2021 HW Rising Star: Bobby Burns

Bobby Burns

As vice president of product management at OJO Labs, Bobby Burns is ushering in a new level of transparency to the real estate industry. Over the last two years, Burns has spearheaded the development of the real estate industry’s first and only end-to-end platform for home buying and selling, providing support to consumers and real estate partners alike. A customer experience visionary, Burns has championed the company’s personalized experiences, relentlessly innovating to better serve consumer needs and preferences through solutions like Top Matches, which delivers effectual home recommendations throughout the OJO Labs platform.

Throughout his tenure at the company, Burns has led the development of unprecedented products and experiences to address systemic issues directly and help consumers overcome barriers within the home-buying journey with personalized guidance and support. With his commitment to transparency and bold approach to innovation, Burns embodies the OJO Labs purpose, which is to empower every homebuyer and seller — no matter their race, class, or gender — to find the right home for them.

What is the best piece of advice you ever received?
“The best computer science teacher that I ever had would say: ‘First, do the difficult. The impossible only takes a few more lines of code.’”


Bobby Burns




VP, Product Management

Company Name:

OJO Labs

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