About Us | ApartmentAdvisor

Our Story

ApartmentAdvisor was founded by the folks who brought you TripAdvisor (NASDAQ TRIP) and CarGurus (NASDAQ CARG) and looks to bring transparency to the process of searching for your next apartment. ApartmentAdvisor won’t just assist you in finding an apartment but will help you find the right apartment. ApartmentAdvisor is based in Cambridge, MA and is hiring.

Our Team


Tom Gilmore
CEO/co-founder

Previously founder and CEO of FloridaRentals. Gilmore founded and eventually sold VacationHomeRentals to TripAdvisor where he remained as General Manager of property rentals until founding FloridaRentals. Previously, Gilmore worked at Goldman Sachs. Gilmore holds an MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management as well as a BA from Dartmouth College.

Langley Steinert
Chairman/co-founder

Currently Executive Chairman/Founder of CarGurus (Nasdaq CARG) a leading global automotive marketplace, helping millions of shoppers find great car deals and connect with top-rated dealers. Prior to founding CarGurus, Steinert was co-founder and Chairman of TripAdvisor, Inc. an online travel marketplace. He also held management roles at Viaweb (sold to Yahoo! Inc.) Steinert holds an MBA from the Tuck School at Dartmouth College and a BA from Georgetown University.

Josh Arnold
CTO/co-founder

Previously Director of data science at MineralTree, Arnold was also a principal software engineer at Jobcase and TripAdvisor. Arnold holds a BS in mathematics from Harvard University.

Oliver Chrzan
Advisor/co-founder

Previously CTO at CarGurus, Chrzan is currently involved in research around using data mining/crowdsourcing to learn about autism spectrum disorder. Chrzan holds a BS in computer science from Cornell University.

Russ Pengelly
VP Business Development

Previously Director of Business Development and National Accounts at Zillow Rentals, Pengelly has recently served as VP Sales at Anyone Home, Inc. and Director of National Accounts at Zumper, Inc. He is currently the Chairperson of the Supplier Partner Alliance for the National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC), a Board Member of the Washington Multifamily Housing Council and past Executive Member-at-Large of the National Supplier Council for the National Apartment Association. Pengelly holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia.