Irvine, Calif. — September 30, 2014 — HomeUnion®, an online real estate investing platform specializing in single-family rental (SFR) properties for the individual investor, announced today that John Dean, chairman and CEO of Central Pacific Bank, has joined the HomeUnion® Board of Directors.
Mr. Dean brings more than 20 years of experience of corporate leadership to the HomeUnion® Board. Previously, he was chief executive officer of Silicon Valley Bank, which was named by Forbes as one of the “100 Fastest-Growing Companies,” during his tenure. He has also served as an advisor to a number of venture capital funds.
He is also chair emeritus of the Entrepreneur’s Foundation of Hawaii, chair of the Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Hawaii and a board member of Aloha United Way and was chair of its 2012-2013 campaign.
“I am pleased to join the board of HomeUnion®, and to help the company bring the kinds of information and services to the single-family rental market that is common in other investment markets,” said John Dean. “Not only do I believe in the management team and the business model, but I’ve also invested in the SFR market through HomeUnion®.”
“John’s expertise as a banker and advisor gives him experience creating and offering products in a highly regulated environment and that will be important for us as we grow the business, said Don Ganguly CEO of HomeUnion®. “His experience with the investment community further enhances our access to investors. I am looking forward to working with him as a member of our board.”
Mr. Dean is a graduate of Holy Cross College, a former Peace Corps volunteer in Western Samoa and a graduate of the Wharton School with an MBA in Finance.
HomeUnion® is an online real estate investing platform, specializing in single-family rental (SFR) properties. Based in Irvine, Calif., it provides all the services needed for individuals to invest remotely in SFR properties. HomeUnion®’s role spans the lifecycle of the investment transaction: from locating properties; advising on the purchase; finding renters; managing the property; and selling it when the time comes.
Campbell Lewis Communications