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About Us.

Our mission is to simplify the experience of connecting people & properties. 

 

We do this by delivering integrated solutions that bring together the right renter, with the right property, at the right time, eliminating friction and driving efficiency.

Our Leaders

Meet our leadership team

Jon Ziglar

Chief Executive Officer

Nishant Phadnis

Chief Product Officer

Kathy Neumann

Chief Marketing Officer

David Sommers

Chief Technology Officer

Sheila Dehdashti

Chief People Officer

Jamie Graves

General Counsel

Arlene Mayfield

SVP Sales, Customer & Industry Relations and National Accounts

Rob Kocerha

SVP, Client Experience

Jesus Machuca

VP, Solutions Sales

Will Byrum

Senior Director Corporate Development & Strategy

Jon Ziglar

Chief Executive Officer

Nishant Phadnis

Chief Product Officer

Kathy Neumann

Chief Marketing Officer

David Sommers

Chief Technology Officer

Sheila Dehdashti

Chief People Officer

Jamie Graves

General Counsel

Arlene Mayfield

SVP Sales, Customer & Industry Relations and National Accounts

Rob Kocerha

SVP, Client Experience

Jesus Machuca

VP, Solutions Sales

Will Byrum

Senior Director Corporate Development & Strategy

Jon Ziglar

Chief Executive Officer

Jon serves as CEO of Rent. Prior to Rent., he was CEO and a board director of ParkMobile, the leading parking and mobility technology company in North America. Ziglar brings significant experience driving corporate strategy, sales and technology innovation to deliver growth in rapidly evolving industries.

 

During his tenure at ParkMobile, the business grew its customer base over 800% while expanding its products beyond on-street parking to include event and airport reservations, electric vehicle charging and toll payments. Ziglar’s experience running a platform that connects millions of consumers with enterprise customers is particularly relevant to Rent., whose core business is connecting people looking for long-term home rentals with property owners and managers looking to attract and manage tenants more efficiently.

 

Ziglar has held executive roles at Ceridian, Elavon, and Raymond James, among other companies. He previously served as a director and advisor to the boards of Roadie (acquired by UPS), Payscape (acquired by PayRoc), Dayforce (acquired by Ceridian) and Twitpay. Ziglar was named one of the Most Admired CEOs of 2021 by the Atlanta Business Chronicle and was named a 2018 EY Entrepreneur of the Year. Ziglar holds a law degree from Emory University and received his bachelor’s degree in politics and economics from Princeton University.

Jon serves as CEO of Rent. Prior to Rent., he was CEO and a board director of ParkMobile, the leading parking and mobility technology company in North America. Ziglar brings significant experience driving corporate strategy, sales and technology innovation to deliver growth in rapidly evolving industries.

 

During his tenure at ParkMobile, the business grew its customer base over 800% while expanding its products beyond on-street parking to include event and airport reservations, electric vehicle charging and toll payments. Ziglar’s experience running a platform that connects millions of consumers with enterprise customers is particularly relevant to Rent., whose core business is connecting people looking for long-term home rentals with property owners and managers looking to attract and manage tenants more efficiently.

 

Ziglar has held executive roles at Ceridian, Elavon, and Raymond James, among other companies. He previously served as a director and advisor to the boards of Roadie (acquired by UPS), Payscape (acquired by PayRoc), Dayforce (acquired by Ceridian) and Twitpay. Ziglar was named one of the Most Admired CEOs of 2021 by the Atlanta Business Chronicle and was named a 2018 EY Entrepreneur of the Year. Ziglar holds a law degree from Emory University and received his bachelor’s degree in politics and economics from Princeton University.

Nishant Phadnis

Chief Product Officer

Nishant joined the company in 2012. Prior roles at Rent. include Rentals.com General Manager, Chief of Staff to the CEO, Director of Strategy and Corporate Development and Finance Manager.

