President In 1982, Anant Yardi recognized the need for an integrated
accounting and property management software solution for the residential
marketplace. As the director of systems development for Burroughs Corporation
(now Unisys) and with 14 years of programming experience, he knew he had the
background to design such a product, so he decided to pursue the endeavor. In
1984, "Basic Property Management" was created for the Apple II computer and was
sold to his first customer, Sabaco Realtors. Since then, Yardi Systems has
become the global leader in asset and property management solutions, and serves
more than 20,000 businesses, representing eight million residential units and
eight billion square feet of commercial space in the US, Canada, Europe, Asia,
and Australia. Today, Mr. Yardi continues to serve as President of Yardi
Systems, and his vision is the driving force behind the development of effective
and innovative software solutions for global portfolio management. He has been
recognized as one of the early pioneers in the Commercial Real Estate automation
industry -- a "visionary in respect to automation systems and the resultant
benefits in property operations," as well as one of the "Top 35 People to Watch"
by RealComm. He was inducted into the Multi-Housing News "Hall of Fame" in 2004,
and his software continues to receive industry accolades such as, "Best Provider
of Property Management Software," "Best Technology Provider, Property
Management," and "Most Innovative Technology" from both residential and
commercial industry organizations.
With an M.A. in Engineering from the
University of California, Berkeley, Mr. Yardi's professional experience includes
25 years as President of Yardi Systems, and 14 years of developing programming
methodologies and directing systems development at Burroughs Corporation (now
Unisys) prior to establishing Yardi Systems in 1982.
Gordon Morrell, Executive Vice President
& Chief Operating Officer Gordon is responsible for protecting Yardi
Systems' corporate and fiscal interests and maintaining operations. In addition,
Gordon is the HIPAA Compliance Officer for Yardi Systems. Gordon has been with
Yardi Systems since 1990, following eight years as founder and president of
Santa Barbara Softworks, a software development company. Prior, Gordon was an
Assistant Professor of Human Development at the University of Maine and served
as Director of Childcare Services for Santa Barbara County Schools for four
years. Gordon has a Ph.D. from the University of California, Santa Barbara, an
M. Ed. from the University of Hartford, and a B.A. from Syracuse University.
Fritz Schindelbeck, Senior Vice
President, Ancillary Services Fritz joined Yardi Systems in 2002 and has
been working with our Strategic National and International clients to help them
realize the maximum value from their investment in Yardi Systems technology. He
has over 22 years of experience in the real estate industry, having served as a
Controller and IT Director for a Pension Fund Advisor, and Vice President of
Consulting for a leading provider of technology solutions to the industry. Prior
to joining Yardi Systems in his current capacity, Fritz was a Senior Manager for
both KPMG and Deloitte & Touche in their Real Estate Systems and Operations
consulting practice. Fritz has led project teams in the completion of literally
hundreds of successful real estate systems implementations. Fritz has a B.A. in
Business Administration from California State University, Fullerton.
John Pendergast, Senior Vice President of
Client Services John joined Yardi in April 1997 and has worked on
implementations, internal and external training, and on consulting
relationships. John earned his Bachelor of Business Administration at Baylor
University, a Graduate Certificate in Mediation and Dispute Resolution from the
University of MA, and a Master of Public Administration from Suffolk University.
Previously he was a member of the Fiscal Management team at the MA Department of
Environmental Protection and an MIS Consultant to the State of MA.
Robert Teel, Senior Vice President, Commercial
& Investment Management Robert joined Yardi Systems in 2003 and
quickly became immersed in the Military Housing marketplace. Over the next four
years, he assembled a dynamic team of professionals and developed an
industry-leading product that addresses the unique needs of both the public and
private sectors of Military Housing. Since 2007, Robert has overseen the product
direction and development of Yardi's Investment Management, International, and
Commercial product lines. Prior to joining Yardi, Robert was a consulting
manager for Accenture in the ERP and Business Process Outsourcing market
sectors. He has been a financial and property management systems consultant for
over 13 years, and has a B.A. in Finance and a B.A. in Management Information
Systems from Florida State University.
Scott Wiener, Senior Vice President of
Information Technology Scott is responsible for configuring and
integrating the hardware infrastructure that runs Yardi world-wide. Scott joined
Yardi in 1988, where he utilized his B.A. degree in Business Economics to work
in marketing, sales, and client support before serving as Yardi's Director of
Training for five years. As Yardi shifted into client/server technology, Scott's
role shifted to the intricacies of networks and databases. Scott was Yardi's
first systems implementer for the self-hosted client/server platform. When Yardi
considered expanding into ASP hosting services in 2000, Scott was tapped once
again to decipher the intricacies and create the in-house hosting division.
Under Scott's direction, Yardi ASP Hosting Service has grown to host over 1,000
clients at eight data centers worldwide, and has been continuously SAS
70-compliant since 2004.
