Roofstock Hires Former Tesla Executive

Roofstock, an Oakland, California based startup which markets single-family rentals, announce it hired a former Tesla executive to help lead its operations.

Fiona Taylor (Credit: Roofstock)

Fiona Taylor has been hired as Roofstock’s Vice President of Operations where she will lead the company’s offices in Oakland and in Dallas, Texas. She will report directly to co-founder and CEO Gary Beasley.

Taylor was Senior Director of Business Operations and  Customer Service at Tesla, where she managed more than $13 billion in funds for over 75 different investment vehicles. Before she came to Tesla, she worked at SolarCity, Visa, Standard and Poor’s, and Fitch Ratings.

“The Roofstock team brings a unique approach to this market and is truly leading the technology revolution in real estate,” said Taylor in a statement. “It’s an exciting place to be, as everyone has the fire and passion of a budding startup along with the maturity and industry knowledge of seasoned experts. I am looking forward to working closely with Gary and the leadership team to help support the firm to meet its aggressive growth plans for 2019 and beyond. ”

Adds Taylor’s new boss: “We are thrilled to have Fiona join our team. Our firm is at an inflection point of growth and I’m confident that Fiona’s extensive operations experience will help us scale effectively.”

Roofstock, launched in 2016, provides all of the resources for investors to buy, own and sell real estate online.  It offers single-family rentals in 41 markets and 23 states in the U.S. It has completed more than $1 billion of property sales since its launch.

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