About Us

We have brought together a first-class team of real estate marketers, property management professionals, and technologists who are driven to improve renting for everyone.

We're a proud New York City Real Estate / Prop Tech company who has big aspirations and a great team spirit.

Meet the Team

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Frank Barletta
Frank Barletta
Chief Executive Officer
What do you do at UpTop?
I set the tempo and empower everyone else to achieve their goals
What is your favorite TV show?
Dragonball (the Japanese version)
What is something that is off-brand about you?
I was training to be a professional boxer, potentially for the golden gloves
What do you enjoy doing when you are not working?
Spending time with my family and playing sports and video games
What is your favorite place in the world?
I haven’t found it yet
What celebrity would you want to have a meal with?
Steve Kerr or Sean McVey
What drew you to UpTop?
The rental process is broken, so I am going to fix it
What is the first thing you would buy if you won the lottery?
A nicer wedding band for my wife
What songs are on your commute playlist?
Anything that motivates me
If you had to pick one age to be permanent, what would you choose?
27
What trend do you hope makes a comeback?
Flip phones
Brad Marder
Brad Marder
Chief Technology Officer
What do you do at UpTop?
I write code and make sure all the tech works
What is your favorite TV show?
Hannibal
What is something that is off-brand about you?
I like plants
What do you enjoy doing when you are not working?
Online gaming
What is your favorite place in the world?
The Hudson Valley, my home
What celebrity would you want to have a meal with?
Bill Nye
What drew you to UpTop?
The prospect of being my own boss and getting to reap the rewards of my hard work
What is the first thing you would buy if you won the lottery?
A private island
If you had to pick one age to be permanent, what would you choose?
Late 20s
Jonathan Foux
Jonathan Foux
Chief Marketing Officer
What do you do at UpTop?
I help market, support the operation, and assist with growth
What is your favorite TV show?
The Inbetweeners
What is something that is off-brand about you?
I am very into alligators and sharks
What do you enjoy doing when you are not working?
Studying
What is your favorite place in the world?
Miami
What celebrity would you want to have a meal with?
Zack Galifianakis
What drew you to UpTop?
Frank Barletta
What is the first thing you would buy if you won the lottery?
A new house
What songs are on your commute playlist?
Allez Allez Allez - Magic in the air
If you had to pick one age to be permanent, what would you choose?
24
What trend do you hope makes a comeback?
Yoyos
Travis Hardman
Travis Hardman
Chief Product Officer
What do you do at UpTop?
I manage the product
What is your favorite TV show?
Night Rider
What is something that is off-brand about you?
I am a ballroom dancer
What do you enjoy doing when you are not working?
Playing golf
What is your favorite place in the world?
Canyon Lands National Park in Utah
What celebrity would you want to have a meal with?
Paul Graham
What drew you to UpTop?
I like how audacious it is, trying to solve a problem that everyone knows is a problem but doesn’t think it could be solved
What is the first thing you would buy if you won the lottery?
Nothing
What songs are on your commute playlist?
80s pop
If you had to pick one age to be permanent, what would you choose?
5, with the mind of a 45-year-old
What trend do you hope makes a comeback?
TV show credits that feature every member of the cast weirdly smiling at the camera
Michael DeSutter
Michael DeSutter
Design Director
What do you do at UpTop?
I am responsible for the look and feel
What is your favorite TV show?
Game of Thrones
What is something that is off-brand about you?
I listen to rap music
What do you enjoy doing when you are not working?
Making art
What is your favorite place in the world?
Sunset Point Turkey Run State Park
What celebrity would you want to have a meal with?
Robert Frank
What drew you to UpTop?
I wanted to solve problems
What is the first thing you would buy if you won the lottery?
Louis Vuitton sneakers
What songs are on your commute playlist?
Top 40 rap
If you had to pick one age to be permanent, what would you choose?
32
What trend do you hope makes a comeback?
Slap bracelets
Yang Gu
Yang Gu
Growth Associate
What do you do at UpTop?
I sell stuff!
What is your favorite TV show?
Hostage
What is something that is off-brand about you?
My food bill is my most expensive bill
What do you enjoy doing when you are not working?
Traveling
What is your favorite place in the world?
Barcelona
What celebrity would you want to have a meal with?
Stewie Griffin
What drew you to UpTop?
Free snacks!
What is the first thing you would buy if you won the lottery?
A dog farm
What songs are on your commute playlist?
Charles Aznavour
If you had to pick one age to be permanent, what would you choose?
25
What trend do you hope makes a comeback?
I’m too young to answer that
Sophie Carrington
Sophie Carrington
Operation Specialist
What is your favorite TV show?
Beat Bobby Flay
What is something that is off-brand about you?
I listen to country music
What do you enjoy doing when you are not working?
Hanging out with my dog
What is your favorite place in the world?
Spain
What celebrity would you want to have a meal with?
Louis Hamilton
What drew you to UpTop?
I can bring my dog to work
What is the first thing you would buy if you won the lottery?
A trip around the world with Bowier (her dog)
What songs are on your commute playlist?
John Mayer
If you had to pick one age to be permanent, what would you choose?
30
What trend do you hope makes a comeback?
Lip smacker chapstick
Ahmad Ghumman
Ahmad Ghumman
Onboarding Specialist
