We are innovators with decades of industry experience and a deep commitment to both agents and their clients—in elevating the transparency and accountability of the real estate journey.

Our investors and advisors are also our customers, incorporating Rayse into the everyday practice of a network of more than 300,000 agents.

Together we are leading a shared call for change—honoring and valuing the expertise that resides in our industry and determines the most meaningful investments of people's lives.

Team

James Dwiggins

President & Cofounder

James Dwiggins is the president of Rayse. He is also the CEO of NextHome and has been in the real estate franchise business since 2006. James is third-generation in the real estate space; his grandfather started a brokerage in 1967. Prior to franchising, James cofounded VREO, developer of groundbreaking enterprise-level internet applications for agents and brokers. VREO pioneered biometric signature software for paperless transactions and garnered numerous industry accolades, including the coveted Inman Innovator Award for breakthrough technologies. Previously, James cofounded USA Virtual Tours, which he helped grow nationally until its acquisition in 2001. James speaks regularly at industry events and is a frequent media expert on real estate. He has been featured as a RISMedia Newsmaker and on the Swanepoel Power 200 list. Franchise Business Review recognized him as the leader of the number-one real estate franchise (and number-one across industries) in owner satisfaction for three years in a row. James is also a cohost of the popular Real Estate Insiders Unfiltered Podcast.

Christine Jacobson

Cofounder

Christine Jacobson brings to Rayse deep executive entrepreneurial leadership and more than 20 years of creative branding, marketing, business strategy and product technology experience. Her successes in launching companies that have transformed the consumer real estate experience include cofounding NextHome and scaling the pioneering AI-powered OJO Labs across 48+ markets in under three years. Christine started her career in real estate as a top-producing agent, closing $50 million in four years. Her work is always rooted in building relatable, genuine connection and joyful, meaningful impact on people's lives.

Christian Dwiggins

Vice President & Cofounder

Christian Dwiggins serves as the Vice President at Rayse, bringing a one-of-a-kind blend of creative and technical prowess to the table. His diverse skill set encompasses film and music production, digital marketing, data analysis, consumer insights, product design, and collaborative team building. Christian's expertise spans a broad spectrum, from crafting strategic initiatives and fostering partnerships that propel SaaS solutions forward to overseeing remote teams with precision. His track record includes orchestrating meticulous go-to-market strategies and product operations. In addition to his corporate achievements, Christian is a Grammy award-winning team member with a background in tactical satellite communications from his time in the U.S. Marine Corps.

Robert Jericho

VP of Revenue Operations

Robert Jericho is an experienced executive leader with over 3 decades of experience focused on business growth (8-figure valuation) through innovation, service, and consumer focused operations. He understands the unique needs of clients and customers to enhance existing products and services. Robert's previous experience is with independent real estate brokerages, mortgage companies, software development, and professional services.

Tom Shively

Head of Client Success

Tom Shively is a Customer Success and Marketing leader who specializes in SaaS engagement through visual storytelling, which has helped people in the proptech industry understand how personality and technology not only work together, but thrive. He has built CS, Training and Engagement departments at several industry leading startups to engage users and drive revenue. Often referred to as “The guy with the voice” Tom is an expert in creating lasting relationships, go-to-market strategies, and roll out plans for the largest real estate brokerages in the country. He brings his skills and enthusiasm to help Rayse the real estate industry.

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Art Carter

CEO CRMLS

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CEO Stellar MLS

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