Director of Research Evan Sauer is one of PeerStreet’s earliest employees, and he has had a tremendous impact on the company since joining in 2016.
Sauer began his career at PeerStreet as one of the company’s most experienced underwriters, and quickly took on varied roles including spearheading new and existing lender relationships, building out the company’s cash management infrastructure, piloting new products and guiding underwriting standards and processes. Most notably, Sauer created the company’s fastest growing product ever – Residential for Rent loans, which resulted in more than $120 million in loans submitted to the company’s platform. Last year, Sauer independently assumed responsibility for idea generation, market research and credit box development for this product. While Sauer continues to lead the Residential for Rent program and act as its product manager, he has also facilitated, motivated and coordinated contributions from marketing, product, underwriting and relationship management teams across the organization.
“Perspective: gaining it, expanding it and challenging it has always been a key difference maker for me. It is what allows me to be calm under pressure, or try to achieve longer term results when faced with immediate problems.”