Mike Travalini joined SMS Assist in February 2016 to focus on the company’s rapidly growing residential division. He joins SMS Assist from Waypoint Homes, where he served as the senior vice president of operations. Mr. Travalini oversaw the national repairs and maintenance department, which included a nationwide team of technicians responsible for maintaining the company’s portfolio of 17,000 homes and related customer service and technology initiatives.
Prior to Waypoint Homes, Mr. Travalini was the director of acquisitions at the Laramar Group, a Chicago-based residential owner and operator with more than 40,000 national apartment units. He began his career as an auditor in the real estate practice group at the Boston office of Ernst & Young LLP.
Mr. Travalini, a CPA, earned his MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management with concentrations in Real Estate and Finance. He earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Boston College. He serves on the leadership teams of the Kellogg Real Estate Alumni Club and the Chicago Real Estate Private Equity Group.