2023 HW Finance Leader: David Eakes


David Eakes, chief financial officer at HomeLight, is responsible for all finance and administrative functions of the company. Eakes has over 25 years of experience in the finance, accounting and technology sectors, with leadership roles spanning public accounting, mergers and acquisitions, FP&A and investor relations across companies like Deloitte, Sun Microsystems and Oracle. 

Eakes’ passion for both finance and technology have led him to become HomeLight’s first-ever finance leader. Eakes is proud to work for a real estate technology platform like HomeLight. It incorporates technology to reduce unnecessary complexity and empower individuals to make one of the most important financial decisions in their life. In August of 2017, Eakes started at HomeLight as one of the first 50 employees and the company’s first full-time finance hire. Over the last five years, he has assisted in the expansion of HomeLight as the company acquired three individual businesses, increased its headcount from 50 to 500+ employees, grew annual revenue by 140+%, and developed his own mighty team of finance leaders to support the company’s exponential growth. Most recently, Eakes led HomeLight through three equity financing rounds and three debt financing rounds, bringing the company to a valuation of $1.7 billion.


David Eakes


Chief Financial Officer

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