hometap Company Overview
Tomorrow’s home equity, today.
Hometap is a smart new loan alternative, enabling homeowners to be paid today for the equity they’ve accumulated in their property, without any interest or monthly payments required. By tapping into the built-in value of a home, we help homeowners fund whatever goals or opportunities they have: start a business, buy a second home, get out from under crippling debt, or pay for college tuition.
Hometap invests alongside homeowners, providing cash today and participating in the proceeds at the time of sale. For homeowners, this is a simplified, sensible alternative to mortgage debt and monthly payments. For investors, this is a new asset class, allowing them to participate in the multi-trillion-dollar residential real estate market without the obligations and downsides of homeownership.
Jobs at hometap
Jeffrey is our CEO and a well-qualified one at that. Having successfully built five (!) companies in his career and racked up all kinds of fancy awards—not to mention an impressive record as Managing Director at Bain Capital—there's no one we'd rather have at the head of Hometap than him. He's a natural entrepreneur and an expert at building companies from the ground up, a quality that he humbly attributes to being "smarter than he looks." To him, a job well done is everyone in his team having what they need to be successful. Nothing thrills him more than creating something that didn't exist before. When he's not busy CEO-ing (which is, um, almost never), he dreams about being the sort of fellow who relaxes in the evenings with a snifter of brandy while playing a few rounds of Bach on the baby grand. Does he play piano? No, not even a little bit. But if there's one thing Jeffrey knows, it's that a man can dream.
Sarah has a résumé that's nearly as impressive as that of her icon Janet Yellen (for those in need of a history lesson, Yellen was the first female Chair of the Federal Reserve, thank you very much), serving as CMO at major brands such as Zipcar, House of Blues, and Virgin before making her way to us. And boy, are we glad she did. With a fearlessness that must have come in handy during her time as a white-water kayak instructor (just one more of her heroic accomplishments), she works hard to get the word out about Hometap and to connect us with people who want to take advantage of the capital in their home. What drives her is joy: in her work, in her team, and in the faces of those who finally find themselves debt-free or in a home they love. Another amazing feat? Raising three teenage boys who actually think she's cool. We don't know how she does it either.
In 1981, Tom finished third in the Bergen County CYO Spelling Bee. Not bad for a guy who ended up focusing more on numbers than letters. As Hometap’s Chief Financial Officer, Tom oversees our investment strategy, data science team, financial operations, and underwriting. In addition to improving Hometap in the short-term, he’s laser-focused on the long-term, and has his sights set on what Hometap will be five years from now. While we may not have flying cars by then, with Tom’s leadership we’ll be helping more homeowners in more states.
Chief Legal Officer
A one-time aspiring herpetologist (a.k.a. a zoologist who studies reptiles), Noah traded his pet snakes for three cats and a law degree. He’s breaking down the stereotype of a stuffy, back-office lawyer and working across teams to keep us all far, far away from legal hot water. Beyond helping us spot potential legal pitfalls, Noah brainstorms alternative solutions that keep everyone—especially the government—happy. When he’s not making sure deals are properly negotiated, Noah is hanging out on his porch with a book and a beer.
Head of Sales
A former wrestling champion, Dan is Hometap’s ultimate team player: He oversees our investment managers, gets to know homeowners, and collaborates with both groups to deliver a great experience, from the first introduction to signing paperwork. Driven, optimistic, and just plain-old nice, Dan’s motivation to help homeowners informs every task he tackles. But when Dan gets home, it’s relaxation all the way (sweatpants, movies, and downtime with family are top priorities).
Anyone who's balanced a budget knows finances can be…complicated. Andrew has made it his business to know, and that's why we put him in charge of operations, a role in which he simplifies a maze of regulations, decimals, and documents (So. Many. Documents.) into a clear and simple path to activating the equity in your home. A background in investment banking and venture capital helps—so does the fact that he was Co-founder and CEO of start-up Spogo in his past life. After a gourd of Yerba Matte in the morning (Andrew is a reformed coffee drinker, and we are in awe of what he accomplishes with this magical tea), he gets to work reviewing our processes, gathering feedback from homeowners, and searching for improvements in everything from the applications process to funding. Basically, he wants to make this whole thing as easy as possible for you. We think he's done a pretty good job.
