We're a passionate team of engineers, real-estate professionals, and entrepreneurs making it easier to find a great place to live.
Interested in joining the team? See our current job openings.
Robert Reffkin is an entrepreneur on a mission to help everyone find their place in the world. He was inspired to enter the world of real estate by his mother, Ruth, a longtime agent who now proudly works at Compass. Robert completed a B.A. and M.B.A. from Columbia University and worked at McKinsey, Goldman Sachs, and as a White House Fellow. He ran 50 marathons in 50 states to raise $1 million dollars for charities — including for America Needs You, the non-profit he founded to serve young people living below the poverty line who are the first in their families to go to college. He is donating all of his proceeds from his new book, No One Succeeds Alone, to nonprofits that help young people realize their dreams.
Founder & Chief Strategist
Ori Allon is a technologist and entrepreneur who, throughout his career, has built software-driven businesses that generate personalized experiences for the everyday consumer. Ori's background working in technology includes serving as Director of Engineering at Twitter, founding Julpan which was acquired by Twitter, and founding Orion which was acquired by Google. His passion lies within empowering entrepreneurs to make impact through technology. Ori earned his PhD in computer science at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia.
Chief Financial Officer
Kristen Ankerbrandt has nearly 20 years of global experience across the technology and media sectors, with expertise in software and tech-enabled services. As Chief Financial Officer, she oversees strategic and operational finance, acquisitions, partnerships, and investor relations. Prior to joining Compass, Kristen spent 12 years at The Carlyle Group where she led technology & business services investments for Carlyle’s $18.5 billion fund and oversaw the firm’s investments in a number of premier technology companies globally. Prior to Carlyle, Kristen worked at Goldman Sachs in the Investment Banking Division where she focused on technology, media and communications transactions. Kristen holds a BA in Economics from Columbia University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Chief Technology Officer
Joseph Sirosh is a technologist with a passion for AI. As Chief Technology Officer, he leads the development of the real estate industry’s first end-to-end platform and oversees the engineering team. Most recently, Joseph served as Microsoft’s Chief Technology Officer for AI. During his tenure, he held product and engineering responsibility for all enterprise database, big data and machine learning products, with 1,700+ engineers. Prior to Microsoft, Joseph spent nine years as a VP at Amazon where he managed the Global Inventory Platform for Amazon’s Consumer Business, and built the machine learning and Transaction Risk Management teams. Joseph holds a PhD in Neural Networks from the University of Texas at Austin.
Chief Operating Officer
Greg Hart is a hi-tech leader with 20+ years experience at Amazon in all aspects of product development, product and general management, marketing, content and e-commerce. He has a demonstrated track record leading and innovating in successively larger and more complex roles, spanning positions ranging from marketing in Amazon's early days, to product management in Amazon's media businesses, to general management of billion-dollar retail businesses, to building and launching innovative new products and services (Amazon Echo & Alexa), to leading worldwide Prime Video. Greg has extensive experience building and managing large, globally distributed teams comprising business line leaders, marketers, product managers, UX designers, engineers, machine learning and speech scientists. He holds 57 issued patents with additional patent submissions pending. Past roles include Technical Advisor to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.
Chief People Officer
Priyanka Singh brings over 20 plus years of strategic and operational Human Resources expertise to her role as the Chief People Officer. Prior to joining Compass, Priyanka spent 10 years at Bridgewater Associates, where she held a variety of management positions in HR, Back Office, and as Chief of Staff to the CEO. Prior to Bridgewater, Priyanka worked in the sales and HR functions at CIT as well as a consultant with Aon Hewitt and Towers Perrin (now known as Willis Towers Watson) where she focused on human resources strategy and design, communications, and change management. Priyanka holds an MSJ from Northwestern University and an MPS from Cornell University.
Chief Business Officer
Rob Lehman joined Compass from management consulting at McKinsey & Company in New York City, where he was primarily focused on devising growth strategies in legacy industries through technology and data innovations. Rob has been named one of Forbes 30 Under 30, was ranked #27 on the T360 list of the 200 most influential people in residential real estate, and graduated summa cum laude from Duke University. Outside of work, Rob has worked on social enterprise initiatives on every continent, with a passion for public private partnerships to drive poverty alleviation.
President, National Brokerage Operations
The proud daughter of a real estate agent, Neda is focused on bringing Compass's mission to life across the United States. Prior to Compass Neda was the Director of Urban Systems at Sidewalk Labs, the division of Google focused on building smart cities. Neda also spent years in the Bay Area working at high-growth technology companies, and in East Africa building programs to support female entrepreneurs. Neda started her career as a management consultant at McKinsey & Co. She earned her MBA from Harvard Business School and her BA in Economics from Columbia University.
President, Customer Success
Danielle Wilkie’s 20+ year career has followed technology transformation across a variety of industries: property management, home improvement, insurance, digital advertising, content licensing and online learning & ecommerce. Her career began in Marketing & Product Management and has continued to leverage this customer-driven approach in all her leadership roles. She has been part of several successful startup exits including HomeAdvisor (f/k/a ServiceMagic sold to IAC in 2004), NetQuote (sold to Bankrate in 2010) and Craftsy (sold to NBCUniversal in 2018). She holds a BA from Smith College and an MBA from the University of Colorado.
