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About Us

We Are Changing the Way People Buy and Sell Homes

Over the last 20 years, the Internet has changed the way we live, from booking travel to watching movies, and from paying taxes to banking. Online transactions are faster, cheaper to execute, more convenient and generally more secure. Residential real estate, by contrast, remains stuck in a high-cost business model that pre-dates the Internet and remains stubbornly resistant to change. Harnessed properly, technology can help a lot - already, nearly 90% of consumers looking for a home go to sites like Zillow or Google to find and eventually select the properties that best suit their needs.

We created REX in 2015 to bring residential real estate into line with today's expectations by using AI and big data to push past the outmoded practices of traditional real estate brokers to provide a superior outcome for both buyers and sellers at one-third the cost. So how does REX do it? We use data modeling and machine learning to match sellers and buyers of homes as accurately and speedily as possible on Zillow, Google, Facebook and more. And by doing that, we can reduce costs for all involved - REX covers both sides of the transaction with a total seller fee as low as 2.5%, instead of the 5-6% traditional agents charge.

Unlike traditional brokers, REX licensed agents are salaried and incentivized to satisfy customers rather than to just close transactions in pursuit of a fast commission. Our team partners with sellers and buyers from listing to close, and shares with them the information they need via an easy-to-use web dashboard. REX is uniquely designed to simplify all of the moving parts, helping consumers with escrow, titling, service connections, mortgage and insurance shopping and keeps securely in the hands of the buyers and sellers all of the data related to the home and legal and financial information related to the transactions.

REX now services homes across Arizona, California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Nevada, New York, New Jersey, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia and Washington. We continue to grow geographically, as well as with services offered. Stay tuned to see where REX is headed to next!

REX is bringing home transaction fees way down - enabling consumers to use that money as they see fit - and using technology to make the buying and selling of homes convenient and transparent instead of stressful and complex. To learn more about how REX sees the future of the US residential real estate market, please

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Every REX home sold helps build a home for people in need.

Every REX employee is driven by a desire to give back. From the beginning, REX has been deeply rooted in a social mission thats goal is to build homes for people in need. For every 50 homes REX sells, we donate one to a family that doesn't have one. Along with our non-profit partner World Housing, we have built homes for the less fortunate in Cambodia and Colombia.

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Our Team

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  • JACK RYANCo-Founder & CEO

    Jack is a former partner at Goldman Sachs. After the firm went public, he went on to teach high school on the south side of Chicago. Jack then founded 22nd Century Media and has been a first round investor in many successful companies including K12.com. Jack graduated from Dartmouth and holds a JD/MBA from Harvard.

  • LYNLEY SIDESCo-Founder/ President / COO

    Lynley is a data-driven marketing leader with 20+ years experience driving growth across multiple sectors, including IBM, Red Herring and The Glue Network. She has co-founded, led and advised over a dozen startups. Named 2013 Enterprising Woman of the Year, Lynley holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Tech and an MBA from UCLA Anderson.

  • PHIL FELICEChief Revenue Officer

    Phil is an executive with experience leading large, revenue producing business units and organizations. Previously, Phil was the Chief Revenue Officer at Orchard, CEO for US, Purplebricks Group PLC, Vice President and Director of Inside Sales, Foxtons and Managing Vice President - Membership at Realogy.

  • PANEE SEGALSVP, Sales & Business Operations

    Panee is an “operations nerd” and leads sales and business operations efforts at REX. She brings over 14 years of experience delivering client success at automotive and finance tech companies. Before REX, Panee led the dealer operations team at Edmunds.com to ensure dealer partners received exceptional service and their ad subscriptions were optimized for success.

  • MIKE TOTHSVP and General Counsel

    Before joining REX, Michael Toth was a state court judge and experienced litigator. After law school, Toth served as a trial attorney in the United States Marines and a law clerk at the federal trial and appellate levels. He received his undergraduate degree with highest honors from Stanford and a J.D. / M.A. from the University of Virginia. Toth is a charter member of Tech GC and a widely published author on legal issues.

  • TIFFANI MILNESVP of Escrow & Title

    Tiffani brings over 20 years of escrow experience to California First, TitleShield, and Iron Crest National Title Agency. She has worked for many of the leading title companies in the industry, and was consistently recognized as a top producer year after year. Her passion for streamlining the escrow process to take the stress out of real estate transactions has made her an innovator in her field.

  • STEVE DAWSONChief Compliance Officer DRE #01723588

    Steve brings nearly 20 years of residential and commercial real estate sales and management experience to REX. Having personally guided hundreds of clients through the buying and selling process, he prides himself on his referral based clientele and superior customer service. His love and understanding of technology has kept him a top expert in his field. NV BS.0145811 DRE #01723588

  • CINTHIA GALVANManaging Insurance Broker

    Cinthia began her insurance career in Charlotte, NC in 2009. Cinthia’s loyal, committed, and optimistic approach about our clientele and company values gives her the ability to personalize our products to each of our customer’s insurance needs.

  • JOSH PAULSONCFA, President & General Manager of REX Home Loans

    Josh is a seasoned entrepreneur, investor, advisor, and leader. He brings over a decade of experience from product, venture capital, and finance to transform the mortgage space. Josh was the second hire at RStudio, holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and a degree from Macalester College, and he always comes prepared with an inspirational quote!

  • MIKE VINCISVP, Enterprise Relationships DRE #01993140

    Mike is a home valuation expert who has guided hundreds of Southern California homeowners to successfully buy, list and sell their home with REX. Mike combines his extensive knowledge of the real estate market with a deep understanding of consumer behaviors, marketing and advertising. Previous experience includes growing one of Chicago’s largest media groups - by building long-lasting relationships and procuring partnerships with leading retail brands. DRE #01993140

  • WILL SOUNGSenior Director of Program Management

    Will is an experienced Technology Architect and Program Manager with 15+ years of experience in implementing large-scale systems integration projects for insurance, high-tech and state government clients. Before REX, Will was a Senior Manager at Accenture. Will holds a BA in Management of Technology from UC Berkeley.

  • JASON CHEWDirector of Engineering

    Jason is a Silicon Valley veteran with over a decade of full stack experience. He has worked at Facebook and a variety of startups in industries ranging from bioinformatics to digital marketing. Jason has a BA from UC Berkeley and will bake you some croissants if you ask nicely.

  • ANGUS PERKERSONEngineering Manager

    Angus is a front-end/full stack engineer with a passion for JavaScript. He is also an active member of the Los Angeles developer community. He holds a BS in Computational Media from Georgia Tech and has worked for companies including South Park Digital Studios and DogVacay.

  • MARCELO AGUILARSr. Software Engineer

    As a full-stack engineer with an eye for design, Marcelo has been a key player in transforming and modernizing companies’ web and tech presences for over 10 years. Always a tinkerer, his latest hobby is beer brewing and has just finished his 15th batch: a delicious vanilla porter.

  • JOHN HANLEYData Scientist

    With stints at Oracle, Yahoo, and Xerox PARC, John has lots of experience working at scale to solve DARPA hard problems. He looks forward to bringing tech solutions to an industry that needs them. John holds a Masters in Software Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.

  • BRET FORTENBERRYData Scientist

    Bret has over 10 years of experience in machine learning, big data, and biologically inspired robotics. He previously worked at CoreLogic building predictive models for the mortgage industry. Bret received his PhD in Computation Neuroscience from Boston University.

  • JASON ZHANGSoftware Engineer

    Jason has been programming since high school. He enjoys learning new technologies and likes to spend his free time playing video games and listening to podcasts. He is eager to learn about automation and how to integrate these tools to help his peers.

  • MIKE KENNEDYSenior Insurance Advisor

    Prior to joining REX, Mike worked in multi-family real estate financing as a Closing Assistant and Delivery Coordinator for Berkeley Point Capital. Mike also has extensive background in customer service, and earned his BA from Texas Tech University.

