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Own The Key

Own The Key provides a path to home ownership through tools, expertise and our proprietary process which leverages a mortgage connection.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Financial Services
  • Location Troy, MI, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Employees 2011
  • Website

Company Summary

Own The Key helps credit challenged home buyers navigate the purchase process and qualification requirements through the use of online tools and a proprietary coaching process. 30% of today's home buyers can't qualify for a mortgage and mortgage and real estate companies provide little assistance for unqualified buyers. Own The Key offers these buyers a single solution to manage their credit & finances, qualify for a mortgage and find a property.


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    Chris Forte
    Founder & CEO

    Entrepreneur at heart: Founder, co-founder and key contributor to four start-ups, one of which grew to $60M in revenue, three of which achieved highly-successful exits. Bring an owner's perspective, focus on enterprise value creation and firing-line-tested business acumen through experience with full P& L responsibility for multiple businesses and business models.

    In- depth experience in and understanding of the residential real estate busines

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    Chris Meerschaert
    VP Business Development

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    Adam Grech

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    Jon Moises
    EVP Product Development & Marketing

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    Allen Wolff


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    Jeff Lehrer, DLA Piper