Thomas founded Unison and leads the company’s overall strategic direction. He has more than twenty years of experience building large-scale consumer finance and investment management businesses at companies such as Barclay’s Global Investors, where he managed the $28 billion residential mortgage portfolio, built the first Fixed Income ETF (iShares) and developed Barclay’s Global Multi-Strategy and Credit Long/Short fund.
Thomas holds an Academy Economist degree from Niels Brock’s Academy of International Business in Copenhagen, Denmark. Thomas has been on the Board of Outward Bound, he is an avid sailboat racer and kite surfer, and he launched the world’s first junior kite board race team.
Rayan oversees the investment management business. Rayan formerly ran Teck Resources’ (Canada’s largest mining company) pension funds and financial risk group overseeing a multi-asset portfolio and a large commodity, interest rate, and currency portfolio. Prior to this role, Rayan worked for the Government of Canada in Economic Development in the Northwest Territories. Rayan also has experience as an Equity Sales Trader with HSBC in Hong Kong. Rayan is the founder of Investment Frontier; an information hub for Frontier Markets and Shalifay, which invests in US Real Estate and seed-level startups.
Rayan is a CFA Charterholder and a graduate in international business and Mandarin from the Schulich School of Business, York University. Rayan is the Chair of the Frontier College Foundation Board as well as an advisor to several startups.
As General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer at UIM, John is responsible for all legal and regulatory compliance matters at the firm. Prior to joining Unison, John served as General Counsel and Vice President of Loan Operations at Funding Circle USA, a leading marketplace lender focused exclusively on small businesses. Previously, John was Legal Director and CCO for Liquid Realty Partners, a real estate private equity firm. John’s prior roles include senior management duties at Redwood Trust, a publicly-traded mortgage REIT specializing in the securitization of real estate loans, and Dorado, an enterprise software provider for mortgage lenders and banks. John holds a Juris Doctor and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of San Diego.
Joe oversees the Institutional Sales and Marketing effort at Unison and is responsible for driving the growth of new institutional investor capital globally. Prior to joining Unison, Joe served as the Western Regional Manager for the Wells Fargo Securities Fixed Income Sales team. Joe was also a Managing Director and Senior Managing Director in Securitized Products Group at JP Morgan and Bear Stearns.
Joe has a Bachelor of Science in Management Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and holds the FINRA Series 7, 24, 53 and 63 licenses.
Andrew manages the structure and implementation of investment management strategies, performance analysis, and investor reporting. Prior to joining Unison in 2016, Andrew served as a Vice President, Portfolio Management for U.S. real estate at BlackRock, where he managed the day to day portfolio operations including development strategies and budgets, financial and performance analysis, and partner/manager relationships. Prior to BlackRock, he served as an acquisitions analyst with Bentall Kennedy and as a senior auditor at Deloitte. Andrew earned an MBA in real estate and urban land economics from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and a BA in economics with an emphasis in accounting from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Andrew is a CFA Charterholder and has a CPA license (inactive).
Brodie applies machine learning, statistics and quantitative methods in financial derivatives pricing to forecast and price residential real estate derivatives. In addition, he manages the quantitative research and portfolio optimization strategy, leveraging mass property level transaction databases and large-scale parallel processing clusters. Prior to Unison, Brodie worked as a Quantitative Strategist for the Financial Institutions Group at Goldman Sachs in New York City.
Brodie received his Master of Financial Engineering (MFE) and Bachelor of Science in Engineering Physics from UC Berkeley. He lectures a summer course on Quantitative Methods in Derivatives Pricing and a Machine Learning workshop at UC Berkeley for students in the MFE program.
Brad is responsible for working with research and operations to synthesize and implement Unison’s investment strategy and oversee Unison’s proprietary investment decision engine. Brad previously worked for Accenture where he managed M&A integration as well as acting as a product test lead. Brad also has experience in complex securities’ analysis with Stout Risius Ross and in biomedical research with the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. Brad has a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering from Northwestern University and a Master of Financial Engineering from the Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley.