About us

OUR STORY

The revolutionary way to buy and sell your home

In 2014, we set out to reinvent life’s most important transaction with a new, radically simple way to buy and sell your home. Our mission is to empower everyone with the freedom to move, and we’ve served more than 50,000 customers who have come to Opendoor to make that move easier. Whether it’s getting married, starting a family, or taking a new job, we help people get to their next step in one simple, seamless transaction.

Opendoor currently operates in twenty cities, including Atlanta, Austin, Charlotte, Dallas-Fort Worth, Denver, Houston, Jacksonville, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Minneapolis-St.Paul, Nashville, Orlando, Phoenix, Portland, Raleigh-Durham, Riverside, Sacramento, San Antonio, Tampa, Tucson, and Salt Lake City. We have been recognized as the most innovative company in real estate by Inman, the industry's leading source of real estate information, for the past three years. We are headquartered in San Francisco and have over 1800 employees across our markets.

Meet the leadership team

Eric Wu
CEO / Co Founder

Eric’s life-obsession is to make moving simple. Prior to founding Opendoor, Eric was the founder and CEO of Movity.com, a geo-data analytics company acquired by Trulia.com in 2011. At Trulia, Eric led location, social, and consumer product development. He also co-founded RentAdvisor.com, which was later acquired by Apartment List, and runs a real estate fund that has invested in over 100 multi-family units.

Julie Todaro
President of Homes and Services

Julie joins us after having consulted a number of high-growth companies, including Airbnb, Coupang and others. She also spent more than 13 years at Amazon, where she held leadership positions within finance and retail, as well as running Amazon Canada, North American books and consumer electronics. She possesses deep experience building operational excellence at fast-growing organizations.

Tom Willerer
Chief Product Officer

Tom was most recently a Partner at Venrock, investing in early stage startups for the firm’s consumer-facing product portfolio. Prior to Venrock, he was Chief Product Officer at Coursera, where he helped to scale the company from $1 million to $100 million in revenue. He also led product teams at Netflix, where he helped to expand the company’s subscribership from 8 million U.S.-only users to over 40 million globally. Tom is a seasoned leader who brings deep product experience to Opendoor.

Gautam Gupta
CBO and CFO

Gautam joins us from Uber where he was Head of Finance. He helped Uber grow from a 200 employee company in early 2013 to a company with more than 13,000 employees. Gautam led all finance functions within Uber but was also monumental in incubating and scaling Uber’s leasing operation as well as managing pricing, analytics, and fundraising.

Sheila Tran
Head of Communications

Sheila was most recently Yahoo’s head of global communications. She was responsible for driving Yahoo’s worldwide communications activities, including media relations, financial, crisis, internal communications, B2B and consumer public relations. Prior to Yahoo, she was head of communications at Polyvore (acquired by Yahoo). She has also held communications and marketing roles at Symantec, AOL, Access Communications and Cisco Systems.

Erica Galos Alioto
Head of people

Prior to Opendoor, Erica spent eleven years at Yelp, where she helped grow the company from a team of 13 in 2006 to over 5500. Throughout her tenure, she led the sales team of over 2200 team members and at various points led sales training and recruiting. From 2013 to 2017, she served as the Chairperson of the Board for the Yelp Foundation where she focused on bringing community involvement into the markets where Yelp operated. Prior to Yelp, she spent over 4 years as a litigation associate at Latham & Watkins.

Ian Wong
CTO / Co Founder

Ian is a co-founder and leads Opendoor’s team of engineers and data scientists in modernizing the real-estate industry. Previously, he built machine learning applications at Square and Prismatic. He earned degrees in Electrical Engineering and Statistics from Stanford University.