Matt Holmes, Founder / CEO
Matt came from a real estate investing background before launching handshakin.com back in 2014.
After learning how to buy real estate assets, improve them, and rent them out for monthly income, Matt wanted to do the same thing, but online.
His favorite part of working at Handshakin is having the opportunity to learn more about other cultures and meet and hang out with the fully remote and outsourced team once or twice per year, all as they work together to build highly valuable online assets.
Uzzel has worked for Handshakin since the early days, Uzzel worked with Matt back during his first company, Holmes Real Estate Group. Back then, Matt and Uzzel were renting physical real estate and increasing the value of their assets.
Today, Matt and Uzzel develop online assets and rent out the monthly value with the help of the SEO and sales teams. Each of Handshakin's online assets provide value to contractors by capturing the information of leads searching for concrete, roofing, and window tinting quotes in US cities in between 100,000 to 500,000 in population.
Before joining Handshakin', Hazzel worked with different companies in the industry of Web Development, Travel, Market Research and Real Estate. Unlike previous companies she have worked with, Hazzel claims that Handshakin is a tightly-knit team who works closely together to achieve the goals for the individuals first, and the the company.
One of her favorite things about working with Handshakin' is that she has the liberty to speak her mind and brainstorm new ideas or feedback.
Russel previously was working in market research for the past 5 years. She has dealt with mystery shoppers on how to evaluate different stores in the US. She also has some experience price auditing
Before joining Handshakin, she also worked in the real estate industry where she would do surveys over the phone.
Russel's favorite thing about working at Handshakin is she can work remotely and is able to meet new friends and hang out with her colleagues during team retreats.
Venus is an SEO specialist who works to enhance the online presence for businesses to take advantage of dynamic conditions and unique platform of opportunities.
Before starting working with Handshakin, Venus spent over 3 years as an SEO specialist, Gsuite Administrator and Project Manager for an Australian Digital Marketing Agency.
Venus is very happy to work for Handshakin as she was able to achieve her dreams to become a digital nomad, having a work/life balance and to be able to work with amazing and supportive teammates.