John Bradford, Founder
John graduated from Clemson University with a B.S. in Engineering and obtained an Executive MBA from University of Memphis. He is the founder of two start-up companies: PetScreening.com and Park Avenue Properties. He started his companies after working 14-years in corporate America for ExxonMobil and IBM Corporation. John served two consecutive terms in the North Carolina House of Representatives and was the Majority Deputy Whip and Chairman of Regulatory Reform and State & Local Government committees. Before serving as a North Carolina State Representative, John also served two consecutive terms as a Town of Cornelius Commissioner. He is married to his high school sweetheart and has 4 children. In his spare time, he loves to fish, camp and travel with his family.
Ben Gilman, CTO
Ben has 20-years’ experience in building software and running software projects as both a developer and a Chief Technology Officer. The breadth and depth of Ben’s technical skills combined with clear communication make him a distinguished leader for all things digital. He received his B.S. in Computer Science from Principia College and his MBA from Wake Forest University. Ben has founded several successful startups and is a Techstars alumnus.
David Stunja, COO
David enjoys the rolling-up-his-sleeves aspect of problem-solving from marketing to finance to operations. Prior to joining PetScreening.com, David was a VP of Corporate Strategy at Bank of America Merchant Services where he analyzed and negotiated contracts with card networks and aided the payment firm's strategic planning process. He relocated to Charlotte from DC where he worked in the chemicals industry after graduating with his MBA from Maryland's Smith School of Business. David's passionate about using technology to turn innovative ideas into sellable products and connecting like-minded people. He's married to a fellow Penn Stater, and a father to a 1-year-old future soccer player and an adopted, hike-loving dog. In his free time, he's constantly DIYing, supporting Penn State football -- where he studied Industrial Engineering -- and cheering for Chelsea Football Club.
Brad Morris, Legal
Brad is an experienced attorney in the property management industry. He handles complex business litigation in state and federal courts involving a wide range of issues affecting corporate and individual clients, including breach of contract, partner and shareholder disputes, fiduciary duty claims, deceptive franchise practices, contract matters, intellectual property issues, construction disputes, secured creditor claims, employment contracts and business torts. Brad also has significant bankruptcy skills and has been involved in many litigation matters in bankruptcy cases, including preference actions, fraudulent transfers, priority disputes and disputes over ownership of assets in which the bankruptcy estate claims an interest.
Marge Kessler, Sales & Business Development
Marge handles sales and business development for Petscreening.com. After college, she began her career in sales with Nordstrom, and was a part of many technology start-up companies in the Seattle area. She launched into the property management sector at All Property Management / Buildium followed by ShowMojo and developed the reputation as a growth specialist in the industry. Her favorite part of her job? One on one interaction with customers and helping them grow their business. In her spare time, Marge enjoys a great game of golf, spending time with her family and friends and walking Sophie, her yellow lab.
Pat Patterson, Business Development - Multi Family
Pat comes to PetScreening.com with tremendous success and over 20 years in multifamily and single family rental operations, leasing and marketing. She is recognized as an innovative leader and strategic visionary, who has a unique ability to identify and understand customer’s needs in order to achieve specific goals. Pat received her degree from Virginia Tech and has supported their Residential Property Management program since it's inception. She served four years on the Board of the National Apartment Association and was named National Vendor of the Year. Pat attributes her success to working with incredible companies such as Equity Residential, Riverstone/Blackstone, Insignia, HPC Apartment Guides and most recently CoStar-Apartments.com. "I couldn't be happier to work with such an innovative company like PetScreening.com, which combines my two passions; Pets and People! My dog Mazie is very proud of me and is constantly 'woofing' if she can come to work with me...and she does!"
Mallory Hedinger - Marketing
Mallory is an experienced content marketing manager in the real estate and property management industries. As a creative marketing professional, Mallory stays current with new technologies and marketing trends and she is passionate about developing inbound marketing strategies and engaging content to build brand awareness. She is a Clemson University graduate and holds a degree in marketing. Mallory is a mom to an amazing kid and dog, enjoys traveling and spending time outdoors.
Mary Page Decker - Customer Relations
Born and raised in eastern North Carolina, Mary Page has always had at least 1 dog in her household. After graduating with a business degree from East Carolina University, she went into Real Estate, specifically as a Leasing Agent. Having worked in this industry, Mary Page sees the value that PetScreening can bring not only to Property Managers, but to animal owners as well. Now residing in Scottsdale, AZ with her husband and fur baby, she is combining two of her passions, animals and real estate, and here to assist you with all things PetScreening!
Lee Teague, Sales & Support
Lee is the cat lover in the pack. He has many years of experience satisfying corporate clients both as a commercial realtor and legislative lobbyist. When John explained the PetScreening.com concept, he immediately saw it could protect property owners from needless legal difficulties and help leasing personnel be more efficient. The grandson of an entrepreneur, he wanted to help it get started. Like John, he is a proud alumnus of Clemson University, but he studied finance. He lives in Raleigh and has one son.