We started Sundae to help sellers get a fair price for their house, as-is.

For far too long, homeowners without the time or resources to get a house market-ready have been taken advantage of when it comes time to sell if the house needs some love. We think this isn’t fair and we started Sundae to change this.

Selling with an agent is time-consuming and costly.

Getting a house ready to sell with a real estate agent can take a lot of time and money for repairs, improvements, and cleaning-up. Even after these investments, selling with an agent requires time and patience. You have to keep your home clean and available for showings with no certainty of when your house might sell and for how much.

Selling off-market lets you skip the hassle so you can move on quickly.

If you don’t have the time or resources to get a house market-ready, an alternative to the traditional sales process is to sell your house “off-market.”  Off-market buyers will purchase the home as-is so you don’t have to do any work, repairs, or showings.

Predatory property investors have given off-market buyers a bad name.

But beware! Many off market buyers prey on sellers who are dealing with difficult situations like job loss, divorce or a death in the family. They find homeowners who need to sell quickly and then take advantage of their situation. The buyer’s goal is to offer the lowest possible price because every dollar they don’t give to the seller goes into their pocket.

Sundae provides a new way to sell off-market.

Sundae is the only marketplace connecting home sellers with a large network of local investors, ensuring that homeowners get the highest possible off-market price for their home. 

The Sundae marketplace creates competition among investors bidding on your home, thereby ensuring that you receive the highest offer an investor is willing to pay. 

At Sundae, we think when investors compete, homeowners win.

Learn more about how Sundae works.

Josh Stech

Co-Founder & CEO

Josh started Sundae to help homeowners get a better outcome when selling off-market. With a career at the intersection of technology and residential real estate, he’s seen first hand the opportunity to create a new type of business that wins by doing the right thing for the seller.

Prior to starting Sundae, Josh was Founding Partner and SVP of Sales at LendingHome, an online mortgage bank specializing in short-term residential bridge loans. During his five years at LendingHome, Josh helped the company outperform veteran business in LendingHome’s category as the company scaled to 350 employees and $150M in venture funding.

Prior to LendingHome Josh was Co-Founder and CFO of Purpose Built Investments (PBI), a residential real estate private equity firm. Josh launched three investment funds for PBI focused on buying, renovating, and selling houses as well as bridge lending, executing more than 1,200 transactions.

Josh graduated with honors from Stanford with a BA in Economics, BA in Spanish, and an MA in Latin American Studies with a focus in Economic Policy. He wrote his honors thesis on the long-term impact of the subprime lending crisis on the Latino community. Josh lives in San Francisco with his wife, two sons, and their two dogs.

Andrew Swain

Co-Founder & Chairman

Andrew is an experienced executive with expertise in finance and marketplaces. Prior to founding Sundae, Andrew was CFO at LendingHome, the category-leading online mortgage bank specializing in short-term residential bridge loans. Prior to LendingHome, Andrew served as CFO at Airbnb, helping the vacation rental marketplace scale during a period of hypergrowth. 

Previously, Andrew held a series of roles at Intuit, including VP of Finance for the Intuit Consumer Division and General Manager of the company’s prepaid debit card business, after also leading Intuit’s Corporate Strategy and Development Group. Before joining Intuit, Andrew was a Principal at The Boston Consulting Group, where he specialized in Corporate Strategy and Operations. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Shane Steele

Chief Marketing Officer

As Chief Marketing Officer at Sundae, Shane is responsible for driving growth for Sundae’s brands and businesses. Over the course of her career, Shane has followed her passion for building iconic consumer brands with marketing leadership roles at Dropbox, Chime, Airbnb, Twitter, and Coca-Cola. She began her career as a consultant at Accenture and as a Creative Lead at Sapient. 

Shane graduated from Cornell University, where she received a BS in psychology and contributed to several published research articles in the field of social psychology focused on biases in judgement and decision-making. Shane’s love for brands and marketing began in high school thanks to an internship in the marketing department at Lego in her hometown of Enfield, Connecticut.

Madhav Ranjan

SVP, Product & Engineering

As SVP of Product and Engineering, Madhav brings 20+ years of product and technology leadership in the mortgage and real estate vertical to Sundae.  Madhav is passionate about the Sundae mission and is responsible for building highly scalable, fault-tolerant, elegant, intuitive products that drive change and help further our mission to help homeowners.  

