About Roofstock

Innovation Built on Experience

The Single-Family Rental 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.

Roofstock is the first online marketplace created exclusively for investing in leased Single-Family Rental homes that generate cash flow day one. Created by investors for investors, Roofstock provides research, analytics, and insights to evaluate and purchase independently certified properties.

Roofstock turns the old way of investing on its head, bringing transparency and efficiency to create a better way to transact. Buyers access vetted homes with current cash flow. Sellers market homes without lost income or disrupting tenants. Neighborhoods avoid signs in yards which could depress values. 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 researching and buying vacant homes that need to be repaired and leased. This creates significant time and cost savings for all parties.

The leadership team at Roofstock brings together some of the top players from the Single-Family Rental industry under one “roof” (pun intended), including a top principal investor, the CEO of one of the largest public Single-Family Rental 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

GaBeasley 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. In addition to striving to build great companies, he enjoys skiing with his family, running with his golden retriever (and office mascot) Bode, and trying not to break any bones while mountain biking.

GWatson 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. 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 recovering investment banker, Rich deserves the Single-Family Rental Lifetime Achievement Award... for being one of the first to embrace the Single-Family Rental sector as an institutional asset class during his time at Jefferies. Having previously spent time at Lehman and Bank of America, Rich is embracing startup life and only wonders why he waited this long to dive in! Being Canadian, of course Rich put himself through college rappelling out of helicopters to fight forest fires. Don’t they all?

DWade Devin Wade Strategic Advisor & Co-Founder
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Devin Wade, Strategic Advisor & Co-Founder

Devin has been leading the strategic efforts at Roofstock from the time our company was a mere idea, and brings a wealth of startup experience and passion for what we are building. He also has more interesting hats and pairs of sneakers than the entire rest of the team combined!

jason-altieri Jason Altieri Chief Legal and Compliance Officer
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Jason Altieri, Chief Legal and Compliance Officer

Jason brings extensive legal expertise in the fintech sector to Roofstock, having previously served as General Counsel at Lending Club, which he helped take public in 2014. His work at Lending Club earned him the title of Best Corporate Counsel, Private Companies by the Silicon Valley Business Journal and San Francisco Business Times in 2014. When he’s not jumping into crazy new business models and driving explosive growth, he loves to spend time hiking and snowshoeing in the Lakes Basin region.

erik-nakamura Erik Nakamura VP Finance
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Erik Nakamura, VP Finance

Erik is a dynamic and inspiring finance executive known for a mentoring approach to building successful, cohesive finance teams from the ground up with superior operational excellence. Over the past 17 years he has gained expertise across the tech, real estate, manufacturing, medical device, and service/entertainment industries. Most recently, Erik was a partner in his own consulting business. In his downtime, he loves coaching his four sons in both basketball and baseball (yes, he has four sons!).

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

In addition to leading crack engineering teams at Ingenio, YP.com and AT&T Interactive, Amit has significant experience in product and general management as well. Very simply, Amit gets things done…which is a very useful trait in a VP of Engineering. For reasons lost on Amit since he has yet to see the movie Transformers, many of his friends call him Optimus Prime. He does however find time to keep up on the latest Bollywood movies.

MHalstead Mark Halstead Chief Technology Officer
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Mark Halstead, Chief Technology Officer

Mark has been CTO of numerous start-ups and prides himself with being platform agnostic, as evidenced by his stints at firms as diverse as Apple, Microsoft, Ingenio and Coveroo. Mark is legendary for his “Good Will Hunting” moment when he solved a complex problem on the white board during his interview process that our guys were trying to figure out. Our resident Kiwi, rumor has it that Mark has been quietly lobbying to trade out office mascot Bode for a sheep to make him feel more at home.

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

Prior to joining Roofstock, Paul was leading the Applied Statistics Group at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and building models to value Single-Family Rental investments in his spare time. When presented the opportunity to blend his vocation with his avocation, Roofstock was a no-brainer. When Paul's not thinking about Single-Family Rental market he spends a lot of his time in the pool, during the summer months competing in Northern California's open water swimming circuit.

BoBeasley 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

GWatson 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. Prior to co-founding Roofstock, ​Gregor​ built and sold Dwell Finance, the largest national bridge lender at the time.

GaBeasley 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. In addition to striving to build great companies, he enjoys skiing with his family, running with his golden retriever (and office mascot) Bode, and trying not to break any bones while mountain biking.

DWeiden 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].

MHarris 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.

Rebecca Lynn Rebecca Lynn Canvas Ventures
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Rebecca Lynn, Canvas Ventures

Rebecca Lynn is a general partner and co-founder of Canvas Ventures. She has appeared on the Forbes Midas List of top VCs in 2015, 2016, and 2017 and named a Top-20 VC by the NY Times. She focuses on early-stage investments in fintech, AI/analytics, digital health, and emerging technology. She led investments in Lending Club (LC: NYSE), FutureAdvisor (acquired by BlackRock), Check (acquired by Intuit), Doximity, CrowdFlower, and more.

These Are Our Investors

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