Co-founder & CEO
Garrett most recently held leadership roles at Pillow Homes and Redbeacon (Acquired by The Home Depot), where he helped it scale nationally into 1,600 Home Depot stores, supporting 340,000+ Associates, and millions of customers. Garrett is an Ironman finisher (140.6), has swam with the sharks from Alcatraz, and completed the Tahoe Death Ride (129/15k).
Co-founder & COO
Tyler was previously Senior Product Manager and led Growth for Home Depot Services and Redbeacon, responsible for $70m in top-line revenue. Previously Tyler was the Founder of Tuiel, visited by hundreds of thousands of monthly users. Tyler is an avid weekend warrior; you’ll find him climbing Kilimanjaro, finishing a sub-4 hour marathon, or backpacking in more than 50 countries.
Co-founder & CTO
Mazi attended Santa Clara University for both a Masters Degree and B.S. in Computer Science and Engineering. Mazi has spent time at Agawi (Acquired by Google) and Redbeacon (Acquired by The Home Depot) as a Full-Stack Engineer and Tech Lead. He’s an avid climber, chef, and skier.
CRO & Head of Capital Markets
Richard joins Finrise from Vouch Financial where he served as CRO/CEO. Previously, Richard was Group Risk Officer, Consumer at Bank of the West, Chief Compliance Officer at Washington Mutual, EVP and CCO at Providian Financial, and VP, N. American Consumer Credit at Ford Motor Credit Company. Prior to that, Richard spent 10 years at Fair, Isaac & Company (FICO), after graduating with a Masters in Mathematics from the University of California, Berkeley.
Dr. Zachary Landman
Dr. Landman's expertise is in building data driven healthcare solutions. He holds a research appointment at Harvard Business School and serves on the clinical advisory board for Castlight Health (NYSE). Previously, Dr. Landman was the Chief Medical Officer for DoctorBase (acquired by Kareo), an early innovator in patient communications technology. He conducted his medical training at UCSF and Harvard Medical School and currently practices with Sutter Health. He is an Ironman, a 2 hour and 50 minute marathoner, and Western States 100 finisher (18:44).
Senior UX/Visual Designer
Iana most recently led UX, UI, and Visual Design at Redbeacon, where she joined prior to acquisition. Iana has designed experiences for millions, including Redbeacon core, Home Depot Pro, and RB Mobile. Iana attended CSU Chico and UC San Diego with a specialty in UX. Iana is a dog lover and proud Vetary spokesperson with her two miniature poodles, Floppy and Hazel. When Iana isn’t changing the world of healthcare, you can find her selling custom jewelry on Etsy, cycling, and covering songs on her 80s keyboard.
Michal (Mee-How) joins Finrise with a string of incredible accomplishments, including Trulia (first and youngest engineer intern), placing #1 in the Chase Bank hackathon while at U of I, and two of his own startups, including InCaptus, which helped physician experts manage industry collaborations. When he’s not getting tweeted by Mark Cuban, you can find Michal cooking, sailing, and attending outdoor music festivals in the warm California sun.
Bryan has a passion for solving extremely hard problems. After graduating from NYU with an excellence in mathematics for his work in abstract algebra and group theory, Bryan worked in Architecture, with involvement in more than 11m sq. ft. of commercial real estate. Bryan has scaled inventory management systems to hundreds of thousands of users and built call routing systems from scratch. Bryan has lived in Germany, NM, FL, NY, NV, and CA. Weekend warrior Bryan is an avid climber, aspiring to join the Adirondack 46er club (currently 26/46).
Customer Service Operations Manager
Kristin is passionate about making a positive impact on people's lives. Kristin joins joins the Finrise team from Prosper Marketplace where she was a Training Manager for loan operations. Prior to moving to San Francisco she worked at Pacific Life in the Annuities and Mutual Funds division, ensuring client success as an Account Manager. Originally from Southern California, Kristin officially migrated north in 2012, but she’d never abandon her home teams - Go Angels/Chargers! Fun fact: she has been to more than 40 Dave Matthews Band shows.
Online Marketing Specialist
Ashley most recently held marketing positions at Adobe (NSDQ: ADBE), where she spent the last several years in employee communications and content teams working on Adobe’s intranet, blogs and internal communications. Prior to that, she worked in sales operations at Infinera. Ashley is a graduate of Santa Clara University and loves exploring around the Bay Area, whether it’s for new food or music. This Denver-native has only been skiing twice, but enjoys hiking and is a die-hard Broncos fan. Fun fact: Ashley loves hip hop dancing and has trained with Ronnie Reddick.
Brian (with an i) is a specialist in building successful relationships with customers. Most recently, Brian was an Account Manager for UpNest, an online real-estate marketplace. As a Bay Area native and past life in commercial real estate, he's spent time in places close to home, working with multifamily investors throughout San Mateo County. Brian is a huge baseball fan (go Giants!) and is looking forward to the next company offsite at AT&T park. You can find Brian planning his next (and first) international trip, golfing, and delighting customers.
Customer Success Specialist
Jake Darwin Jones brings over 5 years of operations experience across retail and medical marketplace financing. Most recently, Jake delighted patients and practices at American Healthcare Lending (acquired by Prosper). Jake (or Darwin) is a fan of college football (go Utes!) and the Utah Jazz. He's an even bigger fan of his wife and kids, who you'll find wandering around local museums, zoos, and aquariums on any given weekend, and Disneyland--depending on the lines.
Ruby is a pedigree Miniature Australian Shepherd from Tried and True Aussies in Sonoma County, California. She holds degrees in Puppy Manners and Super Puppy from the San Francisco SPCA. During her off-hours from greeting co-workers, you’ll find her doggy surfing at Fort Funston and creating puppy snow angels in Truckee, California.
Lap Warmer In Residence
A native of Oakland, California, Sir Flops-A-Lot was rescued by his supportive family at the fun age of 7 (that's dog years!). A proud graduate of Sirius Pup's Puppy Training, Floppy--as he is known by his puppy pack--prides himself as the protector of the office. Floppy is known for being small yet mighty, watching from the window for any instance of action, or someone to scratch behind his left ear. You can catch Floppy squeaking his favorite rubber bone and asking for help from five-fingered friends for when toys get stuck in hard-to-reach places.
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