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Management Team



Biography PhotoGlenn Kelman
CEO

Glenn is the CEO of Redfin. Prior to joining Redfin, he was a co-founder of Plumtree Software, a Sequoia-backed, publicly traded company that created the enterprise portal software market. In his seven years at Plumtree, Glenn at different times led engineering, marketing, product management and business development; he also was responsible for financing and general operations in Plumtree's early days. Prior to starting Plumtree, Glenn worked as one of the first employees at Stanford Technology Group, a Sequoia-backed start-up acquired by IBM. Glenn was raised in Seattle and graduated from the University of California, Berkeley. He is a regular contributor to the Redfin blog and Twitter.

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Biography PhotoScott Nagel
President of Real Estate Operations

Scott runs the real estate operations at Redfin, with responsibility for revenues, customer service and legal compliance. Prior to Redfin, he was a managing director at LexisNexis, with profit-and-loss responsibility for an $80 million-business. Prior to that, Scott served as vice president of strategy and client operations at Applied Discovery, a successful legal services software start-up. Scott worked for many years as an attorney having graduated with a law degree from Seattle University and a political science degree from the University of Washington. Follow Scott on Twitter.

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Biography PhotoChris Nielsen
Chief Financial Officer

Chris leads the finance team at Redfin. Before joining Redfin, Chris was the chief financial officer and chief operating officer of Zappos.com, a leading destination in online apparel and footwear sales, where he oversaw the company's financial and fulfillment operations. Prior to Zappos.com, Chris led highly successful retail business segments, such as the home and garden store, at Amazon.com. He has also worked at business consulting firms Bain & Co. and Accenture. Chris holds a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering from Stanford University, and a master's degree in business administration from the MIT Sloan School of Management.

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Biography PhotoBridget Frey
Chief Technology Officer

As Redfin’s Chief Technology Officer, Bridget leads the software engineering team, which she has grown to more than 150 engineers in Seattle and San Francisco. Her mission is to build technology that makes the process of buying and selling a home less complicated and less stressful. She is a thought leader on issues facing women in technology, and nearly 30% of the software engineers on her team are women. Prior to Redfin, Frey was the director of analytics and business applications at Lithium Technologies. In addition, she has held management positions at IntrinsiQ Research, IMlogic and Plumtree Software. Bridget holds a bachelor's degree in computer science from Harvard University, where she graduated magna cum laude. She was recently named to the Puget Sound Business Journal 40 Under 40 list. Follow Bridget on Twitter.

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Biography PhotoAdam Wiener
Chief Growth Officer

Adam runs the New Business, Analytics & Marketing teams at Redfin. Adam leads the company's efforts to use our proprietary data to build new products for the web and improve our real estate services. He is also responsible for data-driven marketing efforts and identifying opportunities for business growth that align with the company's overall mission to reinvent the consumer experience for buying and selling real estate. Adam joined Redfin in 2007 on the product management team and was one of the pioneers of the Redfin Partner Program for agents, in addition to our service provider directory, Redfin Open Book. Prior to Redfin, Adam worked at Microsoft in the SQL Server Division for 5 years. Adam graduated from Stanford with a degree in Symbolic Systems, and a concentration in Human-Computer Interaction. Follow Adam on Twitter.

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Biography PhotoNela Richardson
Chief Economist

Nela joined Redfin most recently from Bloomberg LP, where she was a Senior Economist with Bloomberg Government. She has also held research economist positions at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Harvard University's Joint Center for Housing Studies and Freddie Mac. Nela leads the Redfin research team and is a frequent guest expert on housing and economic issues for local and national media. Follow Nela on Twitter.

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Biography PhotoJani Strand
Senior Vice President, Brand Marketing and Communications

As Senior Vice President of Communications, Jani oversees corporate, industry and consumer communications as well as brand design and creative services. Prior to joining Redfin, Jani was Vice President of Corporate Communications and PR for American Eagle Outfitters. In addition to being a company spokesperson, her role included media relations, crisis communications, and oversight of the NYC-based fashion publicity team. At Amazon.com, Jani was Director of Global Consumer Public Relations, where she led CEO communications, PR for Amazon's retail business, seven international websites, and various technology and entertainment initiatives. Jani also spent more than 10 years in account management roles at public relations agencies the MWW Group, and Hill & Knowlton. She is a graduate from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon, with a degree in business management and art history.

