About Roofstock

What We Do

The single-family rental (SFR) sector has stuck to the old way of doing things for far too long – it’s an industry ripe for disruption. Roofstock is leading the way.

With over $1 billion in completed transactions, Roofstock is the first online marketplace created exclusively for investing in SFR homes. Created by investors for investors, Roofstock provides research, analytics, and insights to evaluate and purchase independently certified properties.

The Roofstock marketplace delivers new levels of transparency and efficiency to create a better way to transact. Buyers access vetted homes with attractive investment profiles and cash flow potential. Sellers market homes without lost income or disrupting tenants. It’s win-win all around.

The most revolutionary aspect of the Roofstock marketplace is enabling investors to treat their real estate investments more like stock portfolios, focusing on asset allocation, rather than dealing with the hassles of property management. Roofstock’s certified property managers are available to handle operational responsibilities, like tenant relations, supervising upgrades and day-to-day management. With our industry-leading Roofstock Guarantee, you can invest with confidence, regardless of whether the home is leased or vacant.

The leadership team at Roofstock brings together some of the top players from the SFR industry under one “roof” (pun intended), including a top principal investor, the CEO of one of the largest public SFR companies, the leading investment banker in the space and one of the sector’s most active financiers. Add some of Silicon Valley’s top tech talent and investors, and you have Roofstock!

Our Leadership Team

Gary Beasley - Roofstock CEO Gary Beasley CEO & Co-Founder
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Gary Beasley, CEO & Co-Founder

Gary has spent most of his career building businesses in the real estate, hospitality and tech sectors. After earning his BA in economics from Northwestern, Gary ventured west to earn his MBA from Stanford, where he caught the entrepreneurial bug and still serves as a regular guest lecturer. Previously Gary was instrumental in acquiring and integrating more than $800 million of resort properties for KSL Resorts, and spent five years as CFO of online brokerage pioneer ZipRealty, which he led through its successful IPO in 2004. Gary also served as CEO of Joie de Vivre Hospitality, then the second largest boutique hotel management company in the country. Immediately before starting Roofstock, Gary led one of the largest single-family rental platforms in the U.S. through its IPO as co-CEO of Starwood Waypoint Residential Trust, now part of Invitation Homes.

Gregor Watson Chairman & Co-Founder
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Gregor Watson, Chairman & Co-Founder

Gregor is a serial real estate and technology entrepreneur who has founded multiple enterprises. He is a founding member of 1 Sharpe Capital and is the Chairman of 643 Capital Management, which is a co-owner of Streetlane Homes — a top 10 owner of single-family rental homes in the US. In addition to serving as a board member at Streetlane, Gregor currently ​serves as​ chairman of Roofstock, ​overseeing the platform’s development and strategy as well as the company's expansion efforts in domestic and international markets. In 2018, he was honored to make the San Francisco Business Times Class of 40 Under 40. Prior to co-founding Roofstock, ​Gregor​ built and sold Dwell Finance, the largest national bridge lender at the time.

Rich Ford - Roofstock Chief Development Officer Rich Ford Chief Development Officer & Co-Founder
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Rich Ford, Chief Development Officer & Co-Founder

A former investment banker with more than 20 years of M&A and capital raising experience, Rich was one of the first to embrace the single-family rental sector as an institutional asset class. Before closing deals that have helped shape the sector, Rich earned a BS from the University of Victoria, a Master of Science from the London School of Economics and an MBA from the University of Chicago. He has held positions at Morgan Stanley, Lehman Brothers, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, the Royal Bank of Canada and Jefferies Group LLC. Rich is now Chief Development Officer and Co-Founder of Roofstock.

Suresh Srinivasan Suresh Srinivasan Chief Marketing Officer
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Suresh Srinivasan, Chief Marketing Officer

Suresh has 20 years’ experience that spans marketing and product development for Fortune 500 companies as well as fast-growth tech startups. After graduating from Stanford University, Suresh built and helped manage the first online consumer businesses in the home services and travel categories for Cendant Corporation. At Activision/Blizzard he was part of the brand management team that launched mega-hit consumer games including WarCraft, Diablo and StarCraft. This is where Suresh caught the entrepreneurial bug that catapulted him into a 15-year adventure of founding and growing several tech companies that were eventually acquired. Prior to joining Roofstock, Suresh ran marketing for Xome, a leading online real estate marketplace.

Mark Halstead Chief Technology Officer
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Mark Halstead, Chief Technology Officer

Mark received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley. His subsequent career as a leader in Software Research and Engineering includes stints at Microsoft, Apple, and successful startups in the Bay Area. He brings to Roofstock his deep experience building and leading technology groups in the role of CTO, Chief Architect and Technology Advisor. At Roofstock he is responsible for technical innovation and IP generation, ensuring the company is a leader in the Fintech transformation of the real estate investment industry.

Amit Akhouri VP Product and Engineering
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Amit Akhouri, VP Product and Engineering

Amit is an experienced leader with 20+ years of achievement in creating successful online marketplaces, eCommerce and telephony solutions. In addition to leading engineering teams at Ingenio, YP.com and AT&T Interactive, Amit's extensive experience in product and general management gives him the unique ability to drive innovation and scale new business ventures from the ground up. As VP of Product & Engineering at Roofstock, Amit is focused on product development and spearheading technology innovation. Amit was top of his class in Computer Science & Engineering from the Birla Institute of Technology and graduated with distinction from Cornell Johnson Graduate School of Management.

Erik Nakamura VP Finance
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Erik Nakamura, VP Finance

Erik is a dynamic and inspiring executive known for his mentoring approach to building successful and cohesive finance, HR and IT teams from the ground up with superior operational excellence. A graduate of the University of Utah, over the past 18 years he has gained expertise across the tech, real estate, manufacturing, medical device and service/entertainment industries. Just prior to joining the team at Roofstock, Erik was a partner in his own consulting business. Erik is currently focused on scaling finance, IT and facilities operations at Roofstock for future growth.

