About Us

Why Doorstead

Doorstead’s mission is to give property owners and tenants true peace of mind. We believe in transparency and in building long-term relationships with our customers. We have skin in the game with our rental guarantee.

Our Story

The founders, Ryan Waliany, a technology-operations expert from Uber, and Jennifer Bronzo, a tech entrepreneur who grew up managing properties for her family’s construction company, started Doorstead to create a new class of property management.

After speaking to customers, they heard numerous stories of everyday people who were over-promised rents, incurred months of vacancies, and had to sell their properties because they couldn’t pay their bills. Worse, these vacancies were entirely preventable and unnecessary in hot markets like San Francisco and Seattle, and they soon found out that property-management incumbents have a 43-day vacancy average which approximates to $86B annually in economic waste in the U.S. alone.

Inspired by customer-focused companies like Zappos, the founders set out to create a new class of property management with an upfront service guarantee using data science and technology operations. They were joined by a talented set of individuals from DoorDash, Dropbox, and Goldman Sachs to round out the founding team.

Our Team

Ryan Waliany

Ryan Waliany

Co-founder and CEO

Jennifer Bronzo

Jennifer Bronzo

Co-founder and COO

Bernard Liang

Bernard Liang

Co-founder and CTO

Peter Su

Peter Su

Head of Partnerships & Growth

Melody Lan

Melody Lan

Head of Operations

Willy Wu

Willy Wu

Engineering Lead

Jeanne Gallagher

Jeanne Gallagher

Broker of Record

George Yang

George Yang

Head of Data Science

Advisors & Investors

Nav Athwal

Former CEO of RealtyShares, deployed $1B worth of homes that are now worth $3B.

Demetrios Boutris

Former commisioner of CA Dept Corps & Chief Counsel to CA Governor

Bill King

Former Head of Securitized Products at JP Morgan

Max Nussenbaum

Former CEO of Castle Property Management. First tech-enabled PM with 800+ doors.

Ramu Yalamanchi

Founder and former CEO of hi5 Networks. Founder and CEO of Adlogica.

Roger Dickey

Advisor to Opendoor, former CEO Gigster.

Alex Shyr

Head of Data Science at Next Insurance deploying new underwriting models.

Paul Chau

Managing Director at WI Harper Group, Board Member at Maxic Technology.

M13
Silicon Valley Data Capital
The VR Fund
SOMA Capital
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