2024 Rising Star: Sean Soderstrom

Sean Soderstrom

Sean Soderstrom is helping brokerages to compete more effectively. As co-founder and CEO he leads Courted — an AI-powered agent recruiting & retention platform — that allows brokerages to get better growth results in less time and fewer resources. The platform allows brokerages of all sizes to better compete in the competitive market for attracting and supporting real estate agents

Soderstrom brings an incredible amount of domain expertise — having led Compass’ national expansion and growth teams from 2014 to 2017, a critical time in that company’s growth trajectory. He also spent seven years at McKinsey & Company, most recently as an associate partner and co-lead of the firm’s real estate practice, advising brokerage, portal and investor executive teams on strategy and technology development. Soderstrom is a close and trusted adviser to his brokerage customer executive teams and is often on stage as a thought leader at top industry conferences.

Soderstrom has cultivated a unique culture of trust and excellence within Courted that has resulted in tremendous success for the company, while maintaining a small & highly motivated team of researchers, designers, product managers, data scientists, software developers and go-to-market professionals.

What is one thing you would tell a younger version of yourself?

Feel empowered to go and have a swing at the entrepreneurial endeavors early. I spent years in a very structured environment at McKinsey, ostensibly collecting gold stars for my resume, before taking the leap to co-found Courted with some highly talented colleagues.


Sean Soderstrom




Co-founder & CEO

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