Our team.

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Peter Rex

Founder & CEO

Prior: 17 years of real estate and tech entrepreneurship; 22% net annual IRR; $900M of distributions; 17,000 real estate units purchased and managed; CPA; Georgetown, BS; Harvard Law JD.

Peter Rex

Peter Rex began working construction at 18 years old while attending community college. In 2005, after completing philosophy and government degrees at Georgetown, he purchased his first property.

To preserve capital, Pete slept in vacant units and did all the maintenance and construction management himself. He also handled legal, tax, finance, code compliance, and asset management.

Pete continued to run his operations while completing Harvard Law, earning a CPA, and fighting through the Great Financial Crisis.  

In the depths of that recession, Pete scaled to $2B of assets with a vertically integrated operation and 500+ employees. The company received national distinctions as a Fortune’s Top 20 Places to Work and a Top 5 ranking for most apartment renovations completed.  

After more than a decade in the industry, Pete understood that the entire real estate industry was ripe for disruption and that technology was the best tool for making this happen. With that in mind, he launched Rex as an ecosystem of tech businesses focused on disrupting the world’s largest asset class.

Rex currently has 10 tech companies solving the largest, most lucrative problems in the real estate industry - ranging from insuring and paying workers to investing in and managing assets.

Pete's writing has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg News, Newsweek, Fox Business and others. He is on the board of the Catholic University of America's Busch School of Business.

Sunthar Premakumar

Founding Partner & Chief Product Officer

Prior: Head of Product & Engineering, Piazza (Sequoia backed); Stanford BS, ME; UPenn MS, Robotics.

Philip Ollapally

VP Data & Machine Learning

Prior: Led development of machine learning and computer vision initiatives at Fortune 500 companies as a VP at Genpact.

Philip Ollapally

Philip has a background in machine learning and data management. Prior to Rex, he led the Data & Analytics advisory practice at a large consulting firm that served Fortune 100 companies. He is a specialist across the entire data lifecycle from data foundations, architecture, governance to analytics and machine learning. Some of the companies he has advised over the past 15 years include: McKinsey & Company, Procter & Gamble, The Kraft Heinz Company, Coca Cola, and Reckitt Benckiser. He leads teams of data scientists, data engineers, and machine learning engineers at Rex to enable us to scale our products across our companies. He attended Washington University in Saint Louis where he majored in Economics and Business.

Nikos Iatropoulos

Managing Partner

Prior: Partner/COO at Kairos Ventures; Co-founded multiple startups; Columbia BS, CS; MIT MBA.

Nikos Iatropoulos

Nikos has 25+ years of experience in venture capital, entrepreneurship, and investment banking. During the six years prior to joining Rex, he was the COO & Regional Partner of Kairos Ventures, where he worked closely with the Founding Partner in every aspect of the fund, including fundraising, due diligence, investor relations, transaction execution, and portfolio management. Prior to Kairos, Nikos had a 16-year career as a software entrepreneur and served as an advisor to early-stage companies. He holds a BS in Computer Science from Columbia University and an MBA from MIT’s Sloan School of Management.

Betsy Landoll

Partner

Prior: Biometrics/Product at UA, M&A Consultant & CPA at PwC; USC, Accounting; Univ. of Chicago MBA.

Betsy Landoll

Betsy has a background in finance, strategy, and product user experience.  Before joining Rex, she built United Airlines’ biometric and facial recognition program liaising with government agencies and key technology partners. Prior to that, she performed financial due diligence on over 20+ deals for both corporate and private equity acquisitions and divestitures as part of PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Deals Advisory group. She has won multiple awards as a real estate broker in Chicago. She holds a BS in Accounting from the University of Southern California and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Cody Huggins

VP Operations

Prior: Treasurer at FTC Solar (co-led Initial Public Offering in 2021); Commercial Banker at JP Morgan Chase & Co; Operations Officer at U.S. Army Ranger School; West Point BS, Business Management

Cody Huggins

Cody has a background in operations and finance.  Prior to Rex, he was the Treasurer at FTC Solar, where he co-led their $258M initial public offering (IPO) and established a $100M revolving credit facility.  Prior to FTC Solar, he spent time at JPMorgan Chase in their Military Officer Executive Development Program rotating throughout the four lines of business within the firm, spending the majority of his time in the commercial bank.  Cody holds a BS in Business Management from West Point and served six years as an Infantry Officer, with his last assignment as a Ranger Instructor.