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HomeX is a company that transforms the way people love their homes. We blend modern technology with the core services that make home ownership easy, comfortable and extraordinary. We see ourselves as the dependable everyday heroes that anticipate, resolve and manage ongoing home needs so that our consumers may have the freedom to enjoy what is most important in life, worry free.
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MANAGEMENT TEAM
Michael Werner
MICHAEL WERNER
FOUNDER & CEO
A long-time entrepreneur and strategist, Michael founded HomeX based on the belief that taking care of your home should be easy and delightful. In addition to leading the Home Experience team, he is the Chairman of the Lymphoma Research Foundation, the world’s largest non-profit focused exclusively on eradicating lymphoma and serving those touched by the disease. From 2002-2016, Michael was the President and CEO of Globe Union Group Inc. and previously, he was President of his family’s business, Werner Ladder Co. He is a Director of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and serves on several industry and non-profit boards. Michael holds a BS and MA from Stanford University.
Mike Smith
MIKE SMITH
CO-FOUNDER, CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Michael is a senior executive with experience leading finance, operations, and transactions in public, private and professional services companies. Prior to joining HomeX, Michael was the CFO of National Pasteurized Eggs, which he helped sell to Post Foods, a strategic buyer. Previously, Michael has also held roles in private equity at Mesirow Financial, Apogent Technologies, and Smith Bucklin. Currently, Michael provides University of Chicago students with career counseling. He received his MBA from the University of Chicago and is a CPA.
Russ Patterson
RUSS PATTERSON
CO-FOUNDER, VICE-PRESIDENT & CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER
Russ joins HomeX with over 24 years of experience developing web solutions, leading teams and delivering results. Formerly the COO and Director of Product Management for eBay Canada, Russ spent 15 years at eBay in a variety of product management and leadership roles, co-managed a billion dollar Canadian business, and earned a reputation as an outstanding people manager and leader. Prior to joining eBay, Russ held roles with a number of startups. In addition to his role as CTO, Russ leads HomeX Labs, our new software development center in Toronto, Canada.
Stephanie Werner
STEPHANIE WERNER
CO-FOUNDER, HEAD OF STRATEGY, INTERIM CMO
Stephanie has a background in strategic consulting specializing in innovation, brand and marketing strategy, growth strategy, and consumer experience. Before joining HomeX, Stephanie served as an operating partner in an early-stage CPG incubator. She has also spent several years as a strategy consultant, both independently and at Prophet, a management consulting firm focused on growth, brand, and marketing strategy. Stephanie holds a BA and an MBA from Stanford University.
Mike Baxter
MIKE BAXTER
CO-FOUNDER, CHIEF ARCHITECT
With over 20 years experience as a technology leader building innovative and state-of-the art solutions, Mike is a change agent and problem solver with a passion for technology and is skilled in grasping the big picture, architecting the most innovative solutions and successfully building cutting edge technologies for major brands in multiple industries including finance, travel, payments and now home services. Mike’s success extends beyond just envisioning the solutions but also in building and motivating some of the most talented and highly focused teams in technology.
DENNIS DONOVAN
CO-FOUNDER, VICE-PRESIDENT
Dennis has nearly 20 years of continued and progressive experience in the Home Services, Energy and Financial Services Space. From 1999 to 2012, Dennis worked at Nicor, Inc. in their deregulated energy and home services division serving in several management and strategic roles culminating as a Vice President of Retail Operations. In 2012, Dennis took leadership role at Direct Energy with their Home Services Division, in his last capacity as General Manager & Executive Director of Home Services. In 2017, Dennis joined the HomeX management team as Co-Founder and Vice President where he services as a Principal. Through a graduate fellowship, Dennis earned a M.S. in economics from Illinois State University.
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