VP of Engineering
Head of Product
Equally motivated by cookies and customer satisfaction, Adam collaborates with our engineers, designers, and marketers to determine and strategize how Hometap’s business priorities should be addressed—and measured. A movie and TV connoisseur (and an admitted Stanley Tucci superfan), Adam spends his evenings and weekends making pizza, hiking, and drumming alongside his dog, Murray.
Head of Marketing
When she’s not winning chili cook-offs in her envy-worthy kitchen, following her wanderlust to a South African safari, or rocking out to 90s hip hop, Rachel leads the charge to elevate Hometap’s brand awareness with resonant, multi-channel marketing campaigns. A people person first and foremost, she connects with each member of her team on a daily basis (not surprising for someone voted “Most Talkative” in her 8th grade yearbook). No revenue mountain is too steep to climb, nor sales target too ambitious to meet for this former internal auditor (she even makes that sound exciting). An animal lover at heart, Rachel secretly dreams of returning to her childhood chosen profession of veterinarian and saving the African rhinos. Due respect to those lovely horned beasts, but we hope she stays with us!
Director of Finance
As Hometap’s finance analyst, Adrian helps our team use numbers to make informed decisions. Untangling a good complex problem is his sweet spot, and his work helps our investor relations, marketing, and product strategy teams stay in the know. A frequent sailor who loves a good adventure, Adrian’s ideal home would be right on the water.
Perhaps Charlie was destined for greatness given his innate ability to assemble pretty much anything. Or maybe it's just that he works hard. Really hard. Like he wears the same style shirt every day because he's too busy coding to worry about whether snakeskin is in season or not. Either way, we're glad to have him at Hometap, where he, in his own humble words, "Builds stuff. Digital stuff." To put it another way, he's the one building what you see and uses every day on our platform; the one making sure you have a flawless, secure, and seamless user experience. When he's not nose-deep in his computer, you can find him watching "Jeopardy" or attempting—and failing—to parallel park. Turns out his greatness has yet to catch up with his parking abilities.
Senior Software Engineer
As a kid, Julio aspired to be a horse when he grew up. Thankfully, he channeled that drive and energy instead into earning an MS in Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon. Today, as Julio puts it, his role as a senior full-stack engineer is “like a magician that makes things work when you use a website.” He writes code for both the back end (the processes that make up and power the site) and the front end (what users see and interact with). An enthusiastic curler, Julio holds bragging rights as a curling finalist at the Broomstones Oktoberfest Open Curling Spiel, and also enjoys biking and playing tennis when he’s not in the office.
Builder, problem-solver—that’s Owen, one of Hometap’s data engineers. On any given day, you’ll find him tackling Hometap’s data structures and pipelines to help better understand our customers and how they use the site, and then using that data to build and improve our products and services. A lifelong learner, Owen was a postdoc at the University of North Carolina Charlotte and then a data engineer at a small startup before joining Hometap. He dreams of one day owning a small cottage in the woods.
Head of People
Considering herself a “partner for people,” Andrea is Hometap’s head of HR. That means she’s responsible for much of what makes Hometap, Hometap, like finding great people to join our team and creating a culture that makes this one of the best places to work in Boston (and beyond, if we do say so ourselves). She not only makes sure we’re happy in our roles, but that we have everything we need to deliver our best work. Which makes it hard for us to believe she was voted “Most Intimidating” of her high school cass. We think her yearbook editors simply didn’t know how to spell “inimitable.”
We’re looking for dreamers, doers, and data crunchers who can take our big idea, break it down, make it better, and bring it to American homeowners. We like optimists and believers who want to fix a problematic system and help others. And — at least until we become a household name — people with the enthusiasm to help tell our story.