Navneet Arora Navneet Arora VP of People
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Navneet Arora, VP of People

As a Canadian Chartered Accountant and a CPA, Nav took an unconventional path to his current role as the VP of People at Roofstock. Starting his career with KPMG, Nav realized early on that accounting was not his passion. After making a switch into the banking industry with Wells Fargo, he eventually transitioned into technology while getting his MBA from the Carlson School at the University of Minnesota. The unlikely move into HR happened by chance, and it was here that he found his calling. Most recently, Nav headed up the talent function at Bank of the West, where he helped build the senior leadership team and created extremely effective leadership programs across all levels within the company. As Roofstock continues to grow, Nav is highly focused on ensuring the great culture continues to evolve with the company and that Roofstock lives up to its reputation as a place where people feel they belong and can do their best work.

Paul Kidwell VP Research & Development
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Paul Kidwell, VP Research & Development

Paul leads the research and development efforts at Roofstock. He is currently spearheading initiatives around large-scale identity resolution, individual asset modeling, modeling individual US home values and rents, building neighborhood-specific contextual data, and recommender systems. His current research interests include applications of machine learning, statistical modeling, statistical consulting, and data visualization. He received his Ph.D. in Statistics at Purdue University, afterwards joining Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory as a post-doctoral researcher. He continued on as a staff scientist and eventually leader of the Applied Statistics Group through 2015, at which time he took his present position at Roofstock.

Bode Beasley Chief Canine Officer & Director of Training
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Bode Beasley, Chief Canine Officer & Director of Training

Bode brings over five years of experience in the canine services industry. His expertise in chasing after his tennis ball, tirelessly begging for food, playing tug-of-war during meetings and taking long afternoon naps in the sun is unmatched. As our de-facto Director of Training, he is starting with attempting to train the team not to leave any food unattended in the kitchen or on their desks (or even think about putting anything edible in their waste baskets). Success so far, frankly, has been mixed!

Meet Our Board of Directors

Gregor Watson Chairman & Co-Founder
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Gregor Watson, Chairman & Co-Founder

Gregor is a serial real estate and technology entrepreneur who has founded multiple enterprises. He is a founding member of 1 Sharpe Capital and is the Chairman of 643 Capital Management, which is a co-owner of Streetlane Homes — a top 10 owner of single-family rental homes in the US. In addition to serving as a board member at Streetlane, Gregor currently ​serves as​ chairman of Roofstock, ​overseeing the platform’s development and strategy as well as the company's expansion efforts in domestic and international markets. In 2018, he was honored to make the San Francisco Business Times Class of 40 Under 40. Prior to co-founding Roofstock, ​Gregor​ built and sold Dwell Finance, the largest national bridge lender at the time.

Gary Beasley CEO & Co-Founder
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Gary Beasley, CEO & Co-Founder

Gary has spent most of his career building businesses in the real estate, hospitality and tech sectors. After earning his BA in economics from Northwestern, Gary ventured west to earn his MBA from Stanford, where he caught the entrepreneurial bug and still serves as a regular guest lecturer. Previously Gary was instrumental in acquiring and integrating more than $800 million of resort properties for KSL Resorts, and spent five years as CFO of online brokerage pioneer ZipRealty, which he led through its successful IPO in 2004. Gary also served as CEO of Joie de Vivre Hospitality, then the second largest boutique hotel management company in the country. Immediately before starting Roofstock, Gary led one of the largest single-family rental platforms in the U.S. through its IPO as co-CEO of Starwood Waypoint Residential Trust, now part of Colony Starwood Homes.

David Weiden Khosla Ventures
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David Weiden, Khosla Ventures

David is a partner at Khosla Ventures, where he focuses on Internet software and services. A number of his investments have led to significant acquisitions or achieved initial public offerings including Climate Corporation [acquired by Monsanto], OnDeck Capital [NYSE ONDK], RingCentral [NYSE: RNG], Yammer [acquired by MSFT] and YuMe [NYSE: YUME].

Matt Harris Bain Capital Ventures
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Matt Harris, Bain Capital Ventures

Matt is based in New York City and focuses on investments in financial technology and services. He sees a huge amount of revenue, profit and market cap shifting from regulated financial institutions to entrepreneur-led insurgents, across payments, lending, capital markets and insurance.

will-kohler lightspeed venture partners Will Kohler Lightspeed Venture Partners
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Will Kohler, Lightspeed Venture Partners

Will joined Lightspeed in 2014 and focuses on investments in the areas of SaaS solutions, enterprise IT, and cloud-based services and applications. Will has over 10 years of venture capital experience and before entering venture capital he co-founded and was an Operations Manager at Pointe Communications (d/b/a PointeCom), a facilities-based Integrated Communications Provider that grew to over $40 million in annual revenues and was later acquired.

Paul Hsiao Canvas Ventures
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Paul Hsiao, Canvas Ventures

Paul Hsiao is a General Partner and founding managing member of Canvas Ventures. His active Canvas investments and board seats include eporta, Everwise, Fluxx, KIDBOX, Roofstock, Thrive Global, Transfix, and Zola.
Prior to Canvas, he served as Partner at NEA. At NEA, he has worked on many great investments like Salesforce, Tableau Software, & Atheros
Mr. Hsiao co-founded Mazu Networks (acquired by Riverbed Technology, NASDAQ: RVBD). He began his career at Medtronic and McKinsey. Paul received his MBA from Harvard Business School and a bachelor’s degree in engineering from MIT.

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