Meet the team devoted to
changing the proptech
industry!

Meet the team
devoted to
changing the
proptech industry!

About Us

Smartz was founded in June of 2021 by Dr. Kevin Wan who has been a successful entrepreneur in the smart home industry for more than 10 years. He and his team at Smartz want to disrupt the PropTech industry by providing SaaS software that integrates with industry leading smart home devices. They will provide property owners and tenants with all-in-one solutions for property management.

3,000,000

Tenants Connected

Tenants
Connected

7,500,000

Smart Devices Connected

Smart Devices
Connected

1,250

Properties Engaged

Properties
Engaged

Meet the people that make
Smartz, Smart!

Leadership Team

Kevin Wan

CEO

Kevin is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Smartz. Kevin is a true visionary in the IoT and connected home market. He is a charismatic entrepreneur, having already founded multiple successful technology startups in the consumer electronics and home security space. Under his keen leadership and technical expertise, Smartz has quickly grown to be a formidable player in the PropTech industry and is poised to revolutionize the property management and tenant experience. Kevin has an extensive portfolio of patents to his credit, having developed many smart devices and related software for his companies. Kevin earned his Ph.D. in Physics from SUNY at Stony Brook and did his post-doctoral research at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Previously, Kevin was a finalist for the Ernst and Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year award.

Jonathan Noh

COO

Jonathan is the Chief Operating Officer for Smartz. With a decade of experience in property management, Jonathan is dedicated to growing Smartz to become a leader in the PropTech industry. His early business experience includes managing one of the largest sawmill startups in Alaska. Prior to becoming an attorney in California and Illinois, he was selected for a prestigious judicial law clerk fellowship at the Court of Appeal. Jonathan served as a medic in the United States Army which he joined soon after the 9/11 attacks. He is four courses away from finishing his MBA at Pepperdine University, and earned his bachelor’s in business administration, Magna Cum Laude, from California State University, Los Angeles, and juris doctor, Magna Cum Laude, from University of Illinois College of Law.

Jenny Ji

Investor Relations

Jenny is the head of Investor Relations for Smartz. She has been instrumental in guiding Smartz towards a strong initial public offering. Jenny previously was the Marketing Manager for several technology companies. She has been involved in launching several products for Zmodo Technology such as the Mini Pro and Snap Pro. During these releases, Jenny engaged various technology media outlets who showcased products on tech leading news websites such as CNET. She has also been involved in several Series A and B investment projects across various industries including online food ordering and healthcare. Jenny earned her bachelor’s in Accounting from Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology and master’s in Accounting from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Dustin KinKelaar

Product Manager

Dustin is the Hardware Product Manager for Smartz. Dustin is leading his team to develop our tenant application with seamless third-party smart device integration. Dustin derives his strong leadership and management skills as a former Sergeant in the United States Marine Corp. Dustin previously worked as the User Experience Analyst for meShare Inc. where he improved the user experience in mobile applications and hardware products through the expansion of feature sets, identifying and fixing bugs, and advancing functionality, resulting in improved user application ratings. Dustin previously worked in the launch of marketing strategies, which led to increased revenue and enhanced business client relationships. Dustin graduated with a degree in Graphic Design from Parkland College.

Jon Fretz

Sales Director

Jon is the Sales Director for Smartz. With over two decades of experience in the sales industry, Jon is leading the sales team to develop meaningful relationships with clients throughout the US. Prior to joining Smartz, Jon was Director for Prime Real Estate Partners in New York City where he worked exclusively with large scale investments and built and maintained a client list of more than 10,000. With over 10 years of leadership and sales experience, Jon increased lead generation and appointment setting rates by 500%, created and implemented scalable sales processes, and led teams of more than 125 staff members. Jon studied Anthropology at Kennesaw State and utilizes his strong knowledge of culture to quickly connect with clients.

