We win by providing a better product - market-based and data-supported.

Appraising the Nation, One Property at a Time

Our Mission Statement

Our mission is to revolutionize the appraisal industry by empowering our appraisers with leading-edge technology and tools that produce a quantum leap forward in quality, thoroughness, and documentation.

Our Values

Be You. Bring your real self to work. That’s why we hired you.

Hone Your Craft. Whatever you do, do it well, follow through, and continuously improve it.

Embrace Diversity. With both our people and our ideas, diversity makes us stronger.

Boldly Innovate. We’re not just an appraisal company. We’re so much more. Your ideas are what get us there.

Bring Others Along. We have a mountain to climb. Let’s help each other get to the top.

Communicate Openly. Transparent and open communication will enable us to go farther faster.

Have Fun. Celebrate wins and enjoy the journey.

These values set the foundation for our Code of Conduct and for building trust. Each of us has a responsibility to act as a leader in fostering these values. We, as professionals, and our clients should expect that every interaction with anyone in Aloft will reflect these values. We recognize that the relationships we hold serve as the foundation of our culture. For these reasons, we live these values and exemplify them daily in even our smallest of deeds.

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Our Team

Tim Beard

Head of Finance

Tim is responsible for Aloft’s financial and accounting operations. Earlier in his career, Tim spent more than a decade as an investment banker with several bulge bracket Wall Street firms and advised a wide range of technology clients on capital raising and M&A transactions. Prior to Aloft, Tim held CFO roles at several private technology companies.

Hansel Dobbs

Chief Appraiser and Head of Valuation

As Chief Appraiser, Hansel is responsible for Aloft's quality control, compliance, and appraisal escalations. His focus is real estate technology and product development to support company goals of valuation modernization. Hansel previously held positions at Consolidated Analytics, Radian and Bank of America and has extensive field appraising experience across North Texas.

Jordan Yentzer

Head of IT

As Head of IT, Jordan is responsible for the management and scaling of Aloft's technology infrastructure, adapting to evolving business requirements, and cultivating strong vendor partnerships. With a background in supporting rapidly growing technology startups, Jordan leverages expertise in IT strategy to optimize operations and drive organizational success.

John Jenkins

Head of Operations

As Head of Operations, John fosters team growth and cultivates strategic partnerships to drive organizational success at every level. John leverages his experience scaling operational teams to guide the appraisal production, customer support, and operational recruiting teams to deliver exceptional and consistent customer experiences.

Heather Sullivan

Head of Learning and Development

Heather spearheads an array of educational initiatives. Her efforts focus on cultivating the development of the next generation of appraisers and enhancing the skills and expertise of the current workforce. Heather is an AQB Certified USPAP Instructor and plays a pivotal role in shaping industry standards as a member of The Appraisal Foundation's Appraisal Standards Board.

Avinash Joshi

Head of Product

As Head of Product, Avi oversees product design and development by Aloft’s Seattle-based technology team. He collaborates closely with appraisal and technology professionals to devise software innovations that uniquely address industry needs. Prior to joining Aloft, Avi held various product management roles at Amazon.

Our Parent Company

Travis Soukup

Founder and CEO

Travis founded Aloft in 2021 with a vision of making a better home valuation experience for everyone. With his entrepreneurial spirit and deep industry knowledge, Travis has led Aloft to become a disruptive force in the real estate industry.

Aloft Appraisal is owned and operated by Aloft, Inc.

A venture-backed technology company whose goal is to revolutionize the industry through modern appraisal tools.

Aloft was founded by and is lead by Travis Soukup, CEO. Travis founded the company in December of 2020, and has raised over $20m in venture capital from some of the world's leading VC firms.

Aloft is unique. Our technology is developed in-house by our own engineers who get direct feedback from our field appraisers every day (with some appraisers, the feedback is literally every day), which allows our tools to develop rapidly.

Aloft believes in appraisers. We believe in this profession. We believe that appraisers have an important role to play in the mortgage industry - no matter what happens with artificial intelligence (we prefer actual intelligence).

Human power + technology. That's what makes Aloft strong.

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