Terri Dowen, Senior Vice President of
Sales Terri joined the company in 1993 in the Sales department, where
she was instrumental in developing regional sales territories as a Regional
Sales Manager. In 1997, she became the Director of Sales, in 1998 Terri was
promoted to Vice President of Sales, and in 1999, to her current position as
Senior Vice President of Sales. Under Terri's direction, Yardi Systems has
achieved record-level sales. Prior to her career with Yardi Systems, Terri spent
five years in the banking industry. She attended UCSB where she studied Business
Alex Stanton works as the Vice President of
Presales for Yardi Systems. Alex has been with Yardi for 6 years and has spent
the last 15 years working with real estate clients to effectively deploy
solutions that add value to their bottom line. Most recently, Alex has been
working with real estate clients consulting them on topics such as cloud
computing, business intelligence and mobile applications.
Arnie joined Yardi in 2011 with more than 25
years of experience in corporate and commercial real estate law. He currently
oversees the company's legal department and manages its legal and contract
matters. Previously, Arnie was a shareholder at Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck
LLP, where he led the firm's California corporate department and worked closely
with Yardi on its asset acquisitions. His professional experience also includes
serving as general counsel for technology companies and as senior counsel for a
Fortune 5 company. Arnie earned his J.D. from the University of Michigan and his
B.A. in Economics from the University of California, Los
Becky joined Yardi Systems in 1997 after 15
years in the construction and environment management industry. Committed to
Yardi clients and employees, Becky has held roles as Director of Client Services
leading Implementation, Technical Support, Data Conversion, and Quality
Assurance teams; Manager of Client Services Support Teams; and direct client
support as an account manager. She attended the University of Nebraska studying
Literature and Fine Arts.
Bill Sugino has more than 25 years of experience
in developing advanced technology for real estate applications. As the founder
of Yardi Systems' Portal Development team, Sugino has been instrumental in the
evolution of this Web-based user interface. Under his leadership, Yardi has
successfully implemented portal technology across multiple markets. Sugino's
other achievements in more than 20 years with Yardi include strengthening the
company's relationships with clients, forging liaisons with key industry
figures, and delivering numerous keynote addresses at high-level industry
conferences and trade shows.
Brad joined Yardi Systems in 2002. He first
worked in Client Services, focusing primarily on implementations and technical
support, as well as product specialization. In 2004, Brad took on the role of
Director of Commercial Client Services, soon followed by a change in focus
starting as Director of Sales Operations and, most recently, to his current role
as Vice President of Marketing. Brad came to Yardi Systems from the
entertainment industry, where he served as General Manager for a professional
production company in Southern California. He holds a masters degree from New
Bryant has been employed at Yardi Systems
since 1988. He has headed several divisions of the company including Marketing,
Training, Client Services, Sales, Programming, and Administration. In his
current position as Vice President of Government Projects, he identifies and
strategizes Yardi Systems' entry into new markets and new
Chris Ulep joined Yardi in 1991 and worked in
Marketing and Technical Support before joining the programming department in
1995. He played a prominent role as programmer and project manager, defining
numerous key initiatives for a growing development department. In 2005, he
became Director of Voyager Development, managing the product development efforts
for multiple development teams. As Vice President, Financial Systems, Chris is
focused on General Ledger, Job Costing, Payscan and related Voyager core
systems. Chris earned his B.A. in English from the University of
Daniel Campbell has been with Yardi since 2006.
He has worked in the military and government vertical for nearly all of that
time. He worked extensively with the Army on modernizing its housing management
systems. He also works with the military's Public Private Venture Partners who
utilize Yardi Voyager Military Housing to manage their military housing assets.
In addition to managing Yardi's military and government teams Dan is responsible
for the maintenance, inventory control and fixed asset modules. Prior to joining
Yardi, Dan served as the CIO at several companies spanning the property
management, hotel and restaurant industries.
Dave has been with Yardi Systems since 1993 and
has worked as a support technician, programmer, and lead programmer for the
Affordable Housing programs. He has served as our Regulatory Compliance Officer
for assisted housing programs for the last seven years. Prior to joining Yardi
Systems, Dave worked as an accounting software consultant to small businesses in
the construction industry. Dave is a Section 8 Certified Occupancy Specialist
and a Sec-42 National Compliance Professional. He is also the initiator and a
key member of the National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA)
data standards committee for property compliance reporting. Dave holds a
bachelor's degree in Engineering Technology from California State Polytechnic
University at Pomona, California.