Rafael Nolli

Director of Finance

Rafael is the Director of Finance for Smartz. Rafael is passionate about maintaining and increasing revenue for Smartz while improving processes and controls. He has vast experience in finance from his years leading the Financial Planning & Analysis departments in Brazil for Dover Corporation (Fortune 500) and TE Connectivity (S&P 500). Rafael brings expertise in forecasting, budgeting financial reporting, and controls which he successfully developed in his previous roles. Rafael received his bachelor’s degree in Economics at one of the most prestigious universities in Brazil, State University of Campinas – Unicamp. He then furthered his education in the same institution with a specialization in Management and Business Strategy.

Ramesh Babu Kuttuboina

Product Manager

Ramesh is the Software Product Manager for Smartz. Ramesh’s team is working to fulfill our vision of reinventing property management through the creation of our end-to-end property management solution. Ramesh comes to Smartz with more than 12 years of experience in building client-centric products, and most recently held the position of Product Manager and Director of Engineering with Sportthon. He is well versed in product vision, roadmap, strategy, launch, and go to market. Ramesh is the co-founder of an IoT tech startup, ICON Smartech Inc., where he created a smart home panel for IoT devices and secured a patent for his work. Ramesh earned his master’s in Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and MBA from Porto Business School.

Payton Lusk

Marketing Director

Payton is the Marketing Director for Smartz. Payton is passionate about growing the Smartz brand. While in college Payton was the Co-Director of the media and evaluations teams for the University’s American Advertising Federation Chapter. There she worked on building campaigns for brands such as Ocean Spray, Wiener schnitzel, and Adobe. Payton also held various leadership positions around campus, including Resident Assistant for three years where she gained property management experience ranging from the rekeying process, maintenance requests, and access control. Payton also planned and marketed large-scale events for more than 1000 people. Payton graduated Summa Cum Laude with a bachelor’s in Advertising from Ball State University.

Kevin Wan

CEO

Kevin is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Smartz. Kevin is a true visionary in the IoT and connected home market. He is a charismatic entrepreneur, having already founded multiple successful technology startups in the consumer electronics and home security space. Under his keen leadership and technical expertise, Smartz has quickly grown to be a formidable player in the PropTech industry and is poised to revolutionize the property management and tenant experience. Kevin has an extensive portfolio of patents to his credit, having developed many smart devices and related software for his companies. Kevin earned his Ph.D. in Physics from SUNY at Stony Brook and did his post-doctoral research at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Previously, Kevin was a finalist for the Ernst and Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year award.

Jonathan Noh

COO

Jonathan is the Chief Operating Officer for Smartz. With a decade of experience in property management, Jonathan is dedicated to growing Smartz to become a leader in the PropTech industry. His early business experience includes managing one of the largest sawmill startups in Alaska. Prior to becoming an attorney in California and Illinois, he was selected for a prestigious judicial law clerk fellowship at the Court of Appeal. Jonathan served as a medic in the United States Army which he joined soon after the 9/11 attacks. He is four courses away from finishing his MBA at Pepperdine University, and earned his bachelor’s in business administration, Magna Cum Laude, from California State University, Los Angeles, and juris doctor, Magna Cum Laude, from University of Illinois College of Law.

Jenny Ji

Investor Relations

Jenny is the head of Investor Relations for Smartz. She has been instrumental in guiding Smartz towards a strong initial public offering. Jenny previously was the Marketing Manager for several technology companies. She has been involved in launching several products for Zmodo Technology such as the Mini Pro and Snap Pro. During these releases, Jenny engaged various technology media outlets who showcased products on tech leading news websites such as CNET. She has also been involved in several Series A and B investment projects across various industries including online food ordering and healthcare. Jenny earned her bachelor’s in Accounting from Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology and master’s in Accounting from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Rafael Nolli

Director of Finance

Rafael is the Director of Finance for Smartz. Rafael is passionate about maintaining and increasing revenue for Smartz while improving processes and controls. He has vast experience in finance from his years leading the Financial Planning & Analysis departments in Brazil for Dover Corporation (Fortune 500) and TE Connectivity (S&P 500). Rafael brings expertise in forecasting, budgeting financial reporting, and controls which he successfully developed in his previous roles. Rafael received his bachelor’s degree in Economics at one of the most prestigious universities in Brazil, State University of Campinas – Unicamp. He then furthered his education in the same institution with a specialization in Management and Business Strategy.

