SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AlphaFlow, the leading institutional platform for investing online in real estate debt, today announced it has hired Rebecca Steele as the company’s new COO and Gabe Rinaldi as CTO. Along with the recent addition of Dana Georgiou as SVP of Lender Partnerships, these strategic hires bring the type of talent and experience needed to help AlphaFlow accelerate its rapid growth, according to Ray Sturm, AlphaFlow founder and CEO.
“Rebecca and Gabe join us at an inflection point in our evolution,” said Sturm. “They both have demonstrated success in transforming enormous industries trapped in legacy systems. We believe the private lending ecosystem is in its infancy and only beginning to show its potential to fuel U.S. residential real estate investors. Rebecca and Gabe’s leadership will be critical to our mission to connect private lenders with the world’s capital markets.”
Ms. Steele will bring her extensive and deep knowledge of mortgage, servicing, and quality controls to strengthen AlphaFlow operations. She most recently served as the President and CEO of the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC), the largest nonprofit financial counseling organization in the United States. Her earlier work includes executive leadership positions at JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America, and PHH/Cendant Mortgage. Over the course of 20 years, Rebecca has led operations, integration, and cultural transformations to build high quality teams with a focus on innovation and exceptional service.
“We are on a fast-track to transform the private lending marketplace,” said Ms. Steele. “I am excited to join the AlphaFlow team, bringing years of lending experience, and eager to innovate and engage with such a fantastic team and business partners to create a world-class experience.”
Mr. Rinaldi will lead all product development efforts at AlphaFlow, including the company's lender software suite and its investor reporting platform. Previously, Gabe led all technology endeavors at Aero, a luxury travel company founded by Uber co-founder Garret Camp. His decade+ of experience in leading product and engineering and driving innovation across antiquated industries will be vital in building the operating system for the private lending space.
“Throughout my career, I have focused on industries where software can have a massive impact,” Gabe said. “At AlphaFlow, we have the opportunity to equip one of the largest industries on the planet with the world’s best technology, services, and market access to scale and optimize their businesses.”
Ms. Steele and Mr. Rinaldi are joining as the company enters a period of significant growth and product expansion in 2022. The firm recently signed a partnership with the American Association of Private Lenders and is quickly adding new lending partners and institutional investor clients.
AlphaFlow is a technology platform that connects two of the largest industries on the planet: real estate debt and the capital markets. The company is one of the nation’s top providers of capital to the real estate private debt market, focusing on bridge and residential rental loans. The firm’s clients include some of the largest institutional investors in the world. AlphaFlow was established in 2015 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.