Executive Management

Brian Bair, Brian Bair, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

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Brian Bair has served as Offerpad’s Chief Executive Officer and a member of its board of directors since he founded Offerpad in July 2015 with a mission to provide the best way to buy and sell a home. In September 2021, he also assumed the role of Chairman of the board.

Mr. Bair has had a strong influence in the real estate industry over the past 15 years, having pioneered several successful real estate service models that aim to give sellers and buyers more certainty and control. Prior to founding Offerpad, Mr. Bair served as the founder and president at Bair Group Real Estate from April 2008 to June 2015. Additionally, Mr. Bair co-founded Lexington Financial in March 2011, and served as its managing member from March 2011 to March 2012. He also co-founded Bridgeport Financial Services in May 2008, a company that specialized in acquiring distressed homes, and served as its managing member from May 2008 to May 2011.

Mr. Bair has also consulted for national companies on how to acquire, renovate and sell homes. Mr. Bair has also served as an advisory member for the Freddie Mac Housing of Tomorrow Council since January 2020.

Stephen Johnson, Chief Strategy Officer

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Steve Johnson is Offerpad’s Chief Strategy Officer and a key member of the Executive team. As Chief Strategy Officer, Steve is responsible for driving strategy formulation, ensuring alignment throughout the organization, and partnering with other senior leaders to execute against the Company's strategic and operational plans. As a working change agent, he is an active participant in all key strategic activities, including formalizing and leading the company’s strategic planning processes, driving organizational change, and ensuring strategic initiatives are in line with the Company’s objectives.

Steve served as Offerpad’s COO for nearly two years before transitioning into the CSO role. Before joining Offerpad, Steve was Managing Director with MSCI, Inc. (NYSE: MSCI) and President of InvestorForce, Inc. Throughout his career he has championed strategic, cross-functional teams and high-impact go-to-market strategies that have delivered strong results and richly elevated the organizations he’s worked with.

Steve received a BA in economics and history from Yale University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Joe Grusman, Chief Marketing Officer

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Joe Grusman is Offerpad’s Chief Marketing Officer, whose laser focus is on driving increased traffic to Offerpad.com via its digital marketing channels. With a data-first mentality, Joe is responsible for showcasing and ensuring Offerpad’s industry-leading real estate solutions are presented to and seen by the right customers at the right time to keep its sales funnel full.

A seasoned marketing executive, Joe joined Offerpad after 10 years at customer-obsessed Zappos.com. As a key member of its leadership team reporting to the Amazon board, he helped ferry Zappos through its transition after being acquired by Amazon in 2009. During his tenure there as GM of Ecommerce, Marketing, he also created and led cross-functional teams of world-class marketers responsible for implementing key company initiatives, including the company’s expansion into the B2B market with the launch of Zappos at Work and its direct-to-consumer Powered by Zappos line, resulting in record numbers for customer engagement, growth and loyalty. Joe’s vast marketing background also includes advertising agency experience, working on accounts for United Health Care and several hometown casinos in his native Las Vegas.

Joe obtained his Juris Doctorate degree from the Boyd School of Law in 2015 and his Bachelor of Arts degree in 2007 from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Michael Burnett, Chief Financial Officer

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Michael Burnett has served as Offerpad’s Chief Financial Officer since October 2019.

Previously, Mr. Burnett served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at AV Homes, Inc., a national homebuilder and developer, from October 2013 to October 2018. Prior to this, Mr. Burnett served as Group Vice President, Finance, Treasury and Investor Relations for JDA Software Group, Inc., a leading global software provider offering supply chain management solutions, from November 2009 to October 2013.

Mr. Burnett holds a B.S. in Accounting from Miami University.

Dan Mayes, Chief Information Officer

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Dan Mayes serves as Chief Information Officer at Offerpad, overseeing Product, Technology and Business Intelligence and Analytics for the company. Dan has more than two decades of experience as a corporate leader and entrepreneur in the financial services, technology, and real estate industries. Prior to Offerpad, Dan founded AZ Bidder in 2009, the first national single-family home online bidding, analytics, and valuation-focused real estate brokerage service, which acquired more than 30,000 single-family homes under his leadership. Additionally, Dan served as an executive for Priceline, First Data Corp (now Fiserv), Dean Witter Discover & Co and Citicorp.

Benjamin Aronovitch, Chief Legal Officer

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Benjamin Aronovitch has served as Offerpad’s Chief Legal Officer since October 2020.

Previously, Mr. Aronovitch was Vice President and Deputy General Counsel at Taylor Morrison Home Corporation, a national homebuilder and developer, from September 2013 to October 2020. Prior to Taylor Morrison, Mr. Aronovitch was a corporate attorney at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP from May 2010 to September 2013 and Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP from October 2006 to May 2010.

Mr. Aronovitch holds a B.A. in Political Science and Economics from McGill University and law degrees from McGill and Oxford University. He is a member of the New York Bar and is admitted to practice in Arizona.

Vaughn Bair, Chief Real Estate Officer

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Vaughn Bair is the Chief Real Estate Officer at Offerpad, responsible for the company’s overall real estate performance.

Mr. Bair has more than two decades of experience working in the financial and mortgage sectors. He has worked with numerous lending institutions and SFR aggregators over the last decade. He was a mortgage Account Executive for Countrywide and US Bank. He co-founded Bridgeport Financial Services and Lexington Financial, LLC. A seasoned mortgage broker and licensed realtor in Arizona and Nevada, he worked for Bair Group Real Estate, overseeing the organization’s property valuation and investment divisions, while securing and purchasing over 2,500-plus SFR homes.

Mr. Bair graduated Cum Laude from The College of Idaho with a bachelor’s degree in history and business administration.

Jaidip Singh, Chief Data and Analytics Officer

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Jaidip Singh serves as the Chief Data and Analytics Officer for Offerpad, where he is responsible for overseeing the company’s data analytics operations across all national markets.

Prior to joining Offerpad, Mr. Singh was a Senior Analyst at LL Funds, a private equity firm. Earlier, Mr. Singh was an Executive Director at Morgan Stanley, a multinational investment bank and financial services company where he served as a fixed-income portfolio manager. He holds an MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania; a Ph.D. in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Illinois; an M.S. in electrical and computer engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; and a bachelor’s degree in electronics from the Indian Institute of Technology.

David Connelly, Chief Growth Officer

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David Connelly leads all growth initiatives at Offerpad as the Chief Growth Officer. His responsibilities include building and launching Offerpad’s single-family rental business, overseeing and launching new business and revenue opportunities for the company, as well as Offerpad’s direct home buying business. Mr. Connelly also oversees capital markets and all banker and strategic partnerships.

Mr. Connelly is a 30-year Wall Street finance veteran with a broad background in banking, capital markets and fixed income. He joins Offerpad from Citigroup where he worked in all areas of specialty finance as well as residential and commercial real estate as a Managing Director in the North American Solutions Department. Mr. Connelly previously spent 25 years at Bear Stearns in Chicago as a Senior Managing Director in the firm’s institutional Fixed Income Department where his responsibilities included origination and distribution of all mortgage products, including high-grade and high-yield residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS), commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) and asset-backed securities (ABS), and a full range of structured products. He also served as Managing Director at Guggenheim Securities and Sandler O’Neill.

Mr. Connelly holds a BSM in accounting from Tulane University. He is actively involved with Misericordia, a home for adults with physical and mental challenges near Chicago.