  • LUKE SMITHDirector of Brokerage

    Luke holds a real estate license in Illinois, California, and New York plus continuing education as a Seller Representative Specialist and Military Relocation Professional. Driven, positive person with impeccable attention to detail, Luke displays the talents of being an articulate communicator, a skilled negotiator and an expert in finance. This helps educate and empower customers to alleviate the stress of selling their property - making it a smooth transition. DRE #02037906

  • MATASHA FERGUSONPrincipal Broker

    Matasha brings 17 years of real estate sales experience and asset management to REX. As a Real Estate Asset Manager, she managed hundreds of properties throughout the United States while guiding clients through the buying and selling process. She takes pride in providing superb customer service and building long lasting relationships.

  • RICHARD ROSENBLUMPrincipal Broker

    Richard has over 24 years of experience as a Real Estate Broker. At Zillow, Inc he has served as Broker of Record in New Jersey and Pennsylvania during their early days as a start-up. He has founded several brokerages and overseen thousands of transactions. He is an industry expert and innovator.

  • MATT MEEHANPrincipal Broker

    Matt grew up in Colorado where he attended Metropolitan State University of Denver. He started his career as a radio marketing director before entering the real estate industry. Matt owned a traditional brokerage and gained his CCIM designation and taught ethics at his local Board of Realtors. Matt sold his brokerage in 2018 and became the Florida Broker for REX.

  • ANGELA COOKRegional Sales Manager

    Over the last 5 years in Real Estate Angela has evaluated over 2000 properties, managed a portfolio of 250+ homes, and experienced over 200 closings in both traditional and investment sales throughout Jacksonville. Realizing the impact technology could play in disrupting the Real Estate Industry, she joined Opendoor, a national iBuyer, before ultimately making the exciting move to REX.

  • RICHARD MEEBOERRegional Sales Manager

    Rich brings over 17 years of diverse real estate experience ranging from luxury properties to institutional portfolio acquisitions. His deep understanding of sales strategy, technology & asset valuation enable him to naturally transform complex concepts into highly compelling value propositions. Rich is committed to an exceptional and successful client experience.

  • RICH MATLINRegional Sales Manager DRE# 01947338

    Rich brings over a decade of real estate experience while also having a strong background in sales and marketing. Rich is a SoCal native and excited to provide a full suite of services for a 1/3 of the cost and deliver results. DRE# 01947338

  • IAN VAN DORPERegional Sales Manager

    Ian connects with people! He is a passionate data driven executive with 14 years of diverse tech and business development experience. Ian is a real estate enthusiast motivated by integrity and personal professionalism. Originally from New York and residing in New Jersey since 1998, Ian is a firm believer in giving back to the community. Ian holds a BA in Broadcasting from Oswego State.

  • SHARON ZHAOSenior Director of People Operations

    Sharon oversees the day-to-day operation of human resources, recruitment and facilities. She is a results-driven professional who previously managed complex international development projects. She has worked or studied in Indonesia, Philippines, India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, and the UK. Sharon holds degrees from UC Berkeley and the London School of Economics.

  • KIP RASMUSSENProduct Manager DRE #02087724

    Kip is an innovative real estate professional with experience in sales, marketing, and business development. While studying Business Management at the University of Colorado, Kip found a need for disruption in the industry and worked for two real estate startups before joining REX. As REX continues to grow at a rapid pace, Kip is eager to identify synergy and collaboration nationwide between builders, developers, fund managers, and more. DRE #02087724


    Alex is a native to Texas who currently resides in Austin. After completing his education at Texas A&M, he has since worked on fundraising for an international non-profit as well as 2 years of property management and training. You will normally find Alex on a hiking trail or at a food truck!

  • TYLER SPITZERManager, Strategy & Operations

    Tyler is a graduate of Harvard University, with an AB degree in economics. During his time at Harvard, in addition to completing internships in finance and real estate, he helped co-found Settlyt, a consumer technology company. He also was a member of the varsity football team. Tyler is an Eagle Scout and an active volunteer in the community. His entrepreneurial spirit, coupled with his passion for REX's social mission and affinity for teamwork, led him to join REX!

