An engineer, AI patent-holder, and serial entrepreneur, Wiel began his career at Boeing, where he designed algorithms to improve automatic control systems on airplanes. After running a java programming consultancy that built early e-commerce systems like Charles Schwab’s online trading website, Wiel partnered with Brien to launch Waypoint Homes in 2009. Wiel led the tech, M&A, and fundraising teams at Waypoint all the way to the NYSE, where Starwood Waypoint Residential Trust (SWAY) debuted its IPO in 2014.

In 2016 Brien and Wiel partnered again to create Mynd, a property management and real estate investing firm with 8,000+ SFR units under management across 25 US markets. Last valued at $807M by Silicon Valley venture capitalists in 2021, they’re going long again on Mynd and leaving it all out on the field.

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