Meet the Operate Team

The Core Team

Company building is a team sport and it is HARD! With the Operate team at their sides, our founders are not alone. Our team is comprised of innovative, industry leaders in key areas of technology, product, growth, marketing, and sales.

Carey Ransom

President Co-Founder

Technology entrepreneur, executive, investor, and board member, Carey has started, grown and/or led nine B2B and consumer technology companies during startup and growth phases. He's held senior-level roles for companies that have collectively raised over $250M in venture capital and achieved $1B+ in enterprise value.

Previous roles include:
– COO at Aspiration
– CMO at Happy Money
– CEO at RealPractice

Kyle Kamrooz


With a deep background in scaling startups, technology, and financial services, Kyle is the founder of SoCal based SaaS/fintech company, Cloudvirga. At 25, he built one of the largest direct-to-consumer lending companies where he managed 500+ people and $7 billion in loan volume/year across 50 states.

– Entrepreneur Magazine's
"Top 25 Tech Entrepreneurs Under 40"
– Raised $100M+ in Venture Capital and Private Equity
– OC Innovator of the Year
– Fannie Mae Technology Advisory Board Member

Erika Bricky

Chief of Staff

Erika is Chief of Staff and comes from a broad tech background. With experience in recruiting, supply chain operations, marketing, and sales, she brings a fresh perspective to the Operate team. After attending UCLA, she helped optimize the New Product global supply chain at Palo Alto Networks during the biggest supply crisis of the last 20 years. Erika then moved to a health services startup to help build the sales organization to tackle several different verticals. There she specialized in Enterprise Relationship Management, while also focusing on training and development of her growing team. Erika is especially passionate about Go To Market strategy and Business Development.

Jason Whitt

Head of Operations/Growth & General Partner

– Serviz President/GM (acquired by Frontdoor - Nasdaq FTDR)
– ReachLocal SVP and board member (IPO)
– VantagePoint Ventures Partner ($4B+ VC fund)

Mallory Maske

Chief People Officer & General Partner

– Head of People @ListReports
– People & Culture @Rubicon (now Magnite)
– Middle School Teacher @TeachForAmerica (TFA)
– Masters @LMU