  • TABITHA MCCORMICKAssociate Director of Account Management

    Tabitha brings nearly a decade of experience in customer success, strategic partnerships and digital marketing. She has consulted with businesses of all sizes, helping grow brands through optimizing their digital presence. She was drawn to REX's mission to revolutionize the Real Estate industry, all while giving back & serving others.

  • MAKAYLA MARVINManager of Sales Development and Support

    Makayla is a graduate of Pepperdine University with a BS in Business Administration. She brings four years of property management experience, several years of customer service in a variety of markets, and a positivity and passion for people that drives her dedication to helping clients succeed both in and outside of real estate.

  • ALEX BERGStrategic Sales Manager

    Alex brings over a decade of business development, sales and tech experience to REX. He's passionate about connecting with clients to deliver impactful, positive experiences. Alex believes in technology's ability to improve people's lives and sees REX as a true embodiment of this principle. He lives in Northern Virginia with his family and his goal is to provide excellent customer service to the DC area. Alex was a 4 year Division 1 athlete in college and brings a team first attitude!

  • STEVE DEGUZMANMarket Manager - Colorado

    Prior to joining REX, Steve enjoyed success in both the traditional real estate brokerage and start-ups that resulted in more than 900 closed real estate transactions. Steve joined REX to help provide greater value to clients as the real estate industry continues to change.

  • MARYANN BAUMRelationship Manager DRE #01889433

    Maryann has been a licensed Real Estate agent since 2010, allowing her to fully learn and understand the real estate practices necessary for a successful agent in the real estate industry, in any market. DRE #01889433

  • VIKTOR KRUSESr RM & Market Lead for South Florida

    Viktor is a seasoned real estate investment specialist. He started his career at Investment Real Estate Associates and Marcus & Millichap. Realizing that there is tremendous potential in disrupting the industry with technology, Viktor joined RealtyMogul.com, a crowdfunding startup before REX. Viktor has an MBA from the WHU - the top MBA program in Germany partnered with the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

  • JONATHAN ESPARZARelationship Manager DRE #02093694

    Jonathan graduated from Cal State Northridge with a BA in Communication Studies and a minor in Business Law. He brings three years of financial industry experience that developed his extensive sale and customer service expertise. His goal at REX is to inspire every client about REX's revolutionary change in the real estate market. DRE #02093694

  • SYDNEY HOWARDRelationship Manager DRE #02025232

    Sydney is an experienced real estate professional who prides herself on creating seamless experiences that enable buyers and sellers to achieve their goals. An accomplished athlete as well as real estate professional, Sydney played college volleyball for the University of Minnesota. DRE #02025232

  • KARA BIRKENSTOCKSenior Relationship Manager DRE #02050515

    Kara is a savvy real estate professional with over 15 years of experience in marketing, communications and customer service. She is dedicated to ensure her clients are her top priority. Kara holds a BA in International Business and Marketing from Loyola Marymount University. DRE #02050515


    Josephine brings her experience in property management and project coordination along with her professional and positive attitude to the REX team. She prides herself on her passion for the exciting energy that REX is bringing to the real estate industry as well as surpassing the needs and wants of her clients. Josephine obtained a BA of Communication with a minor in Business Administration from the University of Arizona. DRE #02057907

  • GINGER HENDRIXAccount Manager DRE# 02077643

    Prior to REX, Ginger worked as an Account Manager for an IT firm where she excelled at client relationship-building. She has performed consultative design roles and has held various sales positions. Her specialty lies within support roles, analyzing accounts, while providing insight and feedback on how to streamline systems within a particular budget so that they function more efficiently. DRE# 02077643

  • KEELY PAREGIANRelationship Manager

    Real Estate came second nature to Keely as she tended the Paregian family properties from an early age, then later working for brokerages in the Sacramento area. Prior to joining REX she had a long career in broadcast communications. With experience within all aspects of Television News, Marketing, Public relations and project management. A natural networker, Keely enjoys bringing all the pieces together to make our buyers and sellers dreams come true, the REX way.

