Plunk appoints insurance and finance industry leaders Joan Woodward and Jeff Zajkowski as company directors
Prior to Travelers, Woodward worked at Goldman Sachs for ten years, where she was the founding executive director of the firm’s Global Markets Institute. She also spent 12 years in washington d.c., as Deputy Chief of Staff for the US Senate Finance Committee, Policy Director for the US Senate Governmental Affairs Committee, and Chief Economist for the US House of Representatives Budget Committee. One of Woodward’s major contributions to advocating for consumer financial well-being was the development and introduction of the Roth IRA.
“Providing Americans with greater access to home ownership and increased financial security has been one of my commitments throughout my career,” Woodward commented. “Plunk’s analyzes allow us to make significant progress towards realizing equity in housing.”
Jeff Zajkowski most recently he was Managing Director and Head of Equity Capital Markets, Americas for JP Morgan, where he advised issuer clients on equity financing alternatives in public, private and derivatives capital markets. Prior to joining JP Morgan, Zajkowski spent 12 years as a managing director at Goldman Sachs, where he also oversaw their equity-linked capital markets transactions.
“Residential real estate is the largest asset class in the world and yet it’s only recently gotten the full attention of Wall Street,” Zajkowski noted. “What excites me is that Plunk’s AI-powered approach delivers a new level of analytics that will fuel its adoption as a mainstream investment.”
“Joan and Jeff’s experience and insights are invaluable resources for our leadership team,” said Brian Lent, co-founder and CEO of Plunk. “Their guidance will certainly accelerate our ability to serve the insurance, credit and investment communities.”
Plunk is an advanced analytics company that is revolutionizing the way landlords, real estate experts and investors value and invest in residential real estate, through the next generation application of artificial intelligence, machine learning and image analysis.