Prior to joining Sundae, Madhav was SVP of Product and Engineering at HouseCanary, a leading provider of residential real estate valuation and analytics to large institutional customers.  Prior to HouseCanary, Madhav co-founded Red Bell Real Estate where he served as the Chief Information Officer and led the product and engineering teams to build automated real estate valuation, BPO Fulfillment and REO Management platforms to propel three independent businesses. Red Bell Real Estate was successfully sold to publicly traded Radian Guaranty. 

Madhav began his career at UBS Investment Bank after graduating from Cornell University, where he received a BS in computer science.

Beth Sallomi

VP, People

As VP of People, Beth oversees all aspects of human resources at Sundae, driving performance, talent development and acquisition, learning and development, compensation, benefits, tools and technologies, and the continuing evolution of the company’s culture.

Prior to joining Sundae, Beth was VP of HR Operations at Fandom, where she led global  operations for the Human Resources and Talent teams in nine countries. She also held leadership roles at GE Digital, where she was responsible for the delivery of full-cycle Recruiting and Staffing support across all GE businesses globally, and TeamPersona, a boutique staffing firm with a client portfolio including Yahoo, Sony PlayStation, Facebook, and Apple among others.

Beth grew up in Virginia, where she graduated from Mary Washington College with a BA in Political Science.  In addition to spending time with her husband, friends, and her german shepherds, Beth enjoys traveling, hiking, kayaking, and winning at trivia night.

Polly Watts

VP, Home Sales

Polly is a real estate professional who takes great pride in her ability to dissect and understand the characteristics of the residential real estate market. Previous to Sundae, Polly managed the daily brokerage and escrow operations at Maxim Properties, a subsidiary of Wedgewood Inc. She is a hands-on professional actively engaged in property acquisitions, home valuations, negotiations, closing, and the evaluation of special finance issues including non-performing notes (NPNs). Polly has built her real estate practice by valuing client goals, confidentiality, ethics, and long-term relationships.

Priding herself on being a personable trust counselor, skilled negotiator, and market analyst, Polly offers clients unparalleled market knowledge. She has been acknowledged by various sources as Los Angeles’ top broker by sales volume between 2012 and 2019. Polly also formerly enjoyed a successful tenure as an independent agent with Century 21, and as the owner and manager of her own brokerage.

Holding a Broker’s license in California, Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, Tennessee, Idaho, Utah, Georgia, Florida, and Washington, Polly’s vast experience and ability to tap into new markets enabled Wedgewood to expand its business into multiple states during her time there. Under Polly’s direction, Maxim Properties sold more than 3,500 homes annually.

Michelle Heimerl

VP, Finance & Accounting

Michelle is the VP of Finance and Accounting. Prior to joining Sundae, Michelle was the head of finance at Open Listings.  During her time there, she was instrumental in the acquisition of Open Listings by Opendoor. Post acquisition, Michelle worked with the CFO and Corporate Controller to help transition the financial systems, products, and people to the larger Opendoor team.  

Michelle has always enjoyed working with startups. She spent three years as the VP of Finance at Winc, a direct to consumer wine subscription business, and before that, spent two years as the CFO/Controller for a large portfolio of startups in Los Angeles. She has worked in finance and accounting in industries such as asset management, entertainment, and real estate. Michelle began her career in public accounting, which led her to a three-year stint in investment banking in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Michelle grew up in Southern California, but spent her life traveling back and forth between Puerto Rico and Argentina. She graduated with honors with a BS in Finance and a Minor in Accounting from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. When she’s not working, Michelle enjoys spending time with her two kids and two dogs in Los Angeles. She loves to stay active, whether it’s running, playing tennis, volunteering, or traveling to some of her favorite jaunts.

Meijing Peng

Director, Loan Accounting

As the Loan Accounting Director, Meijing is responsible for the accounting and reporting of all lender activity at Sundae, including Loan Funding, Loan Sales and other payment activities falling in between. Meijing works closely with Capital Markets, Lender and the Operations teams on day-to-day activities and business initiatives to ensure proper risk management in respects of cash position liquidity, loan data integrity and accounting control environment.

