Management Team

Julie Wainwright
Chief Executive Officer, Founder and Chairperson

Julie Wainwright founded The RealReal, Inc. in March 2011 and has served as our Chief Executive Officer and the Chairperson of our board of directors since March 2011. Previously, Ms. Wainwright served as Chief Executive Officer of SmartNow.com, an online health and wellness company, from February 2008 to January 2011, as President and Chief Executive Officer of Bellamax, a photo-editing software company, from August 2003 to November 2006 and as Interim Chief Executive Officer of OntheFrontier, a firm providing strategic consulting for emerging growth countries, from 2001 to 2002. Prior to OntheFrontier, she served as Chief Executive Officer of Pets.com, an online pet supply company, from February 1999 to January 2001. Ms. Wainwright holds a B.S. in General Management from Purdue University.

Ms. Wainwright was selected to serve on our board of directors because of the perspective and experience she brings as our Chief Executive Officer and as the founder of The RealReal, Inc.

Robert Julian
Chief Financial Officer
Robert Julian has served as our Chief Financial Officer since October 2021. Mr. Julian joined The RealReal from Sportsman’s Warehouse, were he served as Executive Vice President and CFO for the outdoor sporting goods retailer. He has extensive experience helming finance organizations, having previously held CFO positions at Deluxe Entertainment Services Group, Callaway Golf, Lydall and Legrand North America. Mr. Julian holds an M.B.A. in Finance from University of Michigan and a B.A. in Finance from Michigan State University.
Rati Sahi Levesque
President
Rati Sahi Levesque has served as our President since March 2021. She previously served as Chief Operating Officer from 2019 to 2021, Chief Merchant from 2012 to 2019 and Director of Merchandise from 2011 to 2012. Prior to joining The RealReal, Inc., Ms. Levesque was the owner of Anica Boutique, a clothing boutique, from June 2005 to May 2011. Ms. Levesque holds a B.S. in Business Management Economics from the University of California, Santa Cruz.
Arnie Katz
Chief Product & Technology Officer

Arnie Katz has served as our Chief Product and Technology Officer since January 2021. Most recently, Mr. Katz was the Chief Product and Technology Officer for StubHub, where he modernized the company’s architecture. Prior to StubHub, Mr. Katz helped build Walmart.com’s online grocery business from the ground up and ran product and engineering for Walmart’s International business, accelerating growth across online grocery, general merchandise, fashion and financial services platforms in three countries. Mr. Katz holds an M.B.A from the University of Virginia's Darden Graduate School of Business Administration.

Todd Suko
Chief Legal Officer and Secretary

Todd Suko has served as our Chief Legal Officer and Secretary since May 2020. Mr. Suko joined The RealReal from OneMarket Limited, where he served as Chief Financial and Legal Officer. Prior to joining OneMarket, Mr. Suko spent nearly a decade at Harman International Industries, Inc., where he oversaw all legal affairs in his role as Executive Vice President and General Counsel. He previously served as Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary at UAP Holding Corp., overseeing its environmental health and safety and transportation functions. Earlier, he was in private practice at McKenna & Cuneo, LLP. Suko earned his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Virginia. He also served as an aviator in the United States Navy and retired as a Commander in the Navy Reserve.