Meet Our Team
We want to use our expert knowledge and experience to give back to the mortgage lending community. Through technology and improved processes, we believe we can change how people work. What’s more, we believe we can change how things get done. Lots of companies are trying to fix what’s broken in mortgage processing. RealKey fills a key gap, focusing on eliminating conditions by facilitating and automating document collection, review, and communication among the numerous parties involved in each mortgage transaction.
Prior to founding RealKey in 2015, Christopher was the number one Mortgage Originator in the United States from 2010 to 2011 and personally funded over $2 billion in residential loans in all 50 states. A born entrepreneur, in 2013 Christopher also co-founded Sindeo, a San Francisco-based startup that raised $50 million to create a new mortgage experience.
[read_more]As a recognized business and thought leader in the mortgage industry, he has successfully scaled numerous mortgage loan companies. In his current role as CEO and Founder of RealKey, Christopher is leveraging his breadth of industry experience to transform and enable faster, more efficient mortgage loan processing.
Head of Engineering
As Head of Engineering, Paul has over 25 years of technology experience specializing in FinTech SaaS for the last 10 years. With both a creative and computer science background he brings high standards to both the user experience and the product evolution. He has a passion for a collaborative organizational culture and people mentorship. Prior to joining RealKey, Paul spent 8 years at Mortgage Cadence, an Accenture company, [read_more]where he scaled both the technology teams and products to support a $70M product transformation.Additionally, he spent time with Cloudvirga, a Stewart Title company defining a organizational transformation to support growth within the Stewart portfolio. He is a hands-on leader and expert in agile processes that drive predictability, scalability and reliability.
Head of Experience Design
A recognized product design leader, Alan has over 20 years experience working with startups through product design, strategy, and team evolution. Before joining the RealKey team, Alan led design and innovation strategy for Intuit where he delivered award-winning product experiences as a design lead for the TurboTax product line. As a leader in innovation [read_more] he has been awarded over 20 patents. Additionally, he launched the UX departments for startups Kintera and Broadbase Software, designing and implementing web analytics and business intelligence solutions for Fortune 1000 companies.
Head of Product
With over 20 years of experience in product, Phong has helped execute and deliver solutions to market across many company sizes and industries. During his time at eBay/PayPal’s growth to $6B, he led and innovated in Commerce and Fintech with impact to C2C, B2C, and Enterprise customers. His depth of experience paired with a passion for delivering customer value, has created multiple successful exits during his career. Prior to RealKey, Phong was a product leader and advisor to early stage startups helping accelerate opportunities and driving product solution activities.
Head of Sales Operations & Strategic Partnerships
With over three decades of business development experience in the software industry, Rob is an established business leader with a proven track record in sales, management, and business operations. Rob has held leadership positions that span a number of notable organizations, including and most recently, zipLogix, Equifax and Threewide/ListHub. As Head of Sales, he oversees the strategic growth and expansion of RealKey.
Head of Marketing
An established marketing, product and technology executive, Haden brings over 15 years professional experience building P&L’s to billions in revenue. He has a proven track record of driving increases in bottom line profit for leading technology, telco and financial services firms. Prior to joining RealKey, Haden held leadership positions at companies that include the likes of [read_more] Esurance, T-Mobile and Motricity (Singapore). As RealKey’s Head of Marketing, Haden identifies market needs and drives marketing strategy.
Head of Product Ops
As RealKey’s Head of Product Operations, Sherry is responsible for overseeing collaboration between product development and engineering in the creation of new platform features, as well as ensuring that best practices and industry requirements are consistently met. Prior to joining RealKey, Sherry was Director of Operations for Loan Factory, the number one loan originator in the U.S. [read_more] While at Loan Factory, she was instrumental in the company’s growth over four years from processing less than 200 loans per year to nearly 10,000 loans, with revenues reaching approximately $3.5 million. Throughout her career, she has held various roles in financing, including senior loan processor, senior loan origination, underwriter, and real estate sales agent, consistently providing superior client service throughout the loan lifecycle and ensuring complete client satisfaction.
We are hiring
RealKey is changing the way consumers and professionals buy a home and get a mortgage. Led by the best in the industry, you’ll be part of the most disruptive technology in FinTech. We are looking for passionate leaders with entrepreneurial spirit to help us grow the product and make RealKey an industry standard in real estate and finance. RealKey has a strategy and team to make our ambitious dreams a reality. We look forward to meeting our next dreamers and leaders to pioneer the future.