Eric began his Yardi career in January 2000 as a
front-line technical support representative for the Yardi Professional product
line. As one of the original Yardi Voyager account managers, he then supported
some of the largest commercial and residential companies. Eric transitioned into
development in 2002, working as an early programmer on projects such as Yardi
Maintenance Management, Weblinks, PDA, Document Manager, and Electronic
Payments. Eric also played a focal role in development and support for the Yardi
International module, specializing in the commercial fee managers market in the
United Kingdom, before joining the Senior Housing team in 2006. As the
development lead, he helped transition Senior Housing to Yardi Voyager 6.0,
eventually taking on the overall product leadership role. Prior to entering the
software industry, Eric was a commercial fishing boat captain and ran a seafood
distribution business. A native New Yorker, Eric holds a B.A. in Political
Science from University of California, Santa Barbara.
Geoff has more than 20 years of experience in
the technology and commercial real estate industries. He is responsible for
directing SiteStuff's technology strategy, implementing the product roadmap, and
leading the software technology team. Prior, Geoff was living as an expatriate
in Sydney, Australia, where he pioneered Jones Lang LaSalle's technology
blueprint. As Vice President of Technology, Asia/Pacific, he designed and
implemented a region-wide property asset performance measurement and
benchmarking system. Geoff's experience with several Austin, Texas start-ups,
ranged from providing website portals specializing in electronic parts
procurement to devising Internet-based security systems. Geoff became versed in
the property management business as Director of Finance of Equitable Real
Estate, where he integrated technology that comprised the backbone of the
reporting system. Geoff earned an M.B.A. in Information Systems and a B.A. in
Business, both from Baylor University.
Greg's Yardi career began in 1991 when he
joined a Yardi dealer in Durham, N.C. His responsibilities included technical
support, implementation, training, and sales and marketing of Yardi products.
Ten years later Yardi acquired that company, which became the Yardi Raleigh
office. Since then Greg has focused on directing more than 100 employees who
meet clients' needs, with emphasis on strategic team planning, client
relationships, and creative solutions. Greg holds a Bachelor of Science degree
in Computer Science from North Carolina State University. .
After joining Yardi Systems in 1989 Jay worked in
Client Services Division, specializing in supporting new product lines. In 1994
he began programming for the Windows-based Enterprise product. Since then he has
played central roles in several technology platform conversions, including
Btrieve to Oracle/SQL Server, Windows to Web-based systems, and VB6 to .NET. In
2004 he assumed additional responsibilities as Director of Technology, including
performance, security, platform architecture and stability. In 2009 he became
Vice President of Technology and continues to provide guidance for Residential,
Commercial, International, Investment Management, and other Yardi product lines.
He earned a B.A. in History from Baylor University.
Joe Hendrix is vice president of Client Services
and Call Center, based in Dallas. Joe joined Yardi in 2010 after 14 years at
Fairfield Residential, a leading multifamily residential developer. Joe has led
the effort to establish and deliver Yardi Call Center™, which provides 24/7
operations to handle service requests, capture leads, make appointments and
enhance the resident and prospective resident experience. Joe's previous
experience includes service in the United States Air Force, where he was a
maintenance analyst for a base communications squadron. He attended North Texas
State on the GI Bill.
John joined Yardi Systems with the acquisition
of UK based company APB in February 2007. Previously Managing Director of APB,
he has more than 25 years experience of the European commercial and residential
property market. A graduate of Nottingham University with a BSc in Chemistry, he
soon realised that punch cards were more interesting than test tubes and began
his programming career with a software company specialising in business
applications before the notion of standard software applications existed. With a
strong technical background, both from a hardware and software perspective, John
is closely involved in the ongoing development of the Yardi international
products, as well as ensuring that the European operations provide a
comprehensive and cohesive service to the client base.
Laurie has been with Yardi Systems since 1999.
Her professional experience includes six years in the property management
industry and nine years in high-tech manufacturing. Laurie earned a B.A. in
Business Economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Mark Livanec has worked with Yardi since
1998, currently as Vice President of Affordable Housing and Public Housing
Sales. Mark is an advocate for affordable housing for low-income families and
seniors, and promotes training for affordable housing managers. He has been
active in national and regional associations including NAHRO, NAHMA, Regional
AHMAs, NLHA, and CARH. Mark serves as Secretary of the Board of Directors for
the NAHMA Educational Foundation, and participates in fundraising activities for
The Children's Creative Project in Santa Barbara County and San Luis Obispo
County. He earned his BS in Marketing from Ferris State University.
Martin Levkus is Vice President and General Manager of YES Energy Management. He joined Yardi as an Account Manager in 2001 and has worked with strategic clients in Europe as an implementer and global account manager. He also worked closely with the development team to create a global version of Yardi Voyager™. As Client Services Manager at Yardi's Toronto office, Martin spent several years coordinating complex implementations for strategic Yardi clients. Prior to joining Yardi, Martin was a business consultant for construction software at Computer Methods International Corporation (CMIC). In this role, he identified business gaps in the construction industry between Europe and North America and directed the development team to address these gaps to meet clients' business needs. Martin earned his degree in Business, Investment, and Finance in Slovakia.
