About Us

Our goal is to create great real estate experiences between agents and clients. We’ve been connecting agents and clients together since 2005, and have helped sell over $6.3 billion in real estate.


Daniel Yarlett, CEO

As Chief Executive Officer, Daniel oversees the day-to-day operation of ReferralExchange and its overall strategic direction. His areas of expertise include business optimization, people management, the use of technology to deliver class-leading business and consumer experiences, analytics and data science. Daniel holds a Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology from Stanford University, where his research focused on statistical aspects of language acquisition; an M.Sc. in Artificial Intelligence from Edinburgh University; and a B.A. in Philosophy from Cambridge University.

Myron Lo, Strategy

As Chief Strategy Officer, Myron oversees all Business Development and Strategy for the company. Previously, he was responsible for product and marketing innovation at ZipRealty, at the time, the nation’s largest internet-based real estate brokerage. Myron started his career in consulting at Andersen Consulting. He received a B.S. in Managerial Economics from UC Davis and an M.B.A. from the University of Southern California. Myron enjoys spending time with his family—including his two sons.

Tom Monaghan, Sales and Operations

Tom’s role as VP of Sales and Operations has him overseeing all of the servicing and recruiting efforts for ReferralExchange. Previously, he worked for Bella Pictures and ING Direct. He specializes in team building and process development, with a focus on providing a high level of service. He has a B.A. in English from the University of Delaware and, when not working, spends his time traveling, reading, and practicing archery.

Robert Kassees, Product

As Vice President of Product, Robert oversees all Product Management for the company. Previously, Robert worked in the biotech research industry for companies like Roche and Genentech. He has a BA in Biology from the University of Delaware and an MBA from Duke University. Rob is also a lifelong musician who loves to travel every chance he gets.

Sangraal Aiken, Technology

As VP of Engineering, Sangraal oversees our engineering team and development processes. Previously, Sangraal led teams and developed technologies across multiple industries. He was lured away from the College of Engineering & Applied Science at CU Boulder for the opportunities of the San Francisco Bay Area during the first dot-com boom in the late 90's. Getting his start in real estate for ZipRealty, and later for a variety of prominent companies in media, advertising, finance, and fashion. Currently, he enjoys beer and wine-making, cooking, photography, and spending time with his wife and two daughters.

Manuel Contreras, Finance

As VP of Finance, Manuel oversees the company's overall financial activities, including controllership, tax, treasury, corporate financial planning and analysis, internal auditing, real estate, and accounting for ReferralExchange. Manuel has a B.A. in Economics from UC Santa Cruz. In his free time, Manuel enjoys traveling, spending time with his family, and barbecuing with his friends.

Board Members

Scott Olsen, Executive Chairman of the Board

As Executive Chairman of the Board, Scott helps lead the strategic development of ReferralExchange. Previously, Scott worked at several firms in equity research, investment banking and venture capital. Scott has a B.S. in Business Administration from UC Berkeley, and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago. He is an avid outdoorsman and sailor.

Ali Hamed, Founder

As founder, Ali sits on the board and helps lead the strategic development of the company. Previously, Ali designed and developed integrated computer systems for both commercial and government clients. Ali has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from UC Davis, and enjoys running, photography, and weekends at the batting cages.

Our Network

ReferralExchange makes great real estate experiences happen by referring home buyers and sellers who are ready to act to qualified real estate agents who meet our high standards.

Agent-to-agent referrals

ReferralExchange.com is the premier agent-to-agent and broker-to-broker referral network in the real estate industry. We enable agents to create new referral income from leads they choose not to work, and make personal referrals easier.


TopAgentsRanked.com is our consumer-direct website that was started with the simple idea that finding the best real estate agent in your area shouldn’t be difficult. By answering a few questions, we can match buyers and sellers with the best local agents who fit their needs.

Our Agent Network

Our agent network includes over 140,000 top-performing agents covering 100% of the U.S. and Canada.

Most of our agents have more than 8 years experience, have more than $5 million in sales or have 20 real estate transactions in the last 12 months.


Great people. Supportive environment.

We offer a fun, collaborative workplace, with a team that is dedicated to connecting consumers to the best local real estate agents through a combination of technology and customer support.

We are very proud to say that we were a finalist for "Best Employer in Sacramento” in 2016, 2017, 2018, & 2019. We have received 5-star reviews on numerous career websites, and have a 93/100 employee engagement score.

We are an energetic and passionate team of 150 employees working out of 2 offices that welcomes input, values innovation, and gives you a chance to learn and grow.

Keep Learning

We support you in staying on top of your craft. We’ll even help you get your real estate license.

  • Competitive salary with a generous bonus or commission structure
  • Flexible work hours
  • 3 weeks paid vacation
  • Health, dental, and vision benefits
  • Unlimited snacks and drinks
  • Regularly catered lunches
  • Our San Francisco office is near BART and MUNI stops
  • Our Rancho Cordova office is near SacRT stops
  • Rancho Cordova is a modern campus w/ free gym access, volleyball courts, redwood park w/ walking paths and Zagster bikes
Our Recruitment Team

Courtney DeShields

Tech Positions

Our development positions offer a fast-paced environment with plenty of opportunity to build exciting technologies. All of our sites are built on Ruby on Rails, and we are constantly building new features into our proprietary CRM platform. We push code every day, which means you will never be bored.

Sales Positions

We offer real estate agents the opportunity to become part of our ‘sending referrals’ network. Our professional sales team is growing rapidly and could use both experienced sales performers as well as talented newcomers.

Operations & Customer Support positions

We look for service-minded individuals to join our operations and customer support teams that are passionate about offering a white glove experience to all of our customers - home buyers, home sellers, and real estate agents. Additionally we are looking for strong sales closers who are serious about their career.

Life at ReferralExchange

We are continuing our dynamic growth and are looking to strengthen our teams and onboard future leaders.

Current Openings