Ramesh Babu Kuttuboina

Product Manager

Ramesh is the Software Product Manager for Smartz. Ramesh’s team is working to fulfill our vision of reinventing property management through the creation of our end-to-end property management solution. Ramesh comes to Smartz with more than 12 years of experience in building client-centric products, and most recently held the position of Product Manager and Director of Engineering with Sportthon. He is well versed in product vision, roadmap, strategy, launch, and go to market. Ramesh is the co-founder of an IoT tech startup, ICON Smartech Inc., where he created a smart home panel for IoT devices and secured a patent for his work. Ramesh earned his master’s in Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and MBA from Porto Business School.

Dustin KinKelaar

Product Manager

Dustin is the Hardware Product Manager for Smartz. Dustin is leading his team to develop our tenant application with seamless third-party smart device integration. Dustin derives his strong leadership and management skills as a former Sergeant in the United States Marine Corp. Dustin previously worked as the User Experience Analyst for meShare Inc. where he improved the user experience in mobile applications and hardware products through the expansion of feature sets, identifying and fixing bugs, and advancing functionality, resulting in improved user application ratings. Dustin previously worked in the launch of marketing strategies, which led to increased revenue and enhanced business client relationships. Dustin graduated with a degree in Graphic Design from Parkland College.

Jon Fretz

Sales Director

Jon is the Sales Director for Smartz. With over two decades of experience in the sales industry, Jon is leading the sales team to develop meaningful relationships with clients throughout the US. Prior to joining Smartz, Jon was Director for Prime Real Estate Partners in New York City where he worked exclusively with large scale investments and built and maintained a client list of more than 10,000. With over 10 years of leadership and sales experience, Jon increased lead generation and appointment setting rates by 500%, created and implemented scalable sales processes, and led teams of more than 125 staff members. Jon studied Anthropology at Kennesaw State and utilizes his strong knowledge of culture to quickly connect with clients.

Payton Lusk

Marketing Director

Payton is the Marketing Director for Smartz. Payton is passionate about growing the Smartz brand. While in college Payton was the Co-Director of the media and evaluations teams for the University’s American Advertising Federation Chapter. There she worked on building campaigns for brands such as Ocean Spray, Wiener schnitzel, and Adobe. Payton also held various leadership positions around campus, including Resident Assistant for three years where she gained property management experience ranging from the rekeying process, maintenance requests, and access control. Payton also planned and marketed large-scale events for more than 1000 people. Payton graduated Summa Cum Laude with a bachelor’s in Advertising from Ball State University.

Kevin Wan

CEO

Kevin is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Smartz. Kevin is a true visionary in the IoT and connected home market. He is a charismatic entrepreneur, having already founded multiple successful technology startups in the consumer electronics and home security space. Under his keen leadership and technical expertise, Smartz has quickly grown to be a formidable player in the PropTech industry and is poised to revolutionize the property management and tenant experience. Kevin has an extensive portfolio of patents to his credit, having developed many smart devices and related software for his companies. Kevin earned his Ph.D. in Physics from SUNY at Stony Brook and did his post-doctoral research at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Previously, Kevin was a finalist for the Ernst and Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year award.

Jonathan Noh

COO

Jonathan is the Chief Operating Officer for Smartz. With a decade of experience in property management, Jonathan is dedicated to growing Smartz to become a leader in the PropTech industry. His early business experience includes managing one of the largest sawmill startups in Alaska. Prior to becoming an attorney in California and Illinois, he was selected for a prestigious judicial law clerk fellowship at the Court of Appeal. Jonathan served as a medic in the United States Army which he joined soon after the 9/11 attacks. He is four courses away from finishing his MBA at Pepperdine University, and earned his bachelor’s in business administration, Magna Cum Laude, from California State University, Los Angeles, and juris doctor, Magna Cum Laude, from University of Illinois College of Law.