 

Prior to Rent., Nishant spent more than five years at General Electric Company, where he held management positions within Business Development (M&A) and GE Energy Services. Nishant is a graduate of GE’s Financial Management Leadership Program, a two-year rotational program where he gained experience in global sourcing, commercial finance, financial planning and analysis (FP&A) and manufacturing finance.

Nishant joined the company in 2012. Prior roles at Rent. include Rentals.com General Manager, Chief of Staff to the CEO, Director of Strategy and Corporate Development and Finance Manager.

 

Prior to Rent., Nishant spent more than five years at General Electric Company, where he held management positions within Business Development (M&A) and GE Energy Services. Nishant is a graduate of GE’s Financial Management Leadership Program, a two-year rotational program where he gained experience in global sourcing, commercial finance, financial planning and analysis (FP&A) and manufacturing finance.

Kathy Neumann

Chief Marketing Officer

David Sommers

Chief Technology Officer

As CTO of Rent., David is focused on building extensible platforms that connect products, data and services to create unique renter and client experiences. He believes the key to helping people make decisions is to surface relevant insights through curated experiences that are powered by real-time data, flawlessly built applications and scalable architecture. Experience has taught him that technology doesn’t solve problems, people do, and they do it with a mixture of technology, empathy and innovation.

 

Prior to joining Rent., David served as the founding CTO/COO at Clockwise.MD. David expanded product and engineering to move from startup mode to scaling for the enterprise including creating new product offerings, building a highly reliable platform, scaling operations from hundreds of customers to thousands and collaborating closely with sales and marketing ensuring product market fit, developing marketing strategies and optimizing the post-sale experience. Within 2 years, Clockwise.MD established itself as a leader in patient engagement software and was acquired by DocuTAP, a leading practice management and electronic medical record software company for urgent care providers. As the CTO at DocuTAP, David led several initiatives to modernize the platform with a focus on scalability and increased profit margins. Additionally, David guided the technology selection process and merger of DocuTAP and Practice Velocity to form Experity Health.

 

Prior to Clockwise.MD, David scaled the engineering team at Rent., making this his second opportunity to work with this amazing team. He started his software career in the education and healthcare industries and has extensive experience building companies with venture capital firms, collaborating with private equity firms and participating in M&As.

As CTO of Rent., David is focused on building extensible platforms that connect products, data and services to create unique renter and client experiences. He believes the key to helping people make decisions is to surface relevant insights through curated experiences that are powered by real-time data, flawlessly built applications and scalable architecture. Experience has taught him that technology doesn’t solve problems, people do, and they do it with a mixture of technology, empathy and innovation.

 

Prior to joining Rent., David served as the founding CTO/COO at Clockwise.MD. David expanded product and engineering to move from startup mode to scaling for the enterprise including creating new product offerings, building a highly reliable platform, scaling operations from hundreds of customers to thousands and collaborating closely with sales and marketing ensuring product market fit, developing marketing strategies and optimizing the post-sale experience. Within 2 years, Clockwise.MD established itself as a leader in patient engagement software and was acquired by DocuTAP, a leading practice management and electronic medical record software company for urgent care providers. As the CTO at DocuTAP, David led several initiatives to modernize the platform with a focus on scalability and increased profit margins. Additionally, David guided the technology selection process and merger of DocuTAP and Practice Velocity to form Experity Health.

 

Prior to Clockwise.MD, David scaled the engineering team at Rent., making this his second opportunity to work with this amazing team. He started his software career in the education and healthcare industries and has extensive experience building companies with venture capital firms, collaborating with private equity firms and participating in M&As.

Sheila Dehdashti

Chief People Officer

Sheila joined Rent as Chief People Officer in June of 2022 and brings with her over two decades of experience in strategic global HR leadership and organizational effectiveness. Most recently, Sheila served as Vice President, Human Resources at Fiserv, where she provided HR leadership and strategy for one of their largest growth businesses, and previously CH2M Hill (now part of Jacobs), Radiant systems (now part of NCR), and other companies. Recognized for her collaborative approach to people development and team effectiveness, Sheila’s expansive expertise across large and small organizations will be key to continued growth and evolution here at Rent.

