors of Science in Marketing at Sonoma State University.

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Jaime Sipila
Senior Director of Product

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Jaime Sipila is the senior director of product management of HomeUnion. He brings over 16 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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Robert Guiler
Senior Director of Solutions

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Robert Guiler is a senior sales professional with more than 20 years of experience in sales management. He recently worked with multiple start-up teams, focusing on growth and scalability in multiple locations from Albuquerque, NM, Dallas, TX, and Torrance, CA. Rob began his career with Hewlett-Packard, serving in various sales operations and management positions, and most recently served as Vice President of Sales for BQE Software. Rob received his undergraduate degree from Ohio State University.

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Akhil Saklecha
Member- Board of Directors

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Akhil Saklecha focuses on early-stage investments with an interest towards medical technology. As a Partner at Artiman, he has led investments in CellMax Life, DMS Networks and HomeUnion.

Akhil has over 15 years of experience in medicine and healthcare management. Prior to joining Artiman in 2010, Akhil was Medical Director of a 750 bed hospital’s regional transfer program. Prior to that position, he was President and CEO of Canton Aultman Emergency Physicians, a professional services firm that provides physicians, mid-level providers, and coding expertise to multiple hospitals and urgent care centers. He was also Chairman of Emergency Medicine at Aultman Hospital, a large trauma, cardiac, and stroke center seeing nearly 90,000 patients annually. In this same time period, Akhil has served at the local, state, and national levels within emergency medicine, healthcare quality, information technology, managed care, and emergency medical services.

He is an Assistant Professor in Emergency Medicine at Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine and continues to practice on a part time basis at Good Samaritan Hospital in San Jose where he remains connected to clinical medicine, patients, and physicians.

Akhil graduated from the combined B.S./M.D. program at Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine. He completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at Summa Health System. He is Board Certified in Emergency Medicine and is a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Medicine. He holds an M.B.A. from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa.

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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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Don Ganguly
Chief Executive Officer

Bio:

Don Ganguly is the founder and chief executive officer of HomeUnion, an online real estate investment management firm 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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Headquarters:  2010 Main Street, Suite 250, Irvine, CA 92614, United States
Phone:     866-732-3220
Email:       info@homeunion.com

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