What do you do at UpTop?
I onboard
What is your favorite TV show?
Seinfeld
What is something that is off-brand about you?
I walk 6-7 miles every day
What do you enjoy doing when you are not working?
Reading up on baseball
What is your favorite place in the world?
My bed
What celebrity would you want to have a meal with?
Mister Rogers
What drew you to UpTop?
I don’t say no to Frank
What is the first thing you would buy if you won the lottery?
A baseball team
What songs are on your commute playlist?
Hardcore 90s rock
If you had to pick one age to be permanent, what would you choose?
20
What trend do you hope makes a comeback?
Velour tracksuits
Jakob Gade
Jakob Gade
Senior Developer
What do you do at UpTop?
I write software
What is your favorite TV show?
Westworld
What is something that is off-brand about you?
I'm a metalhead
What do you enjoy doing when you are not working?
Watching movies
What is your favorite place in the world?
Anywhere near the ocean, cold or warm
What celebrity would you want to have a meal with?
Buzz Aldrin or Maynard James Keenan
What drew you to UpTop?
It is a tiny company with an awesome idea built with the best tech stack
What is the first thing you would buy if you won the lottery?
An Icon A5 aircraft
What songs are on your commute playlist?
Metal
If you had to pick one age to be permanent, what would you choose?
32
What trend do you hope makes a comeback?
Windows Phone (yes, seriously)
Hiro Narita
Hiro Narita
Junior Software Engineer
What do you do at UpTop?
I write code
What is your favorite TV show?
The Wire
What is something that is off-brand about you?
I like to golf
What do you enjoy doing when you are not working?
Golfing with my friends
What is your favorite place in the world?
New York
What celebrity would you want to have a meal with?
Joe Rogan
What drew you to UpTop?
I was looking for a place to learn how to code
What is the first thing you would buy if you won the lottery?
A Tesla
What songs are on your commute playlist?
Hip hop
If you had to pick one age to be permanent, what would you choose?
28
What trend do you hope makes a comeback?
Yoyos
Vincent Chee
Vincent Chee
Junior Software Engineer
What do you do at UpTop?
I code things
What is your favorite TV show?
Black Mirror
What is something that is off-brand about you?
I play basketball
What do you enjoy doing when you are not working?
Playing basketball
What is your favorite place in the world?
China
What celebrity would you want to have a meal with?
Elon Musk
What drew you to UpTop?
I was using Airbnb for apartments and came across UpTop in my apartment search
What is the first thing you would buy if you won the lottery?
Bitcoin
What songs are on your commute playlist?
Spotify
What trend do you hope makes a comeback?
Flip phones
Feroz Ashim
Feroz Ashim
QA Engineer
What do you do at UpTop?
Test! Test! Test!
What is your favorite TV show?
South Park
What is something that is off-brand about you?
I am not as quiet as I seem
What do you enjoy doing when you are not working?
Watching tv, chilling out
What is your favorite place in the world?
Guyana
What celebrity would you want to have a meal with?
Warren Buffet
What drew you to UpTop?
It opened my horizons and gave me new learning opportunities
What is the first thing you would buy if you won the lottery?
A house
What songs are on your commute playlist?
R&B, rap
If you had to pick one age to be permanent, what would you choose?
30
What trend do you hope makes a comeback?
Baseball caps
Julianna Korunovski
Julianna Korunovski
Human Resources
What do you do at UpTop?
I answer questions about the people stuff and the benefit, I reach out to get more people on the team and tell them how great it is
What is your favorite TV show?
The Americans
What do you enjoy doing when you are not working?
Hanging out with my family
What is your favorite place in the world?
Charleston
What celebrity would you want to have a meal with?
Paul Rudd
What drew you to UpTop?
The passion of knowing the business from the beginning. I am a landlord and the solution is even more exciting
What is the first thing you would buy if you won the lottery?
A big party for everyone with amazing gift bags
What songs are on your commute playlist?
Podcasts
If you had to pick one age to be permanent, what would you choose?
25
Younjae Lee
Younjae Lee
Junior Designer
What do you do at UpTop?
I help visualize and make a design for UpTop
What is your favorite TV show?
National Geographic
What is something that is off-brand about you?
A big food Instagrammer and I love taking pictures of my travels
What do you enjoy doing when you are not working?
I like to go to the gallery and exhibitions of contemporary art
What is your favorite place in the world?
Jeju Island, Korea
What celebrity would you want to have a meal with?
Maroon 5
What drew you to UpTop?
Challenging work
What is the first thing you would buy if you won the lottery?
A dress
What songs are on your commute playlist?
Billie Eilish
If you had to pick one age to be permanent, what would you choose?
25
What trend do you hope makes a comeback?
Bellbottom jeans
Ronnie Riven
Ronnie Riven
Head of Finance
What do you do at UpTop?
I oversee the Company’s finances
What is your favorite TV show?
The Sopranos
What do you enjoy doing when you are not working?
Spending time with my wife
What is your favorite place in the world?
Bali
What celebrity would you want to have a meal with?
Jerry Seinfeld
What drew you to UpTop?
Frank’s vision and the enormous opportunity in the marketplace
What is the first thing you would buy if you won the lottery?
A present for my wife
What songs are on your commute playlist?
Podcasts
If you had to pick one age to be permanent, what would you choose?
25
What trend do you hope makes a comeback?
Life before social media

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