Sheila joined Rent as Chief People Officer in June of 2022 and brings with her over two decades of experience in strategic global HR leadership and organizational effectiveness. Most recently, Sheila served as Vice President, Human Resources at Fiserv, where she provided HR leadership and strategy for one of their largest growth businesses, and previously CH2M Hill (now part of Jacobs), Radiant systems (now part of NCR), and other companies. Recognized for her collaborative approach to people development and team effectiveness, Sheila’s expansive expertise across large and small organizations will be key to continued growth and evolution here at Rent.

Jamie Graves

General Counsel

As General Counsel, Jamie Graves brings extensive experience in leadership to the Rent. team and oversees all legal matters for the company’s broad network of consumer-facing and B2B offerings. Jamie joined Rent. in September 2022.

Prior to joining Rent., Jamie spent 11 years at NCR Corporation, where he served as Law Vice President and Chief Counsel for Global Sales, Commerce, and M&A. In addition to serving at NCR, Jamie was previously General Counsel of Radiant Systems, a global provider of software, hardware and services to the retail and hospitality industries. Jamie was previously an attorney with Long Aldridge & Norman (now Dentons), and a CPA with Price Waterhouse (now PwC).

Jamie received his law degree from The University of Texas School of Law, and his undergraduate degree in finance and accounting from Tulane University.

As General Counsel, Jamie Graves brings extensive experience in leadership to the Rent. team and oversees all legal matters for the company’s broad network of consumer-facing and B2B offerings. Jamie joined Rent. in September 2022.

Prior to joining Rent., Jamie spent 11 years at NCR Corporation, where he served as Law Vice President and Chief Counsel for Global Sales, Commerce, and M&A. In addition to serving at NCR, Jamie was previously General Counsel of Radiant Systems, a global provider of software, hardware and services to the retail and hospitality industries. Jamie was previously an attorney with Long Aldridge & Norman (now Dentons), and a CPA with Price Waterhouse (now PwC).

Jamie received his law degree from The University of Texas School of Law, and his undergraduate degree in finance and accounting from Tulane University.

Arlene Mayfield

SVP Sales, Customer & Industry Relations and National Accounts

As SVP Sales, Customer & Industry Relations and National Accounts, Arlene Mayfield is responsible for enhancing our relationships with key customers, representing Rent. in the industry and furthering our association relationships. Formerly SVP, Sales for Rent., Arlene’s commitment to sales excellence led the company through a number of successful acquisitions and operational changes over the last several years, improving both overall company performance and revenue.

Mayfield has a longstanding record of sales leadership and success at Rent. She began her career here in 1993, managing the Albuquerque and Orlando markets. She was responsible for growing revenue by 250% and 150% in these markets, respectively. As a result of this success, she moved into the role of Regional Director for the Eastern Region, managing nine markets by 1999.

In September 2003, Mayfield was promoted to Vice President of the Homes Division, where she oversaw 32 publications and doubled the division’s revenue.

By December 2007, Mayfield was promoted to Senior Vice President of Sales over the entire Rent. portfolio. Since her appointment to senior leadership, she has played an instrumental role in changing the entire company. She helped move the business from a print-based model to an online powerhouse and market leader. She’s also helped grow the Rent. sales team to more than 400 professionals active in their communities.

As SVP Sales, Customer & Industry Relations and National Accounts, Arlene Mayfield is responsible for enhancing our relationships with key customers, representing Rent. in the industry and furthering our association relationships. Formerly SVP, Sales for Rent., Arlene’s commitment to sales excellence led the company through a number of successful acquisitions and operational changes over the last several years, improving both overall company performance and revenue.

Mayfield has a longstanding record of sales leadership and success at Rent. She began her career here in 1993, managing the Albuquerque and Orlando markets. She was responsible for growing revenue by 250% and 150% in these markets, respectively. As a result of this success, she moved into the role of Regional Director for the Eastern Region, managing nine markets by 1999.

