SAN FRANCISCO, June 21, 2017 — HouseCanary, the leading modern data analytics company for real estate professionals, announces that Dr. Alex Villacorta has joined the team as Executive Vice President of Analytics. Alex joins HouseCanary from Clear Capital, where he created and led the research and housing analytics team.
“Having gotten to know the HouseCanary team over the last three years, it’s been exciting to watch their growth and vision for redefining real estate data and analytics and transforming the industry,” said Alex. “The residential market is critically important to everyday homeowners and to the national economy, and HouseCanary’s genuine passion to make valuation and risk assessment consistent and reliable for all market players has been inspiring — I’m beyond excited to be joining a group of true innovators.”
Co-founder and Head of Research Chris Stroud draws on his experience as an economist and his dissertation research on Dynamic Models of Financial Risk at University of Texas, San Antonio. He leads HouseCanary’s research team in creating the most accurate predictive analytics through machine learning, dynamic modeling, and cloud computing. CTO Jim Adams has developed and operated high-risk, mission critical services across private, government, and military sectors. Most recently having built Amazon’s mobile platform, he has been leading several HouseCanary teams to develop the most scalable, on-demand real estate platform. SVP of Product Chris Conway has over a decade of start-up experience at e-commerce, real estate, and financial services marketplaces. As an early hire at Trulia, he helped grow its consumer audience and revenue by 30x before its IPO. At HouseCanary, he leads the product and design teams building powerful analytics that help customers make better real estate decisions.
“Alex’s energy, vision, and knowledge are a perfect complement to HouseCanary’s dynamic group,” explained Jeremy Sicklick, CEO and co-founder of HouseCanary. “His addition rounds out a team ready to turn residential real estate on its head.”
Founded in 2013, HouseCanary’s mission is to help people make better real estate decisions. Built on a foundation of great data, powerful models, and predictive analytics, the HouseCanary platform aggregates millions of data elements, including more than four decades of property data and a rapidly expanding arsenal of proprietary calculations and analytics, to accurately define and forecast values and market influences. HouseCanary is financed by notable investors including Hillspire (Alphabet Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt’s family office), Alpha Edison, ECA Ventures, Raven Ventures and others top Silicon Valley investors. The company is headquartered in San Francisco. For more information about HouseCanary, please visit www.housecanary.com.
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