LeaseLock helps the world find home.

The world’s leading insurtech platform for real estate—powering a faster, simpler, more affordable rental transaction.

Eliminating $50 Billion in Deposits Nationwide.

How it Works

Our Team

We’re a high-performance team of engineers, data scientists, insurance experts, and multifamily operators working together to deploy the world’s first lease insurance product. We love putting our heads together to solve old problems in new ways.

Derek Merrill LinkedIn

CEO, Founder

Reichen Kuhl LinkedIn

President, Chief of Insurance & Legal, Founder

Oliver Gratry - CFO

Oliver Gratry LinkedIn

Chief Financial Officer

Ed Wolff LinkedIn

Chief Revenue Officer

Sudip Shekhawat

Sudip Shekhawat LinkedIn

Chief Technology Officer

Chris Hazlett LinkedIn

Senior Vice President of Enterprise Sales

Ian McIntosh LinkedIn

Senior Vice President of Enterprise Sales

Goli Sarange LinkedIn

Vice President of Legal


David Hemry LinkedIn

Vice President of Claims

Forrest Kitlas

Forrest Kitlas LinkedIn

Vice President of People

Matthew Arnold LinkedIn

Vice President of Insurance and Risk

Mychelle Johnston - VP of Enterprise Accounts

Mychelle Burns-Johnston LinkedIn

Vice President of Enterprise Accounts

Sean McCarron

Sean McCarron LinkedIn

Vice President of Marketing

John Hernandez

John Hernandez LinkedIn

Vice President, Controller

Lena Geisler LinkedIn

Senior Director of Business Operations

Ed Ramon

Ed Ramon LinkedIn

Director of Information Security & Compliance

Max Garrison LinkedIn

Corporate Counsel and Government Relations

Sam Perez LinkedIn

Principal Engineer

Jose Segura LinkedIn

Senior Software Engineer

Timothy Ng LinkedIn

Software Engineer


Chris McKeown LinkedIn

Software Engineer

Amir Katoozian LinkedIn

Data Analytics Engineer

Yoon Hwang LinkedIn

Data Scientist

Sungjin Lee LinkedIn

Data Scientist

Mike Composono LinkedIn

Vice President of Enterprise Sales

kevin huss

Kevin Huss LinkedIn

Vice President of Enterprise Sales

Nick Seeley

Nick Seeley LinkedIn

Vice President of Enterprise Sales, West

Our Advisory Board

We are privileged to have the support and guidance of several recognized industry titans. Together, we are working to further our mission of eliminating security deposits from the rental housing industry.

Yetta Tropper PGIM LeaseLock Advisory Board

Yetta Tropper LinkedIn

Executive Director | PGIM Real Estate

Marcie Williams RKW LeaseLock Advisory Board

Marcie Williams LinkedIn

President | RKW Residential

Jennifer Staciokas Western Wealth Communities LeaseLock advisory board

Jennifer Staciokas LinkedIn

Executive Managing Director, Property Management | Western Wealth Capital

Scott Cook MEB LeaseLock Advisory Board

Scott Cook LinkedIn

Principal | MEB Management Services

Michelle Betchenr-Cowan Greystar LeaseLock Advisory Board

Michelle Betchner-Cowan LinkedIn

Managing Director of Client Services | Greystar

mark stringer avenue5 leaselock adviosry board

Mark Stringer LinkedIn

Executive Vice President | Avenue5 Residential

Lynn Owen Avenue5 LeaseLock Advisory Board

Lynn Owen LinkedIn

Executive Vice President, Client Strategy Group | Avenue5 Residential

Andrew Gordon Strata Equity Group LeaseLock Advisory Board

Andrew Gordon LinkedIn

Chief Operating Officer | Strata Equity Group

Jeremy Thomason CAF Companies LeaseLock Advisory Board

Jeremy Thomason LinkedIn

Senior Vice President of Investor Relations | CAF Companies