Michael is the Vice President and General Manager of
the Central Region and is responsible for managing all operational aspects of
Yardi's presence in the central United States. He joined Yardi Systems when the
company acquired CTI in May 2008. Previously he served as general manager of
Commercial Operations for Argus Systems. He has more than 20 years of experience
in all of aspects of commercial real estate solutions including operations,
support, development and implementation. He earned a diploma in Business &
Information Technology from St. Clair College.
Mike joined Yardi Systems in 1998. He has over
30 years of experience in programming and software development management of
operating systems, database engines, and data communications. He received a B.A.
in Mathematics from U.C. San Diego and an MS in Computer Science from U.C.
Najib has been with Yardi since March 1996 and
currently leads the rCash Division, responsible for our Pay and Collect
processing. Najib has acted as lead project manager on several large-scale
custom projects for clients with unique and complex needs, in addition to
heading the development and implementation of our in-house, proprietary customer
relationship management system (yCRM). He has designed innovative database
management solutions from the ground up as well as designed solutions leveraging
existing legacy systems for clients. Najib earned a B.A. degree in Economics
from Kabul University in Afghanistan and ESL and Computer Programming
certificates from the University of Reno, NV and Computer Learning Center in Los
Neal Gemassmer is responsible for managing Yardi's
operations across Asia Pacific and the Middle East. He has an MBA from the
University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business. He also holds bachelor's
degrees in Economics and Political Science from the University of California.
Gemassmer has been living and working in Asia for the past 20 years and resides
in Hong Kong.
Nick has over 25 years of leadership
experience and has held senior management positions in the Information
Technology and Professional Services groups within the Yardi organization. Nick
has led several large-scale implementation projects for national and global
clients, such as UBS, AMB Property Corp and Wells Fargo and has helped form and
grow Professional Services teams in America, Canada, Australia, England and The
Netherlands. Nick is a seasoned executive with proven abilities. Nick's passion
for customer service and capacity to communicate effectively with clients,
vendors, business leaders and IT professionals make him very well qualified to
lead the Yardi’s Professional Services Group.
Peter has worked with Yardi Systems since 1989
in all areas of support, implementation, sales, and marketing of Yardi software
products throughout Canada. Currently, Peter is the Vice President and General
Manager, Canadian Operations, responsible for directly managing all operational
aspects of Yardi's presence in Canada. A lifelong Toronto-area resident, Peter
received a diploma in Computer Technology from Mohawk College.
Peter has devoted over 15 years to companies within
the facility lifecycle value chain–real estate developers, to institutional, to
owner operators, to construction, home building, to operations and maintenance.
He has over 20 years of experience in the areas of technology strategy and
industry and enterprise-wide process/technology implementation. He has worked
directly with companies such as Forest City Enterprises, DR Horton, Bovis Lend
Lease, TIC Holdings, CB&I and Wal-Mart Realty Group. Peter has held
leadership positions overseeing initiatives and efforts within the Real Estate,
Construction and Homebuilding industries for the last 15 years. Peter has spent
most of his career in the technology industry with JD Edwards, PeopleSoft SAP
and now Yardi.
Ray directs programming efforts, quality
control, technical writers, and support personnel in developing and maintaining
our public housing software. Ray monitors industry changes to ensure our
products meet the current needs of public housing authorities through the
development of new software enhancements. Ray coordinates and controls change
requests, problem resolution, and report development, and he provides analysis
for connectivity to relevant third-party vendors. Ray has eleven years
experience in the subsidized housing industry, including experience as a Housing
Specialist for a public housing authority and a software development manager for
Nan McKay and Associates. Ray has been active on the following public housing
project teams: Chicago Housing Authority, County of Contra Costa Public Housing
Authority, Omaha Public Housing Authority, and Stanislaus County Public Housing
Authority. Ray earned a B.A. from University of California, Los Angeles.
Richard Malpica is the Vice President and
General Manager of the Eastern Region and is responsible for directly managing
all operational aspects of Yardi's presence in the eastern United States. A
native New Yorker, Richard joined Yardi Systems in 2002 after a 17-year career
in Real Estate and then three years as an entrepreneur providing wireless
broadband services to residential properties in the Northeast. Richard has a BS
in Business from Manhattan College.
Sally joined Yardi Systems in 1995 and spent
several years working in the Multiple Listing Services Group and our Sales
Department. As the company grew, Sally was asked to establish a Human Resources
Department. She completed the HR certification program at UCSB and maintains
close ties with HR professionals in the community. Sally has a degree in
Sociology and Psychology from the University of Massachusetts and is certified
in Mediation and Negotiation from