Helping investors achieve their goals
Kiavi provides the intelligence to act, the timely capital to fund opportunities, and the confidence real estate investors need to scale their businesses and unlock the value of America's aged homes.
With more than $16B in funded loans, Kiavi is one of the nation’s largest private lenders to residential real estate investors (REIs). We harness the power of data & technology to offer REIs a simpler, more reliable, and faster way to access the capital they need to scale their businesses. Formerly known as LendingHome, we’re committed to helping our customers revitalize the approximately $25 trillion worth of aged U.S. housing stock to provide move-in ready homes and rental housing for millions of Americans across the country.
It is our team’s expertise paired with a true understanding of the unique needs and challenges of today’s real estate investors that allow us to play a pivotal role in their investment journey.
Arvind Mohan Chief Executive Officer & Board Member
Arvind is the Chief Executive Officer of Kiavi. He has over 15 years of experience in residential real estate and investment banking. Prior to joining Kiavi, Arvind was a director in the fixed income division at Barclays. He holds a B.S. and M.S. in Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. Arvind recently purchased his first investment property (a small fixer-upper) and learned first-hand the difficulties faced by real estate investors. At Kiavi, he is excited to combine his background and experience to help scale our technology platform to serve the needs of our customers.Connect with Arvind on LinkedIn
Alex Urmersbach Chief Financial Officer
As Kiavi’s Chief Financial Officer, Alex oversees Kiavi’s financial strategy and operations, including the company’s Finance, Accounting, Capital Markets, and Business Operations functions. A seasoned Finance leader, Alex has more than 20 years of experience in the lending and mortgage sectors, including Chief Financial Officer positions at Athas Capital Group, Teleperformance, and Panorama Mortgage Group. Alex attended the Anderson School of Management at UCLA and holds an MBA from Universität Hohenheim in Stuttgart, Germany. As a real estate investor himself with a handful of rental properties, Alex is committed to Kiavi’s mission of helping real estate investors scale their businesses.Connect with Alex on LinkedIn
Stephanie Casper Chief Revenue Officer
Stephanie leads the Sales and Marketing teams at Kiavi. She has been a lender to residential investors since 2015 when she joined CoreVest Finance as Head of Bridge Lending. In that role, Stephanie worked directly with customers to develop additional loan products to meet the changing needs of the residential investor. Prior roles include operational, marketing, and sales management positions at GE, Marriott International, and Green Street Advisors. She has a B.S. from The Hotel School at Cornell University, and an MBA from UNC Chapel Hill. Stephanie is a fellow investor in the SFR space with a small portfolio of rentals. She caught the residential investment bug from watching her grandfather pick up investment properties over his lifetime, and plans to continue to follow in his footsteps.Connect with Stephanie on LinkedIn
Pat Mcluckie SVP of Customer Experience
Pat leads the Mortgage Operations and Mortgage Servicing teams at Kiavi. He holds his B.S. in Economics from the University of Pittsburgh and has 33 years of experience in the mortgage industry. Pat has led mortgage operations and sales units at two prior mortgage startups, as well as a top 10 national mortgage originator. Pat has focused on mortgage automation and process improvement throughout his career and continues this quest to help launch next generation's mortgage technology for real estate investors at Kiavi.Connect with Pat on LinkedIn
Nora Gibson General Counsel
Nora heads the Legal and Compliance team at Kiavi overseeing all of Kiavi's legal affairs. She has over 25 years in private practice, previously serving as lead counsel to the underwriters in many of Silicon Valley's most prominent IPOs. Prior to joining Kiavi, Nora was a partner at Perkins Coie focusing on corporate governance and capital markets transactions. Nora holds her B.A. from Berkeley in Political Science and received her J.D. from the University of San Francisco School of Law. At Kiavi, Nora is excited to use her legal skills to help reimagine the real estate investing process and space.Connect with Nora on LinkedIn
Richard Arts SVP of People
Richard leads the Employee Success teams including Talent Acquisition, People Operations, and Employee Experience to ensure that Kiavi is an employer of choice and an environment where employees can thrive, build careers, and do amazing work. Prior to Kiavi, he was a management consultant at Korn Ferry in Amsterdam and San Francisco, advising Fortune500 and small and medium enterprises on HR strategy, compensation, and learning and development. He holds a MS in Organizational Psychology from Utrecht University. He appreciates Kiavi’s mission of advancing the real estate investing industry and works to see that the company’s values and purpose carry throughout the company and on to the customers.Connect with Richard on LinkedIn
Board of Directors
Our directors continue to help us push the envelope and think big for Kiavi’s future.
Joseph Chen RenRen
Joe led the Series-C round of financing that propelled Kiavi forward as one of the leading online lenders in the world and shapes the company's strategy around growth and scale. He is the founder of Renren and has also served as the Chairman of the Renren Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of the company since its inception. Prior to founding Renren, Joe was the Co-Founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer of ChinaRen.com, a first-generation SNS in China and one of China's most visited websites in 1999. He served as Senior Vice President of Sohu.com after ChinaRen.com was acquired by Sohu in 2000. Mr. Chen holds a BA in Physics from the University of Delaware, a Master's degree in engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and an MBA from Stanford University.Connect with Joseph on LinkedIn
James Herbert Co-Founder
Kiavi, formerly LendingHome, is James' third real estate start-up. He founded a residential real estate private equity fund and Colony American Homes. James was previously a VP at Colony Capital and VP in Investment Banking at Morgan Stanley. He holds a BA in Economics and an MBA from Stanford University.Connect with James on LinkedIn
Matt Humphrey Co-Founder
Matt started Kiavi, formerly LendingHome, in 2013 with the goal of building the best way to get a mortgage. He worked hard as the company's Founder and previous CEO for seven years to combine the best people and technology to completely reimagine the mortgage process from end-to-end and is thrilled to continue to support the team on the Board of Directors. Matt is a serial entrepreneur who has founded 6 startups, including an e-commerce platform called HomeRun that was acquired for over $100M+ less than 18 months after launch. Matt was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA, where he received a BS in CS and MBA from Carnegie Mellon after matriculating at age 13.Connect with Matt on LinkedIn
Cathey Lowe Independent Director
Cathey is an experienced independent board director with 30 years of experience working with Fortune 500 companies. She recently served on the board of The New Home Company. As an independent consultant and fractional CFO, Cathey has over a decade of experience providing strategic advisory & financial services to a broad range of companies. Previously, Cathey served as Senior Vice President of Finance at The Ryland Group, and held finance and accounting management positions at ARCO. Cathey holds an MBA from University of California at Los Angeles, an MS from University of Texas at Dallas, and a BBA from the University of Houston.Connect with Cathey on LinkedIn
Charles Moldow Foundation Capital
Charles led the Series-A round of financing that launched Kiavi, formerly LendingHome, and has leveraged his deep expertise in marketplace lending to help the company every step of the way. He joined Foundation Capital in 2005 and, prior to that, he was part of two teams that successfully built companies from early start-ups through greater than $100 million in sales and exits near or above $1 billion. Charles has made fourteen successful investments since joining Foundation, of which two, LendingClub and On Deck Capital, have IPOs. They also include PowerSet (acquired by Microsoft); Xoopit (acquired by Yahoo!); Adwhirl (acquired by Google); Weblistic (acquired by Spot Runner). Charles works closely with his current portfolio, which includes AdRoll, auxmoney, BTCJam, DogVacay, Finxera, Kiavi, Motif Investing, and Refresh.Connect with Charles on LinkedIn
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