RealPage, Zillow, and JPMorgan Chase Data Veterans Join Plunk Advisory Board

“We have assembled the data science dream team,” added David Bluhm, president and co-founder of Plunk. “The collective contributions they have made—and will help us make—towards a more frictionless real estate industry are quite humbling.”

Rich Hughes Currently serves as the head of Data Science at RealPage, a multibillion-dollar international SaaS technology provider for multi-family housing. Hughes’ investment management solutions currently price over a trillion dollars of residential housing while benchmarking and valuing housing amenities.

Justin Lajoie was most recently vice president of Product and Engineering at Zillow where he led product and engineering teams that made Zillow offers a reality nationwide. Prior to Zillow, Lajoie was founder and chief executive officer at Diverse Solutions, a SaaS IDX property search software and CRM for real estate agents and brokers, which was acquired by Zillow.

Chris Heiden most recently led Wells Fargo’s Customer Science team. At Zillow Group, he led the data science efforts for its rentals group. Heiden has a history of deploying analytics toward driving rational decision-making within organizations. At JPMorgan Chase, he was a co-inventor of a statistical method which allowed the bank to understand the financial value of services, such as bill pay and fee waivers. He later led corporate strategy analytics for Chase Bank before building the marketing analytics practice for Amazon Student Programs.

Neal Oman has spent over 30 years serving in a variety of technical executive, line management, and technical individual contributor roles in software systems engineering and applied research. The most recent 20 of those years were focused on applied artificial intelligence and machine learning. Oman is currently a senior technical advisor for Data Science and Analytics at Pacific Northwest National Lab, where he supports agencies across the US government working to leverage AI and ML. Prior to PNNL, he was vice president of Research and Head of Data Science at HERE Technologies.

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