Building a better way to get a mortgage requires both new thinking and domain expertise. Our team has deep experience in mortgage, fintech, real estate, and beyond. We are now on a mission to create a new mortgage experience. See more about where we came from.
Arkadi has built a career on transforming financial services to serve consumers. Before founding ZenBanx, Inc., Arkadi was Chairman and CEO of ING Direct, a radical concept in banking that he created in 1997. Arkadi is an educator and speaker on finance and culture-driven leadership, and the author of two books on the latter. He is also an investor in Sindeo.
Before joining Renren, James was the co-founder and CEO of UUMe.com, one of the earliest social networking sites in China. He served as product management director at Fortinet in its early years, and held a senior PM role at Siebel Systems. James holds a B.S. in computer science from Shanghai Jiao Tong University and an M.B.A. from Stanford University.
Stefan is a passionate FinTech entrepreneur who’s passionate about bringing together choice, transparency, and convenience to offer a unique customer experience in banking. Before founding MoneyPark, a Swiss technology-based financial intermediary, Stefan was a partner at McKinsey & Company. He holds a PhD in corporate finance law.
Leo is a serial entrepreneur with a background in consulting and investment banking. He co-founded and invested in multiple e-commerce, software, finance, and retail startups that attracted a number of VC investments, and ultimately achieved multiple successful exits.
Pete is a mortgage industry executive with over 30 years of leadership experience. For over 10 years, he developed and managed the mortgage business at E-LOAN. Prior to that he was EVP at North American Mortgage Company, where he helped build that company into a Top Five lender nationally. Pete began his career as a CPA with KPMG, specializing in the financial industry.
Jill is a communications and PR veteran. Jill has a passion for transformative brands and has worked with many leading consumer and technology organizations, including Levi Strauss & Co., Yahoo!, Gap Inc., Charles Schwab, and Transamerica Life Companies. She has received numerous industry honors and is a past president of the Organization of Women Executives.
Ed is an experienced corporate attorney who enjoys growing innovative businesses. After a 17-year career heading the consumer finance practice at Severson & Werson, Ed served as General Counsel of online mortgage lender E-LOAN, and then peer-to-peer lender Prosper.com. Ed is now General Counsel at payments company AccountNow.
As CEO of Trusted Ventures, Pete helped incubate SOFI, joining its founding team as Chief Community Officer. He previously worked at SOFTBANK Venture Capital and Battery Ventures. He holds an M.B.A. from Stanford University and attended Duke University, where USA Today picked him as a Top 20 Student in the US (1993).
Dave is a real estate strategist and investor. He’s been an advisor for several top residential and commercial brokerage and loan organizations, has acquired and managed real estate investment portfolios, and is an active developer. Dave’s passion is bridging innovative tech, real estate, and talent – the core of Sindeo.
Seth is an entrepreneur with 40 years of real estate experience. He has been the Chairman and CEO of Harbour Real Estate Investments since 1985, and previously founded First Capital Companies, which was taken public and acquired. Seth also founded Mortgage.com, the first online residential mortgage originator, which went public in 1999.
Ron is the former EVP of Thornburg Mortgage and the former President of its mortgage banking subsidiary, Thornburg Home Loans, Inc. He has over 25 years of mortgage banking experience. Ron has made numerous broadcast appearances and frequently appears in publications such as the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, USA Today, and Financial Planning Magazine.
Ed has over 40 years of experience in Human Resources and Professional Development. He has been a part of building learning environments and has contributed to companies with strong, engaging corporate cultures – most recently Pixar, Atheros Communications, and Pandora. Ed joined Sindeo to help build an infrastructure and culture which ensures the borrower is at the center of a fulfilling mortgage experience.
Sales & customer experience executive with 15+ years at ING Direct & Capital One Home Loans
CMO at Prosper with 15+ years experience leveraging acquisition channels to create efficient growth