Creating modern tools
for expert-level appraisers

We are a leading technology company full of math enthusiasts, with a focus on bringing modern solutions to the appraisal industry. Aloft was born in 2021, funded by some of the nation's premier venture capital firms.

Aloft is uniquely positioned to develop technology, since we have our own national appraisal firm with over 50 appraisers serving lenders in 12 states. Our technology is conceived by appraisers, built by on-staff engineers, and field-tested by working appraisers.

Our Leadership

Travis Soukup

Founder and CEO

Travis founded Aloft in 2021 with a vision of making a better home valuation experience for everyone. With his entrepreneurial spirit and deep industry knowledge, Travis has led Aloft to become a disruptive force in the real estate industry.

Hansel Dobbs

Chief Appraiser and Head of Valuation

As Chief Appraiser, Hansel is responsible for Aloft's quality control, compliance, and appraisal escalations. His focus is real estate technology and product development to support company goals of valuation modernization. Hansel previously held positions at Consolidated Analytics, Radian and Bank of America and has extensive field appraising experience across North Texas.

Heather Sullivan

Head of Learning and Development

Heather spearheads an array of educational initiatives . Her efforts focus on cultivating the development of the next generation of appraisers and enhancing the skills and expertise of the current workforce. Heather is an AQB Certified USPAP Instructor and plays a pivotal role in shaping industry standards as a member of The Appraisal Foundation's Appraisal Standards Board.

Avinash Joshi

Head of Product

As Head of Product, Avi oversees product design and development by Aloft’s Seattle-based technology team. He collaborates closely with appraisal and technology professionals to devise software innovations that uniquely address industry needs. Prior to joining Aloft, Avi held various product management roles at Amazon.

Tim Beard

Head of Finance

Tim is responsible for Aloft’s financial and accounting operations. Earlier in his career, Tim spent more than a decade as an investment banker with several bulge bracket Wall Street firms and advised a wide range of technology clients on capital raising and M&A transactions. Prior to Aloft, Tim held CFO roles at several private technology companies.

John Jenkins

Head of Operations

As Head of Operations, John fosters team growth and cultivates strategic partnerships to drive organizational success at every level. John leverages his experience scaling operational teams to guide the appraisal production, customer support, and operational recruiting teams to deliver exceptional and consistent customer experiences.

Jordan Yentzer

Head of IT

As Head of IT, Jordan is responsible for the management and scaling of Aloft's technology infrastructure, adapting to evolving business requirements, and cultivating strong vendor partnerships. With a background in supporting rapidly growing technology startups, Jordan leverages expertise in IT strategy to optimize operations and drive organizational success.

By the way...

We’re Hiring

Join Our Team!

Aloft Appraisal is a national appraisal firm (not an AMC) and a technology leader in the industry. We currently serve lenders in 12 states; our goal is sea-to-shining-sea coverage! If you're a Certified appraiser looking for a flexible position with a tech-oriented company that is 100% devoted to appraisers, this is your lucky day. Let's talk!

  • Fully Flexible Role
  • Pro-Appraiser Compensation
  • Community + Coaching
  • Increased Order Volume
  • Less Administrative
  • Best Tech Tools
  • Improved Quality
  • E&O Included
  • Aloft Free Training and CE
  • Free Subscription to Appraiser Toolkit
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