Brett DeSchepper

Chief Executive Officer

Brett manages relationships with strategic partners, provides the long-term vision for the company, and guides new product development. Prior to iHomefinder, Brett worked as a CTO at Distributed Learning Workshop, a systems engineer at Advanced Computer Communications, and a user interface designer at Whistle Communications. He also taught cognitive science at U.C. Berkeley. Brett obtained a Ph.D. in Cognitive Science from U.C. Berkeley, and a B.S. in Computers and Systems Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Shaw Taylor

VP of Sales, Marketing, Support & Contracts

As VP of Sales, Marketing, Support & Contracts, Shaw drives the business strategy that helps clients grow their business with iHomefinder products and services. Previously, Shaw was a strategy consultant with a niche, data analytics firm, Beyond the Arc. Prior to that he ran marketing for online ticketing company Paciolan which was later acquired by Ticketmaster. Shaw holds an MBA from U.C. Berkeley and an engineering degree from Brown University.

Flynn Waters

VP of Product Management

Flynn helps define iHomefinder’s product strategy and brings a focus on user experience to product and feature development. Previously, she held several positions managing products and partnerships at the digital publisher Zinio. She was also a Project Manager at NewRiver (now part of Broadridge). Flynn received a B.A. in English from the University of Vermont.

Steve Blankespoor

Operations Manager

Steve manages the data import and infrastructure portions of the business. He supervises the data import staff, handles the database administration, and coordinates hardware maintenance and changes. Prior to joining iHomefinder, Steve was the manager of technical support at Mindways Software, a medical software company. Steve holds an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from U.C. Berkeley, an M.S. in Bioengineering from U.C. Berkeley / UCSF, and a B.S. in Chemistry from Calvin College.

Jim Freeby

Engineering Lead

Jim provides software engineering and architecture expertise to iHomefinder's collaborative, customer focused engineering team. Before joining iHomefinder, Jim was a Senior Software Engineer at Digital Globe, a vendor of satellite imagery and geospatial content. He has also worked in various positions at the California State Automobile Association, Blue Dot Software and Bank of America. He earned an M.S. in Computer Science from the Baskin School of Engineering at U.C. Santa Cruz and a B.S. in Business Administration from the Haas School of Business at U.C. Berkeley.