Lucas Haldeman, Chief Executive Officer


Lucas Haldeman, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and founder of SmartRent, has spent the last two decades innovating and developing property management technology for the real estate industry.

Prior to founding SmartRent in 2017, he served as the Chief Technology and Marketing Officer of Colony Starwood Homes (formerly NYSE:SFR and now part of Invitation Homes Inc. (NYSE:INVH)) from 2013 through 2016, where he and his team developed a platform that was instrumental in helping the business acquire, renovate, lease and manage more than 30,000 single family homes. Previously, he served as the Chief Information and Marketing Officer for Beazer Pre-Owned Rental Homes from 2012 through 2013, and was the founder and managing partner of Nexus Property Management, Inc. from 2006 through 2012. Mr. Haldeman received a Bachelor of Special Studies degree in economics and business, English and computer science from Cornell College.

Alana M. Beard , Director


Alana Beard joined SmartRent's board in February 2021. Ms. Beard has been a director of Fifth Wall Acquisition Corp. II and Fifth Wall Acquisition Corp III since April 2021. In this role, she has advised FWAA from the consummation of the initial public offering through a special-purpose acquisition company.

Ms. Beard serves as President of the 318 Foundation, Inc., a non-profit organization, and is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Transition Play, LLC, a career development firm for women athletes. Previously, she was a senior associate at SVB Capital from February 2020 through June 2021. Prior to joining SVB, Ms. Beard was a member of the WNBA Los Angeles Sparks organization from April 2012 to January 2020 and an ESPN/ACC women's college basketball analyst from October 2019 to March 2020. During her career with the Sparks, she was a four-time WNBA All-Star, won the WNBA championship in 2016 and was named WNBA Defensive Player of the Year for the 2017 and 2018 seasons. Ms. Beard graduated from Duke University with a bachelor's degree in sociology.

Robert T. Best, Director


Robert Best has served as a director since the business combination.

Mr. Best is the founder, Chairman and President of Westar Associates, a private real estate development company established in 1980. As President, Mr. Best has developed over 70 projects exceeding $2 billion across various commercial and residential product types throughout Southern California. Prior to founding Westar, he was a partner with Carver Companies, and was responsible for the acquisition, entitlement, leasing, finance, management and disposition of shopping center development projects.

Mr. Best previously served as an Independent Trustee of Colony Starwood Homes (formerly NYSE: SFR and now part of Invitation Homes Inc. (NYSE: INVH)) from January 2016 to June 2017. Mr. Best served on the board of directors of Colony American Homes, Inc. until its merger with Starwood Waypoint Homes in January 2016. He is a founding member of the University of Southern California's Lusk Center for Real Estate, and is a member of the Urban Land Institute and the International Council of Shopping Centers. Mr. Best earned his Bachelor of Science and Master of Business Administration degrees from the University of Southern California.

John Dorman , Director


John Dorman has served as a director since the business combination.

Mr. Dorman serves as board director of LoanDepot, Inc. (NYSE: LDI), a leading national non-bank lender serving consumers, is the Chairman of its Audit Committee and is a member of the Nominating and Governance Committee and Compensation Committee. Additionally, Mr. Dorman is the Chairman of the board of directors of DeepDyve, Inc., a privately held technology platform for scientific and scholarly research.

Mr. Dorman served on the board of directors of CoreLogic, Inc. (NYSE: CLGX), where he was Chairman of the Strategy and Acquisitions Committee from 2014 to 2020 and Chairman of the Audit Committee from 2020 to 2021. Prior to this appointment, from 2010 to 2013, he was Chairman of the board of directors of Online Resources Corporation (Nasdaq: ORCC) when it was acquired by ACI Worldwide.

Previously, Mr. Dorman served as a director and, from 1998 to 2003 as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, of Digital Insight Corporation (Nasdaq: DGIN), a leading provider of software as a service for online banking and bill payment for financial institutions. Prior, he was Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Global Financial Services Division of Oracle Corporation. Earlier in his career, Mr. Dorman was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Treasury Services Corporation, a leading provider of enterprise modeling and financial analysis software for major global financial institutions that was acquired by Oracle in 1997.

Mr. Dorman holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and Philosophy from Occidental College and a Master of Business Administration in Finance from the USC Marshall School of Business.

Ann Sperling, Director


Ann Sperling has served as a director since the business combination.