In September 2003, Mayfield was promoted to Vice President of the Homes Division, where she oversaw 32 publications and doubled the division’s revenue.

By December 2007, Mayfield was promoted to Senior Vice President of Sales over the entire Rent. portfolio. Since her appointment to senior leadership, she has played an instrumental role in changing the entire company. She helped move the business from a print-based model to an online powerhouse and market leader. She’s also helped grow the Rent. sales team to more than 400 professionals active in their communities.

Rob Kocerha

SVP, Client Experience

Rob joined Rent. in 2018 and leads the Client Experience team. Rob and his team are passionate about delivering a world-class experience for clients and prospective renters from the very first minute they engage with the services and platforms Rent. provides. Prior to joining Rent., Rob was COO at Allconnect, where he spent 10 years in multiple roles in a successful effort to profitably scale and grow the then-small start-up. Rob also held several leadership positions in his 12 years with MCI and Verizon, where he learned how to meet challenges head-on and win in a very competitive environment. Rob earned his Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Miami University, where he also proudly played on the golf team.

Rob joined Rent. in 2018 and leads the Client Experience team. Rob and his team are passionate about delivering a world-class experience for clients and prospective renters from the very first minute they engage with the services and platforms Rent. provides. Prior to joining Rent., Rob was COO at Allconnect, where he spent 10 years in multiple roles in a successful effort to profitably scale and grow the then-small start-up. Rob also held several leadership positions in his 12 years with MCI and Verizon, where he learned how to meet challenges head-on and win in a very competitive environment. Rob earned his Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Miami University, where he also proudly played on the golf team.

Jesus Machuca

VP, Solutions Sales

As Vice President of Solution Sales, Jesus oversees the field sales organization for Rent. Jesus is responsible for sales expansion and innovation, and for implementing effective strategies that deliver revenue growth, client devolvement, and retention. Jesus joined Rent. in 2017 and brings extensive leadership experience in sales, business and organizational strategy, digital marketing, and agency and product development. Prior to Rent., Jesus served in key growth leadership positions at Publicis, Seccion Amarilla, The Dallas Morning, and others. During his tenure with these organizations, he oversaw company and product expansion, business modeling and development, and revenue and go-to-market sales strategies. Jesus’ extensive data-driven experience across diversified industries will continue to be a catalyst for growth and change at Rent.

As Vice President of Solution Sales, Jesus oversees the field sales organization for Rent. Jesus is responsible for sales expansion and innovation, and for implementing effective strategies that deliver revenue growth, client devolvement, and retention. Jesus joined Rent. in 2017 and brings extensive leadership experience in sales, business and organizational strategy, digital marketing, and agency and product development. Prior to Rent., Jesus served in key growth leadership positions at Publicis, Seccion Amarilla, The Dallas Morning, and others. During his tenure with these organizations, he oversaw company and product expansion, business modeling and development, and revenue and go-to-market sales strategies. Jesus’ extensive data-driven experience across diversified industries will continue to be a catalyst for growth and change at Rent.

Will Byrum

Senior Director Corporate Development & Strategy

Will Byrum is responsible for identifying, planning and executing RentPath’s top strategic initiatives, both internal (e.g., annual planning) and external (e.g., M&A).

Prior to joining Rent., Will began his career as a management consultant at Bain & Company, where he spent a decade helping clients with business transformations, growth strategy and private equity due diligence. He then spent time at The Coca-Cola Company doing strategy work for their North American business.

Will graduated summa cum laude (Bachelor of Science in Business Administration) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and he later returned to UNC-CH to earn his MBA.

Will Byrum is responsible for identifying, planning and executing RentPath’s top strategic initiatives, both internal (e.g., annual planning) and external (e.g., M&A).

Prior to joining Rent., Will began his career as a management consultant at Bain & Company, where he spent a decade helping clients with business transformations, growth strategy and private equity due diligence. He then spent time at The Coca-Cola Company doing strategy work for their North American business.

Will graduated summa cum laude (Bachelor of Science in Business Administration) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and he later returned to UNC-CH to earn his MBA.

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