Independent Board Members
Allan Leinwand is Chief Technology Officer at Shopify, joining in 2021 to lead the engineering teams. Prior to Shopify, Allan was Senior Vice President of Engineering at Slack from pre-IPO, transforming the way work gets done for hundreds of thousands of companies and tens of millions of users. Previously, Allan was Chief Technology Officer at ServiceNow, and has co-founded and held senior leadership positions at multiple companies and was also a venture capital investor for seven years. Allan previously served as an adjunct professor at the University of California, Berkeley where he taught on the subjects of computer networks, network management and network design. He holds a BS in Computer Science from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He co-authored “Cisco Router Configuration” and “Network Management: A Practical Perspective” and has been granted a patent in the field of data routing.
Charles Phillips is the former CEO and Chairman of Infor, the third-largest business software applications company in the world. The company provides cloud applications that automate critical business processes for a broad range of industries. Prior to joining Infor, Charles was president of Oracle Corporation and a member of its board of directors. During his eight-year tenure, Oracle tripled in market capitalization and acquired 70 companies. Before Oracle, he was a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley in the Technology Group and also served on the company’s board of directors. Charles’ experience as a board member is extensive. He has served on the boards of the Viacom Corporation, the Apollo Theater, the New York Police Foundation, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and President Barack Obama’s Economic Recovery Board.
Dawanna Williams is the Founder and Managing Principal of Dabar Development Partners – a real estate development firm that offers modern living solutions with intelligent planning, architectural ingenuity, and environmental integrity. Prior to founding Dabar, she spent 10 years practicing commercial real estate law, most of that time with the firm Sidley Austin LLP. During her legal career, she has represented major developers, international funds, investment banks, institutional lenders and private equity investors to facilitate a wide range of complex real estate transactions, totaling millions of spatial square feet. Dawanna also serves on the boards of ACRES Commercial Realty Corp. (NYSE: ACR), Focus Impact Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: FIACU), the New York Real Estate Chamber, the Apollo Theater, and The Trust For Cultural Resources of The City Of New York. She holds an A.B. from Smith College, an M.P.A. from the Harvard Kennedy School and a J.D. from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law.
From March 2017 to January 2022, Frank Martell served as President and Chief Executive Officer of CoreLogic, after serving in the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer roles after joining CoreLogic in 2011. Martell now serves as the non-executive Chairman of the Board of directors at CoreLogic, supporting the company's efforts to provide real estate data and analytics services to real estate professionals, financial institutions, insurance carriers, government agencies, and other housing market participants to help people make their dream of homeownership a reality. Frank has over 30 years of executive leadership experience in the marketing, financial services, and business information industries including senior executive roles at General Electric, AC Nielsen, and the Western Institutional Review Board. In 2016, he received the HousingWire Vanguard Award in recognition of his distinguished leadership in the housing industry. Frank serves on the global board of directors of Operation HOPE, a best-in-class provider of financial literacy empowerment for youth, financial capability for communities, and financial dignity for all. He chairs the West Coast Scarlet & Gold Committee of the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation and is on the board of directors of Bank of the West.
Jeff spent 11 years at the helm of leading online retailer and manufacturer, Shutterfly, Inc. He has also held senior executive roles at eBay, AltaVista, Raging Bull, and Winstar Communications; and was co-founder of Accenture’s Media and Entertainment Strategy Practice. He has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BS in Economics and Business Administration from Carnegie Mellon University.
Josh McCarter serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Mindbody. He joined Mindbody in 2018 and served as Chief Strategy Officer until 2019 and President until 2020 before his appointment to Chief Executive Officer in 2020. Prior to joining Mindbody, from 2010 to 2018, Josh served as the Chief Executive Officer of Booker Software, Inc., which was acquired by Mindbody in 2018. Before Booker, Josh was President of Arbitech, LLC from 2003 to 2010, Chief Operating Officer of SpaFinder, Inc. from 2000 to 2002, and Vice President of Business and International Development of Autobytel from 1996 to 2000. Josh has also held various board positions with private companies, community organizations, and non-profit organizations including the Young Presidents’ Organization, a worldwide leadership community of chief executives, and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides support to individuals impacted by type 1 diabetes.
Pamela Thomas-Graham began her career at McKinsey & Company where she became the first African-American woman to make partner. Throughout her career, Pamela served as Chief Marketing Officer and on the executive board at Credit Suisse, Group President Liz Claiborne, and President and Chief Executive Officer of both CNBC Television and CNBC.com. Currently, she serves as Lead Independent Director on the board of the Clorox Company, and is a board member of Bumble, Peloton, Bank of N.T. Butterfield & Son, and Norwegian Cruise Lines.
Steve Sordello is the Chief Financial Officer of LinkedIn, where he oversaw the company’s successful IPO in 2011, raised more than $4 billion in capital and completed multiple private and public acquisitions, including LinkedIn's $26.2 billion merger with Microsoft. Prior to LinkedIn, Steve was instrumental in guiding TiVo to profitability. Steve serves on the board of Atlassian and is a trustee at Santa Clara University.