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.

Matt Gustke
Chief Financial Officer
Matt Gustke has served as our Chief Financial Officer since April 2013. Prior to joining The RealReal, Inc., Mr. Gustke served as the Chief Financial Officer and Head of Strategy at StubHub, an online ticket exchange company and subsidiary of eBay, an online marketplace and payments company, from January 2010 to April 2013. Mr. Gustke holds a B.S. in Finance and Entrepreneurial Management from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Rati Sahi Levesque
Chief Operating Officer
Rati Sahi Levesque has served as our Chief Operating Officer since April 2019 and served as our Chief Merchant from May 2012 to March 2019. Previously, Ms. Levesque served as our Director of Merchandise from May 2011 to May 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.
Fredrik Björk
Chief Technology Officer
Fredrik Björk has served as our Chief Technology Officer since May 2016. Previously, Mr. Björk served as our Vice President of Engineering from September 2013 to May 2016. Mr. Björk holds a B.S. in Information Technology from Rochester Institute of Technology.
Dana DuFrane
General Counsel
Dana DuFrane has served as our General Counsel since September 2018. Previously, she served as our Vice President, Legal from November 2015 to September 2018. Prior to joining The RealReal, Inc., Ms. DuFrane served as the General Counsel of Ecologic Brands, a sustainable packaging company, from July 2014 to August 2015 and as Counsel and Head of HR at Imergy Power Systems, an energy storage company, from December 2013 to August 2014. Ms. DuFrane was previously Assistant General Counsel at Sun Microsystems, a computer software and hardware company and subsidiary of Oracle Corporation, an enterprise technology company, from 2000 to 2006. Ms. DuFrane holds a B.A. in International Affairs from the University of Colorado, Boulder and a J.D. from Santa Clara University.
Paul Bieber
Head of Investor Relations
Paul Bieber has served as our Head of Investor Relations since January 2019. Prior to joining The RealReal, Mr. Bieber was a Director at Credit Suisse from July 2016 to June 2018 where he was a lead analyst covering ecommerce and online travel companies. Prior to Credit Suisse, Mr. Bieber was a Vice President at Bank of America Merrill Lynch from March 2010 to June 2016 covering internet and technology companies. Earlier in his career, Mr. Bieber held positions at Piper Jaffray, Deem and The Capital Group. Mr. Bieber graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a B.A. in History from Vassar College and holds an M.B.A. from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley.