Meet Our Team

Meet Our Team
ShaqCEO, Co-Founder
Shaq is a lawyer, programmer, and data scientist. He leads the development of RenterPeace’s legal help tools and coordinates partnerships with associations and governments. A winner of Uber’s Celebrating Cities Hackathon, he also uses his technical skills to help design and develop the software behind RenterPeace.
SujataCTO, Co-Founder
Sujata is a software developer with over 20 years of experience, a landlord managing her own rental homes, and an experienced real estate businesswoman. She leads the development of the website and apps, while providing the perspective of landlords and the business side of the rental market.
CarmelaChief Operating Officer
Carmela has spent a decade in business operations, market research, and talent management. She leads Operations and Business Development for RenterPeace, and is proud to be cultivating a solution to an age-old problem. To everyone’s dismay, she hasn’t yet convinced Valkyrie to join her at networking events.
HannahCommunications Director
Hannah is a writer and communications professional. Driven by a love of social justice, she’s worked in the public sector for most of her career. For the same reason, she was drawn to RenterPeace as an elegant solution to a persistent problem. Hannah writes web copy, blog posts, social media posts, and generally helps RenterPeace communicate its vision.
As RenterPeace’s outside counsel, Verin advises on regulatory compliance and general legal questions. He also helps RenterPeace research landlord-tenant laws and available grants for landlords.
MattLegal Fellow
Matt brings substantial experience working with successful, fast-growing startup companies. He engages with RenterPeace’s legal counsel team to research pressing matters ranging across regulatory compliance, landlord-tenant laws, and other general legal questions.
ValkyrieChief Evangelist
With years of experience in chasing shadows and getting stuck in boxes, she contributes very little to RenterPeace. But she claims we started the company in her incubator and therefore owns 10% of the company. So here we are.


In addition to the team above, RenterPeace keeps advisors that help the company plan strategically and avoid pitfalls, especially in areas out of the team’s core competency. Some of those advisors are listed below:

Nathan Grace
Nathan GraceUrban Planning Advisor
As an urban planner, Nathan helps RenterPeace think about the macro-level effects of landlord-tenant problems on the health of cities and communities.
Grant Nelson
Grant NelsonTechnical Strategy Advsior
Grant is a co-founder of MEANS, an app celebrated by Starbucks for helping eliminate food waste. He helps RenterPeace strategize on how to effectively use software to empower those in need.
Dan Lomask
Dan LomaskSocial Media Advisor
Dan is a social media expert who helps RenterPeace on questions of digital strategy.