Faira | About Us

Welcome to the team.


Our team is the key ingredient that stokes Faira's innovation and helps translate our strategy and aspirations into an engaging business. We'd like to recognize our colleagues who continue to raise the bar for customer service and innovation. We are delighted to present the Faira team.

Our advisors

Amit Mital

Amit Mital

Manager, KRNL Labs

Gary Flake

Gary Flake

Former CTO, Salesforce

Chris Nye

Chris Nye

Owner, MLS4owners.com

Our Leaders

Kamal

Kamal Jain

CEO and Co-Founder

A technologist and economist, Kamal specializes in designing business models for the internet. Kamal now works to align the interests of home buyers and sellers with Faira.

Eduardo

Eduardo Oliveira

CTO and Co-Founder

Eduardo is an eBay and Microsoft veteran, where he was a Development Manager and built systems with the scale of 50 million active users. His career has been focused on innovation and he filed 25 patents in the areas of video streaming, content protection, advertisement and ecommerce. He is also a real estate investor, having completed over $30 million in transactions.

Our marketing and sales team

Katrina

Katrina Wisner

Director of Marketing

Katrina has been working with startups for over 15 years. By combining creative, technical and analytical skills, she knows how to get a new idea off the ground. Before she and her family bought their craftsman in Seattle, Katrina logged 100s of hours on real estate sites wishing for a "make an offer" button.

Bill Drews

Bill Drews

Client Relations Manager

Bill has 20+ years in Sales and Sales Management, working at US West (now Qwest) and other real estate-related companies: Trulia, Realtor.com and MarketLeader. He also has an inactive WA Real Estate Broker's license. As a former corporate trainer, Bill talks to customers about Faira's new process, why it works and how it will save them money.

Brenden

Brenden Martin

Client Relations

Brenden has 8+ years of experience working in the startup arena leading design, development, sales and marketing teams. Brenden has a background as a real estate agent in Texas and launched his own listing service while partnering with the 9th largest student housing company in the U.S. and working with Barbara Corcoran from Shark Tank.

Our product team

Amanda

Amanda Gatlin

Director of UX

Amanda brings 12+ years of experience as a product designer. Amanda has bought and sold homes and is an advocate for improving the entire experience. She holds a Bachelor of Graphic Design from North Carolina State University. Amanda’s past work experience includes Microsoft, T-mobile and EveryMove.

Ricardo

Ricardo Oliveira

Lead Engineer

Ricardo was employee no. 1 at Faira when he joined in late 2014, after working at Microsoft for 6 years building Office 365 and Windows Phone Services. Ricardo has a BSc in Computer Science from UNICAMP, one of the top universities in Brazil.

Malik Nur

Senior Front End Engineer

Malik has 9+ years of experience in back end and front end development. Before joining Faira he worked in companies like McGraw-Hill Education, True Blue, OSCE and many others. Malik earned his Computer Science degree from Westminster University in London.

Tristan Fernando

Senior Software Engineer

Tristan has over 10 years of experience in software development. Before joining Faira, he worked at a startup called EveryMove for 4 years before it was acquired. Tristan also worked at Microsoft for 5 1/2 years on SQL Server Reporting Services. He earned his degree in Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Jooneil

Jooneil Ahn

Software Engineer

Jooneil is a recent graduate from the University of Washington. After interning at various other compaines during school, he has chosen to begin his software engineering career at Faira.

Our operations team

Shannon Pence

Shannon Pence

Operations Manager

Shannon is passionate about bringing a top-notch customer experience to the tech and real estate industry. In her downtime, she can be found spending time with her rescue dogs and exploring restaurants with unique food offerings.

Christopher Ellis

Christopher Ellis

Operations Associate

After graduating from the University of Puget Sound, Christopher joined Faira as an Operations Coordinator in early 2017. In his position Christopher manages listings from start to finish, having a hand in every aspect of the listing process from scheduling inspections to creating flyers and everything in between.