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Biography PhotoKaren Krupsaw
Senior Vice President, Real Estate Operations

As Vice President of Real Estate Operations, Karen Krupsaw oversees the home-selling business at Redfin nationwide and is responsible for the company's East Coast operations, including revenues, hiring, customer service and expansions into new markets. Karen was hired in 2009 as the Washington DC Market Manager and stepped up to the role of East Coast Regional Director in 2011. Prior to Redfin, Karen spent 15 years working in the home building industry, leading the growth of large sales organizations and overseeing company-wide marketing strategies. She served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Bozzuto Homes and previously for Renaissance Housing. Karen graduated from Boston University's School of Management with a degree in Finance.

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Biography PhotoAnthony Kappus
Vice President of Legal, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Anthony is Vice President of Legal, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Redfin. Before joining Redfin, Anthony was a corporate and securities attorney in the Seattle office of DLA Piper, where he represented venture capital funds and technology companies of all sizes. Anthony holds a bachelor of commerce degree from the Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary and a Juris Doctor with high honors from the University of Washington School of Law, where he also served as Associate Editor-in-Chief of the Washington Law Review.

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Biography PhotoMatt Lerner
Vice President, Products

Matt leads the product management team at Redfin. Matt is the co-founder of Walk Score, a leading provider of neighborhood content, and Redfin’s first acquisition. Prior to Walk Score, Matt was Lead Program Manager for the Windows User Experience Team at Microsoft. Before that, he co-founded EQuill, a software startup that he sold to Microsoft in 2001. Matt attended Brown University.

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Biography PhotoJennifer Chao
Vice President, Engineering

Jennifer leads the San Francisco engineering team at Redfin. She joined the company in 2008 as a software engineer on the core search experience team and was a key developer on the first version of the highly rated Redfin iOS app. Today she leads the Redfin web and mobile apps teams that are responsible for helping people search for homes and for connecting customers to Redfin Agents. She also oversees the company’s initiative to automate and streamline the home tour scheduling process. Previously, Jennifer worked as a software engineer at Plumtree Software and BEA Systems. She graduated from Stanford University with a degree in computer science.

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Additional Spokespeople



To arrange to speak with any of our spokespeople, contact:
Redfin Journalist Services
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In addition to our management team, we have a number of other housing market experts who can weigh in on national, local and lifestyle stories:
Biography PhotoTaylor Marr
Data Scientist

Taylor is a data scientist, economist and visualization whiz on the research team at Redfin. He worked most recently in Chicago doing securities research, and previously as a business intelligence analyst. Taylor went to graduate school for economics in Berlin, where he focused on behavioral economics and the housing market crash.
Biography PhotoPaul Reid
Market Manager in Boise, ID

Paul Reid is a veteran Redfin agent with a decade of real estate experience. He joined Redfin as an agent in Orange County, Calif. in 2010. In 2013, he moved on to lead Redfin’s expansion to the Inland Empire of Southern California in 2013. After helping dozens of homebuyers and sellers achieve their goals and building an important market for Redfin, Paul went on to join Redfin’s new ventures team, collaborating with engineers, data scientists and leaders from across the country to evaluate and launch new growth opportunities for the company. A respected leader and innovator within Redfin and the real estate industry, Paul now heads up Redfin's team of agents in Boise, Idaho.
Biography PhotoAlec Traub
Redfin Agent in Los Angeles

Alec is a native of Los Angeles and has over 10 years of real estate industry experience. In addition to leading the West L.A. team of Redfin real estate agents, Alec is also an outspoken expert on celebrity and luxury real estate.
Biography PhotoMia Simon
Redfin Agent in Silicon Valley

Mia leads a team of agents, and focuses on finding buyers the perfect home in Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Redwood City, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills and Mountain View. She has a juris doctor degree from University of California-Berkeley and was a practicing attorney before she began her real estate career.
Biography PhotoMike Alderfer
Redfin Agent in Washington, D.C.

Mike leads a team of agents in Washington, D.C., where he specializes in counseling buyers throughout the home-buying process. Prior to joining Redfin, he worked for a nonprofit organization that represented firefighters and first responders.
Biography PhotoChris Prescott
Redfin Market Manager for Minneapolis

Chris has more than 20 years of real estate experience in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, including teaching continuing education real estate classes. He was born and raised in Minnesota.
Biography PhotoTara Waggoner
Redfin Market Manager for Houston

Tara has a master's degree in business, a construction background and has been in the real estate business for more than 15 years. She leads a team of agents in the Houston area.