Leading The Way To Become
The World Leader In Real Estate

Driven By Values From Day One

Since its founding in 2010, MountainSeed has consistently pursued its goal of becoming a leading player in the real estate industry. This ambitious vision is rooted in the values and leadership that have guided MountainSeed from the beginning. Our founders and administrative team have fostered a culture of excellence and integrity, attracting top talent and driving us towards a bright future. We believe that these values are what truly set MountainSeed apart and will continue to propel us forward as we strive to achieve our bold ambitions.

Leadership Team

Nathan Brown


Nathan Brown serves as MountainSeed’s President. In that role, he focuses on developing leaders; creating healthy, high-performing teams; and integrating MountainSeed’s core functional areas.

As one of the first beneficiaries of MountainSeed’s mission, Nathan is committed to building a business that provides opportunity and helps people thrive using their God-given abilities.

Prior to MountainSeed, Nathan worked for a large, international firm where he advised national and regional banks, Fortune 500 companies, funds, advisors, sponsors and investors, and lead multi-disciplinary teams of professionals, in structuring and closing unique real-estate and financial transactions.

Donald Smith

Chief Product Officer

Don Smith has led high-performing product teams at rapidly growing companies for more than 15 years. His teams have focused on helping users at higher education institutions and faith-based organizations solve a myriad of problems in evolving markets. He has experience with consumer banking, payments, disbursements, payment plans, education technology, and community engagement and has led initiatives to migrate thousands of clients from legacy applications to next generation products.

Most recently, Don led the Faith product team at Vanco Payment Solutions, serving nearly 30,000 churches in the United States with payment and payment-adjacent solutions. Over his two-year tenure, his team shipped three new products to market which created materially higher volume per donation, a higher rate of recurring donations, and improved customer satisfaction. These products played a major role in supporting churches as they were forced to rethink their engagement model in the wake of COVID-19.

Jane Mardis

Vice President of Operations

As MountainSeed’s VP of Operations, Jane oversees MountainSeed’s production environment and leads MountainSeed’s appraisal teams, including procurement, operations support, appraisal review staff (commercial and residential), and AMC Compliance. Jane brings over 30 years of appraisal experience to her role, including 3 years serving as the first female member of her state’s real estate appraisal board. Before joining MountainSeed, Jane led a government valuation department, where she managed valuations of 320,000 parcels that exceeded $65B and a staff of 60+ employees including 20+ appraisers. She had oversight of multiple departments within the jurisdiction including the valuation litigation division. Additionally, she has served on numerous appraisal panels, Realtor boards, and conducted seminars for the state’s revenue division. Jane lives in Montgomery, Alabama.

Laurensia Sturgis

Vice President Of Technology

Laurensia has over 20 years of experience in information technology from start-ups to fortune 500 organizations. She has accumulated a wealth of global experiences and accomplishments including off- shore engineering (setup, creation, and management) in India and Mexico, technical infrastructures and product offerings based on Microsoft and open source solutions, and many successful new product launches. Prior to joining MountainSeed, she spent her career in issuer, acquirer/payments, finance and higher education based organizations.
Laurensia received her MS from Georgia State University. She resides in Atlanta with her husband and twins, and when she is not working, she can be found with her family on the soccer field, hiking trail, or at one of their many favorite restaurants.

Carl Streck

Chief Executive Officer

Carl Streck is co-founder and CEO of MountainSeed and spends his time fulfilling the mission of providing opportunity and helping people thrive using their God-given abilities.

Professionally, Carl is passionate about enabling predictable growth in companies that have amazing products and services, and has a history of doing so in a variety of industries.

He has worked directly with everyone from money management firms, including Angelo, Gordon & Co., Citi Group, Merrill Lynch, Goldman Sachs, SAC Capital, Anchorage Capital, Blackrock, and others to community and regional banks and credit unions. He has also helped some of the fastest growing business in the world realize success.

Carl is also actively involved in many business and community organizations that support orphans and homelessness.

He also has served on the executive team for the real estate network of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and on the board of the Southern 7 Chapter of YPO.

Carl lives in Atlanta with his wife and six children and any number of foster children. With them is where life is really lived.

Susan Wall

Chief Financial Officer

Susan leads MountainSeed’s Finance, People and IT operations. She is a graduate of Emory University and a Certified Public Accountant. Prior to MountainSeed, Susan was Corporate Accounting Manager at Moore Colson, one of the Southeast’s leading accounting firms. Before that, she held key financial operations roles in a variety of fast-growth, private and public companies. Susan is a member of Chief, a network focused on connecting and supporting women executive leaders. An avid tennis player, Susan lives in Atlanta with her husband and has two adult children.

Patrick Roberts

Chief Revenue Officer

Patrick is an accomplished organizational sales leader with deep experience in driving high revenue growth focused on solving complex problems that customers face within the selling cycle. He possesses a history of building, developing, and scaling successful sales and client success teams. He is currently the Chief Revenue Officer for MountainSeed, and has led the company’s growth effort averaging annual top-line growth of over 40% on a year-over-year basis since 2019. Previously, Patrick had a successful period working in capital markets where he raised nearly $1.5B in debt funding for a Fintech. He was also involved with the purchase and sale of an additional $1B in securities during his time in capital markets. Patrick loves swimming and following Formula One. However, the majority of his time is spent with his active four-year-old daughter who doesn’t lose her smile. His wife and daughter have always been his top priority and he is thankful to have such a loving family.

Department Leadership

Andy Reisser

Compliance Director

Bethany Stolle

Director of UX

Bridgette Malkemes

Director of Vendor Services and System Support

Chaz Davis

Director of Client Relations

Cherie Pritchard

Director of People Operations

Dan Wharton

General Counsel

Madie Dreesman

Head of Revenue Operations

Diana Svedics

Appraisal Operations Director

Jack Thomas

Director of Sales, MountainSeed Analytics

Kehang Chen

Enterprise Architect

Nicole Turner

Talent Manager

Rosha Caines

Product Manager – Analytics Visualization

Taylor Ortego

Head of MarketPlace Sales


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