SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Flyhomes, creator of the world’s best home buying and selling experience, has announced the appointment of Andrea Collins as Chief Marketing Officer and Dan Richards as Executive Vice President of Mortgage. Collins and Richards bring experience working at premier technology companies, including Microsoft, Hippo, SoFi and Travelocity. Both Collins and Richards will serve as members of the Flyhomes Executive Committee and report to co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, Tushar Garg.
“Bringing in the level of experience and expertise Andrea and Dan possess to Marketing and Mortgage, respectively, fills key roles within our executive team and will empower us to drive major facets of the business in 2023,” said Tushar Garg, co-founder and CEO at Flyhomes. “Residential real estate has experienced ebbs and flows since the start of COVID-19 and the industry now finds itself in a decisive moment. Andrea and Dan are both dynamic leaders and their experience building and scaling programs for high-growth companies is going to be invaluable as we pursue our profitable growth roadmap in 2023.”
Collins will lead a cross-functional marketing team responsible for driving demand for Flyhomes services and products. She will also lead all efforts related to brand amplification, communications, and go to market strategy. Collins joins Flyhomes after spending four and a half years as the Vice President of Marketing at home insurance startup Hippo, taking the company public in 2021.
“It’s exciting to be joining at such a pivotal moment in the Flyhomes journey and to be working for a company which has such an impact on their customers' lives,” said Collins. “The strength of the leadership team and the way in which they draw inspiration by empathizing with their customers is what really attracted me to the role. I feel this unique approach has Flyhomes positioned to become the first true brand in residential real estate.”
Richards will lead the Flyhomes Mortgage and Closing businesses, overseeing products and services including the Flyhomes Cash Offer, which turns everyday consumers into all-cash buyers, and Buy Before You Sell, which allows consumers to buy their next home before selling their current house, saving time, energy and money. Prior to Flyhomes, Richards oversaw mortgage operations at SoFi as the SVP and Business Unit Leader of the home loans division.
“It's an honor to join Flyhomes at such a unique time in both the macroeconomic cycle and at this stage of the company,” said Richards. “Now more than ever, consumers are looking for innovative solutions to help them overcome the institutional challenges that come with buying and selling a home. Flyhomes has been a pioneer in the category and I am excited to be a part of the next chapter of growth and success with this team.”
To learn more about Flyhomes, visit flyhomes.com.
Flyhomes is building the world’s best homebuying and selling experience. Launched in 2016 by Tushar Garg and Stephen Lane, Flyhomes has reinvented the homebuying and selling process at every step. To date, we’ve helped clients close on more than $5.5 billion worth of homes at prices ranging from $150,000 to $7 million. To offer a truly seamless experience, every client is given a dedicated Flyhomes Agent along with a team of research analysts, loan officers, and tour specialists.
This straightforward approach, combined with competitive services like our Flyhomes Cash Offer, Buy Before You Sell, and our all-inclusive listing services help clients compete. And, because we know life happens, we back every service with a one-of-a-kind guarantee so our clients can buy and sell with confidence.