Jenny Ji

Investor Relations

Jenny is the head of Investor Relations for Smartz. She has been instrumental in guiding Smartz towards a strong initial public offering. Jenny previously was the Marketing Manager for several technology companies. She has been involved in launching several products for Zmodo Technology such as the Mini Pro and Snap Pro. During these releases, Jenny engaged various technology media outlets who showcased products on tech leading news websites such as CNET. She has also been involved in several Series A and B investment projects across various industries including online food ordering and healthcare. Jenny earned her bachelor’s in Accounting from Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology and master’s in Accounting from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Rafael Nolli

Director of Finance

Rafael is the Director of Finance for Smartz. Rafael is passionate about maintaining and increasing revenue for Smartz while improving processes and controls. He has vast experience in finance from his years leading the Financial Planning & Analysis departments in Brazil for Dover Corporation (Fortune 500) and TE Connectivity (S&P 500). Rafael brings expertise in forecasting, budgeting financial reporting, and controls which he successfully developed in his previous roles. Rafael received his bachelor’s degree in Economics at one of the most prestigious universities in Brazil, State University of Campinas – Unicamp. He then furthered his education in the same institution with a specialization in Management and Business Strategy.

Ramesh Babu Kuttuboina

Product Manager

Ramesh is the Software Product Manager for Smartz. Ramesh’s team is working to fulfill our vision of reinventing property management through the creation of our end-to-end property management solution. Ramesh comes to Smartz with more than 12 years of experience in building client-centric products, and most recently held the position of Product Manager and Director of Engineering with Sportthon. He is well versed in product vision, roadmap, strategy, launch, and go to market. Ramesh is the co-founder of an IoT tech startup, ICON Smartech Inc., where he created a smart home panel for IoT devices and secured a patent for his work. Ramesh earned his master’s in Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and MBA from Porto Business School.

Dustin KinKelaar

Product Manager

Dustin is the Hardware Product Manager for Smartz. Dustin is leading his team to develop our tenant application with seamless third-party smart device integration. Dustin derives his strong leadership and management skills as a former Sergeant in the United States Marine Corp. Dustin previously worked as the User Experience Analyst for meShare Inc. where he improved the user experience in mobile applications and hardware products through the expansion of feature sets, identifying and fixing bugs, and advancing functionality, resulting in improved user application ratings. Dustin previously worked in the launch of marketing strategies, which led to increased revenue and enhanced business client relationships. Dustin graduated with a degree in Graphic Design from Parkland College.

Jon Fretz

Sales Director

Jon is the Sales Director for Smartz. With over two decades of experience in the sales industry, Jon is leading the sales team to develop meaningful relationships with clients throughout the US. Prior to joining Smartz, Jon was Director for Prime Real Estate Partners in New York City where he worked exclusively with large scale investments and built and maintained a client list of more than 10,000. With over 10 years of leadership and sales experience, Jon increased lead generation and appointment setting rates by 500%, created and implemented scalable sales processes, and led teams of more than 125 staff members. Jon studied Anthropology at Kennesaw State and utilizes his strong knowledge of culture to quickly connect with clients.

Payton Lusk

Marketing Director

Payton is the Marketing Director for Smartz. Payton is passionate about growing the Smartz brand. While in college Payton was the Co-Director of the media and evaluations teams for the University’s American Advertising Federation Chapter. There she worked on building campaigns for brands such as Ocean Spray, Wiener schnitzel, and Adobe. Payton also held various leadership positions around campus, including Resident Assistant for three years where she gained property management experience ranging from the rekeying process, maintenance requests, and access control. Payton also planned and marketed large-scale events for more than 1000 people. Payton graduated Summa Cum Laude with a bachelor’s in Advertising from Ball State University.

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