We are in the customer serving, confidence boosting, software building, reinventing renting business. We produce tools that simplify life in the rental world. We love fellow tenants and landlords and exist to connect the best of both parties. We also adore a good spirit animal and believe there is an appropriate movie clip for any situation.
Our fearless leader has taken residence in 10 different states as well as Iraq and Ireland. Sean is gifted in strategy and business operations, not to mention his unique ability to bring necessary levity to this startup journey. His most notable rental story? Once a landlord asked for blood samples of his kiddos. He is a meticulous problem solver, and it is hard not to get behind his passion for success. Sean is a West Point and HBS grad, served as a combat engineer platoon leader and an Army Exchange Officer, worked in private equity, and is currently a landlord and a renter. He is husband to Carolyn and dad to Owen, Grant, and Braylen. This dog-loving family has two puppies, The Smurf, an Australian Shepherd, and General Sherman, a German Shepherd.
First job: Horse farm hand and restaurant busboy simultaneously. Managing smells was a challenge.
Skill very few people know you possess: Selecting movie imagery to emphasize a point
If you could have given one speech in history, which one would it be: Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address
Best quality of a great renter: Reliability
Best attribute of a great landlord: Empathy
Not only is he an operations and compliance genius, but he makes magic in the kitchen. A closet cooking aficionado, you might find Jordan attempting something he saw following a binge session of The Great British Baking Show. This jack-of-all-trades served as an infantry officer following his graduation from West Point, earned his law degree from the University of South Carolina, and worked in financial and advisory services prior to pursuing the entrepreneurial path. Jordan’s own rental woes as well as a strong desire to solve important, complex problems for other people made Fit to Rent the ideal journey. He and his wife, Melanie, have conquered pet hair allergies with a sphynx cat named Raj.
Favorite childhood toy: BB gun
Most desirable super power: Reverse my receding hairline
If you could be at any event in history, where would it be: D-Day
Best quality of a great renter: Stewardship
Best attribute of a great landlord: Responsiveness
Nickname: Big Wout
First job: Janitor at a health club
Favorite childhood toy: Star Wars action figures
Best quality of a renter: Pays rent on time
Best quality of a landlord: Addresses issues quickly
A lover of words, red pens, and storytelling, this creative thinker values authentic communication and stewardship above all else. Born in the North (Pennsylvania), educated in the Midwest (Indiana University), made a home in the South (North Carolina), Erica has been a renter for 12 years and counting. (Be sure to ask her about the time she rented a property that didn’t exist.) She has lofty goals to draw her introverted teammates out of their shells and develop a community dedicated to reinventing renting. Erica loves philanthropy, building relationships to align passions, and high level customer service. She is a runner, craft beer snob, and spends her free time supporting her favorite breast cancer nonprofits. Her favorite communication tool? A handwritten thank you note.
If you could have given one speech in history, which one would it be: Jimmy V’s speech at the ESPYs
Skill very few people know you possess: I can find the perfect greeting card for any occasion
Favorite quote: “I can be changed by what happens to me, but I refuse to be reduced by it.” – Maya Angelou
Best quality of a renter: Treats home like it is their own
Best quality of a landlord: Responsive
Predictive talent analytics, psychometrics, data analytics… just a few of our Nerdy Byrd’s specialties. (We’ll pause while you go look those things up.) Data science challenges light up Trevor’s world making him instrumental in informing the F2R screening strategy. He has spent much of his professional career leveraging data analytics to help business leaders plan and improve business outcomes. Trevor did his undergraduate work at NC State before earning a PhD from Virginia Tech. He was 10-year tenant before purchasing a home in NC with his wife Dana. The couple has three kiddos: Graham, Heath, and Rowan.
Favorite movie line: “Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys.” – Dead Poets Society
Fear you’ve outgrown? Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia
First job: Golf caddy
Best quality of a great renter: Conscientious
Best quality of a great landlord: Conscientious
This talent was destined for excellence in web development when his Dad built him a custom computer when he was 13 years old. A recent graduate of UNC Charlotte, Sunny thrives on finding solutions to challenging problems, which makes life in the coding world ideal. His family has moved a little bit — his mom is from Tanzania, Africa, his dad from Calcutta, India, Sunny was born in Kharkiv, Ukraine, and his sister calls New York her birthplace! He is an entrepreneur at heart, co-founding and serving as the lead developer for a web start-up while in college. He claims it is hard to pull him away from his computer, but when you do it is likely you’ll find him playing trading card games.
Nickname: Sunny D
Most embarrassing movie on your shelf: High School Musical
Most desirable super power: Super speed
Best quality of a great renter: Consistent
Best quality of a great landlord: Friendly
Our collective military experiences taught a learning agility that impacts how we see problems and create solutions. We aim to create experiences in our team that bond us and instill pride.
Our team of six has moved over 40 times and rented or owned in more than 20 states and countries. We moved with cats (furry and hairless), dogs, kids, wives, and military units. We have encountered landlords with feral cat fetishes and renters with hoarder tendancies. We’ve seen it all and then some...
On Friday afternoons, we frequently convene and collaborate at one of the many local breweries in our home city of Charlotte. Lee & Trevor talk tech, Erica makes us smile for a photo, Jordan fills us in on his latest culinary creation, Sean undoutedly brings up General Sherman, and Sunny observes all of our antics. We do solve a problem or two over the brews.