Liliana Urdahl

Liliana Urdahl

Operations Coordiator

Liliana has 10+ years of experience in the customer service industry, and has consistently been put into leadership positions by helping others develop their careers and keeping customer satisfaction as a main priority. Liliana came to Faira after time spent being a Transaction Coordinator and Office Manager at Nexus Realty, where she quickly became the owners right hand woman, helping strategize for everything from Marketing, to Recruiting, to Business Expansion and helping the Agents with their personal and professional growth.

Our California real estate team

Laura Rahmil

Laura Rahmil

Managing Broker

Laura has a strong passion for real estate and been working in the industry since 1983 across the U.S. in Chicago, Florida, and California. She also had a successful carrier as an executive with two international companies, as well as a consultant of her own company. Laura had traveled around the world for business and pleasure and speaks a number of languages.

Mitch Rappaport

Mitch Rappaport

Managing Broker

Mitch enjoyed a long tenure in the Silicon Valley technnology corridor before building his real estate practice. He has consulted with several early phase ventures across a broad spectrum of service and product offerings. Along with P&L responsibility, Mitch has guided sales, marketing, and engineering teams for multi-national organizations. Currently, as broker-officer and managing director, Mitch focuses on evolving strategy formulation and hands-on operational duties to achieve Faira's dynamic business Plan.

Our Washington real estate team

Chris McQuillan

Chris McQuillan

Director of Operations

Broker

Chris has over 15 years of real estate sales experience in both big box brokerages and smaller boutique offices. Half of this time was in California where he was rookie of the year and ranked in the top 4% in Prudential California Real Estate in various years. Here in Washington he was the first agent to ever sell a home above $5,000,000 in a busy Seattle Windermere office of a 100 agents. Chris came to Faira because he realizes the need for change within the industry. Real estate needs to be streamlined for both buyers and sellers.

Anthony Sielczak

Anthony Sielczak

Broker and Strategy Consultant

Anthony offers a diverse, 10+ year background in customer experience & operations. He has worked with companies that are leaders in their respective industries: REI, Zappos.com, 6pm.com, Limeade and Keller Williams - where he was consistently recongized as an inspirational and innovative leader. He is incredibly passionate about the future of the real estate industry and how technology seeks to improve it. He enjoys working at Faira because he's surrounded by courageous people who thrive in an environment of creativity and innovation.

Kevin Hoover

Kevin Hoover

Managing Broker

Managing Broker with more than 17 years experience at John L. Scott Real Estate and Windermere Real Estate helping clients define, manage and execute their goals buying and selling homes, condos, and investment properties in cities, towns and neighborhoods all around greater Seattle and Bellevue-Eastside. A native Seattleite, Kevin joined the team in 2017 to aid in refining and further developing the real estate brokerage side of Faira while contributing to and experiencing the rapid growth of its innovative model.

Doug Nirchil

Doug Nirchil

Designated Broker

Doug is a south King County Native and has been a licensed Realtor since 1997. He was the Founder and Owner of Rainier Real and is currently Designated Broker for Faira.com LLC.

Kat Walsh

Kat Walsh

Broker

After graduating from the University of California, Berkeley with a degree in Rhetoric, and dedicating twelve years to the non-profit animal care profession, I returned home to an economically thriving, culturally vibrant, and rapidly growing city. With Seattle housing in high demand and new construction transforming neighborhoods from Ballard to Beacon Hill and beyond, Real Estate became the ideal avenue for me to rediscover my hometown. I never tire of exploring the ins and outs of the many neighborhoods that make this city unique, and believe my enthusiasm for discovering what each has to offer is evident whether I'm house hunting with clients or successfully marketing and selling a property.

Whitney

Whitney Little

Before joining Faira, Whitney co-developed a Seattle Real Estate team that ranked within the top 10 internationally in sales volume for all of Keller Williams in its first two years. In addition to her experience as a Broker, Whitney brings 10+ years experience working in advertising, with clients ranging from Alaska Airlines to Mitsubishi. She believes that transparent communication is key to a successful buying and selling experience, the hallmark of her service being high ethical standards and hard work.

Join us

Come work with us! We are always looking for great talent to join our teams.