Surefield was founded to help home sellers get good outcomes by pricing right, shaving commissions, and using online home tours to make the whole process better. Surefield is backed by Jaan Tallinn, 500 Startups, Portland Seed Fund and additional angel investors. You can learn more about our approach to selling homes in our Insider’s Guide to Real Estate.
Prior to Surefield, David was a consultant at Microsoft Research working on image-based rendering and free-viewpoint video. Additionally, David founded and ran Mindsite which deployed phone based telemedicine for mental health. As the founder and CEO of Redfin in 2002, he led product development efforts on a new form of map based search for homes, scaled up a new salaried model for real estate agents, and raised multiple rounds of venture capital.
David holds a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from the University of Washington.
Prior to joining Surefield, Savan worked at Kareo holding various leadership roles, including UX Director, Product Director, Business Operations Director, and finally Entrepreneur-in-residence.
Previously, he worked on the Amazon Kindle as a Design Manager where he supported multi-faceted, high-profile initiatives for the Kindle Fire, e-ink readers, iOS, and Amazon.com properties. In this role he was responsible designing and releasing X-ray pages for the new Kindle Fire HD and shared notes and highlights on Amazon.com. Before Amazon, Savan was the Product Director at Blogtalkradio and the UX Director at Conenza where he designed their white-label social platform and produced schedules for feature teams. Prior to that at Redfin, Savan did early prototype work for the company in 2002, returned later as the first employee in 2004, and then went on to lead design and UX efforts for many years.
Savan holds a bachelor’s degree in digital communication from the University of Washington.
Rodger is our Designated Broker at Surefield. Rodger has 15 years of experience in residential real estate with multiple brokerages and has been directly involved in the oversight and risk management for thousands of transactions across hundreds of agents. He has also sold a lot of homes. Prior to working in real estate, Rodger spent 15 years as an entrepreneur, founding LANcare, which implemented early software for medical practices. Rodger then went on to lead a team of support and implementations specialists with Medical Manager Health Systems, later acquired by WebMD. After that he moved into direct sales at WebMD with their electronic medical records product line, before making the jump to real estate.
Rodger holds a bachelors degree in business from the Foster School of Business at the University of Washington.