The Kwelia Team


Our team is comprised of five extremely talented individuals that are fusing real estate, analytics, and software development to build the world's most comprehensive rental housing analytics platform.



JOHN NJOKU   CEO/FOUNDER

John is a former attorney turned real estate investor turned startup founder leading our charge to drag the antiquated world of real estate into the future.

His pedigree—degrees from Duke, Stanford (Law) & Columbia (MS Real Estate Development)—is outmatched only by his desire to bring data analytics to the forefront of the rental housing industry.


CHRIS CONNELL   CHIEF DATA SCIENTIST/COFOUNDER

Chris caught the analytics bug before it was cool, writing a dissertation on airline ticket pricing for his MS in Economics & Finance from the University of East Anglia.

After a stint in consulting, John convinced him to apply his analytical wizardry to the world of rental housing and Kwelia was born.


GREG PHILLIPS   CTO/COFOUNDER

A veteran software engineer, Greg cut his teeth developing demand forecasting tools for the consumer packaged goods industry after studying Philosophy, Information Science & Cognitive Studies at Cornell University.

Excited by the opportunity to build a best-in-class analytics platform from the ground up, he joined John & Chris as the third co-founder at Kwelia's inception.


JOHN TIPPINS   THE RAINMAKER

John has closed on a total of more than $1.1 billion in transactions as either a broker or principal, and in 2009 he was named “Top 40 Under 40″ by In Business Las Vegas.

Not content to rest on those laurels, John chose to join Kwelia in order to revolutionize the rental housing industry instead of merely participating in it.


PEYO TZOLOV   THE SECRET WEAPON

A seasoned software engineer, Peyo most recently plied his trade working on a data analytics platform for the wireless communications industry.

As a manager of rental housing on the side, Peyo was ready to bring his talents to the real estate analytics world.