Who is Unison?

Unison is a San Francisco-based company that is pioneering a new way to fund home purchases. We are a team of financial and real estate professionals who are committed to helping homebuyers get the home they want, and homeowners finance their life needs without debt.

With our Unison HomeBuyer program, we partner with buyers, investing alongside them in their home, typically contributing half of the down payment. This gives buyers more purchasing power, reduces their monthly mortgage payment and allows them to retain cash. In return, we share in the change in value of the home at the time it is sold. As a true partner, we share both the upside and downside risk with the home owner. Our Unison HomeOwner Agreement program allows existing homeowners to tap into their home equity without interest or monthly payments.

The focus of our company is on expanding opportunities available to consumers and giving them the financial flexibility to purchase the home they really want and finance important needs during their life as a homeowner. Unison is dedicated to providing consumers with financing based on partnership that will enrich their lives.
 

Meet the Team


Thomas Sponholtz
Co-CEO & Chairman


Jim Riccitelli
Co-CEO


Brian Elbogen
Managing Director, Product, Business Operations and Partner Channels


Don Shewmaker
Director of Operations

Raj Dosaj
Managing Director of Business Development

Marco Girish
Managing Director of Finance and Administration

John Arens
General Counsel

Sabin Speiser
Managing Director of Marketing 

Michael Micheletti
Director of Corporate Communications 

Benjamin Feldman
Director of Content

Bill Walker
Managing Director, Consumer Sales Operations 

Tracy Adamo
Director of Direct Marketing 

Neal Behrend
Director of Customer Acquisition 

Paul Tucker
Senior Manager, Business Operations

Brandan Carlson
Loan Officer Engagement Specialist

Matthew Johnson
Senior Processing Specialist 

Paul Careaga 
Regional Sales Manager, Pacific Northwest

John Park
Business Systems Manager

Robert Price
Managing Director of Origination Operations

Simba Ndemera
Corporate Controller

Joanna Umali
Loan Officer Engagement Manager

Avita Datt
Operations Specialist

Brad Lookabaugh 
Quantitative Portfolio Manager

Lara Watson
Regional Sales Manager, San Diego

Charlie Mohn
Business Operations Associate

Gabriela Villarreal
Office Manager

Loretta Pursell
Senior Processor and Closer

Mike Lyon
National Sales Director

Rob Pannoni
Director of Education

Brodie Gay
Quantitative Strategist

Krishanu Nandy
Business Operations and Data Science Intern

Jim Benavidez
Regional Sales Manager, Orange County / Los Angeles County

William Lee
Front-End Developer

Susan Bloch
Human Resources Consultant

Lisa Nichols
Senior Content, Compliance and Business Manager

Rayan Rafay
Managing Director, Head of Portfolio Management

Andrew Toby, CFA
Director, Investment Operations

Al Comeau
Regional Sales Manager, Mid-Atlantic Region

Scott Kronzek
Loan Officer Engagement Specialist

Alyssa Bacha
Program Specialist Manager

Kari McCormick
Administrative Specialist

Emmanuel Mendoza
Corporate Underwriter

Bruce Ish
Senior Program Specialist

Natalie Tunnard
Marketing Associate

Denise Truelove
Program Specialist

David Allingham
Program Specialist

Eric Reou
Program Specialist

Mark Pupke
Program Specialist

Tommy Burns 
Program Specialist 

Robert Ciraulo
Program Specialist