  • PETE MANFREDOSr. Relationship Manager

    Pete brings over 19 years of experience in the real estate/mortgage/title space as Principal/Broker for several brokerages. With a lifetime of extensive financial management experience, including fifteen years selling Big Data for Experian, he is a one-stop source of home buying information, matching the right clients to the right homes.

  • BRANDY LAWRENCERelationship Manager

    Brandy brings over 15 years of customer service and management experience to the REX team. As a licensed real estate agent in Texas, she is dedicated to providing top of the line service with a smile to her clients. Brandy is a true mover and shaker, loves to travel and has lived in Chicago, Los Angeles, San Antonio, Austin, and Tokyo! You will normally find Brandy listening to live music or taking flight at an airport near you.

  • TODD ROSENBAUMRelationship Manager

    Todd is a New Jersey native with a passion for Real Estate, Sports Marketing and Emerging Technology. He graduated in 2012 with a degree in marketing from Indiana University. Todd currently leads the Seattle REX team and spearheads our market launch initiatives, after having significantly contributed in successfully growing REX’s Northern New Jersey and New York State market areas in 2019-2020. WA #21002658

  • DYLAN RIOSSr. Relationship Manager DRE# 01997403

    Dylan is a Southern California native with a passion for Real Estate. He graduated with a finance degree from the University of Southern California and joined REX to make a difference. He understands that real estate is a crucial part of the financial decisions and portfolios of today’s world. Dylan believes in tenacity, work ethic and a strong moral compass in all facets of his life, both personally and professionally. DRE# 01997403

  • SHANNON JONESAssociate Manager of Sales Support

    Shannon holds an adventurous spirit and an honor's degree from the University of Texas. She prides herself on enhancing the consumer experience and works to make every interaction meaningful in a fast-paced digital world. She is passionate about honing new skills and keeping her outlook fresh.

  • ASHLEY ROBINSONCustomer Success Specialist

    With over 10 years background of customer service and sales, Ashley intends to showcase her get-it-done attitude and relationship building skills with both clients and colleagues. Utilizing her past professional experience, she plans to help the company grow and achieve their goals.

  • KATIE SALTIELSenior Account Manager

    Katie’s goal has always been to get involved, see what can be done to improve and work on implementing that. Her work career has encompassed internships with major corporations in digital marketing and commercial real estate. Katie is a recent graduate of St. Edward's University, with a degree in Communications.

  • KINDRA LIANGSenior Marketing Analyst DRE #02069343

    Kindra is a graduate of Pepperdine University with a BS in International Business and a minor in marketing. She joined REX’s intern program as a student, bringing her analytical skills from Morgan Stanley and several years of customer service experience. Inspired by REX’s game-changing mission, Kindra brings her positive energy and passion for marketing & problem-solving to the REX team. DRE #02069343

  • CHARLES TSENGCTO Emeritus DRE #01989094

    Charles is a technology leader with 20 years experience in software development. He prides himself on leading agile development teams to achieve rapid innovation. Charles brings a deep understanding of real estate BI and automation in document management systems that he developed from his technical leadership roles at Realtor.com and Zumbox. DRE #01989094

Board of Directors

  • ED FORSTBoard Member

    Ed Forst is Chairman, Partner, & member of the Investment Committee at Lion Capital. Ed previously served as Chief Executive Officer of Cushman & Wakefield, leading the commercial real estate firm across more than 60 countries. Prior to this, Ed was a Management Committee Partner of Goldman, Sachs & Co. He served as the Co-CEO of Goldman Sachs Asset Management. Ed was also the EVP & Principal Operating Officer of Harvard University.

  • MATT NORDBYBoard Observer

    Matthew Nordby is a Partner of Lion Capital. Prior to joining Lion Capital, Matt served as President of Playboy Enterprises, leading their global licensing business to over $1.5B in annual revenue. Prior to this, Matt served as an executive in the technology industry which included building software start-up Greenplum, acquired by EMC in 2010. He launched his career at Sun Microsystems where he held various leadership positions.

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