Prior to joining Sundae, Meijing was the Portfolio Accounting Director at LendingClub, a San Francisco based Fintech company that led the revolution of personal loan lending and borrowing. Before LendingClub, Meijing developed her career and expertise mainly in the mortgage finance industry specializing in investment accounting for loans, securities and derivatives. She has held various positions at mortgage origination and securitization businesses like Countrywide Financial and Thornburg Mortgage, and at wholesale financial institutions like Wells Fargo Capital Markets and Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco.

Outside of work, Meijing enjoys yoga and running on her own, and many outdoor activities with her husband.

Trevor Hansen

VP, Business Operations

Trevor is a member of the core original team that built Sundae.  His current division obsesses over the best practices and tools that employees use to provide exceptional experiences to our customers.  Whether you’ve sold your home using Sundae’s marketplace or are just launching an inquiry, Business Operations had a hand in your journey behind the scenes. 

Prior to Sundae, Trevor worked at LendingHome, the largest mortgage lender for bridge loans in the country,  where he led the company’s retail investor platform, which grew to over $150MM in Assets Under Management within two years. During his time at LendingHome he also managed the mortgage broker relations team and the property investor acquisition team.

Before LendingHome, Trevor worked at MicroVentures, the first equity crowdfunding platform registered as a Broker-Dealer with FINRA. He spent the early part of his career managing a team of non-profit fundraising professionals at Santa Clara University.

Trevor graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BA in English and also earned a Master of Business Administration, both from Santa Clara University.

Polina Ryshakov

Sr. Director, Research & Lead Economist

Polina is dedicated to understanding the future of residential real estate focusing on the factors that affect market dynamics, and the evolving behaviors and needs of stakeholders in the real estate market, including homeowners, agents and property investors. In her role, she generates insights that drive our corporate, product, and marketing strategy and produces insights that help our key stakeholders navigate important decisions.

As a Real Estate Economist with more than 15 years of experience across commercial and residential real estate, Polina has expertise in research, demand/supply analysis, profitability analysis and feasibility studies.  Prior to joining Sundae, Polina built and managed the Valuation Department at LendingHome. Her background also includes working for Cushman & Wakefield, Hanley Wood, and Standard & Poor’s.  

Polina got her first real estate-related job as a sophomore in high school and can’t pass an open house without going in ever since. She is passionate about seeing development patterns, policy decisions and investments align. She loves books, dogs, travel, spending time with her family, and the challenge of balancing young kids with being a startup enthusiast. 

Polina graduated with a double major in Economics and International Relations from the University of California at Davis and has been a CAIA Charter Holder since 2010.

Aubree Kendall

Sr. Director of Operations

Aubree is one of the founding team members here at Sundae. Prior to Sundae, Aubree led the Construction and Feasibility departments at LendingHome, and helped hire and set up teams in multiple geographic locations across the country. Aubree’s real estate sense was sharpened through her early experiences at both smaller boutique firms like Buildzig, as well as larger international firms such as NAI. 

Aubree holds advanced degrees from UCLA and UC Berkeley and was an academic fellow at Cornell. She is passionate about causes that support animal rescue/ rehabilitation and those that provide resources for women and children who are victims of violence. She has held law practicum positions with the Alameda District Attorney’s Office Domestic Violence Unit, as well as the Hopi Appellate Court and the Oneida Nation.

Aubree’s academic focus centered on Federal Law and Policy with special interest given to Real Estate & Domestic Violence Law (Berkeley Law), and she also led the Berkeley Haas School of Business Real Estate Team in their annual UNC real estate challenge. She is a former Instructor at UC Berkeley and Professor at Mills College and has worked in real estate for more than 10 years as an agent in development, specializing in construction management, project feasibility, operations, funds control, and asset mitigation in both residential and commercial industries.

Charlie Mackey

VP & General Manager

Charlie’s experience has led him to a versatile offering at Sundae. Here he laterally manages multiple teams with diverse functionality. This translates to him overseeing new market expansion strategy, partner/agent relations, investor solutions, regional supply/demand funnels, and overall asset management. 