Ms. Sperling has over four decades of real estate and management experience, including roles in commercial real estate investment and development, and leadership roles in public real estate companies.

She is the Senior Director of the Trammell Crow Company, the development subsidiary of the public company CBRE, and is responsible for the capitalization and execution of new commercial developments. Previously, she was at Jones Lang LaSalle, the public real estate investment and services firm, first as Chief Operating Officer, Americas, and then as President, Markets West. As Chief Operating Office, she oversaw operations, finance, marketing, research, legal and engineering and served on the governance focused Global Operating Committee. Prior, Ms. Sperling was Managing Director of Catellus, then a mixed-use development and investment subsidiary of the public REIT, ProLogis, where she was responsible for operations, finance and marketing, prior to this subsidiary's preparation for sale.

Earlier in her career, Ms. Sperling held a variety of roles at the public development and services firm, Trammell Crow Company, the last of which was as Senior Managing Director and Area Director, responsible for all facets of operations, finance, transactions and marketing for the Rocky Mountain Region, prior to the firm's merger with CBRE in 2006. Ms. Sperling serves on the Advisory Board of Cadence Capital and the Gates Institute for Regenerative Medicine.

Ms. Sperling serves as board director for Apartment Income REIT (NYSE: AIRC), is the Chairman of the Nominating and Corporate Responsibility Committee and is a member of the Audit and Compensation Committees. Previously, she served as board director and Chairman of the Development and Redevelopment Committee for the Apartment Investment and Management Company (NYSE: AIV), prior to its spinout of Apartment Income REIT. She holds a Bachelors of Science in biology and psychology from Tufts University, and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School.

Bruce Strohm, Director


Bruce Strohm, a private real estate investor, has served as a director since the business combination.

Mr. Strohm previously served as the Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Equity Residential (NYSE:EQR), an S&P 500 public company, from January 1995 until January 2018. Equity Residential is one of the largest apartment companies in the United States, owning over 300 properties, with 80,000 units, with a market capitalization in excess of $34 billion. From June 2019 to December 2020, he served as Chief Legal Officer of Equity International, a private equity company focused on investing in real estate outside the United States. During his tenure at Equity Residential and Equity International, in addition to overseeing all legal affairs, Mr. Strohm worked closely with the chief executive officer and chief financial officer on capital markets activities and shareholder relations.

Mr. Strohm earned a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the University of Illinois and a Juris Doctor degree from Northwestern University Law School.

Frederick C. Tuomi, Director


Frederick Tuomi has served as a member of our Board since the consummation of the Business Combination.

Mr. Tuomi served as President, Chief Executive Officer and director of Invitation Homes Inc. (NYSE: INVH), the nation's largest single-family rental company, from 2017 until his retirement in January 2019. Prior to its merger with Invitation Homes, Mr. Tuomi served as Chief Executive Officer and director of Starwood Waypoint Homes from 2016 until 2017. Prior to its merger with Starwood Waypoint Homes, he served as Co-President and Chief Operating Officer of Colony American Homes, Inc. from 2013 until 2016. Mr. Tuomi was Executive Vice President and President—Property Management for Equity Residential (NYSE:EQR), one of the nation's largest multi-family REITs, from 1994 to 2013. He led the development of Equity Residential's property management group through years of rapid growth and expansion, while helping to pioneer its leading operational platform.

He currently serves as a Venture Partner Consultant with Real Estate Technology Ventures and as a member of the board of Lessen, Inc., a tech-enabled property services provider, VBC, a modular building company, UltraClean Express, a car wash aggregator and AvantStay, a vacation rental management firm. Mr. Tuomi is an Affiliate Partner with Lindsay Goldberg LLC, a private equity firm. He also serves as a board member and Treasurer of Cure Violence Global, a non-profit dedicated to reducing violence through innovative intervention programs rated ninth in the world among non-government organizations.

Throughout his career, he has served on numerous multifamily and single-family rental industry boards and executive committees, including the National Rental Home Council, National Multi-Housing Council, California Housing Council, California Apartment Association, Atlanta Apartment Association and the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate. Mr. Tuomi has also served as a member of the board of directors and on the Audit and Compensation Committees of Tejon Ranch Co. (NYSE:TRC), a diversified real estate development and agribusiness company. He received his bachelor’s degree and Master of Business Administration from Georgia State University.