Karen Gladney, Co-founder & President. Karen drives strategic initiatives, leads the marketing and client touch services, as well as promotes the company culture and vision.
Karen started her career helping troubled and new construction assets lease up more quickly. Her positive, never say die attitude has helped to successfully lease up 42 new construction assets, 27 rehabs, and over a hundred other property situations. To her core Karen believes in operating with integrity, sharing knowledge, and being passionate about what you do, which have earned her a reputation in the industry as your go to professional. She is a true champion of the industry; honored with the Supplier of the year in 2003, a CAPS, CAS, and NALP designate, has chaired or vice chaired almost every committee at the Apartment Association of Metro Denver and is a consummate supporter in every way. And for all you Buffs out there, Karen is a Graduate of the University of Colorado.
Ian Andrews, Co-founder & Vice President of Sales and Marketing. As Power Pro's Co-Founder and Vice President, Ian has overseen all national sales and property launches since the company's launch in 2010. He also serves as the liaison between the engineering team and our clients, ensuring a seamless transition from high tech programming to the realization of client visions. With his boundless energy and appetite for innovation, Ian also spearheads new feature development in an effort to constantly increase efficiencies.
Coming from a long line of apartment industry professionals, Ian's dedication to the industry developed at a young age. Before launching Power Pro, Ian worked in sales at Apartment Realty Advisors Seattle and as a multifamily housing specialist for Power Apartment Leasing & Marketing, where he leased up challenged and new construction properties across the country. In both of these positions, Ian discovered his passion and zest for improving leasing strategies by streamlining and improving leasing systems, which inspired his vision for Power Pro.
With his multifaceted expertise and passion for improving apartment leasing nationwide, Ian is an invaluable asset to Power Pro and the apartment industry as a whole.
Bill Gladney, Chief Financial Officer. Bill is the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at Power Pro, managing the financial strategy and operations of the company. Prior to joining Power Pro, Bill spent two years with E.A. Renfroe & Company, a large national firm specializing in catastrophe claims management. Preceding that, Bill spent nine years working for State Farm's National Catastrophe Team. He has been successful working with customers, business associates, and vendors all over the United States and has managed catastrophe operations in some of this country's biggest disaster areas.
Bill graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a degree in Business Management and the Monfort College of Business' Top 10% award. Bill also holds a degree with The American College as a Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC).
Bill is passionate about business and finance, and is committed to maximizing long-term shareholder value.
Mark Sullivan, Chief Technology Officer. Mark has designed and implemented solutions for wide variety of companies and industries, as well as incubated bleeding edge technologies in research environments. Leveraging his background in high performance application design, mobile development and distributed computing, Mark has served as the technical lead for three software acquisitions, having the unique experience in creating and growing software companies from inception to maturity. In addition to building user bases through emphasis on great user experiences and creating valuable and memorable products, he has recruited and managed highly efficient agile and standard development teams, as well as focused the use of technology to align with and drive business strategy.
Ryan Spohn has 10 years of experience designing web, mobile and natives applications. He specializes in the areas of user interface design, interaction design, visual design and usability. Prior to Power Leasing, Ryan worked with notable software and Internet startups including Pearl Street Software (acquired by MyHeritage 2007), HiveLive (acquired by RightNow Technologies 2009), and SafetyWeb.com (acquired by Experian 2011), as well as, with an established global enterprise software leader, Salesforce.com. He earned a BFA in industrial design from The Columbus College of Art and Design in 2002 and currently resides in San Francisco.
M. Robert Spryn is an expert iOS and Web Engineer. He has spent the last four years working for, and helping technology startups in the Denver/Boulder community succeed. Bob is currently a partner and lead engineer in a mobile development consulting firm. Previous experience includes a Senior position at the Department of Defense, and several years in the e-learning industry. Bob has a M.S. from New York University and a B.F.A. from the State University of New York.
Shaun Parker is a Software Engineer with a passion for crafting intuitive products that help people. Shaun came to Power Pro with the belief that it represents a shift in the industry toward user-friendly tools that rapidly boost productivity and lower costs. Shaun fulfills this belief by working on every aspect of the product, from the iPad application used by leasing consultants to the backend systems used by Regional Property Managers. Shaun also works as a software consultant for a Denver based firm. Prior to joining Power Pro, Shaun spent the previous five years working for Colorado based startups helping to build their products.