Editor’s note: this post is part of an ongoing series highlighting some of our recent new-hires who are having an outsized impact on our business. We’re incredibly proud of the team we have and excited to introduce you to some of our new people and the work they do.
As a company, we’re excited about where we’ve been and even moreso about where we’re headed. So let us introduce you to some of our new leaders who will help shepherd us into the future. Oh and if you want to work with these impressive people, we're hiring!
What is your role at PeerStreet?
General Manager, Single Family Investor Lending. I manage the existing products and hope to bring a fresh perspective to the company. My goal is to help improve processes and develop new products for real estate lenders, their clients and investors in the space.
What did you do prior to PeerStreet?
I have been in the real estate and mortgage banking industry for 26 years. I started my career on the back end of the business, handling REO (real estate owned) properties for mortgage servicers. I worked as an Asset Manager for Homecomings Financial (GMAC special servicing) and then moved to Ameriquest handling their REO portfolio as the REO Manager. While at Ameriquest I changed roles to VP of Loss Mitigation and led a department to handle short sales. My most recent role was as President of Aegis Funding, a private money lender and lending partner with PeerStreet. I hope that my experience lends itself well to my role here at PeerStreet.
What do you think makes PeerStreet unique?
It’s the disrupter mentality and culture. I have been a part of many lending and mortgage servicing institutions where the typical culture is rigid and stuffy and new ideas are typically not welcomed. PeerStreet has a unique structure where everyone is accessible and new ideas are not only welcomed they are required.
What are your favorite parts of the PeerStreet culture summarized in three words?
Intelligent, driven, unwavering
What is the most rewarding part of your job?
Looking up from a day of hard work and seeing how my impact made a difference, generally it’s in the numbers!
How do you spend your time when you are not at work?
Spending time with my wife and three daughters doing outdoor activities. I love mountain sports such as hiking, mountain biking and snowboarding. In the winter of 2019/2020 I logged 29 days on the slopes and 100s of miles on my mountain bike. I also consider myself a fair weather surfer.
Define yourself in three words.
Observant, determined, and focused
Thanks Kip! If you’d like to join Kip and our team at PeerStreet, we’re hiring!