Meet Our Executive Leadership Team

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Duane Andrews

CEO

In 2000, Duane Andrews founded REONetwork.com with the purpose of helping REO asset managers efficiently connect with real estate professionals. Two decades later, that people-centric focus has built Clear Capital into a leadership position in valuations, real estate analytics, and innovative platform services.

As CEO of Clear Capital, Duane works alongside 1,400 dedicated “nice people” to provide valuable services for nearly all of the top 100 U.S. lenders and nearly every mortgage investor — including the GSEs — while exceeding $200 million in annual revenue.

Duane earned a bachelor's degree from Biola University and an MBA in real estate finance from the University of Southern California. He obtained his CPA certificate while working at KPMG. He and his wife, Becky, live in Incline Village, Nevada on the shore of Lake Tahoe. Duane enjoys golf, skiing, auto racing, and triathlons.

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Ron Rowan

Chief Financial Officer

As CFO, Ron oversees the accounting, financial planning and analysis, treasury and tax functions at Clear Capital. He delivers timely and optimal answers for the company’s customers, teams and leadership, while instilling confidence and clarity in their daily and long term decision making.

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Kenon Chen

Executive Vice President, Corporate Strategy

Kenon’s background in technology, music, and consulting has led to a unique career infusing creativity and passion into solving challenging business problems. His curiosity and entrepreneurial focus on intuitive, people-friendly solutions have brought financial technology to market that has transformed the valuation space.

As head of corporate strategy, Kenon sits at the intersection of our executive, product, marketing, and sales teams, guiding our growth and ensuring we deliver consistent and long-term value to our customers and partners. Since the beginning of Clear Capital, Kenon has developed and launched some of our most forward-looking solutions, including ClearProp and ClearCollateral.

After honing his engineering and tech leadership skills in San Francisco as a director of technology for Roundpeg, Kenon was introduced to the mortgage industry in the early 2000s leading tech projects for a large lender. Clear Capital's unique culture and growth have provided the perfect opportunity to continue to create a greater impact within fintech and proptech alike.

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Helge Hukari

Chief Administrative Officer & General Counsel

As Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel, Helge Hukari leads the company’s compliance department, as well as oversees all legal matters, including corporate governance, intellectual property, litigation, privacy and regulatory affairs. Additionally, he is responsible for ensuring that Clear Capital continues to grow within the industry while adhering to regulatory rules and compliance guidelines.

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Luke Frederick

Executive Vice President, Customer Experience

In 2002, Luke joined Clear Capital as a key team member to help develop the vision that propelled Clear Capital to its status as the leader in the appraisal management industry it is known as today.

Now, with more than 20 years of experience, Luke regularly cultivates his passion: making the most of every experience for both internal and external stakeholders. Together with his talented leadership team, he builds highly-skilled teams, vendor networks, processes, and infrastructure to scale the business all while delivering industry-leading performance and customer experience.

Luke wears many hats in his role as Executive Vice President of Customer Experience. In addition to overseeing our Customer Success and Customer Support Departments, Luke also serves as the executive leader and champion for the Broker Price Opinion Operations and Mobile Technology Operation departments.

Luke and his teams exemplify core value number one – wherever it leads, wherever it takes – by consistently going wherever it leads and doing whatever it takes to deliver and support Clear Capital’s broad range of valuation products and services.

Luke is a graduate in biochemistry at the University of New Hampshire and holds his MBA from the University of Southern California. Luke met his wife while skiing at Palisades Tahoe Resort. They share their love of the outdoors and adventurous spirits with their son and daughter. “Team Frederick” can be spotted enjoying a local trail for a hike or mountain bike ride, skiing in the Sierra mountains, or on a whitewater rafting excursion somewhere in the West.

Luke wears many hats in his role as Executive Vice President of Customer Experience. In addition to overseeing our Customer Success and Customer Support Departments, Luke also serves as the executive leader and champion for the Broker Price Opinion Operations and Mobile Technology Operation departments.

Mei Ling

Executive Vice President, Engineering

As Executive Vice President of Engineering, Mei leads Clear Capital’s engineering team – keeping the business on the cutting edge of innovation to improve the lives of lenders, appraisers, and homebuyers alike.

Mei’s impressive 20-year track record has made her adept at leading global engineering teams that deliver top-tier solutions across a variety of industries. Prior to joining the Clear Capital team, Mei honed her skills at companies like Punchh, Shopify, Office Depot, Motorola, and others. Mei’s passion for creating equality and inclusion that empowers women in technology is essential in her leadership philosophy. Mei has a Master’s degree and pursued a PhD in computer science at Florida Atlantic University. She is also an Amazon Web Services(AWS) certified Solutions Architect Professional and Cloud Practitioner.

When she’s not in the office, you can find Mei spending time with her daughter, out hiking, swimming, and reading books about medicine and healthcare.

Clear Capital Vice President of Valuations Jeff Allen

Jeff Allen

Executive Vice President, Innovation Labs

Leading Clear Capital's appraisal process, Jeff Allen is focusing on re-engineering how appraisals are manufactured and modernizing the valuation industry. Jeff leads internal teams in the development of analytics and data aggregation tools aimed at increasing quality and efficiency around appraisal reports, as well as vetting emerging technology from outside the sector. Previously, Jeff worked with CoreLogic and RELS Valuation in varying senior leadership positions.

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Kevin Raney

Executive Vice President, Appraisal Services Group

Kevin’s career in the mortgage industry began when he started his own company in college, working as an appraiser, mortgage broker, and real estate broker. Since then, his leadership and more than 40 years of work in the industry has created value at some of the largest mortgage lenders and servicers, credit unions, and valuation providers including PHH Corporation, GMAC Mortgage, Altisource, and Xome.

As head of Clear Capital’s Appraisal Services Group (ASG), Kevin ensures we go wherever it leads and do whatever it takes to deliver our storied appraisal and field valuation performance to our customers. He is committed to helping advance the modernization of the appraisal and valuation industry, combining innovation, technology, creative problem-solving, and a great team.

Kevin and his wife have lived in Illinois, Iowa, Texas, Pennsylvania, Missouri and Indiana, and have moved back to California to join our Roseville office. Outside of work, he enjoys golf, reading, hiking, and taking care of their dog, Ella.