Our Team

RealWired is a commercial real estate technology and consulting firm that is focused on streamlining the appraisal process by incorporating essential software programs. 

Brenda Dohring Hicks, MAI, Founder & CEO – Email Brenda Dohring Hicks LinkedIn Profile.

Brenda Dohring Hicks is founder and CEO of RealWired, a consulting and software company. RealWired’s premier product line includes; YouConnect, a web-based appraisal/environmental workflow and vendor management solution enabling lenders to automate and streamline their process, DataComp, the #1 in-house commercial comparable management software on the market today made by and for commercial real estate appraisers, Edge, a powerful report writing tool that integrates seamlessly with Word, Excel and DataComp, and Manager, a cloud-based commercial appraisal workflow application that can be accessed from any browser. Brenda’s mission is be sure RealWired is a “service company” that offers software to “streamline the commercial real estate process”. She is a frequent speaker focusing on the value of building “eco-systems” of cooperation and examining processes and technology’s role in enhancing communication to expedite growth.

Sunda Scanlon, Principal & Chief Technology Officer – Email Sunda Scanlon LinkedIn Profile.

Sunda has been the CTO of RealWired since 2018. She originally joined the team in 2006 as the SVP of Development and Implementation. She is responsible for the strategic vision and planning of product development and integrations for YouConnect, while developing infrastructure and operational strategies in emerging markets

Additionally, Sunda manages client support, training, and client services for YouConnect and Appraisal Suite. She possesses in-depth knowledge of the products and business processes of the company with 20 years of software development management experience. Before joining RealWired she was the VP, GM of Florical Systems, Inc., a global entity providing enterprise software solutions to automate television stations. In her spare time she enjoys off shore fishing and golf.

Jeff Hicks, MAI, President/Founder & Appraisal Suite Product Development – Email Jeff Hicks LinkedIn Profile.

Co-founder of the Dohring Group, a commercial real estate appraiser with expertise in office, retail, industrial, multifamily, lodging and special purpose property.  Our valuation team covers Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Polk, Hernando, Citrus, Manatee and Sarasota Counties.

Founder of RealWired providing YouConnect, a web-based, Software as a Service (SaaS) Appraisal and Vendor Management software that streamlines the appraisal workflow process for financial institutions. YouConnect handles appraisals, reviews, environmental due diligence and vendor management.

Jeff also involved in the development and marketing of our software solutions for commercial real estate appraisers. DataComp is our commercial comp database, Edge our commercial report writing application and Manager is our web-based appraisal workflow.

Heidi C. Lee, MAI, MRICS, AI-GRS, YouConnect Chief Compliance Consultant – Email Heidi Lee LinkedIn Profile.

“I spent 18 years enhancing appraisal department process to facilitate loan production, while protecting the bank safety and soundness through quality appraisal review. I will do the same for your bank, because I don’t know how to operate any other way.”

Review appraiser and appraisal consultant, Heidi Lee, is a seasoned commercial review appraiser for banks formerly at Whitney National Bank, a mid-sized financial institution of $11 billion. Whitney had a loan portfolio heavily concentrated in commercial lending, with a mix of commercial real estate, C&I loans, and business banking. Heidi founded Appraisal Review & Consultation to share with other financial institutions the skills and appraisal regulatory knowledge base she obtained over nearly two decades in Whitney’s appraisal department.

Barbara Phelps
Barbara Phelps, Director of Implementation – Email Barbara Phelps LinkedIn Profile.

As the Director of Implementation, Barbara ensures proper deployment and implementation of our software products including YouConnect, DataComp, Edge and Manager by providing clients with online implementation sessions to ensure they have a solid understanding of the product’s many capabilities. Additionally, she designs software support materials including: audio visual aids, computer training presentations and manuals.

Christine Olshesky
Christine Olshesky, VP, Client Services – Email Christine Olshesky LinkedIn Profile.

Christine is responsible for getting the word out that the YouConnect workflow management system is a fully vetted and secure platform that is a viable alternative to other existing systems in the marketplace. Christine is responsible for listening to and learning from our current and future clients regarding the use and practical application of the full capabilities of our YouConnect workflow management system. Christine works with the RealWired team to advance best practices and is also responsible for the expansion of the environmental due diligence capabilities within YouConnect. She has successfully merged her business risk knowledge and her technology skills to provide issue resolution and solution development. Christine joined RealWired in early 2018.

Scott Blinkhorn
Scott Blinkhorn, VP of Sales – Email Scott Blinkhorn LinkedIn Profile.

Scott is responsible for developing strategic plans that promote sales growth and customer satisfaction within our YouConnect product line. Scott has had much success in selling services to government and financial institutions throughout his career. He values the importance of building trusted relationships and doing what is best for his customers.

Scott, along with his wife and three little girls, enjoys traveling the world and taking in the treasures of our beautiful city of Tampa.

Will Monnery
Will Monnery, Sales Consultant – Email Will Monnery LinkedIn Profile.

Will is responsible for acquiring new clients. He works closely with Appraiser’s to continually improve their office productivity and consults with prospective clients on the ways they can enhance their efficiency with the best technology and procedures. Will is also involved with our YouConnect system, where he focuses on developing new relationships with Corporate Banks in Florida, who will move into using the YouConnect system.

In his spare time, you will find Will on the Rugby field competing in the Florida Rugby Union Competition for the Tampa Krewe Men’s team. Will also used to compete in the NCAA Men’s Golf division for the University of Tampa. Originally from New Zealand, Will has spent the majority of his last 5 years living here in Tampa.

Sarah Valle
Sarah Valle, Director of Customer Support – Email Sarah Valle LinkedIn Profile.

As the Director of Customer Support, Sarah works closely with clients to ensure customer satisfaction. She manages client setup, support, and consulting for all Appraisal Suite products including DataComp, Edge, and Manager. Sarah also manages the product testing, customizations, and enhancements for each product.

Sarah is currently attending college full time in order to further advance her I.T. knowledge. Though free time is sparse, when it is available she enjoys spending time with her family and reading.

Danielle Davis
Danielle Davis, Customer Support Specialist – Email Danielle Davis LinkedIn Profile.

As a Customer Support Specialist, Danielle uses a customer-centric view to ensure client satisfaction. She also works to provide client setup, support, and consulting for Appraisal Suite products including DataComp, Edge and Manager.

Danielle is a full-time student in addition to her work with RealWired. In her spare time, she enjoys attending live music shows and seeing productions at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts.

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