Jonathan Eppers is the founder and CEO of RadPad, a mobile rental marketplace that is changing how millennials rent apartments. He attended Purdue University in Indiana where he studied computer graphics technology. It was during his studies that he became obsessively focused on interface design. Following graduation, Jonathan moved to Los Angeles to work as a product manager at MySpace. But after Facebook pushed MySpace out of the social space, he joined eHarmony to focus on web and mobile redesign.
In 2013, Jonathan launched RadPad, a self-described “Instagram meets Craigslist” for rental properties, with $1.8 million in funding. After just a year and a half, RadPad has quickly grown to become the largest rental service in Los Angeles, and the second largest rental market in the country. In June 2014, RadPad officially announced its plan to formally enter Chicago and Washington DC.
Jonathan Eppers has regularly been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Business Journal and Huffington Post as a Los Angeles real estate expert, and appears as a commentator on FOX, NBC, and CNBC news.
Year born: 1982
City: Los Angeles, CA
Background: B.S. Computer Graphics Technology, Purdue University
Profession: CEO of RadPad
Tools of the Trade: Macbook Pro, iPhone, Havana Flip-flops, Muji pens, ear bugs, Pandora