Gary Beasley (MBA '93)
Gary is currently co-founder and CEO of Roofstock, a technology-enabled marketplace and transaction platform for the $3 trillion Single-Family Rental (SFR) sector. Previously he was co-CEO of publically-traded Starwood Waypoint Residential Trust (predecessor company to Colony Starwood Homes), and is known as a pioneer in the development of the SFR sector as an institutional asset class. Prior to joining Waypoint, Gary served as CEO of boutique hotel company Joie de Vivre Hospitality and award-winning solar technology start-up Greenvolts. Between 2001 and 2007 Gary was CFO of ZipRealty, where he led the innovative Internet-based residential brokerage through its successful IPO before eventually being named its President. Gary also spent six years with KKR-backed KSL Resorts where he was instrumental in acquiring and integrating over $800 MM of resort properties. Earlier in his career, Gary worked for leading real estate industry firms LaSalle Partners (now Jones Lang LaSalle) and Security Capital Group.
Gary earned a BA in Economics from Northwestern University and an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he serves as a regular guest lecturer.