Meet Groundbreaker

Mission

We exist to advance each customer’s syndication business and recognize that software is just a tool until it’s made whole by the team behind it.

Vision

We envision a world where real estate investments are made accessible and efficient by a digital evolution in real estate syndication.

“Expect us to care about and plan for your growth, holistically, beyond the tools we offer.” –Jake Marmulstein, CEO

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QUICK FACTS

Chicago

Headquarters

$10B+

Assets Under Management Supported

Core Values

Customer Obsession

It’s straightforward: When our customers win, we win. We work steadfastly to earn and keep customer trust while thinking outside the box about how to support our customers’ growth with value beyond the tools we offer.

Growth Mindset

Transforming an industry requires a willingness to be audacious. We’re building a team intrinsically motivated to reach for mastery.

Positivity

Have fun, listen to others, and lift them up. Show empathy, teach, and learn from your team.

Transparency

We believe in sharing information and encourage team members to learn about other parts of the business. We constantly seek feedback and are open to changing to address challenges and align to our objectives.

Ownership

Every member of our team is treated and expected to act like an owner. We take initiative to bring ideas to the table, run with them, and rally the team to collaborate.

Why

Groundbreaker was just chicken-scratch on a napkin back in 2011 when Jake underwrote real estate investments at a growing REIT in Chicago. Preparing investment materials was cumbersome and handling investor relations was done with cobbled-together solutions like spreadsheets, decks, file storage for documents, and email. Managing data and answering to investors was a time-intensive, manual process. There had to be a better way.

Just a few short years later, the commercial real estate industry is changing before our eyes. We believe technology can dramatically change the way firms invest in real estate, that investors are becoming more tech-savvy, and that these forces create an opportunity for real estate investment firms to embrace new tools that unlock pent-up growth. We created Groundbreaker to harness these forces and empower firms to thrive in this new digital environment.

Meet our team

Yasmin Bastos, Groundbreaker Customer Success Manager
Yasmin Bastos
Customer Success Manager
Julia Collier Groundbreaker Implementation Specialist
Julia Bueno
Onboarding Specialist
Luiz Coutinho Customer Success Manager at Groundbreaker
Luiz Coutinho
Customer Success Manager
Sergio Flores Software Engineer at Groundbreaker
Sergio Flores
Software Engineer
Matt Fowler Head Of Sales at Groundbreaker
Matt Fowler
Head of Sales
Geraldo Júnior Software Engineer at Groundbreaker
Geraldo Júnior
Software Engineer
Fernanda Machado Associate Product Manager
Fernanda Machado
Associate Product Manager
Jake Marmulstein Groundbreaker Co-founder & CEO
Jake Marmulstein
Co-founder & CEO
Márcio Meier Fullstack Software Engineer at Groundbreaker
Márcio Meier
Fullstack Software Engineer
Timothy McLeod Account Executive at Groundbreaer
Timothy McLeod
Account Executive
Wellington Macedo Groundbreaker Senior Software Engineer
Wellington Macedo
Senior Software Engineer
Luiz Moço Groundbreaker Software Engineer
Luiz Moço
Software Engineer
Ryan Oliver Groundbreaker Head of Product
Ryan Oliver
Head of Product
Joni Reeves Product Marketing at Groundbreaker
Joni Reeves
Product Marketing
Bruno Ribas Groundbreaker Customer Success Manager
Bruno Ribas
Customer Success Manager
Daniel Zubero, Groundbreaker Account Executive
Daniel Zubero
Account Executive
Aline Ribeiro, Groundbreaker Customer Success Manager
Aline Ribeiro
Customer Success Manager
Jeffrey Wagman Groundbreaker Head of Customer Success
Jeffrey Wagman
Head of Customer Success

Industry Advisors

Ryan Oliver Groundbreaker Head of Product
Andrew Bluhm
Andy is the founder of Delaware Street Capital and is a former principal at Walton Street Capital
Joni Reeves Product Marketing at Groundbreaker
Ben Jamron
Ben is Managing Director at JGM Fund Services, LLC and former fund manager at Soros Fund Management
Bruno Ribas Groundbreaker Support Specialist
Stephen J. Alter
Stephen is the founder of Real Capital Markets and formerly held the role of CEO & President
Jeffrey Wagman Groundbreaker Strategy and Operations
Justin Smollar
Justin co-founded Helix Funds, he is an active syndicator and was Manager of Investments at Equity Office
Joni Reeves Product Marketing at Groundbreaker
Brian McGowan
Brian McGowan is managing partner of BlueWave Ventures, a merchant venture development company.
Joni Reeves Product Marketing at Groundbreaker
R. Todd Mackey
Todd is a serial tech entrepreneur, founder of Hermosa Strand Capital, and former president of GoGuardian

We’re a team that goes above and beyond to help you leverage our software and reap value continuously. Acting as an extension of your team, we are committed to your real estate syndication journey.

See our Customer Commitment

We’re a team that goes above and beyond to help you leverage our software and reap value continuously. Acting as an extension of your team, we are committed to your real estate syndication journey.

See our Customer Commitment

WE´RE HIRING

We’re transforming the real estate industry with a modern, all-in-one investment management system developed for real estate syndicators. We’re hiring people who thrive on taking on a lot of responsibility for rapid career growth in a dynamic startup environment. Take a look at our Careers page for more information!

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WE’RE HIRING

We’re transforming the real estate industry with modern, all-in-one investment management systems developed for real estate syndicators. We’re hiring people who thrive on taking on a lot of responsibility for rapid career growth in a dynamic startup environment. Check out our careers page for more information!