Prior to joining Sundae, Charlie built the Open Markets department at Wedgewood Inc., leading an acquisition’s team with limited resources to become one of the company’s most profitable supply channels. Before that, Charlie began his real estate career as an original member of New Western Acquisitions at the founding office near Dallas, TX. His success and rapid growth with NWA brought him to Southern California, where he developed the company’s West Coast efforts.

Charlie was raised in the South, where he obtained his BSBA in finance from the University of Arkansas. He completed a second degree in economics from a semester abroad at the London School of Economics. A passionate preservationist but firm believer in measured gentrification, Charlie spends his personal time restoring historic buildings. He hopes to one day lead Sundae’s first Affordable Housing Fund. When real estate is not on his mind, Charlie is either surfing or in his workshop crafting simple home furnishings.

Erik Bildman

VP & General Manager

Erik is responsible for driving growth and performance in Sundae’s existing markets and expanding into new markets managing multiple teams across the Marketplace and Fix-and-Flip business lines.  Previously as Director of Asset Management, he was responsible for the day to day operations & strategy of  Sundae’s HomeLove Fund growing the portfolio to over $100M in sales since inception.  

Prior to joining Sundae in August 2019, he spent 11 years at Wedgewood Inc., most recently as Director of Regional Investments overseeing all East Coast fix-and-flip operations and REO management. During his time at Wedgewood, Erik was involved in the acquisition, renovation, and resale of more than 5,000 properties and was responsible for launching over 20 new markets across the U.S.  

Erik grew up in Boston and graduated with a BS in Economics from Georgetown University, where he was a two-time captain of the Men’s Tennis Team. He currently lives in Santa Monica and spends most of his free time enjoying the outdoors and competing on the local paddle tennis circuit.

Tutt Mrasek

VP, Customer Solutions

Tutt runs Sundae’s Customer Solutions team which encompasses Inside Sales, Customer Success and Member Services. These teams are tasked with driving revenue through the Supply and Demand sides of our Marketplace while delivering a world class customer experience. 

Tutt brings 15+ years of knowledge in building Sales, Success and Retention teams to scale quickly and capture market share. Prior to joining Sundae Tutt was the Director of Sales at Unison, co-home investing. He managed and built all Sales Operations while maintaining strong organizational NPS during 18 months of rapid growth. Accelerated annual revenue to over $65MM, resulting in 160% growth. Increased direct sales revenue 15% quarter-over-quarter within 18 months. 

Tutt was born in Michigan “The Mitten”. Moved to California at 15, joined the Marine Corps at 17, has a degree in Audio Engineering and Music Production which is applicable to his career in no way. Finds the wilderness to be his happy place, is commonly described as gregarious and can’t get enough of watching contact sports.

David Durant

Director, Technology Solutions

David Durant is the Director of Technology Solutions at Sundae. Prior to joining Sundae, David worked as Solutions Architect for Hart where he led their internal and external facing solutions architecture. Hart interfaced with many multibillion dollar health systems, where David focused on connecting data in the most efficient way possible in order to aggregate many disparate systems and surface it through a platform with bi-directional capabilities.

David has an overwhelming passion for building and scaling systems. He spends most of his free time strategizing on how to optimize and proactively strategize for Sundae’s anticipated scale.

David grew up in Southern California and graduated from CSU Dominguez Hills, where he received a BS in Information Systems. When he’s not scaling IT infrastructure, he enjoys flying helicopters down the coast, watching or participating in any form of racing, and is an avid soccer and basketball fan.

Peter A. Tariche

Director of Engineering

Peter grew up in California where programming and technology was a hobby starting from a young age.

Prior to joining Sundae, Peter was the VP of Engineering at a healthcare technology company. Peter brings 14+ years of experience in the technology arena with him working across many different industries. He graduated from the University of California, San Diego. 

Peter enjoys traveling; spending time with his wife, dog, friends, and family, and playing board games, dominoes, and backgammon.

Our mission is to help homeowners get the best outcome when it’s time to sell a house that needs some love.

We’re a marketplace looking to bring more value, confidence and convenience to sellers, when they need it most.

Working at Sundae means being part of the team that’s bringing compassion and transparency to the business of helping homeowners sell in their time of need.

If you’re driven by making a positive impact in people’s lives and want to support our mission, we’d love to hear from you.

Want to join our team?

Visit our careers page. We’re hiring!