REACH® Team

Dave Garland

Managing Director


Dave Garland is responsible for sourcing and evaluating investment opportunities that promise to improve the global residential and commercial real estate industries. He brings over 18 years of strategic advisory experience to numerous venture-backed, public and private real estate companies - bridging these entities with established brokerages and technology firms. As a startup investor, he sits on several boards of growing real estate and mortgage technology organizations.
As an industry practitioner, Garland has acquired, owns and manages portfolios of single family residential, commercial and development properties across America. During the housing crisis, he worked with key organizations to create practical solutions for thousands of real estate professionals, including critical short sale programs instrumental in helping homeowners survive the great recession.
Garland holds an MBA from the Melbourne Business School and BA, Summa Cum Laude, from Notre Dame. He has also attended advanced programs at Oxford and Stanford and is a licensed real estate broker. Garland works from the Silicon Valley office in Menlo Park, CA.

Tyler Thompson

Partner


Tyler brings 15 years of strategic, startup, and operational experience to the REACH® team. He is responsible for identifying potential candidates for REACH® as well as working with companies during and after the program. Tyler served as a mentor for REACH® over the past several years and has added significant value to many past participants.
Prior to joining REACH®, Tyler worked with several start-up and growth stage technology companies, including BitTorrent where they quickly surpassed the 100 million user mark. He served as CEO at both publicly traded Avalon Digital Marketing Systems and CaptureQuest and as part of the executive team at Deductr and the Business Software Alliance, where he represented the world's leading business software companies.
Tyler graduated with honors from BYU and received his Master's degree from MIT. Expeditions to the North Pole (on a Russian nuclear icebreaker), the Serengeti, and the top of Mount Kilimanjaro have helped prepare Tyler for his adventures in the worlds of real estate and technology.

Todd Carpenter

Director of Strategic Investments


Todd has more than twenty five years of real estate and mortgage industry experience in technology, communications, and business development. He is responsible for identifying potential candidates for REACH® as well as working with companies during and after the program.
Todd joined the National Association of REALTORS® in 2009, and built teams and products that lead over a million members through the industry’s rapidly changing technology landscape. His past experience includes tenures at Trulia.com, LonaApp.com, and as an independent consultant to Multiple Listing Services.
He served as staff executive to NAR’s Data Strategies Committee from 2014-2018, and serves on the Board of Directors for the Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO ).

Ashley Stinton

Senior Director, Marketing and Communications


Ashley brings more than a decade of global marketing and business development experience between the consumer goods and real estate industries. She is responsible for the marketing and communication strategy for SCV and REach. Ashley joined NAR in 2015 as the Director of Marketing where she oversaw marketing efforts for key initiatives including member outreach, the REALTOR® Safety Program, .realtor and .realestate domains, the Center for REALTOR® Financial Wellness and the REALTOR® Broker Summit and iOi events. Ashley has also served as a mentor for REach® over the past several years and has worked closely with the team to deliver significant growth for the REach Insight Panel. Prior to joining NAR, Ashley worked in strategic business development roles at 3M and Coca-Cola where she specialized in brand and product development in major retail markets in the United States, Western Europe, and Central and South America. Ashley is a graduate of the Kelley School of Business Honors Program at Indiana University where she also competed in pole vault for the IU Track & Field team. Ashley is based in Chicago, IL.

Johan Holmberg, CFA

Senior Associate


Johan is a Senior Associate at Second Century Ventures (SCV) where he supports the overall management of the SCV and REACH® portfolios and conducts due diligence on new investment opportunities.
Prior to joining SCV, Johan worked as the budget manager for NAR’s Advocacy Group, where he managed a ~$90M budget. He’s also handled fund trade and currency hedging for Danica Pension, a subsidiary of Danske Bank, with net premiums exceeding $1B.
Johan holds a MSc in Finance and a BSc in Economics from Lund University School of Economics and Management, Sweden. He has passed all three levels of the CFA® program. Johan is based in Washington, DC.

Bob Gillespie

Executive Director of REach Commercial


Bob Gillespie is a serial entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience in technology, leadership, operations and finance. He has worked extensively with over 100 companies, with his mentorship and network connections leading to new customers, partnerships and venture funding for the participating companies. Companies he has worked with as an Executive Consultant have gone on raise over $150M. Bob is currently the Executive Director of REach Commercial after having served as the Executive Director of The Elmspring Accelerator, a venture accelerator that invests in technology startups who aim to disrupt the real estate and housing industry, with innovative solutions in housing, brokerage, smart home automation, multifamily, hospitality, construction and more. Bob has his MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business with concentrations in Entrepreneurship, Strategy and Finance. Bob loves baseball, is an avid reader, and a passionate traveler. He is more than half way to his goal of visiting at least 100 countries in his lifetime. He works from the NAR Headquarters in Chicago, IL.